Self-Help Guide to Legal Information

Scope and Access


This guide was designed to help public patrons with legal research needs on a variety of topics. The first part of the guide provides references to general legal resources in print and on the internet. The list of general resources is followed by a list of print and electronic legal resources organized alphabetically by legal topic.

The links on this page are to free websites, to information about books available in the Ross-Blakley Law Library, and to electronic books available on the ASU library computers. ASU students, faculty, and staff can also access electronic books using their ASUrite passwords.

The Ross-Blakley Law Library has many helpful research guides. We also have a webpage especially for the public listing resources that are useful for public patrons. If you need legal advice or help in finding an attorney, see Legal Advice in the Phoenix Area.

 

General

Cases and Statutes
Public Library of Law
PLoL is a great free source for finding cases and other legal materials. It has cases from the U.S. Supreme Court and Courts of Appeals; cases from all 50 states back to 1997; and links to federal and state statutes, regulations, court rules, and constitutions.
Justia.com
Legal information on numerous legal topics, including free cases, codes, regulations, legal articles, legal blog databases, federal filings, and regulations tracker. Includes all U.S. Supreme Court opinions, U.S. Court of Appeals opinions since 1950, and U.S. District Court opinions since 2004, as well as links to many other free resources.
AltLaw
Free, full-text searchable database of Supreme Court and Federal Appellate case reports. It includes U.S. Supreme Court cases from 1759 to present and U.S. Courts of Appeals cases beginning with the 1940s for most circuits, and more cases are added every day. Joint project of Columbia Law School and University of Colorado Law School.
Findlaw
Find a lawyer or browse legal information. Click on the “For Legal Professionals” tab for more research options, including free federal and state cases and codes.
Legal Information Institute
Includes opinions of the U.S. Supreme Court since 1992 plus selected earlier opinions, a searchable index of all U.S. Circuit Court opinions on the internet, the United States Code, Code of Federal Regulations, federal court rules, and links to other free legal resources. Hosted by Cornell Law School. 
Nolo's List of Helpful Legal Websites
The websites listed here can help you research the law where you live, find government agencies, learn about efforts to make the law more accessible to non-lawyers and get detailed information about a particular legal issue.
General Resources
Nolo's Encyclopedia of Everyday Law: Answers to your Most Frequently Asked Questions (2003/2005)
by Shae Irving
KF387 .N65 2003 and KF387 .N65 2005eb Online
101 Law Forms For Personal Use
by Ralph Warner & Robin Leonard with the Editors of Nolo
KF170 .L46 2005eb Online.
Practical Law: Legal Information for Consumers
The American Bar Association provides self-help information on many legal topics, including how the law affects important everyday situations, how courts work, and criminal law.
American Bar Association Family Legal Guide (2004)
The ABA Division of Public Education makes this guide available for free download.
The American Bar Association Legal Guide for Americans over 50 (2006)
KF390.A4 A54 2006
The American Bar Association Legal Guide for Women (2004)
KF390.W6 A46 2004
Arizona Web Resources
Arizona Supreme Court's Self-Service Center
This site was created to help people who are representing themselves find the correct forms and information about the Arizona court system. The court has downloadable formsinclude: Divorce, Child Support Changes, Family Crisis, Landlord/Tenant, Name Change, Probate (Guardianship), Small Claims, and Personal Information Redaction. There are also links to country self-service centers.
The site also has appellate guides and forms for Self-Represented (“Pro Se” or “Pro Per”) Appellants and Appellees, and for Self-Represented (“Pro Se” or “Pro Per”) Parties in Worker's Compensation Case Appeals.
Maricopa County Self-Service Center
A program provided by the Superior Court of Arizona, Maricopa County, to help people going to court help themselves. The Self-Service Center has general information and resources, forms and instructions, and a listing of lawyers and mediators. Downloadable forms are provided for Civil Cases, Deferral of Court Fees, Domestic Violence, Family Court, Juvenile Cases, Probate Cases, Property Tax, and Criminal Cases. There is also a glossary of court-related terms.
State Bar of Arizona
Includes resources to help you find a lawyer or free legal services, information on client rights and responsibilities and disputes with lawyers, consumer brochures and links to other legal websites.
AZ Law Help
This site has general information on many legal topics, including: Family and Children; Native American Issues; Work; Immigration; Housing; Health & Disability; Consumer Issues; Disaster Relief; Court Information, Arizona & National Resources; Criminal Law; Your Rights; Public Utilities & Energy; Public Benefits; Protection from Abuse; Seniors; and Life & Estate Planning. AZLawHelp.org is a collaborative project of: Community Legal Services, DNA People's Legal Services, Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc., The Volunteer Lawyer's Program, Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education, and The William E. Morris Institute for Justice.
Help From Arizona Libraries
This site has been created by and maintained by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records.  The list of resources included parenting, financial, housing and health help in Arizona.  There are also numerous links for services especially for seniors. 
Legal Dictionaries
Black's Law Dictionary (2004)
KF156.B53 2004
Oran's Dictionary of the Law (2008)
KF156 .O69 2007
A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage (1995)
KF156 .G367 1995
Wex
A public-access law dictionary and legal encyclopedia sponsored by the Legal Information Institute.
Law.com Dictionary
Search or browse legal terms and definitions.
Everybody's Legal Glossary
A free resource from Nolo.

