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Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library

Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library The Harris Robert W. Hainsworth County Law Library is a public law library that serves the legal information needs of self-represented litigants, legal professionals, and others.

Harris County is now at COVID Threat Level 2 (Orange) – Significant Threat. The Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library will start its limited reopening, by appointment only, on Thursday, November 18, 2021. Check our website for updated information as it becomes available. If you need assistance in the meantime, please visit our Virtual Reference Desk: https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/virtualreferencedesk.

Operating as usual

03/22/2022

#OnThisDay in 1866, the Texas State Central Committee of Colored Men, the first black state convention, met in Austin. Learn more about their series of 10 conventions here: http://ow.ly/4l4750Ionif #OTD

Visiting the Law Library in person? All visitors must check in at STAN, our computer station set up in the Law Library L...
03/21/2022

Visiting the Law Library in person? All visitors must check in at STAN, our computer station set up in the Law Library Lobby. Learn more about STAN here: http://ow.ly/rJpL50Ion86

New on the Ex Libris Juris blog: Latest & Greatest - The Copyright Handbook http://ow.ly/W6FI50IlRq7
03/17/2022
Latest & Greatest - The Copyright Handbook — Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library

New on the Ex Libris Juris blog: Latest & Greatest - The Copyright Handbook http://ow.ly/W6FI50IlRq7

e honest. How many of you have considered, or at least thought about, writing the next great American novel, or perhaps documenting your life and experiences in a memoir? If so, it has probably crossed your mind that you need some way to protect your creative effort from unwanted copying. This is th

Even if you have the #LuckOfTheIrish this #StPatricksDay, don’t leave your #LegalResearch to chance! There’s still time ...
03/17/2022

Even if you have the #LuckOfTheIrish this #StPatricksDay, don’t leave your #LegalResearch to chance! There’s still time to register for today’s free #TexasCLE, Intermediate Legal Research on #Westlaw: http://ow.ly/3xZU50IlFin

New on the Ex Libris Juris blog - Free #TexasCLE on 3/17/2022: Intermediate Legal Research on #Westlaw
03/15/2022

New on the Ex Libris Juris blog - Free #TexasCLE on 3/17/2022: Intermediate Legal Research on #Westlaw

Happy Pi Day!
03/14/2022

Happy Pi Day!

Happy Pi Day!

Quick tip: shelving reporters in order of Pi makes them harder to find... we'll have them back in order by tomorrow!

#PiDay

New on the Ex Libris Juris blog - The Beat Goes On: Kerouac at 100 and the Battle Over His Estate http://ow.ly/Eupj50Ii7...
03/14/2022

New on the Ex Libris Juris blog - The Beat Goes On: Kerouac at 100 and the Battle Over His Estate http://ow.ly/Eupj50Ii7EK

Join us tomorrow (virtually) to learn about services and resources available from the Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth...
03/14/2022

Join us tomorrow (virtually) to learn about services and resources available from the Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library, as well as self-help legal resources. Presented in partnership with "A Month of Service." Register here: http://ow.ly/BTVL50Ii86v

Today is International Women’s Day, and this year’s theme is #BreakTheBias. You can read more about the theme here: http...
03/08/2022

Today is International Women’s Day, and this year’s theme is #BreakTheBias. You can read more about the theme here: http://ow.ly/z1my50Ieb6C #IWD2022

Today at 6 p.m.!  Are you working on a legal issue without a lawyer? Presented in partnership with Harris County Public ...
03/08/2022

Today at 6 p.m.! Are you working on a legal issue without a lawyer? Presented in partnership with Harris County Public Library's Aldine Branch Library, learn about services and resources from the Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library. Join on your computer or mobile app: https://bit.ly/3oQqRAH

The Law Library is reopening its physical location this Thursday, March 10, 2022. Go to our Reopening webpage to read ab...
03/07/2022

The Law Library is reopening its physical location this Thursday, March 10, 2022. Go to our Reopening webpage to read about our procedures and to make an appointment: http://ow.ly/QWIu50IcfqJ

Free #TexasCLE now available on demand: “80 Years Later: The Legacy of Japanese American Incarceration and Korematsu v. ...
03/04/2022

Free #TexasCLE now available on demand: “80 Years Later: The Legacy of Japanese American Incarceration and Korematsu v. The United States.” Accredited by the State Bar of Texas for 2.0 hours of MCLE and 1.0 hour of Ethics through January 31, 2023. https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/korematsu-cle

