July 2013

4 posts

Texas Practice Series

July 1, 2013


The Texas Practice Series provides comprehensive coverage of 28 areas of Texas law in a single source. Some of the available titles in the series include Guide to the Texas Rules of Evidence, Texas Consumer Law Handbook, Handbook of Texas Family Law, Criminal Practice and Procedure, and Handbook on Texas Discovery Practice. Each title includes an analysis, explanation of the law, and practice information. The volumes are available to circulate for 3 weeks. They are also available elect…

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Landlord/Tenant Law: A Legal Research Guide

July 8, 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 to landlord/tenant law provides links to the Texas statutes that govern residential tenancies as well as "plain English" explanations of landlord/tenant law in Texas. Specific sections provide information about tenants’ rights, eviction, and the various tenant organizations in Texas. The guide al…

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The Texas Supreme Court: A Narrative History, 1836-1986

July 15, 2013


Composed under the auspices of the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society, this 2013 title is the first book-length history of the Texas Supreme Court published since 1917. Though author James Haley does discuss landmark cases and judicial philosophy, this narrative work emphasizes stories, drama, and the people who contributed to Texas' legal history in the first 150 years of statehood. This work differs from its predecessor not only in its coverage of the 20th century but also in term…

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Texas Family Law Practice Manual

July 22, 2013


The Texas Family Law Practice Manual, published by the Texas State Bar, is an invaluable resource for both practitioners and individuals looking for Texas family law forms. The six-volume set has over 740 family law sample forms to assist in drafting legal documents. The forms have marginal notes and instructions to instruct in the creation of documents for specific legal situations. Individual chapters cover divorce proceedings, discovery, protective orders, enforcement, suits affecting parent-…

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