January 2013

4 posts

Small Claims: A Legal Research Guide

January 4, 2013


The Texas State Law Library reference librarians created legal research guides for specific areas of the law. These guides contain resources that can help you research a legal issue. The library's guide on small claims court provides links to the Texas statutes and rules that govern these courts as well as "plain English" explanations on how to file in small claims court. The guide also provides an easy-to-access list of library materials that would be useful for practitioners …

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Reference Assistance and the Texas Legislative Session

January 14, 2013


On January 8th, 2013, the 83rd Texas Legislative session began. During this time, members of the House and Senate vote on a variety of bills to add, amend, and repeal Texas laws. The Texas State Law Library reference staff is available to assist in locating bills and helping the public navigate available resources. Contact us at (512) 463-1722 or submit a question using our Ask a Librarian service. It is possible to search for bills on the Texas Legislature Web site. Also available …

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Recently Received: Administrative Law Treatise, 2013 Cumulative Supplement

January 21, 2013


Recently received at the library, this title is recognized as one of the most authoritative administrative law treatises. It is heavily cited in judicial opinions. The 2013 supplement updates the 5th edition, released in 2010. Developments covered include injunctive relief requirements, nondelegation doctrine, differences between administrative rules and policy statements, and judicial review of adjudications. An updated table of cases is included. We have many administrative law titles to meet…

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Databases at the State Law Library: Legal Information Reference Center

January 28, 2013


The Texas State Law Library has a range of library databases for use in the library to assist patrons in performing legal research. The Legal Information Reference Center from EBSCO publishing provides thousands of legal forms from over 250 full-text publications. These titles, many from Nolo, are intended to provide a plain English introduction to a variety of legal topics such as debt collection, estate planning, family law, taxes, personal injury, and landlord/tenant laws. Forms are availabl…

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