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As a free service to the members of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, please find an Order on Motion for Use of Emergency Procedures, which will become Form 8-82 in the Family Law Practice Manual (“the Formbook”) ( Among other features, this order contains a model of detailed procedures for remote proceedings.

Your Family Law Section is also providing a Motion for Use of Emergency Procedures, which will become Form 8-81 in the Formbook. You may use this form to request different types of relief from the courts during a state of emergency affecting the county in which a case is pending.

Both forms have been reviewed and edited by the Section’s Formbook Committee ( and by Sue Mills, Project Publications Attorney with TexasBarBooks. We sincerely hope these forms will assist you and the courts you practice before.

Christopher Nickelson
Chair, Family Law Section

Click to download the new forms in both PDF and Word formats.

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Click here for the full rundown. Windows users will find a how-to video tutorial and screenshots to guide you through the process. There are also download links to the latest version of Word in case your digital product was purchased prior to MS Word 2013’s release.

Mac users will find an instructional PDF that shows you how to use built-in Word for Mac features to manipulate forms in a manner similar to the toolbar.

TexasBarBooks Online customers can also use this page for downloads and tips on getting maximum use out of their Texas Family Law Practice Manual subscriptions.

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Free Chapter Preview: Collaborative Law—Start to Finish

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TexasBarBooks wants to share our enthusiasm for our newest title, Collaborative Law— Start to Finish, by giving you a free preview of Chapter 1, “What is Collaborative Law?” In addition to the free preview, the book’s editor, Kim Munsinger, has written an informative piece for the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas Web site. The blog […]

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Free Chapter of The Noble Lawyer, by William J. Chriss

December 10, 2013

TexasBarBooks recently released The Noble Lawyer, by William J. Chriss, about our legal system and how it’s conceived of in the minds of the public. Interested? You should be! Here is a free chapter for your reading pleasure.

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Free Download! A Look Inside the New Texas Business Organizations Manual

September 17, 2013

This October, TexasBarBooks will launch the new Texas Business Organizations Manual. This resource includes the valuable corporate forms originally published in the Texas Business Entities Forms Manual: Corporations, in addition to new forms useful for limited liability companies and access to nine extensive CLE articles. Click the download button for free access to one of the CLE articles, titled […]

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Free Download! Introduction to Raising the Bar, by Talmage Boston

April 20, 2012

TexasBarBooks recently released Raising the Bar, by Talmage Boston. Boston encourages to follow the examples of consummate lawyers, modern, historical, and fictionalized, and “raise the bar” by restoring the legal profession’s venerable reputation. Take a quick look at the Introduction. It’s sure to hook you!

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Download a Free Chapter from the New Wills Road Map

January 10, 2012

TexasBarBooks’ newest offering, Wills Road Map: Practical Considerations in Wills Drafting, is now available. Based on the well-known “Anatomy of a Will” paper from the TexasBarCLE seminar Building Blocks of Wills, Estates and Probate, this book is intended for both general practitioners who occasionally prepare wills for their existing clients as well as for experienced […]

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Essentials of Texas Water Resources – Free Chapter Excerpt

December 10, 2010

To purchase your copy of the Essentials of Texas Water Resources at the introductory price of $195, click here. Essentials of Texas Water Resources, edited by Mary K. Sahs and published by TexasBarBooks, is a project of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. With a list of more […]

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Welcome to the TexasBarBooks Blog!

August 17, 2009

Welcome to the TexasBarBooks blog, designed to provide a steady stream of interesting content for lawyers. Along with announcements about our publications, you’ll find critical updates and engaging discussions, entertaining author interviews, and the occasional freebie in the form of, well, forms and book excerpts. Let’s start with the Authorization to Consent to Treatment of […]

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