Tag Archives: State Bar Appellate Section

As Summer Ends, a New Appellate Season Begins

With the sun setting on summer, early September is shaping up to be a busy time for Texas appellate practitioners and court watchers. Texas Supreme Court Returns from Summer Recess Although the Texas Supreme Court will issue orders every Friday in August and hold conference late in the month, it is caught up on opinions … Continue Reading

Registration Open for 28th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course

The State Bar Appellate Section and Texas Bar CLE are co-sponsoring the 28th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course, which will take place September 4-5, 2014 here in Austin.  Related events are the popular Civil Appellate Practice 101 course on September 3 and the Section’s annual meeting on September 4, to be followed by a reception honoring the judiciary. … Continue Reading

State Bar Appellate Section Launches Redesigned Website

As co-chair of the State Bar of Texas Appellate Section’s Website Committee, I am pleased to share that the Section’s completely revamped website is now live at www.tex-app.org. The redesigned site allows visitors easy access to information about the Appellate Section, including the latest news and upcoming events, a searchable membership directory, and details about … Continue Reading

Video of SCOTX CLE Event Now Online

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

Results of the Twitter Brief Contest

As I wrote about here, the State Bar Appellate Section sponsored a Twitter brief contest in conjunction with the recent Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course in Austin.  The winners were announced during the Section’s annual meeting. The official PowerPoint containing the winning entries and several honorable mentions is embedded below for everyone’s enjoyment. I intend … Continue Reading

Update on In-House/Appellate CLE Program

The lineup is set for the free CLE seminar the State Bar of Texas Appellate Section is sponsoring on the role of appellate counsel in civil litigation.  An e-brochure with details is available here. This seminar is specifically geared to in-house lawyers and will cover some very timely topics (for example, appellate attorney’s fee structures). … Continue Reading

In-House Attorneys & Role of Appellate Counsel

The State Bar of Texas Appellate Law Section is sponsoring a CLE seminar to be held in Austin geared toward in-house lawyers and the role of appellate counsel.  The event is scheduled for the afternoon of June 24, 2010 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center and will be followed by a cocktail reception.  … Continue Reading

Passing the Appellate Advocate Torch

The Summer issue of The Appellate Advocate has been posted to the State Bar Appellate Section’s website.  Section members will receive hard copies in the mail within the next few weeks. This issue is dedicated to the memory of Rusty McMains, a cornerstone of the Section, who died in late June.  In Rusty’s honor, we … Continue Reading

Spring Appellate Advocate Now Available

The Spring issue of The Appellate Advocate has been posted to the Appellate Section’s website.  In addition to the usual features, this issue contains announcements seeking applications for the position of editor (due June 30) and entries for the Section’s annual songwriting contest (due August 15).  See the publication for details.… Continue Reading

Mail Distribution of Winter Appellate Advocate

Because of a communication error between the State Bar and printer, a significant number of Appellate Section members did not receive hard copies of the Winter Appellate Advocate (vol. 21, no. 2) in the mail. The issue is available electronically here.  Section members wishing to obtain a print version may send a request to the … Continue Reading

Appellate Advocate News

Following up on this post, I am pleased to announce that Hein Online has finished archiving past volumes of The Appellate Advocate.  The 1987 inaugural issue through volume 20, number 4 are now available by following the "Appellate Advocate" button and the "Archives" link on the State Bar Appellate Section’s website. The newly posted current … Continue Reading

Fall Appellate Advocate Now Available Online

The Fall 2008 issue of The Appellate Advocate is now available through the State Bar Appellate Section’s newly revamped website.  As usual, the publication is packed with interesting articles and useful case updates. As a service to its members and the public, the Section has elected to post the electronic version before the print edition is mailed.  The Section has … Continue Reading