This same law school, rated in a recent issue of The National Jurist magazine, is also the oldest in Texas.
This same law school, rated in a recent issue of The National Jurist magazine, is also the oldest in Texas.
Andrew Strong rejoins Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman in Houston after two general counsel jobs.
If a local government violated Senate Bill 1673's provisions and it hurt someone, he could sue, and the local government wouldn't have immunity. The plaintiff might collect damages, costs and attorney fees.
Annie Garcia, a former corporate associate in Houston, is establishing a charity to provide 3-D models of babies' hearts to pediatric cardiac surgeons.
Rep. Kenneth Sheets said that some of his law school classmates are now stay-at-home moms, but still represent clients pro bono. They also still have to pay an annual attorney occupations tax. House Bill 1129 would fix that.
Under House Bill 3662, a successful plaintiff would win damages caused by the regulatory action, plus costs and attorney fees in defending himself in the administrative proceeding and appeal.
The statewide e-filing fee for civil cases would cost $10 more if the legislature were to pass a recently filed bill.
Plaintiffs propose class action and seek temporary injunction barring any more reassigning of seats.
The bill's author says it does not make sense to charge people a fee for a document that they can access online.
It seems that one lawmaker thinks that if an attorney were to default on his student loan, he should lose his license to practice law.
Illinois lawyer and mother wants to ensure that other nursing moms get necessary accommodations throughout the bar exam.
The judge in the case mistakenly issued an abatement order.
What if you could skip those grueling law school classes, hit up the Internet for a law degree and still become a licensed lawyer in Texas?
Stumbling vocabulary should wave a red flag for Texans to not respond to fraudulent email using his name, Ken Paxton's office said.
Dale Wainwright, a partner who is a former Texas Supreme Court justice, is the office's new managing partner.
"They want me to head up their appellate practice, and form it in a way … we think would be most beneficial for clients and the firm," said Former Fourth Court of Appeals Chief Justice Catherine Stone.
He's not going to Mars, but he's still a red raider.
House Bill 1439 calls upon the children's commission to publish an educational guide to help judges determine jurisdiction and how to preside over cases involving children who are eligible for special immigrant juvenile status.
Hal Moorman, chairman of the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, said, "What we are trying to look at is: What is realistic for someone who practices in the area?"
"Booming oil production and a strong mining industry have made Texas one of the strongest economies in the nation, and that is driving legal employment," according to The National Jurist magazine.
State lawmakers filed identical bills that would allow the Texas attorney general to request a special three-judge panel to hear litigation against the government over school finance, redistricting or other significant matters.
Under SB 534, new lawyers would have to swear to "conduct oneself with integrity and civility in dealing and communicating with the court and all parties."
The White House got off to a slow start in filling federal benches in the Lone Star State, but the pace has picked up during President Barack Obama's second term.
District judges currently serve four-year terms in office, but House Joint Resolution 81 by Rep. Richard Pena Raymond would lengthen the job to six years.
A federal magistrate in Dallas ordered a plaintiffs attorney, who called up only one hour in advance of a scheduled settlement conference to report her no-show status, to pay for defendants' travel expenses.
Woodie Jones, former chief justice of the Third Court of Appeals in Austin, has returned to Alexander Dubose Jefferson & Townsend.
House Bill 956 addresses a 2012 Texas Supreme Court case that ruled that a claimant doesn't have to be a patient in order to bring a health care liability claim.
David Beck, partner in Beck Redden, has roots in the University of Texas School of Law. He earned his law degree there in 1965, and he has stayed in touch during his legal career.
Ruling says slogan is not antitrust.
The appeals court system was down from 5 p.m. until this morning.
House Bill 820 would prevent an uninsured driver who had been in a car accident from recovering exemplary and noneconomic damages in a lawsuit for bodily injury, death or property damage.
The Texas House recently released a preliminary budget that would restore some of the public integrity unit's funding, contingent on the Legislature enacting reforms.
Luis Gomar moves to Thompson & Knight from Strasburger & Price.
It's always nice to get a lift from the U.S. Department of Justice on your way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
It's official: Texas lawyers Randy Howry and Frank Stevenson will face off this spring, vying to become the next president-elect of the State Bar of Texas.
