TexasBarBooks senior editor Diane Morrison was inaugurated as the new president of the Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA) at its annual meeting in Portland, OR on July 31.

Morrison shared these reflections regarding her new office: “I joined ACLEA in 1997 and have been increasingly involved in the organization: presenting at breakouts, leading the publications special interest group, teaching at boot camp. It was an honor to be nominated to serve on ACLEA’s executive committee and an even bigger honor to be chosen to move up through ACLEA leadership and become president.”

“The longer I’ve been a member of ACLEA, the more I’ve valued the relationships forged there. Getting input from people in the same line of work is invaluable; having those contacts with whom I can connect between meetings is even more so. Aside from the terrific education, ACLEA, for me, is about the people and the relationships. I think of ACLEA as my professional family.”

Please join us in congratulating Diane Morrison on her presidency. Click here to learn more about ACLEA.

Collaborative-Web-ImageSan Antonio attorney Kim Munsinger recently made an appearance with Julian Schwartz on Texas Public Radio to discuss the process of collaborative divorce, a fresh alternative to the approach of  settling divorces in courtrooms. Munsinger is an expert on the subject and has recently edited our own Collaborative Law—Start to Finish.

Collaborative law utilizes tools for a more peaceful divorce experience, often involving mental health and financial professionals, that aims for the healthiest possible resolutions. Please have a listen about this area of practice that is sure to grow in appeal.

TexasBarBooks Products Adapt to New E-filing Mandates

March 3, 2014

The TexasBarBooks staff wants to assure our customers that we have e-filing in mind when it comes to compliance with the Texas Supreme Court mandates that began rolling out on January 1, 2014. Starting with the recent release of the Texas Guardianship Manual’s 2013 Supplement, our products will include all necessary changes, and also have form features […]

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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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Garner Highlights Wallace’s Musings on Legal Writing

December 4, 2013

Legendary Texas lexicographer Bryan A. Garner has posted an article on the ABA Journal’s website excerpting his long-form interview book Quack This Way: David Foster Wallace & Bryan A. Garner Talk Language and Writing.  The excerpts in the article relate to portions of the book that Garner deems relevant to legal writing. Wallace shares his insights on intelligence-based professions […]

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The Pardon O. Henry Campaign Marches On

October 1, 2013

A second formal pardon application has been sent to the Department of Justice on behalf of the long-deceased William Sydney Porter, better known as O. Henry. P.S. Ruckman, Jr., editor of the PardonPower blog, has posted the submitted application materials in PDF along the sidebar of his site, along with this post reprinting the cover letter he sent to […]

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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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Navigating the 83rd Regular Session’s Legislation

July 3, 2013

As TexasBarBooks’s staff editors and author committees get to work on folding the legislative changes from the 83rd Regular Session into our publications, let us point out this useful database put together by the Texas Tribune. Simply listed, sortable by category, and linked to every bill’s full text and actions, this tool can perhaps give […]

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Vote Today for the Year’s Best in Legal Fiction

June 12, 2013

Be sure to visit the ABA Journal’s voting page to help select the winner of the 2013 Harper Lee Award, reserved for the year’s best legal novel.  Voting runs through June 30th and is down to the following three finalists: The Wrong Man by David Ellis, Havana Requiem by Paul Goldstein, and Defending Jacob by […]

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The Freedom Fighters are on a Mission to be Seen

May 1, 2013

Making good on due process in criminal proceedings is the hottest topic on the Capitol grounds this legislative session. But the circumstances surrounding Michael Morton are not the only newsmaker. A few hundred miles north in Dallas, film director Jamie Meltzer and his team of producers are currently ramping up their production of an independent […]

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