Digital Collection

The library offers access to a wide variety of e-books and databases with legal information. Our e-book collection includes various practice guides, legal treatises, and self-help materials that can be borrowed and read in your Web browser or on an e-reader like a Kindle or an iPad. Our legal databases provide access to downloadable legal forms, case law, law review articles, and other legal information. Use the links on this page to access our e-books and legal databases.

You will need your library card number and have your library account in good standing in order to borrow e-books and access most of our legal databases. Don't have a library account? Texas residents can register for a library account from home! Learn more about how to register for a library account from home.

The titles below are available to you from home if you have a current library account with us. If you don't have a library account with us, Texas residents can register online. Learn more about how to register online.

Texas Titles

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    By Keith Branyon. Published by James Publishing. 2008.

    This title provides forms, tips, and law to improve effectiveness and efficiency in many probate-related transactions. Topics include everything from engagement and administration to creditors and contested matters.

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    By Kenneth McLaughlin. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 1996.

    This set provides coverage of every aspect of probate law and estate and trust administration in Texas. It includes sample forms and letters, procedural checklists, lists of source materials, charts and diagrams, tables of statutes, rules and regulations, and a quick reference index.

    View the table of contents for this multi-volume set.

General/Federal Titles

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    By Mary Randolph. Published by Nolo Press. 2014. 10th ed.

    This book offers simple methods to avoid the probate process with real-world examples of how others have used them. Topics covered include: payable-on-death accounts; naming beneficiaries, including children, institutions, and multiple beneficiaries; small estates; joint ownership, living trusts, and making gifts.

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    By Thomas P. Gallanis; Lawrence W. Waggoner. Published by Thomson West. 2014. 5th ed.

    "This comprehensive guide provides an overview of the rules and principles of estates and future interests, including concurrent estates, marital estates (including the modern elective share), and powers of appointment. It includes new innovations from the Restatement 3d of Property, modernizing the law of future interests and dramatically changing the Rule Against Perpetuities. The book is also the very first publication to incorporate the new Uniform Powers of Appointment Act (2013). The book also has exercises, with answers at the back. Valuable for students in first-year Property and upper-year courses in Trusts and Estates." - from the publisher

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    By Lawrence H. Averill. Published by Thomson West. 2015. 6th.

    "Authoritative coverage provides detailed explanations of the provisions, definitions, and concepts of the Uniform Probate Code (UPC) and the Uniform Trust Code (UTC). UPC topics covered include probate jurisdiction of the courts; intestate succession involving wills and donative transfers; and probate of wills and administration. UTC topics include creation, validity, modification, and termination of trust; discretionary and revocable trusts; creditor's claims and spendthrift trusts; duties, powers, and liability of trustees; and rights of persons dealing with trustees." - from the publisher

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    By Lawrence H. Averill; Mary F. Radford. Published by Thomson West. 2010. 6th ed.

    "Authoritative coverage provides detailed explanations of the provisions, definitions, and concepts of the Uniform Probate Code (UPC) and the Uniform Trust Code (UTC). UPC topics covered include probate jurisdiction of the courts; intestate succession involving wills and donative transfers; and probate of wills and administration. UTC topics include creation, validity, modification, and termination of trust; discretionary and revocable trusts; creditor's claims and spendthrift trusts; duties, powers, and liability of trustees; and rights of persons dealing with trustees." - from the publisher

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    By William M. McGovern; Sheldon F. Kurtz; David English. Published by Thomson West. 2010. 4th ed.

    "This book provides an analysis of the laws of intestate succession, wills, trusts, future interests, and the construction of wills and trusts. The book relies heavily on the provisions of the Uniform Probate Code, the Uniform Trust Code, and other uniform laws relating to the transfer of wealth. The book also includes an overview of the federal transfer tax laws." - from Amazon.com

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