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Appellate Sections Once Again Co-Sponsoring SCOTX Event

Posted in Announcements, Texas Supreme Court

The Appellate Sections of the State Bar of Texas and the Austin Bar Association are co-sponsoring a program entitled “An Evening with the Texas Supreme Court.” This event—previously held in 2008, 2010, and 2012—will take place on Thursday, April 17, 2014, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel here in… Continue Reading

What Happens in the Event of a Evenly Split SCOTX Vote?

Posted in Appellate Practice, Texas Supreme Court

Justice Wainwright’s recent departure from the Texas Supreme Court has raised an interesting question.  As presented to me by a colleague, it goes like this: Without Justice Wainwright, what happens if the Court is split 4-4? Do they just have to fight over it until someone gives in to reach a majority? My initial thought… Continue Reading

Video of SCOTX CLE Event Now Online

Posted in Appellate Practice, Technology

Thanks to the efforts of Texas Supreme Court Clerk and Austin Bar Civil Appellate Law Section Council member Blake Hawthorne, video of the recent “Evening with the Texas Supreme Court” event is now available for viewing through the Court’s webcast page. I was honored to moderate this discussion as chair of the ABA Section and… Continue Reading

An Evening with the Texas Supreme Court v.3.0

Posted in Announcements

In what has become a biennial event, the Appellate Sections of the State Bar of Texas and the Austin Bar Association are sponsoring a program entitled “An Evening with the Texas Supreme Court” on Thursday, April 26, 2012, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel here in Austin. CLE credit… Continue Reading

SLG’s Brandy Wingate to Argue at Texas Supreme Court

Posted in Announcements, Oral Argument

After just over a year with my firm, Brandy Wingate has landed an oral argument at the Texas Supreme Court. The argument will take place at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow at the John B. Connally Center at the University of Texas School of Law here in Austin. The case is Rio Grande Regional Hospital Inc. and… Continue Reading

SCOTX to Hold Hearing on Uniform E-Filing System

Posted in Appellate Practice, Technology

This afternoon at 2:00, the Texas Supreme Court will hold a public hearing to explore the feasibility of a statewide uniform system for electronic court filings.  The hearing will take place in the Supreme Court Courtroom and will be webcast live here. The Court is considering whether Texas ought to implement a system modeled to… Continue Reading

SCOTX: Attorneys Must E-File Effective 9/12/11

Posted in Appellate Practice, Supreme Court Orders, Technology

Texas appellate e-filing continues to evolve at a rapid pace.  Effective September 12, 2011, attorneys filing documents in the Texas Supreme Court must do so electronically.  Pro se parties may e-file, or they may submit paper documents. View the Court’s latest e-filing order here.  Don Cruse has broken down the new order over at the… Continue Reading

Texas Appellate E-Filing Goes Live

Posted in Announcements, Appellate Practice, Technology

Here is the text of an e-mail I received from SCOTX Clerk Blake Hawthorne this morning, along with links he included in the message: Effective March 28, 2011, you may electronically file documents, pay your fees, and serve opposing counsel using the Texas.gov electronic filing system. To use the electronic filing system you must first choose… Continue Reading

At Last, E-Filing Is Coming to Texas Appellate Courts

Posted in Announcements, Appellate Practice, Technology

Four years ago, I first asked when appellate courts would catch up on e-filing.  Since then, the Fifth Circuit has successfully implemented an e-filing program, which has been mandatory for almost a year now.  In state appellate courts, however, the process has been painfully slow. The Texas Supreme Court took a giant step in the… Continue Reading

Chief Justice to Deliver State of Judiciary Address

Posted in News & Politics

Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson (pictured) will deliver his biennial State of the Judiciary address to a combined session of the Legislature on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 11:30 am.  You can watch the address live through this link by choosing "Chamber Stream." Expect the forthcoming budget to be one of the Chief’s… Continue Reading

SCOTX Heading to the Valley

Posted in Appellate Practice, Oral Argument

I am looking forward to attending the Hidalgo County Bar Association’s “An Evening with the Texas Supreme Court” event next Wednesday, March 2, at The Club at Cimarron in Mission, Texas.  Through the efforts of HCBA President-Elect Brandy Wingate, Smith Law Group is among the firms helping to sponsor this event, which will include a… Continue Reading