Bankruptcy

Filing for Bankruptcy Without an Attorney
from the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts
Credit Repair (Nolo 2007)
by Robin Leonard; updated By John Lamb
HG3756.U54 L46 2007eb Online
How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy (Nolo 2007)
by Stephen Elias, Albin Renauer & Robin Leonard
KF1524.6 .E4 2007 and KF1524.6 .E4 2007eb Online
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: Repay Your Debts (Nolo 2006)
Stephen Elias & Robin Leonard
KF1524.6 .L46 2006 and KF1524.6 .L46 2006eb Online
The New Bankruptcy: Will It Work for You? (Nolo 2006)
by Stephen Elias
KF1524.6 .E43 2006eb Online
Money Troubles: Legal Strategies to Cope with Your Debts (Nolo 2003)
by Robin Leonard
KF1501.Z9 L46 2003
See the Ross-Blakley Law Library's research guide on Bankruptcy for more information.


Business

Small Business Start-Up Kit (Nolo 2008)
by Peri Pakroo
KF1659 .P35 2008
Entrepreneur's Guide to Business Law (ABA 2008)
by Constance E. Bagley & Craig E. Dauchy
KF390.B84 B34 2008
Trademark: Legal Care for Your Business & Product Name (Nolo 2007)
by Stephen Elias
KF3180.Z9 M28 2007 and KF3180.Z9 E43 2007eb Online
How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation (Nolo 2007)
by Anthony Mancuso
KF1388.Z9 M36 2007
The Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business (Nolo 2003/2006)
by Fred S. Steingold
KF1659.Z9 S76 2003 and KF1659.Z9 S76 2006eb Online
Legal Forms for Starting & Running a Small Business (Nolo 2006)
by Fred S. Steingold
KF1659.A65 S74 2006eb Online
Form a Partnership: The Complete Legal Guide (Nolo 2006)
by Denis Clifford & Ralph Warner
KF1375.Z9 C55 2006eb Online
The Partnership Book: How to Write a Partnership Agreement (Nolo 1997)
by Denis Clifford & Ralph Warner
previous edition of Form a Partnership
KF1375.Z9 C55 1997
LLC or Corporation? : How to Choose the Right Form for Your Business (Nolo 2005)
by Anthony Mancuso
KF1380.Z9 M362 2005
The Law of Corporations in a Nutshell (2000)
by Robert W. Hamilton
KF1414.3.H35 2000
Doing Business in Arizona: A Legal Guide (1998)
by Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
KFA2481.D65 1998

See the Ross-Blakley Law Library's research guide on Starting and Running a Business for more information.

