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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New Texas Estates Code Conversion Chart Available

January 16, 2014

With the transition from the Texas Probate Code to the new Texas Estates Code comes potential confusion and extra time spent making your documents accurate. TexasBarBooks thought it would be worthwhile to point out that author, blogger, and Texas Tech law professor Gerry W. Beyer has posted a conversion chart to his Web site regarding the changes. Simply click […]

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Texas Bar Journal Seeking Short Story Contest Entries

December 16, 2013

Our friends at the Texas Bar Journal want to share your creative writing. The Texas Bar Journal Short Story Contest has returned! The Journal staff seeks attorney-authored short stories, running 2000 words or less, by March 3, 2014. For official rules and additional contest information click here. The decision to offer the contest, last run […]

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Texas exonoree donates in honor of defense attorney

November 6, 2013

A University of Texas at Austin law scholarship has been established by the twelfth death-row exoneree in Texas, Anthony Graves, and named in honor of his former defense lawyer, Nicole Cásarez. An attorney and journalism professor in Houston, Cásarez spent eight years working with her team to free Graves from his 1992 imprisonment. As the team […]

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Helpful Resources for Upcoming Proposition 6 Vote

October 28, 2013

Water law continues to be a topic that is in constant flux for the state of Texas. With Proposition 6 set to hit state ballots on November 5, some excellent resources are emerging in an effort to inform the public of everything that is at stake for the immediate future of the state’s water development […]

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Forms Indexes and Lists of Charges Added to Web Site

October 14, 2013

In order to help you make the most informed purchasing decisions possible, TexasBarBooks has posted the forms index of each practice manual as well as lists of charges for each of our Texas Pattern Jury Charges volumes. Each index can be accessed through the product pages by clicking on the pictured button. We hope that this […]

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Chriss Riffs on Watergate—Heroes DVD Previews

September 4, 2013

The TexasBarBooks YouTube channel is now showing Heroes of the Courtroom LIVE preview clips. Featuring attorney-authors Talmage Boston and William J. Chriss, the excerpts from our new DVD give you a sense of the expertise, engagement, and passion that the speakers brought to the the seminar last fall. From impersonating Watergate figures to relating the […]

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Houston Lawyer Recounts Senate Adventure in the TBJ

August 28, 2013

Houston lawyer Brian Wice has written an uplifting article in the September issue of the Texas Bar Journal that details his role in the passage of new legislation. The recounting is a nice reminder from Wice of the unexpected experiences and lessons that our careers often have in store for us. Wice testified on behalf […]

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One Simple Tip to Improve Your Law Office’s Web Site

August 19, 2013

The easiest way to think about your Web site might be as a storefront. And following this line of thinking, search engines are the roadways to get to the store, and search result content is your store signage. Here’s one simple tip that ensures users are seeing your “signage” the way you want them to […]

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Boston to Moderate Panel for ABA Annual Meeting

August 8, 2013

On Saturday, August 10, Raising the Bar author Talmage Boston will moderate a panel of best-selling authors for a second time at the American Bar Association’s Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Well-known writers and litigators Marcia Clark, Sheldon Siegel, and David O. Stewart will join Boston in a panel to discuss the more imaginative side of legal writing. All […]

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