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Running List of Texas Supreme Court Emergency Orders affecting Texas Bar Books Practice Manuals

Running List of Texas Supreme Court Emergency Orders affecting Texas Bar Books Practice Manuals

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.
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The Casemaker-Fastcase Merger: What you need to know to make the most of the new platform

The Casemaker-Fastcase Merger: What you need to know to make the most of the new platform

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.
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Texas Criminal Pattern Jury Charges—Crimes against Persons and Property Special Supplement Released

Texas Criminal Pattern Jury Charges—Crimes against Persons and Property Special Supplement Released

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.
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Attention: Download Your New Version of Guardianship Alternatives

Attention: Download Your New Version of Guardianship Alternatives

In August 2021, the Guardianship Alternatives digital download was updated.
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Important Update: Essentials of Texas Firearms Law to be Discontinued

Important Update: Essentials of Texas Firearms Law to be Discontinued

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.
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DITCH THE BINDERS! THE NEW EDITION OF THE TEXAS REAL ESTATE FORMS MANUAL IS NOW A SOFTBOUND BOOK!

DITCH THE BINDERS! THE NEW EDITION OF THE TEXAS REAL ESTATE FORMS MANUAL IS NOW A SOFTBOUND BOOK!

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.
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Attn: Download New Forms for Required Disclosures under Amended Discovery Rules

Attn: Download New Forms for Required Disclosures under Amended Discovery Rules

Discovery in suits filed on or after January 1, 2021, is governed by recently amended rules.
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Texas Pattern Jury Charges—Family & Probate Special Supplement Released

Texas Pattern Jury Charges—Family & Probate Special Supplement Released

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).
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Note Regarding Suits to Terminate the Parent-Child Relationship

Note Regarding Suits to Terminate the Parent-Child Relationship

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...
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Attn: Download New Emergency Procedure Forms in Wake of COVID-19 Outbreak Here

Attn: Download New Emergency Procedure Forms in Wake of COVID-19 Outbreak Here

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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TGM Notice: Identifying Information Required in Filings Pursuant to TRCP § 30.14

TGM Notice: Identifying Information Required in Filings Pursuant to TRCP § 30.14

TGM Notice: Identifying Information Required in Filings Pursuant to TRCP § 30.14 Written byTexas Bar Books Staff Share this Post The Texas Guardianship Manual committee has posted the following notice in regards to the latest supplement: Identifying Information Required in Filings Pursuant to TRCP § 30.14 Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code section 30.014 mandates: (a) In a civil action filed in a district court, county court,...
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Updated Word Form Collaborative Law —Start to Finish

Updated Word Form Collaborative Law —Start to Finish

An updated Word form for Collaborative Law—Start to Finish is available for download. Click the download button below for a zip file containing the updated version of Form 12. Save the file to the desktop and extract the Word document without modifying its file name.
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