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New on Ex Libris Juris: National Pro Bono Week, October 25-31  https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/20...
10/27/2020
National Pro Bono Week, October 25-31 — Harris County Law Library

New on Ex Libris Juris: National Pro Bono Week, October 25-31 https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/10/26/hjm6z2j042oq39exbjtlz1jx310jzw

The 2020 celebration of National Pro Bono Week takes place October 25-31. Legal organizations across the country have organized events to raise awareness of the need for pro bono services and to celebrate the initiatives of those engaged in pro bono legal work. For a list of National Pro Bono Week e

A Look at the United States Postal Inspection Service  https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/10/22...
10/22/2020
A Look at the United States Postal Inspection Service — Harris County Law Library

A Look at the United States Postal Inspection Service https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/10/22/a-look-at-the-united-states-postal-inspection-service

The United States Postal Inspection Services one of the oldest branches of federal law enforcement. In fact, it traces its history all the way back to 1775, before the Declaration of Independence, when Postmaster General Benjamin Franklin appointed William Goddard to “audit postal accounts” and ...

New on Ex Libris Juris: Latest & Greatest - Executive Privilege  https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-ju...
10/21/2020
Latest & Greatest - Executive Privilege — Harris County Law Library

New on Ex Libris Juris: Latest & Greatest - Executive Privilege https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/10/14/latest-amp-greatest-executive-privilege

HeinOnline has introduced yet another new database into its robust lineup of historical and government documents. Its newest database, Executive Privilege , examines this implied presidential power most frequently invoked in the name of national security. Executive privilege refers to the right of

New on Ex Libris Juris: Lexis Training: October 22 and On-Demand  https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris...
10/20/2020
Lexis Training: October 22 and On-Demand — Harris County Law Library

New on Ex Libris Juris: Lexis Training: October 22 and On-Demand https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/10/20/lexis-training-october-22-and-on-demand

Join us on Thursday, October 22, for a webinar from LexisNexis. This virtual Vendor Visit will be a one-hour continuing legal education session called Navigating the New Town Square: Cultivating Competency in Basic Online Legal Research . The goal of the course will be to assist attorneys in naviga

New on Ex Libris Juris: Hispanic and Latinx Lawyers You Should Know  https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-ju...
10/15/2020
Hispanic and Latinx Lawyers You Should Know — Harris County Law Library

New on Ex Libris Juris: Hispanic and Latinx Lawyers You Should Know https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/10/15/hispanic-lawyers-you-should-know

Today is the final day of National Hispanic Heritage Month, and we are highlighting prominent attorneys of Hispanic or Latin American heritage. “According to statistics from the Hispanic National Bar Association ( HNBA ),” NBC News reports , “Hispanics – who are 18 percent  of the popul...

Jovita Idar: Texas Activist, Advocate, and Ally  https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/10/14/oxa68...
10/14/2020
Jovita Idar: Texas Activist, Advocate, and Ally — Harris County Law Library

Jovita Idar: Texas Activist, Advocate, and Ally https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/10/14/oxa68vgof0s3h0cyl7v4yrsfb5ty80

Jovita Idar may be the most influential Texan you’ve never heard of before today. Idar was at various times an activist, a journalist, a nurse, and an educator, always lending her effort and intellect where she felt they were needed most. Idar was born in late 1885, into a privileged Tejano family

New on Ex Libris Juris: Early Voting in Harris County Begins!  https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/20...
10/13/2020
Early Voting in Harris County Begins! — Harris County Law Library

New on Ex Libris Juris: Early Voting in Harris County Begins! https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/10/13/s9brqeryv9w91h8autheeqek9y46xk

Today, October 13, 2020, is the first day of early voting in Harris County. To find the early voting location near you, visit HarrisVotes.org where you will see a listing of all locations across the county , along with their posted hours of operation. Conveniently, you will also find the estimate

Feel Good Friday: National Angel Food Cake Day  https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/10/9/feel-go...
10/09/2020
Feel Good Friday: National Angel Food Cake Day — Harris County Law Library

Feel Good Friday: National Angel Food Cake Day https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/10/9/feel-good-friday-national-angel-food-cake-day

Tomorrow, October 10, the United States will celebrate the annual National Angel Food Cake Day. How did this amazing confection, which manages to delight despite containing no butter or oil, come into our world? Historians agree that the angel food cake is a truly American food, born in the United

New on Ex Libris Juris: Are You Registered?  https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/10/5/6mru3cc52k...
10/05/2020
Are You Registered? — Harris County Law Library

New on Ex Libris Juris: Are You Registered? https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/10/5/6mru3cc52k4alztizi6uqgj90xhdyj

If you intend to vote in November’s general election and have not yet registered to vote, don’t miss out on your opportunity! Today, October 5, is the final day to register, but we at the Harris County Law Library have got you covered with a list of resources that can help you get that done. Har...

