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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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NEW! Widely Accepted, Revised, and Updated: Texas Civil Pattern Jury Charges

March 5, 2013

We are pleased to announce the publication of the new, 2012 editions of the Civil Pattern Jury Charges. $125 each, or 4 for $400! Get the three newly updated editions (Texas Pattern Jury Charges–Business, Consumer, Insurance & Employment, Texas Pattern Jury Charges–Malpractice, Premises & Products, and Texas Pattern Jury Charges–General Negligence & Intentional Personal Torts) along […]

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New! Party Talk: Answers to Everyday Legal Questions for Texas Lawyers

November 26, 2012

TexasBarBooks is pleased to announce the publication of our fabulous new book Party Talk: Answers to Everyday Legal Questions for Texas Lawyers. Around this celebratory and social time of the year, lawyers are inevitably met with the question: ‘So you’re a lawyer? Maybe you can answer a question for me?’ Written in a casual and […]

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Claude Ducloux Wins Gene Cavin Award

June 6, 2011

TexasBarBooks would like to congratulate Austin attorney Claude E. Ducloux for being selected as recipient of the 2011 Gene Cavin Award for Excellence in Continuing Legal Education. Claude has served on countless CLE planning committees and is one of the State Bar’s most popular speakers and authors. He has chaired numerous professional organizations, including the […]

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Do Your Part for Legal Aid Now

April 15, 2011

The number of low-income Texans in need of civil legal aid for help with issues such as veterans’ benefits, domestic violence and home foreclosures continues to increase significantly as a result of the on-going economic downturn. Currently, 5.7 million Texans qualify for legal aid, but the funds available to support legal aid have declined drastically. […]

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Divorce as a Metaphor For Secession from the Union?

March 23, 2011

Adam Goodheart of the New York Times’ Opinionator offers tantalizing historical tidbits on divorce in antebellum America, when the country was gearing up for civil war. “We separated North and South because of incompatibility of temper,” the South Carolina diarist wrote in March 1861. “We are divorced because we have hated each other so. If […]

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Breach of Implied Warranty of Merchantability–an Explanation of PJC 71.10

February 8, 2011

We have been asked why UCC § 2.314(b)(5) is not included as an element in PJC 71.10. This subsection is not included because it does not relate to a products liability claim covered by PJC chapter 71. PJC 71.10 is based on the old PJC 71.9 as it appeared in former editions of this volume. […]

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Trailblazer Louise Raggio Passes Away

January 31, 2011

[youtube width=”560″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTW_tXQEvuE[/youtube] TexasBarBooks is sad to report that Louise Raggio, a pioneer among the state’s early female lawyers, died on January 23. Many of the impressive achievements of Ms. Raggio’s career were chronicled in the book Rough Road to Justice, published by TexasBarBooks. One such achievement was her election to the State Bar’s Board […]

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TexasBarBooks Donates Kindle and E-Books for Holiday Raffle

December 21, 2010
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At this year’s staff holiday party, the State Bar raised over $2,600 for the Christmas Bureau of Austin through a raffle of gift baskets donated by various departments within the Bar. TexasBarBooks decided to celebrate our first foray into e-book publishing by offering a free Kindle with free copies of the Kindle versions of Rough […]

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