July 2019

3 posts

Legislative Recaps of the 86th Regular Session

July 1, 2019


The Texas Legislature's 86th Regular Session ended on May 27th, 2019. Over 1,300 bills were passed by the Legislature and either signed into law by Governor Abbott or passed into law without the governor's signature. Because so many bills were passed, it can be difficult for the public to sift through each new law. To help, we have put together a list of various legislative recaps of the 86th session. These are summaries of what the Texas Legislature accomplished and were written by news organiz…

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Free Legal Hotlines

July 15, 2019


The State Law Library is dedicated to helping locate information that can assist in answering your legal questions. However, there are many situations where an attorney's advice is still needed. To assist you, we have recently updated our list of Free Legal Hotlines to make it easier to locate the hotline that best fits your needs. Our new page separates the various legal hotlines by the types of calls they field. We have also included a calendar so that you can easily check the dates and times …

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Legal Research Resources for Beginners

July 29, 2019


Does the idea of legal research make you feel overwhelmed and intimidated? The State Law Library has created a new guide to help! Our Legal Research Resources for Beginners guide provides an overview of common legal information resources and how they might be helpful to your research.  This guide includes: A general overview of the two main categories of legal research materials An in-depth look at both primary sources and secondary sources Examples of common research scenarios with suggestions…

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