January 2018

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Limited Scope Representation

January 1, 2018

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It is always best to have an attorney assist you with any legal issues you are experiencing. However, if you cannot afford or do not want full representation you may want to consider limited scope representation. Limited scope representation (also known as "unbundled legal services") is the practice of hiring an attorney for help with a specific task while largely acting as your own attorney. The State Law Library has created a research guide to help explain limited scope representation. This g…

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Payday Loans

January 15, 2018

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Many of our patrons have questions related to credit access businesses, more commonly referred to as "payday loan" companies or "title loan" companies. To assist in answering those questions, our librarians have created a Payday Loans research guide. This research guide includes information on: Texas laws governing payday loans Local ordinances related to the payday lending industry "Plain English" summaries of those laws Information from the Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Fina…

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Legal Ethics

January 29, 2018

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Occasionally, patrons will have questions about professional misconduct or ethical issues within the legal system in Texas. To assist in answering those questions, our librarians have created a Legal Ethics and Professional Misconduct research guide. This research guide includes information on: Portions of the Texas Government Code and Texas Rules that pertain to judicial and attorney conduct Information related to the Client Attorney Assistance Program (CAAP) Information from the State Ba…

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