Nominations Welcomed for the Texas Appellate Hall of Fame
The Appellate Section is now accepting nominations for the Texas Appellate Hall of Fame, which posthumously honors advocates and judges who made a lasting mark on appellate practice in the State of Texas. The deadline is July 14, 2017. For more information, click here.
New Issue of Appellate Advocate AvailableThe latest issue of the Appellate Advocate features articles by Steve Hayes on “What Have You Got to Lose? Lessons to Learn from the Issues Most Commonly Involving Error Preservation, and the Tendencies of Individual Courts,” interviews of former Justices Sarah Duncan and Sidney C. Farrar, Jr., by Jo Ann Storey and Perry Cockrell, respectively, and updates on the U.S. Supreme Court, the Fifth Circuit, the Texas Supreme Court, and Texas Courts of Appeals. Click here to read the latest Appellate Advocate.
Your opinion needed on cross-appeal briefing! Appellate Section Adopts Guidelines for Seeking Amicus Support
Before we get to the new issue of the Appellate Advocate, we need a few minutes of your time. One of the courts of appeals asked for our members’ preferences about briefing requirements and procedures on cross-appeals. We crafted a six-question survey about these issues, and about 100 folks responded to it at the Advanced Civil Appellate and TAACA courses in September. If you have not already participated in the survey, please do so by using this link. Many thanks for your input!
The Appellate Section has adopted guidelines for filing amicus briefs in appellate matters of importance to the State of Texas and to the civil appellate bar. To review the guidelines, and download a form that Section members may submit to request that the Section file an amicus brief, please click here.