 

Civil Rights

Constitutional Law in a Nutshell (2005)
by Jerome Barron & C. Thomas Dienes
KF4550.Z9B35 2005
The Rights of Indians and Tribes: The Basic ACLU Guide to Indian and Tribal Rights (2004/1992)
by Stephen L. Pevar
KF8210.C5 P48 2004 and NetLibrary Electronic Book (1992)
Constitutional Civil Rights in a Nutshell (1998)
by Norman Vieira
KF4750.V5 1998
The Rights of People Who Are HIV Positive (1996)
by William B. Rubenstein, Ruth Eisenberg & Lawrence O. Gostin
KF3803.A54 R83 1996
The Right to Religious Liberty: The Basic ACLU Guide to Religious Rights (1995)
by Barry Lynn, Mark D. Stern & Oliver S. Thomas
KF4783 .L96 1995 and NetLibrary Electronic Book
The Rights of Racial Minorities: The Basic ACLU Guide to Racial Minority Rights (1993)
by Laughlin McDonald & John A. Powell
KF4755.Z9 L37 1993 and NetLibrary Electronic Book
The Rights of Women: The Basic ACLU Guide to Women's Rights (1993)
by Susan Deller Ross
KF478.Z9 R67 1993 and NetLibrary Electronic Book
The Right to Protest: The Basic ACLU Guide to Free Expression (1991)
by Joel M. Gora
KF4778 .R54 1991 and NetLibrary Electronic Book


Courts and Mediation

Guide for Self-Represented (“Pro Se” or “Pro Per”) Appellants and Appellees
Basic information about civil appeals in the Arizona Court of Appeals and the Arizona Supreme Court. By Scott H. Gan and Gary J. Cohen.
Available on the Arizona Judicial Branch website and in the Ross-Blakley law library at KFA2930.A9 G8 2008.
Representing Yourself: Appealing a Civil Case to the Superior Court
A guide on how to appeal a final order or judgment from a Justice Court or Municipal Court in non-traffic civil cases.
Available on the Arizona Judicial Branch website and in the Ross-Blakley law library at KFA2930.A9 R46 2008.
Representing Yourself: Appealing a Civil Traffic Case to the Superior Court
A guide on how to appeal a civil traffic case from a Justice Court or Municipal Court to the Superior Court.
Available on the Arizona Judicial Branch website and in the Ross-Blakley law library at KFA2930.A9 R461 2008.
Representing Yourself: Appealing a Criminal Case to the Superior Court
A guide on how to appeal a criminal case (including criminal traffic cases) from a Justice Court or Municipal Court to the Superior Court.
Available on the Arizona Judicial Branch website and in the Ross-Blakley law library at KFA2930.A9 R462 2008.
Everybody's Guide to Small Claims Court (Nolo 2008/2006)
by Ralph Warner and Emily Doskow
KF8769.Z9 W37 2008 and KF8769.Z9 W37 2006eb Online
Trial Advocacy In A Nutshell (2007)
by Paul Bergman
KF8915.Z9 B47 2007
Trial Techniques (Wolters Kluwer 2007)
by Thomas A. Mauet
KF8915.M38 2007
Nolo's Deposition Handbook (Nolo 2007/2005)
by Paul Bergman & Albert J. Moore
KF8900.B44 2007 and KF8900 .B44 2005eb Online
Represent Yourself In Court: How To Prepare And Try A Winning Case (Nolo 2005)
by Paul Bergman & Sara J. Berman-Barrett
KF8841.B47 2005 and KF8841 .B47 2005eb Online
Beat Your Ticket: Go to Court & Win! (Nolo 2005)
by David Wayne Brown
KF2231.Z9 B76 2005
1999 edition available as a NetLibrary Electronic Book
Mediate, Don't Litigate (Nolo 2004)
by Peter Lovenheim & Lisa Guerin
KF9084.Z9 L683 2004eb Online
How to Mediate Your Dispute (Nolo 1996)
by Peter Lovenheim
KF9084.Z9 L68 1996
How to Take and Defend Depositions (Aspen 2002)
by L.J. Chris Martiniak
KF8900.M37 2002
The Supreme Court Explained (1997)
by Ellen Greenberg
KF8742.Z9 G728 1997


