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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
The Summer 2007 issue of The Appellate Advocate is now available through the State Bar Appellate Section’s web site. As usual, the publication is packed with interesting articles and useful case updates. Give it a read!
The State Bar Appellate Section has posted an electronic copy of The Appellate Advocate‘s current issue on the Section’s web site. As editor of the publication, I would encourage anyone visiting this blog to check it out.