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Congratulations to Joseph D. Lawson, Deputy Director at the Harris County Law Library, on the publication of his recent ...
12/23/2020

Congratulations to Joseph D. Lawson, Deputy Director at the Harris County Law Library, on the publication of his recent article, “Talking Tech: Teaching Legal Tech Is Not Optional,” in the January/February 2021 issue of AALL Spectrum, a publication of the American Association of Law Libraries. Read part one of this two-part column at the link provided here. Learn about the need for legal tech training to promote access to justice. https://www.aallnet.org/spectrum_article/talking-tech-teaching-legal-tech-is-not-optional/

New on Ex Libris Juris - Eggnog Legalese: What are You Drinking?  https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris...
12/23/2020
Eggnog Legalese: What are You Drinking? — Harris County Law Library

New on Ex Libris Juris - Eggnog Legalese: What are You Drinking? https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/12/23/eggnog-legalese-what-are-you-drinking

Tomorrow, December 24, is National Eggnog Day . While the origins of both the drink and its name are unclear, eggnog enjoys some popularity in the United States during the fall and winter seasons—although, some love it and some love to hate it. In the United States, the Food and Drug Administ

New on Ex Libris Juris - The City of Houston is Taking Steps to Bridge the Digital Divide  https://www.harriscountylawli...
12/22/2020
The City of Houston is Taking Steps to Bridge the Digital Divide — Harris County Law Library

New on Ex Libris Juris - The City of Houston is Taking Steps to Bridge the Digital Divide https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/12/22/city-of-houston-one-small-step-to-bridging-the-digital-divide

The “digital divide” refers to “ the economic, educational, and social inequalities between those who have computers and online access and those who do not .” This divide can affect access to justice (for self-represented litigants in civil courts), education, employment opportunities, and m...

New on Ex Libris Juris: Locked Out: A Texas Legal Guide to Reentry, 4th Edition  https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/...
12/21/2020
Locked Out: A Texas Legal Guide to Reentry, 4th Edition — Harris County Law Library

New on Ex Libris Juris: Locked Out: A Texas Legal Guide to Reentry, 4th Edition https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/5/14/latest-amp-greatest-locked-out-a-texas-legal-guide-to-reentry-4th-edition

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 incarcerated individuals face upon their release from prison. The guide is intended t

New on Ex Libris Juris: Friday Fun with Facts and Figures  https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/1...
12/18/2020
Friday Fun with Facts and Figures — Harris County Law Library

New on Ex Libris Juris: Friday Fun with Facts and Figures https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/12/17/friday-fun-with-facts-and-figures

Even those that do not consider themselves to be “math people” can get excited by statistics and data. They check the standings to see where their favorite sports team falls in the hierarchy of those eligible for the playoffs or scour the box scores to see how many points their fantasy team play...

Take a look at our Digital Outreach Law Librarian's review of "Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court" b...
12/17/2020
Further Reading 19th Amendment — Harris County Law Library

Take a look at our Digital Outreach Law Librarian's review of "Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court" by Professors Renee Knake Jefferson and Hannah Brenner Johnson in "Keeping Up with New Legal Titles" in the Fall 2020 issue of Law Library Journal (American Association of Law Libraries).

Find links to the review, information about Shortlisted, and recommendations for further reading during this centennial year of the passage of the 19th Amendment on our website at https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/further-reading-19th-amendment

The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. — United States Constitution, Amendment XIX, Ratified August 18, 1920

New from Ex Libris Juris - Service Dogs Only - Not Snakes - on Planes: Dept. of Transportation Issues New Rule  https://...
12/17/2020
Service Dogs Only - Not Snakes - on Planes: Dept. of Transportation Issues New Rule — Harris County Law Library

New from Ex Libris Juris - Service Dogs Only - Not Snakes - on Planes: Dept. of Transportation Issues New Rule https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/12/14/dept-of-transportation-issues-new-rule-re-service-animals-on-planes

On December 2, 2020, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a final rule which, among other things, defines a service animal as “ a dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability .” This is a revision of the DOT’s Air Carr...

