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Self-Help: Legal Research: Resources

Resources that may be useful to those representing themselves in court

Legal Forms

It is important to remember that legal "forms" are not always a blank worksheet to complete. Legal forms are often simply guidelines on how to draft a particular legal document. Be careful when searching for legal forms online, since legal forms vary widely between different states. You need to be certain that you are using the appropriate form or guidelines for Kentucky.

Free Online Resources

Library Books

Most of our books are written for law students or lawyers, however, some series like books published by Nolo are often helpful to non-lawyers. Some frequently used titles are highlighted below, and you can search the library catalog for more.

Library Databases

Research Guides

Other States

The materials above focus on Kentucky law. Law school or county law libraries in other states may be able to help you find materials relevant to the law of those states. Some useful resources in Indiana and Ohio are listed below.

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