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New from Texas Bar Books! The Depositions Reference Card

New from Texas Bar Books! The Depositions Reference Card

New from Texas Bar Books! The Depositions Reference Card  Written byTexas Bar Books Staff Share this Post Quickly get the support you need with this handy and helpful resource. Learn the basics of depositions with this laminated bifold card, which provides guidance to the relevant Texas Rules of Civil Procedure. It includes:   Preparation checklist  Reference for deposing experts  Depositions on written questions  Abuse of the rules and...
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The Casemaker-Fastcase Merger: What you need to know to make the most of the new platform

The Casemaker-Fastcase Merger: What you need to know to make the most of the new platform

The State Bar of Texas has provided free access to legal research through both Fastcase and Casemaker as a member benefit for many years. In January, Fastcase and Casemaker merged and will be combining to offer a comprehensive set of tools and products under one platform: Fastcase.
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Grammar Tip: Hyphenating Compound Adjectives

Grammar Tip: Hyphenating Compound Adjectives

Hyphens play a wide variety of roles in written English. One of those roles is to add clarity to compound adjectives (adjectives made of two or more words) that immediately precede and modify nouns in sentences.
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Texas Criminal Pattern Jury Charges—Crimes against Persons and Property Special Supplement Released

Texas Criminal Pattern Jury Charges—Crimes against Persons and Property Special Supplement Released

The Texas Criminal Pattern Jury Charges—Crimes against Persons and Property special supplement, affecting CPJC 91.8 (Lesser Included Offense Analysis and Relationship between Trespass and Burglary) and CPJC 91.10 (Terminology: “Of Another” and “Ownership”), clarifies certain aspects of the crimes of burglary and criminal trespassing.
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Attention: Download Your New Version of Guardianship Alternatives

Attention: Download Your New Version of Guardianship Alternatives

In August 2021, the Guardianship Alternatives digital download was updated.
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Now Available! Annotated Texas Family Code, 2021 Edition

Now Available! Annotated Texas Family Code, 2021 Edition

The 2021 edition of Annotated Texas Family Code, a joint project of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and the Texas Family Law Foundation, is now available for purchase.
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New from Texas Bar Books! The Texas Deceptive Trade Practice Act Reference Card

New from Texas Bar Books! The Texas Deceptive Trade Practice Act Reference Card

Quickly get the support you need with this convenient trifold guide.
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Important Update: Essentials of Texas Firearms Law to be Discontinued

Important Update: Essentials of Texas Firearms Law to be Discontinued

The Texas Legislature during its 2021 Regular Session substantially revised the state’s firearms laws through the enactment of House Bills 1927 and 2112 and Senate Bill 550, which all become effective on September 1, 2021.
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DITCH THE BINDERS! THE NEW EDITION OF THE TEXAS REAL ESTATE FORMS MANUAL IS NOW A SOFTBOUND BOOK!

DITCH THE BINDERS! THE NEW EDITION OF THE TEXAS REAL ESTATE FORMS MANUAL IS NOW A SOFTBOUND BOOK!

The new 2021 edition of the Texas Real Estate Forms Manual, now in a more attractive and convenient softbound format, contains case law updates, additional information to aid practicing attorneys, and more than a dozen new forms.
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Now Available! Essentials of E-Discovery, 2nd edition

Now Available! Essentials of E-Discovery, 2nd edition

Texas Bar Books is proud to offer the new Essentials of E-Discovery, 2nd edition. Learn about all the evolving legal issues encountered during the electronic discovery process.
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James E. Brill: A Tribute to a Dear Friend and Colleague

James E. Brill: A Tribute to a Dear Friend and Colleague

We are profoundly saddened by the death of Texas lawyer James E. Brill. Mr. Brill, who specialized in probate, estate planning, and real estate law, was very well regarded in this state and a recipient of multiple awards.
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Running List of Texas Supreme Court Emergency Orders affecting Texas Bar Books Practice Manuals

Running List of Texas Supreme Court Emergency Orders affecting Texas Bar Books Practice Manuals

The Texas Supreme Court has issued a number of temporary emergency orders in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, some of which are relevant to TexasBarBooks practice manuals.
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Now Available! Texas Business Organizations Manual, 2020 Edition

Now Available! Texas Business Organizations Manual, 2020 Edition

The new edition of the Texas Business Organizations Manual, now in a more attractive and convenient softbound format, contains updates based on 2019 legislation and recent rule changes and reflects decisions made through the court term ending in August 2019.
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Attn: Download New Forms for Required Disclosures under Amended Discovery Rules

Attn: Download New Forms for Required Disclosures under Amended Discovery Rules

Discovery in suits filed on or after January 1, 2021, is governed by recently amended rules.
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Texas Pattern Jury Charges—Family & Probate Special Supplement Released

Texas Pattern Jury Charges—Family & Probate Special Supplement Released

The Texas Pattern Jury Charges—Family & Probate special supplement, affecting PJC 218.1–218.3, was made necessary by the 2020 amendments to Tex. R. Civ. P. 277, which require specific findings in parent-child termination proceedings rather than broad-form submissions and which supersede Texas Department of Human Services v. E.B., 802 S.W.2d 647 (Tex. 1990).
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Software Savvy: Using the Spike in Microsoft Word

Software Savvy: Using the Spike in Microsoft Word

Q: How can I copy multiple portions of content from different areas of my Word document and paste them to one place in the document, or to a new document, easily and quickly?
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Grammar Tip: Should I Put Commas around a Title?

Grammar Tip: Should I Put Commas around a Title?

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 word or phrase answers the question “Which _____?” So in...
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Ditch the Binders! The Texas Family Law Practice Manual Is Now a Softbound Book!

Ditch the Binders! The Texas Family Law Practice Manual Is Now a Softbound Book!

We are thrilled to announce the publication of the streamlined 2020 edition of the Texas Family Law Practice Manual, an essential resource on which family law attorneys in Texas have come to rely. No longer a bulky set of six three-ring binders paired with a practice notes book, the Texas Family Law Practice Manual is now a beautiful four-volume softbound set, complete with a digital...
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Software Savvy: Word Templates

Software Savvy: Word Templates

Is there a way to recreate variations of frequently-used documents without having to start from scratch? Especially those with special formatting? If creating a new blank document is your usual go-to, it’s worth taking a look at the templates Microsoft Word includes. From business letters to lists, calendars, and more, using an existing template can help you avoid formatting struggles and can give you a...
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Grammar Tip: Parenthetical Content

Grammar Tip: Parenthetical Content

Let our own editor, Roger Siebert, guide you on parenthetical content. Parenthetical content is a word, phrase, or sentence that functions as an aside, briefly departing from the main discourse. The punctuation normally used to separate parenthetical content from the main text is, of course, parentheses, but parenthetical commas or em dashes may also be used.
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