Travis County Law Library & Self-Help Center

314 West 11th, Austin, TX 78701      PH: 512-854-8677  Fax: 512-854-9887

Most of the Travis County Law Library’s collection is in electronic format. You are welcomed to access the Lexis databases on our public access computers.

Few of the law library’s books may be checked out. The law library provides a public access copier. The charge to photo copy is 20 cents per page.

Bankruptcy

  • Bankruptcy Code (2014): LexisNexis / Matthew Bender
  • Bankruptcy Code Rules & Forms Pamphlet 2015: West Publishing
  • Bankruptcy Courts and Procedures: James Publishing
  • Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, 11th ed.: Nolo Press
  • Collier Bankruptcy Manual (2014): LexisNexis / Matthew Bender
  • Collier Handbook for Trustees and Debtors in Possession (2014): LexisNexis / Matthew Bender
  • Collier Portable Bankruptcy Pamphlet (2014): LexisNexis / Matthew Bender

 

Business & Contracts

  • Lawyer’s Guide to the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (2012): LexisNexis / Matthew Bender
  • Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business, 12th ed.: Nolo Press
  • Limited Liability Company (2013): James Publishing
  • Mechanics Liens Drafting and Enforcing (2002): University of Houston
  • Mechanics Liens Law and Strategies in Texas (2004): National Business Institute
  • O’Connor’s Business & Commerce Code Plus: Jones McClure
  • O’Connor’s Business and Organizations Code Plus: Jones McClure
  • Start a Business in Texas, 8th ed.: Sphinx
  • Tax guide for buying and selling a business (2013): Knowles Publishing
  • Texas Business Organizations Forms Manual (2013): State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Collections Manual (2012): State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Corporation & Partnership Laws Pamphlet: West Publishing
  • Texas Deceptive Trade Practice Act Forms and Practice Guide (2012): James Publishing
  • Texas Practice Guide : Business and Commercial Litigation: West Publishing
  • Texas Practice Guide : Business Entities: West Publishing
  • Texas Practice Guide : Business Transactions: West Publishing
  • Texas Practice Guide : Creditors Rights: West Publishing
  • Texas Practice Guide : Financial Transactions: West Publishing
  • Texas Practice Series : Business Organizations: West Publishing
  • Texas Practice Series : Consumer Rights and Remedies: West Publishing
  • Texas Practice Series : Contract Law, V49: West Publishing
  • Texas Practice Series : Texas Consumer Law Handbook: West Publishing
  • Complete Guide to Limited Liability Companies (2013): Knowles Publishing
  • Complete Guide to Mechanics and Materialmen's Liens Laws: LexisNexis / Matthew Bender
  • Consultant and Independent Contractor Agreement, 5th ed.: Nolo Press
  • Credit Repair, 9th ed.: Nolo Press
  • Deceptive Trade Practices Act Forms and Practices Guide Desk Book (2012): James Publishing
  • How to Form a Non-Profit Corporation, 8th ed.: Nolo Press

 

Civil Rights/ Constitution

  • Before Brown : Heman Marrion Sweatt, Thurgood Marshall, the Long Road to Justice: University of Texas Press
  • Civil Rights Actions: LexisNexis / Matthew Bender
  • Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Federal Information Disclosure (2013): West Publishing
  • Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts (2013): West Publishing
  • Government Discrimination (2013): West Publishing
  • Police Misconduct Law and Litigation (2012): West Publishing
  • Prosecutorial Misconduct 2nd ed. (2013)

 

Criminal law

  • Administrative License Revocation Manual (2012): Knowles Publishing
  • Appeals to the 5th Circuit
  • Basic Criminal Procedure Course Book 13th ed. (2012) (Kamisar, LaFave): West Publishing
  • Crime in Texas: University of Texas Press
  • Criminal Defense Techniques (Stacks, Garfield): LexisNexis / Matthew Bender
  • Criminal Evidence Trial Manual For Texas Lawyers:
  • Criminal Law Handbook: Nolo Press
  • Criminal Offences & Defenses in Texas: West Publishing
  • Criminal Practice Guide: LexisNexis / Matthew Bender
  • Criminal Procedure (LaFave) (2013): West Publishing
  • Defense of Drunk Driving Cases : Criminal/Civil (2010): LexisNexis / Matthew Bender
  • Entrapment Defense (2013): LexisNexis / Matthew Bender
  • Erisman's Reversible Errors In Texas Criminal Cases: Knowles Publishing
  • Extraneous offenses & uncharged conduct : Rule 404 (b), Texas and federal, criminal and civil: Knowles Publishing
  • Federal Post-conviction Remedies & Relief Handbook: West Publishing
  • Federal Sentencing Guide Manual: West Publishing
  • Hearsay Handbook, 4th ed., (2013): West Publishing
  • Jones on Evidence Civil and Criminal (2010): West Publishing
  • McCormick on Evidence (2013): West Publishing
  • O’Connor’s Texas Crimes and Consequences: Jones McClure
  • O’Connor’s Texas Criminal Codes Plus: Jones McClure
  • Search & Seizure (LaFave) (2013): West Publishing
  • Texas Criminal and Traffic Law Manual 2013-2014: LexisNexis / Matthew Bender
  • Texas Criminal Lawyer's Handbook: James Publishing
  • Texas Criminal Offenses & Defenses: West Publishing
  • Texas Criminal Practice Guide: LexisNexis / Matthew Bender
  • Texas Law & Practice :
  • Texas Practice Guide : Criminal Practice and Procedure: West Publishing
  • Texas Practice Series : Criminal Forms V7-8 : West Publishing
  • Texas Practice Series : Criminal Law V6 : West Publishing
  • Texas Practice Series V40-43B Criminal Practice and Procedure: West Publishing
  • Texas Rules of Evidence Trial Book: Juris Publishing
  • Texas Search & Seizure: Juris Publishing
  • Texas Sentencing (by Bradley, Texas Law and Practice Series): Juris Publishing

