Suggestions sunk: Reporter Miriam Rozen and senior reporter John Council hear from lawyers, including Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association president Nicole DeBorde (pictured), about the resounding defeat State Bar members handed proposed changes to the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct.
Suit for fees: Senior reporter Brenda Sapino Jeffreys examines a Houston firm's efforts to get paid and why a breach-of-contract suit isn't part on the docket.
Crowding on the launch pad? Senior reporter John Council finds out if a spike in false-marking suits is related to some slowdowns in the Eastern District of Texas' rocket docket.
Approach the bench: Senior reporter John Council wrangles a no-bull Q&A with U.S. District Judge Terry Means about Means' ranching past, the problems in briefing, and the federal procedural rules that most frequently cause lawyers to stumble.
Written description: The Federal Circuit overturns a $1.67 billion EDTX jury verdict.
In practice: Richard B. Roper helps attorneys avoid a mistake that can sink their cases.
Junior J.D.: Kip Mendrygal has some points new attorneys should ponder before pressing the "record" buttons on their smartphones.
Special FOCUS Report: Immigration Law
Form fitting: Maggie Murphy and Michael X. Marinelli explain what lawyers need to know about a big change in the government's enforcement of the deemed-export rule.
Fast track: Jason Mills gets attorneys up to speed on expedited waivers of inadmissibility.
Goodbye, Goldilocks: Here's what lawyers for businesses should do to make sure immigration-compliance policies in the workplace are just right.
Accidental expatriates: Immigration, tax and Social Security problems lurk in the days of a globally mobile workforce.