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SB 244, 68th Regular Session
Relating to the mandatory use of interest earned on certain client funds held by attorneys, law firms, or professional corporations engaged in the practice of law to provide legal services to the indigent in civil matters; to the deposit of the funds; to the creation and administration of a program by the Texas Supreme Court to carry out the purpose of Article 317a, Revised Statutes, and to the powers and duties of the court; to the formation, operation, powers, duties, and liability of a nonprofit corporation to be the recipient and disbursing agent for interest earned on client funds; and to liability of depository institutions.

Last action: Record vote

Author: Craig Washington
Sponsor: Frank Tejeda

Remarks: State Bar Bill. Senate Conference Committee Members: Chair- Washington, Mauzy, Doggett, Vale, McFarland. House Conferees: Tejeda- Chairman, Rudd, Madla, Turner, Messer.

Companion:

HB 419 (Identical)

Bill Analyses:
Committee Report (House Study Group)

Subjects:
Charitable & Nonprofit Organizations
EQUAL ACCESS TO JUSTICE ACT, TEXAS
INDIGENT LEGAL SERVICES
Lawyers

House Committee: Judicial Affairs ()
Minutes: April 19 1983
Senate Committee: Jurisprudence ()
Minutes: February 15 1983

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