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Snapshot of Amicus Practice in Texas

Austin Bar Appellate Luncheon May 2012 ()

This was a panel discussion about what makes amicus briefs effective.

I prepared these slides to provide some background about amicus practice in Texas courts, particularly the Texas Supreme Court. They illustrate the broad range of amicus briefs filed, as well as how Texas's very flexible amicus practice is different than the federal courts' very rigid timetables.