Criminal Law

Representing Yourself: Appealing a Criminal Case to the Superior Court
A guide on how to appeal a criminal case (including criminal traffic cases) from a Justice Court or Municipal Court to the Superior Court.
Available on the Arizona Judicial Branch website and in the Ross-Blakley law library at KFA2930.A9 R462 2008.
The Criminal Law Handbook: Know Your Rights, Survive the System (Nolo 2008/2007)
by Paul Bergman & Sara J. Berman-Barrett
KF9619.6 .B47 2008 and KF9619.6 .B47 2007eb Online
Arizona Legal Forms: Criminal Procedure (vol. 7)
Crane McClennen
KFA2468.A75
Practical Law: Criminal Law
This site from the American Bar Association's Division of Legal Education covers Basics of Criminal Law, The Police and Your Rights, Rules on Search and Seizure, Juvenile Criminal Cases, and Victims' Rights.
A Handbook of Criminal Law Terms (West 2000)
KF9217 .H36 2000


Employment and Labor Law

Guide for Self-Represented (“Pro Se” or “Pro Per”) Parties in Worker's Compensation Appeals
Basic information about appeals from awards of the Industrial Commission of Arizona in worker's compensation cases. By Scott H. Gan.
Available on the Arizona Judicial Branch website and in the Ross-Blakley law library at KFA2930.A9 G84 2008.
Arizona Employment Law Handbook (State Bar of Arizona, 2004–present)
Thomas M. Rogers, editor-in-chief
KFA2734.R65
Consultant & Independent Contractor Agreements (Nolo 2005)
by Stephen Fishman
KF898 .F567 2005eb Online
Your Rights in the Workplace (Nolo 2005)
by Barbara Kate Repa
KF3455.Z9 R47 2005
The Employer's Legal Handbook (Nolo 2000/2005)
by Fred S. Steingold
KF3455.Z9 S74 2000 and KF3455.Z9 S74 2005eb Online
Hiring Independent Contractors: The Employers' Legal Guide (Nolo 2000)
by Stephen Fishman
KF898 .F57 2000
Sexual Harassment on the Job: What It Is & How to Stop It (Nolo 1999)
by William Petrocelli & Barbara Kate Repa
KF3467.Z9 P47 1999
Arizona Labor and Employment Law (Natl. Bus. Inst. 1996)
by William P. Allen, John J. Balitis & Joseph L. Moore
KFA2731.Z9 A44 1996
The Rights of Employees and Union Members: The Basic ACLU Guide to the Rights of Employees and Union Members (1994)
by Wayne N. Outten, Robert J. Rabin & Lisa R. Lipman
KF3319.3 .O965 1994 and NetLibrary Electronic Book
The Rights of Public Employees: The Basic ACLU Guide to the Rights of Public Employees (1993)
by Robert M. O'Neil
KF5337.O5 1993 and NetLibrary Electronic Book
The Rights of Racial Minorities: The Basic ACLU Guide to Racial Minority Rights (1993)
by Laughlin McDonald & John A. Powell
KF4755.Z9 L37 1993 and NetLibrary Electronic Book
The Rights of Women: The Basic ACLU Guide to Women's Rights (1993)
by Susan Deller Ross
KF478.Z9 R67 1993 and NetLibrary Electronic Book

