Brave New World: Three Take-Aways from ABA Formal Opinion 477

The obligation for lawyers to keep and protect a client’s secrets is nearly as old as the profession itself.  But the proliferation of technology has complicated what steps lawyers must take to satisfy this obligation. As the technology changes, so do the rules for lawyers. On May 4, 2017, the American Bar Association Standing Committee […]

Informal (aka “Common Law”) Marriage in Texas

Section 2.401 of the Texas Family Code provides that a party may prove an informal marriage (formerly known as a common law marriage) “by evidence that . . . the man and woman agreed to be married and after the agreement they lived together in this state as husband and wife and there represented to […]

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 […]