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:

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.


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.


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.


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.

TXCLE13 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

Part Two TexasBarCLE: Live Courses, Webcasts, and Online Classes

This is the second part of a four part series highlighting:

Live Courses and Video Replays are available via the first tab on the left hand side of the Home Page.


On this page, you can search by keywords, course titles, or MCLE numbers. You can also select different practice areas to sort your search. Further, you can refine your search by location, course type, and date.


For example, let’s see what CLEs are coming up for New Lawyers.


Next, in the second tab on the left side of the home page you will find Webcasts.

Here are the webcasts offered in April for MCLE credit. All of these webcasts can be done in the comfort of your home or your office, and as long as you register in advance you can play them at a later date if you cannot watch them at their scheduled time.


TexasBarCLE is available through the State Bar of Texas website and at

Part One – TexasBarCLE: What is it?

This is the first part of a four part series featuring:

TexasBarCLE is a source provided by the State Bar of Texas. It contains free online classes, practice manuals, webcasts, publications, law practice management tools, and databases.

It is accessible through the State Bar of Texas website.


After selecting the tab at the top of the State Bar of Texas website, you will see this as the home page.


On the right side of the home page you will see search tabs for Casemaker and Fastcase which are two resources provided by the State Bar of Texas for Legal Research.

On the top bar of the page you will see tabs for cart, log in, FAQ and Contact Us. Under the FAQ section of the home page you can find a lot of answers regarding what services this websites provides and how to access them.


These topics are further divided into specific questions below, and are linked to corresponding answers.

For example, one useful thing to know is that the login information that you use for is completely separate from and are operated independently. is open to non-attorneys. Seminars, online classes, and other products may be purchased by anyone. However, TexasBarCLE does have some areas that are only accessible by attorneys.

TexasBarCLE is available through the State Bar of Texas website and at

Historical Texas Statutes & Where to Find Them

One of the most common questions we get here at the Law Library is, “Where can I find historical statutes in Texas?” Historical statutes are notoriously tricky to find, and that can be frustrating. Here is a list of just some of the resources that are available to you that carry historical Texas statutes.

heinonlineHeinOnlineThe Law Library has a subscription to HeinOnline, so this resource is available to all Texas Tech Law students. There is an entire collection dedicated to historical state statutes. The Texas statutes go all the way back to 1838, but unfortunately the most recent statutes they have on file for Texas are from 1925.

texas-state-law-libraryTexas State Law LibraryThe Texas State Law Library website is a free resource for anyone to use, so this could be a useful resource even after you graduate from law school. The coverage of dates for the historical statutes in this collection range from 1879-1966. Besides historical statutes, this website has plenty of other valuable resources for you to use!

WestlawWhile Westlaw doesn’t have historical statutes dating back to the early 1900’s, they do have more recent statutes. For example, the Texas statutes range from 1987-present. To access the historical statutes on Westlaw, go to the State Materials tab and click on Texas.
Next, click on Texas Statutes & Court Rules.
Once you click this, look on the right hand side of the screen and you will see “Texas Statutes Annotated-Historical”; click there.

You will then be taken to all of the historical statutes that are available on Westlaw.
In the Library-Most law libraries in Texas will have copies of historical statutes in print. The Texas Tech Law Library has laws in our collection dating back to 1836. We have attorneys come in all the time wanting to know what a law said back in 1987. Since they don’t have access to Westlaw, the library is a great place for them to come! So even when you graduate, keep in mind that the library is a great resource.

Searching for historical statutes can be a daunting task. Hopefully these resources help, and if you require further assistance, the library and its wonderful librarians are always here to help!