News Archive - December 2010
District Attorney expands 'No Refusal'
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)
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)
Outsourcing gaining standing in legal professionTwo recent
mergers speak volumes about forces reshaping the practice of
law. Read the story. (Chicago Tribune)
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.
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
An independent task force will explore best practices for
indigent defense in Bexar County. Read the story. (San Antonio Express-News)
Tyler mock courthouse will help prepare children
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)
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)