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Bearings Legal Resources is an independent legal publisher that provides Texas lawyers with exceptional legal resources. Our mission is to enhance understanding of legal issues through thoughtful information design and a relentless commitment to accuracy, clarity, and currency.

Although the Bearings name is new to the publishing scene, our three founders are not. For several decades, Kelly Beam, Greg Otterson, and Jason Wilson—all Texas lawyers—helped build and grow the O’Connor’s legal-publishing brand. As O’Connor’s former Director of Operations, Director of Business Development, and Vice President, all three recognized how constricted the legal-resource market became and how few choices Texas lawyers had after the O’Connor’s brand was acquired. Eager to bring independent legal publishing back to Texas, they founded Bearings Legal Resources.

At our core, we value what Texas lawyers value: the integrity and usability of our products; fair and transparent pricing; and personal customer service. With a collective 60 years of legal publishing experience already under our belt, Bearings is eager to serve the legal community. We are a company built by Texas lawyers for Texas lawyers.

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  • Volume 1
    • Over 900 pages of commentaries covering:
      • Client Intake
      • Presuit Evaluation & Investigation
      • Pleading Practice
      • Injunctions & Other Provisional Relief
      • Motion Practice
  • Volume 2
    • Texas Rules of Civil Procedure (annotated)
    • Texas Rules of Evidence (annotated)
    • Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure
  • Index with page numbers
    Editorial Board
    • Kurt Arnold
    • Andrew Gould
    • Yvonne Ho
    • Jennifer Judge
    • Ayesha Najam
    • Gaines West
    • Richard Whiteley

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      Texas Civil Litigation: Rules & Commentaries
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      Special Judicial & Law Student Discounts

      At Bearings, we’re invested in future lawyers and our judiciary. If you’re a Texas judge
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      Editorial Board
      • Yvonne Ho
      • Mark Lanier
      • Michael Shaunessy
      • Gaines West
      • S. Scott West

      Available Now in Print & Digital

      The  Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code is sometimes called the “bread and butter” of litigation practice, and Bearings has developed the preeminent annotated edition for Texas practitioners. We have annotated over 2500 cases—leaving no stone unturned—to provide greater understanding of the code and to expedite research. Additional unique features, such as topical annotation headings and highlighted statutory definitions, facilitate quick and thorough statutory interpretation and analysis. And in Bearings’ CPRC, you’ll also find the Causes of Action Tables, which provide all the information you need, at a glance, to quickly assess the “key aspects” to over 60 causes of action.  


      • Civil Practice & Remedies Code:
        • Fully annotated with over 2500 cases
        • Includes the law governing:
          • Venue
          • Statute of limitations
          • Declaratory judgments
          • Extraordinary remedies (e.g., injunctions, receiverships)
          • Tort & governmental liability 
          • Proportionate responsibility & contribution
          • Medical malpractice
          • Texas Citizens Participation Act (TCPA)
          • Exemplary damages
          • Judgments
          • Settlement
          • ADR
          • Attorney fees
      • Select provisions from the following:
          • Texas Constitution
          • Alcohol & Beverage Code
          • Business & Commerce Code
          • Finance Code
          • Government Code
          • Insurance Code
          • Property Code
      • Special Features: Features include topical annotation headings, excerpts from important bill analyses, cross-references to relevant statutory definitions, cross-references to relevant rules & statutes, and complete legislative histories.
      • Causes of Action Tables: Tables that capture the elements, defenses, remedies, venue, and limitations for over 60 causes of action.
      • 2021 Legislation: All 2021 legislative changes are presented in strike-through and underscore.

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      Help us grow! It’s not easy being a small fish in a big pond, but the Bearings team is dedicated to Texas lawyers. If you believe in our mission to bring back excellent and accessible content, transparent pricing, and amazing customer service, please donate to our start-up effort today.

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