Texas Bar Journal

July 2011 | Volume 74, No. 7

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Inspired by the Texas Forensic Science Seminar, this issue investigates the state of forensic science in Texas. PAGE 566. Also included are new performance guidelines for non-capital criminal defense developed by the Legal Services to the Poor in Criminal Matters Committee. PAGE 616.

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566 The State of Forensic Science

598 Profiles of 2011 Pro Bono and Legal Services Award Winners
By Ellen Carnes and Patricia L. Garcia

606 New MCLE Compliance Requirements

608 February 2011 Bar Exam: High Scorer Remarks

610 2011 Law Day Contest Winners

612 What Great Writers Can Teach Lawyers and Judges: Wisdom from Plato to Mark Twain to Stephen King (Part I)
By Douglas E. Abrams

616 Performance Guidelines for Non-Capital Criminal Defense Representation

638 State Bar Section Reports (2010–2011)

648 State Bar Committee Reports (2010–2011)

658 Solo/Small Firm: How to Protect Your Clients and Firm In the Event of Death, Disability, Impairment, or Incapacity

660 Ethics Opinion 606




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