Gender Pay Gap

To Speak or Not to Speak? That is the Question

As women across Texas know, the gender pay gap continues to exist. As of April 2017, Texas women are paid 79 cents to every dollar paid to men.  See www.nationalpartnership.org. Efforts to narrow the gender pay gap are hurt by a common interview question: What do you earn in your current position? Some states and […]

Texas Citizens Participation Act

Citizens Beware: You Could Be SLAPPed

Texas litigants considering filing a legal action for defamation need to consider whether the Texas Citizens Participation Act covers their claims. Signed in 2011, the Act provides powerful tools by which defamation defendants may not only escape liability but also can turn the tables on their accusers by obtaining an award of attorney’s fees incurred […]

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How to be good at Direct Examination

It’s not about you, Mr./Ms. Lawyer.   There are few things lawyers like more than a good cross-examination. They prepare for it probably more than any other part of a trial, getting ready to stand toe-to-toe with a witness, using skills honed by years of practice, and destroy even the appearance of honest testimony from […]

motions for Continuance

The Dangers of Motions for Continuance

When you file a motion for continuance, you are telling the court, your client, and opposing counsel that you are not ready for trial. This engenders risk even for early trial settings. Two of the biggest legal malpractice cases that our firm has handled involved motions for continuance of early trial settings that were denied. […]

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What You Must Know About Wrongful Termination and Lawyers

I’ve been wrongfully terminated. Almost every potential client who calls me says the same thing: “I’ve been wrongfully terminated.” But when I ask for details, hardly anyone can explain the details of this alleged “wrongful termination.” If you search the internet, you’ll find the term “wrongful termination” everywhere.  Actually, though, there is no such thing as […]

Texas Bar Foundation presents excellence award to Chad Baruch

Chad Baruch has been presented the 2016 legal excellence award from the Texas Bar Foundation for his extraordinary commitment to the legal profession. The award was presented to Chad by David Copeland at the Foundation’s annual meeting in Fort Worth. The Texas Bar Foundation honors one attorney each year with the Dan Rugueley Price Memorial […]

The Dance of Direct Examination: And do you now, Sir, admit you are a liar? No further questions!

By Randy Johnston Ah, we lawyers love our cross-examination. Cross-examination has sex appeal and drama. It pits the lawyer against the witness in a battle of words and wits – a battle that we as lawyers believe will undoubtedly decide the case. Truth is laid bare, lies are revealed and I did it! Cross-examination is […]

First Champion of Justice Award goes to Johnston

Randy Johnston receives the first Champion of Justice Award given by Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas at the 16th annual Women’s Advocacy Awards. The award presentation took place July 12 at Arlington Hall at Lee Park. Randy’s law partner, Robert Tobey, presented the award. Also shown are event co-chairs Dena DeNooyer Stroh (left) and Christina […]

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Randy Johnston Wins Dallas Bar Association’s 2016 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award

Noted Texas litigator Randy Johnston, known for his brilliant legal mind and unique approach to his profession, has been selected the Dallas Bar Association’s Trial Lawyer of the Year for 2016. Johnston, founder and managing shareholder of the law firm Johnston Tobey Baruch, was chosen by DBA President Jerry Alexander and a vote of the […]

Diamond doctor answers question – why people dislike attorneys so much

The vast majority of lawyers practice their profession with the highest possible ethical standards, righting wrongs, defending the accused, and providing a much needed service to the public. Then you have the Diamond Doctor case, which was recently a front page story in the Sunday, May 22 edition of The Dallas Morning News. As reported […]