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Lubbock attorney Dale Jones discusses his early background and education before he started working in the law profession. He also talks about the Lubbock County Bar Association.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Travis Dale Jones

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: June 26, 1998

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Gene B. Preuss

Length: 1 hour, 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Travis Dale Jones, Born: Littlefield, Texas (October 13, 1942), Father, Travis F. Jones, Owned several small businesses, Highway construction business, Started Four Corners farm supply, Mother, Helen May White Jones, Schoolteacher, Housewife after marriage, Has two brothers, Donald Jones, Jerry Jones, Jerry’s twin brother died after birth, Monterey High School, Texas Tech University, Graduated (1965), Agricultural economics, University of Texas Law School, Graduated (1968), Legislative assistant during law school (1967), Doc Blanchard, state senator, Preston Smith, George Mahon, Job after law school, Washington, D. C. (January 1969), Worked for U. S. Copyright office, George Mahon (again), Anecdotes, Examiner at U. S. Copyright office, Duties, Married while in Washington, Moved back to Lubbock to practice law, Travis Shelton, Started working with Shelton (1971), Danny Hill, Shelton and Jones Law Firm formed (1981), Jennifer Beady, Involvement in the State Bar Association, Offices held in Lubbock Bar Association, Lubbock, Texas legal history.

Tape 1, Side 2: Lubbock legal history (continued), Memorial services for deceased Lubbock lawyers, Recording memorial services, Lubbock lawyers, Trial lawyers, Opinions, Changes, Increasing number, General practice, Criminal defense, Served on a murder jury, Foreman, Hypnotizing a witness, Criminal defense lawyer on a murder jury, Defendant: Gary Vester (?), Opinions on being a juror.

Tape 2, Side 1: People’s perceptions of trials, Attracting the jury’s attention, Technology, Clients, Influence by media, Legal fees, Billing clients, Cost and preparation of a case, Frivolous lawsuits, Personal injury, Fraud, Workman’s compensation, Changes in laws, Representation, Legal fees (again), Law profession, Changes, People’s perceptions, Miranda law, Cases involved with, Firm represented the city of Lubbock, City voting rights case, Texas Appointment Plan, Appointments from the 5th Circuit court of appeals.

Tape 2, Side 2: Texas Appointment Plan (continued), Mediation process, Appointment of lawyers, Rights of the accused, Law school, Benefits of, United States legal system, Number of lawyers, Lawyer’s role in society, Lawyer’s reputation, Lawyers’ policing themselves, Qualifications for law school, Voting rights case (again).

Range Dates: 1942-1998

Bulk Dates: 1971-1998

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