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Getting the Scoop on Calculating Texas Appellate Deadlines

Maitreya Tomlinson
Appellate lawyers share some job-related realities with journalists, namely running up against deadlines. Although attorneys don’t rush to finish stories before a midnight printing, we do have to meet filing deadlines to seek relief from erroneous trial-court or intermediate-appellate court decisions. Knowing those deadlines (and how they are calculated) is paramount to correctly perfecting appeals. … Continue Reading

In-House Focus: How to Win Cases by Being Nice

Laura P. Haley
My last post discussed the importance of avoiding career-limiting moves. Today, I’ll focus on how in-house litigators have the opportunity to learn information every day that they can and will use in future litigation—every single day.  That learning opportunity will happen if you keep your door open and are nice. In-house legal departments handle a … Continue Reading

We’re All Contract Appellate Lawyers

D. Todd Smith
Every so often, I hear about someone looking for a “contract appellate lawyer” to help with a particular case. Most of these inquiries are from other attorneys, but they sometimes come directly from the person in need of legal services. A contract is fundamental to the relationships that provide business to appellate lawyers. In that sense, … Continue Reading
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