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Fort Worth attorney Bobbie Edmonds publishes children’s book celebrating the life and career of Judge L. Clifford Davis

Fort Worth attorney Bobbie Edmonds considers 98-year-old retired Judge L. Clifford Davis a walking history book. As a new attorney in the early 1980s, she admired him from afar while he served on the bench in Tarrant County. She was so inspired by his career and wide-reaching works within his community, that she committed herself … Continue Reading

Cyberattack: It Can Happen to You

Cybersecurity is an important concern not only for the safety of data, but also for the protection of people. In many ways, with the internet of things and the proliferation of breaches and exploitation, cyber threats are at the forefront of what we, as individuals and organizations, face. The technology we now have at our … Continue Reading

Outside my Comfort Zone

I began my legal career trying cases as an assistant criminal district attorney in Collin County, and tried approximately 100 jury trials to verdict. I tried civil cases, criminal cases, bench trials, and jury trials. When I was provided the opportunity this February by the administrative judge of my administrative region to serve as a … Continue Reading

Texas Bar Foundation Awards $15,000 to ChildSafe

Bexar County’s Children’s Advocacy Center, ChildSafe, was awarded a $15,000 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation. The funds will aid the trauma-focused care center’s victim services. Specifically, the grant will provide to victims of child abuse certified trauma-informed language and sign language interpreters for forensic interviews, family support, and therapeutic services. Funds from the grant … Continue Reading

A new lawyer’s perspective on practicing appellate litigation

Every first-year attorney enters their respective practice area with a fine balance of fear and confidence. Ideally, we have spent at least some time clerking for the same firm or in the same field. However, if you are like me, you may have spent your entire law school career clerking for civil trial firms only … Continue Reading

TexasBarCLE offering free webcast on claims from freezes, power outages, broken pipes

On March 4, noon – 1 p.m. CST, TexasBarCLE and the State Bar of Texas Insurance Law Section will broadcast a free CLE discussion on claims arising from the recent polar vortex and power outage that struck Texas, including applications for governmental disaster relief and property insurance issues. Speakers include Corpus Christi-based attorney William J. … Continue Reading

How the legal profession has changed since 1970 

In my view, among the multiplicity of changes in the legal profession since 1970 are the following: technology, advertising, the draconian 2003 tort reform (HB 4/Proposition 12), mandatory arbitration, result-oriented appellate decisions reversing jury verdicts and the resultant reduction/diminishment of jury trials, the cost of legal education and legal services along with the ongoing impact of … Continue Reading

Texas lawyers assist with employment law, business reopening tips

Texas lawyers are offering tips and general guidance to employers navigating employment issues during the pandemic and considering reopening plans. Zach Wolfe, a trial lawyer who handles non-compete and trade secret litigation at Fleckman & McGlynn PLLC in Austin, has this blog on the “Top 10 Covid-19 Employment Law Tips.”  Brett Holubeck, a labor and … Continue Reading