Metcalf, Walker 1998-09-04

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Walker Metcalf discusses his life as a Lubbock, Texas attorney.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Walker Metcalf

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: September 04, 1998

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Allison

Length: 1 hour 10 minutes


Tape 1: Metcalf, Walker, b. in San Antonio, Texas, education, occupation, University of Texas School of Law class of 1957, Purdue, D. G. (Judge), Law School, received a general degree, not specialized like present time, Lubbock, Texas (1950s), good economic state, growth, opinions, Law practice, law partners, types of law practiced, elder law, mediation, Lubbock Bar Association, business through word of mouth, Quantity of lawyers in Lubbock, Texas, Texas Tech University School of Law, Medical malpractice lawsuits, Bankruptcy, Texas laws and exemptions, changes in cases, ypes of law practiced (again), Lubbock Bar Association (again), Lubbock Bar Association (continued), new and young, ethics, opinion, Texas State Bar Association, Community activities, Army Reserves, Korean Conflict, National Guard, Community activities (again), Insurance Companies, Public perceptions of lawyers, Legal fees, based on time, Social Security cases, Government involvement, Pro-bono work, Court Reform (again), set a cap on the amount of damages awarded, government involvement (again), opinions.

Tape 2: Awards received, Future of the legal profession, more government involvement (again), Carter, Jimmy, opinions, Bankruptcy (again), reason people file, Smith, Preston, citizens of West Texas, matter of economics, not law, (Ends after 10 minutes).

Range Dates: 1957-1998

Bulk Dates: 1957-1998

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