Law Library Rules — Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth …
The Law Library is intended for use by persons engaged in law-related research. The purpose of these Rules is to ensure that Law Library patrons are provided a pleasant atmosphere which facilitates the performances of legal research. Section 4. Services . 4.1 Hours.
Actived: 6 days ago
Law of Impeachment — Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth
(7 days ago) On Monday, December 16, 2019, the Law Library welcomed attorney and author Barbara A. Radnofsky for The Law of Impeachment, a special continuing legal education event from Office of Vince Ryan, Harris County Attorney, and the Law Library.Radnofsky’s book, A Citizen’s Guide to Impeachment, is a well-researched, non-partisan guide to this timely topic and provided a touchstone for a lively
Law of Crystal CIty — Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth
(8 days ago) The Alien Enemies Act of 1798 was signed into law by President John Adams during the nation's 5th Congressional Session. Fear of war with France drove the legislation, much as fear of the Axis nations shaped the legal landscape during World War II.
Law Day 2021: Advancing the Rule of Law Now — Harris
(5 days ago) On March 3, the American Bar Association (ABA) kicked off its annual Law Day celebration with a livestream broadcast during which ABA President Patricia Refo introduced this year’s theme and highlighted some suitable programming options. Law Day, a national day set aside to celebrate the legal system, its contribution to American governance, and the rights and freedoms it …
Harris County Law Library Founders — Harris County Robert
(7 days ago) The Harris County Law Library officially opened on October 1, 1915. However, a great deal of work was necessary to secure funding for the new library, build a collection of legal research materials, secure a suitable space, and furnish the space adequately to serve the needs of practicing attorneys.
Technology — Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library
(9 days ago) The law went online in the early 1970s with Mead Data Corporation's Lexis database. In 1975, West Publishing, the most prominent publisher of legal materials throughout the early 20th century, followed with the launch of Westlaw. A common feature of both Lexis and Westlaw in the 1970s and 1980s was the requirement of a proprietary terminal to
A Century of Service
(2 days ago) A Century of Service. On October 1, 2015, the Harris County Law Library celebrated a century of service to the local legal community and the citizens of Harris County. Explore the digital exhibit below to discover how the Law Library began in 1915 and how things have changed in the last 100 years. For more, visit our downtown Houston location
1763MagnaCarta — Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law
(3 days ago) The 1763 Magna Carta is part of the Harris County Law Library Historical Collection. The document is the first of several English statutes in the book The Statutes at Large from Magna Charta to the End of the Reign of Henry the Sixth, also know as Ruffhead's Statutes at Large after the work's compiler, Owen Ruffhead, Esq.Although not an original copy from the thirteenth century, the colonial
eBook Collection — Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law
(7 days ago) Free, remote access is now available for all Law Library patrons! Anyone who would like access to Lexis eBooks from the Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library may request an account. Click the “Request Account” button and complete the form on the next page to request your account.
Cases, Statutes, and Regulations
(9 days ago) Law can come from many sources. In the United States, applicable law may come from the legislative, executive, or judicial branch of the federal government, a state government, or a local government. Below, you will find links to the two most important areas of law for Texans - Texas Law and Federal Law. If you need information about local law
Remote Database Access
(1 days ago) Free, remote access to the LexisNexis® Digital Library is available for all Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library patrons. Click the image below and complete the form on the next page to request an account or to request assistance with an existing account. Public access to over 100 titles is available on any internet-connected device.
(8 days ago) Between 1986 and 1987, the Harris County Law Library packed its collection and relocated to the 17th floor of Congress Plaza. After more than 70 years in the 1910 Courthouse - then known as the Civil Courthouse - in downtown Houston, the Law Library's collection had grown to nearly 100,000 volumes and the move to the opposite corner of Congress and Fannin Streets was quite an undertaking.
Law Library Events — Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth
(5 days ago) Program Title: Free Legal Tech for Everyone Speaker: Sabrina A. Davis, Digital Outreach Law Librarian, Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library. Program Description: This program provides an overview of freely available legal apps as well as tools for accessing online sources of forms and other legal information.The course will explore legal research technology that is available for free
TexasLawHelp Combined Forms Packets
(4 days ago) Welcome to the Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library's collection of combined forms packets containing valuable self-help instructions and forms from TexasLawHelp.org.The packets on this page have been assembled to assist institutions that help self-represented litigants who need printed forms, such as county law libraries, public libraries, clerk's offices, and community centers.
(5 days ago) Project of Beacon Law, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, and Texas C-Bar (Community Building with Attorney Resources) KFT 9747 .L63 Originally published by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid and Texas C-Bar (Community Building with Attorney Resources) , Locked Out: A Texas Legal Guide to Reentry addresses some of the most common barriers previously
LawDay19 Landing — Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law
(5 days ago) LAW DAY 2019. Law Day is the annual celebration of the rule of law designated by Congress to occur each May 1st. Each year, the American Bar Association sets a theme. Learn more about this year’s theme “Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society” by watching this ABA Law Day video and by …
Our Services — Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library
(Just Now) Our Services. The Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library is committed to providing free access to a comprehensive legal research and reference collection, in print and digital formats, and offering educational programs for all patrons.
Harvey Recovery Resources
(5 days ago) TexasLawHelp.org Disaster Relief Resources: extensive list of disaster relief information and services available, including legal aid services, disaster claims information, and legal FAQs on recovering from disasters. Houston Lawyer Referral Service (713-237-9429 or 800-289-4577): find free referrals for attorneys who practice in the Houston
Latest & Greatest
(8 days ago) Section of Family Law KF 545 .F35 2018 Adoption can be a tricky process and generally requires the assistance of an experienced adoption professional to ensure that the adoption is done correctly within the proper jurisdiction and in conformance with applicable state laws.
