In 1987, Congress passed a law designating March as Women’s History Month. In his proclamation, President Reagan called upon “all Americans to mark this month with appropriate observances to honor the achievements of American women.” The Harris County Law Library is doing its part to recognize this annual event and the continued commemoration of women’s roles in shaping our nation.
SELF HELP DIVORCE CLINIC
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 9:00am
Are you filing for divorce?
Are you representing yourself because you cannot afford an attorney?
Do you and your spouse agree to the divorce?
Houston Volunteer Lawyers can help. Sign up for the HVL Self Help Divorce Clinic, and meet with a volunteer attorney, one-on-one, to prepare what you need to complete your own divorce.
WHEN: February 24, 2016, 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: HARRIS COUNTY LAW LIBRARY (1019 Congress Avenue)
To sign up, complete this questionnaire.
If your case qualifies, a Houston Volunteer Lawyers staff member will call you to confirm that you qualify and to schedule your clinic appointment
This program will cover legal research techniques for using Lexis Advance, a powerful legal research platform that is available for free on the Harris County Law Library's research computers.
Speakers will cover the strengths and weaknesses of various legal research platforms and discuss best practices for finding good law efficiently using a variety of online resources.
This program will cover legal drafting techniques using tools available in the most widely-available word processing software, Microsoft Word. Key topics will include e-file formatting, legal citations, tables of authorities, and tables of contents, along with fonts, styles, headers and footers, and page and paragraph numbering.
How can social media be used to promote your law firm and reach potential clients? What are the best practices for managing your social media presence on multiple platforms? Are there ethical concerns to be aware of? Learn the answers to these questions and more at this free CLE program, brought to you by the Harris County Law Library.
Kristen Lee, J.D., Assistant County Attorney, Harris County Attorney's Office
Joseph Lawson, J.D., M.L.S., Deputy Director, Harris County Law Library
Heather Holmes, M.L.S., Assistant Law Librarian, Harris County Law Library
Date: October 27, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Harris County Law Library -- Harris County Attorney Conference Center, 1019 Congress Street, Houston, TX 77002
Total CLE Hours: 1.0
Ethics Hours Included: 0.25
The Law Library will present a three-part lecture series in collaboration with Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan and Gulf Coast Reads in October. Speakers will discuss legal perspectives on this year's Gulf Coast Read, The Train to Crystal City. Visit the RSVP page to register and for more information.
In conjunction with the upcoming CLE series on Immigration Law and Internment Camps in Texas, which will feature three seminars in the month of October, the Harris County Law Library is highlighting our collection of Immigration Law Resources. Throughout September, print materials on all aspects of immigration law will be on display. Treatises like Kurzban’s Immigration Law Sourcebook and a number of CLE coursebooks from TexasBarCLE will be featured. You’ll also find immigration law resources in the Law Library’s digital collection, including official immigration forms through Westlaw and the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal on HeinOnline.