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  1. Family: 66%
    9 years
  2. Domestic Violence: 33%
  3. Unspecified: 1%

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The Beard-Duncan Law Firm, PLLC

9600 Great Hills Trail
No. 150W
Austin, TX, 78759


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200607/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Suzanne Covington AwardVolunteer Legal Services of Central Texas2011
Impact AwardState Bar of Texas, Poverty Law Section2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner and managerThe Beard-Duncan Law Firm, PLLC2013 - Present
AssociateWeisberg & Meyers, LLC2012 - 2013
Staff attorneyTexas Advocacy Project2007 - 2012
Disaster Relief AdvocateTexas Riogrande Legal Aid, Inc.2006 - 2007
Staff writerMedia Life Magazine2000 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Dallas Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
National Association of Women LawyersMember; Survey Committee Member2007 - 2008
American Constitution Society for Law and PolicyMember2007 - 2012
Austin Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Villanueva, 292 S.W.3d 236 (Tex. App. Texarkana 2009)Mandamus granted
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Victims' InformerProtective Orders: More Than a Piece of Paper2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Stanford Law SchoolJournalism and Mass CommunicationMA - Masters1999
Rice UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Pro Se Divorce TrainingAssisted Pro Se for Victims of Domestic Violence2011
State Bar of Texas Poverty Law Section Family Law Task Force MeetingAll About In re Carla Kaye Villanueva (co-presented with Angela Lee)2010