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Trending @ O'Quinn: O'Connor's Texas Causes of Action

The O'Quinn Law Library is open to the public; legal practitioners and pro se litigants alike are welcome to visit the library to conduct legal research.  Are you interested in legal research, but feel unsure where to start?  Do you want to know if the O'Quinn Law Library collection includes something you need?  Then maybe learning about resources frequently used by other researchers can provide you with inspiration for your own research.

One of this month's most requested resources is O'Connor's Texas Causes of Action by Michol O'Connor.  Part of a series of litigation handbooks, this particular volume deals with the legal claims and defenses that may be raised in Texas courts.  This book is divided into four main parts: causes of action, liability, compensation, and defenses.  Researchers interested in learning about the law can review issues by subject, while legal professionals may appreciate the accompanying case citations and commentary.  Litigants may be…

Handbook of Texas Lawyer and Judicial Ethics

The Handbook of Texas Lawyer and Judicial Ethics is a three-volume set published annually by Thomson Reuters as part of their Texas Practice Series. The Handbook comprises volumes 48, 48A, and 48B of the series. (In the interest of full disclosure, I should also mention that one of the authors, Robert P. Schuwerk, is a professor emeritus here at the Law Center.)

This unique resource covers three bodies of Texas law: attorney tort liability, attorney discipline, and judicial discipline. It is designed to help lawyers and judges find answers to their ethical questions, but it may also be useful to law students and non-lawyers. For those interested in doing further research, the book contains frequent references to relevant West’s Key Numbers and C.J.S. sections. Discussions of case law, statutes, and ethics opinions in this edition have been updated through January 2017.
The work is divided into six parts. Part I deals with the standards of attorney tort liability. It discusses the vari…