Dallas Lawyers on Twitter

I have compiled the following list of Dallas-area lawyers on Twitter and their respective Twitter handles.  The list does not include lawyers west of the Dallas-Tarrant county line.  The list does not include law firms, but does includeRead More

Nathan Hecht Sworn-In as Chief Justice of Texas Supreme Court

Yesterday, Nathan Hecht was sworn-in as chief justice of the Texas Supreme Court.  The Texas Lawbook published an article I co-authored about Chief Justice Hecht's tenure on the Supreme Court.  

Chad Ruback to speak about how to ethically market a law practice

INVITATION FROM THE DALLAS ASSOCIATION OF YOUNG LAWYERS: Join the DAYL Solo and Small Firm Committee at noon on Wednesday, July 24th at the Belo Mansion for a one hour CLE, including .50 hours of ethics credit, andRead More

Pointers from a Dallas Court of Appeals Justice

Yesterday afternoon, I attended a CLE presented by Dallas Court of Appeals Justice Doug Lang.  Here are some of the pointers offered by Justice Lang: 1. If the trial court judge makes an oral ruling but the rulingRead More

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Offers Tips on Appellate Advocacy

I recently attended a CLE presented by Catharina Haynes, the only federal appellate judge with chambers in the Dallas - Fort Worth area.  Judge Haynes offered a number of valuable tips on appellate advocacy: 1. The table ofRead More

Facts in Oral Argument at the Texas Supreme Court

Last week, Texas Supreme Court Justice Debra Lehrmann spoke in Dallas about (1) how the court decides whether to grant or deny review; (2) common mistakes seen in appellate petitions and briefs; and (3) oral argument at theRead More

Common Mistakes Seen in Appellate Petitions and Briefs

Last week, Texas Supreme Court Justice Debra Lehrmann spoke in Dallas about (1) how the court decides whether to grant or deny review; (2) common mistakes seen in appellate petitions and briefs; and (3) oral argument at theRead More

How the Texas Supreme Court Decides Whether to Grant or Deny Review

Last week, Texas Supreme Court Justice Debra Lehrmann spoke in Dallas about (1) how the court decides whether to grant or deny review; (2) common mistakes seen in appellate petitions and briefs; and (3) oral argument at theRead More

Visual Aids at Appellate Oral Argument

Yesterday, I spoke at a State Bar of Texas Appellate Section CLE. One of the other speakers, Dallas Court of Appeals Justice Elizabeth Lang-Miers, addressed the use of visual aids at appellate oral argument. Justice Lang-Miers indicated thatRead More

E-Filing Trends in Texas State Courts

Electronic filing has begun to change the way that lawyers prepare legal briefs and motions. The Dallas County trial courts began accepting electronic filing, also known as e-filing, several years ago. The Dallas Court of Appeals followed suitRead More

Three Keys to Presenting a Great Appellate Oral Argument

Earlier this week, I attended the annual banquet of the Patrick Higginbotham Inn of Court. The featured speaker was Seth Waxman, who served as chief appellate counsel to the U.S. government under President Clinton. Waxman said that thereRead More

Dorsaneo’s Top 5 Tips on Writing an Appellate Brief

SMU Law School Professor Bill Dorsaneo spoke at today’s Dallas Bar Association Appellate Section meeting. He offered a number of tips on writing an appellate brief. Here are my five favorites:

Interview by Texas Lawyer reporter

Texas Lawyer reporter interviewed Dallas appellate lawyer Chad Ruback about oral arguments.

Largest Judgments Rendered by Dallas – Fort Worth Courts

State courts in Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, and Denton counties all rendered large judgments in 2011. Perhaps not surprisingly, due to their smaller dockets, state courts in the outlying counties of the DFW area did not render any judgmentsRead More

Texas Supreme Court justice shares thoughts about appellate advocacy

I recently attended a continuing legal education seminar at which Justice Don Willett provided some tips about practice before the Texas Supreme Court. Here are the highlights of his presentation.

Court of Appeals justice shares thoughts about appellate advocacy

I recently attended a continuing legal education seminar at which Justice Elizabeth Lang-Miers provided some tips about practice before the Dallas Court of Appeals. Here are the highlights of her presentation:

Dallas Court of Appeals cases for the week of November 14, 2011

Dallas Court of Appeals cases for the week of November 14, 2011

Dallas Court of Appeals cases for the week of November 7, 2011

Dallas Court of Appeals cases for the week of November 7, 2011

Court of Appeals justice shares thoughts about e-filed appellate briefs

I recently attended a continuing legal education seminar at which Justice Martin Richter spoke about e-filing in the Dallas Court of Appeals. Here are the highlights of his presentation:

Dallas Court of Appeals cases for the week of October 31, 2011

Dallas Court of Appeals cases for the week of October 31, 2011