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State Bar of Texas and Texas Young Lawyers Association president-elect candidates using Facebook to campaign
President-elect candidates for the State Bar of Texas and the Texas Young Lawyers Association are using Facebook to get the word out about their campaigns. The Bar and TYLA changed their election rules in 2011 to explicitly permit candidates to...President-elect candidates for the State Bar of...
Spring Has Officially Sprung. Now, About Those Bonuses . . . (The AmLaw Daily) Houston attorney accused of cutting bailiff with pencil (KPRC-Houston) Judge Urged to Bar Some Clemens' Lawyers Arguments (Associated Press) Travis County commissioners approve $7.25 million purchase...Spring Has...
Last day surprise for U.S. District Judge David Folsom: A call from a former law professor and former leader of the free world
On Friday, March 16, during a mad rush to finish his last work day as a U.S. district judge, David Folsom picked up his court coordinator’s telephone when it rang at 1:55 p.m. and got a big surprise. “I had...On Friday, March 16, during a mad rush to finish his last work day as a U.S. district...
Firm files motion to compel, seeking information related to transfer of its Fort Worth office phone number
An Austin firm filed a motion to compel on March 2, trying to learn the “true identity” of “the unknown person or persons” who allegedly “hijacked” the phone number of its Fort Worth office. Personal-injury and criminal-defense firm Dunham &...An Austin firm filed a motion to compel on March 2,...
Inmate-attorney talks now off the record in Galveston (Houston Chronicle) Court: Stanford investor suits can go forward (Associated Press) ABA backs off making law schools report graduates' salaries (The National Law Journal) -- Angela MorrisInmate-attorney talks now off the record in Galveston...
Closed-door policy: Earl Musick, president of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association (HCCLA), says the fact that the Sunset Advisory Commission staff was barred from the Judicial Conduct Commission’s closed meetings points to a lack of accountability, reports freelance writer...Closed-door...
Say you're sorry: Chief Judge Fred Biery of the Western District of Texas issues a "Non-Kumbaya Order" in contentious school-prayer case
Just when Fred Biery, chief judge of the Western District of Texas, thought he’d rid himself of Schultz, et al. v Medina Valley Independent School District, he issued yet another order in the case. Schultz is the highly emotional school...Just when Fred Biery, chief judge of the Western District of...
Laws may end up before top court (San Antonio Express-News) Community activist says charges against him are 'lies' (Houston Chronicle) Seeking compensation for non-DNA innocence claims (Grits for Breakfast) Officials: Meetings penalties unjust (San Antonio Express-News) Groupon-Type Deals Are...
University of Minnesota Law School professor Dale Carpenter, a former clerk for 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Chief Judge Edith H. Jones and former Vinson & Elkins lawyer, has written a 323-page book titled “Flagrant Conduct," which tells the...University of Minnesota Law School professor Dale...
Work clothes are expensive — not only the initial purchase but also the subsequent dry-cleaning bills and tailoring fees. The bad news is that these extra bills are a fact of life for attorneys; most firms and all courtrooms expect...Work clothes are expensive — not only the initial purchase but...