About Debbie Hartzer

Debbie is the founder & CEO of The Legal Connection, Inc.

George Bernard Shaw wrote, “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing”. Tell that to my 50+ year old body! Seriously, with many friends and family struggling with getting back to work while remote schooling their children, it reminded me of my younger years. While I had enjoyed…

I started my legal career for a small firm back in 1985 working collection files on apartment evictions and vehicle repossession cases. I call those my kindergarten years where I learned everything about prelitigation demand letters, filing lawsuits, obtaining judgments, issuing pre and post judgment discovery and requesting writs for attaching any personal property I…

To say we have seen lots of changes the last few months is an understatement. One change is the transition from in-office to remote workers. Rather than sending emails, many employees are conveniently using the source of technology connected at the hip – their cell phone, iPads, or laptops. If they are like me, any…

Amidst the challenges of the Stay-at-Home Orders, TLC was able to move our corporate office in April 2020 to our newly constructed location. The move itself took movers four days and we have been working tirelessly to get our offices ready for visitors. We currently have three conference rooms to accommodate your meeting needs: our…

A couple of months ago, I wrote you about Bob Dylan and his lyrics in “These Times, They are a Changin’”. With the Stay-at-Home orders, my husband of 30 years, Jay, and I were finally able to sit and watch the movie about the Beatles, “Yesterday”. I was reminded how much I enjoyed their music…

When Bob Dylan wrote “These Times They are A Changin’” in 1964, I am venturing he did not realize all the challenges we would be facing in 2020. Technology has allowed us to reconnect with long-lost family and high school friends, determine our ancestors with a virtual family tree, never write a paper check again,…

Progress on our new 22,000 square foot office is almost complete with plans for a corporate office move in mid-April 2020. The space will consist of three large conference rooms with hilltop views, as well as breakout offices, perfect for depositions, mediations, trainings, arbitrations, and other meeting needs. Our largest conference room consists of comfortable…

Our corporate office is getting ready for an expansion to a new office in Southwest Austin in order to make room for our growing business and employee needs. The anticipated move-in date is January 2020. Once there, we will have the capacity to service your meeting needs with a 22-person, state-of-the-art, executive conference room, as…

One of our specialties at The Legal Connection is preparing and overseeing the issuance of Depositions Upon Written Questions (“DWQ”) and Subpoenas Duces Tecum from non-parties.  Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 200 guides the issuance of a Notice and Questions.  It states:  “A party may take the testimony of any person or entity by…

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