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So you received a jury summons—now what?

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared as a Client Page in the April 2012 issue of the Texas Bar Journal. The information included in this column is for educational and informational purposes only. Please consult an attorney regarding specific legal questions. For most people, a letter from their county clerk’s office containing a summons for … Continue Reading

The Texas Bar Journal’s April must-reads

April is a special month for members of the State Bar of Texas because we vote for the person who will soon lead the organization as president. That’s why the Texas Bar Journal’s April issue brings you the president-elect candidates’ views on important issues. Three other feature stories as well as Memorials and Disciplinary Actions … Continue Reading

Texas Bar Journal’s Must-Reads for March

This beautiful March weather is perfect for walks, cycling, golf, and picnics. And, because the days are not yet horribly humid and hot—which is surely just around the corner—it is also prime time for reading the Texas Bar Journal outdoors while soaking up some vitamin D. Here are our top four must-reads for this month’s … Continue Reading

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

Enter the Texas Bar Journal Short Story Contest

You’ve got your closing arguments down. Now take your storytelling skills to paper and pen your passion. You’ve got 2,000 words to state your case. Dream big. There can be only one winner. Will it be you? Submit your manuscript to the Texas Bar Journal Short Story Contest by 5 p.m. March 1, 2016. To … 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
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