Indigent defense: When Williamson County and five judges filed Texas Supreme Court briefs denying that they deprived indigent misdemeanor defendants of appointed counsel, the justices replied: Prove it. Andrea Marsh (pictured), represents the plaintiffs in Heckman, et al. v. Williamson County, et al. Senior reporter John Council talks to both sides about what's next.
When the feds show up: Senior reporter John Council unearths a formerly sealed search warrant to learn how the FBI protected attorney-client privilege when it searched a lawyer’s home.
Hardin hits a homer: Houston lawyer Rusty Hardin (pictured) speaks with senior reporter Brenda Sapino Jeffreys about his big win in D.C. for former pitcher Roger Clemens.
Taking a look: State Rep. Dennis Bonnen, the Sunset Advisory Commission’s chairman, has sought an opinion from Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on SAC staff access to State Commission on Judicial Conduct documents and hearings.
State Bar: From social media to trading a risk mindset for a reward mindset, senior reporter Brenda Sapino Jeffreys and reporter Angela Morris have highlights from the State Bar of Texas’ Annual Meeting.
Trial practice: Lisa Blue and Mark Lanier spoke at the Texas Lawyer editorial department roundtable, “Clients, Cases and the Courtroom: Winning Tips From Top Trial Lawyers,” moderated by senior reporter Brenda Sapino Jeffreys. Read the second installment of the edited transcript or watch the video.
EDTX decision: Can offshore litigation consultants can be trusted with confidential documents?
Suit dismissed: Big money had been sought against firm, lawyer.
Litigator of the week: A Houston lawyer tells reporter Miriam Rozen what the jury said that led him to pick up the pace of trial.
Control issues: Norman W. Peters parses liability and independent contractors.
Small but mighty: Jim Walker explains how a small firm can succeed with plaintiffs-side medical-malpractice cases.
Doctor visit: Quentin Brogdon explains how to handle physical and mental examinations of a client.
Law tech: U.S. Magistrate Judge David J. Waxse shares nine tips on how to make e-discovery work.
Appellate law: Kendall Gray has remedial training in "Once upon a time" for lawyers.
Social media: Do you have Klout online?