Meet the firms and legal departments recognized for their outstanding work this past year. An event for the honorees will be held Sept. 6 at the Belo Mansion in Dallas.
Before Texas law schools open their doors for a new school year in late August, Texas Lawyer reached out to members of law school communities across the Lone Star State, asking for their advice for new and returning students. Students, deans, professors, career services deans and student affairs professionals answered the call.
I hate watching horror movies. When not covering my eyes, I futilely plead with the characters to flee and escape death at the hands of the villain. As the viewer, I know that Michael Myers is hiding in the closet, that the shark is much bigger than the hero's boat, and that eerie music foreshadows the villain's attack. I read court opinions from a similar perspective, and when sneaky procedural issues aim to gut a party's otherwise meritorious case, I tend to pull for that party.
In 'Nabor Well Services v. Romero' in 2015, the Texas Supreme Court upended more than 40 years of precedent when it allowed evidence of a plaintiff's nonuse of seat belts to reduce a plaintiff's recovery in a car crash case.
It's easier to comply with the law than to circumvent it. This summer I am teaching this simple yet profound lesson to the students in our Professional Responsibility class.
In addition to managing the American College of Emergency Physicians' legal department, Leslie Moore also oversees the human resources and office services departments and helps handle ethics complaints brought by members against other physician members who may have violated the group's code of ethics.
An innocent bystander who was locked in a convenience store by an employee trying to stop an attempted shoplifting was awarded $145,000.
Two alumni of St. Mary's University School of Law have donated $1 million to their alma mater for a program that helps law students succeed in class, ace finals and pass the all-important bar exam.
Back in April, a team of researchers at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law released a study showing that female justices on the U.S. Supreme Court were interrupted significantly more than their male counterparts.
Dramatic increases in the number of older people getting divorced these days have brought to light social security rules that provide additional benefits to divorced people who qualify.
Sudden tragedy in a high-conflict family matter is the nightmare scenario for both attorneys and judges when criminal law and family law interact in Texas.