By Rebekah Steely Brooker and John Meredith Rebekah Steely Brookeris a partner at Scheef & Stone. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas Women in the Profession Committee; Board of Directors 2012-2015. John Meredith is the Chief Operating Officer for Chamberlain Hrdlicka. He is also the Vice Chair of the State Bar of Texas Law Practice Management Committee.
Death is a fact of life. While it can be a sobering thought, it’s necessary for lawyers to have a plan in place so everyone is prepared. This is where custodian attorneys come into play.
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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.
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.
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
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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