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Home Mortgage

Identity Fraud

Identity Fraud

Low Income Housing

Low Income Housing

Commercial Agreements

Commercial Agreements

Foreclosure

Foreclosure

Identity Theft

Identity Theft

New Family Home

New Family Home

New Construction

New Construction

Financial Security

Financial Security

Home Renovations

Home Renovations

Home Building

Home Building

Section Report

Melanie Phipps Sanders, Immediate Past Chair

In its tradition of offering quality CLE, the Consumer and Commercial Law Section’s Advanced Consumer and Commercial Law Course, a two day CLE program, was well received, as was the section’s CLE offered during the 2014 Annual Meeting and recent webinar. The section continued its support of legal aid through sponsorship of the Champions of Justice Gala Benefiting Veterans and sponsorship of a benefit dinner for Access to Justice and Texas Law Help. The section was pleased to receive several strong candidates for the 2015 Craig Jordan Consumer Protection Writing Competition. The winner received a scholarship at the Annual Meeting. The section employed a new benefit to members: Lexology—a Web-based service that delivers decision and legal analysis. The section’s Listserv remains avaluable tool for its members and an active forum allowing them to tap into the collective expertise of the section’s membership. Its topical publication, the Journal of Consumer & Commercial Law, continues its long tradition of publishing quality materials that are both current and relevant to the practice of law in 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

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