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Message from the Chair

Welcome to the website of the Consumer & Commercial Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. The section strives to create a better understanding of consumer and commercial law, and foster cooperation, among those attorneys engaged in its practice. The section also provides general information about consumer law to attorneys and the general public. Membership in the section is available to any member of the State Bar of Texas. 

Membership confers valuable benefits including:

  • An annual subscription to The Journal of Consumer & Commercial Law, the section’s official publication, produced by the Center for Consumer Law at the University of Houston Law Center;

  • The opportunity to join the section’s listserv at no additional cost, providing access to a network of some of the most experienced and knowledgeable consumer law attorneys in Texas; and

  • Discounted attendance at selected CLE programs.

Everyone is a consumer; gaining familiarity with laws that affect every potential client that walks through an attorney’s door is an invaluable asset. Whichever side of the docket you practice on, and whether you do so in solo practice or with a large firm, in metropolitan or rural Texas, we invite you to join the section and help improve the practice of consumer and commercial law in Texas.

Sincerely,

Jessica Lesser, Chair
Consumer & Commercial Law Section
State Bar of Texas


Journal

The offical publication of the Consumer and Commercial Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. Published by the Center for Consumer Law, University of Houston Law Center.

Bylaws

Our rules and regulations enacted provide a framework for the sections' operation and management.

Join

Bar Year is from June 1 - May 31. Dues are $30. 

Events

Join us for sponsored CLE's, social mixers, and networking dinners throughout the year!

Mission Statement

The purpose of this section shall be to promote the objectives of the State Bar of Texas within the particular field designated by the name of the section, and to that end to create a better understanding and cooperation those attorneys engaged in the practice of consumer and commercial law.

Announcements

DEADLINE APPROACHING! AUGUST 29, 2016 

2016 Craig Jordan Consumer Protection Writing Competition

The Consumer and Commercial Law Section of the Texas State Bar announces the Second Annual Craig Jordan Consumer Protection Writing Competition. The competition was established to honor the life of Craig Jordan, a section founder and nationally recognized and respected consumer protection attorney.

 

The contest serves to provide law students the opportunity to examine and offer perspectives on the multitude of challenges facing consumers and their advocates in an ever-changing marketplace and regulatory and legal environment.

 

The writer of the winning essay will receive a $ 4000.00 cash award and the essay may be published in the nationally recognized Journal of Consumer & Commercial Law. The runner up will receive a $1,000.00 cash award.  The first place winner and runner up will also each receive financial support to attend the annual Advanced Consumer and Commercial Law Seminar where they will be recognized.

 

The deadline for submission of articles is 5 p.m. CDT August 29, 2016. You can download the rules here.


Announcing Publication of Winning Articles In
The First Annual Craig Jordan Consumer Protection Writing Competition

In 2014, the Consumer and Commercial Law Section established the Craig Jordan Consumer Protection Writing Competition. This competition was established to honor the life of Craig Jordan, a section founder and respected nationally recognized consumer protection attorney.

In 2015, the section held the first annual competition and announced its first and second place winners whose articles are now published in the Journal of Consumer & Commercial Law.

First place went to Amanda Brett Ethridge (SMU Dedman School of Law) for her article, “Too Qualified or Not Qualified Enough,” discussing the Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act of 2010.  Second place was awarded to Lauren Fisher Flores (University of Houston Law Center) for her article, “Notario Fraud – Protecting the Vulnerable Among Us.”

Take time to read these interesting and valuable articles – as well as the Journal in its entirety. 

Additionally you may download the rules here.

See Journal here