Bell County Bar Association News

  • 08/29/2019 3:55 PM | Cynthia Parker (Administrator)

    The Young Lawyers will be hosting their annual bowling tournament on September 12th.  Put a team together and come have some fun.

    See attached flyer.

    2019 bowling flyer.pdf

  • 08/29/2019 3:54 PM | Cynthia Parker (Administrator)

    Registration will open tomorrow for our Fall Bench Bar which will be held on September 26th.

    See attached agenda for speaker information.

    FALL BENCH BAR 2019.pdf

  • 08/19/2019 9:07 AM | Cynthia Parker (Administrator)

    Save the date!

    The Bell County Bar Association's Veteran's Clinic will be on November 8, 2019 at the Temple VA Hospital from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    As always with the fall clinic, we expect a big turnout and need your assistance in helping our Veterans. 

    You can volunteer for an hour, two hours, or all four hours. We can use your help! By volunteering, you are not taking on any obligation to represent a Veteran, although you may do so if you wish. We need our attorney volunteers to screen cases and discuss the case with the Veteran, if you are able. For those Veterans who present issues that need additional time and/or work, we have a network of attorneys to whom we can refer cases.

    Most of the issues presented are basic questions about family law, consumer law, landlord-tenant law, and Veteran's law. We also provide each attorney with a handy guide that answers many of the Veteran's questions.

    For more information, please contact me at Also, check out the video at on how your assistance can impact our Veterans.

    We hope to see you there.

    Wade Faulkner

    Bell County Bar Association

    Veteran's Clinic Coordinator

  • 07/01/2019 2:34 PM | Cynthia Parker (Administrator)

    To all attorneys who represent parties in Child Protective Services (CPS) cases:

                A meeting will be held at 11:30 am on Thursday, July 11, 2019 in the 146th District Courtroom to discuss changes and additions to the local Child Protection Court procedures.  The comments and input of attorneys are appreciated in making these procedures more efficient for all involved.  The meeting should not take more than one hour.  All attorneys who appear in CPS Court are urged to attend.

    Judge Charles Van Orden

    Judge Jack Jones

  • 05/03/2019 6:30 AM | Cynthia Parker (Administrator)

    We would like to thank the Young Lawyers for another successful Law Day Banquet.  Even though the weather was not very cooperative we had a nice turnout.  Thank you to all the members and family members that showed their support by coming out and celebrating with us.

    Congratulations to the following individuals:

    Cari Starritt-Burnett - Jim Bowner Lawyer of the Year

    Andrew Wolfe - Young Lawyer of the Year

    Judge John Gauntt - Public Sector of the Year

    Mary Weaks - Paralegal of the Year

    Joshua Tisdale - Lone Star Legal Aid Pro Bono Attorney of the Year

    Thank you all for your dedication and service to the citizens of Bell County and for your continued support to the Bell County Bar Association.

    Cindi Parker

    Co-Executive Director

  • 04/30/2019 2:22 PM | Cynthia Parker (Administrator)

    I would like to thank all the members that came out and voted today at our Annual Election.  The turn out was better than what a lot of us had anticipated it would be.

    The 2019-2020 Board of Directors are listed below:



    2019-2020 TERM

    (effective June 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020)


              PRESIDENT                                CALVIN COWAN

              PRESIDENT ELECT                      BEN BURNETT

              TREASURER                               WADE FAULKNER

              SECRETARY                               ASHLEY CLAPPER




    PLACE 1      STEVE DUSKIE                                 EXPIRES 2021

    PLACE 2      JOHN GAUNTT, JR.                           EXPIRES 2020

    PLACE 3      JEFF THIGPEN                                  EXPIRES 2021

    PLACE 4      BRITTANY DARBY                            EXPIRES 2020

    PLACE 5      ANNE JACKSON                                EXPIRES 2021

    PLACE 6      JUDGE JOHN BARINA                       EXPIRES 2020

    Thank you again for all of your support and we looking forward to working with the new board.

    Hope to see you all at Law Day.

    Cindi Parker

    Executive Director

  • 04/23/2019 12:54 PM | Cynthia Parker (Administrator)

    The Bell County Bar Association will hold its Annual Election Meeting on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.  The meeting will be held in Judge Adams’ Courtroom at 12:00 noon.  The attached slate of officers will be presented to the General Membership.  We will take nominations from the floor from 12:00 – 12:15 p.m.  Voting will start at 12:15 p.m. and end at 12:30 p.m.  You must be present to vote and be a current member of the Bar Association.



  • 04/18/2019 7:06 AM | Cynthia Parker (Administrator)

    See attached flyer for the upcoming Law Day Banquet that will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2019.

    2019 Bell County Law Day Banquet.pdf

  • 03/29/2019 12:57 PM | Cynthia Parker (Administrator)

    Please fill out the Nomination Form and return to me by April 9th.


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