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LGBT Lawyers Practicing in Texas

Angela Morris | October 1, 2017

The State Bar of Texas annually collects demographic data about Texas lawyers, but it doesn't ask about their status as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning.

Editor's Note

Heather Nevitt. Editor-in-Chief, Texas Lawyer

Retirement Goals


David Hall of the Texas RioGrande Legal Services.

After 42 Years, David Hall Retiring from Legal Aid Organization

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

David Hall announces his retirement as executive director of the Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA.)

Former judge Don Bush, 70, now works part-time as an EMT for Texas Star Ambulance.

A Different Kind of Judicial Emergency

By John Council |

As he rides in the back of an ambulance scrambling to 911 calls and administering to patients as a newly minted paramedic, 70-year-old Don Bush is getting used to a typical query.

In-House Texas

Cross-Border Issues Are Not Always Limited to Business Deals

By Ryan Kirkham |

A host of international legal issues may arise, including complicated custody litigation, in the event of a cross border relocation.

Michael P. Maslanka, assistant professor of law, UNT Dallas College of Law.

Five Hacks to Minimize Cognitive Load and Effectively Maximize Cognitive Processing Power

By Michael P. Maslanka |

My law professor gig is now going on two years plus. I've learned a lot about teaching. (As the Zen expression goes: "a good teacher always remains a good student.") Here's one lesson: yes teach doctrine, yet also teach mindsets; that is a way of thinking.

Mexico's Broad Assault on Corruption

By Charles E. Meacham |

Over the last five years, Mexico has undertaken important structural reforms to several segments of the Mexican economy, most notably, the energy sector that was previously closed off to foreign investment.

Quintin Cassady, vice president and general counsel of Galderma Laboratories L.P.

Galderma Laboratories' GC Has Skin in the Pharma Game

By Kristen Rasmussen |

Reporter Kristen Rasmussen interviews Quintin Cassady, vice president and general counsel at Galderma Laboratories, Swiss-based operating company of Nestle Skin Health known for products such as Cetaphil .


Trey Apffel, solo practitioner and former State Bar of Texas president.

SBOTX Votes for New Executive Director

Former State Bar of Texas President Trey Apffel is slated to become the bar's next executive director.

Verdicts: Driver Settles for Running Over Boy in School Zone

The family of a boy who was run over by a car when he crossed a street near a school agreed to a $30,000 settlement.

Henry Talavera of Polsinelli.

Newsmakers: October 2017

Henry Robinson, a partner at Kelly Hart & Hallman, authored a guide on leaves of absence.


H-1B visa

Buy American, Hire American: Understanding the Impact to US Employers

By Dilnaz Saleem |

The "Hire American" provisions put forth in the executive order are an implementation of the president's campaign promises to address the perceived abuses in employment-based visa programs.

Trump Executive Orders Reshape Immigration Policy

By Kenneth J. Harder |

On Jan. 27 the Trump administration issued an executive order that immediately affected the U.S. immigration system.

Illegal immigrants are transferred out of the holding area after being processed at the Tucson Sector of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection headquarters in Tucson, Ariz.

What the Sanctuary Cities Legislation Means for All Texans

By Charles C. Foster |

What does the so-called "anti-sanctuary city" Senate Bill 4 legislation mean for the State of Texas beyond the real and perceived concerns that it will negatively impact a large number of Texans?

Actor Kit Harington as Jon Snow in Game of Thrones.

Winter Is Coming – to Court

By John G. Browning |

"Game of Thrones" has already spawned a class at Harvard entitled "The Real Game of Thrones: from Modern Myths to Medieval Models."