If you’ve got something like this on the wall as a former EDTX law clerk, I encourage you to join the Association of Former Law Clerks of the Eastern District of Texas, which was created pursuant to EDTX General Order 13-21 The association’s website is here: http://www.edtexbar.com/law-clerks/. On the website, you can sign up for membership and pay the 2019 annual dues via the PayPal links or by check to EDTX Bar Association here: http://www.edtexbar.com/law-clerks-memberships/ and http://www.edtexbar.com/law-clerk-membership-payment/. This year’s dues are: $75 for Firm/Corporate/Other former law clerks $50 for Academic/Government former law clerks Please note the following logistics: 1) both the membership form and dues must be resubmitted each year to maintain membership, 2) the receipt of online payment is the PayPal confirmation screen, which should be printed for your records when it appears as you cannot navigate back to it once you past it, and 3) checks must state which former law clerk the check is for. AFLCEDTX 2019 membership benefits include: Opportunity to network, meet, and reconnect with other former EDTX law clerks Admission to the annual event held on September 23, 2019 during the Eastern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference Access to the members-only AFLCEDTX directory of former EDTX law clerks After your membership information and dues are received, you will receive information regarding the cocktail reception on the evening of Monday, September 23, 2019, in conjunction with the EDTX Bench Bar Conference in Plano, Texas: https://edtxbenchbar.com/. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kat Li, who is president of the Association. They (and I) look forward to seeing you at the bench/bar next month. The law clerks put on a really great event!
Around our house, T-Rex means the above logo on a t-shirt. Around the courthouse it means motions for summary judgment – but are they more like a T-Rex’s jaws, or its hands?
For those interested in office desk pads and an analysis of the pros and cons of different types of leather, I have a review of Saddleback Leather’s new desk pads on my personal weblog Puttering in the Study. (Use the direct link or you’ll get dropped in the middle of a detailed analysis of the fantail structure of postwar Essex-class carriers, and nobody wants that).
Bryan Garner is an expert lexicographer, grammarian, and textualist. What he isn’t is testifying in federal court in Waco anytime soon.
Another well-worn standard, but a rather different set of facts on the important factor of diligence this time.
Sometimes a court issues orders sua sponte either asking for information relevant to pending motions, or directing the parties to file notices or reports to provide information for future action. Here are some examples of what litigants might see in these orders, and why.
Portions of the defendant’s damages and invalidity experts’ reports were ordered struck in this case, providing a good look at what is a bridge too far for an expert.
Limine orders are in some ways the equivalent of etiquette guides for trials. So let’s see which fork the parties either agreed, or the Court concluded should be used with this particular course.
While this is a well-trodden area of the law, it’s always good to keep an eye on the standards to see if anyone’s changed their practices.