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About the Section

The Section fosters cooperation and understanding between attorneys engaged in the practice of consumer and commercial law. The Section sponsors the annual Advanced Consumer and Commercial Law CLE each September as well as a half day CLE at the State Bar Annual Meeting each June. Section members receive benefits including free subscriptions to the acclaimed Journal of Consumer & Commercial Law edited by Richard Alderman and Lexology, a compilation of legal blogs, plus discounted registration for Section sponsored CLE programs. The Section also hosts the annual Craig Jordan writing contest for law students and the Mark Kincaid Insurance Law Memorial Lecture.

Upcoming Events

ADVANCED CONSUMER & COMMERCIAL LAW CLE webcast
August 27-28, 2020

State Bar Annual Meeting
Fort Worth, June 17-18, 2021

What are Consumer and Commercial Law?

Consumer and commercial law encompasses a broad range of practice areas including banking, bankruptcy, mortgages/foreclosure, landlord/tenant, debtor/creditor issues, secured transactions, sales, DTPA, residential construction, manufactured housing, contracts, insurance, consumer credit, negotiable instruments, identity theft, consumer privacy, and credit reporting. The Section is an ideal place to network with attorneys from both the plaintiff and defense bars while enjoying section benefits such as the Journal of Consumer & Commercial Law.

Mark Kincaid Insurance Law Memorial Lecture

The Mark Kincaid Insurance Law Memorial Lecture is presented each year at the Section’s annual Advanced Consumer and Commercial Law seminar as an enduring tribute to Mark Kincaid’s untiring advocacy on behalf of fairness and justice for all and to honor his legacy of dedicated service to family, community, and the legal profession.

Join The Council

Are you interested in Section Leadership?

The nominating committee of the Consumer and If you have ideas for improving the Section’s services to members and the community, please consider serving. Council members serve a three year term. You may nominate yourself or someone else. To make a nomination, please send an email to Section Secretary, Paula Pierce, paula@ppiercelaw.com.

To make a nomination, please send an email to Committee Chair, Paula Pierce, paula@ppiercelaw.com. Your nomination email should include the name and contact information for the nominee and a short description of your reasons for making the nomination. Nominations must be received more than a month in advance of the Section’s annual meeting to be considered by the nominating  committee, or nominations can be made in person at the annual meeting. This year’s meeting will be by email. Each Section member should receive an email describing how to make an email floor nomination this year.

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