Family Law

General
Arizona Legal Forms: Domestic Relations (vol. 4 and supplement)
Catherine A. Creighton
KFA2468.A75
Living Together: A Legal Guide for Unmarried Couples (Nolo 2006)
by Toni Ihara, Ralph Warner & Frederick Hertz
KF538 .I35 2006eb Online
Community Property Law (vol. 4 of Arizona Practice)
by Thomas A. Jacobs
KFA2469 .A75 v.4
The Financial Power Of Attorney Workbook (Nolo 2000)
by Shae Irving
KF1347.Z9 I78 2000
The Ten Biggest Legal Mistakes Women Can Avoid: How to Protect Yourself, Your Children, and Your Assets (2000)
by Marilyn Barrett
KF390 .W6 B367 2000
A Legal Guide for Lesbian and Gay Couples (Nolo 1999)
Hayden Curry, Denis Clifford & Robin Leonard
KF538.C87 1998
Family Law in Arizona (Natl. Bus. Inst. 1997)
Sandra K. Bregman
KFA2494.Z9 F36 1997
ABA Guide to Family Law (1996)
This book is part of the ABA Legal Guides series. Chapters can be downloaded without charge at the ABA website.
The Rights of Families: The Authoritative ACLU Guide to the Rights of Family Members Today (1996)
by Martin Guggenheim, Alexandra Dylan Lowe & Diane Curtis
KF505.Z9 G84 1996 and NetLibrary Electronic Book
The Rights of Lesbians and Gay Men: The Basic ACLU Guide to a Gay Person's Rights (1992)
by Nan D. Hunter, Sherryl E. Michaelson & Thomas B. Stoddard
KF4754.5.Z9 R54 1992 and NetLibrary Electronic Book
Children
Building a Parenting Agreement that Works: How to Put Your Kids First When Your Marriage Doesn't Last (Nolo 2005)
by Mimi Lyster
KF547.Z9 L97 2005eb Online
Child Custody: Building Parenting Agreements that Work (Nolo 1999)
by Mimi Lyster
previous edition of Building a Parenting Agreement that Works
KF547.Z9 L97 1999
Always Dad: Being a Great Dad During and After Divorce (Nolo 2006)
by Paul Mandelstein
HQ756 .M36 2006eb Online
Mediating Child Custody Disputes: A Strategic Approach (Jossey-Bass 1998)
by Donald T. Saposnek
KF547.S26 1998
Child Custody and Visitation in Arizona (Natl. Bus. Inst. 1997)
by Joel B. Glassman
KFA2504.6 .A92 1997
Pathway to Adoption: An Arizona Guide (Emerald Press 1995)
by Mary L. Verdier and Maribeth McGowan
KFA2504.5 .V47 1995
Dissolution
Self-Service Guide for Divorce Cases
Published by the Arizona Supreme.
KFA2500 .S45 2006
Marriage Dissolution Practice (vol.3 of Arizona Practice)
by Charles Marshall Smith and Irwin Cantor
KFA2469 .A75 v.3
Divorce Without Court: A Guide to Mediation and Collaborative Divorce (Nolo 2006)
by Katherine E. Stoner
KF535.Z9 S76 2006
Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce (2006)
by Emily Doskow
KF535.Z9 D67 2006 and KF535.Z9 D67 2006eb Online
Divorce and Money: How to Make the Best Financial Decisions During Divorce (Nolo 1998)
by Violet Woodhouse
KF524.Z9 W66 1998

Family Advocate, the membership magazine of the ABA Section of Family Law, (available at K6.A5 and through HeinOnline) occasionally has issues written for clients:

  • Vol. 30, no. 1 (2007): Coparenting During and After Divorce: A Handbook for Parents”
  • Vol. 29, no. 1 (2006): My Parents Are Getting Divorced: A Handbook by and for Kids”
  • Vol. 28, no. 1 (2005): Illuminating Answers to 200+ FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions About Divorce”
  • Vol. 27, no. 1 (2004): Surviving Your Divorce and Beyond: A Client Manual”
  • Vol. 26, no. 1 (2003): What Your Children Need ... Now! A Divorcing Parent's Handbook”
  • Vol. 24, no. 4 (2002): “Your ADR Options: A Client Handbook”
  • Vol. 24, no. 1 (2002): “Divorce Forms: A Handbook for Clients”

Foreclosure

The Foreclosure Survival Guide: Keep Your House or Walk Away with Money in Your Pocket (Nolo 2008)
by Stephen Elias
KF697.F6 E43 2008
Foreclosures: Defenses, Workouts, and Mortgage Servicing (2005)
from the National Consumer Law Center
KF697.F6 R36 2005
Foreclosure Rescue Scams: Another Potential Stress for Homeowners in Distress
from the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection

See the Ross-Blakley Law Library's research guide on Foreclosure Law for more information.


