Features for December 2013

Welcome to the December 2013 edition of the Appellate Lawyer --
the newsletter of the HBA Appellate Section.

JUDICIAL INTERVIEW SERIES
Chief Justice Rogelio Valdez: Humble Beginnings by Stephen Barrick

REBORN ON THE BAYOU: Magna Carta and English Common Law Return to Texas
David Furlow describes the development of English common law in Texas's early years.

REWRITE THIS SENTENCE
Justice Bill Boyce, 14th Court of Appeals, warns about the scourge facing the modern jurist: link rot.

DID YOU KNOW . . . ?
by JoAnn Storey

APPELLATECH
Derek D. Bauman discusses how to make a well-formatted brief with paragraph styles.

CASE UPDATES FOR SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, AND NOVEMBER 2013
Case updates for the First and Fourteenth Courts of Appeals
by John Barnes and Andrew Nelson, Wright & Close, LLP