Duly Noted

Update

As of 2015, the library ceased publishing Duly Noted due to limited staff resources. Instead, we highlight new and noteworthy titles from our collection on our library catalog homepage. Our Featured Titles display on the library catalog is updated monthly and points you to noteworthy titles on the web, in print, and e-books available through our Digital Collection. This page now serves as an archive of our previous issues of Duly Noted.


To help keep library patrons aware of the library's collection, the Texas State Law Library publishes Duly Noted, a library newletter highlighting new and noteworthy titles, every two months. If you would like to receive a copy of Duly Noted via e-mail as soon as it is released, please click here to sign up for the library's mailing list.

Items featured 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 in the library lobby. If you are interested in checking out any of these items, you may contact us by phone at (512) 463-1722, by e-mail at library@sll.texas.gov, or by returning the order form on the last page Duly Noted. If you are a 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-issued photo ID to register.

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

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

Duly Noted — August/September 2011

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 William R. Anderson — Carolina Academic Press, 2010. 261 pages.
KF 5402 A83

Carolina Academic Press began the "Mastering" series in 2008. The series is similar to West's Nutshell series in introducing a legal topic, providing a broad overview and keeping footnotes to a minimum. To assist in learning the topic each chapter begins with a "roadmap" or outline of what will be covered and ends with a checklist of the key topics covered in the chapter. A brief master checklist at the end of the volume recaps the topic and is a handy reference or study guide. Numerous flow charts and diagrams sprinkled throughout the text are a bonus for visual learners. footnotes to a minimum. To assist in learning the topic each chapter begins with a "roadmap" or outline of what will be covered and ends with a checklist of the key topics covered in the chapter. A brief master checklist at the end of the volume recaps the the topic and is a handy reference or study guide. Numerous flow charts and diagrams sprinkled throughout the text are a bonus for visual learners.

Agriculture


by Susan A. Schneider — Carolina Academic Press, 2011. 738 pages.
KF 1682 S36

This book pulls together readings about agricultural law and policy from a variety of sources. The readings look at various policy issues such as economic support, environmental law, discrimination, labor law, animal welfare, and biotechnology. All of the readings include citations to where they were originally published.

Animal Rights


by Joe Roman — Harvard University Press, 2011. 360 pages.
KF 5640 R64

Written by a conversation biologist, Listed uses specific cases to examine the uses and abuses of the Endangered Species Act since its passage in 1973. Roman looks at the act’s history, the politics that go into determining which species are listed, and arguments against the ESA and why opponents often find it threatening. Ultimately he illustrates why biodiversity in supremely important to humans in economic and philosophic terms.

Bankruptcy


by Christopher W. Frost — Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender, 2011. 128 pages.
KF 1544 F76

This title looks at general corporate governance principles and then goes on to look at corporate governance in insolvent corporations and enforcing prebankruptcy governance obligations. It also looks at corporate governance during chapter 11, touching on structure, operating decisions, plan negotiation, and replacement of officers.

Biotechnology


by Lynn L. Bergeson — American Bar Association, 2010. 296 pages.
KF 1890 H53 N36

This book is written for attorneys to facilitate their understanding of how environmental statutes in the United States apply to nanotechnology. This book looks at how the Environmental Protection Agency regulates nanomaterials and nanopesticides and how nanotechnology works with the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Water Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act.

Environmental Law


by Michael Gerrard — American Bar Association, 2011. 642 pages.
KF 2120 L39

This volume attempts to assist individuals looking for all the disparate laws from all level of government dealing with clean energy in volume. Part one covers energy efficiency and conservation laws. Part two covers incentives, both tax and nontax, for green technologies. Part three discusses different "energy use sectors" such as buildings, motor vehicles and agriculture. Part four covers renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, and hydropower.

by James Witkin — American Bar Association, 2011. 793 pages.
KF 1298 E57

This title focus on the entire range of environmental issues that arise during real estate development. Topics include environmental liability, due diligence, environmental problems during development, and problems with developed properties.

Evidence


by Carol E. Henderson — American Bar Association, 2011. 326 pages.
KF 8935 F88

This title explores emerging areas of science and technology and focuses on their implications on evidence presented in the courtroom in order to help lawyers understand the complexities involved. Each chapter is written by a different author, and so a variety of issues are individually treated, including: the admissibility of expert testimony; expert testimony in civil cases; digital visual evidence; the juror and courtroom "of the future"; neuroscientific evidence; DNA; the child witness; privacy and technology; the "confession problem" (voluntariness, validity, and prejudicial impact); and keeping current with research resources. Though not all-encompassing, this ABA title is a great survey of the legal issues surrounding evidence as science and technology progress.

Health and Health Care


by Cynthia Conner — Aspen, 1959. 5 volumes.
KF 3825 A6 A85

This five volume set provides authoritative coverage of the legal responsibilities and liabilities of hospitals and health care providers. The first four volumes present thorough analysis of all major health law issues from accreditation of health care organizations to taxation. These sections provide state-by-state analysis of key legal issues, case law, forms, practical advice and checklists. Volume V contains up to date rules, regulations, and laws on different health law topics including abortion, AIDS, fraud and abuse, health care coverage, medical records, unions, and medical records. Also comes with a companion CD-ROM.

Insurance


by Matthew Bender (Firm) — Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender, 1984. 4 volumes.
KF 1219.5 N59 1984

This practical set is a guide for handling no-fault, uninsured motorist, and underinsured motorist insurance claims. It provides forms, pleadings, statutes, checklists, charts, and appendices to assist both the plaintiff's and defendant's counsel.

