Consumer credit cases: Reporter Miriam Rozen speaks with Diana Larson (pictured) and other lawyers about how the increase in consumer borrowers' suits against credit collection agencies offers opportunities for lawyers.
Bankruptcy law: Filings are down, but the workload for commercial bankruptcy lawyers hasn’t dropped, just changed, writes reporter Miriam Rozen.
Free time: Texas lawyers work thousands of unpaid hours doing pro bono work. Research editor Jeanne Graham has the numbers. Bonus video: Meet three lawyers who logged many hours on a case helping out a homeowner.
Casey Anthony trial: Karen Hurwitz (pictured), owner of Karen Hurwitz & Associates Legal and Behavioral Consulting in Houston, helped out the defense team. Senior reporter Brenda Sapino Jeffreys has the stories.
Work dispute: A former non-equity partner in Patton Boggs won a favorable ruling in her bid to depose two firm leaders. Reporter Miriam Rozen looks at the documents.
Not their problem: Two insurance companies don’t have to cover a $13.8 million verdict in a trade secrets theft case.
Dealmaker of the week: Vanguard Natural Resources returned to Vinson & Elkins for help with its second big deal in six months. Senior reporter Brenda Sapino Jeffreys talks with the lawyer who led the firm’s team.
Appellate lawyer of the week: John Council talks with an attorney tapped to appeal a $14 million unfavorable judgment.
Special FOCUS Report: Energy Law
Power play: Tammy Wavle Shea keeps lawyers current on what they need to know about changes to the electric ratemaking process.
Hydraulic fracturing: Arthur J. Wright and Gaye White flesh out three unique issues facing lawyers in Texas’ unconventional shale plays.
Blowin’ in the wind: Allan Marks and Alyssa Frederick write about the benefits of leasing in wind power project financings.
Persuasive power: Lisa Blue Baron and Robert B. Hirschhorn have five tips for persuading an audience.
Time pressed: New data give insight into judges’ preferences for trial length in patent cases.