Volume 123, Issue 12. May 2014.
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Membership Benefits
May 2014
Pro Bono and Volunteer Opportunities: Denton County has fantastic lawyers who volunteer and provide pro bono work in a wide variety of ways and for a wide variety of interests.  Some of our current volunteer and/or pro bono opportunities are listed here:  Wills for Heroes on May 31st, mediator volunteering through Denton County Alternative Dispute Resolution Program (DCAP), Veterans Clinic, mentoring opportunities through the Transitions program, Denton County Adoption Day and the Kinship Fair through the Denton County Young Lawyers Association.  Please contact the Denton County Bar office @940-320-1500 for more information about any of these opportunities.
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May 2014

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May 2014 Newsletter

Welcome to the Denton County Bar Association Newsletter! This issue brings you many new articles and events for May 2014.
 Our Mission
Amie S. Peace

As we kick off the 2014-2015 Denton County Bar Association
year, I would like to remind everyone of our mission: 
Letter from Erin
Erin Manley, Director of the DCBA

Going forward with the new DCBA year and nearing the end of our DCAP mediation year, we are filling up our DCAP calendar with exciting cases waiting to be mediated.

2014 Denton County Bench Bar
"Another Day in Paradise!"

2014 Bench Bar Golf Tournament

It was a great day on the green for the
Bench Bar Golf Tournament!


May 31, 2014
DCBA Presents a One Day Event of Giving Back:



Help us Honor the Brave Men and Women
of our Denton County Sheriff’s office

Volunteer Now and receive free Training –
“Drafting and Executing Essential Basic Estate Planning Documents”

Contact:  dcbawillsforheroes@gmail.com
50 Year
Lawyer Spotlight


Our senior lawyers are invaluable to the Denton County Bar’s integrity, history...




The Clarity of Expert Testimony
John A. Zervopoulos, Ph.D., J.D., ABPP

The clarity of expert testimony is a key, albeit underused, measure of the quality, if not reliability, of that testimony.
Electronic Filing
Sherri Adelstein
Electronic filing is certainly a work in progress. Early in March, the Judicial Committee on Information Technology released the newest changes to...

Upcoming 2014 Veterans Clinic

When: Every third Thursday, 9am-11am.
Where: The Texas Workforce Commission, 1300 Teasley Lane, Denton
The dates for the clinic are as follows:

  • June 19
  • Aug. 21
  • Oct. 16
  • Dec. 18


For condolences and other announcements, please see this section on the DCBA website.

Events & News
CLE Events

June CLE
June 6, 2014
Speaker â€“ Dr. John Zervopoulos
Topic â€“ â€œBias and Mental Health Experts: Shades of Testimony.”
CLE Credit â€“ 0.75 hours in Civil and Family Law
DCBA Section News

Our next luncheon will be May 21, 2014 at the Wildwood Inn in Denton, Texas 

from Noon - 1:00 p.m.

  • Thursday, June 19, 2014 â€“ Hugh Coleman is sponsoring the DCYLA Happy Hour for June. Join us Thursday, June 19 at the Loophole drinks and good company.

Denton County Collaborative Group
1st Tuesday of Each month - 12pm - Meeting
- Oakmont Country Club

Denton County Paralegals

Bankruptcy Section

The Bankruptcy section of the Denton County Bar Association, is open to and intended for anyone that practices in the federal bankruptcy courts or regularly deals with bankruptcy issues. The meetings will be held every second Monday of the month in the Lawyers Lounge in the Library at the Denton County Court House. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Chris Henry at chenry@minorandjester.com or Carol Wolfram at carol@clwolframlegal.com.

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—    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:  Kim Killebrew
    â—    Adoption Day:  Marci Martinez and

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

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