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Even before the 2022 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, lawyers and commentators have pointed to the rise of a new federalism focusing on state constitutions, rather than the U.S. Constitution, as guarantors of substantive and procedural rights. Now more than at any time since the Civil War, lawyers should be conversant in their state constitutions. This presentation by former Texas Solicitor General Kyle Hawkins and William J. Chriss, Ph.D., author of Texas A&M Press's newly published Six Constitutions over Texas, will cover the basics of what Texas lawyers should know about the Texas Constitution.

Please RSVP to Pam Howell ( phowell@orrick.com) NO LATER than Friday, April 12, 2024.

The Four Seasons Hotel
Highland Room, 2nd Floor
1300 Lamar St., Houston, TX

Thursday, April 18, 2024
Cocktails - 6:30pm
Dinner - 7:00 pm

Guests attending with a member - $80.
Guests attending without a member - $100.
TACTAS Meetings are free to members.

This course has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 1.50 credit hours, of which 0.50 credit hours will apply to legal ethics/professional responsibility credit.