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Resources for Tough Times

The American Bar Association created a portal of resources to help its members weather the economic downturn and also a collection of resources for bar associations. Inspired by this, we've created this page of free State Bar of Texas resources we hope you find helpful. If you have questions or ideas, please email us.

Remember to visit MyBarPage on TexasBar.com to manage all your member information online - including free online legal research, your MCLE records, attorney profile, practice areas, dues, section memberships, and more.

Job Search/Networking

Career Center
Post your resume for free and search jobs posted by the nation's leading law firms, corporate legal departments, and government agencies.

Texas Bar Circle
Join our social and professional network for Texas lawyers. More than 14,000 attorneys have joined this private network, where they're making connections and finding opportunities.

Free Legal Research

Casemaker and Fastcase: Free online legal research is available to all Texas attorneys. Casemaker includes case law from all 50 states and expanded federal libraries, in addition to Casecheck+, CiteCheck, and Casemaker Digest. Fastcase includes opinions of the Supreme Court of Texas and courts of appeal back to 1 Tex. 1 (1846), U.S. Supreme Court opinions back to 1 U.S. 1,the Texas Constitution, and 70 other Texas-specific legal research libraries.

Savings

Member Discounts: Bar members are entitled to discounts on products and services including car rental, clothing, computer hardware and software, delivery services, office supplies, and many more merchant discounts.

Professional Development

Free Online CLE Classes and Articles: TexasBarCLE offers free CLE classes six times per year for MCLE credit. Members also have access to a number of free CLE articles from the TexasBarCLE online library.

Ten Minute Mentor: An online collection of free instructional videos from leading lawyers in their areas of expertise.

Practice Management

Law Practice Management Program: This program offers a number of free resources for attorneys who need advice on starting and maintaining a practice. Other resources include online classes, a self-assessment tool, product reviews, 'how to' brochures, and more.

Contingency Planning for Closing a Law Practice
An attorney’s illness, incapacity, or even suspension due to misconduct, can result in the temporary or permanent closure of a practice. Your law firm needs a contingency plan in case this happens.  

Stress Management

Texas Lawyers' Assistance Program (TLAP): TLAP provides for the identification, peer intervention, and rehabilitation of any Texas attorney or law student whose professional performance is impaired because of substance abuse, dependency, or mental health disorders.

Solo and Small Firm

Solo and Small Firm Resource Center: the ABA's website provides practice management advice, business development strategies, career guidance, advice for handling problem cases and clients, technology reviews, and networking events.

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