Issue #26
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Focus on. . .
Celebrate LAD's First 20 Years 
A look back at the history of the Division

Memories of 20 Years—Happy Birthday, LAD!
Members share their memories and some words of wisdom.

The Summary Jury Trail
A relatively new, but very effective ADR process.

Protecting Privileged Documents
A summary of privileges, processes and procedures that the attorney and paralegal need to be aware of.

Hot "Cites"

Legal Research 101: Class Four Legal Encyclopedias:
their use
s and limitations.



The State Law Library in Austin
A valuable, but little known, resource that you need to know about! 

Investing Guidelines for Changing Times
Some helpful advice on how to invest in these uncertain financial times.

Et Al.

Notice of Nominations/Election of President-Elect

Notice of Director Election

State Bar Legal Assistant Committee Chair Takes a New Seat

LAU, Excellent as Usual
A summary of the events of the recent LAU in Dallas.

LAU 2001—A Success; Thank You, Sponsors


President's Message

Editor's Note


Notes & Memos

web Wizards


Everyone likes to see their name in print...well...almost everyone! If you would like to see yours, 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, Coordinator
Legal Assistants Division
P. O. Box 1375
Manchaca, TX 78652
512/280-1776 (o)
512/291-1170 (fax) 


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