News Archive - December 2010

District Attorney expands 'No Refusal' weekends

The Bexar County District Attorney’s office is preparing to implement a full-time “no refusal” policy for suspected drunken drivers. Read the story. (San Antonio Express-News) [12/30/2010]

Law student helps Mexican indigenous community

Carla I. Espinoza obtained legal protection for an indigenous community in Mexico that was under attack by paramilitaries. Read the story. (El Paso Times) [12/29/2010]

Outsourcing gaining standing in legal profession

Two recent mergers speak volumes about forces reshaping the practice of law. Read the story. (Chicago Tribune) [12/28/2010]

Texas snares 4 House seats after 2010 Census

Texas is growing more than twice as fast as the nation as a whole and gained four congressional seats. Read the story. (Houston Chronicle) [12/22/2010]

New court seeks to help veterans avoid jail

A new program in Travis County seeks to help those traumatized by war. Read the story. (Austin American-Statesman) [12/20/2010] Also see Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans.

Bexar task force to examine indigent defense

An independent task force will explore best practices for indigent defense in Bexar County. Read the story. (San Antonio Express-News) [12/9/2010]

Tyler mock courthouse will help prepare children for hearings

Children who have been removed from their homes will have a chance to learn about the process and rehearse testimony before appearing in court. Read the story. (Tyler Morning Telegraph) [12/08/2010]

Locke Lord launches iPhone app

Law firm Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell launched an app that allows clients and prospective clients to connect with the firm's lawyers. Read the story. (Tex Parte Blog) [12/7/2010]