Volume 123, Issue 16. September 2014.
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CLE and
Monthly Events

Monthly Meeting:

Date: October 3, 2014
Time: Probate Seminar
(All day)
Noon Hour Speaker: 
Cameron Vann
from Texas State Bar
and a Denton County
MHMR representative
Location: Hilton Garden Inn

DCBA Skeet, Meet, and Eat
Date: September 13, 2014
Time: 3:00 p.m. - dusk
Location: Home of
Brent and Gina Hill

8821 Pecan Valley
Pilot Point, Texas

RSVP: emanley@dentonbar.com

DCYLA Monthly Meeting:
Monthly meetings are held
the first Thursday of every month.
Contact Jill Jester for meeting times and location
at jjester@minorandjester.com.

DCBA Happy Hour:

Date: September 18, 2014
Location: Sneaky Pete's
Sponsored by Neal-Ashmore
and Julian, Crowder & Shuster, P.C.

Transitions to Practice Monthly Meeting:
Date: September 19, 2014
Location: Denton Country Club
Time: 11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Contact Bill Wood for more info:

DCAP 10 Year Anniversary
Date: September 25, 2014
Time: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Location: DCBA/ DCAP Office

REPTL Section Monthly Meeting:
Date: September 24, 2014
(4th Wednesday):
Topic: “Efiling from the Perspectives of the Probate Court and Practitioners”
Speakers: Open forum for sharing of problems and remedies led by Judge Bonnie Robison and Robert Stack
Time: Noon – 1:00p.m.
Location: Wildwood Inn, Denton, TX
CLE: 1 Hour

For meeting information
contact Scott Bodkin at sbodkin@minorandjester.com.

Denton County Collaborative Group
Meeting:  1st Tuesday
of Each Month
Time: noon
Location:  Oakmont
Country Club

Bankruptcy Section
Meeting:  2nd Tuesday
of Each Month
For more info: contact
Chris Henry at
or Carol Wolfram at carol@clwolframlegal.com

For info on Denton County Paralegal Meetings, Visit 


September 2014 Newsletter

Focus On: Family Law Matters

Back to School
Amie S. Peace

As we have prepared to send
our children back to school, the Denton County Bar Association’s Transition to Practice/Mentorship Program has been preparing for
its 2014/2015 class.

Consent Forms:
An Expert's Game Plan?

John A. Zervopoulos, Ph.D., J.D., ABPP

Reviewing the file that underlies a psychological evaluation report is critical when preparing questions
for the evaluator’s deposition or examination in court.

Sensitive Data
Mike Gregory

Rule 21c. PRIVACY PROTECTION FOR FILED DOCUMENTS [Effective January 1, 2014] (As amended through January 15, 2014) provides privacy protection
for sensitive data in filed documents.

Update On Transition
To New E-File Codes

Sherri Aldestein

The Denton County District Clerk’s office has
transitioned to the new standardized e-filing codes
which are mandated by the Supreme Court.

Come Rain or Shine
to the DCBA Skeet & Meet.

Come join the fun September 13, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
at the DCBA Skeet & Meet. There will be swimming, a Mexican buffet, 
skeet shooting, music, and a camp fire.

Bench Bar 2015 Invitation
Andrew Lloyd

Welcome to the
Denton County Derby!
Our Judicial horses are raring and noses flaring
and ready for the
final drop… 


Other Than Homicide
 Is There Such 
A Thing As
Common Law Divorce?

By Charles E. Beachley III

Apparently not. 


How To Make A Judge Special 
By John Narsutis

A Comparison of Arbitration,
Mediation & the use of Special Judges

Renew Your 
Membership Today!

Click on the link below to download the 2014-2015 Membership application or go online to 
www.dentonbar.com  to renew online today!
Click here for Application

Report Your Pro Bono Hours
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event photos!!!

Next Issue Deadline
October 6th

Email your requests to Kelly with the subject line "Newsletter" or call 972-890-1128.
2014-2015 DCBA Board

Newsletter Committee Members

    â—    Amie Peace (President)
    â—    Derbha Jones (Communications Chair)
    â—    Debbie Mackoy
    â—    Christine Qualls
    â—    Trey Sargent
    â—    Helene Parker

2014-2015 Board Members
    â—    Amie Peace, President
            – apeace@csplaw.net
    â—    Travis Biggs, President Elect
            – travis@dentontitle.com
    â—    Vicki Isaacks, Vice-President
             – visaacks@isaackslegal.com

    â—    Julia Kerestine, Secretary
             – julia@juliakerestine.com
    â—    Andrew M. Lloyd, Treasurer
             – andrew@lloydfirm.com
    â—    Fon Laughlin, Board Member
              â€“ fon@supertitle.com
    â—    Jill O’Connell, Board Member
             – jill@oconnellfirm.com
    â—    Victor Rivera, Board Member
             – victor@riveralegalgroup.com
    â—    Bill Wood, Board Member

    â—   Brian Tackett, Board Member
    â—    Scott Alagood, Board Member
    â—    Derbha Jones, Board Member
    â—    Ted Ogilvie, Past President

2014-2015 Committee Chairs
    â—    Courts/Local Rules Committee: 
          Vicki Isaacks and Grace Weatherly
    â—    Library Board of Governors: 
          Andrew Lloyd
    â—    Social/Membership Committee: 
          Brian Tackett, Scott Alagood,
          Travis Biggs, Daniel Abosalo,
          Chris Hamm, and Jasmine Dodson

    â—    CLE Committee: 
          Victor Rivera and Grace Weatherly
    â—    Newsletter /Communications:
          Derbha Jones, Debbie Mackoy,
          Christine Qualls, Trey Sargent,
          and Helene Parker
    â—    Fee arbitration:  Fon Laughlin and

          Helene Parker
    â—    Pro Bono:  Julia Kerestine,

          Fon Laughlin, Jill O’Connell
    â—    Awards:  Amie Peace, Erin Manley and

          Derbha Jones
    â—    Planning:  Travis Biggs
    â—    Bench Bar:  Vicki Isaacks
    â—    Adoption Day:  Marci Martinez and

          Jill O’Connell
    â—    Transitions to Practice:  Bill Wood,
          Brent Hill, and Judge Bailey

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