Health Care

Health Law Handbook
KF3825.H43
Elder Law in a Nutshell (2006)
by Lawrence A. Frolik & Richard L. Kaplan
KF390.A4 F752 2006
Choose the Right Long-Term Care: Home Care, Assisted Living and Nursing Homes (Nolo 2002)
by J.L. Mathews
NetLibrary Electronic Book
Health Care Law and Ethics in a Nutshell (1999)
by Mark A. Hall, Ira Mark Ellman, Daniel S. Strouse
KF3821.Z9 H35 1999
Mental Health and Disability Law in a Nutshell (1997)
by Donald H.J. Herman
KF3828.Z9H47 1997
Elder Law (Oceana 1996)
by Margaret C. Jasper
KF390.A4 J37 1996
The Rights of People Who Are HIV Positive: The Authoritative ACLU Guide to the Rights of People Living with HIV Disease and AIDS (1996)
by William B. Rubenstein, Ruth Eisenberg & Lawrence O. Gostin
KF3803.A54 R83 1996


Immigration

How to Get a Green Card (Nolo 2005/2006)
by Loida Nicolas Lewis
KF4840.Z9 L49 2005 and KF4840.Z9 L49 2006eb Online
U.S. Immigration Made Easy (Nolo 2004/2006)
by Laurence A. Canter & Martha S. Siegel
KF4819.6.S56 2004 and KF4819.6 .C36 2006eb Online
The Rights of Aliens and Refugees: The Basic ACLU Guide to Alien and Refugee Rights (1990)
by David Carliner
KF4800.R54 1990 and NetLibrary Electronic Book
See the Ross-Blakley Law Library's research guide on Immigration Law for more information.

 

Indian Law

The Rights of Indians and Tribes: The Basic ACLU Guide to Indian and Tribal Rights (2004/1992)
by Stephen L. Pevar
KF8210.C5 P48 2004 and NetLibrary Electronic Book (1992)
American Indian Law in a Nutshell (2004)
by William C. Canby
KF8205.Z9 C36 2004

Landlord and Tenant

Arizona Rental Rights: A Guide Book for Tenants, Landlords and Mobile Home Users
          
by David A. Peterson, Andrew M. Hull (Prime Publishers 2009)
           KFA2517.Z9 P47 2009 
Every Landlord's Legal Guide (Nolo 2008/2006)
by Marcia Stewart, Ralph Warner & Janet Portman
KF590.Z9 S74 2008 and KF590.Z9 S74 2006eb Online
Every Tenant's Legal Guide (Nolo 2007)
by Janet Portman & Marcia Stewart
KF590.Z9 P67 2007 and KF590.Z9 P67 2007eb Online
Renters' Rights: The Basics (Nolo 2000/2007)
by Janet Portman & Marcia Stewart
KF590.Z9 P673 2000 and KF590.Z9 P673 2007eb Online
Leases & Rental Agreements (Nolo 2005)
by Marcia Stewart, Ralph Warner & Janet Portman
KF590.Z9 S744 2005eb Online
Landlord and Tenant Law in a Nutshell (2004)
by David S. Hill
KF590.Z9 H45 2004
Arizona Landlord's Deskbook (2002)
by Carlton C. Casler
KFA2517.Z9 C37 2002

See the Ross-Blakley Law Library's research guide on Residential Landlord and Tenant Laws for more information. The James E. Rogers College of Law Library website also has an Arizona Residential Landlord-Tenant Law resource guide that provides links to relevant Arizona statutes and websites.