Free Online CLE Tomorrow! - Westlaw Vendor "Visit"  https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/12/16/fr...
12/16/2020
Free Online CLE Tomorrow! - Westlaw Vendor "Visit" — Harris County Law Library

Free Online CLE Tomorrow! - Westlaw Vendor "Visit" https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/12/16/free-online-cle-tomorrow-westlaw-vendor-visit

Tomorrow, we will be hosting a webinar by our wonderful Westlaw rep to help you hone your Westlaw skills while banking some free end of year CLE! She will offer a thorough, live overview of everything new on the Westlaw platform. Click here to register . We look forward to “seeing” you!

COVID Vaccine Roll-Out in Harris County, Texas, and the United States  https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-...
12/14/2020
COVID Vaccine Roll-Out in Harris County, Texas, and the United States — Harris County Law Library

COVID Vaccine Roll-Out in Harris County, Texas, and the United States https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/12/14/jy5jq16zpidccmqia9r7jzdk3ldbj7

This morning, the first COVID vaccine dose was administered in the United States, on live television , to a critical care nurse at Long Island Jewish Medical Center named Sandra Lindsay. Around the same time, doses of the vaccine began arriving in Texas by air freight. MD Anderson was the first hos

New on Ex Libris Juris: National Repeal (of Prohibition) Day, Dec. 5  https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-j...
12/04/2020
National Repeal (of Prohibition) Day, Dec. 5 — Harris County Law Library

New on Ex Libris Juris: National Repeal (of Prohibition) Day, Dec. 5 https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/12/2/national-repeal-day-dec-5

Tomorrow is National Repeal Day, which recognizes the end of Prohibition in the United States. Prohibition was the “ legal prevention of the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcoholic beverages in the United States from 1920 to 1933 .” Background of Prohibition Prohibition became effecti

New on Ex Libris Juris: Being thankful for access to legal information  https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris...
11/25/2020
Being thankful for access to legal information — Harris County Law Library

New on Ex Libris Juris: Being thankful for access to legal information https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2017/11/20/being-thankful-for-access-to-legal-information-pw4z3

Even though we can’t be together to celebrate this season of thanksgiving, we share a great appreciation for all that we have, especially our good health and each other. Not everyone has been so fortunate during this unprecedented time, when people across the globe are losing their jobs, their hom...

New on Ex Libris Juris: Acknowledging Native Land  https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/11/24/ack...
11/24/2020
Acknowledging Native Land — Harris County Law Library

New on Ex Libris Juris: Acknowledging Native Land https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/11/24/acknowledging-native-land

As members of the local legal community, we are committed to recognizing and addressing the systemic injustices that exist for many of those we serve. We are dedicated, as always -- even during the pandemic -- to providing open and equal access to justice for all. Helping remove the structural bar

New on Ex Libris Juris: To Grandmother's House? Know Before You Go  https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-jur...
11/23/2020
To Grandmother's House? Know Before You Go — Harris County Law Library

New on Ex Libris Juris: To Grandmother's House? Know Before You Go https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/11/20/travel-restrictions-during-the-pandemic

The CDC urges Americans that travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19 and staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 . If your holiday plans still include travel or you are considering travel, it is important to understand that depending on your

New on Ex Libris Juris: Prisoners' Rights Resources  https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/11/17/8...
11/18/2020
Prisoners' Rights Resources — Harris County Law Library

New on Ex Libris Juris: Prisoners' Rights Resources https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/11/17/82v9d6p2x0r76tqy0w9bsu7139ir8t

The United States Supreme Court recently granted a writ of certiorari to a Texas inmate who had alleged that he had been confined in a pair of unsanitary cells for six full days. In Taylor v. Riojas , the Court found that although the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit correctly ruled that the

