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.
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As we continue to stay vigilant under Harris County COVID-19 Threat Level 3 - Moderate (Stay Vigilant), appointments are required to visit the Law Library and enhanced safety procedures will be in place to help limit COVID-19 transmission at the Law Library. Public hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; to review the current procedures and make an appointment, go to: https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/reopening. To email the Law Library, go to: https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/email-reference.

Operating as usual

New on the Ex Libris Juris blog: Legal Research with a Side of Vaccine - resource from Harris County Public Healthlth ht...
07/22/2021
Legal Research with a Side of Vaccine — Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library

New on the Ex Libris Juris blog: Legal Research with a Side of Vaccine - resource from Harris County Public Healthlth https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2021/7/22/legal-research-with-a-side-of-vaccine

At the Law Library, we want to connect our patrons with the most useful legal and government information available. During this time of public health concern, information about obtaining a COVID-19 vaccine is of peak concern, and it is clear why. In recent months, the Centers for Disease Control and

New on the Ex Libris Juris blog - Hot Diggity! It's National Hot Dog Day (Month)! http://ow.ly/3kQi50FADGr
07/21/2021
Hot Diggity! It's National Hot Dog Day (Month)! — Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library

New on the Ex Libris Juris blog - Hot Diggity! It's National Hot Dog Day (Month)! http://ow.ly/3kQi50FADGr

You can hot dog, be hot dog, and exclaim Hot Dog! Of course, you can eat a hot dog, or you can try to add your name to Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest Hall of Fame by downing more than 76 hot dogs in 10 minutes. You can also do all of that while watching wiener dog races. There are Coneys, Chicago

New on the Ex Libris Juris blog: Latest & Greatest - The Adoption Law Handbook: Practice, Resources, and Forms for Famil...
07/20/2021
Latest & Greatest - The Adoption Law Handbook: Practice, Resources, and Forms for Family Law Professionals — Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library

New on the Ex Libris Juris blog: Latest & Greatest - The Adoption Law Handbook: Practice, Resources, and Forms for Family Law Professionals http://ow.ly/mLrK50FzT8X

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. To shed some light on this often complicated process, attorney an

07/19/2021
Occupational Driver’s License

Occupational Driver’s License: Information & forms are available from TexasLawHelp here: http://ow.ly/DdfQ50FySij

If your driver’s license was suspended or revoked you may still be allowed to drive under certain circumstances if you get an occupational driver’s license (ODL). An occupational driver’s license is a special restricted license that lets you drive a non-commercial vehicle for work, school or t...

Congrats to our deputy director who received the Houston Bar Association President's Award for outstanding service as co...
07/16/2021

Congrats to our deputy director who received the Houston Bar Association President's Award for outstanding service as co-chair of the HBA Law Week Committee. Learn more about the work of the Law Week Committee at https://www.hba.org/?pg=Law-Week-Activities.

The Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library is a part of the Office of Christian Menefee, Harris County Attorney's Office.

Congrats to our deputy director who received the Houston Bar Association President's Award for outstanding service as co-chair of the HBA Law Week Committee. Learn more about the work of the Law Week Committee at https://www.hba.org/?pg=Law-Week-Activities.

The Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library is a part of the Office of Christian Menefee, Harris County Attorney's Office.

For #PetFireSafetyDay, check out ways to keep your pet safe from the American Red Cross: http://ow.ly/iaVA50FsU97
07/15/2021
Pet Fire Safety

For #PetFireSafetyDay, check out ways to keep your pet safe from the American Red Cross: http://ow.ly/iaVA50FsU97

According to the United States Fire Administration, an estimated 500,000 pets are affected annually by fires. Learn how to protect your pets today.

New on the Ex Libris Juris blog - The 411 on Advance Child Tax Credit Payments in 2021 #ChildTaxCredits http://ow.ly/LQ0...
07/14/2021
The 411 on Advance Child Tax Credit Payments in 2021 — Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library

New on the Ex Libris Juris blog - The 411 on Advance Child Tax Credit Payments in 2021 #ChildTaxCredits http://ow.ly/LQ0u50Fw8TC

Starting tomorrow, July 15, “ The IRS will pay half the total [Child Tax Credit] amount in advance monthly payments. ” These payments, occurring on the 15th of each month, will be “ in the amount of up to $300 a month per child under age 6 and up to $250 a month per child under age 18. These f...

Congrats to our director on receiving the American Association of Law Libraries Robert L. Oakley Advocacy Award at the A...
07/14/2021

Congrats to our director on receiving the American Association of Law Libraries Robert L. Oakley Advocacy Award at the AALL 2021 Annual Meeting and Conference in recognition of her efforts to improve access to justice in Harris County!

