Texas Legal & Mediation Resources

"Agreed Order to Mediate" Form

Attorneys and Paralegals are encouraged to use our "Agreed Order to Mediate" which is available for download via Microsoft Word format or PDF format. It includes the language that the parties agree that if on the day of mediation Party X has not paid for mediation, Party Y will be responsible at that time for Party X's cost of mediation and Party X on final orders will be responsible to fully reimburse Party Y for the cost of both Party X and Y's mediation fee, plus Party Y's reasonable attorneys fees. For more information, visit our Agreed Order to Mediate Form page.

Toolkit

The Texas Modern Mediation Toolkit is the free compliment to the State Bar of Texas' Family Lawyer's Essential Tool Kit. Each Toolkit is built with our data collection raw data template used by our CLE panelists, then formatted into the below cheat sheets. This FREE Toolkit is launched yearly at the FREE Texas Modern Mediation Conference, always on the Friday after MLK Day in January. For more information, visit our Toolkit page.

Technology Apps

These free, complimentary resources are for your Apple and Android mobile devices (phones, tablets, watches) and your PC's desktop web browsers (both Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge). They are designed to improve the efficiency of your preparation for and participation in successful mediations in civil, CPS, employment, family and small claims court cases.

Mediation Mobile App

From any Android or Apple iOS powered device (i.e., smart phones, tablets, iPads, etc.), this tool includes easy access to mediation scheduling, mediation payment, mediation preparation, our mediation toolkit, mediation CLE registration, legal vendors, legal news, tour CPS & Family Violence cruise, and State Bar of Texas resources.

It also includes over a resource for Parties to prepare for mediation, a notepad courtroom notepad, a child support calculator, access to courts and counties information, drug testing resources statewide, CLE reporting, TLAP direct dial for lawyers needing assistance, a flashlight, the local weather, mortgage and basic calculators and a QR Code reader.

This is the first and only mobile app in Texas for mediation scheduling and related resources. For more information on this free resource, visit our Texas Modern Mediation Mobile App page.

Mediation Watch App

From any Apple Watch or Google Wear OS/Android powered smart watch, this tool includes easy access to mediation scheduling, mediation payment, mediation preparation, our mediation toolkit, mediation CLE registration, legal vendors, legal news, tour CPS & Family Violence cruise, and State Bar of Texas resources.

It also includes over a courtroom countdown timer for when judges gives you a specific time limit in hearings or trials.

We are also actively exploring development of this app for the Samsung Tizen OS which powers the popular Samsung Galaxy Watch. If this interests you, please send us your feedback!

This is the first and only mobile app in the USA for mediation scheduling and related resources. For more information on this free resource, visit our Texas Modern Mediation Watch App page.

Mediation Browser App

From your Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge desktop browser, this tool includes easy access to mediation scheduling, mediation payment, mediation preparation, our mediation toolkit, mediation CLE registration, legal vendors, legal news, tour CPS & Family Violence cruise, and State Bar of Texas resources.

It includes over 1,400 constantly updated mediation, family law and CPS bookmarks organized into folders which puts all these resources at your fingertips. It also features a toolbar to enhance your browser with a Print button, Share via Email button, a notepad that syncs with your Google account, and access to 190 different calculators including for the practice of law.

This is the first and only browser app in the USA for mediation scheduling and related resources. For more information on this free resource, visit our Texas Modern Mediation Browser App page.

Newsletter

The Texas Modern Mediation Newsletter is the most circulated family law and mediation newsletter to over 10,000 Texas attorneys, judges, paralegals and related professionals. It includes the latest mediation and Texas legal updates on free CLE events, mobile apps, legal news, watch apps, mediation forms, browser apps, the mediation toolkit and the general modernization of mediation. Sign up your entire law firm and colleagues! For more information, visit our Newsletter Signup & Archives page.

Contact Sheets: Harris County

These contacts helpsheets are available for free to use and share, but do not edit these copyrighted contents. Please laminate multiple copies for your colleagues, co-workers, paralegals, briefcase, vehicle, office and home. Laminate with 5 mm, 9" x 11.5" lamination pouches. See Office Depot and Amazon for lamination machines and use extra thick white paper.

Harris-County-Family-Courts-and-Contacts.pdf

Family Courts

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Harris-County-Probate-Courts.pdf

Probate Courts

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Harris-County-Misdemeanor-Courts.pdf

Misdemeanor Courts

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Legal Vendors

All our technology tools, toolkits, newsletter, downloadable orders and CLE events (each with 15 hours of CLE) are FREE thanks to the support of our sponsors and partners. Please consider these "best of class" vendors for any professional or personal needs to help you and your clients. For more information, visit our Vendors page.

Mediation Internships

We are constantly looking for law students and recent graduates waiting on their bar results to intern with us remotely. You will get the best modern mediation and family law experience in Texas! Participate in hundreds of mediations and hearings, connect with hundreds of attorneys and judges, gain multiple certifications and hit the ground running! All this and we don't even charge you! For more information, visit our Internship page.