Recommended Titles and Treatises
To help provide access to the Texas State Law Library's legal resources, the reference librarians have selected the most noteworthy titles in our collection and arranged them here by subject. The titles listed for each subject feature a brief summary written by a reference librarian, and each subject's titles are divided into those that are specific to Texas law and those that aren't.
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What judges want : a former judge's guide to success in court
As stated in the foreword by former Texas Supreme Court Justice Scott Brister, trial practice has changed greatly in the past 20 years with judges, rather than juries increasingly making both substantive and procedural decisions. The author of this title, a former Texas district judge, draws from his personal experience as both a lawyer and a judge to help other attorneys understand what judges want. The book is divided into two parts. The first discusses strategy and how one should “think, write, and argue.” The second looks at specific trial tactics and offers advice for both the movant and the respondent.
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