KH Founding Partner Lisa Bowlin Hobbs presented a paper at the University of Texas School of Law’s 2014 Conference on State and Federal Appeals, written in conjunction with her former colleague Travis Wimberly, on judgments in the appellate courts. In the paper, Hobbs and Wimberly caution lawyers from viewing the prayer for relief “as an afterthought” or a “formal recitation.” Doing so, they warn, “unnecessarily limits the persuasive and informative power of the brief.” “An effective prayer can tip the scales in a party’s favor. An ineffective or ill-advised prayer, on the other hand, can hamper or even ruin a party’s chances for success.” Read the article now