Issue #25
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Focus on. . .
Whose Water Is It? (And How Much is It Worth?)
An overview of the increasingly controversial issue of water rights in Texas, and recent developments that will affect not only our use of water, but our purchase of land that may have water under it

Results of the 2001 Division Employment Survey
How much do we make? Where do we work, and for whom? What benefits do we recieve?  Texas paralegals reveal all this—and more—in our first state-wide survey.

Senate Concurrent Resolution
The text of S.C.R. 69, establishing October 23 as Legal Assistants Day in Texas. Celebrate!

Hot "Cites"

When “Some Policy” Is Not “Enough Policy”
A recent Supreme Court case addresses what employers need to know about harassment policies, and when a little may not be quite enough to protect them and their employees

Wrestling with Qualified Immunity in §1983 Litigation
A recent Supreme Court decision provides an update to last issue’s article

Legal Research 101: Class Three
More research tips: Learn how to accurately cite the sources of your research

Et Al.

2001–2002 Board of Directors, Annual Meeting Highlights

Exceptional Pro Bono Service Award:
Christy Lawrence

2001-2002 Board of Directors



President's Message

Editor's Note



The Ethics of Reporting Unethical Behavior

web Wizards
Head Injury Websites


Everyone likes to see their name in print...well...almost everyone! If you would like to see your’s, all you have to do is submit an article to The Texas Paralegal Journal. It doesn’t have to be a tome—it can be as short as one-half page. Or if you have more to say, you can take up to five (5) single-spaced, typewritten pages. If you need ideas, take a look at the following suggestion: 
Criminal Law: Concealed Handgun Law; Pre-Litigation: Subrogation, Interview Techniques, Obtaining a Proper Witness Statement; Litigation: Trial Notebooks, Organization of Complex Document Production, Use of Databases, "On-the-Road" (working on a case out of your immediate area-what you need to know); Corporate/Business Law; Immigration; Environmental Law; Maritime and Admiralty
Products Liability; Medical Malpractice (including the role of the nurse/paralegal); Real Estate; Entertainment and Intellectual Property; Non-Traditional Roles for Legal Assistants; Pro Bono

These are only a few ideas for potential articles. If you feel you don’t have anything to contribute, you probably know someone who does. Either contact them directly, or let us know their information and we will track them down.  We are also looking for suggestions for "Paralegal Pointers" "Law & Disorder" and our "Web Wizards" columns.  Also welcome are your comments and criticisms of our publications and website.

To share your ideas or submit an article, please contact:

Norma Hackler, Coorinator
Legal Assistants Division
P. O. Box 1375
Manchaca, TX 78652
512/280-1776 (o)
512/291-1170 (fax) 


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