Texas bar seeks to punish AG Ken Paxton for election lawsuit
The State Bar of Texas sued Wednesday to punish state Attorney General Ken Paxton for his failed efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election based on bogus claims of fraud, raising a new legal danger for the Republican the day after he secured his party's nomination for a third term. The state bar asked a Dallas-area court to impose unspecified discipline on the state's top lawyer, alleging that Paxton's petitioning of the U.S. Supreme Court to block President Joe Biden’s victory was “dishonest.” The formal accusation of professional misconduct makes Paxton one of the highest-profile attorneys to face a potential threat to their law license for a role in former President Donald Trump’s effort to delegitimize his defeat.news.yahoo.com
Ken Paxton says he’s being sued by the state bar for misconduct over his lawsuit challenging the 2020 election
A few hours after saying he was being sued by the bar, Paxton’s office announced an investigation into the Texas Bar Foundation for 'facilitating mass influx of illegal aliens.'sacurrent.com
San Antonio openly LGBTQ lawyer nominated for presidency of State Bar’s Young Lawyers Assn.
San Antonio attorney Michael J. Ritter has been nominated to run for president of the Texas Young Lawyers Association. TYLA is a division of the State Bar of Texas, an administrative agency within the judicial branch of the State of Texas. The TYLA president serves on the board of directors and the executive committee of the State Bar. He is chair of the San Antonio LGBTQ Bar Association and is a council member of the LGBT Law Section of the State Bar. He was born and raised in Austin and now lives in San Antonio with his husband, Dilshan, and two rescue puppies, Lolo and Poncherello.outinsa.com
Committee established to review performance of court-appointed attorneys
SAN ANTONIO A newly-established, seven-member committee made up of three district court judges and four criminal defense attorneys met for the first time on Wednesday. The committee is headed by District Judge Ron Rangel. Through the new committee, inmates are given a postcard with a phone number and instructions on how to reach the committee to discuss concerns about their court-appointed attorney. As soon as we get that contact, the attorney review committee sets it up, Rangel said. We want to make sure that our court-appointed attorneys have transparency that they feel confident that we are behind them.RELATED: Bexar County judge proposes new specialty court amid domestic violence case spike this year