State Bar of Texas Makes Changes to Attorney Discipline Procedures

An attorney with nearly two decades of experience, Anastacio “Trae” Mindiola operates his own law practice in Houston, Texas, where he focuses on civil lawsuits related to insurance matters. Active in his field, Anastacio Mindiola is admitted to the Texas State Bar.

The Texas State Bar recently reported on changes to the disciplinary rules governing attorney behavior that are set to take effect on June 1. Two major amendments went through the process of being approved by the Texas Supreme Court, both of which aim to streamline the disciplinary process and resolve complaints more quickly.

The first amendment applies to Rule 8.03 and requires attorneys who have been placed on probation for a felony or any misdemeanor involving financial crimes to report that court action within 30 days to the State Bar’s chief disciplinary counsel. The second amendment makes some administrative changes to the general rules of the disciplinary procedure by streamlining definitions.

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