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  • 1. PATRONS & LEGAL RESEARCHFree online sources for the general public
  • 2. Self Represented Litigants A person who does not have an attorney to represent them  Florida State Courts  American Association of Law Libraries  Florida Bar
  • 3. Florida Law
  • 4. Florida Bar The Florida Bar provides information for the public on certain general areas of law as well as specific legal issues in their Consumer Pamphlets.Consumer Pamphlets Civil, credit, family, immigration, real property, trusts &wills
  • 5. County or Court Law Libraries Florida State, Court, and County Law Libraries  County and Court Law Libraries are open to the public  In the courthouse, or adjacent buildings  Some have been integrated into the Public Library
  • 6. Online Sunshine Florida Statutes  Search Historical  Statutes & Laws Florida Constitution (back to 1997)  Laws of Florida 
  • 7. Florida Administrative Code Department of State, State Library and Archives of FloridaFloridians have access to the rules and regulations, proposed rules, public meetings, bid proposals and other items.
  • 8. Florida Rules of Court• Rules of Procedure & Proposed Amendments • Appellate, civil, criminal, family, judicial, juvenile, probate, small claims, traffic•
  • 9. Florida Cases District Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Florida
  • 10. Florida County Sites  Florida Clerk of Courts  tml  Florida County Government Websites 
  • 11. County Codes and Ordinances• Land Development Codes• Ordinances• Development Procedures• http://www.municode.c om/Library/FL
  • 12. Corporate EntitiesFlorida State  SunBizDivision ofCorporations   Search for Corporations, Trademarks, Limited Partnerships, & Limited Liability Companies  Profits and Non-Profits
  • 13. Family LawFlorida State Family Law FormsCourts SelfHelp   Petitions & Answers  Dissolution of Marriage  Parenting & Custody
  • 14. Landlord TenantFlorida Bar  Forms Approved by the SupremeConsumerInformation Court  Tenant eviction, residential lease, agreements 
  • 15. Federal Law
  • 16. United States Code codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States fdsys/search/home. action
  • 17. Federal Cases U.S. Supreme Court  m/casecode/supreme. html U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit  http://caselaw.findlaw. com/court/us-11th- circuit/
  • 18. Copyright United States Copyright 
  • 19. Patent & Trademark United States Patent and Trademark 
  • 20. Legal Information Institute Cornell Law School   They are a not-for-profit group that believes everyone should be able to read and understand the laws that govern them, without cost.  collaborators include publishers, legal scholars, computer scientists, government agencies, and other groups and individuals that promote open access to law, worldwide.
  • 21. Free Legal Resources  Jessie Riggins 