Appeals & Legal News

Staff Attorney Positions at the Dallas Court of Appeals

The Dallas Court of Appeals has two positions open for staff attorneys. I worked as a briefing attorney for the First Court of Appeals. I had a staff attorney above me but we had similar responsibilities. Each week each of us was assigned a case. We were given the...

Opinion from the Court of Criminal Appeals on TRAP 34.6

Interesting opinion by the Court of Criminal Appeals on Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure (TRAP) 34.6.  The case concerned a hearing that the parties believed had been transcribed by the court reporter. According to the Court "[t]he trial court held a hearing on...

Amber Guyger Appeal

Amber Guyger Appeal

Should Amber Guyger File An  Appeal? Amber Guyger filed a notice of appeal a week ago. Since Guyger's attorneys filed this notice I have been asked whether the decision to do so was a good idea. The consensus appears to be that because she got ten years on a murder...

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