139 episodes

The State Bar of Texas Podcast is a monthly show featuring news and discussions relevant to the legal profession, from the latest industry trends and caselaw to practice tips and State Bar programs. Host Rocky Dhir, attorney and CEO of Dallas-based Atlas Legal Research, invites thought leaders and innovators to share their insight and knowledge on what matters to practitioners.

State Bar of Texas Podcast Legal Talk Network

    • Government
    • 4.8 • 26 Ratings

The State Bar of Texas Podcast is a monthly show featuring news and discussions relevant to the legal profession, from the latest industry trends and caselaw to practice tips and State Bar programs. Host Rocky Dhir, attorney and CEO of Dallas-based Atlas Legal Research, invites thought leaders and innovators to share their insight and knowledge on what matters to practitioners.

    What 2021 Meant for Texas Appellate Law

    What 2021 Meant for Texas Appellate Law

    Happy New Year! To ring in 2022, host Rocky Dhir welcomes Warren W. Harris and Kirsten Castañeda to look back at 2021 appellate law happenings and explore the lessons to be learned. Warren and Kirsten discuss topics from their recent appellate law articles for the Texas Bar Journal and offer guidance for attorneys on current issues. 
    Warren W. Harris is a partner in Bracewell in Houston, where he heads the firm’s Appellate Practice Group. 
    Kirsten Castañeda is an attorney with Alexander Dobose Jefferson LLC.
     
    Special thanks to our sponsor, Clio.

    • 41 min
    Honing Your Virtual Presence

    Honing Your Virtual Presence

    Every lawyer hopes to present themselves as poised and intelligent, but some struggle to put their best foot forward when engaging clients or fellow professionals online, especially in video communications. Elisabeth Steele is here to help! Host Rocky Dhir welcomes Elisabeth to walk lawyers through the elements of effective virtual presence and communication. She shares tips on: cultivating connection and authenticity for your audience; setting up a workspace that minimizes distractions; and, enhancing your credibility and authority in online interactions. 
    Elisabeth Steele Hutchison is a faculty specialist at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Center for Teaching Excellence. She coaches attorneys, faculty, and remote leaders to communicate well on video.
    Special thanks to our sponsor, Clio.

    • 34 min
    New Innovations! — The Advertising Review Portal for Texas Lawyers

    New Innovations! — The Advertising Review Portal for Texas Lawyers

    Legal advertising has become more and more sophisticated in our tech-driven age, and the State Bar of Texas’ advertising review department is striving to become equally sophisticated in giving lawyers speedy, straightforward feedback on ad compliance. Rocky Dhir welcomes Gene Major to learn all about the department’s new advertising review portal, which is now available for all State Bar members.
    Gene Major is the attorney compliance division director and director of advertising review for the State Bar of Texas.
    Special thanks to our sponsor, Clio.

    • 33 min
    What Automated Certificates of Service Mean for Texas Lawyers

    What Automated Certificates of Service Mean for Texas Lawyers

    E-filing systems are quicker and more efficient, but there is certainly still room for human error, as was seen in a recent case heard by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at New Orleans— a lawyer who had agreed to use e-filing later missed a motion for summary judgment that landed in his spam folder, leading to his failure to respond to the motion in time and, ultimately, to the court tossing the lawsuit. What does all this have to do with Texas lawyers? Rocky Dhir welcomes D. Todd Smith to talk through the functions of automated certificates of service in the state and how this technology could prevent circumstances similar to those that led to the recent 5th Circuit case.
    D. Todd Smith is an attorney and civil appellate specialist at Butler Snow LLP.
    Special thanks to our sponsor, Clio.

    • 34 min
    The Lanham Act Turns 75!

    The Lanham Act Turns 75!

    We may not give much thought to how trademark laws affect our daily lives, but the Lanham Act has played a huge role in protecting us as consumers. How? Rocky Dhir welcomes intellectual property experts Joe Cleveland and Craig Stone to discuss the evolution of trademark law and its functions in our economy. They also honor Texas Congressman Fritz Lanham’s contributions to this area of the law and explain how his namesake Act has promoted trust and reliability in United States commerce and inspired other countries to model their laws after its statutes.
    Joe Cleveland is a director and shareholder at Brackett & Ellis, P.C., and has practiced in the area of commercial and intellectual property litigation for over 20 years.
    Craig Stone is Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property at Phillips 66 Company.
    Special thanks to our sponsor, Clio.
     

    • 39 min
    Diversity and Inclusion in the Texas Bar Journal

    Diversity and Inclusion in the Texas Bar Journal

    The Texas Bar Journal has been striving to make sure diverse voices are represented in its pages. State Bar of Texas podcast host Rocky Dhir talks with Angelica Hernandez, a current member of the editorial board, to learn how articles are selected for the Journal and how the unique perspectives of diverse authors benefit all Texas legal professionals.
    Angelica Hernandez is a partner at the law firm of Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Engnr student ,

Great quality content

The podcast has high quality content that is appealing to lawyers and non lawyers alike. A lot of topics discussed are applicable to and useful for a lot of working professionals out there. Host Rocky Dhir does a great job at moderating conventions and keeping them relevant to the audience. There are lighter moments during the interviews which makes the podcast entertaining without digressing from the original topics.

dtoddsmith ,

Wonderful Show

I listen to a number of podcasts, and this one is among the best I've heard. Rocky Dhir is a thoughtful host and talented interviewer, and the topics are extremely relevant to the Bar's membership. Great job State Bar, Rocky, and Legal Talk Network!

Laurence Colletti ,

Something for Everyone

Host Rocky Dhir and the State Bar of Texas do a terrific job selecting topics that will be interesting to lawyers and non-lawyers alike. With his easy-going but engaging style, Rocky blends humor and thoughtfulness to his interviews. Whether you are a lawyer or not, if you have an interest in the law, you should definitely tune in.

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