Austin attorney Barney L. Knight has been named the interim city attorney for Corpus Christi.
Knight is a graduate from the University of Texas where he received both his B.A. and law degrees. Knight also obtained his masters from Texas State University.
Previously, Knight was a partner at Knight & Partners of Austin, where he practiced municipal law representing local governments. Knight has over 30 years of experience in law. He has previously served as a city attorney for the municipalities of Austin and Temple,.
“Having served cities in both public and private legal practice, Mr. Knight has the experience to lead the department during the department review. His expertise in municipal law also provides a high level of continuity of service in the interim,” according to a statement from a Corpus Christi official.
Graves Dougherty has announced the firing of Jillian M. Owens to its Estate Planning practice.
Owens works with clients to draft and negotiate estate planning documents including wills, management trusts, powers of attorney, and marital property agreements, as well as assisting with the administration of estates. She also has experience drafting limited partnership and limited liability company agreements and related corporate organizational documents.
She was previously an attorney in the New York office of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.
B2 Management & Consulting has announced that Mary Buker has joined the firm as a Technology Consultant, providing custom software solutions from needs analysis and solution recommendations, through setup, training and ongoing support.
The company says it can now assist firms with training and consulting on software such as:
- Litigation Programs on your network, including Summation, Concordance, IPRO Eclipse, and Sanction.
- Hosted Litigation Solutions, including Relativity and Logikcull – We can work with your vendor’s Project Managers to ensure your data is complete, from upload to production.
- Document Review – Design of coding templates and review workflow solutions.
- Custom Software Training Programs – We can design and provide training on any software used in your business.
- New Employee Orientation – Design new employee checklists and provide software orientation.
Buker has worked in law firms since the 1970′s and with litigators since 1982.
For over 17 years she was with an Austin law firm where she participated in technology acquisition and upgrades from the firm’s very first purchase of desktop computers. She served as Network Administrator, creating new users and solving software and hardware issues, and Software Trainer, developing and administering comprehensive training programs for attorneys, paralegals and support staff. In 2000 Mary assumed the role of the firm’s first Litigation Support Manager.
Mary became the President of Litigation Technology Consulting in 2004, a company focused on customized litigation software support. In 2008 LTCI merged with another service provider and she served as their Project Manager before returning to her law firm roots and joining Vinson & Elkins as a Practice Support Project Manager.