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Remembering Harper Lee

Readers and lawyers around the country are feeling the loss of author Harper Lee, who died in her sleep this morning at the age of 89. Harper’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1961. Dallas attorney Talmage Boston—who has extensively presented and written on Lee, Mockingbird, and Lee’s recently released … Continue Reading

Texas Bar Journal must-reads for November

Tight on time? No worries. We’ve got you covered. Here are this month’s Texas Bar Journal must-reads: Cyber Breach Getting ready for your worst tech nightmare by Jack M. Vaughan and Eben Kaplan Law Schools Ten deans describe how their institutions are confronting the changes in legal education by Texas Law School Deans Important Work … Continue Reading

Making it through law school with a disability

By J. Sam Thomas Editor’s Note: This featured blog post coincides with the upcoming July issue of the Texas Bar Journal, which focuses on the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.   This is a great time to be blind. I wouldn’t exactly recommend it as a hobby, but when I think about … Continue Reading

Violence and Attorneys–Time for a Wake-up Call?

By John G. Browning We usually don’t consider the practice of law to be a dangerous profession, nestled as we normally are behind desks. But as the articles in the upcoming September issue of the Texas Bar Journal illustrate, violence has a very real impact on the legal profession—from the legal implications of and reactions … Continue Reading

An excerpt from ‘Go Fish’

In 1984, on the Haffjardara River in Iceland, Ralph Duggins cast a line against 30-mile-per-hour gusts, working to catch an Atlantic salmon. “I had to forget the wind and get with it pretty quickly if I was going to be able to get my fly out there,” Duggins said. It was his first time fly-fishing—and … Continue Reading

An excerpt from ‘Love for Trade’

Preema, a suburban housewife (whose name has been changed), allegedly earned extra spending money by acting as a “personal service provider” for male clients. Paul, her husband, was suspicious of her behavior. During their divorce proceedings, Paul’s private investigator—on stakeout at the local apartment brothel—watched Preema’s attorney arrive at her room wearing shorts, a T-shirt, … Continue Reading

The TBJ May Issue

Inside: C.E. Rhodes, Priscilla Camacho, Victor Villarreal, and Sam Houston on how they are getting the word out to students about the TYLA project What Do Lawyers Do? Plus: A look at social host liability in Texas, a new book by James L. Haley on the history of the Texas Supreme Court, a video that … Continue Reading

This month in the Texas Bar Journal

This month, the Texas Bar Journal helps you answer some of those "friendly requests for advice" you may encounter at social gatherings in its latest installment of "Party Talk." In addition, you'll find information about the Texas Young Lawyers Association's latest project, Breaking the Silence: A Path to Finding Mental Health.… Continue Reading

This month in the Texas Bar Journal

As part of State Bar President Bob Black's initiative on civics education, the State Bar Law-Related Education Department debuts a new online resource for Texas students and teachers -- Oyez, Oyez, Oh Yay! Civics Resources for Texas Students and Teachers. In addition, the many aspects of school law are examined in this month's issue of the Texas Bar Journal, including the high-profile issue of school finance.… Continue Reading
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