The law is constantly changing. Appellate courts continually decide cases that refine and extend the law. The legislature passes hundreds of bills each session. Administrative agencies, municipalities, and various governmental districts regularly issue new rules that have the force of law. The lawyer who fails to master such changes cannot safely represent clients.
In 1986, Texas attorneys became subject to a minimum continuing education requirement. But some lawyers and judges believe that this minimum standard is not enough. To practice at the highest level requires more. Pursuant to a Supreme Court order in 1981, the College represents a select group of lawyers who are recognized each year as accumulating at least double the required hours of continuing legal education.
Serving the legal needs of the citizens of Texas is a singular privilege, never to be taken lightly. Membership in the College helps make it possible to do so with excellence.
By my membership in the College, I endorse a higher standard for continuing legal education.
Virginia L. Piper, Attorney at Law
V. Piper, Attorney at Law, PC
701 Walnut St.
Bastrop, TX 78602
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