Duly Noted

Duly Noted — June/July 2010

New titles from the Texas State Law Library

Items listed in Duly Noted include a sampling of recently received books, reports and documents. Most items listed are available for circulation with the exception of some reference materials. All items listed in Duly Noted are temporarily housed behind the circulation desk. If you are interested in checking any of these items out, please contact us. If you are registered borrower with the library, we can have your selections ready for pick-up at the circulation desk. If you are not already registered with us, you will first need to come by the circulation desk with a Texas photo ID to register. Read the library use policy.

The library can provide photocopies or scans of sections of these publications as part of our document delivery service. When checking out, non-state employees are subject to a $1.00 circulation fee per item.

The library also has a variety of other resources to meet your research needs. Please let us know how we may assist you.

Administrative Law


by Charles Koch — Thomson West, 2010. 5 volumes.
KF 5402 K6

This respected treatise is now out in its 3rd edition. Coverage includes internal processes of the administrative system, agency rulemaking, elements of adjudication, due process rights, informal adjudication, judicial action, standards of review, and public information. Appendices include the Administrative Procedure Act, Freedom of Information Act, Privacy Act, and the Model State Administrative Procedures Act.

Adoption


by State Bar of Texas — State Bar of Texas, 2010. 6 volumes.
KFT 505 S7T

This title consists of six volumes with 730 forms used in title 1, title 2, title 4, and title 5 proceedings. Alternative situations that occur most often are covered in the forms. Contains marginal notes, a subject index and an alphabetical list of forms by title. This text also includes summaries of relevant law and practical advice for attorneys practicing in the field.

Agriculture


by State Bar of Texas — State Bar of Texas, 2010. 1 volume.
KFT 1682 A57

This two day seminar held in Lubbock looked at various issues in agriculture law. It covered diverse topics such as cattle marketing, biosecurity, agritourism, wind energy issues, the national Organic Program, recreational land use, and groundwater issues.

View the table of contents [PDF].

Alternative Dispute Resolution


by State Bar of Texas — State Bar of Texas, 2010. 1 volume.
KFT 505 C73

The Collaborative Law Course, 2010 contains 19 articles on the topic, including articles written by attorneys and financial analysts, paralegals, licensed clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, licensed specialists in school psychology, and psychologists. Contains examples and overviews of the collaborative process as a whole as well as specific articles dealing with mental health issues, substance abuse issues, same-sex partners, and specific client concerns, as well as summaries of books for further research.

View the table of contents [PDF].

Civil Rights


by Michael G. Collins — Thomson West, 2006. 417 pages.
KF 1325 C58 C65

This concise overview of Section 1983 litigation includes coverage of Monroe and the modern Section 1983 Action; Parratt and the scope of due process; excessive force, private violence, and Section 1983; and enforcing the laws under Section 1983. It also discusses municipal liability, state sovereign immunity, and personal immunities.

Constitutional Law


by Jerome A. Barron — Thomson West, 2009. 709 pages.
KF 4550 B3

Consumer Protection


by Richard M. Alderman — Taylor Trade Publishing, 2010. 333 pages.
KFT 387 A4

This book, written in a question and answer format, is best aimed for everyday people to understand their rights under the law. The author?s focus is primarily consumer law covering topics such as applying for credit, contracts, the Deceptive Trade Practices Act, online sales, and small claims court. He also covers family law, immigration, and wills and probate.

Criminal Law


by David Dow — Twelve, 2010. 273 pages.
KF 373 D635 A3

David R. Dow, litigation director of the Texas Defender Service, provides us with a candid and frank memoir of his experience serving as defense counsel for Texas inmates sentenced to the death penalty. With tales that meander back and forth between his public and private lives, Dow gives us a glimpse into the sober reality that is the life of capital punishment defense attorney. His memoir is at once an exploration and critique of the criminal justice system and a humanistic account of the toll the death penalty takes on all parties involved. As the New York Times' review states, "Dow isn?t doing high constitutional theory here; this is pure red meat."

by National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies — National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies, 2009. 40 pages.
KF 9632 N38

Pretrial diversion is being studied as an effective alternative to routine criminal case processing. Generally this is considered a "problem solving" approach to address the background causes of criminal behavior and allow for treatment for those social issues and restitution to the community and victim. Because there is no criminal conviction, there are fewer obstacles to getting back into the community and the workforce. A lengthy bibliography is included for additional research..

