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.
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.
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.
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.
In August 2021, the Guardianship Alternatives digital download was updated.
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.
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.
Discovery in suits filed on or after January 1, 2021, is governed by recently amended rules.
Drafts with proposed changes for the upcoming Texas Pattern Jury Charges—Malpractice, Premises & Products, 2020 Edition are now available. Access them by clicking the download button below.
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).
An important change to the rules regarding suits to terminate the parent-child relationship takes effect on May 1, 2020.
On January 8, 2020, the Texas Supreme Court issued an Order Amending Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 277 under Misc. Docket No. 20-9008. The order gave notice of a proposed amendment to Tex. R. Civ. P. 277 that would require certain specific findings in suits to terminate the parent-child relationship.
As a free service to the members of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, please find an Order on Motion for Use of Emergency Procedures, which will become Form 8-82 in the Family Law Practice Manual (“the Formbook”) (https://texasbarpractice.com/product/texas-family-law-practice-manual-2020/). Among other features, this order contains a model of detailed procedures for remote proceedings.
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