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.

What is the latest version of this publication?

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The titles offered for sale in the Texas Bar Practice Bookshop are the latest editions of each title available. Navigate from the Bookshop’s main page to any publication’s individual web page for details. Online manuals Each Online manual is updated at least as frequently as the title’s corresponding hard copy or digital download. Digital downloads We update each digital download whenever a new edition or supplement is published for the title’s corresponding hard copy. In addition, we occasionally update a title’s digital download between hard-copy editions or supplements. To ensure your digital download is fully up to date, review the posts on the Texas Bar Books Updates page. The Updates page is also accessible via the “Check for Updates” bookmark in the main PDF files of most digital downloads. Supplements If you purchase a loose-leaf practice manual, we will ship the manual with all supplements necessary to provide you with a fully up-to-date manual. Plus, if a manual is supplemented within 90 days after you purchase it, we will ship you a complimentary copy of that supplement. If you already own a loose-leaf practice manual and need a supplement to bring it up to date, call our sales team at …

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

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The citations in the digital downloads and the Online manuals link to Fastcase, 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 Fastcase website. Once this sign-in process is done, you will be connected directly to Fastcase 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.

How do I use my Texas Bar Books Online manual?

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Here is an overview of the features included in Texas Bar Books Online manuals and how you can use them to practice well. Access Your Manual To access your Texas Bar Books Online manual, log in to your Texas Bar Practice account, go to My Account, find your manual under “Subscriptions,” and click “Go to Product.” For help with this step, see How Do I Access My Online Manual? Home Page The Online manual’s home page has several options for opening and using the manual. Start by searching for topics or specific phrases. Start by opening the manual at Chapter 1. Start by opening your list of saved bookmarks. You’ll also find other helpful and informative links here. Practice Notes To use the practice notes, select the chapter on the left. You can click chapter titles to expand the topic groupings under that chapter. In the center panel you can scroll or click to navigate to the section and form titles. Text for your selected chapter, grouping, and section will appear in the main window. You can also: Return to the manual’s home page by clicking its title. Return to your Account page by clicking the profile icon. Access your saved bookmarks by …

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 effectively search in my Online manual?

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If you are searching for one term in the Online manual, just type it in the manual’s search field. If you would like search results for a precise phrase or string of words, use quotation marks (e.g., “Statutes of Limitations”). If you want search results that include “Statutes” but not “Limitations,” use the term “NOT” (e.g., Statutes NOT Limitations). The Boolean terms AND and OR also apply.

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, …