Available electronically: http://www.napsa.org/publications/NAPSAPretrialPracticeSurvey.pdf

by Robert Perkinson — Metropolitan Books, 2010. 484 pages.
KF 9730 T4 P47

This title is a very interesting history of the Texas prison system. The author argues that Texas prisons were developed in large part as a replacement for the slave labor lost in emancipation. He traces the history and provides an in-depth look at the personalities and times that shaped the development of prison system in Texas and the nation. His coverage of David Ruiz and the reform effort he stared are a fascinating account of law and politics in Texas.

by Victor Streib — Thomson West, 2008. 319 pages.
KF 9227 S77

Part of the highly useful and concise nutshell series, Death Penalty in a Nutshell covers both the substantive and procedural law of capital punishment. Arguments for and against the death penalty and coverage of constitutional challenges and limitations are provided at the beginning. Major sections cover specific capital crimes and defenses. Trial level and post-trial procedural issues are discussed. Special topics of interest include race and gender bias, executing the innocent, and international and foreign law issues.

Criminal Procedure


by Donald Wilkes — Thomson West, 1996. 1 volume.
KF 9690 W55

Designed for attorneys who practice in the field of federal postconviction remedies, this manual contains all the basic federal statutes, federal rules of court and related reference sources essential to litigating a federal postconviction remedy proceeding. It deals at length with the six principal federal postconviction remedies for federal convicts and the federal habeas corpus remedy for state convicts. Contains relevant statutes and rules with author commentary, along with forms, appendixes and an extensive bibliography.

Discovery


by State Bar of Texas — State Bar of Texas, 2009. 1 volume.
KFT 8900 E43

A State Bar of Texas boot camp on the recent changes in eDiscovery and digital evidence. Presenter topics cover a wide gamut of issues ranging from most recent case law to tips for cost effective practice. Attorneys are briefed on such matters as technology terms and knowledge, how to conduct smarter searches for digital evidence, and how to maintain professional and ethical conduct when working with eDiscovery. A State Bar of Texas CLE publication.

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Elections & Campaign Finance


by Karen Ann Norris — Texas Association of Counties, 2009. 26 pages.
KFT 4885 T45

This report summarizes many of the changes in election laws during the 81st legislative session (2009) that affect Texas counties. It also covers other political jurisdictions with which a county may conduct a joint election. The summary is organized by topic in a manner similar to the Election Code.

Evidence


by State Bar of Texas — State Bar of Texas, 2009. 1 volume.
KFT 8900 E43

A State Bar of Texas boot camp on the recent changes in eDiscovery and digital evidence. Presenter topics cover a wide gamut of issues ranging from most recent case law to tips for cost effective practice. Attorneys are briefed on such matters as technology terms and knowledge, how to conduct smarter searches for digital evidence, and how to maintain professional and ethical conduct when working with eDiscovery. A State Bar of Texas CLE publication.

View the table of contents [PDF].

Family Law


by State Bar of Texas — State Bar of Texas, 2010. 6 volumes.
KFT 505 S7T

This title consists of six volumes with 730 forms used in title 1, title 2, title 4, and title 5 proceedings. Alternative situations that occur most often are covered in the forms. Contains marginal notes, a subject index and an alphabetical list of forms by title. This text also includes summaries of relevant law and practical advice for attorneys practicing in the field.

by State Bar of Texas — State Bar of Texas, 2010. 1 volume.
KFT 505 C73

The Collaborative Law Course, 2010 contains 19 articles on the topic, including articles written by attorneys and financial analysts, paralegals, licensed clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, licensed specialists in school psychology, and psychologists. Contains examples and overviews of the collaborative process as a whole as well as specific articles dealing with mental health issues, substance abuse issues, same-sex partners, and specific client concerns, as well as summaries of books for further research.

View the table of contents [PDF].

by Bobbi Sheahan — Texas Lawyer Press, 2009. 364 pages.
REF DESK KFT 479 M5 A45

Being legally underage effects most areas of the law and this book discusses many of those situations. Topics discussed include rights and obligations of parents, child abuse and neglect, custody, adoption, contracts, child support and parental liability. The text also provides a table of cases and several appendices, including a child support chart and a "timeline for a special education due process hearing".

Health and Health Care


by Timothy S. Jost — Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender, 2010. 2 volumes.
KF 1183 A32 A2

This two volume set provides expert analysis of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care act signed by the President in March. Implications of the act for tax-exempt hospitals and employee benefit plans are discussed. Also discussed are tax provisions and fraud and abuse enforcement. The second volume discusses 11 different tiles of the U.S. Code that have been affected by the act.

Immigration


by State Bar of Texas — State Bar of Texas, 2010. 1 volume.
KFT 4819 A2 S7N

This one day CLE class from the State Bar of Texas took place in Houston in February 2010. Topics covered include an overview of U.S. law, immigration as a language, client intake, temporary status, immigrant status options for families and businesses, criminal law implications, and consular processing compared to adjustment of status for permanent residency.

