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San Antonio Criminal Lawyers & Courts New COVID Rules


On June 15th the Bexar County Operating Plan went into effect. The Plan, as it relates to the criminal district courts, provides that only some courts will be in session for essential in-person hearings each day of the week. The Plan also provides that all hearings should be conducted remotely where possible. “Courts will continue to… read more

Texas Anti-SLAPP Protection Against Police Misconduct


Texas Protestors May Have More Protection Than They Realize Peaceful protestors in Texas have a legal tool, often overlooked, to protect themselves against police misconduct and brutality, the Texas Citizens’ Participation Act (“TCPA”). The TCPA is Texas’ version of an anti-SLAPP law, or law against Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation. Many states have anti-SLAPP statutes,… read more

Commentary: CARES Act Should Prioritize Small Businesses


Amid the coronavirus pandemic San Antonians have sacrificed a lot to protect each other from infection. Stay-at-home orders, shutdowns, and bans on gatherings have been put in place to prevent the spread of the virus. But it has come at a cost. We are a working class town. San Antonians need to work if we… read more

Wills, Medical Directives, and Estate Planning During COVID-19

There’s never a bad time to get your affairs in order, but estate planning is especially important during the Coronavirus pandemic. Estate Planning attorneys help clients understand the questions they should be asking themselves and/or discussing with loved ones to make end-of-life, retirement, and incapacity issues easier to address for everyone involved. Good estate planning… read more