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October 17, 2019

LeElle Slifer quoted in Law360 on Proposed Change in Texas Trial Procedures

The Texas Supreme Court Advisory committee is reviewing a potential change to the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure known as the parental leave proposal. The proposal would provide lawyers a break in the form of a three-month continuance when a new baby is expected either through birth or adoption. The firm’s LeElle Slifer, interviewed by Law360 about the proposal, says the change will bring much-needed consistency and understanding for attorneys and judges in preparing for trial.

“I had to ask for this continuance when I was probably two months pregnant, and I saw the timeline and knew where it was going,” she said. “I honestly almost didn’t feel comfortable discussing it with the other side. There was no clear rule about what would happen, and it was a contentious case.”

To read the entire article, “Texas Could Give A Key Break To Trial Attys Expecting Kids”, click here.