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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

Kenda Culpepper takes office as president of TDCAA

Kenda Culpepper, Rockwall County’s district attorney, took office as the Texas District & County Attorneys Association’s 82nd president. The non-profit organization, which serves Texas prosecutors and their staffs, produces CLE courses, provides technical assistance to the prosecution community and criminal justice agencies, and serves as a liaison between prosecutors and other organizations in administering criminal … Continue Reading
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