Introduction to Legal Research
Texaslawhelp.org has free information and forms on a variety of topics including: divorce, child custody, landlord-tenant issues, name changes, expunction and non-disclosure and much more.
The Texas State Law Library has many legal research guides on topics such as child custody, common law marriage, foreclosure, occupational licenses and payday loans. If you have a Texas State Law Library card, you can also use a number of their databases from home. More information on getting a library card can be found on the Texas State Law Library's website. The Texas State Law Library also has a resource for locating commonly requested legal forms and an Ask a Librarian feature.
Below are various links to resources available for use by residents
of the state of Texas. Click on the image to the left or the
underlined text to view more information on each resource.
View the status of legislation, bills and amendments, current session information and information on the legislative process
Legislative Reference Library of Texas
Pre-1973 legislation, House and Senate Journals, amendments to the Texas Constitution, legislative reports, state budgets, gubernatorial documents, vetoed bills and more
Texas Attorney General Opinions
Opinions from 1939-present, letter opinions from January 21, 1953-present and open records decisions from July 20, 1973-present
The official website of the Texas Judicial Branch with information on the Texas court system and opinions from Texas appellate courts
Current and historical judgment interest rates from the Texas Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner
Ordinances enacted by local governments, note not every local government provides online access to their ordinances
Links to some of the codes that have been adopted in theTexas statutes and the Texas Administrative Code
The official website for the State of Texas with information on vehicle registration and drivers license renewals, ordering vital records, locating state agencies and services, accessing public records and more
Lawyer directory, information on the grievance process, free legal information, disaster relief resources and more
Texas Young Lawyers Association
Resources and information on pro se appeals, how to sue in justice court, probate, traffic court and more
Texas Justice Court Training Center (TJCTC)
Provides downloadable Word documents of criminal and civil forms for use by court personnel and self-represented litigants. A limited number of these forms are available in Spanish - Spanish forms/Formas en español
Below are various links to resources available for use by residents of the United States. Click on the image to the left or the underlined text to view more information on each resource.
Free full-text access to federal documents and information such as the Code of Federal Regulations, the United States Code and public and private laws (slip laws)
Information on the federal courts including court locators, forms, rules and policies and information on PACER, the electronic public access service for federal appellate, district, and bankruptcy court dockets and case information
Digitized collections including the Statutes at Large, American Indian legal materials, Lincoln and the law and more. The library also offers research guides on federal statutes, federal legislative history, researching judicial decisions and more
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