Archive for February 2016

Title IX

Title IX was a law enacted in 1972, sign by President Nixon, which read: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”   On July 21,…

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Think Before Taking That Lawsuit to Court

Three Questions to Ask Yourself Before Heading to the Courtroom When people feel like they’ve been wronged by another party in some form or fashion, taking a lawsuit against that party to court tends to be one of—if not the first—options they entertain. Understandably, we can all fly off the handle to an extent after…

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What to Make of Client Reviews and Testimonials

When I started practicing law there were no websites with reviews, there was no AVVO, or no Google Maps. If you couldn’t get a referral from a friend, you went to the World Wide Web or cracked open the yellow pages. Both are forms of advertising created to show the law firm in the best…

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I Loaned My Friend/Family Member Money—Can I Get it Back?

Sometimes family members or close friends will be in need of some assistance, and ask for a personal loan. It is important to understand that a loan to another person is a contract, and Texas law has rules governing contracts. Becoming a lender for someone is typically a bad idea when that is not your…

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Ten New Texas Laws

Changes to Texas Law You Should Know We have successfully made it through the first month of 2016, and as far as we can tell, the new year is off to a great start. Whether you’ve been striving to make some changes in your life as part of your New Year’s resolutions or avoiding resolutions…

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