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Video: Moneyball Law

Mark Unger, San Antonio solo, says that technology allows solos to save money and run a firm that can compete with big law.

Reversed and Remanded: Retired U.S. District Judge Royal Furgeson Talks About His Replacement on the Bench and Remaining Federal Court Vacancies

Retired U.S. District Judge Royal Furgeson, the founding dean of the University of North Texas College of Law in Dallas, speaks about the recent progress in filling some of the nine vacant federal court vacancies in Texas. Furgeson also discusses the man nominated to replace him on the federal bench in San Antonio --- Western District of Texas U.S. Attorney Robert Pitman --- who would become the first openly gay U.S. district judge in Texas if confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

Data analytics for every law firm

Haley Odom Ackerman, law firm consultant with Odom Ackerman Consulting, says that lawyers must run analytical reports of their firms' financial data.

Go-to apps for a lawyer's phone

Shannon Warren, Houston solo, a presenter of "60 apps in 60 minutes" session at the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, discusses the mobile apps that he can't live without.

Jim Calloway, director of the management assistance program of the Oklahoma Bar Association

Survival tips amid the future of law

Jim Calloway, director of Management Assistance Program of the Oklahoma Bar Association, says that the Internet and legal forms challenge lawyers practices but that attorneys can adapt and thrive in the future of law.

Patenting computer software: Know your product

Adam Sanderson, a software litigator and partner in Reese Gordon Marketos in Dallas, discusses the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International. What will the court’s opinion governing the patentability of computer software mean for busy federal trial courts in the Eastern District of Texas?

Dallas Attorney and Granddaughter of Woman Killed by Man Made Famous in 'Bernie' Asks to be Heard in Court

Dallas transactional lawyer Shanna Nugent explains why she's hired Rowlett appellate lawyer Chad Baruch to oppose a writ of habeas corpus filed by Bernhardt Tiede II, the man made famous in the 2011 movie 'Bernie' who admitted to killing Nugent's grandmother Marjorie Nugent in 1996.

Dallas Lawyer Discusses How a Few Choice Emails Sorted From Thousands Lead to $20 Million Verdict

Micah Dortch, a shareholder in Dallas' Cooper & Scully, discusses how he sifted through thousands of documents to locate a handful of emails that would likely anger a jury---a chore that recently lead to a $20 million verdict in Houston federal court.

Exonerated and litigated: A look at restitution payments and divorce

Randy Turner, an attorney with Fort Worth's Bailey & Galyen, explains the implications of a recent appellate court ruling he won that means that his client does not have to share a portion of the $2 million in restitution funds won from the State of Texas for wrongful imprisonment with an ex-wife.

Ruling on motions that award attorney fees in patent infringement cases

U.S. Magistrate Judge Nicole Mitchell of the Eastern District of Texas discusses the implications of two recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions that allow trial judges a freer hand in ruling on motions that award attorney fees in patent infringement cases if a party is found to have filed baseless pleadings.