 

Discovery & Evidence (Civil & Criminal)

  • Deposing and Examining Doctors: James Publishing
  • Guerilla Discovery: James Publishing
  • Model Interrogatories: James Publishing
  • Nolo's Deposition Handbook: Nolo Press
  • O’Connor’s Texas Rules of Evidence Handbook: Jones McClure
  • Qualifying and Attacking Expert Witnesses: James Publishing
  • Texas Courtroom Evidence: LexisNexis / Matthew Bender
  • Texas Depositions: Knowles Publishing
  • Texas evidence : a user's guide to Texas civil evidence: Knowles Publishing
  • Texas Practice Guide : Evidence : West Publishing
  • Texas Practice Series V1-2 Rules of Evidence: West Publishing
  • Texas Rules of Evidence Manual: Juris Publishing

 

Employment

  • ADA Compliance Guide : Americans With Disabilities Act: Thompson Information Svcs.
  • Employer’s Legal Handbook: Nolo Press
  • Employment Evidence: James Publishing
  • Employment Law in a Nutshell: West Publishing
  • Federal Employment Codes Plus: Jones McClure
  • Litigating Employment Discrimination Cases: James Publishing
  • Texas Employment Law: James Publishing
  • Texas Practice Guide : Employment Practice: West Publishing
  • Texas Practice Series : Workers Compensation Law and Practice, V37: West Publishing
  • Workplace Privacy, 2nd ed.: Thompson Information Svcs.
  • Your Rights in the Workplace: Nolo Press

 

Ethics & Professional Conduct

  • Legal Ethics : Lawyers Desk Book on Professional Responsibility, (2015-2016): American Bar Association
  • Legal Malpractice (2014): West Publishing
  • Reaching Out or Overreaching : Judicial Ethics and Self-Represented Litigants, 2006: American Judicature Society
  • Texas Lawyers Professional Ethics: Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Texas Practice Series : Handbook of Texas Lawyer and Judicial Ethics, vols. 48-48b: West Publishing
  • Texas Professional Liability (Trial Lawyers Series): Knowles Publishing
  • Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure and Rules of Professional Conduct: State Bar of Texas

 

Family / Juvenile Law

  • 101+ Practical Solutions for the Family Lawyer, 3rd ed. (2013): America Bar Association
  • Adoption Law from Start to Finish (2011): National Business Institute
  • Court Appointed Legal Representation for Children in Family Law Cases (2010): LexisNexis / Matthew Bender
  • Family Law Client’s Essential Handbook: State Bar of Texas
  • Guide for “Aging Out” of Foster Care, 2008 ed. : Texas Foster Youth Justice Project
  • Legal Rights of Children (2013): West Publishing
  • Los Derechos de Padres Soltenos: Sphinx Publishing
  • Los Ninos Necesitan Tiempo con Ambos Patres: Travis County Domestic Relations Office
  • O’Conner’s Texas Family Law Handbook: Jones McClure
  • O’Connor’s Family Code Plus: Jones McClure
  • O’Connor’s Texas Family Law Handbook: Jones McClure
  • Texas Family Code Annotated (Sampson and Tindal): West Publishing
  • Texas Family Law : Practice and Procedure: LexisNexis / Matthew Bender
  • Texas Family Law Practice Manual: State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Juvenile Law : An Analysis of Juvenile Statutory:
  • Texas Marital Property Rights, 5th edition: Carolina Academic Press
  • Texas Practice Guide : Family Law: West Publishing
  • Texas Practice Series : Handbook of Texas Family Law, vol. 33: West Publishing
  • Texas Practice Series : Juvenile Law and Practice, vols. 29-29A : West Publishing
  • Texas Practice Series : Marital Property and Homestead: West Publishing
  • Unbundling Your Divorce : How to Find a Lawyer to Help You Help Yourself, rev. ed. 2006: Nexus Publishing Company

