Soon law graduates who are signing up to take the Texas bar exam will be able to fill out applications and pay exam fees electronically.
Soon law graduates who are signing up to take the Texas bar exam will be able to fill out applications and pay exam fees electronically.
On June 29, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the appeals of BP and Anadarko Petroleum over potential federal fines for their role in the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The emails, obtained by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in an information request, indicate that the Texas clerks feel a little hung out to dry regarding those who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Kenneth Broughton, who helped launch the office in 2013, is now managing partner in Houston.
A U.S. district judge lifted a stay on a previous order that barred the Texas government from enforcing its same-sex marriage ban, related provisions in the Texas Family Code and any other law that prohibited same-sex marriages.
"Is that a coincidence or what?" said Katine, of Katine & Nechman, who celebrated "Obergefell" in his office with his partner and his two 13-year-old children. "They really quote extensively from the 'Lawrence v. Texas' case," Katine said of the majority opinion in "Obergefell": "It makes me feel really good that we had a hand in getting it to this point."
A Gray Reed & McGraw member in Houston gets awards from Houston Volunteer Lawyers and the Collaborative Law Committee of the State Bar of Texas.
More than a year after founding partner John Bickel left Bickel & Brewer, the firm changes its name.
Controlling your robots is now cheaper because of an invention by a group of teenagers, who recently won a patent thanks to the work of a pro bono lawyer.
Don McGahn, a partner in the D.C. office of Jones Day, served previously as chairman and as a commissioner at the Federal Election Commission, where he led what his firm's website bio characterizes as a "revolution" in campaign finance.
"My clients were not super happy with me being at a big firm. And I was having trouble getting my clients to come into a big firm,'' said Michelle May O'Neil.
The Asa Low Intermediate School in Mansfield, Texas, will hold its first- ever oil and gas Monopoly game tournament on May 30. The school anticipates that around 60 students will participate in the event. The tournament will feature students playing the customized oil and gas version of Monopoly created by the industry publication Offshore Engineer in celebration of its 40th anniversary. The limited-edition release of the game takes the traditional destinations and game pieces and replaces them with items specific to the oil and gas industry.
There's only one hurdle left for a bill that would authorize the Texas attorney general to sue so-called patent trolls that send demand letters in bad faith about patent infringement.
Amarillo criminal defense lawyer Jeff Blackburn has a certain flair for the dramatic, as is demonstrated in his recent resignation letter as chief counsel of the Innocence Project of Texas.
As business lawyers prepare to counsel companies on new policies and procedures under a bill to legalize people to carry holstered handguns openly, another company plans to educate gun owners about the change.
"Literally having sex in front of co-workers," Richard Burton said of one of the employee stories he tells in a new book. "Some are less shocking, like embezzlement."
Judges, a general counsel, professors and a government official will speak to Texas law school graduates.
A bill that would make it easier for convicts to win appeals for post-conviction DNA testing has landed on Gov. Greg Abbott's desk.
New public downtown Dallas law school plans to keep hiring more faculty next year.
Lawyers who hope to become certified to be guardians for elderly or disabled people would have to take an extra hour of continuing legal education if a bill that the House and Senate have passed becomes law.
She earmarked the money for school to hire new law professor who conducts research through a gender lens.
Judicial candidates for statewide office and benches in highly populated counties would no longer have to gather signatures to get on the primary ballot if House Bill 3880 becomes law.
Bedford solo Todd Smith, a Republican former lawmaker, got plenty of attention—CNN and The New York Times included—when he wrote Texas Gov. Greg Abbott about his decision to have the Texas State Guard monitor U.S. military training exercises.
Jerry Clements, chairwoman of Locke Lord, received the 2015 Baylor Lawyer of the Year.
A bill to require new lawyers to swear to behave with integrity and civility has sailed through the Texas Legislature and will soon land on Gov. Greg Abbott's desk.
Ken Stewart, the nonexecutive chair in the United States for Norton Rose Fulbright, will also become global chair on May 1.
Litigator Steve Selsberg, whose client list include Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim Helu, left a big firm to open his own firm in Houston.
It sparked a nationwide debate last fall when the city of Houston, embroiled in a lawsuit over its LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance, subpoenaed pastors for copies of their sermons. It also sparked action by the Texas Senate.
Six firms based in Houston or Dallas are among the nation's 100 highest-grossing firms.
Lawyers would no longer have to pay the $200 annual occupations tax if lawmakers pass a bill that the Texas House recently approved.
A judge has appointed Houston attorneys Kent Schaffer and Brian Wice to investigate a complaint against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton that alleged that he committed a felony under state securities law.
Neal Manne, co mananging partner, responds to inquiry with droll, revealing answer.
And in a fitting tribute after the conclusion of lectures about Louis A. Bedford, who became Dallas' first African-American judge in 1966, the historically black college's mock courtroom was named in honor of him.
Tax day might be unpleasant, but it was extra bad for some professors and staff at The University of Texas School of Law.
Of its $47.22 million in total spending, the State Bar of Texas's new budget sends $250,000 to a fund that provides lawyers with money for substance abuse and mental health treatment.
Current state bar rules and regulations exempt attorneys over 70 from taking 15 credit hours of CLE each year. The approved change deletes those exemptions.
Senators seek to fill Plano and Midland benches.
The congregation alleges the city violated the state's religious freedom statute and wants to keep meeting in a North Dallas home.
The Houston law school will provide general immigration work on a pro bono basis at a clinic set to open in August.
Todd Welty and two partners move to McDermott Will & Emery from Dentons.
Students can earn J.D. and MBA in as few as four years through new joint degree program.
One-time U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Texas joins Houston office of New Orleans firm to head government investigation and white-collar crime defense practice in Texas.
The issue examined those Texans who were an integral part of the act, which continues to influence Texas law and lawyers.
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.
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.
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."
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.
"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.
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.
"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.