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Here’s the big news: I am announcing my candidacy for Judge the 151st Civil District Court of Harris County, Texas for 2012! Big news. I know. I will be scheduling organizational meetings soon.
I note with interest that the State Bar referendum on the new proposed ethics rules failed by a wide margin. I can’t ethically comment on the rules, really, but I did note this quote from Linda Eads of SMU from the Texas Lawyer “TexParte” blog article from last night by John Council: “We will be one of the few states that doesn’t prohibit having sex directly with clients.” As opposed to what, exactly?
In other Mike Engelhart news, I am proud to say that I am now Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law. I took the test last October and got the results in January. I was quite relieved. I studied very very hard for that test. Of course, nothing I studied was on the test. Nevertheless, very proud of myself.
Finally, I wanted to bring your attention to the new FreeFax filing option in the 151st and several other courts. It allows you to fax no-fee filings through from your desktop through a fax-server. It’s free and it’s available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays only. It’s a limited alternative to e-filing, and it’s free, and I know many of you have complained about the cost of e-filing in some instances. Go to the District Clerk’s website (LINK), log in (you must log in or you won’t see the link/icon), and there’ll be an icon for FreeFax filing. Give it a try. Also, there will be 1/2-hour seminars held by the District Clerk’s office at the Harris County Civil Courthouse (17th Floor) on March 3, 2011 at 10 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. I should be at those and will say a few brief words.
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