25 | Buck Files Makes It 200! - By Bobby Mims
27 | “Never Quit. Never.” A Tribute to Buck Files - By Frank E. Stevenson
29 | 2016 TCDLA Long Range Plan - By TCDLA Long Range Planning Committee
35 | The Kibitzer Case - By Judge Wayne Patrick Priest
37 | Privilege vs. Confidentiality - By Dean Watts
In October 1986 the U.S. president was Reagan, Thatcher was UK Prime Minister, and Gorbachev was in power in Russia. The Berlin Wall yet divided East and West Germany. “Magnum PI” was the most popular TV show, the Mets won the 1986 World Series.
There is a blithe irony in our honoring Buck for his 200th article for this publication—a man of few words for having expressed literally thousands of them. In fact, if you know Buck, you’ve likely had entire conversations when he used only three: “Never Quit. Never.”
Buck calls that phrase his “mantra,” and it is profoundly self-expository. In fact, it is its speaker in sum.
We’ve all been there. You’re set for trial, you get the State’s witness list, and a name seems vaguely familiar... and uh-oh, you’ve represented one of the witnesses before. And now the state intends to call him as a witness at trial, to testify against your current client.
- President's Message: Have You Ever . . . - By Samuel E. Bassett
- Executive Director's Perspective: Spring Board Meet - By Joseph A. Martinez
- Editor's Comment: The Gold Standard - By Sarah Roland
- Ethics and the Law: Keep Your Hand on the Throttle and Your Eye on the Rail - By Robert Pelton
- Off the Back: “Do I Really Think I’m Helping Anybody?” - By Stephen Gustitis
- Federal Corner: Judge Robert C. Nalley Finally Gets His Comeuppance - By F. R. Buck Files Jr.
- Said & Done