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Microblog Roundup 11/11/08

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RT @kevinokeefe: For small law firms and solos, economic opportunity ahead.

Reading “Small Firms Trim a Little, but Stay Optimistic,”. Seeing trickle-down as clients tire of BigLaw rates?

Reading “Republicans Win Appellate Court Nailbiter Races, I’m quoted, and the article mentions my blog.

Reading “Jones victory good for 3rd Court,

ALM affiliate asked me to write article on biz dev with emphasis on Twitter. My “live tweeting” a CLE & blogging about it caught attention.

First Assistant AG Kent Sullivan appointed to replace Justice Wanda Fowler on 14th Court of Appeals,

The Texas Supreme Court posted a staff attorney position today. The job’s with Justice Wainwright. Details at

Reading “Obama Presidency Is Good News for the Legal Profession,”

Received two more media calls yesterday, one to comment on local election and another soliciting me to write an article for AmLaw affiliate.

Helping spread word that the 12th Court of Appeals (Tyler) has a staff attorney opening posted at

Reading “Shake-Up in the Judiciary,”

New at TALB: “Texas Appellate-Court Election Results,” Very little change.

PDF of Fall Appellate Advocate well ahead of print version.


D. Todd Smith
About the Author

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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