 

Form Books

  • O’Connor’s Texas Civil Forms: Jones McClure
  • Stevenson's Texas Legal Forms: West Publishing
  • Texas Forms: Legal and Business: West Publishing
  • Texas Forms: Pleading & Practice: West Publishing
  • Texas Litigation Guide (Dorsaneo): LexisNexis / Matthew Bender
  • Texas Transaction Guide: LexisNexis / Matthew Bender
  • Trial Lawyers' Series: Knowles Publishing
  • West’s Texas Forms: West Publishing

 

Government

  • Administrative Law and Process in a Nutshell: West Publishing
  • Administrative Law Handbook: Texas Attorney General’s Office
  • Civil Action Against State and Local Governments (2013): West Publishing
  • Freedom Info Act: West Publishing
  • Guidebook to the Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts: West Publishing

 

Local Government Law

  • Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability: Nolo Press
  • Social Security, Medicaid and Government Pensions (2013): Nolo Press
  • Texas Administrative Practice & Procedure (2015): LexisNexis / Matthew Bender
  • Texas Practice Guide : County and Special District Laws: West Publishing
  • Texas Practice Guide : Municipal Law and Practice: West Publishing

 

Immigration

  • Bender’s Immigration and Naturalization Act Pamphlet (2013): LexisNexis / Matthew Bender
  • H-1B Handbook (2015): West Publishing
  • Immigration Law and Procedures Desk Edition (2014): LexisNexis / Matthew Bender
  • Immigration Law and Procedures in a Nutshell: West Publishing

 

Insurance

  • Insurance Settlement Handbook (2012): James Publishing
  • Texas Practice Guide : Insurance Litigation: West Publishing

 

Juries and Jury Instructions

  • Federal Jury Instructions: West Publishing
  • Federal Jury Practice and Instructions: West Publishing
  • Jury Selection: West Publishing
  • Texas Criminal Jury Charges (McClung’s): James Publishing
  • Texas Criminal Pattern Jury Charges -- Crimes Against Persons: State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Criminal Pattern Jury Charges -- Defenses : State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Criminal Pattern Jury Charges -- General Negligence & Intentional Personal Torts: State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Criminal Pattern Jury Charges -- Intoxication and Controlled Substances: State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Criminal Pattern Jury Charges -- Property Crimes : State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Criminal Pattern Jury Charges --Malpractice, Premises & Products: State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Pattern Jury Charges - Business, Consumer, Insurance & Employment: State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Pattern Jury Charges - Family & Probate: State Bar of Texas

 

Practice & Procedure

  • Attorney's Practice Guide to Negotiations:
  • Closing Argument: the Art and the Law: West Publishing
  • Everybody's Guide to Small Claims Court: Nolo Press
  • Federal Civil Judicial Procedure and Rules: West Publishing
  • Manual Complex Litigation: West Publishing
  • O’Conner’s Texas Causes of Action: Jones McClure
  • O’Conner’s Texas Rules Civil Trials: Jones McClure
  • O’Connor’s Cause of Action Pleadings: Jones McClure
  • O’Connor’s CPRC Plus: Jones McClure
  • Represent Yourself in Court: Nolo Press
  • Texas Civil Trial and Appellate Procedure: LexisNexis / Matthew Bender
  • Texas Civil Trial Guide: LexisNexis / Matthew Bender
  • Texas Court of Appeals - Civil:
  • Texas Motion Practice Handbook: Knowles Publishing
  • Texas Objections: James Publishing
  • Texas Practice Guide : Alternative Dispute Resolution: West Publishing
  • Texas Practice Guide : Civil Pretrial: West Publishing
  • Texas Practice Guide : Civil Trial : West Publishing
  • Texas Practice Guide : Evidence : West Publishing
  • Texas Practice Series V2a Courtroom Handbook: West Publishing
  • Texas Pretrial Practice: James Publishing
  • Texas Rules of Court Federal: West Publishing
  • Texas Rules of Court State: West Publishing
  • Texas Small-Firm Practice Tools: James Publishing
  • Trial Practice Series -- Closing Argument: the Art and the Law: West Publishing

 

Primary Law

  • Code of Federal Regulations INDEX: West Publishing
  • O’Connor’s Texas Rules Civil Trials: Jones McClure
  • Rules of Court (State and Federal): West Publishing
  • Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code:
  • Texas Statutes (Vernon’s Annotated Texas statutes ): West Publishing
  • Texas Vernon’s Rules Annotated Civil: West Publishing
  • U.S. Code Annotated (Annotated Federal statutes): West Publishing

 

