September 2014

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New Toll-Free Number

September 1, 2014

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In an attempt to serve the legal research needs of all Texans, we are pleased to announce our new toll-free reference number: 1-844-829-2843. We are available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 pm (except for holidays). Although we cannot give legal advice, the library can: Assist you in locating materials available to us relevant to your research Recommend law books and websites on a particular topic Provide assistance in how to use the library's resources Help locate broad definit…

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Legal Clinics throughout Texas

September 15, 2014

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The Texas State Law Library reference librarians created a list of free legal clinics hosted by various bar associations and non-profit organizations throughout the state. These are open to the public, usually do not require an appointment, and allow you to speak with an attorney who could help answer your legal questions or offer legal advice on how you might be able to resolve a legal issue. This list covers clinics that help Texans in 42 counties. Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, El Paso, Houston, …

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Gun Laws: A Legal Research Guide

September 29, 2014

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The State Law Library has created legal research guides to help you locate legal information concerning a specific area of law. The library’s guide on gun laws was created to assist Texans who are researching their rights surrounding gun ownership, use, sales, and manufacture. In addition to providing links to sections of the Texas and federal statutes, we have also included links to “Plain English” resources and articles from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the Texas Municipal Lea…

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