Congrats to our director on receiving the American Association of Law Libraries Robert L. Oakley Advocacy Award at the AALL 2021 Annual Meeting and Conference in recognition of her efforts to improve access to justice in Harris County!

We’re hiring! Seeking an Assistant Law Librarian to join our innovative team. Details and application instructions are a...
07/14/2021
We Are Hiring: Seeking an Assistant Law Librarian to Join Our Team — Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library

We’re hiring! Seeking an Assistant Law Librarian to join our innovative team. Details and application instructions are available here: http://ow.ly/oJlF50Fu605

The Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library is a center of innovation for public law library services and access to justice in the nation's third most populous county. We're looking for an assistant law librarian to join our growing team to provide reference services at our physical and virtu

New on the Ex Libris Juris blog: Latest & Greatest – Building a Better Law Office: Become a Better Lawyer in Five Minute...
07/13/2021
Latest & Greatest – Building a Better Law Office: Become a Better Lawyer in Five Minutes a Day — Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library

New on the Ex Libris Juris blog: Latest & Greatest – Building a Better Law Office: Become a Better Lawyer in Five Minutes a Day http://ow.ly/CHBt50Fv2cl

Whether you’ve been a lawyer for decades or whether you are an attorney just starting out, you could benefit from reading Building a Better Law Practice: Become a Better Lawyer in Five Minutes a Day . In his preface, author Jeremy W. Richter points out that being a good lawyer requires continuall

#OnThisDay in 1909, Congress passed the 16th Amendment, giving the federal government authority to tax incomes.
07/12/2021

#OnThisDay in 1909, Congress passed the 16th Amendment, giving the federal government authority to tax incomes.

#OnThisDay in 1909, Congress passed the 16th Amendment, giving the federal government authority to tax incomes.

New on the Ex Libris Juris blog: TexasLawHelp.org Provides Information and Forms for Serving Court Documents in Texas Fa...
07/08/2021

New on the Ex Libris Juris blog: TexasLawHelp.org Provides Information and Forms for Serving Court Documents in Texas Family Law Cases #AccessToJustice #FamilyLaw https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2021/7/8/texaslawhelporg-provides-information-and-forms-for-serving-court-documents-in-texas-family-law-cases

New on the Ex Libris Juris blog: TexasLawHelp.org Provides Information and Forms for Serving Court Documents in Texas Family Law Cases #AccessToJustice #FamilyLaw https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2021/7/8/texaslawhelporg-provides-information-and-forms-for-serving-court-documents-in-texas-family-law-cases

New on the Ex Libris Juris blog: Fifth Circuit Holds State Bar of Texas May Not Mandate Membership as It Is Currently St...
07/07/2021
Fifth Circuit Holds State Bar of Texas May Not Mandate Membership as It Is Currently Structured — Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library

New on the Ex Libris Juris blog: Fifth Circuit Holds State Bar of Texas May Not Mandate Membership as It Is Currently Structured #bardues http://ow.ly/Ptjy50Fr0bY

On July 2, 2021, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion related to mandatory membership in the State Bar of Texas. Among other things, the Court held : “[t]he Bar is engaged in non-germane activities, so compelling the plaintiffs to join it violates their First Amendment rights.” T...

New on the Ex Libris Juris blog - We Are Hiring: Seeking an Assistant Law Librarian to Join Our Team https://www.harrisc...
07/06/2021
We Are Hiring: Seeking an Assistant Law Librarian to Join Our Team — Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library

New on the Ex Libris Juris blog - We Are Hiring: Seeking an Assistant Law Librarian to Join Our Team https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2021/7/6/we-are-hiring-seeking-an-assistant-law-librarian-to-join-our-team

The Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library is a center of innovation for public law library services and access to justice in the nation's third most populous county. We're looking for an assistant law librarian to join our growing team to provide reference services at our physical and virtu

New on the Ex Libris Juris blog: Latest & Greatest - Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court #SCOTUS #Sup...
07/06/2021
Latest & Greatest - Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court — Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library

New on the Ex Libris Juris blog: Latest & Greatest - Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court #SCOTUS #SupremeCourt https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2021/7/6/latest-amp-greatest-shortlisted-women-in-the-shadows-of-the-supreme-court

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 Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library is closed today, July 5, 2021, in observance of Independence Day.
07/05/2021

The Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library is closed today, July 5, 2021, in observance of Independence Day.

The Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library is closed today, July 5, 2021, in observance of Independence Day.

The Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library  will be closed on Monday, July 5, 2021, in observance of Independenc...
07/02/2021

The Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library will be closed on Monday, July 5, 2021, in observance of Independence Day.

The Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library will be closed on Monday, July 5, 2021, in observance of Independence Day.

Know Before You Glow: Visit the Harris County Fire Marshal’s webpage on “Fireworks Information for Harris County” before...
07/01/2021

Know Before You Glow: Visit the Harris County Fire Marshal’s webpage on “Fireworks Information for Harris County” before celebrating this weekend: http://ow.ly/QX6K50FkT3x

Know Before You Glow: Visit the Harris County Fire Marshal’s webpage on “Fireworks Information for Harris County” before celebrating this weekend: http://ow.ly/QX6K50FkT3x

New on the Ex LIbris Juris blog: Latest & Greatest – Estate Planning for the Muslim Client http://ow.ly/5KBH50FmM8E
07/01/2021
Latest & Greatest – Estate Planning for the Muslim Client — Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library

New on the Ex LIbris Juris blog: Latest & Greatest – Estate Planning for the Muslim Client http://ow.ly/5KBH50FmM8E

Estate plans are drafted to facilitate the transfer of one’s wealth upon death to designated beneficiaries. What happens when your client is a devout Muslim who wants to plan and distribute his estate in accordance with his religious beliefs and convictions as well as Islamic inheritance law? In t...

New on Ex Libris Juris: Latest & Greatest – Estate Planning for the Muslim Client  https://www.harriscountylawlibrar...
07/01/2021
Latest & Greatest – Estate Planning for the Muslim Client — Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library

New on Ex Libris Juris: Latest & Greatest – Estate Planning for the Muslim Client https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/ex-libris-juris/2019/9/16/latest-amp-greatest-estate-planning-for-the-muslim-client

Estate plans are drafted to facilitate the transfer of one’s wealth upon death to designated beneficiaries. What happens when your client is a devout Muslim who wants to plan and distribute his estate in accordance with his religious beliefs and convictions as well as Islamic inheritance law? In t...

Thank you to all our followers on this #SocialMediaDay!
06/30/2021

Thank you to all our followers on this #SocialMediaDay!

Thank you to all our followers on this #SocialMediaDay!

New on the Ex Libris Juris blog -  A Matter of Statutory Interpretation: Texas Supreme Court Declares Amazon Is Not a Se...
06/30/2021

New on the Ex Libris Juris blog - A Matter of Statutory Interpretation: Texas Supreme Court Declares Amazon Is Not a Seller Under Texas Products Liability Law #TexasSupremeCourt #Amazon http://ow.ly/ATyq50FlRR0

New on the Ex Libris Juris blog - A Matter of Statutory Interpretation: Texas Supreme Court Declares Amazon Is Not a Seller Under Texas Products Liability Law #TexasSupremeCourt #Amazon http://ow.ly/ATyq50FlRR0

Reminder: the Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library is currently open by appointment only, Monday - Friday, fro...
06/29/2021

Reminder: the Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library is currently open by appointment only, Monday - Friday, from 10 am to 4 pm. More details and the link to make an appointment are available on our Reopening webpage: https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/reopening

Reminder: the Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library is currently open by appointment only, Monday - Friday, from 10 am to 4 pm. More details and the link to make an appointment are available on our Reopening webpage: https://www.harriscountylawlibrary.org/reopening

New on the Ex Libris Juris blog - Please STAN(d) By: A Law Librarian Will Be with You Shortly #AccessToJustice http://ow...
06/29/2021
Please STAN(d) By: A Law Librarian Will Be with You Shortly — Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library

New on the Ex Libris Juris blog - Please STAN(d) By: A Law Librarian Will Be with You Shortly #AccessToJustice http://ow.ly/zykJ50FkX1I

The latest addition to the Harris County Robert W. Hainsworth Law Library is STAN (Synchronous Touchless Assistive Node), a virtual presence device that is stationed in the Law Library Lobby. A librarian operates STAN from inside the library, where they greet and direct patrons of the Law Library.

The CDC has extended its eviction moratorium until July 31. Lone Star Legal Aid has the required declaration form availa...
06/28/2021
Eviction Moratorium Extended Until the End of July

The CDC has extended its eviction moratorium until July 31. Lone Star Legal Aid has the required declaration form available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese on their website: https://lonestarlegal.blog/2021/06/24/eviction-moratorium-extended-until-the-end-of-july/ #eviction

With at least 4 million Texans having filed for unemployment since the beginning of the pandemic, there has been a significant increase in eviction cases as well. Tenants and landlords have been aw…

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