May 2013

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A Reference Guide to Texas Law and Legal History by Marian Boner

May 6, 2013

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This is the go-to book for Texas legal history questions. Ms. Boner became an expert in early Texas law through her work at UT's Tarlton Law Library and at the State Law Library. While a mere 108 pages, her book is filled with details invaluable to researchers. It first discusses the influence other nations had on the development of Texas law. She then provides an excellent explanation of the various Texas constitutions. Her thorough history of the publication of Texas statutes enables…

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The Texas Litigation Guide

May 13, 2013

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Dorsaneo’s Texas Litigation Guide, first published in 1977, is one of the library’s most heavily used resources. This 26-volume set is updated quarterly to provide current information on litigation in Texas. 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 L…

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Parole & Mandatory Supervision Law

May 20, 2013

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Parole and mandatory supervision laws in Texas have a long history of revisions, amendments, and re-codifications. Currently, these statutes are located in Government Code chapter 508. Prior to 1997, though, these statutes were codified first as Code of Criminal Procedure Art. 42.12 then as Code of Criminal Procedure Art. 42.18. We compiled PDF documents that show the language of these statutes as of any specific date between 1966 and 2004. (After 2004, please visit the Statutes by Date section…

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Recently Received: O'Connor's Texas Civil Appeals: Practice Guide and Annotated Rules of Appellate Procedure, 2013

May 27, 2013

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This practical one-volume book contains annotated appellate rules, commentaries, and common forms. Arranged in an outline format, each commentary chapter is broken down into logical topics to help you easily find the information you need. Likewise, the forms clearly specify the authority for the form and list cross-references to the commentaries, important notes, and suggestions for attachments. All books in the O’Connor’s series are similarly easy to follow and annually updated, making them po…

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