Bell County Bar Association News

  • 01/23/2019 2:34 PM | Cynthia Parker (Administrator)

    Attached is a letter from the SBOT President that was sent to the Attorney General.

    This just information so that everyone knows what is going on.


  • 11/27/2018 8:37 AM | Cynthia Parker (Administrator)

    Dear Bell County Bar Association,


    I am reaching out to you on behalf of Baylor Undergraduate Mock Trial. We are hosting a tournament this weekend at Baylor Law School and are short on judges. I know there are many Baylor Lawyers and fellow trial advocates in the area, and if possible, I would appreciate it greatly if the following message could be sent out to the members of the Bar Association to help us out!




    My name is Brandon Cooper, and I am the treasurer of Baylor Undergraduate Mock Trial. Each year, we host a tournament  where many universities across the United States come together to compete at Baylor Law School. We have hosted this tournament for 15 years now, and are looking to host another great tournament again this year. A big part of preparing for the tournament is getting qualified individuals to help out and volunteer as judges, and that is where you come in! 


    Our tournament will be held this weekend, Friday, November 30 through Sunday, December 2. There are four rounds of competition, which are to take place at the following times: 


    Round 1 (Friday)- 6:30-9:30
    Round 2 (Sat) - 9:00-12:00
    Round 3 (Sat) - 2:30–5:30
    Round 4 (Sun) - 9:30-12:30


    We are still short on judges, and would appreciate all the help we could get! Judges can sign up to participate in any single one of the rounds. Refreshments will be provided to judges helping with any round. Attached is a link where anyone interested may sign up to judge.


    Please reach out to our Tournament Director, Addison Prewett at, or myself if you have any further questions.


    Thank you!



    Brandon S. Cooper 

    Treasurer | Baylor Undergraduate Mock Trial

    B.B.A. Human Resource Management 

    Baylor University Class of 2020

  • 10/05/2018 7:24 AM | Cynthia Parker (Administrator)

    Here are some of the speaker papers from the Fall Bench Bar.  As soon as I receive the remaining speaker papers, I will post them.  Thanks to everyone that attended/helped and made the conference a success.

    Steve Fischer Bar cle presentation article.pdf

    Bell County Bench Bar--Jeanne Huey slides and notes and full opinions pdf.pdf

    Carol Prater Case Law Update.pdf

    Barnhill Voir Dire.pdf

    Judge Newell.pdf

  • 09/21/2018 12:46 PM | Cynthia Parker (Administrator)

    If you have not sent in your RSVP please do so now.  We need to make sure that we have enough food for everyone.


  • 09/21/2018 12:45 PM | Cynthia Parker (Administrator)

    See attached for the Distribution of Caseloads for the District Courts of Bell County.


  • 03/28/2018 4:43 AM | Anonymous

    Nominations are being accepted until Tuesday, April 10, 2018, for local lawyers in the following areas: Lawyer of the Year, Young Lawyer of the Year, and Public Sector Lawyer of the Year.

    Anyone may download the form here and fax, email or mail your nominations on or before Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.

    Members may submit their nominations online once they have logged into their account. The link for online submissions is here.

  • 03/28/2018 4:38 AM | Anonymous

    2018 Bell County Law Day Banquet

    Thursday, May 3, 2018

    6:00 p.m. Social
    6:30 p.m. Dinner
    7:00 p.m. Program

    Cyclone Corral BBQ
    1616 Farmers Road
    Burlington, Texas 76519

    Menu: Ribs, Brisket, Sausage, or Chicken with a choice of sides, tea, and dessert. Beer and set-ups will be available for purchase, cash only.
    Bring your own wine or liquor.

    Special Presentations:

    Recipients of Judge Oliver Kelley Scholarship
    (Presented by Bell County Bar Association and Bell County Young Lawyers)

    Recipient of BCBA Paralegal Scholarship

    Recipients of BCWBA Scholarship

    Pro Bono Attorney of the Year

    Paralegal of the Year

    Public Sector Attorney of the Year

    Young Lawyer of the Year

    Jim Bowmer Lawyer of the Year

    Induction of 2018-2019 Officers Bell County Bar Association, Bell County Young Lawyers Association, and Bell County Bar Association Paralegals

    Cost: $30 per person
    Casual & Comfortable Attire

    NO LATER THAN APRIL 20, 2017, to:

    Law Day / Cassandra Gibson
    100 E. Central Texas Expy
    Killeen, Texas 76541

  • 03/26/2018 10:45 AM | Anonymous

    We hope you'll enjoy the new look, and all the new features it allows us to deliver to you.

    For example, you will now be able to RSVP for events and CLE presentations with the simple click of a button. If there is an expense for the event (like golfing or one of our dinner social events), you can pay online. For events with meal options, you will be able to make your selection online, as well.

    We also have new forums to take part in. Find like-minded attorneys who are as passionate about your practice area as you are. You'll be able to share information, ask questions, and talk in a protected environment which keeps the public out and away from the discussions.

    Most importantly, we now have a full-featured membership directory and you can control what the public and other members can see yourself. For example, don't want the general public to know your email address? You can keep that private. If you want to share it, you can do that, too.

    Additionally, you can control your membership directly on the website now. You can renew your membership when it is time, and pay your dues online, as well.

    We know that you'll enjoy the new website and all the great features we're releasing now and the many more to come in the future. 

  • 03/11/2018 1:34 PM | Anonymous

    The Bell County Bar Association will be sponsoring a legal clinic for veterans on Friday, April 27, 2018, at the Texas Workforce Commission located at 300 Cheyenne Drive, Killeen, Texas 76542.

    We still need attorney and paralegal volunteers to help staff the clinic, and attorneys who are willing to take one or more cases/referrals from the clinic. No document prep is done on site. Some veterans have cases which can be resolved with just a short consultation. Some veterans have cases that require representation. Volunteer attorneys do not have to represent those veterans, as they will be referred to another attorney in that situation.

    AGAIN, PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE NOT OBLIGATED TO ACCEPT A REFERRAL. You will be merely be interviewing veterans to determine if they need an attorneys assistance and then determine what kind of an attorney the clinic should connect the veteran with.

    Obviously, the more volunteers there are, the better the chance that every veteran is provided the legal assistance that they need.

    None of us can do everything, but all of us can do something.

  • 03/10/2018 1:34 PM | Anonymous

    The Annual Law Day Celebration will be on May 3, 2018 this year. Once again, please join us at the world famous Cyclone Corral Barbecue as we celebrate Law Day with fun, food and law-related festivities. Awards will be presented.

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