How do I obtain an entity license or Online subscription for my entire firm?

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ENTITY LICENSES An entity license allows an entire organization to access an online subscription or digital download at special prices. To inquire about an entity license, contact Group & Firm Sales Manager Laura Angle at 512-263-2802, or email her at langle@texasbar.com. Entity licenses are subject to the terms of the original license concerning permitted users of the online subscription or digital download. MULTIPLE SUBSCRIPTIONS If an entire organization doesn’t need access to an online manual, but a few members of the organization do, the organization may purchase however may subscriptions they need and manage which members of the organization have access. To manage multiple subscriptions for an organization, create a Texas Bar Practice account for the organization instead of as an individual—or log in to the organization’s account—purchase the desired number of subscriptions on the subscription product’s page in the Bookshop, and allocate those subscriptions as you see fit. Each additional subscription is for one additional lawyer and that lawyer’s support team only. Additional subscriptions are subject to the terms of the original license concerning permitted users of the online subscription.

Who is allowed to use the Online manuals and digital downloads?

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The material in Texas Bar Practice Online manuals and digital downloads, whether accessed online or downloaded, is licensed to the purchaser for use by one lawyer and that lawyer’s support team only. For more details, see the Online manual terms and conditions and the digital download license agreement. See how to obtain additional and entity licenses at a discount here.

How do the Casemaker links work in digital downloads and Online manuals?

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The citations in the digital downloads and the Online manuals link to Casemaker, a free Texas Bar Membership benefit. To use this benefit from your digital downloads or Online manuals: Click on the citation link in your manual. The first time you do so, you will be asked to sign into your TexasBarCLE.com account with your Bar Card number. Once you verify and agree, the manual will automatically redirect to the Casemaker website. Once this sign-in process is done, you will be connected directly to Casemaker when using the manual links going forward. You will be asked to sign in to TexasBarCLE.com again when you use your manual in a new browser or device, or as your cookies expire.

When is the next update of this publication?

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Texas Bar Books incorporates changes in legislation and case law into its publications as frequently as every one to two years, depending on the publication. Because all content in each publication is subject to a rigorous process of legal interpretation, writing, editing, and typesetting, significant updates to the Online manuals, digital downloads, and print books usually take place simultaneously. On occasion, however, Texas Bar Books updates a title’s Online manual and digital download versions between hard-copy editions. Stay up to date with the online subscription If you subscribe to a Texas Bar Books Online manual, the site will automatically reflect all updates, and we will notify you of the changes. Auto-renewal for digital download and print products To make sure you don’t miss any updates to the digital download or print version of a title, enroll in auto-renewal for that publication. You will receive a discount on your initial purchase as well as on all future auto-renewal updates for that title. Or check the Bookshop You may always check the Texas Bar Practice Bookshop to see if your digital download or print version of a title is up to date. The products listed there will always reflect the latest versions. …

How do I tell if my manual is up to date?

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The Texas Bar Books Bookshop contains the latest edition of each title available. View any publication’s individual web page for details. New editions If a new edition of a title has been published, the publication’s individual web page will reflect the latest edition. Digital downloads Each digital download is updated whenever a new edition is published for the title’s corresponding hard copy. In addition, Texas Bar Books occasionally updates a title’s digital download between hard-copy editions. To ensure your digital download is fully up to date, review our Updates page. Online subscriptions Each online subscription product is updated at least as frequently as the title’s corresponding hard copy or digital download.

How do I apply for a scholarship for Texas Bar Books publications?

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The State Bar of Texas is committed to making high-quality legal publications accessible to all its members, across all income categories. Accordingly, scholarships are available that may be applied to the purchase of Online and digital versions of Texas Bar Books publications.* If you are a member of the State Bar in good standing and have requested fewer than three titles through the scholarship program in the last twelve months, you qualify. Download the form below and email to salesdesk@texasbar.com. *Materials ineligible for scholarship include our Quick Reference Guides and titles we resell from other publishers.

What if nothing seems to download or install on my computer?

