April 2016

Federal Court Takes the Air Out of Tom Brady’s Season

The reaction of some fanatical National Football League fans to yesterday’s decision from the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in the Tom Brady case was, in many ways, quite predictable. The Court upheld NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s suspension of Brady for his alleged role in the “Deflategate” scandal.

Posted: 4/26/2016 3:07:07 PM by On the Merits Editor | with 0 comments

Houston Bar Association’s LegalLine Program Provides Volunteer Attorneys for Advice on Flood-related Issues

The flooding in Houston has been awful, but – as it always does – the local legal community is stepping up to help.  Tonight from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. the Houston Bar Association will make volunteer attorneys available by telephone through its LegalLine Program.  

Posted: 4/20/2016 12:55:06 PM by On the Merits Editor | with 0 comments

Monkey Business

We all have heard the one about the monkey who took a selfie, right? 

Posted: 4/8/2016 8:15:04 AM by On the Merits Editor | with 0 comments

An Anniversary to Celebrate: Texas Appleseed

One of the great things that lawyers and law firms do – too often overlooked by those who criticize them – is donate large amounts of pro bono time to perform legal work for disadvantaged Americans. 

Posted: 4/6/2016 8:07:39 AM by On the Merits Editor | with 0 comments

So If You Feel Like Giving Me a Lifetime of Devotion, I’ll Let You Do This Motion

As trials become ever more rare, a California federal magistrate hearing a trade secrets case recently voiced a concern about the future of lawyering: “Who will try the technology cases of the future?”

Posted: 4/4/2016 11:38:16 AM by On the Merits Editor | with 0 comments

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Thanks for stopping by On the Merits, the first blog from the Texas Center for Legal Ethics. On the Merits will take a close look at significant legal stories with an eye toward addressing the legal myths and misconceptions that turn up in news stories, movies, TV programs, websites, anonymous emails and other forms of mass communications. Our goal at On the Merits is to provide readers with a thoughtful examination of what the media and others are saying about the legal profession and to apply the frequently-absent context of how the legal system actually works.

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