News Archive - September 2010

Courthouse Construction Prompts Unusual Location for Jury Duty

Jurors reported to the Brazos County Expo. Read the story. (Bryan KBTX (CBS) 3) [9/28/2010]

From Harvard Law to brisket and slaw

Houston lawyer Phil Stephenson is living his dream as the owner of a barbecue restaurant. Read the story. (Houston Chronicle) [9/26/2010]

Judge sends message: Go to school, get diploma, or go to jail

A JP in East Montgomery County sends students to jail if they don't attend school or get a GED. Read the story. (Conroe Courier) [9/24/2010]

Court reverses conviction in dog scent case

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals acquitted a man who was imprisoned primarily because three bloodhounds allegedly matched his scent to the crime scene. Full story. (Victoria Advocate) [9/23/2010]

Texas Justice receives $2.6M in aid

The Texas Access to Justice Foundation and five legal aid organizations received more than $2.6 million in legal aid. Read the story. (Austin Business Journal) [9/17/2010]

Drug court program helps young addicts

Judge gives teens chance to sober up in lieu of serving time. Read the story. (Houston Chronicle) [9/11/2010]

UT Law School taking entries for new prize

The $50,000 Massey Prize will recognize superior research in law, innovation, and capital markets. Read the story. (Austin American-Statesman) [9/10/10]

Attorneys provide wills for reservists prior to deployment

Volunteer attorneys are preparing wills and powers of attorney for nearly 90 Marine reservists as they prepare to deploy overseas. Read the story. (Deer Park Progress) [9/8/10] Also see Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans.

Lawyers weigh in on proposed changes to disciplinary rules at Houston hearing

The State Bar of Texas held the third of nine hearings on proposed disciplinary rules amendments on Tuesday in Houston. Read the story. (Tex Parte Blog) [9/2/10]