PATRONS            &          LEGAL        RESEARCHFree online sources for the general public
Self Represented Litigants   A person who does not    have an attorney to    represent them     Florida State Courts    ...
Florida Law
Florida Bar  The Florida Bar provides information for the  public on certain general areas of law as well  as specific leg...
County or Court Law Libraries   Florida State, Court,    and County Law    Libraries     County  and Court      Law Libr...
Online Sunshine   Florida Statutes          Search Historical     goo.gl/CN8e2             Statutes & Laws   Florida C...
Florida Administrative Codehttps://www.flrules.org/Florida Department of State, State Library and  Archives of FloridaFlor...
Florida Rules of Court•   Rules of Procedure &    Proposed Amendments    •   Appellate, civil, criminal,        family, ju...
Florida Cases   District Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of    Florida   http://caselaw.findlaw.com/courts/Florida
Florida County Sites          Florida Clerk of Courts              http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/fgils/coclerks.h         ...
County Codes and Ordinances•   Land Development    Codes•   Ordinances•   Development    Procedures•   http://www.municode...
Corporate EntitiesFlorida State      SunBizDivision ofCorporations         http://www.sunbiz.org                     Se...
Family LawFlorida State   Family Law FormsCourts SelfHelp             http://goo.gl/CUC28                   Petitions & ...
Landlord TenantFlorida Bar      Forms Approved by the SupremeConsumerInformation       Court                   Tenant   ...
Federal Law
United States Code   codification by    subject matter of    the general and    permanent laws of    the United States  ...
Federal Cases   U.S. Supreme Court     http://www.findlaw.co     m/casecode/supreme.     html   U.S. Court of Appeals  ...
Copyright   United States Copyright     http://www.copyright.gov/
Patent & Trademark   United States Patent    and Trademark     http://www.uspto.gov/
Legal Information Institute   Cornell Law School     http://www.law.cornell.edu/     They  are a not-for-profit group t...
Free Legal Resources       Jessie Riggins     rigginsj@tblc.org
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  1. 1. PATRONS & LEGAL RESEARCHFree online sources for the general public
  2. 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. 3. Florida Law
  4. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 9. Florida Cases District Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Florida http://caselaw.findlaw.com/courts/Florida
  10. 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. 11. County Codes and Ordinances• Land Development Codes• Ordinances• Development Procedures• http://www.municode.c om/Library/FL
  12. 12. Corporate EntitiesFlorida State  SunBizDivision ofCorporations  http://www.sunbiz.org  Search for Corporations, Trademarks, Limited Partnerships, & Limited Liability Companies  Profits and Non-Profits
  13. 13. Family LawFlorida State Family Law FormsCourts SelfHelp  http://goo.gl/CUC28  Petitions & Answers  Dissolution of Marriage  Parenting & Custody
  14. 14. Landlord TenantFlorida Bar  Forms Approved by the SupremeConsumerInformation Court  Tenant eviction, residential lease, agreements  http://goo.gl/9TCC2
  15. 15. Federal Law
  16. 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. 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. 18. Copyright United States Copyright  http://www.copyright.gov/
  19. 19. Patent & Trademark United States Patent and Trademark  http://www.uspto.gov/
  20. 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. 21. Free Legal Resources  Jessie Riggins rigginsj@tblc.org
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