National Taco Day: Let's Taco 'Bout Tacos  https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/10/2/national-tac...
10/02/2020
National Taco Day: Let's Taco 'Bout Tacos — Harris County Law Library

National Taco Day: Let's Taco 'Bout Tacos https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/10/2/national-taco-day-lets-taco-bout-tacos

This Sunday, October 4, Americans will set aside their differences and join together in honor of the humble but mighty taco. We owe this annual celebration to a Texan, Roberto L. Gomez . Gomez, a San Antonian, was a force in the 1960 “Viva Kennedy!” JFK campaign movement in the southwest. Once K...

New on Ex Libris Juris: Celebrating the 105th Anniversary of the Harris County Law Library  https://www.harriscountylawl...
10/01/2020
Celebrating the 105th Anniversary of the Harris County Law Library — Harris County Law Library

New on Ex Libris Juris: Celebrating the 105th Anniversary of the Harris County Law Library https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/10/1/celebrating-the-105th-anniversary-of-the-harris-county-law-library

This day, October 1, 2020, marks the 105th Anniversary of the founding of the Harris County Law Library. Every day, we are committed to promoting open and equal access to justice for all , including self-represented litigants and the local legal community. Since the celebration of our Centennial

New on Ex Libris Juris: Jury Service in the Age of COVID  https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/8/...
09/30/2020
Jury Service in the Age of COVID — Harris County Law Library

New on Ex Libris Juris: Jury Service in the Age of COVID https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/8/25/jury-service-in-the-age-of-covid

On Monday, September 28, Harris County District Clerk Marilyn Burgess reminded residents that limited jury service is set to resume in Harris County and that they are still required to respond to the jury summons. The press release was no doubt prompted by the September 18 order from the Supreme

New on Ex Libris Juris: COVID-19 in America: Response, Issues, and Law  https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris...
09/29/2020
COVID-19 in America: Response, Issues, and Law — Harris County Law Library

New on Ex Libris Juris: COVID-19 in America: Response, Issues, and Law https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/9/28/covid-19-in-america-response-issues-and-law

A couple of weeks ago, we posted information about how you can gain remote access to HeinOnline , a legal research platform that features an extensive collection of law journal articles, United States Congressional documents, several specially-curated libraries, and so much more. Today, we are goin

New on Ex Libris Juris: In Celebration of Punctuation https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/9/24/0...
09/25/2020
In Celebration of Punctuation — Harris County Law Library

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A lot of the work we do as librarians is investigative in nature. Secretly, there are many detectives among us. We are a curious lot who always want to know more. We can also be a fussy bunch who like words and language and who insist on using the most appropriate reference sources to get. things. r

New on Ex Libris Juris: Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg  https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/remember...
09/23/2020
Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg — Harris County Law Library

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On Friday, September 18, 2020, the world lost an icon of the legal world, United States Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg . To honor her memory, we are re-posting this review of a book in our collection, Notorious RBG . Link back to another blog article, which was posted on her 84th birth

New on Ex Libris Juris: Remote Access to HeinOnline  https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/8/25/9a...
09/15/2020
Remote Access to HeinOnline — Harris County Law Library

New on Ex Libris Juris: Remote Access to HeinOnline https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/8/25/9aqi86yn8b3ve411kgii927mag3q94-3mmhj

HeinOnline is consistently recognized as one of the best, most indispensable legal websites, especially for accessing legal scholarship. As the world's largest image-based academic and legal research platform, HeinOnline -- and the Law Journal Library in particular -- provides a wealth of

New on Ex Libris Juris: Find Community Education Resources with Lone Star Legal Aid  https://www.harriscountylawlibrary....
09/08/2020
Find Community Education Resources with Lone Star Legal Aid — Harris County Law Library

New on Ex Libris Juris: Find Community Education Resources with Lone Star Legal Aid https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/9/4/find-community-education-resources-with-lone-star-legal-aid