New on Ex Libris Juris: Trans Legal Aid Clinic Houston: November 19 & 21, 2020  https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.o...
11/13/2020
Trans Legal Aid Clinic Houston: November 19 & 21, 2020 — Harris County Law Library

New on Ex Libris Juris: Trans Legal Aid Clinic Houston: November 19 & 21, 2020 https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/11/13/btdjbzymab1btxzdafu290nm9ak2i7

For the transgender community, updating one's identification and other legal documents is an important and necessary step to achieving a complete transition. Finding the right resources to help transgender individuals navigate the Texas court system can be a challenge. Fortunately, Houston has a vib

Upcoming Free Vendor CLEs - On Your Computer!  https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/11/12/upcomin...
11/12/2020
Upcoming Free Vendor CLEs - On Your Computer! — Harris County Law Library

Upcoming Free Vendor CLEs - On Your Computer! https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/11/12/upcoming-free-vendor-cles-on-your-computer

If you’re like us, you have probably missed our free live Legal Tech Institute CLE programming! Sure, our free video CLEs are fantastic , but they necessarily have different dynamics than a live class format where students can interact with the instructor. In order to help our patrons meet thei

Free Virtual Legal Aid for Texas Veterans All Week  https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/11/10/fr...
11/10/2020
Free Virtual Legal Aid for Texas Veterans All Week — Harris County Law Library

Free Virtual Legal Aid for Texas Veterans All Week https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/11/10/free-virtual-legal-aid-for-texas-veterans-all-week

Tomorrow is Veterans Day . One hundred and two years ago, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, a a cease fire was called between Germany and the Allied nations in World War I. That “armistice” held for seven months, until the Great War formally ended on June 28, 1919 , outside Par...

New on Ex Libris Juris: Record Number of Native Americans Elected to Congress  https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex...
11/05/2020
Record Number of Native Americans Elected to Congress — Harris County Law Library

New on Ex Libris Juris: Record Number of Native Americans Elected to Congress https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/11/5/record-numbers-of-native-americans-elected-to-congress

Leading up to the 2020 presidential election, pollsters and demographers talked about the potential impact of the Native American vote on the outcome of the race, especially in key battleground states like Arizona and Nevada, where, three days after the election, votes are still being counted. Als

New on Ex LIbris Juris: Resources for Social Media Literacy to Combat Post-Election Disinformation Initiatives  https://...
11/04/2020
Resources for Social Media Literacy to Combat Post-Election Disinformation Initiatives — Harris County Law Library

New on Ex LIbris Juris: Resources for Social Media Literacy to Combat Post-Election Disinformation Initiatives https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/11/4/resources-for-social-media-literacy-to-combat-post-election-disinformation-initiatives

We at the Harris County Law Library are committed to providing our patrons the most accurate and reliable information from legitimate, authoritative sources. If, for example, a patron needs to file a divorce petition, we trust web sites like TexasLawHelp.org to guide patrons through the process.

New on Ex Libris Juris: The Spirit of the Law https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2017/10/11/the-spir...
10/29/2020
The Spirit of the Law — Harris County Law Library

New on Ex Libris Juris: The Spirit of the Law https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2017/10/11/the-spirit-of-the-law-j8rxe-sbcw3

In the spirit of the Halloween season, Harris County Law Library typically displays several spooky selections from our print collection in the Law Library’s exhibit space. This year, Halloween is a little different. Our favorite haunt is closed, but we feel no less spirited about celebrating this ...

New on Ex Libris Juris: Civil Rights and Social Justice  https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/10/...
10/27/2020
Civil Rights and Social Justice — Harris County Law Library

New on Ex Libris Juris: Civil Rights and Social Justice https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/10/26/civil-rights-and-social-justice

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 marked the culmination of what was perhaps the most critical and momentous period in American history in the fight for equality and in the recognition of the personal freedoms and liberties granted in and guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. Key amendments, such as the T

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