Texas Lawyer: News

This is the fourth in a four part series blog post spotlighting the Texas Lawyer magazine.

The Texas Lawyer provides users with several different ways to find information on newsworthy legal issues. On the Texas Lawyer home page, there is a News section in the center and a Trending Stories section is located on the right side if you scroll a bit down.

Below is a view of where the news is on the homepage.

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Below is an image of where the Trending Stories section is at on the home page. his shows a collection of 5 top stories from across the United States.

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Additionally, to load more news stories on the home page, you can scroll to the bottom of the page and click the load more stories link. An image of that button is shown below.

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Moreover, Texas Lawyer is connected to the overall Law.com. This allows Texas Lawyer to access Press releases from news outlet, political figures, and law firms as pictured below.

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Access to the Texas Lawyer website is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.

Note: Texas Lawyer changed the format of their webpages after this four part series was created. This final post was updated 11.2.18 to reflect the content of their new format.

Texas Lawyer: Current Issues

This is the third in a four part series blog post spotlighting the Texas Lawyer.

Texas Lawyer is available online and in print. Through the Texas Lawyer website, you can view the current issue of the magazine with all of the featured articles.

Below is a view of the home page. The green box indicates where the magazine cover can be viewed on the home page.

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The Texas Lawyer current issue can be located under the Sections tab in the top left corner of the home page. After clicking on the Sections tab, click on The Magazine tab. Then, you will have the option to choose between Current Issue and View The Latest Edition.

Below, the green boxes indicate where the Current Issue can be located under the Sections tab.

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After navigating from the home page, you can view the articles in the current issue. The articles are organized in sections such as Editor’s Note, Features,  In-House Texas, Departments, and Columns. The article featured on the Texas Lawyer cover page is found at the top of the Current Issue page.

Below is a view of the Current Issue page.

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In addition to the Current Issue page, you can view a PDF version of the magazine. To view the PDF version, go to Sections, click on The Magazine, and select View the Latest Edition.

Below is a view of the PDF version of the Current Issue that is available on the website.

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Access to the Texas Lawyer is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.

Texas Lawyer: Search Tool

This is the second of a four part blog post spotlighting Texas Lawyer.

On the Texas Lawyer home page, there is a search tool available to assist you in your research. The Texas Lawyer’s search tool is located in the top right corner of the home page.

Below, the green box indicates where the search tool can be located on the home page.

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To perform an advanced search, click on the magnifying glass on the right side of the search box on the home page.

Below is a view of the search tool.

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After you perform a search, you can sort the results by best match or by date. This feature can assist you in organizing your results. The sort feature is located at the top right of the search page.

Below is a view of the search page. The green box indicates where the search tool is located.

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Additionally, you can narrow your search by date range, publication, type, topic, and industry. The narrowing features are located on the left of the search page.

Below is a view of the search page. The green boxes indicate where the narrowing features are located.

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Access to Texas Lawyer database is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.

Texas Lawyer: What is it?

This is the first in a four part series blog post spotlighting the Texas Lawyer website.

Texas Lawyer connects more than 16,300 members of the Lone Star legal community with information, opportunity, and challenge. They are the only independent institution dedicated solely to covering the Texas legal market. On a daily basis, Texas Lawyer’s award-winning team of editors and reporters deliver breaking news, in-depth investigators, opinion, practice guides and the most timely and accurate caselaw available anywhere.

Texas Lawyer also brings their readers the strength and knowledge of the American Lawyer Media family of publications and American Lawyer Media’s Law.com network of sites.

On the Texas Lawyer website, you can view several topics such as Top News, Editor’s Picks, The Magazine, Most Viewed, and Recent Decisions.

Below is a view of the Texas Lawyer home page.

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In the middle of the home page, you can view the Top News happening in the Texas Legal community. On the left side of the home page, the Editor’s Picks section that has articles that the Texas Lawyer editors find significant or important. On the right side of the home page, you can find the most viewed articles.

