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What I’ve Been Doing Lately

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” column_margin=”default” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” overlay_strength=”0.3″ column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column_text]Well, we know what I’ve not been doing much of lately—blogging.

Since my last entry, I have helped with a jury trial here in Travis County, immersed myself in a complex adversary proceeding in bankruptcy court that’s set for a two-week trial later this month, done some things to get ready for the official opening of Solo Practice University, prepared for an Inn of Court CLE presentation, and signed up a couple of new appeals.

Ironically, blogging has brought attention even without doing it, as I recently taught a teleseminar at Legal Research and Writing Pro entitled “How to Market an Appellate or Contract Lawyering Practice Using Blogging and Social Media” and gave an interview for a LexBlog Q&A post.

Meanwhile, I’ve missed commenting on three sets of Texas Supreme Court orders (2/13/09, 2/20/09, and 2/27/09, with opinion summaries here and here) and some other noteworthy developments.  As I said in the LexBlog interview, I enjoy blogging for the sake of blogging, aside from the other reasons I do it.  I hope to be back to a more regular schedule soon.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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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