October 2015 | Volume 78, No. 9

Professionalism and the Texas Attorney.

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  • Challenge Accepted
    State Bar sections show big increase in pro bono reporting.
    By State Bar of Texas Legal Access Division

  • Fraud Alert
    What every Texas lawyer should know about the False Claims Act.
    By Jeremy Kernodle, Christopher Rogers, and Nicole Somerville

  • DIY Depositions
    You might save a few dollars, but is it wise practice?
    By Gary A. Thornton

  • The Panel
    The State Bar of Texas Professionalism Committee asked respected jurists about their experiences and thoughts on professionalism–the good and the bad. Here are their responses.

  • Civil Conduct
    A white paper on increasing the professionalism of lawyers.
    By Douglas S. Lang and John Montgomery

  • Trial by Agreement
    A professional approach improves results and saves the jury system.
    By Tom Melsheimer and Stephen Susman

  • Core Values
    Can courts require civil conduct?
    By Douglas S. Lang


  • Solo/Small Firm: Note to Self
    Taking the time to write about the meaningful work and thoughtful attitude of others is a great reminder to praise your own team–and their efforts to serve the profession and the public.
    By James E. Brill
  • Client Page: The Taxman Cometh
    If you are considering a family limited partnership, be mindful that the IRS has its eyes on you.
    By Bruce A. Johnson