Tuesday, January 30, 2001

Clerks working at the Texas Supreme Court between 1992 and 2000 faced 402 potential conflicts of interest, an analysis of court records indicates. During this period, 76 clerks worked at the court at the same time that their immediate future employers had cases pending there. The new report shows that just four law firms--Baker Botts, Vinson & Elkins, Fulbright & Jaworski and Bracewell & Patterson--hired 33 of the 76 clerks and accounted for 70 percent of the potential conflicts of interest at the court.

Read the media release and the full report.