April 2020

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New Services from the State Law Library

April 7, 2020

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The library is excited to offer two new services to better assist our patrons while we are closed to the public: chat reference assistance and remote access to Lexis Advance! Chat reference assistance is available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. During these hours, reference librarians are available online to help locate legal information, identify relevant resources, and develop search strategies. The LexisNexis State and Local Government team is offering tempo…

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Lexis Advance Available at Home

April 16, 2020

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In an effort to facilitate legal research while practicing social distancing, the State Law Library is happy to announce that library patrons can now access Lexis Advance from home! We would like to thank Lexis for their partnership in working towards our mission to make legal information accessible to the citizens of Texas.

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COVID-19 & Texas Law

April 16, 2020

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During the COVID-19 outbreak there are various types of legal problems that people may encounter. The State Law Library has created a COVID-19 & Texas Law legal research guide to help assist Texans in navigating some of those issues.

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Chat with a Librarian!

April 16, 2020

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The library is excited to offer chat reference assistance to better assist our patrons while we are closed to the public. Chat reference assistance is available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. During these hours, reference librarians are available online to help locate legal information, identify relevant resources, and develop search strategies.

FAQ: Can a marriage ceremony in Texas be conducted over video conferencing software like Zoom or Skype?

April 20, 2020

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we've had several patrons contact us about conducting marriage ceremonies over video conferencing software. To assist others who might have the same question, we've published an answer on our frequently asked legal questions page. In addition to addressing this topic, our frequently asked questions page provides answers to many other common legal questions. While we are unable to provide legal advice or address your specific situation, the information on these page…

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State Law Library and Harris County Law Library Launch Partnership to Expand Digital Services

April 30, 2020

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Our library is excited to announce a new partnership with the Harris County Law Library to expand digital services for all Texans. Beginning on Law Day, May 1, 2020, law librarians from both institutions will work together to offer chat reference assistance Monday through Friday from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m in English and Spanish.