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SB 1204 to Be Heard Monday, March 26

The Senate State Affairs Committee will hear SB 1204, the court reorganization bill previously discussed here and here, on Monday, March 26, at 9:00 a.m.  The proceedings will be webcast on the Senate’s web site through this link.  The bill analysis was filed today and is available here.

Senator Kirk Watson e-mailed members of the Austin Bar Association today encouraging them to participate in the debate on this bill and welcoming them to contact him or his staff with feedback.  According to Senator Watson’s message, those attending the hearing maybe allowed to testify orally or in writing.

D. Todd Smith
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D. Todd Smith is an Austin-based civil appellate specialist who works with trial teams from the earliest stages of litigation. In trial courts, he takes the lead on strategic analysis and briefing, jury charges, and potentially dispositive motions, all with a focus on preserving error and positioning cases for appellate review.

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