The State Bar of Texas Advertising Review Committee proposed the increase, which bumps the lawyer advertising review fee from $75 to $100.
Akin Gump partner seeks to stay close to Judge Higginbotham so he hears what he says.
A House committee recommended that appellate jurists should serve eight years rather than six, but did not recommend any judicial-selection changes, despite judicial leaders' desire for major reforms.
"The most practical and helpful recommendation may simply be that more focused efforts are needed in the future," according to the Texas House Select Committee on Criminal Procedure Reform.
"They will be supervisory attorney positions, to primarily work with some of our younger misdemeanor prosecutors," said Woodrow Halstead, first assistant for new Bexar County Criminal District Attorney Nico LaHood.
Joseph Dilg, who practiced at Vinson & Elkins of Houston for 38 years, joins Greenhill & Co. in Houston.
A group of law students from Lubbock are among the Texans who are watching and waiting as the big pink building in Austin comes to life again for the 2015 legislative session.
After becoming Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton noted that he has "big shoes to fill," and raised his foot towards outgoing A.G. Greg Abbott. "I want you to know, Gov.-elect, I wear a size 12," Paxton said.
Until Texas voters approved a constitutional amendment in 1997, the state's highest civil court was prohibited from hearing cases outside of Austin. Justice Johnson said the court receives invitations from around the state to hear arguments in cases at various sites.
By the end of 2014, San Antonio lawyer Larry Macon will have run 36,942 miles in his lifetime.
Kim provided crucial testimony against her husband, former judge Eric Williams, including that she accompanied him in a car during the murders.
If pot ever becomes legal in Texas, South Texas College of Law in Houston might be ground zero for lawmakers trying to figure out what statutes to change in the new marijuana economy.
Legal ethics author and speaker Chuck Herring declined to comment on the exact number of drones he owns, explaining that it would be best if his wife and law partner didn't know the number.
Stephanie Hildebrandt will join Norton Rose Fulbright as a partner in February.
Cognitive theory establishes that face-to-face contact with others makes us more productive, efficient and accurate in our work.
After interviewing five lawyers on Dec. 12, the bar's elections and nominations subcommittee chose Randy Howry and Frank Stevenson as potential candidates.
Who is going to bat for plaintiffs and trial lawyers in the 2015 legislative session?
Gardere's executive director Judy Vetkoetter said property management handled the fire evacuation well.
"I don't think it has any place in an adversarial profession where tempers run high," said Supreme Court Advisor Committee member Richard Munzinger about a proposal to amend the new-lawyer's oath.
Alex Roberts, who becomes a partner on Jan. 1, 2015 in Beck Redden in Houston, started in firm's records room.
Jim "The Texas Hammer" Adler wrote that the "misrepresentation and dishonest aura" surrounding pay-per-click advertising might violate existing ethics rules.
Mike Bengtson is now partner-in-charge for Baker Botts' Austin office.
Scott Tidwell was convicted of four felonies and two misdemeanors but was released from jail temporarily so he could run his steak restaurant.
"We wanted to help all cancer victims and those who don't have the ability to file a lawsuit," David Greenstone said of reasons his plaintiffs law firm established a scholarship fund for Dallas students who are impacted by the disease.
The bill doesn't discuss whether a person would have to enter any plea to pay immediately. Could the person talk to a lawyer first? If the person paid up, could he still fight a charge in court?
South Texas College of Law wants to better prepare lawyers for oil and gas industry work.
"The hearing is the first opportunity really where everyone involved in the case will discuss the state's evidence for removing the child," said Children's Commission executive director Tina Amberboy.
By 2020, the firm hopes to have 30 percent women partners globally.
Greenberg Traurig hires three shareholders and two associates for Austin office.
Rick Hammett, a partner in Baker & McKenzie in Houston, is the firm's new North American managing partner.
A total of 1,629 Texas law school graduates took the exam for the first time in July 2014, according to the TBLE.
Candidates learned last week they would become newly minted lawmakers in the fast-approaching 2015 legislative session. Now legislators can begin prefiling bills on Nov. 10.
The problem is that clients text on weekends or late at night.
The University of Houston Law Center's Health Law and Policy Institute issues revision of book that compiles laws relating to infectious diseases.
