Off to school – Ready to Learn

Next week is the 42nd Annual Advanced Family Law Course put on by the Texas Bar. Most years, it takes place in San Antonio. Every year it is great.

What’s great about it? It is Continuing Legal Education (CLE) at its finest. We lawyers get to learn. We get to think about the law and talk about changes being made by the legislature and the courts. We get to talk about where the law has been and where it is going.

The course lasts from Monday to Thursday and has 21.5 hours of education available. That’s more education than the State Bar requires attorneys to get in an entire year.

Some attorneys dread CLE. Some of us love it. Those of us that love it a great deal get as much of it as we can.

Lawyers that get at least double the required amount can join the College of the State Bar of Texas. As the College’s website says:

The Texas Bar College is an honorary society of lawyers who are among the best trained attorneys in Texas. Members are qualified attorneys who are interested in both high ethical standards and improved training for all Texas attorneys.

The College recognizes Texas lawyers who attend at least double the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) required by the State Bar of Texas.

What makes a good attorney? One thing is education – and a major part of a lawyer’s education is the continuing education that he or she gets.

Even while some of Beal Law Firm’s attorneys are in San Antonio getting more educated, you can reach us at or find us at We will have several attorneys in the office and ready to help every day next week, and even those of us in San Antonio will be available to help via skype, facetime, email, and telephone.

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