Below is a view of the home page. The green boxes indicate where the Top News, Editor’s Picks, and Most Viewed can be found.

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On the top left side of the home page, you can view different sections available on the Texas Lawyer website. The available sections include News, EnergyBuzz, Lawyers in the News, and Decision.

Below, the green boxes indicate where the sections are located on the home page.

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The Most Viewed section of Texas Lawyers contains the articles that are popular among Texas Lawyer readers.

Below is a view of the Most Viewed page.

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Access to Texas Lawyer is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.

Bloomberg Law: Litigation Analytics – Searching by Federal Judge

This is the fourth of a four part series highlighting Bloomberg Law’s Litigation Analytics.

Today we are going to perform a search to track litigation by judge. We will search Judge Samuel A. Lindsay, the father of Rachel Lindsay of Season 13 of the Bachelorette fame.

This could be a great tool for researching information about federal judges before clerkship interviews.

On Litigation Analytics, select Judge in the top right hand corner to guide your search. After typing in Samuel A. Lindsay, a profile including his career history, most cited opinions, and related news will appear.

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Below the partial profile of Judge Samuel A. Lindsay, you will see the same type of chart tools that you saw in law firm searches and represented company searches. However, here the charts available are motion outcomes, appeal outcomes, length of case, and appearance & case types. Immediately below these chart options you will find his recent court opinions.

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Here is a chart showing the average length of cases in Judge Lindsay’s court. This is helpful when creating a timeline for trials.

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And finally, this Appearances & Case Types chart shows which kind of cases, which parties, and which companies appear most frequently in front of Judge Lindsay.

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From here, we can tell that he hears a majority of prisoner petitions and he also has extensive experience in general contract cases. Additionally, by looking at the top law firm appearances, you can see which firms have frequented his courtroom.

Access to the Bloomberg Law database is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.

Bloomberg Law: Litigation Analytics – Searching by Law Firm

This is the third of a four part series spotlighting Bloomberg Law Analytics.

Today we will perform a search by firm with the firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. This firm has offices in offices all across the world, including Dallas and Houston.

Narrowing the Date Range at the top of the page, we see that there are 158 appearances by Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP within the past year.

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And they appeared in these types of cases over the last year:

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And in these jurisdictions:

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After narrowing by different case types at the top of the page, you can track the firm’s litigation history below by clicking on the second chart tab.

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Again, each time you filter your search, the resulting dockets will generate under the charts.

You can also narrow your results by case type, represented company, and jurisdiction at the top of the page.

Access to the Bloomberg Law database is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.

Part Four TexasBarCLE: Practice Tools

This is the fourth part of a four part series highlighting: http://www.texasbarcle.com/CLE/Home.asp.

This post showcases the remaining practice tools that the TexasBarCLE website has to offer.

First, TexasBarCLE offers access to Casemaker & Fastcase with your bar membership. Access to both of these databases can be found on the left side of the homepage.

Upon selecting either database you will be prompted to login with your registered account. You can register using your Last Name and your Texas Bar Card Number. If you don’t have a current Texas Bar card number, you can still create an account at no cost, but your services may be limited.

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TexasBarCLE also provides access to the Law Practice Management Program of the State Bar of Texas. This is a useful tool for solo practitioners or small firms who need help starting and managing their practice.

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Additionally, TexasBarCLE has a tab for Texas Supreme Court Oral Arguments & Meetings. This practice tool allows you to watch the Texas Supreme Court while it is in session through live or archived videos. You can search recent oral arguments, meetings, and upcoming events.

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Lastly, TexasBarCLE connects you with TYLA’s Ten Minute Mentor resource. TMM is a collection of online video presentations from lawyers in their areas of expertise. Each video is around ten minutes or less and is free.

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TexasBarCLE.com is a great resource for law students and attorneys of all ages. Make sure to take advantage of all the tools your state bar provides and consider the variety of available formats when completing your MCLE credit hours.

TexasBarCLE is available through the State Bar of Texas website and at http://www.texasbarcle.com.