Law Section: Appellate Practice
The New Roberts Court: Looking Back and Looking Forward
Linda Broocks, Kean Miller LLP
Immediate Past Chair
Mark Trachtenberg, Haynes and Boone, LLP
Meredith Parenti, Parenti Law PLLC
James Marrow, Hogan & Hogan
Christina Crozier, Haynes and Boone, LLP
New Appellate Pro Bono Program
The State Bar of Texas Appellate Section Pro Bono Committee and the Houston Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Section Pro Bono Committee are conducting a Pro Bono Program to place a limited number of civil appeals with appellate counsel who will represent the appellant or appellee before the First or Fourteenth Courts of Appeals. The goal of the program is to match clients who are financially unable to obtain legal representation with volunteer lawyers who agree to serve without expectation of compensation for their service. Through this Program, volunteer lawyers obtain greater appellate experience in, and exposure to, the First and Fourteenth Courts of Appeals. The Courts have indicated that they will give special consideration to hearing oral argument in cases accepted through the Program.
A description of this Program is located at the Pro Bono Pamphlet for the First Court of Appeals and the Pro Bono Pamphlet for the Fourteenth Court of Appeals.
The Sign-Up Sheet to volunteer to become involved in the pro bono programs is located at the State Bar of Texas Appellate Section Pro Bono Project webpage. This webpage also includes general information, sample motions, and brief templates that may help you navigate through the appellate process in the First and Fourteenth Courts of Appeals.
Section Members: 401
Section Dues: $25
|October 16, 2014 Program: PowerPoint|
|Law Review Article: October 16, 2014 Program: Eight Gates for Expert Witnesses: Fifteen Years Later|
|September 18, 2014 Luncheon: Cathy Smith’s “Doing Mandamus Right: Views from Inside and Outside the Courthouse.”|