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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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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