Staff Pointers: Is Your Practice Ready for the Future?

April 11, 2019

Posted by Jill Hoefling According to the results of the Wolters Kluwer 2019 Future Ready Lawyer Survey, lawyer use of transformational technologies will double by 2022. The survey of 700 professionals from law firms, corporate legal departments, and business services firms focuses on current state, future priorities, and preparedness in three key areas: tools and […]

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Texas Probate System Online Is Here! Use Code START4FREE and Get First Month Free!

March 18, 2019

The Texas Probate System Online does the thinking, so you don’t have to! –Russell W. Hall, Editor and Project Director The Texas Probate System has become the cornerstone of many a probate law practice. From the initial contact with a client to the closing of the estate, this System provides a step-by-step guide to the […]

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Supreme Court Orders Amendment to Disciplinary Rule Following State Bar Committee’s Resolution

March 8, 2019

On February 28, the Texas Supreme Court issued an order to amend comment language in the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct. The language recognizes the requirement for technical competency in Texas attorneys, in light of the increasing dependency on technology in attorney-client relations. The order is in part based on a Joint Resolution drafted by the […]

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Grammar Tip: Should I Put Commas around a Title?

February 19, 2019

Let our own editor, Roger Siebert, guide you on whether you need commas around a book title! If you find yourself wondering whether you should put commas around a word or phrase that restates another noun, such as the book title in the sentence “The novel Carrie was published in 1974,” ask yourself if the […]

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New Edition of Texas Pattern Jury Charges – Oil & Gas

February 12, 2019

While the State Bar’s Oil and Gas Pattern Jury Charge committee is relatively new, it builds on many years of experience and dedicated effort put in by the State Bar’s Oil Gas and Energy Resources Law Section. Picking up where the Section left off, the PJC Committee has put in countless hours to make this […]

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New Edition of Texas Pattern Jury Charges – Business, Consumer, Insurance & Employment

February 12, 2019

The Texas Pattern Jury Charges–Business, Consumer, Insurance & Employment committee brings together a diverse group of attorneys and judges from throughout Texas who thoughtfully consider critical issues from all perspectives. They are thorough and precise in their efforts, striving to provide a comprehensive and accurate guide for practitioners. The Bar is extremely grateful for the […]

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New Edition of Texas Pattern Jury Charges – Malpractice, Premises and Products Now Available

January 17, 2019

TexasBarBooks is proud to present the new 2018 edition of Texas Pattern Jury Charges—Malpractice, Premises & Products. The volume continues to serve as the indispensable resource for Texas practitioners of medical malpractice, nonmedical professional malpractice, premises liability, and products liability law. The new 2018 edition contains many additions and helpful revisions, including new charges and […]

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New Edition of Texas Pattern Jury Charges—General Negligence, Intentional Personal Torts & Workers’ Compensation

January 11, 2019

TexasBarBooks recently published the 2018 edition of Texas Pattern Jury Charges—General Negligence, Intentional Personal Torts & Workers’ Compensation. According to publications attorney Vickie Tatum, “the Committee believes that the ‘Green Book’ is essential for anyone who wants to ‘get it right’ when submitting a charge in a negligence, intentional tort, or workers’ comp case.” Click […]

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Volunteer Author Highlights: Judge Dan Downey Addresses the Texas Shuffle

December 13, 2018

TexasBarBooks volunteer authors become so by being proven leaders in their areas of practice. In this series, we highlight their legal contributions beyond the expertise they lend to our practice materials. Known also as “The Texas Shuffle,” Rule 223 of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure allows for either side of a civil or criminal […]

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Lady Lawyer Diaries: Support for Women in Law

November 14, 2018

Looking for a forum to discuss the experiences of women in the legal profession? The State Bar of Texas recently released a podcast discussing a refreshing and inspirational resource that we highly recommend. In an interview with Kendyl Hanks and Kristen Vander-Plas, State Bar of Texas Podcast host Rocky Dhir explores their founding of Twitter […]

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