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Proposed Changes: Texas Criminal Pattern Jury Charges 

Proposed Changes: Texas Criminal Pattern Jury Charges 

Proposed Changes: Texas Criminal Pattern Jury Charges Written byTexas Bar Books Staff Share this Post Drafts with proposed changes to the Texas Criminal Pattern Jury Charges are now available. Access them by clicking the download button below.   The committee that works on these charges strives for objective, well-drafted charges and commentary that accurately reflect Texas law. Your feedback will help the committee achieve that goal....
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Texas Criminal Pattern Jury Charges Online

Texas Criminal Pattern Jury Charges Online

Now Available! Texas Criminal Pattern Jury Charges Online Written byTexas Bar Books Staff Share this Post Texas Bar Books is now offering the Texas Criminal Pattern Jury Charges online! This new version has several features designed to save you time and effort while drafting and assembling your charges. Since we will no longer be offering updates in hard copy format, we want to give you...
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Proposed Changes: Rules of Civil Procedure to Be Updated Allowing Most Court Proceedings to Be Held Remotely

Proposed Changes: Rules of Civil Procedure to Be Updated Allowing Most Court Proceedings to Be Held Remotely

Proposed Changes: Rules of Civil Procedure to Be Updated Allowing Most Court Proceedings to Be Held Remotely Written byTexas Bar Books Staff Share this Post The supreme court has proposed a change to the Rules of Civil Procedure that would give Texas judges the authority to allow most court proceedings to be held remotely. The rule as proposed states that the court must not require...
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Texas Guardianship Manual, 2022 Ed.

Texas Guardianship Manual, 2022 Ed.

Now Available! Texas Guardianship Manual, 2022 Ed. Written byTexas Bar Books Staff Share this Post The Texas Guardianship Manual is a valuable resource for lawyers administering guardianships. It is organized by a logical sequence of events that occur during the administration process. Its uniform format of 16 chapters of practice notes and 220 forms is designed to enhance readability, improve ready reference, and accommodate easier...
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Annotated Texas Family Code, 2022 Edition

Annotated Texas Family Code, 2022 Edition

A project of the State Bar of Texas Family Law Section, the Annotated Texas Family Code provides commentary from seasoned family law attorneys. This new edition clearly indicates case law updated annotations and includes more than two hundred selected CLE articles from the TexasBarCLE Online Library.
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Sometimes You Don’t See It Coming—Succession Planning for Your Practice

Sometimes You Don’t See It Coming—Succession Planning for Your Practice

It only takes a few minutes to gain peace of mind for you and protection for your clients, your colleagues, and your family. Visit the Law Practice Management website for more information.
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Now Available! Texas Real Estate Forms Manual, 2022 Edition

Now Available! Texas Real Estate Forms Manual, 2022 Edition

7 Reasons You Need the New 2022 Edition of the Texas Real Estate Forms Manual The Texas Real Estate Forms Manual has been updated to reflect legislative and case law changes and will become an essential part of your real estate law practice. Here’s why:
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Now Available! Texas Family Law Practice Manual, 2022 ed.

Now Available! Texas Family Law Practice Manual, 2022 ed.

The Texas Family Law Practice Manual has been updated to reflect legislative and case law changes and will become an essential part of your family law practice. Here’s why— Contributors include attorneys who are experts in the family law field.
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Form Substituted in Texas Family Law Practice Manual, 2022 Edition

Form Substituted in Texas Family Law Practice Manual, 2022 Edition

On June 2, 2022, an updated version of form 26-9, “Request for Findings in Possession Order,” was added to the Texas Family Law Practice Manual, as the update was inadvertently omitted from the initial release of the 2022 edition.
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Now Available! Texas Probate System, 2022 ed.

Now Available! Texas Probate System, 2022 ed.

The Texas Probate System, 2022 ed., will be the cornerstone of your probate law practice. Here's why
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Now Available! Essentials of Water Resources, 7th Edition

Now Available! Essentials of Water Resources, 7th Edition

Edited by Mary K. Sahs and Holly Heinrich, and featuring over 65 authors, Essentials of Texas Water Resources, 7th ed. covers multiple topics, including surface water and groundwater availability modeling, surface water and groundwater transactions, flood management, water utilities, water districts, and water reuse.
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Switch to Paperless! Learn More About Digital Downloads

Switch to Paperless! Learn More About Digital Downloads

First it was toilet paper, now it’s the printed word. Fortunately, Texas Bar Books is prepared! The worldwide paper shortage is affecting Texas Bar Books and publishers around the globe.
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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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New 2022 Edition! Texas Pattern Jury Charges—Family & Probate

New 2022 Edition! Texas Pattern Jury Charges—Family & Probate

Written by a committee of 25 members of the bench and bar, this book is intended to assist in preparing the court’s charge in jury cases. It provides definitions, instructions, and questions needed to submit jury charges in family law, probate, guardianship, trust, and involuntary commitment cases.
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Family Law Essentials—Giving Back to Your Community

Family Law Essentials—Giving Back to Your Community

Since 2006, Texas Bar Books has teamed up with the Legal Access Division of the State Bar of Texas to provide a complimentary annual subscription to Texas Family Law Practice Manual Online to every attendee of the Family Law Essentials seminars who agrees to accept four pro bono cases. All other registrants will receive 25% off an annual subscription.
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The Top 5 Reasons You Should Give Texas Bar Books Titles for the Holidays

The Top 5 Reasons You Should Give Texas Bar Books Titles for the Holidays

To help kick off our annual holiday sale, we're listing the top 5 reasons why you should give Texas Bar Books titles to your fellow lawyers this holiday season.
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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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