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Legal: Resources

Library Resources

Government Codes and Manuals Online Find, read, or download Federal and California government codes.

Alameda County Bar Association Provides low-cost services in immigration deportation defense, visas, and political asylum. Other services include bankruptcy, criminal defense, family law, wills and trusts, and employment law.

Cornell Legal Institute ​A comprehensive academic site that includes constitutions and codes, court opinions, and topic-based access to legal sources under "Law about…".

Online legal dictionaries: Legal Dictionary       

Black's Law Dictionary  

For Low Income Only

Superior Court of California, Alameda County Includes family law and small claims forms. 

California Judicial Council Forms Pre-printed and fill-in forms for California courts, current as of July 1, 2019. 

Alameda County Law Library Forms Alameda County Law Library also sells various form packets at the Reference Desk.

Sacramento County Law Library Forms The federal government forms most used by the public.  

California Association of Legal Document Assistants Legal Document Assistants (LDAs) provide professional self-help services at your specific direction. Formerly called "Independent Paralegals", an LDA can help members of the public who want to pursue a legal remedy on their own.

Official California Legislative Information Search for California bills from 1993 to the present. Also provides access to current codes, information on members of the legislature, and a calendar of daily events.

California Codes Search by individual code or browse by category.

California Code of Regulations California’s version of the Code of Federal Regulations. As in federal law, a regulation is a rule adopted by a regulatory agency (state, in this case) and has the force of law.

FindLaw California: Case Law Access California Supreme Court and Courts of Appeals cases from 1934 to the present. Must register (free) to view the cases.