Adams-Pratt Law and Research Library
U.S. Government Printing Office 
This library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents.
Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law.

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Adams-Pratt Law and Research Library

What's New At the Library


The Oakland County Law and Research Library is expanding its collection of circulating books you may use at home or at the office.

Watch for the "ITEM CHECKS OUT" - "21 DAY LOAN" labels on selected legal titles and genealogy titles. Check these books out with your Law and Research Library Card.

Finding your roots : easy-to-do genealogy and family history Dealing with problem employees : a legal guide Sustainable genealogy : separating fact from fiction in family legends
Anatomy of a trial : a handbook for young lawyers NextGen genealogy : the DNA connection Divorce after 50 : your guide to the unique legal & financial challenges

Need a Library Card?

Please ask at the Information Desk

Michigan Legal Help --
It's Not Just for Divorce!

Michigan Legal Help provides a wealth of online information for handling simple civil legal matters. While the MLH website doesn't cover all areas of law, it's adding more information, all the time. Within Michigan Legal Help, you can learn about a specific area of the law and the "toolkits" to help you prepare yourself for court. