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The handling of client funds and property are a big concern of lawyers. Conflicting responsibilities are part of the nature of practicing law. Good attorneys know that failing to deal with impermissible conflicts of interest lead to difficult ethical problems in their practice. Attorneys must recognize conflicts of interest under Rule 1.06 and take appropriate…

Facing criminal charges can come with harsh life changing consequences. Seek out an attorney as soon as you can. If you have had a run in with law enforcement and believe that you might be facing charges in the future then start talking to an attorney right now. Do not wait until you are actually…

When you must be granted an appointment is dependent on the population size of the county in which the court sits. Under the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Arts. 1.051(c), the court has three work days to provide you with an attorney after; judicial proceedings have started, you are deemed indigent, and you requested a…

According to the courts if you’re considered an indigent defendant you’re entitled to an appointed attorney. Under federal law the right to appointment is dependent on a deprivation of liberty. In Alabama v. Shelton, a 2002 U.S. Supreme Court case where the defendant plead guilty and granted probation in lieu of a jail sentence was…

Blizzard and Zimmerman Attorneys were honored to be among the 3 finalists for the first ever Abilene Chamber of Commerce Big Country Best Workplaces Award for small sized businesses. The award went to Grain Theory, so congratulations! Also congrats to our other category finalists My Emergency Room 24/7 + Urgent Care. According to the Chamber,…

Leo Figueroa is executive director of the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS)  and he recently spoke about the importance of Board Certification on a State Bar of Texas Podcast. Attorney Jacob Blizzard is the managing partner of Blizzard and Zimmerman Attorneys and he’s one of only 87 attorneys out of 100,000 attorneys in Texas…