 

Legal Research

The Legal List: Research on the Internet
by Diana Botluk
KF242.A1 L375
Legal Research in a Nutshell (2007)
by Morris L. Cohen & Kent C. Olson
KF240 .C54 2007
Legal Research: How to Find & Understand the Law (Nolo 2005)
by Stephen Elias & Susan Levinkind
KF240.E44 2005 and K85 .E55 2005eb Online
Legal Research Made Easy (Sourcebooks 1998)
by Susan Herskowitz
KF240.H47 1998
Using a Law Library: Special Research and Writing (HALT 1982)
by Adrien Helm
Although this book is somewhat dated, it provides a useful overview of the materials in law libraries and the organization of legal information.
Z675.L2 H44 1982

Patent, Trademark, and Copyright

Patent It Yourself (Nolo 2008/2006)
by David Pressman
KF3114.6 .P74 2008 and KF3114.6 .P74 2006eb Online
Trademark: Legal Care for Your Business & Product Name (Nolo 2007)
by Stephen Elias
KF3180.Z9 M28 2007 and KF3180.Z9 E43 2007eb Online
Nolo's Patents for Beginners (Nolo 2006)
by David Pressman and Richard Stim
KF3114.6 .P737 2006eb Online
Patent Pending in 24 Hours (Nolo 2006)
by Richard Stim & David Pressman
KF3120.Z9 S75 2006eb Online
The Public Domain: How to Find & Use Copyright-Free Writings, Music, Art & More (Nolo 2006)
by Stephen Fishman
KF3022.Z9 F57 2006eb Online
How to Make Patent Drawings: A “Patent It Yourself Companion” (Nolo 2005)
by Jack Lo and David Pressman
T223.U3 L6 2005eb Online
All I Need Is Money: How to Finance Your Invention (Nolo 2005)
by Jack Lander
HF5415.153 .L36 2005eb Online
Patenting Art and Entertainment: New Strategies for Protecting Creative Ideas (Nolo 2004)
by Gregory Aharonian and Richard Stim
KF3133.A38 A79 2004eb Online
Patent, Copyright & Trademark (Nolo 2002)
by Stephen Elias
KF2980.E44 2002
The Copyright Handbook: How to Protect & Use Written Works (Nolo 2002)
by Stephen Fishman
KF2995.F53 2002
Getting Permission: How to License and Clear Copyrighted Material Online & Off (Nolo 2000)
by Richard Stim
KF3024.C6 S75 2000
Copyright Your Software (Nolo 1998)
by Stephen Fishman
KF3024.C6 F57 1998 and NetLibrary Electronic Book
The Rights of Authors, Artists and Other Creative People: The Basic ACLU Guide to Author and Artist Rights (1992)
by Kenneth P. Norwick & Jerry Simon Chasen
KF390.A96 N67 1992 and NetLibrary Electronic Book

Personal Injury

How to Win Your Personal Injury Claim (Nolo 1996/2006)
by Joseph L. Matthews
KF1257.Z9 M37 1996 and KF1257.Z9 M37 2006eb Online
Winning Your Personal Injury Claim (Sphinx 2005)
by Evan K. Aidman
KF1257.Z9 A38 2005eb Online

Property

Neighbor Law: Fences, Trees, Boundaries, and Noise (Nolo 2008/2006)
by Cora Jordan
KF639.Z9 J67 2008 and KF639.Z9 J67 2006eb Online
The American Bar Association Guide to Home Ownership: The Complete and Easy Guide to All the Law Every Home Owner Should Know (1995)
KF390.H53 A46 1995 and ABA website

Retirement

Social Security, Medicare & Government Pensions (Nolo 2005/2007)
by Joseph L. Matthews with Dorothy Matthews Berman
KF3650 .M37 2005 and KF3650 .M37 2007eb Online
Work Less, Live More: The New Way to Retire Early (Nolo 2005)
by Bob Clyatt
HG179 .C6518 2005eb Online
IRAs, 401(k)s & Other Retirement Plans: Taking Your Money Out (Nolo 1998)
by Twila Slesnick & John C. Suttle
KF3510.Z9 S55 1998 and NetLibrary Electronic Book

