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 Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 1979.

    This guide's six volumes are arranged by section to correspond with the progression of the Texas criminal justice system, making their detailed information easy to access. Each volume contains a number of chapters divided into four parts covering legal backgrounds, procedural practice tips, sample forms, and research resources and bibliographies.

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

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    By John Montgomery. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 1997. 2nd Edition.

    Texas Family Law for the practitioner, covering Conservatorship and Guardianship, premarital agreements, divorce, custody issues, spousal support, grounds, and valuing community assets. Includes sample petitions and motions, including initial attorney-client documents, as well as references to the most current State Bar CLE materials, legal periodicals, and ALR Annotations.

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

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    By William Dorsaneo. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 1977.

    This comprehensive set explains the law and procedure in a given area and then provides drafting guides to prepare the forms. The set is divided into 10 different units: Pretrial Practice, Trial Practice, Appellate Practice, Pleadings in Business Entity Litigation, Pleadings in Commercial Litigation, Pleadings in Real Estate Litigation, Pleadings in Personal Injury Litigation, Family Code Litigation, Probate Code Litigation, and Administrative Proceedings. Chapters are divided into four parts: legal background on a topic, a drafting guide, forms, and a research guide.

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

    Due to publisher restrictions, this title can only be checked out from home by government employees. Members of the public must visit the library in person to view this title electronically or in print. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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    By Herbert Kendrick. Published by Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender. 1972.

    Comprehensive source for drafting guides to assist in the creation of business entities and a wide variety of forms for commercial transactions.

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

    Due to publisher restrictions, this title can only be checked out from home by government employees. Members of the public must visit the library in person to view this title electronically or in print. We apologize for the inconvenience.

General/Federal Titles

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    By Ralph Warner. Published by Nolo Press. 2013. 9th ed.

    This book provides over 100 ready to use forms and contracts for a variety of everyday legal and practical situations faced by most users. Some of the forms included are simple wills, power of attorney, leases, child care agreements, daily expenses and monthly budgets.

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    By Thomas Haggard; George Kiney. Published by Thomson West. 2007. 3rd edition.

    "Haggard and Kuney's Legal Drafting in a Nutshell provides guidance on producing transactional documents, contracts, instruments, legislation, and regulations that solve existing problems and prevent future problems. It offers both a large-scale overview of the drafting process and a small-scale discussion of the mechanics of legal documents at the sentence, word, and punctuation level." - from the publisher

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    By Fred S. Steingold. Published by Nolo Press. 2014. 8th ed.

    Nolo’s Legal Forms for Starting & Running a Small Business contains more than 60 commonly used forms for running a small business, along with plain-English instructions for using them. This guide will help business owners with many tasks including creating contracts to buy, sell, rent, or store goods; hiring employees and consultants; and preparing an LLC operating agreement.

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    By Ruggero J Aldisert. Published by National Institute for Trial Advocacy. 2012. 2nd edition.

    "Throughout Winning on Appeal, 19 current chief justices of state courts, nine chief judges of U.S. Courts of Appeals, more than 20 U.S. Circuit and state appellate judges contribute their thoughts on how to write a brief and how to argue a case-information that is not available in any other publication or resource. Judge Aldisert draws the perfect roadmap for the attorney who wants to win on appeal." - from the publisher

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