Bell County Bar Association News

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  • 03/25/2024 3:25 PM | Cynthia Parker (Administrator)

    Here is the presentation that was given by Judge Rick Morris and John Palmer.  I will post additional papers if they become available.


  • 12/27/2023 11:47 AM | Cynthia Parker (Administrator)

    Below are the new filing fees and service fees for Bell County District Clerk's office that go into effect January 1, 2024.

    2024 DC Fee sheet.pdf

    2024 Request for Service.pdf

  • 12/08/2023 9:33 AM | Cynthia Parker (Administrator)

    Please see attached for information regarding CLE for Williamson County.

    January 12 2024 Williamson County Child Welfare CLE.pdf

    Please plan to join us for this important MCLE by submitting your RSVP through this event landing page.  The deadline to register is midnight on January 4, 2024

  • 09/28/2023 8:30 AM | Cynthia Parker (Administrator)

    Below are the papers that are available once I receive more, I will upload them.

    Ben Selman.pdf


    Specialty Courts.pdf

  • 07/25/2023 6:53 AM | Cynthia Parker (Administrator)

    Please see attached letter from Shelley Coston regarding HB 4123 on Guardianship cases that is effective immediately.

    Guardianship Cases.HB4123.pdf

  • 02/09/2023 8:07 AM | Cynthia Parker (Administrator)

    Scholarship Application Deadline for
    CPLS Courses - March 23-24, 2023

    Scholarship Application

    Dear CPLS Members,


    This is an URGENT AND IMPORTANT message regarding scholarship opportunities under a very short application deadline. Please review the information below.


    Scholarships for Attorneys

    Please apply via the Children Commission’s website using the link above.


    Applications now available for:

    • TexasBarCLE's Annual Advanced Child Protection Law Course and Child Protection Law 101 Course (March 23-24) -- Applications are due by 5 p.m. on February 15
    • TDCAA’s 2023 Crimes Against Children Conference (April 11-14) -- Applications are due by noon on February 20

    Generally, to meet the criteria for all scholarships, the applicant must:

    • Currently represent DFPS or be actively receiving appointments on a child welfare docket;
    • Be in good standing with the State Bar of Texas;
    • Be in good standing with their primary or appointing judge; and
    • Commit to completing and timely submitting a post-event survey from the Children’s Commission, in addition to the pre-event survey contained in the relevant Commission Scholarship Application.

    Preference may be given to attorneys who have not received scholarships from the Children’s Commission in the past one to two years. Other considerations may include, but are not limited to, the percentage of an attorney’s law practice devoted to child welfare cases and whether the applicant has support from their primary or appointing judge.


    For all scholarships, the Children's Commission determines scholarship criteria and utilizes an application process that includes pre- and post-conference evaluations to identify or confirm the knowledge gained from the training, new practices which awardees plan to implement, and/or a current practice which they plan to change. Surveys also inquire about additional topics of interest to help inform planning for future training.



    Sandra Hachem, Chair

    Child Protection Law Section

    State Bar of Texas

  • 01/13/2023 10:45 AM | Cynthia Parker (Administrator)

    I have a set of Southwestern Reporter 2nd from volume 1 to 775-776 that I am going to dispose of, if any lawyer wants them they can have them by contacting me and arranging to pick them up.

    I did not know whether there was a way of notifying lawyers thru the web site.

    Bill Wilson




    100 West Adams Avenue, Suite 301

    Temple, Texas 76501

    phone 254-771-5885

    Fax 254-771-5887

  • 10/26/2022 8:05 AM | Cynthia Parker (Administrator)

    The Bell County Bar Association will be holding it's annual Fall Veterans Clinic on Thursday, November 10th.

    If you are available to assist, please email the Bar with the times you are available.

    Vet Clinic Flyer (Fall 2022).pdf

  • 06/01/2022 3:45 PM | Cynthia Parker (Administrator)

    Below is a message from Judge Jones regarding the Attorney ad Litem lists for Bell County.

    On July 1, 2022 the Bell County District Courts will begin to utilize new lists of ad litem appointments for the following categories:

    • Civil cases
    • Family law cases
    • Real estate cases
    • Friendly suit guardian ad litems
    • Family law guardian ad litems

    The requirements for those positions and applications to be on the lists can be found on the Bell County website under the heading “District Courts”.

    If you are already on a list and wish to continue, it will be necessary to submit a new application to verify your qualifications.

    Jack Jones

    146th District Court Judge

    Local Administrative District Judge

    Bell County, Texas

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