1999 Lawsuit Reforms
Legal Self-Help

For a summary of lawsuit reforms adopted in 1999 follow the links below:

Y2K
Contingency Fee Contracts With State Government
Gun Maker Lawsuits
Honest Job References
Legal Self-Help
Juror Protection
Good Samaritan Law/Charitable Immunity
Good Samaritan Law/Defibrillator Use

Many people rely on affordable self-help law products to handle routine legal problems. This law makes self-help legal aides accessible by exempting, from the “practice of law”, printed materials, internet sites or computer software items that clearly indicate they were not prepared by an individual licensed to practice law in Texas. The legislation was passed in response to legal actions against Nolo Press, publisher of 150 self-help law products.

Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse

2500 City West Boulevard, Suite 300 • Houston, Texas 77042
E-mail: sosueme@ • Administrative: (713) 267-2302 • Fax: (713) 267-2267