Texas Supreme Court Jurisdiction, Part II: The Times They Are a-Changin’ (or Are They?)

By | Texas Appellate Law | August 17, 2017
My previous blog post briefly outlined the Texas Supreme Court’s jurisdiction and the soon-to-be-effective legislative changes. As the title of these posts suggests, the next step is to examine the potential effects, if any, that these changes will have on courts, practitioners, and clients. View Full Post
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Texas Supreme Court Jurisdiction, Part I: The Times They Are a-Changin’ (or Are They?)

By | Texas Appellate Law | August 10, 2017
Likely obscured by the legislative din emanating from the capitol these days, the Texas Legislature has somewhat quietly altered the Texas Supreme Court’s jurisdiction by passing HB 1761. The Governor signed it, without much fanfare, on May 26, 2017, and the bill is now effective on September 1, 2017. View Full Post
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An Evening with the Third Court of Appeals, 2017 Edition

Screenshot 2017-05-05 15.01.31Yesterday, the Austin Bar Association’s Civil Appellate Law Section hosted a program entitled “An Evening with the Third Court of Appeals” at Austin’s InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel. My firm, Smith Law Group, was among the event’s sponsors. This event was a natural sequel to the well-received peek behind the proverbial curtain when the Court, months ago, opened its offices to host local attorneys at the “Breakfast with the Third Court of Appeals.” As usual, the event was well attended by the Court, its staff, and practitioners. View Full Post
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