Latest & Greatest – Military & Government — Harris County
(9 days ago) Researchers also have HeinOnline’s Law Journal library at their fingerprints, with such titles as Air Force Law Review, Harvard National Security Journal, and Journal of Law and Cyber Warfare, as well as links to scholarly articles from journals found on HeinOnline but which don’t have a military focus. Additional resources include
Nisbet — Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library
(5 days ago) F. W. Nisbet was the first and longest-serving director of the Harris County Law Library. He began in October, 1915, shortly after the Law Library's Grand Opening, and continued until he was promoted to Librarian Emeritus in 1951.He stayed on in that position for another 5 years.
Hands-on Legal Tech Training
(6 days ago) The new Legal Tech Lab at the Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library is the home of the Hands-On Legal Tech Training program. The Lab is fully integrated into the Law Library's research space and provides the perfect setting for participants to learn the tech skills they need to get legal work done at the Law Library and downtown courthouse campus.
State Bar of Texas
(7 days ago) Typically, access to the Texas Legal App is a benefit provided to members of the Computer & Technology Section of the State Bar of Texas. For a limited time, through June 30, 2020, the C & T Section is offering free access to the Texas Legal App for all Texas attorneys, paralegals, and law clerks.
Digital Education Nook
(1 days ago) A Digital Content Access Point. The Digital Access Nook is an access point for digital collections from the Law Library’s Legal Tech Institute, the Harris County Attorney’s Office, and the Texas Office of Court Administration. Bring your headphone or use ours and immerse yourself in one of more than 40 videos focused on legal topics.
NFTs and the Law: An “Explain it Like I’m Five” Overview
(4 days ago) NFTs are just becoming a more widely-known, and the number of creators who release digital works for sale on the NFT market, as well as their well-heeled buyers, will grow as the financial gains become even more lucrative. As the law catches up …
Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library
(9 days ago) The Law Library’s Virtual Reference Desk is here to help with your legal research needs. Our law librarians are available via email, phone, and voicemail to assist with access to legal research materials. While we’re all doing what we can to #StopTheSpread, the Law Library is here to help you.
LTI Videos — Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library
(9 days ago) Recorded: June 21, 2018 Description: Guest speaker, Professor Amanda Watson, Director of the O’Quinn Law Library, University of Houston Law Center, dives into the necessary research steps a practitioner should take to meet their ethical obligations, including updating, versioning, and staying current in the law. Harris County Law Library Deputy Director Joe Lawson closes the video CLE with a
United States Supreme Court
(6 days ago) The Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library recently added two copies of Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court to its collection. This book, which is summarized in this blog post, examines the history of women who have been considered as nominees for the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Open Society Justice Initiative Database on HeinOnline
(3 days ago) The Open Society Justice Initiative is a project of the Open Society Foundations, the world’s largest private funder of independent groups working for justice, democratic governance, and human rights.According to their website, the Open Society Foundations “established the Justice Initiative in 2003 to provide expert legal support for its broader mission and values through strategic human
Resource Guides — Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law
(4 days ago) Resource Guides. Legal research can be a time-consuming process, especially when you are unsure about where to begin. Resource guides from the Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library can help you get started and guide you quickly to the most well-respected and commonly-used resources in a given area of the law.
Law Practice — Ex Libris Juris
(1 days ago) New Video CLE! A new on-demand learning opportunity is available from the Harris County Law Library.Legal Practice Technology, presented by Emily W. Lawson (O'Quinn Law Library, University of Houston Law Center), is the latest addition to the Law Library's YouTube channel and Legal Technology Institute On-Demand CLE video collection.. In this course, learn about trends in law …
National Voter Registration Day 2021 — Harris County
(1 days ago) The Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library is proud to be a National Voter Registration Day partner. 2020 was a historic year for many reasons, and the Law Library encouraged all county residents to exercise their right to vote during the 2020 presidential election. 2020 also marked the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which the Law Library celebrated by
Law Day — Ex Libris Juris
(6 days ago) Law Day, which is observed annually on May 1st, is a national day dedicated to celebrating the rule of law. This year's theme is the 14th Amendment: Transforming American Democracy. All month long, the Harris County Law Library is celebrating this theme with an exhibit: A Timeline of Fourteenth Amendment History.
Robert W. Hainsworth — Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth
(8 days ago) Robert W. Hainsworth. On February 9, 2021, the Harris County Commissioners Court approved a resolution to rededicate the Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library in honor of a local civil rights leader who fought for equal access to government buildings, including the Law Library, and equal treatment at the ballot box throughout his 30-year legal career.
Contact Us — Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library
(6 days ago) The Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library is located on the first floor of Congress Plaza at the corner of Congress and Fannin Streets in downtown Houston. Virtual Reference Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Address: 1019 Congress, 1st floor, Houston, Texas 77002. Phone: 713-755-5183.
Family Law — Ex Libris Juris
(9 days ago) Fortunately, the Harris County Law Library has a wealth of family law resources including those suggested on our Family Law Research Guide. Our research guide recommends both primary and secondary sources, including annotated family law statutes and a variety of practice essentials, such as legal form books and CLE course materials.
Law Library of Congress — Ex Libris Juris
(2 days ago) The Law Library of Congress Legal Research Institute will offer two webinars in September: Tracing Federal Regulations and Orientation to Law Library Collections.Details and registration links are provided in this blog post. To access Past Presentations from the Legal Research Institute, click HERE.. Read more
There’s Nothing Common about Common-Law Marriages — …
(3 days ago) Currently, only eight states recognize common-law marriages.While the requirements for these “informal” marriages vary by jurisdiction, generally speaking, “A common law marriage is a legally recognized marriage between two people who have not purchased a marriage license or had their marriage solemnized by a ceremony. In Texas, common-law marriages are governed by Texas …