Lone Star Legal Aid (LSLA) , a nonprofit law firm that advocates on behalf of low-income and underserved populations here in the Greater Houston area, has recently added a library of videos to its website to educate the community about some common civil legal issues . The videos were prepared by LS

New on Ex Libris Juris: Vote By Mail in Texas - News Roundup  https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/202...
09/03/2020
Vote By Mail in Texas - News Roundup — Harris County Law Library

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Quite a bit has happened since the last time we reported on the vote-by-mail issue that has been pending here in Texas. The issue is still winding its way through the court system, both at the state and federal levels. In case you’ve missed it, here are some of the latest developments that have oc

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09/01/2020
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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an order on September 1st protecting certain renters from eviction for nonpayment of rent through the end of the year. The moratorium applies only to renters who meet all of the following criteria: (in link)

New on Ex Libris Juris: The Hatch Act and Social Media  https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/9/1/...
09/01/2020
The Hatch Act and Social Media — Harris County Law Library

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After the Republican National Convention concluded last week, watchdog groups and others (see links below) began questioning President Trump’s decision to deliver his nomination acceptance speech from the South Lawn of The White House. Some were appalled by the decision, calling it a major ethical...

New on Ex Libris Juris: Latest & Greatest - 2020 Texas Municipal Guide  https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-li...
08/26/2020
Latest & Greatest - 2020 Texas Municipal Guide — Harris County Law Library

New on Ex Libris Juris: Latest & Greatest - 2020 Texas Municipal Guide https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/8/26/latest-ampgreatest-2020-texas-municipal-guide

It’s been a while since we had a Latest & Greatest post where we highlight some of the resources we have here at the Harris County Law Library . Today, we want to draw your attention to the 2020 Texas Municipal Guide . The Guide is a handy directory in which users can find the names and

New on Ex Libris Juris: Service of Process Through Social Media Approved by Texas Supreme Court  https://www.harriscount...
08/25/2020
Service of Process Through Social Media Approved by Texas Supreme Court — Harris County Law Library

New on Ex Libris Juris: Service of Process Through Social Media Approved by Texas Supreme Court https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/8/25/9aqi86yn8b3ve411kgii927mag3q94

In 2013, a bill was introduced in the Texas legislature to allow substituted service through social media websites. We wrote about if for this blog in August 2018 . The 2013 bill was never referred to committee, and the subject was not addressed again until last year when the Texas Legislature

Hurricane Laura may have a significant impact on Harris County and now is the time to prepare. Visit the links below fro...
08/25/2020

Hurricane Laura may have a significant impact on Harris County and now is the time to prepare. Visit the links below from ReadyHarris for helpful updates and resources to help you prepare. Stay safe everyone!

Harris County Residents Should Act Now to Prepare for Laura (Tuesday, 10:00 a.m.)
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Los residentes del Condado Harris deben tomar acción ahora y prepararse para el fenómeno tropical Laura (Martes, 10:00 a.m.)
Más: https://bit.ly/2CY2uwl

New on Ex Libris Juris: National Senior Citizens Day  https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/8/21/n...
08/21/2020
National Senior Citizens Day — Harris County Law Library

New on Ex Libris Juris: National Senior Citizens Day https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/8/21/national-senior-citizens-day

Today is National Senior Citizens Day . First proclaimed a holiday in 1988 , National Senior Citizens Day seeks to recognize the achievements and contributions of the older members of our country and to demonstrate our gratitude for all they have done, not just for our country, but for our local c

New on Ex Libris Juris: What's That in the Sky?  https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/8/19/6rr3fw...
08/19/2020
What's That in the Sky? — Harris County Law Library

New on Ex Libris Juris: What's That in the Sky? https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/8/19/6rr3fw4tbku0fxzsyrfpuy6jd1ttpe

Maybe Fox Mulder , the indefatigable FBI special agent, assigned to the X-Files , who sought answers to the unexplained week after week, did have it right. Maybe the truth is out there. The Pentagon is looking to find out whether that is indeed the case. The Department of Defense and the Pentago

New on Ex Libris Juris: Votes for Texas Women Celebrates Today's 19th Amendment Centennial Anniversary  https://www.harr...
08/18/2020
Votes for Texas Women Celebrates Today's 19th Amendment Centennial Anniversary — Harris County Law Library

New on Ex Libris Juris: Votes for Texas Women Celebrates Today's 19th Amendment Centennial Anniversary https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2020/8/18/517hhb5ddgatom8celw41zgsqbub9h

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  On August 18, 1920, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment,

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