Issue #20
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Focus on. . .
PULLING TOGETHER
by Melissa Sherman 
Tarrant County's Legal Community Cooperates in Clean-Up.    

THE FORT WORTH LEGAL COMMUNITY: DEALING WITH DISASTER  
by Nancy C. McLaughlin, CLAS
Reactions from Division members who were directly affected by the storm
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THE FIRST YEAR UNDER THE NEW DISCOVERY RULES: PART II
by Bob Pemberton, Rules Attorney for The Supreme Court of Texas

Common Questions and Issues-Transition Issues-General Principles.

A SIT-DOWN WITH ONE OF AUSTIN'S TOP GUNS
by Nancy C. McLaughlin, CLAS

An interview with Chris Gunter and family..

Hot "Cites"

WHO SAYS CRIME DOESN'T PAY?
by Elizabeth Elliott
Sometimes you need compassion, consistency and creativity to get paid
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JURY SELECTION: A FIRST TIMER'S VIEW
by Susan Custer

THE INFORMATION ECONOMY — DEALING IN TRADE SECRETS
by Mark V. Muller
How to identify and then protect your client's proprietary interests.

JURY SELECTION: SPEAKING FROM EXPERIENCE
by Lori A. Daly

INSURANCE FRAUD: WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?
by Joan Olson, CLA
It's become an epidemic, but is there a cure?


STOP DREAMING, ALLY! BRING YOUR PARALEGAL TO THE COURTROOM
by Honorable Bradley S. Underwood, Judge, 346th District Court
On TV you seldom see a paralegal at counsel table. Definitely not reality!

DO YOU NEED A FINANCIAL PLANNER?
by Craig Hackler, Raymond James Financial Services, Inc.
No matter how much money you make, it pays to keep on top of money coming in and going out.

LAD TASK FORCE ON LONG RANGE PLANNING COMPLETES OPEN FORUM; NOW FOCUSES UPON ATTORNEY INPUT
by Michelle Boerder
What has been accomplished and where we go from here.

EXTRANETS: PROVIDING SUPERIOR CLIENT SERVICE
by Jason Park
How firms, large and small, can better service their clients.


TRACKING THOSE CLE CREDITS
by Norma Hackler, LAD Coordinator
The best way to overcome what has become a monumental task.

Et Al.

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
by Javan Johnson, CLAS

SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS (Corrections)

READER'S COMMENTS

 

Columns

Scruples
The Ethics of Confidential Information

by Ellen Lockwoord, CLA, Ethics Chair
You must know when to keep it quiet.

 

Law & Disorder 

Court Croaks Copyright
Claim Against Bud Frog
by Nels Jacobsen
Talking with by the animals.

Web Wizards
Good sites as recommended by Linda J. Wolf, Sidley & Austin, Dallas, Texas and Kathy Albright, Sloan Price, Longview.

 

Departments

LAD TO AWARD SCHOLARSHIPS FOR LAU—APPLICATION FOR LAU 2000 SCHOLARSHIP

 

 

Paralegal Pointers

If your attorney plans on calling the other parties' fact witnesses, including experts, you must list these witnesses/experts as "persons having knowledge" and provide all of the information requested in the interrogatory otherwise the Court will probably not allow your attorney to call them at time of trial. You cannot merely "reserve the right" to call the other parties' witnesses. TRCP 193.6(a). Also, see American Cyanamid Co. v. Frankson, 732 S.W.2d 648, 655 (Tex.App.—Corpus Christi 1987, writ ref'd n.r.e.) (expert witnesses)

A durable power of attorney for health care is not effective unless the principal, before executing the durable power of attorney for health care, signs a statement that the principal has received a disclosure statement and has read and understood its contents. CRPC 6135.014. Disclosure Statement

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