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A couple of weekends ago, I was prompted to go back and read Stephen Comiskey’s must read book “A Good Lawyer: Secrets Good Lawyers [and their clients] Already Know.” Last week I started a series looking at my favorite excerpts from each of the books. I’ve reviewed Chapter 1, Chapter 2, and Chapter 3. Today,…

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In the last couple of days, I’ve been posting my favorite excerpts of Stephen Comiskey’s book, A Good Lawyer.  We’ve looked at Chapter 1 and Chapter 2, and today move on to Chapter 3.  Unfortunately, Chapter 3 isn’t online so readers will have to rely on my favorite chosen parts. Chapter 3 is entitled “The…

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Yesterday, I started reviewing/posting excerpts from Stephen Comiskey’s book “A Good Lawyer.”  It is five chapters long, and I’ll be posting on each chapter over the next week or so.  As I mentioned, I think it’s a must read, and I would encourage all lawyers to try and get their hands on a copy.  It…

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At the Texas Trial Lawyer’s Association annual meeting last week, Dallas trial lawyer Al Ellis gave a talk on what it means to be a trial lawyer.  During the speech he reminded me of a little book that I haven’t thought of in a while. In 1997, Washington D.C. Lawyer Stephen Comiskey wrote “A Good…

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I have gone longer than I like without posting, but we recently started a trial in a trucking case.  I decided that it was best to limit posts during the actual trial.  I’ll try and keep up my end of the posting bargain after the trial ends, which will probably be next week.  I hope…

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Yesterday was the start of early voting in Texas. While the presidential campaign gets all the hype, three Texas Supreme Court justices are up for re-election, and the election highlights some of the problems with judicial elections. The first is campaign contributions. Earlier this month, the non-profit Texans for Public Justice issued a report on…

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Today is Blog Action Day, an event where bloggers unite on one day to discuss a single issue. This year’s topic is poverty, which is fitting since I was asked to participate in this event by my friend Kerry Qunell at the Capital Area Food Bank. I thought I’d take a little different spin and talk about Volunteer…

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This weekend, I was tagged by the Torts Prof professors to participate in the latest legal blog meme by naming 5 non-law blogs I find interesting and tagging 5 other legal bloggers to do the same.  Because Austin is the #1 blogging city in the country, I thought I’d make my lists with a little…

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Some of you may have noticed that the blog has been AWOL for the last few days.  Unfortunately, our internet provider moved over to new servers, and the blog didn’t make it.  I think we have the technical errors corrected, and we should be up and running back to normal.  Thanks for your patience. To…

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As we’ve previously written, Republican Supreme Court Justice Medina and his wife were indicted last month by a Harris County grand jury for conduct relating to a fire at their home. Shortly thereafter, the Republican district attorney had the indictments dismissed. Now the case takes another twist. Six members of the grand jury have sued…

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