Service Members and Veterans

Legal Rights For Deployed Service Members
from the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Arizona
The American Veterans' and Servicemembers' Survival Guide
from Veterans for America. The site also includes The Veterans' Self-help Guide on VA Claims, The Self-Help Guide for Veterans of the Gulf War, and Self-Help Guide on Agent Orange.
The Military Divorce Handbook: A Practical Guide to Representing Military Personnel and Their Families
by Mark E. Sullivan
KF535 .S85 2006
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network
SLDN “is a non-partisan, non-profit, legal services, watchdog and policy organization dedicated to ending discrimination against and harassment of military personnel affected by ‘Don't Ask, Don't Tell’ (DADT).”
Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents (2008)
from the Department of Veterans Affairs
VA 1.19:80-0-01
Service Member Fact Sheet
from the Department of Defense, Force Health Protection and Readiness Policy and Programs
D 1.2:SE 6
Arizona Department of Veterans' Services
Site includes information on benefits and services provided, news and events, and links to other resources.
Veteran's Benefits: A Guide to State Programs
by R.E. Armstrong and Terry P. Rizzuti
UB357 .A77 2001eb Online

Taxes

Tax Savvy for Small Business (Nolo 2007)
by Frederick W. Daily
KF6491 .D35 2007
Working for Yourself: Law & Taxes for Independent Contractors, Freelancers & Consultants (Nolo 2006)
by Stephen Fishman
KF390.I54 F57 2006eb Online
Deduct It! : Lower Your Small Business Taxes (Nolo 2006)
by Stephen Fishman
KF6491.Z9 F57 2006eb Online
The Alternative Minimum Tax: What You Need to Know about the “Other” Income Tax (Sphinx 2005)
by Harold S. Peckron</dd>
HJ4653.A7 P43 2005eb Online;
Minding Her Own Business: The Self-Employed Woman's Essential Guide to Taxes and Financial Records (Sphinx 2005)
by Jan Zobel
KF6369.6 .Z63 2005eb Online
Tax Power for the Self-Employed: Straightforward Advice from an Expert (2005)
by James O. Parker
KF6369.6 .P37 2005eb Online
Surviving an IRS Tax Audit (Nolo 1999)
by Frederick W. Daily
KF6314.Z9 D277 1999eb Online

See the Ross-Blakley Law Library's research guide on Tax Research or the Tax Forms page for more information.
 

Wills, Trusts, and Estates

Arizona Estate and Probate Planning Handbook (vol. 12 of Arizona Practice)
KFA2469 .A75 v.12 2007–08
Make Your Own Living Trust (Nolo 2007)
by Denis Clifford
KF734.Z9 C57 2007 and KF734.Z9 C57 2007eb Online
Elder Care in Arizona: Resolving Legal and Financial Issues (Natl. Bus. Inst. 2006)
by Michael A. Friedman, Bryan Herdt, Catherine J. Leas & Thomas J. Murphy
KFA2540 .F75 2006
The Executor's Guide: Settling a Loved One's Estate or Trust (Nolo 2006)
by Mary Randolph
KF778.Z9 R36 2006eb Online
Plan Your Estate (Nolo 2006)
by Denis Clifford & Cora Jordan;
KF750.Z9 C59 2006eb Online
Estate Planning Basics (Nolo 2005)
by Denis Clifford
KF750.Z9 C585 2005eb Online
8 Ways to Avoid Probate (Nolo 2004)
by Mary Randolph
KF750.Z9 R36 2004eb Online
ABA Guide to Wills and Estates (2004)
This book is part of the ABA Legal Guides series. Chapters can be downloaded without charge at the ABA website.
A Will Is Not Enough in Arizona (2003)
by Amelia E. Pohl & Dan R. Morris
KFA2547.W4 P65 2003
Nolo's Simple Will Book (Nolo 2001)
by Denis Clifford
KF755.Z9C54 2001
2000 Probate Code Practice Manual (State Bar of Arizona 2000)
by Charles F. Myers
KFA2544.A97 2000
  

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