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Video: Reversed and Remanded: Trudging Through the R. Allen Stanford Case--Five Years Later

Brad Foster, a partner in Andrews & Kurth who represents 115 defendants in the civil litigation related to R. Allan Stanford's massive Ponzi scheme. Foster discusses why even after a recent key appellate ruling by the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in the case, the five-and-half-year litigation is no closer to ending.

Video: Reversed and Remanded: What May Come Next in the Criminal Case Against Gov. Rick Perry?

Dallas criminal defense attorney Gary Udashen discusses what may come next in the courtroom in the wake of Texas Gov. Rick Perry's indictment—a criminal case he believes will be over sooner rather than later.

Pete Haskel (right), an assistant Dallas City Attorney, discusses a case he's defending before the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in which a lawyer is claiming he has a First Amendment right to traffic tickets. The issue is a case of first of impression because of the way the lawyer wants the court information, Haskel said.

Video: Pete Haskel -- Reversed and Remanded

Pete Haskel, an assistant Dallas City Attorney, discusses a case he's defending before the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in which a lawyer is claiming he has a First Amendment right to traffic tickets. The issue is a case of first impression because of the way the lawyer wants the court information, Haskel said.

Video: IP Lawyer Discusses Why Eastern District Leads Nation in Compensatory Damages

Mike Wilson, an IP lawyer and partner in Dallas Munck Wilson Mandala, discusses a recent report showing that the Eastern District of Texas leads the nation in patent infringement compensatory damage awards. However, there are more reasons behind the $5 billion awarded in compensatory damages over the 14 years than the Eastern District's reputation for plaintiff-friendly juries.

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?