Download the TexasBarBooks Scholarship Application

March 31, 2014

    The State Bar of Texas is committed to making high-quality legal publications accessible to all its members, across all income categories. Accordingly, scholarships are available that may be applied to the purchase of digital versions of TexasBarBooks publications.* If you are a member of the State Bar in good standing and have requested fewer […]

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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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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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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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Free Chapter of The Noble Lawyer, by William J. Chriss

December 10, 2013

TexasBarBooks recently released The Noble Lawyer, by William J. Chriss, about our legal system and how it’s conceived of in the minds of the public. Interested? You should be! Here is a free chapter for your reading pleasure.

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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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TCPJC Defenses and Intoxication Editions Now on Sale

November 19, 2013

Our Texas Criminal Pattern Jury Charges series has two new editions available for purchase. Both the Defenses and Intoxication and Controlled Substances volumes include updates in accordance with the 83rd Legislature and are current with relevant case law. Each edition costs $125 and, as always, can be bought as part of the whole four-volume set at a price of $400. In addition, you […]

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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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