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Texas Bar Journal Must-Reads for November

Can’t wait until the Texas Bar Journal arrives in the mail? Get a head start on the November issue online at Our editorial staff’s must-reads include lessons from the basketball court to improve attorney performance, insights from veterans on living with PTS, post Hurricane Harvey FAQs, and humor from the judge’s daughter. Don’t forget...… Continue Reading

Status of Harris County courts; Criminal Justice Center closed indefinitely in wake of Harvey

Judge Sylvia Matthews issued the following update on the status of Harris County courts: 201 Caroline: The Harris County Civil Courthouse sustained minimal damage in the storm and reopened Sept. 5. Jury Trials: The civil district courts will not call cases for jury trials in September or October. Courtroom Locations: The Criminal Justice Center sustained...… Continue Reading

Video: Hotline helps disaster victims with destroyed legal documents, insurance claims

The State Bar of Texas’ legal hotline can assist disaster victims with replacing lost or destroyed legal documents or those who need help with insurance claims or home repairs. Call the hotline at (800) 504-7030 for answers to basic legal questions. The toll-free hotline—answered in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese—is designed to connect low-income people affected...… Continue Reading