As lawyers stream into Texas to rebuild their lives after Hurricane Katrina, the last thing they need is the Texas Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee on their backs. With that in mind, the state Supreme Court has granted displaced lawyers with licenses from Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama the ability to practice in Texas for 30 days. Says one justice, "What we're doing is helping people who have been affected by an incredible disaster and at the same time keeping an eye on the integrity of the bar."
Katrina-Displaced Lawyers Get Court's OK to Practice in Texas
September 12, 2005