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Founded in 2001, the Texas Family Law Foundation's mission is to improve the family law practice and jurisprudence of the State of Texas.

How Do Secure Forums Work?

The Texas Family Law Foundation's Secure Forums are a great way to share information in a secure, web-based environment. Because the Forums are not e-mail based, they provide better security and eliminate the dangers of viruses and spam. Some features of Secure Forums include:

  • Forums are web-based...all members must log in to enter a Forum  
  • Forum interaction occurs over an SSL Secure Connection   
  • Forums provide greater control over who can access the information 
  • Messages are not stored on a TFLF member's computer, and cannot be forwarded 
  • Messages are better organized, have a cleaner format, and are threaded

How to Use Secure Forums

Secure Forums are easy to use! Simply click here to enter the Forum. Once you've entered the Secure Forum application, you will see the following:

On the left, you see an expandable list of folders. Each folder represents a different forum. If you are a member of a particular forum, that folder will appear yellow and you will be allowed to enter. Folders that appear gray represent forums you do not have access to enter. In this example, all the folders are yellow. In the main window, you will see the complete list of messages and threads, with a preview pane on the bottom. In this example, there are no posts yet.

Once you've entered the desired forum, you can view and post messages, reply to messages, etc. To post a message, simply click the 'New Message' icon at the top of the page. To reply to a posting and ensure your response will become part of the discussion thread, click the 'Reply to Post' icon at the top of the page, OR click 'Reply' in the preview pane for the desired message. This format does not allow attachments, but you can cut and paste text into your message, and/or link to a document instead.  If you'd like to be notified by email each time a new message is posted, simply click 'Subscribe To All' at the top of the page.

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If you're having trouble logging in or accessing the Secure Forum pages, please contact Alison Unger or call (512) 476-3852.