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The Productive Attorney

Jul 29, 2022

This is something that I do every day, but it took practice to get my method down. My workstation has very minimal paper, which means most of my work is done electronically. The trick to this is figuring out what works for you. Take a listen and see if any of my tips can help you to be more productive.

Jul 22, 2022

I have been practicing law for 34 years now, and I wanted to share a list of 34 things that I’ve learned as an attorney. Has anybody ever told you to shut up lately? Knowing when to shut up is extremely important if you want to win your argument. 

Jul 15, 2022

Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct is what we as attorneys are governed by. What about the rules that are not technically disciplinary rules but they’re rules that we have to live by when dealing with other attorneys. This is referred to as the Texas Lawyer's Creed. But then you have this other subset...

Jul 8, 2022

As a litigator, you spend a lot of time developing your arguments for motions.  I know from experience that judges often hate discovery motions, and I believe you have a duty to talk to the other side at the very least and narrow the issues down. Arguing a motion requires preparation.  Typically about 2 days prior to...

Jul 1, 2022

Being a civil litigation attorney, I know about 95% of cases get resolved through dismissals and or settlements. However, the rest get resolved involving written motions that are filed with the courts. When you are writing, the first thing you must figure out is what you want, and that’s called the summary judgment....