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Intellectual Property


by State Bar of Texas — State Bar of Texas, 2009. 1 volume.
KFT 2980 I57

(tc) This two day seminar held in Austin in March 2010 looked at various issues in intellectual property law. Topics covered include the Google book search settlement, intellectual property due diligence, the Uniform Trade Secret act, inequitable conduct, practice management, patent prosecution including information on extraterritorial reach, trademarks, infringement litigation, and e-discovery. Write up actually for Intellectual property law advanced course, 2010

View the table of contents [PDF].

Labor and Employment


by Laura Mueller — Texas Municipal League, 2010. 64 pages.
KFT 3319 M83

Employment law manual for Texas cities is written for city officials and contains information from the Texas town & city magazine, the Texas Municipal League and Texas City Attorney Association educational conferences, and the Texas Municipal League website. Topics covered include hiring, the Fair Labor Standards act, FLSA, COBRA, the Family and Medical Leave act, drug testing, volunteers, ADA, and various types of discrimination.

Available electronically: http://www.tml.org/legal_pdf/2010EmplManual.pdf

Local Government


by Julian Grant — Texas Attorney General, 2010. 45 pages.
KFT 849 G73

This title released by the Texas Attorney General provides answers to the most frequently asked questions about Texas municipal procurement laws. Specific topics covered include the application of municipal procurement laws, bidding threshold amount, general procedural requirements, bid requests, exceptions to the competitive bidding requirements, and alternative delivery methods for the construction of structures.

Available electronically: http://www.oag.state.tx.us/AG_Publications/pdfs/procurement_easy.pdf

by Laura Mueller — Texas Municipal League, 2010. 64 pages.
KFT 3319 M83

Employment law manual for Texas cities is written for city officials and contains information from the Texas town & city magazine, the Texas Municipal League and Texas City Attorney Association educational conferences, and the Texas Municipal League website. Topics covered include hiring, the Fair Labor Standards act, FLSA, COBRA, the Family and Medical Leave act, drug testing, volunteers, ADA, and various types of discrimination.

Available electronically: http://www.tml.org/legal_pdf/2010EmplManual.pdf

Oil and Gas


by John Lowe — Thomson West, 2009. 496 pages.
KF 1850 L6

Now in its 5th edition, this nutshell book provides a good overview of the oil and gas law landscape. The text covers topics such as the nature, protection, and conveying of oil and gas rights, leasing, and taxation. It contains a table of cases cited as well as a useful glossary of terms.

Religion


by Bert Brandenburg — Justice at Stake Campaign, 2007. 33 pages.
KF 4783 B73 2007

This report, released by the Justice at Stake campaign, examines attacks from religious groups to undermine the independence and impartiality of the court system. The report looks at legislative court-stripping efforts, the role of religion in the confirmation and election of judges, efforts to impeach non-compliant judges, and the broad deference of courts to religious claims. Finally the report lists suggestions for resisting religious influence in the courts.

Available electronically: http://www.justiceatstake.org/file.cfm/media/resources/CrusadingAgainstCourts_20121F89B068B.pdf

Torts


by Robert Sack — Practising Law Institute, 2010. 2 volumes.
KF 1266 S2

Providing numerous case citations, the fourth edition of Sack on Defamation provides a thorough overview of the field, from its common law and constitutional foundations to recent influential case law. It covers the basic elements of a defamation claim; the types of damages that can be awarded in defamation suits; the categories within which a statement may be deemed slanderous per se and actionable; the various causes of action in invasion of privacy torts; the elements of a cause of action for intentional infliction of emotional distress; and the elements involved in a false-light cause of action, private facts tort, and slander of title tort.

by State Bar of Texas — State Bar of Texas, 2009. 1 volume.
KFT 8840 S8U

The Texas Bar Continuing Legal Education 2009 Advanced Litigation Update Institute volume contains twenty-two articles covering the areas of Intellectual Property, Criminal Law, Labor and Employment Law, Oil and Gas Law, Business and Commercial Law, Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice, and Insurance Law. Updates on the Texas Supreme Court, the United States Supreme Court and Fifth Circuit are included, as well as articles on Multi-District Litigation, Arbitration, Procedure, an Evidence and Discovery Update, plus an article from the bench, ?Tips and Traps From The Judges.?

View the table of contents [PDF].

Unfair Competition


by State Bar of Texas — State Bar of Texas, 2009. 1 volume.
KFT 2980 I57

(tc) This two day seminar held in Austin in March 2010 looked at various issues in intellectual property law. Topics covered include the Google book search settlement, intellectual property due diligence, the Uniform Trade Secret act, inequitable conduct, practice management, patent prosecution including information on extraterritorial reach, trademarks, infringement litigation, and e-discovery. Write up actually for Intellectual property law advanced course, 2010

View the table of contents [PDF].

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