Mediation & Legal Tech Newsletter

By Mediator Tom King, J.D.

See legal humor at bottom!

New Bookmark: Texas Jurisdictions' Resources

Bookmark our new "Texas Jurisdictions" page with resources for all 254 Texas counties and 60 Texas cities. Let us know if we need to add anything to your jurisdiction's resource page.

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20 Hours Free Family Law & Mediation CLE

AVAILABLE NOW: Our free, online, on demand 24/7 Family Law & Mediation CLE is the most registered for CLE in Texas for the 3rd year in a row! It is the nation's most attended mediation CLE. Register here. Note, you must watch all of it to get 20 hours of credit, no partial credit and we audit for the State Bars. 

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20 Hours Free Legal Technology CLE

COMING SEPTEMBER: Our free, online, on demand 24/7 Legal Technology CLE Webinar is North America's leading CLE webinar of modern technology for the courtroom, the office and working remotely. Register here. Note, you must watch all of it to get 20 hours of credit, no partial credit and we audit for the State Bars. 

Name This Symbol!

According to the Google Official Icon Collection, the symbol to the right is the universal icon for "Alternative Dispute Resolution" (ADR) and/or "Mediation".  You will be seeing this in our new logos soon.

New Partner: Paralegal.EDU

Paralegal.EDU offers live, face-to-face online paralegal certificate or degree classes that you can finish in 8 months. They also offer traditional classes in Houston weekday mornings and Saturdays. See

Mediation Services: Tom King, J.D. 

Attorney and Mediation Law Professor Tom King offers half-day mediations weekdays 9 am, 1 pm and 6 pm for $400/party with a 92% success rate. Drive-By Mediations  weekdays at 8 am and 5 pm are $150/party. Book online and share with colleagues and courts.

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Recommend Tom King to Your Court/County

Does your county need modern, affordable, cutting edge mediation? Share Tom's court appointment packet with them! It includes proof that Tom has completed the statutorily required "Family Violence Dynamics" 4-hour training for mediators hearing custody cases. See next ...

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Getting Bad MSAs Thrown Out

Filing in late on a case that has already a bad custody resolution in the MSA? Subpoena the mediator for a case involving custody to prove they meet these requirements at the time of mediation! Then schedule with Tom!

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Legal Humor

Joke: A defendant who had pleaded not guilty saw the jury that had been empaneled, and he announced that he was changing his plea to guilty. When the judge asked why, the defendant pointed to the eight women and four men in the jury box. “When I pleaded ‘not guilty,’ I didn’t know women would be on the jury. Judge, I can’t fool even one woman, so I know I can’t fool eight of them.”

Joke: Many years ago, a junior partner in a firm was sent to a far-away state to represent a long-term client accused of robbery. After days of trial, the case was won, the client acquitted and released. Excited about his success, the attorney telegraphed the firm: “Justice prevailed.” The senior partner replied in haste: “Appeal immediately.”

Joke: Arguing with a lawyer is like wrestling with a pig in mud — sooner or later, you realize they like it.

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Thank these partners who underwrite all our FREE resources and CLE events:

  1. Brazilco Litigation Services
  2. Brubaker & Associates property appraisals
  3. Children 4 Tomorrow: Supervised Visitation
  4. Co-Parenting Into the Future court accepted, bilingual co-parenting course
  5. DocHub
  6. J. Richard Claywell, CPA -
  7. Kane Title, LLC
  8. National Screening Centers
  9. Our Family Wizard
  10. QDRO Services, Inc.
  11. Paralegals Connect
  12. Soberlink
  13. Texas Bar College
  14. The Mortgage Institute