Resources for Texas Lawyers and Law Students with Disabilities

The Disability Issues Committee of the State Bar of Texas provides resources, mentorship programs, and legal support to lawyers and law students with disabilities.

Download the Updated OCA Forms — Texas Family Law Practice Manual 2024 Edition

Texas Senate Bill 48 requires the use of standardized forms from the Office of Court Administration for certain protective order proceedings. Click here to download the forms.

Grammar Tip: Improve Your Writing with These Safe Bets

Find the perfect balance between natural-sounding language and grammatical correctness in your writing. Use these safe usage choices and tips will impart clarity in your writing.

New and Upcoming Releases from Texas Bar Practice [UPDATED 6/2024]

Let’s look at what Texas Bar Practice has in store for 2024! We'll feature upcoming publications and products here so check back to stay updated.

The Basics of E-Discovery: Processing, Privacy, and Social Media

E-discovery is a crucial aspect of criminal and civil litigation. Here we highlight what goes into processing, privacy, and social media.

TOJI Spotlight: Tycha Kimbrough (Kimbrough Legal, PLLC)

Tycha Kimbrough, founder of Kimbrough Legal, PLLC, leverages technology to provide efficient legal services while giving back to her community.

Grammar Tip: Avoid Typos with These Four Proofreading Tips 

Typos can make even the most polished work look unprofessional. We've compiled four easy tips to help you avoid making mistakes in your legal writing.

The History of Law Day & Why It Matters to Texas Lawyers 

Every year on May 1st, lawyers and law enthusiasts alike celebrate Law Day. But how exactly did Law Day come to be? Here's how you can celebrate this year.

Proposed Changes: Texas Criminal Pattern Jury Charges

Drafts with proposed changes to the Texas Criminal Pattern Jury Charges are available on this page and can be accessed by clicking the download button for each posted topic.

Trauma-Informed Lawyering: What It Is and Why It Matters

Learn about the importance of trauma-informed lawyering, how it benefits clients and attorneys, and practical tips on building a trauma-informed practice.

How to Avoid Legalese and Other Highfalutin Wordiness

Wondering how to avoid unnecessary legalese and wordiness in professional communication? Here are the best tips for clear and concise writing for legal professionals.

How to Keep Leftover Wills Safe — What Texas Probate Lawyers Need to Know

While probate is not mandatory in Texas, it may still be necessary to probate a will later. Here's what you need to know about keeping leftover wills safe.

TOJI Spotlight: Alex Shahrestani (Promise Legal, PLLC)

Alex Shahrestani is the founding partner of Promise Legal PLLC, a firm serving business start-ups by helping them take the legal steps they need to launch.

How to Prepare for a Successful Remote Deposition

As commonplace as remote depositions have become, there are still ways for lawyers and clients to level up the way they present themselves.

How to Succeed as a Solo Law Practitioner in Texas

Planning on becoming a solo practitioner in Texas? Here are the best resources to help you start your career on the right foot.

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