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The purpose of this LibGuide is to provide legal resources for individuals without any formal legal training.


This LibGuide is not intended to provide legal advice. If you need help resolving a legal problem or interpreting the law, you should reach out to a practicing attorney.

Assistance Provided by Library Staff

Library staff WILL:

  • Help patrons locate print or online resources
  • Show patrons how to use these resources

Assistance Not Provided by Library Staff

Library staff WILL NOT:

  • Perform legal research for patrons
  • Interpret the text of a law, regulation, or court opinion for a patron
  • Provide advice to patrons about specific legal procedures, court rules, or jurisdictions
  • Recommend specific legal forms or provide assistance in filling out legal forms
  • Review legal documents for the patron
  • Recommend specific attorneys or law firms
  • Perform any action that may be interpreted as providing legal advice or assistance


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