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NEW Case Alerts from Fastcase: Never Miss Another Texas Case Law Update

Fastcase is now offering free up-to-date Texas case law alerts to State Bar of Texas members. Upon signing up, bar members will receive daily alerts and case summaries that include a brief excerpt and a public link to the opinion. The updates draw on new Texas trial and appellate court opinions, so you’ll always be informed.

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.

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.

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.

Message from the Director

Message from the Director

Welcome to the first edition of the Texas Bar Practice newsletter!

Now that you’ve subscribed to this newsletter, you’ll be the first to know about new content to help you manage your practice, about new releases from Texas Bar Books, promotions, and what the department is up to in general. In this issue you’ll receive a couple of free forms from Guardianship Alternatives and the first part of the series “How We Make Our Legal Books.”

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New from Texas Bar Books! The Depositions Reference Card

New from Texas Bar Books! The Depositions Reference Card Written byTexas Bar Books StaffShare this PostQuickly 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  Oral examinations Depositions on written questions  Abuse of the rules and sanctions  And more!   Litigators of all stripes will find this card useful and concise.  Learn More About This ProductRecent Posts Practical Tips to Reenergize Your Remote Depositions Remote depositions will continue to be a part of the legal system. Not only are they more convenient, but they… NEW Case Alerts from Fastcase: Never Miss Another Texas Case Law Update Fastcase is now offering free up-to-date Texas case law alerts to State Bar of Texas members. Upon signing up, bar… 4 Healthy Habits for Lawyers to Boost Mental & Physical Well-being The life of a lawyer is made up of long hours and stressful situations that can result in burnout and… Top 3 Data Risks Texas Lawyers Must Avoid Law firms of all sizes can easily become victims of data breaches, phishing scams, and hacks. In fact, …

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.