New on the Ex Libris Juris blog - Mind the Gap and #BreakTheBias during Women's History Month 2022 http://ow.ly/wCTI50Ia...
03/04/2022

New on the Ex Libris Juris blog - Mind the Gap and #BreakTheBias during Women's History Month 2022 http://ow.ly/wCTI50IavHy #NationalWomensHistoryMonth2022 #WomensHistoryMonth #EqualPay

The Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library is offering a free #CLE on 3/17/2022 called, "Intermediate Legal Rese...
03/03/2022

The Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library is offering a free #CLE on 3/17/2022 called, "Intermediate Legal Research on Westlaw." #TexasCLE - 1.0 hour MCLE. Credit generously provided by the vendor. #Westlaw #LegalResearch

In partnership with HCPL's Aldine Branch Library, one of our librarians will be talking about the law library's services...
03/02/2022

In partnership with HCPL's Aldine Branch Library, one of our librarians will be talking about the law library's services and resources next Tuesday, March 8, 6-7 p.m. Tune in for free!

Are you curious about the law & legal research? Join us for "Law Library Services & Resources" on Tues. March 8 at 6pm. This program focuses on the services, resources, and educational programs available from the Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library. It is geared towards people representing themselves in court or trying to find legal information on their own.

Speaker: Sabrina A. Davis, Digital Outreach Law Librarian

This program is virtual.

Join on your computer or mobile app: https://bit.ly/3oQqRAH
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New on the Ex Libris Juris blog - Law Library Update: Limited Reopening Starting March 10, 2022 http://ow.ly/x4As50I7scb
03/01/2022

New on the Ex Libris Juris blog - Law Library Update: Limited Reopening Starting March 10, 2022 http://ow.ly/x4As50I7scb

New on the Ex Libris Juris blog - Black Saddle Clubs and the Legacy of African American Cowboys #BHM2022 http://ow.ly/Gm...
03/01/2022

New on the Ex Libris Juris blog - Black Saddle Clubs and the Legacy of African American Cowboys #BHM2022 http://ow.ly/GmW850I77V6

On this first day of #WomensHistoryMonth2022, learn about pioneering Houston attorney Camille Elizabeth Stanford Opensha...
03/01/2022

On this first day of #WomensHistoryMonth2022, learn about pioneering Houston attorney Camille Elizabeth Stanford Openshaw, who overcame bias in the male-dominated legal field of the early 20th century: http://ow.ly/cusM50I6UI6 #WomensHistoryMonth

New on the Ex Libris Juris blog: Seminole Freedmen and Black Native Citizenship http://ow.ly/nqEW50I4MUc
02/25/2022
Seminole Freedmen and Black Native Citizenship — Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library

New on the Ex Libris Juris blog: Seminole Freedmen and Black Native Citizenship http://ow.ly/nqEW50I4MUc

The widespread recognition of Native Americans’ participation in and profit from the institution of slavery is relatively new. More attention has been focused on the issue with recent re-evaluations of the United States’ history of racism, and it remains a complex issue for many Americans who id...

02/25/2022

Do you know about the Harris County Community Services Dept.? They have resources related to housing and community, transit, disaster recovery, and social services. Visit its website to learn more: http://ow.ly/66Tp50I2OrW

#OnThisDay in 1803, #SCOTUS issued the ruling in Marbury v. Madison, generally believed to be the start of “judicial rev...
02/24/2022
Judicial Review — Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library

#OnThisDay in 1803, #SCOTUS issued the ruling in Marbury v. Madison, generally believed to be the start of “judicial review” in the United States. Learn about the deeper roots of #JudicialReview in our 2018 blog post, located here: http://ow.ly/xgCY50I2OoL #OTD

There is a commonly held, but incorrect, belief that Judicial Review in the United States began with Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. (1 Cranch) 137 (1803) . While this ruling marked the first time the Supreme Court held a law passed by Congress to be unconstitutional, the roots of Judicial Review in our

New on the Ex Libris Juris blog - FREE #Lexis #CLE Tomorrow: Breached! An Inside Look at Cybersecurity for Law Firms htt...
02/23/2022

New on the Ex Libris Juris blog - FREE #Lexis #CLE Tomorrow: Breached! An Inside Look at Cybersecurity for Law Firms http://ow.ly/iqEc50I2OgV

