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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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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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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NEW RELEASE: Heroes of the Courtroom LIVE

July 31, 2013

Heroes of the Courtroom Live (DVD) is now on sale! Heroes is a recording of the September 2012 CLE presentation Talmage Boston and William J. Chriss gave on the role and reputation of lawyers in society. In this engaging discourse, Boston and Chriss bring their favorite fictional and historical attorneys under the microscope for an analysis of what heroic […]

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Summer School: Legal Terms With Texas Ties

July 24, 2013

In hopes of not getting rusty in the sun-scorched July days, TexasBarBooks has decided to use some indoor time to brush up on our linguistics. First, we read The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary as a department book club selection. Next, being fans of both […]

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