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holiday-blog-adPut down those practice manuals and jury charges for a moment to explore our more holiday-friendly titles, which make excellent gifts for colleagues and great reading for your winter break.

Might we suggest our Party Talk set as a show of appreciation for your colleagues? Every lawyer has likely heard the following: “So you’re a lawyer? Maybe you can answer a question for me …” But of course, most lawyers’ expertise doesn’t cover every possible area of the law. These appealing hardbound books address everything from family law to social media to criminal issues by providing pithy yet sound answers to a variety of common legal questions. And it even has pictures!

Interested in learning about the struggles and accomplishments of Texas women lawyers? Check out Rough Road to Justice. A fascinating look into the history of women’s contributions to Texas law, these stories increase in relevance and grow in our hearts with each passing day. Other empowering reads, such as The Noble Lawyer and Raising the Bar, carefully examine the higher calling of justice and how the greats went about their love of the profession.

Please check out the rest of our suggested holiday readings or DVD viewings for either yourself or a valued colleague. And don’t forget to order by December 18, 2017, to receive your books in time for the holiday!

From the Finest Family Law Practitioners in Texas

This summer, TexasBarBooks released the 2017 edition of the Annotated Texas Family Code. A project of the SBOT Family Law Section and the Texas Family Law Foundation, this newly updated and indispensable book contains changes from the 85th Texas Legislature and more!

Instant download! Instantly download the digital version, which is included at no charge with purchase of the book. Annotated Texas Family Code Digital Download contains the full text of the book as a hyperlinked and fully word-searchable PDF file to allow for simple, rapid navigation to topics of interest. It includes hyperlinked Texas and federal case and statutory citations so you can go straight to the case or statute you need in the free Casemaker Web Library. Additional resources in the digital download include full copies of more than one hundred TexasBarCLE articles of interest to practitioners.

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PROPOSED CHANGES: Texas Pattern Jury Charges—Family & Probate 2018

August 28, 2017

Drafts of changed and new language for the 2018 edition of Texas Pattern Jury Charges—Family & Probate are now available as proposed changes. Load the PDF in your browser by clicking the download button below. The committee that works on this edition strives for objective, well-drafted charges and commentary that accurately reflect Texas law. Your […]

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Updated Word Form Collaborative Law —Start to Finish

January 23, 2015

An updated Word form for Collaborative Law—Start to Finish is available for download. Click the download button below for a zip file containing the updated version of Form 12. Save the file to the desktop and extract the Word document without modifying its file name. Then simply drag the new form into your Collaborative Law […]

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Updated Digital Product Texas Probate System, 4th Ed.

November 3, 2014

An updated version of the Texas Probate System 2014 digital product is available for download. The updated version includes a corrected and revised form 23, “Disclaimer of Full Interest in Estate” (a citation in the third paragraph was corrected, and other portions were rewritten for clarity) and a revised Special Instruction 58, “Who Inherits When […]

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The Texas Probate System: New Edition for a New Code

June 18, 2014

The replacement of the Texas Probate Code with the Texas Estates Code made the 4th edition of our Texas Probate System a uniquely important update. “There have been numerous updates and revisions in the past 40 or so years, but none as comprehensive as this one,” said editor James E. Brill, who has helmed the […]

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The Texas Probate System: A New Edition for a New Code (Live Webcast)

June 11, 2014

Approved for State Bar College Credit and Texas Board of Legal Specialization Credit in Estate Planning & Probate Law and Tax Law. Live Webcast! 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 19th Join editors James E. Brill and Russell W. Hall for a guided tour.   Learn what’s behind the tabs and how the various […]

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Vote For the Harper Lee Prize Plus More in Legal Fiction

May 30, 2014

There is plenty to read this summer for Texas lawyers, and hopefully long stretches of leisure time will be available too. Here are a few items going on in the world of legal fiction in case you are looking to relax with a new title or two. The American Bar Association and the University of […]

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Download the Latest Free Residential Lease Form

March 24, 2014

The Free Residential Lease Form page, one of the most visited on the TexasBarBooks site, has been updated with the latest version of the form. Pending any further revisions, the May release of the Texas Real Estate Forms Manual (2nd ed.), 2014 Supplement will include this form. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions about […]

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Links Concerning the Recent Net Neutrality Rulings

January 30, 2014

The Net neutrality debate continues to unfold. On January 14, in the Verizon v. FCC case, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that the Federal Communications Commission overstepped its authority in imposing “open Internet rules” on the Internet Service Provider (ISP) Verizon Communications, Inc. Currently, all legally permissible information on the Internet […]

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