The Law Library celebrates the legal career and monumental contributions of Justice #ThurgoodMarshall through a digital ...
02/21/2022

The Law Library celebrates the legal career and monumental contributions of Justice #ThurgoodMarshall through a digital exhibit in his honor. Visit it here: http://ow.ly/HJMb50I0iT9 #BHM2022 #BlackHistoryMonth #BlackHistory #BlackHistory365 #SCOTUS

Join us next Thursday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. Central for a free, virtual #TexasCLE from #Lexis called, “Breached! An Inside...
02/18/2022

Join us next Thursday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. Central for a free, virtual #TexasCLE from #Lexis called, “Breached! An Inside Look at Cybersecurity for Law Firms.” Click for more info and a link to register: http://ow.ly/oify50HWxvg

Join us TODAY at 4 p.m. CT for a free, virtual #TexasCLE entitled, “80 Years Later: The Legacy of Japanese American Inca...
02/17/2022

Join us TODAY at 4 p.m. CT for a free, virtual #TexasCLE entitled, “80 Years Later: The Legacy of Japanese American Incarceration and Korematsu v. The United States.” Click for details and a link to register: http://ow.ly/kwS850HWy01

New on the Ex Libris Juris blog - Legal Visionary Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray and the Fight Against "Jane Crow" #BHM2022 #Blac...
02/16/2022
Legal Visionary Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray and the Fight Against "Jane Crow" — Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library

New on the Ex Libris Juris blog - Legal Visionary Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray and the Fight Against "Jane Crow" #BHM2022 #BlackHistoryMonth http://ow.ly/T58J50HWNpI

Civil rights and women’s rights activist, lawyer, scholar, poet, and Episcopal priest Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray was the first to use the term “Jane Crow” to describe the racism and misogyny African-American women faced in the post-Reconstruction era leading up to the civil rights movement. Their* ...

Our LexisNexis Digital Library eBook collection now includes over 750 ABA titles. Request a free account today to explor...
02/16/2022

Our LexisNexis Digital Library eBook collection now includes over 750 ABA titles. Request a free account today to explore these new additions and more: http://ow.ly/IzaY50HWx7G

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New on the Ex Libris Juris blog - Harriet Tubman Day 2022 http://ow.ly/zCvG50IhjiV #HarrietTubman
Our physical location is now open! To make an appointment and read about our current policies and procedures, go to: https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/reopening
Today is International Women’s Day, and this year’s theme is #BreakTheBias. You can read more about the theme here: http://ow.ly/z1my50Ieb6C #IWD2022
Today at 6 p.m.! Are you working on a legal issue without a lawyer? Presented in partnership with Harris County Public Library's Aldine Branch Library, learn about services and resources from the Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library. Join on your computer or mobile app: https://bit.ly/3oQqRAH
The Law Library is reopening its physical location this Thursday, March 10, 2022. Go to our Reopening webpage to read about our procedures and to make an appointment: http://ow.ly/QWIu50IcfqJ
Free #TexasCLE now available on demand: “80 Years Later: The Legacy of Japanese American Incarceration and Korematsu v. The United States.” Accredited by the State Bar of Texas for 2.0 hours of MCLE and 1.0 hour of Ethics through January 31, 2023. https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/korematsu-cle
New on the Ex Libris Juris blog - Mind the Gap and #BreakTheBias during Women's History Month 2022 http://ow.ly/wCTI50IavHy #NationalWomensHistoryMonth2022 #WomensHistoryMonth #EqualPay
Law Library Operational Update: Limited Reopening Starting March 10 - https://mailchi.mp/911c6737b4ac/free-cle-from-the-harris-county-law-library-13437452
The Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library is offering a free #CLE on 3/17/2022 called, "Intermediate Legal Research on Westlaw." #TexasCLE - 1.0 hour MCLE. Credit generously provided by the vendor. #Westlaw #LegalResearch
In partnership with HCPL's Aldine Branch Library, one of our librarians will be talking about the law library's services and resources next Tuesday, March 8, 6-7 p.m. Tune in for free!
New on the Ex Libris Juris blog - Law Library Update: Limited Reopening Starting March 10, 2022 http://ow.ly/x4As50I7scb
New on the Ex Libris Juris blog - Black Saddle Clubs and the Legacy of African American Cowboys #BHM2022 http://ow.ly/GmW850I77V6