Dog lovers: Randy Turner (pictured) represents the plaintiffs in a case sure to make canine lovers rejoice and veterinarians cringe. Senior report John Council paws through the 2nd Court opinion.
Sharon Keller case: The Texas Ethics Commission’s authority to levy a $100,000 fine against Court of Criminal Appeals Presiding Judge Sharon Keller is in doubt.
Estate fight: The John M. O’Quinn Foundation has standing to intervene in a suit by O'Quinn's longtime companion. Senior reporter Brenda Sapino Jeffreys looks at the opinion.
Happy law: Presiding over adoptions is one of the joys of being Judge Bob Brotherton (pictured). He explains to reporter Angela Morris.
Passing the bar exam: Baylor extended its streak of having the highest passing rate on the bar, but a University of Virginia School of Law grad took the top spot. He tells research editor Jeanne Graham why he came to Texas, and a Baylor grad explains why the the quarter system is a good thing. Plus, meet one new lawyer undaunted by obstacles and another whose family’s business is family law.
Appellate lawyer of the week: For the better part of a decade, a Dallas lawyer has defended an oil company trying to persuade a Texas court not to recognize two foreign judgments — a rare proceeding in employment law.
Write right: Carey Jordan helps lawyers draft an energy patent to succeed in litigation.
The negotiator: Peter E. Hosey drills down into how to negotiate oil and gas leases on behalf of mineral owners.
Green for green: Becky H. Diffen helps lawyers analyze renewable energy projects for investment.
Old wells: John R. Hays Jr. digs deep into the new rules for inactive oil and gas wells.
Trial practice: Sara M. Foskitt (pictured) has some must-read advice for lawyers involved in discovery disputes in Travis County district courts.
Gender and power: Linda Bray Chanow argues that articles on physical characteristics disempower women in the workplace.