Pro Se Divorce Clinic – Stephanie Askew

Pro Se Divorce Clinic By: Stephanie Askew – http://askewlegalcounsel.com/   This past July, several of us on the Denton County Bar Association Board of Directors attended the Texas Bar Leaders Conference in Houston.  The conference is put on by the State Bar of Texas and I attended all of the Texas Access to Justice Commission presentations.…

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Das Bench Bar Fest – Ryan Webster

By: Ryan Webster of Alagood Cartwright Burke, PC www.dentonlaw.com/   Each year, Denton County Bar Association members and their guests travel to a destination for a weekend where lawyers, judges, and their guests get to know one another outside of the legal arena.  The Bench Bar Conference is responsible for many good times, lasting friendships, and…

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Servant Leadership – Amanda Coffey

Turn the Power Pyramid Upside Down By: Amanda Coffey of Coffey & Peace csplaw.net   This summer I attended the State Bar of Texas Bar Leaders Conference and had the privilege to hear Vicki Clark speak on the merits of Servant Leadership.  Servant Leadership works by inverting the power pyramid; the leader exists first to…

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2017-2018 DCBA CLE Opportunities – Scott Bodkin

By: Scott Bodkin of Bodkin, Niehaus & Dickson, PLLC  bndlegal.com   The Denton County Bar Association is growing and our practice area oriented sections are growing as well. The 2017-2018 bar year can include a diverse array of CLE opportunities, but we need your help for this year to reach its potential. Each Section will…

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DCBA : Outstanding Partners, Outstanding Leaders – Brook Stuntebeck

By Brook Stuntebeck of Koonsfuller koonsfuller.com   On Thursday, June 22, 2017, Fon Laughlin and I attended the State Bar of Texas Annual meeting at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas. For lunch, we were seated in one of the lovely ballrooms with many other representatives from several Bar Associations who were also recipients of awards from…

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2017-2018 President’s Letter – Jill O’Connell

By: Jill O’Connell of O’Connell Law Firm, PC oconnellfirm.com   As we start the Denton County Bar Association new membership year, I’d like to take a look back and review last year as we prepare for the new year.  Last year, we updated the DCBA’s website.  On the website there is a ‘Customs & Practices’ page,…

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LIVE FROM THE CLIFFS, IT’S BENCH BAR 2017!

Bench Bar 2017 was a great CLE seminar and a wonderful weekend.  The seminar was April 7th-9th at The Cliffs Resort at Possum Kingdom Lake. The weather could not have been more perfect for our superstar speakers, amazing sponsors and various leisure activities. Justices Pittman,  and Gabriel as well as Judge Newell joined our CLE…

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National Adoption Day

We celebrated Denton County Adoption Day a little late this year but just in time for the kids to celebrate the holiday season with their new families. National Adoption Day is the annual, collective, national effort to raise awareness of the more than 10,000 children currently in foster care across the country. The joy was infectious on…

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