Probate/ Wills/ Estate & Trusts

  • Complete Executor’s Guide: Sphinx Publishing
  • Contingency Planning : The Texas Practitioners Guide to Powers of Attorney and Other Alternatives to Guardianship: State Bar of Texas
  • Elder law essentials : what every lawyer should know about representing the elderly client: Knowles Publishing
  • Estate Planning Basics: Nolo Press
  • Estate Planning for Blended Families: Nolo Press
  • Estate Planning Guide: Nolo Press
  • Estates and Trust Forms Manual: Knowles Publishing
  • Executor's Guide: Nolo Press
  • How to Probate and Settle and Estate in Texas: Sphinx Publishing
  • Mental Capacity: West Publishing
  • O’Connor’s Estate Code Plus: Jones McClure
  • Plan Your Estate: Nolo Press
  • Power of Attorney Handbook, 6th Edition: Sphinx Publishing
  • Special Needs Trust: Nolo Press
  • Texas Estate Planning: James Publishing
  • Texas Estate Planning (includes forms): LexisNexis / Matthew Bender
  • Texas Estate Planning and Probate Manual (Texas Law and Practice Series): Juris Publishing
  • Texas Forms Manual : A Guide to Texas Probate: Knowles Publishing
  • Texas Guardianship Manual (includes forms): State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Practice Guide : Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning: West Publishing
  • Texas Practice Guide: Probate: West Publishing
  • Texas Practice Series : Texas Elder Law: West Publishing
  • Texas Probate Forms and Procedure: James Publishing
  • Texas Probate System: State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Probate, Estate, and Trust Administration : LexisNexis / Matthew Bender
  • Texas Trusts and Clauses: James Publishing
  • Write Your Own Texas Will: Nolo Press

 

Property & Real Estate

    • Essential Guide to Real Estate Transactions: Sphinx Publishing
    • Every Landlord’s Tax Deduction Guide: Nolo Press
    • Every Landlord's Legal Guide: Nolo Press
    • Every Tenant's Legal Guide: Nolo Press
    • First Time Landlord: USA Today
    • Foreclosure: National Consumer Law Center
    • Landlords and Tenants Guide Special Report No. 866, (Rev. August 2011): Real Estate Center
    • Leases and Rental Agreements: Nolo Press
    • Legal Issues in Real Estate Foreclosure: National Business Institute
    • Neighbor Law: Nolo Press
    • O’Connor’s Texas Forms Real Estate: Jones McClure
    • Texas Construction Law Manual: West Publishing
    • Texas Foreclosure Manual: State Bar of Texas
    • Texas forms manual : a guide for real estate and title documentation: Knowles Publishing
    • Texas Home Owners Association Law: TexasHOAbook.com
    • Texas Practice Guide : Real Estate Litigation: West Publishing
    • Texas Practice Guide : Real Estate Transactions: West Publishing
    • Texas Practice Series : Land Titles and Title Examination v. 3-5: West Publishing
    • Texas Practice Series : Property Taxes: West Publishing
    • Texas Practice Series : Texas Environmental Law v. 45-46: West Publishing
    • Texas Practice Series : Texas Foreclosure Law and Practice: West Publishing
    • Texas Real Estate Forms Manual: State Bar of Texas
    • Texas Residential Construction Law Manual: West Publishing
    • Texas Title Insurance, 2012-2013 ed.: West Publishing
    • Working With Independent Contractors 6th ed. : Nolo Press
    • Zoning and Planning Desk Book 2012-2013 ed.: West Publishing

 

Research

  • Blacks Criminal Law Terms Handbook: West Publishing
  • Garner Manual of Legal Style: West Publishing
  • Legal Research: Nolo Press
  • Nolo's Encyclopedia of Everyday Law: Nolo Press
  • O’Connor’s Texas Civil Appeals: Jones McClure
  • Texas Digest : West Publishing
  • Texas Jurisprudence III: West Publishing
  • Vernon's Texas Statutes, Court Rules and Session Laws: West Publishing

 

Torts & Personal Injury

  • Handbook of Personal Injury Forms and Litigation Materials: West Publishing
  • How To Win Your Personal Injury Claim: Nolo Press
  • Medical Evidence : James Publishing
  • Modern Tort Law (2013): West Publishing
  • Personal Injury Forms: Discovery & Settlement : James Publishing
  • Personal Injury Hand Book: James Publishing
  • Slip & Fall Practice (2012): James Publishing
  • Texas Automobiles (Trial Lawyers Series): West Publishing
  • Texas damages (Trial Lawyers Series) (2013): Knowles Publishing
  • Texas Practice Guide : Torts: West Publishing
  • Texas Practice Guide : Personal Injury: West Publishing
  • Texas practice Series : Malpractice vols. 44-44A: West Publishing
  • Texas Torts and Remedies (2013): LexisNexis / Matthew Bender

 

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