Check out the Texas Bar Journal editorial staff’s top picks from this month’s criminal law issue. And don’t forget to catch up on Movers and Shakers, Memorials, and Disciplinary Actions.

On Appeal
The basics of post-conviction habeas corpus.
By John C. Prezas

Protecting the Record
The top 10 ways lawyers unwittingly waive error for appeal.
By Kristen Jernigan

Municipal Courts
A primer on what they do and a look at the national conversation regarding indigent defendants.
By Sherry Statman

A New Way to Serve
The State Bar of Texas’ latest pro bono program, NOVA, enlists help from its inactive members.
By Eric Quitugua