Who's responsible?: While lawyer Scott Marshall has pleaded guilty to a murder charge, his victim's mother has filed an unusual wrongful-death suit against not only him but his parents and his 92-year-old grandmother. Senior reporter John Council hears from attorneys about the unusual suit.
Election litigation: What does Citizens United mean in a fight over an El Paso recall election? One lawyer says the decision isn't relevant, but another disagrees. Senior reporter John Council talks with both.
File fight: Two separate suits have been filed in Dallas district courts by plaintiffs seeking the return of client files. Jennifer Spencer (pictured) represents the plaintiffs in one suit. Reporter Miriam Rozen eyes the tug of war.
Work woes: A former law firm employee has filed two suits against her ex-employers. Reporter Angela Morris looks at the suit alleging civil barratry and the suit alleging failure to pay overtime — allegations the defendants deny.
Approach the bench: Those who thought law school was hard should imagine going through it with three kids. Reporter Angela Morris talks with 186th District Judge Maria Teresa "Tessa" Herr (pictured).
Dealmaker of the week: A big year in the shale plays kept this lawyer busy right up to the end of 2011.
Special FOCUS Report: Toxic Torts
Clock's ticking: John Eldridge and Jason Huebinger explore limitations considerations.
Doctor, doctor: Mark Courtois and Mary Ann Dougharty walk lawyers through the complex issues that arise when settlements involve Medicare.
Litigating causation: David A. Oliver considers a toxic-tort causation question at the Supreme Court.
Start off right: Vianei Lopez Robinson has six workplace fixes the savvy in-house lawyer can make for 2012.
Maternity matters: Elizabeth Poole (pictured) looks at why employers should work to retain working moms.
The write stuff: Kendall Gray red pencils editing techniques lawyers can use to improve their briefs.