Legal resources for the community

The Alachua County Library District recently opened the John A.H. Murphree Law Library, a collaboration between the John A.H. Murphree Law Library Board of Trustees and the Alachua County Library District.

So, what’s in this collection that the average citizen may find helpful?

First, the NOLO Series of self-help books is a trusted source of legal information for the public. They are written for the general public and offer help with common legal issues. Popular titles include:

101 law forms for personal use

Child custody : building parenting agreements that work

Legal forms for starting & running a small business

Nolo's encyclopedia of everyday law : answers to your most frequently asked legal questions

Nolo's essential guide to divorce

Represent yourself in court

And many more. Many of these titles are also available for checkout from our circulating collection.

The Law Library also offers access to online databases for legal information and forms:

Gale Legal Forms offers legal forms & information for family law, real estate, leases, small business, wills, and more. It’s available from home or within the library. It’s easy to search, and you can download, customize, and print the available forms.

The new WestLawNext database provides legal data designed for the public as well as attorneys. Access is limited to the Headquarters Library, and reference staff are available to help you get started.

The Law Library is located in the Headquarters Library, on the main floor. Next time you're downtown, check out the new collection and resources!

(Law Library photo courtesy of Alachua County Library District's photostream.)

(Gavel photo courtesy of walknboston.)

Posted by eBranch on August 22, 2012