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What should download? Online manuals: Although accessing the content of the Online manuals doesn’t require downloading any files to your computer, using their Word, PDF, and Excel forms in your practice does require downloading the desired individual forms in those formats. To download a form, click the Word, PDF, or Excel icon in the upper right-hand part of the desired form’s web page. Digital downloads: The digital downloads must be downloaded after purchase and accessed on your local computer afterward. See how to download them here. Texas Bar Books toolbar: Using the toolbar to more easily modify the Online manuals’ and digital downloads’ Word forms requires downloading the toolbar and installing it on your local computer, if you haven’t already installed the toolbar for a different product. See how to install the toolbar here. Watch the toolbar tutorial video here. Nothing seemed to download If you try to download an Online manual’s Word, PDF, or Excel files or the toolbar’s or a digital download’s zip files and nothing seems to happen, it’s possible that the file did in fact download but your computer provided you with little or no notice of that fact. It’s also possible that your computer’s security …

How do I download the digital version of my manual?

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Go to My Account To download the digital version of a manual, first go to My Account. Click “Download” On your My Library page, under “Downloadables,” click the “Download” button that corresponds with the product. Extract zip file contents The product will download packaged in a zip file. To access all of the features of the digital download, you should extract the contents of that zip file (see how here). Move the digital download where you want After extracting the contents of the zip file, you may copy or move the digital download’s product-named parent folder (for example, “Texas Collections Manual 2020”) and all of its contents to the desired location on your computer. The folder hierarchy and folder and file names within that parent folder, however, should not be altered, or cross-document links and other advanced features of the digital download could stop working. The Texas Bar Books toolbar Many digital downloads include Word forms designed to use the Texas Bar Books toolbar. These digital downloads will include a “Navigational Toolbar” subfolder inside the product’s “Forms” folder (for example, at C:\Texas Collections Manual 2020\Forms\Navigational Toolbar\). Unless the toolbar has already been installed on your computer for a previous product, …

What forms are included in the manual?

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The Online manuals contain all of the content of the printed books as web pages accessible via any Internet browser on any device able to access the Internet, and the digital downloads contain all of the books’ content in PDF. This content includes all of the books’ forms in both cases. Forms in Word, Excel, and PDF Online manuals and most digital downloads also include State Bar of Texas–copyrighted forms from the books as downloadable, editable text files in MS Word and, in some cases, Excel. Some products also include the full text of selected CLE articles from the TexasBarCLE Online Library or forms available from state and federal agencies as individual PDF files. Digital downloads of the Texas Pattern Jury Charges series (both civil and criminal) contain charge language/instruction files in Word. Texas Bar Books toolbar Although all of the products’ Word files are compatible with both Word on Windows and Word for Macintosh, the Texas Bar Books toolbar is specifically designed for use with Word on Windows systems only. Instructional language is included in the Word forms as hidden text. Be aware that this language will be included in your completed forms unless you specifically delete it.

How do I install the Texas Bar Books toolbar?

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Note: The Texas Bar Books toolbar is compatible with Word on Windows systems only. If you have a different operating system or word processor, learn how to manipulate forms content without the toolbar here. Online subscription products All Texas Bar Practice Online subscription products contain Word forms designed for use with the toolbar. To install the toolbar, go here. Digital downloads Digital downloads with Word forms designed to use the toolbar already include the toolbar installation files inside a “Navigational Toolbar” subfolder, but the toolbar must still be manually installed. To install the toolbar, navigate to and open the digital download subfolder that corresponds with your Microsoft Word version (for example, at C:\Texas Collections Manual 2020\Forms\Navigational Toolbar\Word_2013_and_later\) and double-click the command file named “TBB_toolbar_install.” Once you relaunch Word, a new tab named “TBB Forms” should sit in the far right position of your top menu. Having trouble with the toolbar? To learn how to use the toolbar, watch the tutorial video here. If you experience any difficulty downloading, installing, or using the toolbar, please don’t hesitate to call us for assistance at 512-427-1499, M-F 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Or click the “Contact” button or the chat icon in the …