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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.


Advanced Consumer and Commercial Law CLE

September 22-23, 2022

LIVE in Austin, Tx
Watch from your device on our live webcast.

View the brochure below for more details:
2022 Advanced Consumer and Commercial Law CLE Brochure

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.

Craig Jordan Writing Competition

The Consumer and Commercial Law Section of the Texas State Bar announces the Craig Jordan Consumer Protection Writing Competition for 2022. This competition was established to honor the life’s work of Craig Jordan, a section founder and nationally recognized and respected consumer protection attorney. 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. Submit entries to:

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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,

To make a nomination, please send an email to Committee Chair, Paula Pierce, 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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