Denton County Law Library Quarterly
Welcome to "The Q"
May 2015
*** Highlights *** 
This new title from the State Bar arrived in March! Check our catalog to see if it's available. Don't forget that they are all available on ONE computer in .pdf format. 

Also, we have a new list of CD-ROMs that attorneys can checkout.
In This Issue
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Try the new LibraryWorld app
Search the Denton County Law Library catalog from any device, anytime!
Q-tips... Making the best of our e-world
Four Helpful iPhone Accessories - Innovative devices that can make your iPhone more productive. 

Need statistics? Or just like to look at them? Check out

Download the 2014-2015 Texas Almanac from the Texas State Historical Association.

You can borrow e-books from the Texas State Law Library's Digital Collection now

Harris County Law Library calendar  offering Training & CLE.

Subscribe to to receive email or RSS updates about legislation and various subjects.

Take a look at  Texas Bar TV on YouTube.


It's a great idea to stay current with new technology. Sign up for monthly newsletters from Law Technology News .


Do you like e-books? Try the CALI? eLangdell? Bookstore  and download some FREE electronic legal titles. But don't forget to donate so they can remain free for others!


FREE electronic legal resources from James Publishing's Attorney Education Center


Did you know that you can search the Texas Bar Journal archives online back to 1938?


The Texas Register - A weekly publication, the Texas Register serves as the journal of state agency rulemaking for Texas. 
Follow the decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States at the SCOTUSblog
Commentary & Editorials: tell us what you think
Check out these links and share your opinion about the subject or write your own editorial. We will only publish with your approval.

Americans' Views on Open Government Data

Websites, blogs, and the like
George Roland's Blog:  Follow the legal blog written by a Denton Criminal Defense Lawyer.  

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably Dangerous Products Liability Blog - Dedicated to the Discussion of Federal and State Products Liability Litigation.

You may find this blog useful... you can filter posts to only Texas related information. 
The Power of Positive Peers  3 Geeks and a Law Blog
The State Bar offers many downloads for free; some require your Bar Number. 
***Anyone else interested in sharing? Let me know...
Awful Library Books

To see more awful library books go here.  
What we have to offer

A reminder of the services available at the Law Library

 DIY Office Services

  • 25?/pg. B/W copies
  • 25?/pg. printing from computers
  • 25?/pg. incoming faxes to 940-349-2131
  • 25?/incoming emails to Kathleen AND Stephanie (in case one of us isn't here)
  • $1.00/pg. color copies & color printing
  • $2.00/8 pgs. local faxes (25? per pg. after)
  • $2.50/8 pgs. long distance faxes (25? per pg. after)
  • No charge auto-feed scanners on 5 public computers & Lounge computer

Research online

Electronic Resources: e-books & .pdf files on ONE public computer in the library

  • State Bar Manuals
    • Collections, Family Law Practice, Foreclosure, Guardianship, Practice, Foreclosure, Guardianship,Probate, Real Estate Forms
  • State Bar Pattern Jury Charges
    • Criminal, Business, Family & Probate, General Negligence, Malpractice,  Property Crimes
  • Various James Publishing
    • Discovery Tactics, How to Prepare for, Take, and Use a Deposition, Personal Injury Trial Notebook, Small-Case Litigation Forms, Picking Juries in Drug Cases, Pleading and Defending RICO, Actions, Trial Tools for MIST Cases
  • CD-ROMs available for checkout

Currenlty Updated Print Resources

  • ALR 1st thru 6th 
  • Am Jur pleading & practice forms annotated, Am Jur legal forms 2d, Am Jur proof of facts
  • Tex Jur pleading & practice forms 2d, Tex Jur proof of facts 3d
  • United States code service
  • Vernon's Texas codes annotated
  • State Bar pattern jury charges & practice manuals
  • O'Connor's code & form books

Don't forget...

if you have any suggestions for content we would love to hear them. Do remember, we will not promote your services. We will, however, publish your professional writings and recognize any achievements or big events in your lives.

Edited by Kathleen Bransford, Law Librarian &

Stephanie Bassinger, MLS, Assistant Law Librarian

 Denton County Law Library


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