> The Texas case law includes the Supreme Court of Texas (1840-current), the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (1876-current) and the Texas Court of Civil Appeals and the Texas Court of Appeals (1892-current).
> Contains unpublished decisions of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (January 2004-current)
> The Federal case law section includes the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, as well as the U.S. District Court and Bankruptcy Courts for the State of Texas.
Official website. Contains opinions/orders. Search by case, opinion, oral arguments, and briefs (when filed) and rules & Standards. Contains links to each of the Texas appellate courts. Coverage: October 1997-current.
Reports of the State of Texas Courts in Print
NOTE: The print South Western Reporter is produced by West Publishing. The online Nexis Uni is produced by LexisNexis (Reed Elsevier). While the case decisions reported are identical, annotations and other supplementary materials will differ.
Location: JPL 3rd Floor KFT1257 .T4 (v. 2-v. 42, Descriptive Word Index A-Z, Table of Cases A-Z, Words and Phrases A-Z)
Encyclopedic arrangement of Texas Court cases and principles law applied there. Uses West key number digest system.
Location: JPL 3rd Floor KFT1257 .T42 (v. 1 - v. 69, Descriptive Word Index A-Z, Table of Cases A-Z, Words and Phrases A-Z) (no longer received)
Covers state and federal cases decided since 1935. Encyclopedic arrangement of Texas Court cases and principles law applied there. Uses West key number digest system.
Texas Reports: Opinions of the Supreme Court of Texas
(2nd Floor Permanent Reserve) 2014
Provides review information (dismissed, denied, or refused) for Texas Court of Appeals opinions reported in the South Western Reporter, 1st series, from volume 20 and later. Vols. supplemented weekly by the cumulative table in West's Texas cases advance sheets.
The fifth largest organization of lawyers in the U.S. The State Bar Act, adopted by the Legislature in 1939, mandates that all attorneys licensed to practice law in Texas be members of the State Bar. Site includes an attorney search, information on selecting a lawyer along with background information on the Texas legal system.
Portal to Texas History
James Wilmer Dallam
Microfilm: JPL 4th Floor Microfilm Cabinet: F381 .T4 reel 37, no. 1577
Cases are also included in the Texas State section in Nexis Uni
The Supreme Court of the Republic of Texas met from 1840 to 1845. Opinions of this court were originally published in newspapers but were later gathered in Dallam's Digest for 1840-1844.