Tarrant County District Clerk Tom Wilder tells an Arlington solo he can't get to see court records for free on the Web because it's an "abuse of the taxpayer."
At the Texas Book Festival in Austin this weekend, two prosecutors will discuss assassinations, espionage, "blood letters" and terrorist attacks.
Russell Munsch represented the famously wealthy son of the legendary H.L. Hunt in his bankruptcy, which still ranks as the largest personal Chapter 11 filing in history.
When Attorney General Eric Holder announced Oct. 15 that he had appointed Vanita Gupta, he tapped a lawyer who cut her teeth in Tulia, Texas.
Houston trial lawyer Richard Mithoff and his wife, Ginni, give a second $1 million to pro bono program
The website for the Harris County District Clerk posted on Oct. 13 a warning about a "jury service scam."
What started as a business-development plan has led to a commitment to improving compliance practices at corporations nationwide.
Strasburger & Price's Mexican subsidiary in joint venture with Struck, Palafox y Perez Ortega
The general counsel of 50 companies on the Fortune 1,000 list are among the highest-paid executives at their companies.
Tullos Wells, now a senior partner in Bracewell & Giuliani in San Antonio, will switch to of counsel on Nov. 1 to manage a charitable foundation in San Antonio
Clark was judge of the 250th District Court in Travis County who was most noted for issuing a ruling in 1987 declaring Texas' public education financing system unconstitutional. But Clark is more famous amongst UT supporters as the man credited with inventing Hook 'Em during the 1950s.
Government relations lawyer, whose clients include CenterPoint Energy and Lyft, moves to Greenberg Traurig from Baker Botts.
The case is one of many that Gary Cruciani is handling across the country on behalf of governments who are attempting to collect allegedly unpaid hotel taxes owed by several online travel companies.
"I've considered it an honor and privilege to serve the state, and I feel it's a fine agency," said Julia Vaughan about the Texas Board of Law Examiners.
The Dallas businessman known for predicting oil prices said anyone who makes accurate predictions is lucky.
Buena Vista Lyons left Ford & Harrison, where she was managing partner of the Dallas office, to join another labor and employment firm.
If lawyers fail to report their work time by Oct. 15, a criminal court judge could assess a penalty, including removal from the list of attorneys eligible to receive future court appointments.
If you were starting your legal career today, what would you do differently than you did 10, 20 or 30 years ago?
In a drawing posted on the blog of courtroom illustrators, the partner in Sayles/Werbner appears attentive and forceful as he questions a witness. Attention has focused on Werbner since he began serving as lead plaintiffs lawyer in a high-profile case filed by alleged victims of terrorist attacks against the Arab Bank. On Sept. 18, closing arguments were scheduled to begin in that precedent-setting case.
"There is no valid reason, legal or otherwise, to keep penal code §21.06 'on the books,' said a legislative proposal by the State Bar of Texas LGBT Law Section.
Dallas lawyer Darrell Jordan joined Diamond McCarthy, where a number of lawyers he used to work with now practice.
A recent attorney general opinion found that if a city bans plastic bags to protect animals, that's OK. But if the goal is solid waste management, the city's bag ban might conflict with state law.
A new law that goes into effect on Sept. 1 requires criminal defense lawyers who accept indigent defense appointments to report the percentage of time that they spend on adult criminal cases and juvenile delinquency cases.
"We are embarking on an evaluation to see how those rules are going and whether any tweaks are necessary," said David Slayton, executive director of the Texas Judicial Council, at the council's Aug. 22 meeting.
The case management system that all of the state's appellate courts use will soon get two major enhancements for lawyers and judges.
Veteran Dallas lawyer, a former U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Texas, appears in flick in unlikely role.
In the wake of the Texas Supreme Court's e-filing mandate, Harris County's spending on e-filing upgrades accounts for a huge chunk of such spending across Texas.
The Citi Private Bank survey compares firms from around the country.
The invoice was the culmination of a months-long attempt to avoid serving on a jury. "Please be as prompt with payment as you were with your order," Williamson wrote to the court in February of that year.
By the fall, the school expects its inaugural class to have about 150 full- and part-time students.
"We have to make sure we are not commenting or acknowledging anything of a confidential nature," Seana Willing, executive director of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct, said about commission members and staff.