Intellectual Property


by State Bar of Texas — State Bar of Texas, 2011. 1 volume.
KFT 2980 I59

This one day seminar was held in Dallas in March, 2011. It includes presentation materials on drafting confidentiality agreements, IP indemnities, royalties, warranties, and joint development agreements.

View the table of contents [PDF].

Labor and Employment


by Tyler Paetkau — Entrepreneur Press, 2007. 270 pages.
KF 3471 P32

Written with small business owners in mind, this guide is intended to help with the most perilous parts of the employment relationship. Specific topics covered include applications, avoiding liability while recruiting and interviewing, making an offer, background checks, privacy, trade secrets, leaves of absence, and termination. Includes appendixes with sample polices and forms.

Legal Ethics


by Richard L. Abel — Oxford University Press, 2008. 573 pages.
KF 306 A73

This is an analysis of disciplinary proceedings that shed light on the most common ethical dilemmas facing attorneys. According to this text, these are neglecting clients, overcharging clients and displaying excessive zealousness.The author takes at look at case studies to illustrate the point and concludes by exploring possible structural changes that may reduce the opportunity and incentives for lawyers to betray their clients' trust.

Legal Research and Writing


by Kamela Bridges — Wolters Kluwer, 2011. 221 pages.
KF 250 B75

This coursebook examines the types of documents associated with a case from start to finish. It takes a look at each document in relation to its individual parts and provides the user with instructions on how to effectively create his own documentation. The appendix contains a complete set of sample documents. Some examples of the included documents are pleadings, discovery requests, motions, demand letters, complaints, answers, responses and jury instructions.

by Joel Fishman — Bridge Publishing Group, 2010. 363 pages.
KF 240 F585

include introduction to legal research, legal citations, constitutions, statutes, legislative history,administrative law, legal ethics and the internet. The appendices include lists of legal research web sites, law firm technology web sites, guides to popular subjects of law and popular legal titles.

by Ross Guberman — Oxford University Press, 2011. 311 pages.
KF 251 G83

The author uses examples from top attorneys to illustrate great writing tips. By looking at fifty of the most renown and influential legal advocates,the author will show the readers the patterns that developed in hopes of teaching them how to emulate writing techniques that will help them best effectively represent their clients.

Local Government


by Robert H. Freilich — American Bar Association, 2010. 368 pages.
KF 5692 F74

A great resource for city planners, land use lawyers, and other public officials, this title is divided into four parts: sprawl and the need for sustainable growth policies (looking at the problems brought on by sprawl, the need for good policies, and The Ramapo Plan); state and regional sustainability solutions (with specifics on California, Hawaii, New Jersey, Florida, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Portland, Seattle, San Diego, and other locations); new urbanism and green development (form-based codes, LEED, green building benefits, and renewable energy); and geographical and locational tier solutions (working within already urbanized areas, city-county urbanizing, and agricultural/rural areas). Also includes a list of relevant cases and a bibliography.

Prisoner Rights


by Zachary Weintraub — Columbia Human Rights Law Review, 2011. 1077 pages.
KF 9732 J3

Jailhouse Lawyer's Manual is intended to assist prisoners understand their legal rights and common procedures to secure these rights. The manual provides instruction on performing legal research, reading legal documents, and completing legal paperwork to attack unfair convictions, sentences, or treatment.

Real Property


by David A. Soley — American Bar Association, 2010. 300 pages.
KF 572 S66

This handbook guides the practitioner through the stages of complex real estate litigation. Progressing from the initial step of the client interview, all the way through settlements and final judgments, this book provides strategic guidance and sample documents on topics such as easements, title disputes, and boundary issues.

Torts


by James Witkin — American Bar Association, 2011. 793 pages.
KF 1298 E57

This title focus on the entire range of environmental issues that arise during real estate development. Topics include environmental liability, due diligence, environmental problems during development, and problems with developed properties.

by Charles Krause — Thomson West, 2002. 3 volumes.
KF 1290 A9 S64

This comprehensive set covers federal and state aviation statutes, federal aviation regulations and lawsuit procedural methods. Specific topics include government, manufacturer, and carrier liability, airport operations and security, and aviation insurance.

Trial Practice


by David Finley — Thomson West, 2010. 1 volume.
KFT 209 T4 V. 52

This practice guide, updated most recently for 2010-11, assists litigators in making or opposing termination motions such as summary judgment, adjudication, dismissal, quash summons, strike, and judgment on the pleadings. It is intended both for the motion proponent--those representing a party moving to terminate an action--and for the motion opponent--those representing a party seeking to oppose defense motions. The title is divided into five chapters: summary judgment; plea to the jurisdiction; motion to strike; special appearance; and dismissal motions. Included are analyses of these procedures, sample motions and briefs, templates, citations, and practice tips.

Water Law


by Megan Baroni — American Bar Association, 2011. 264 pages.
KF 5569 W486

After the Texas summer of 2011, the availability of water can no longer be taken for granted. The prediction that we are entering a long term drought adds immediacy to what has long been an intellectual discussion. The need to understand how the existing water laws came to be is clear. Equally important is the need to examine what needs to be done to ensure that access to this essential resource. While this 2011 text cannot cover all elements of water law it is a good overview of the development of water law and discussion of current issues.

Zoning


by E. C. Yokley — Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender, 1978. 8 volumes.
KF 5698 Y6Z

The first edition of title was published in 1948. Now in its fourth edition, it has continued as a practical reference to attorneys, judges and planning and zoning commission members. The eight volumes cover all aspects of zoning and include references to the cases from all fifty statesand local ordinances. Although generally practical in nature, Yokley can wax eloquent as demonstrated in his description of the “corrosive effect” of spot zoning. “It is a high wave of disturbing character, spawned by legislative gusts that mar an otherwise calm sea of orderly community life”. Leslie)

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