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Since October of 2021, after Yisrayl Hawkins, the founder of the House of Yahweh religious group, passed away, there has been a court case in Callahan County, Texas revolving around whether or not his will is legally valid. The enforcement of Hawkins’ will could have a major impact on the future of the House of…

Communication is key in time-sensitive matters often relating to contracts, plea agreements, and settlement offers. Lawyers are obligated to communicate any settlement offers to the client in a civil case or plea offers in a criminal case in full terms. Rule 1.03 specifies that a lawyer shall keep a client informed about the status of…

Lack of communication is a leading cause of ethics violations and malpractice claims. Good communication protects the client from making decisions based on a lack of information. While we are all aware of how important communication is, so many attorneys still fail at it. Poor communication methods, improper relationship management, and lack of time are…

For lawyers, good client communication means setting expectations from the start. Being legal guru’s lawyers love to have everything in writing. This means that the contract for services or representation agreement will outline lawyer communication basics. Often the lawyer will ask you to agree to keep any contact information up to date and send them…

The Texas Disciplinary Rules have specifically addressed how a lawyer should use Social media or traditional advertising in their communications with clients. Lawyers must tread lightly in this area in their use for promotions and communications. Commercial speech laws restrict how the lawyer may respond if you’re contacting them for the first time. A lawyer…

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 action. The lawyer must at a minimum withdraw and communicate that the representation…

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…

You’ve hired an attorney and you may be asking yourself “How do I work with my Attorney?” Once you have decided on an attorney, met with them, and signed a retainer to get them to work on your case you need to know there are several steps you can follow to help your attorney work…

There are many sources for help with recovery from substance abuse right here in the Abilene area, here’s information on Celebrate Recovery. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain, or addiction of any kind. Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues…

Fighting for families in our community is a priority because even though our state has an interest in safeguarding our children, sometimes the state gets it wrong—after all, we’re all imperfect people. Lawyers in our firm are selective about the types of cases we accept court appointments for. Each of our lawyers has a community…

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