Noon CLE meetings are typically held on the fourth Friday of every month (with some exceptions).


We also host periodic breakfast CLE roundtable discussions at a North Dallas location on important IP topics.

2020-2021 School Year

Scholarship Submission For

North Texas Law Students

During the 2020-2021 School Year, the Intellectual Property Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association will award up to one scholarship to students from each of the three North Texas law schools: Texas A&M University School of Law, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, and University of North Texas Dallas College of Law.

The scholarships will be awarded to students who have a demonstrated interest in intellectual property law, leadership experience, and academic achievement.  Significant consideration will also will be given to any other relevant factor raised by the student applicant.  

Applications will be accepted from law students enrolled as 2L or 3L students (or the equivalent thereof for part-time students) during the 2020-2021 academic year at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, the University of North Texas Dallas College of Law, and the Texas A&M University School of Law. 

Here's What You Need to Do:  

(1) Submit your name and information using the email link set forth to the right.  Your name and information will be sent to the Scholarship Committee Chair and the Officers of the IP Section of the Dallas Bar Association. 

(2) To apply, submit a completed application and required documents to the Scholarship Committee Chair.  

(3) Your application should include a personal statement, resume, undergraduate transcript, any graduate school transcript, and law school transcript. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.  All of these documents should be mailed and emailed to Chair of the Scholarship Committee, Ms. Dyan House at the following address:

Dyan House, Esq. 

Baker & McKenzie, LLP

1900 Pearl Street, Suite 1500

Dallas, TX  75201

(4) Your personal statement should address the following criteria in no more than 500 words, and address the following topics:

          (a)   Demonstrated interest in intellectual property law (for example through coursework, internships, employment, student organization activities, bar activities, publications, and participation in relevant moot court competitions);

          (b)   Leadership experience (for example through student organization activities);

          (c)   Academic achievement (for example through undergraduate, graduate, and law school achievements); and, 

          (d)   Any other relevant factor that the applicant wants to be considered.  

Applying for the scholarship does not guarantee the grant of an award to any person.  All scholarship awards will be awarded through the Dallas Bar Foundation working with the IP Section of the Dallas Bar Association.

Next CLE: Friday, November 13, 2020: 12:00-1:00PM

“Conducting Jury Trials in COVID-19 Era”


Speakers: Chief Judge Barbara Lynn, Northern District of Texas

Chief Judge Rodney Gilstrap, Eastern District of Texas

Moderator: Matt Acosta, Platt Cheema Richmond PLLC

Chief Judge Rodney Gilstrap of the Eastern District of Texas and Chief Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn of the Northern District of Texas have both administered and conducted live jury trials during the Covid-19 pandemic.  During this presentation, they will explain the reasoning behind their decisions to conduct in-person trials, the unique challenges that they faced in preparing for, administering and conducting those trials, how these challenges were overcome, and the reception by all of those involved.  The IP Section wishes to express its gratitude to the Judges, their staff and coordinators, Matt Acosta and Elizabeth Evert for all their efforts in supporting this CLE event. 

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