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Winston & Strawn trial lawyer collaborates with Dallas judge to write must-have legal reference on jury trials

Tue, Oct 24, 2017 - 11:53am

DALLAS, Oct. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --An invaluable A-to-Z lawyers' guide to courtroom preparation and strategy entitled "On the Jury Trial: Principles and Practices for Effective Advocacy," is being released this month by University of North Texas Press.

The book – written by leading Texas trial lawyer and Winston & Strawn Dallas Managing Partner Tom Melsheimer and respected Texas Judge Craig Smith – spells out the do's and don'ts of jury selection, witness preparation, opening statements, jury research, and more. Providing a fly-on-...

10 great day trips to small towns around Dallas

Sun, Oct 22, 2017 - 11:23am


“Denton. Original. Independent.”

Year Founded: 1846 | 2016 Population: 133,808 | Drive Time: 45 Minutes | Best time to go: The Denton Arts & Jazz Festival celebrates the soul of the city with music, dance, drama, and the visual arts. The free event takes place next year April 27–29.


Court Appearance: Visit the Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum inside the courthouse, which was built in 1896 and restored in 2004 using the original blueprints of architect W.C...

Denton volunteers pluck 2 tons of trash, recyclables from area streams

Fri, Oct 20, 2017 - 1:05pm

Hundreds of volunteers cleaned up creeks and streams in Denton on Saturday, removing  3,770 pounds of trash and 728 pounds of recyclable materials. 

The volunteers mostly removed small items, such as bottles and cans, but they also picked up many large items during the city's annual Stream Clean. 

"Just to name a few — we found eight tires, an entire back seat, and sections of fences," said Katherine Barnett in a city press release. "The cleanup will continue after the event because some items, including a bathtub at Pecan Creek, were too large for the volunteers to handle." 


UNT announces it will receive largest bequest in school history from Voertman estate

Tue, Oct 17, 2017 - 2:25pm

The University of North Texas announced Tuesday that it will receive the largest bequest in its history from the estate of Paul R. Voertman, the former owner of Denton's iconic Voertman's Bookstore and a local patron of art and music.

Voertman died June 21 at the age of 88.

A celebration of his life and a concert to honor both him and his longtime partner, the late Richard Ardoin, will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday at UNT's Murchison Performing Arts Center. The public is invited to attend.

Voertman's gift to UNT, projected to be at least $10 million, is designated to the colleges of Liberal Arts and Social...

From the C-Suite: Why a digital disruption is needed in retail

Mon, Oct 16, 2017 - 2:25pm

Currently there are two types of retailers selling online: Digital natives such as and Warby Parker, and traditional brick-and-mortar retailers that expanded their operations into this channel.

The DNA of digital natives is often designed to build, test, learn and analyze, and then adapt and change. At these types of companies, this behavior is repeated continuously, with no finish date or end point in...

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