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New Legal Organization to Begin Hiring in Travis County

Capital Area Private Defender Services is a brand new organization formed to manage the legal representation of indigent criminal defendants in Travis County.

For a complete list of job descriptions, click here. Or for a complete list of job postings, click here.

All resumes should be sent to Betty Blackwell at bettyblackwell@bettyblackwell.com by Sept. 1, 2014.

Legal News

New Local Rules

The new Local Rules for the District Courts of Travis County were approved by the Texas Supreme Court on April 22, 2014. The District Courts will implement these rules beginning Monday, June 2, 2014.

Click here to download The Rules from the District Courts website
Click here for the Redline Version.
Click here
for the PDF of Judge Yelenosky's Presentation from the May 30th CLE.

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Attorney Volunteers Needed for Legal Clinic

Attorneys will provide brief, legal advice and lead veterans to local legal resources if further action is needed. We are seeking about 10 to 15 attorneys per shift in various areas of practice.

Date: Monday, Sept. 8

Time: 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Location: New Austin VA Outpatient Clinic, 7901 Metropolis Drive, Austin, TX 78741

Email Attorney Volunteer Coordinator julie@austinbar.org to help.


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Austin Bar Judicial Preference Poll Results Announced

The Austin Bar has released the results of the 2014 Judicial Preference Poll. The purpose of the biannual poll is to give the general public an opportunity to see how local attorneys evaluate the judcial candidates appearing on the primary or general election ballot.

Results of the 2014 poll:

 County Court at Law #3
 Number of Votes
% of Answers
 Paul Evans (D)
 67 19.71 %f
 John Lipscombe (D)
 273 80.29 %
 Not answered  136 
 Total 340 
 Justice of the Peace, Pct. 2
 Glenn Bass (R)
 78 20.86 %
 Randall Slagle (D)
 296 79.14 %
 Not answered 102 
 Total 374 
 Justice of the Peace, Pct. 5
 Herb Evans (D)
 308 86.27 %
 James Braxton Forrest (D)
 49 13.73 %
 Not answered
 Total 357 


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