The University of Houston Law Center launches a mandatory career development program for first-year students with help from Andrews Kurth.
The University of Houston Law Center launches a mandatory career development program for first-year students with help from Andrews Kurth.
According to the OAG's website, since Sept. 1, when the OAG's site launched, Houston, Freeport, El Paso and Balch Springs police departments have each reported one shooting by police officers; no police departments statewide have reported shootings of police officers during the same time period.
Solo lawyer and amateur pilot Steve DeWolf is in love with WW II-era training planes—especially the distinctive yellow 1942 AT-6 Texan that he stores and flies from Dallas' Executive Airport.
Law school admiissions officers who participated in a survey expect to see more applications over the 2015-2016 application cycle than the previous year, according to a 2015 Kaplan Test Prep survey.
Committee may recommended amendments to Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct in regards to giving advice to clients doing business in countries with civil rights issues.
"I hope [lawyers] think it's a good thing because we are working in areas we know there are a lot of self-represented litigants," said David Slayton, administrative director of the Texas Office of Court Administration.
Texas recently won a national award for collecting high-quality data about court cases. But the state is not stopping there.
"I'm essentially making up my mind to not be chained to my desk for the rest of my life," said Chris Gilbert, a former State Bar of Texas board member.
For the second time in two months, a district attorney has asked the Texas Office of the Attorney General whether a county is allowed to ban handguns in a justice center that houses courts and other departments.
"As criminal defense lawyers, HCCLA members fight daily to protect the Constitution and its safeguards, many of which are set forth in amendments to this cherished document," the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association wrrote about its commemorative event.
"I think the constitution's protections apply to every individual regardless of age and we wanted to help vulnerable children facing these life-altering circumstances ensure their rights were respected," said Courtney Stewart.
Jeffery Smisek, once the senior vice president and general counsel of Houston-based Continental Airlines, gets severance package from United Airlines including $4.875 million cash payment.
Three lawyers leave Jones Day's Hong Kong office to join Baker Botts' Hong Kong office.
The Supreme Court of Texas issued an order requiring juvenile court judges to tell youths whom they have certified to be tried in adult criminal courts that they may immediately appeal those rulings.
"Obviously we want the Eastern District to be treated fairly with other districts and not be singled out for purposes of venue," said Gaylord Hughey, who will serve as the Eastern District of Texas Bar Association's lobbyist in front of Congress. "That's an issue that I'm focused on.''
"Just because it gets me in doesn't mean it gets me to a courtroom any faster," said Fort Worth criminal defense attorney Kenny Mullen, who said a badge will get him past the courthouse's security line, but not into its busy elevators.
U.S. District Judge Michael Schneider of Tyler, who is the Eastern District of Texas' most mobile jurist, will take senior status on Jan. 7, 2016.
Lawyers who use e-filing in civil cases will notice higher bills in September, when the e-filing fee increases to $30 from $20. That's just one of the changes in store for Sept. 1, when many new laws become effective.
A woman nonsuited Houston lawyer James Patrick Smith in suit alleging that he mishandled her divorce, but a related suit against Houston lawyer Paul Nugent set for trial in 2016.
Women who are general counsel of large Texas companies hold three of the top five spots on the best-paid GC list included in Texas Lawyer's annual Corporate Roster report on GC compensation.
Glenn Ballard, a former head of the trial section at Bracewell & Giuliani, will join Dentons on Aug. 17 as managing partner of the Houston office.
Mayer Brown, which has an office in Houston, just got approval from the Mexican government to open a Mexico City office.
A Mexican offshore worker nonsuited Hosuton lawyer Jason Webster from a suit alleging that he was "illegally and unethically solicited" in connection with a personal injury suit stemming from a deadly 2007 mobile offshore oil platform accident.
"I just went down to watch them pick a jury. And Brian Shaw said, 'Guess who's going to be on our panel? He's the most famous person in Dallas,'" said Martha Hardwick Hofmeister, a partner in Dallas' Shackelford. "And I said, Dirk Nowitzki?" She was wrong.
"We want to be sure this is done correctly. We want clarification on that," said Lewis White, a criminal defense lawyer who has volunteered for the panel.
"I've been analyzing constitutional situations for 25 years or more because I've been on the bench so long, so I have a little bit of a handle in how this works and how it's analyzed," said Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Larry Meyers.
"We have been talking to her for years," Dee Kelly Jr., managing partner of Kelly Hart & Hallman, said about April Farris, who will move from the state agency to his Fort Worth law firm.
Ink-stained advocates should turn their eyes in the direction of Lubbock.
A Dallas TV news crew at the Collin County Courthouse on Tuesday caught footage of two special prosecutors who have investigated Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton as they entered a grand jury room.
Can a county bar people from carrying concealed handguns into the district attorney's office and other departments in the courthouse?
For the first time in more than two decades, the Dallas Women Lawyers Association will honor a man for his contributions to the advancement of women lawyers.
The numbers add up for adding another judge in the Eastern District of Texas said Chief Judge Ron Clark, who will attend a conference that lays out the groundwork for getting a new court.
David Slayton of the Texas Office of Court Administration said that txcourts.gov won the honor for being user-friendly and dynamic, providing helpful information about the courts and making it easy to find information.
What's $6 million in Golf Channel advertising really worth if it's purchased by R. Allen Stanford and his Ponzi scheme? The Texas Supreme Court has agreed to tell us.
While Ken Paxton's latest campaign finance report does include $19,340 for legal spending, no payments went to three law firms representing him in an ongoing criminal investigation for alleged securities law violations.
Corporate finance partner Scott Wallace is new executive partner in Holland & Knight's Dallas office.
The shutdown means that Keisha Ware will no longer serve as the attorney for the students, her title for the past 10 years at the University of Texas at Arlington.
"Some really great lawyers have come to my court over the years," said Judge Thomas R. Culver III. "They require you to stay on top of your game. But by the same token, they are really professional."
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?"