The Fifth Circuit is seeking applications from candidates for a 14-year appointment as a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the EDTX at Tyler. The Public Notice can be found here.
Another batch of status conferences last week.
Just got out of the Marshall patent scheduling conferences originally scheduled for last month, so here’s the relevant information re: cases heard and time to Markman and trial.
On September 27, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Texas and the Western District of Arkansas held what is believed to be the first joint naturalization ceremony, conducted on the front steps of the federal courthouse that sits on the state line dividing Arkansas and Texas in Texarkana.
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Beaumont Magistrate Judge Keith Giblin was this year’s Judge John Hannah award recipient. He is the first award recipient who is also licensed to drive 18 wheelers and conduct religious services.
I’m watching the lead counsel for both sides in the Buc-ee’s trademark litigation discuss the case on a panel. This is just awesome. (No jerky, alas).
The panels have been coming fast and furious over the past couple of days, and culminated in the conference dinner at AT&T Stadium last night.
Attendees heard from agents that helped take down Columbia’s druglord Pablo Escobar, and then saw special presentations to federal law enforcement that have played important roles in stemming the flow of illegal drugs. The evening concluded with the traditional toast in honor of the Seventh Amendment.
The EDTX judges took a new portrait this morning now that the entire bench is filled. While the bench was filled for several weeks in late 2011 and early 2014, this is the first time in recent memory that all eight district court slots have been filled.
Judge Gilstrap opened the 23rd EDTX bench bar conference by encouraging attendees to considering representing victims of domestic violence, and dedicated this year’s conference to Senior U.S. District Judge Richard Schell of Plano, a.k.a. The Godfather of the EDTX bench/bar, as he was chief judge when the conferences began. Conference chair Clyde Siebman reported a record 550 registered this year, including over 100 judges.
Started off this morning with the new judges panel pt 1 with Judges Cam Barker and Sean Jordan. Next is Toyota tour/shooting/golf. New Guidebook app for the conference is a big help.