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Coronavirus Legal News Briefing — March 27, 2020

Editor’s Note: The State Bar of Texas is providing this collection of important links, blog posts, and media stories to keep its members and the public informed of the latest news and resources related to the novel coronavirus outbreak and its impact on the legal community. Important links State Bar of Texas Coronavirus Legal Resources … Continue Reading

Jury duty scams targeting Travis County

Jury duty scams are again hitting Texas. The Travis County Sheriff’s Office has received reports of calls to residents in which scammers are aggressively accusing them of failing to show up for jury duty and claiming that a fine must be paid to avoid arrest. The scammers claim to be a sergeant or a lieutenant—using … Continue Reading

Guest blog: What do judges say about the jury system?

Over the years, I have become a huge advocate for and supporter of the jury system. After presiding over hundreds of jury trials I’ve concluded that juries tend to get it right. The collective wisdom of 12 or even six citizens is truly impressive; to use an old phrase, the sum is greater than its … Continue Reading

Jury duty scam spreading across Texas

September 29, 2016, update: Jury duty scams continue to spread across Texas. A Houston attorney was a recent victim of the fraud, sending $1,000 to scammers after he received a message claiming there were warrants out for his arrest for missing jury duty. Read more in the ABA Journal. Earlier: Counties across Texas are reporting recent attempts where scammers call … Continue Reading

Jury duty: A front-row seat to justice

By Katherine Cabaniss Editor’s note: This column originally appeared in The Examiner News and is republished with permission. Find resources for jurors at texasbar.com.  Recently, a high-profile case was tried in my court. A jury heard evidence for more than two weeks. The media was highly interested and consistently present. The courtroom was packed. In … Continue Reading