Issue #27
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An Introduction to Animal Law 
An overview of the Animal Law specialty area and an update of bills recently passed

Estate Planning for Non-Human Family Members
Do you have a plan for the care of your pets in the event of your death? Here are some good tips and a plan that can work.

Hot "Cites"

Legal Research 101: Class Five
American Law Reports.



Investigators: When/Why to Hire One and What Kind of Investigator Do You Need?
What inquiring minds want to know! 

A Tax Deferred is a Tax Saved
Some timely tips for tax season.

The Notary Employee
What you need to know about notarizing documents.

Et Al.

Annual Meeting Notice

LAU Notice

web Wizards




President's Message

Editor's Note


Notes & Memos


Everyone likes to see their name in print...well...almost everyone! If you would like to see yourís, all you have to do is submit an article to The Texas Paralegal Journal. It doesnít have to be a tomeóit 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 donít 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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