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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 http://goo.gl/BIWA5 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  goo.gl/CN8e2 Statutes & Laws Florida Constitution (back to 1997)  goo.gl/McSfd Laws of Florida  goo.gl/ssmhE
  • 7. Florida Administrative Codehttps://www.flrules.org/Florida 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• http://goo.gl/ONC6v
  • 9. Florida Cases District Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Florida http://caselaw.findlaw.com/courts/Florida
  • 10. Florida County Sites  Florida Clerk of Courts  http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/fgils/coclerks.h tml  Florida County Government Websites  http://www.myflorida.com/counties/
  • 11. County Codes and Ordinances• Land Development Codes• Ordinances• Development Procedures• http://www.municode.c om/Library/FL
  • 12. Corporate EntitiesFlorida State  SunBizDivision ofCorporations  http://www.sunbiz.org  Search for Corporations, Trademarks, Limited Partnerships, & Limited Liability Companies  Profits and Non-Profits
  • 13. Family LawFlorida State Family Law FormsCourts SelfHelp  http://goo.gl/CUC28  Petitions & Answers  Dissolution of Marriage  Parenting & Custody
  • 14. Landlord TenantFlorida Bar  Forms Approved by the SupremeConsumerInformation Court  Tenant eviction, residential lease, agreements  http://goo.gl/9TCC2
  • 15. Federal Law
  • 16. United States Code codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States http://www.gpo.gov/ fdsys/search/home. action
  • 17. Federal Cases U.S. Supreme Court  http://www.findlaw.co m/casecode/supreme. html U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit  http://caselaw.findlaw. com/court/us-11th- circuit/
  • 18. Copyright United States Copyright  http://www.copyright.gov/
  • 19. Patent & Trademark United States Patent and Trademark  http://www.uspto.gov/
  • 20. Legal Information Institute Cornell Law School  http://www.law.cornell.edu/  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 rigginsj@tblc.org

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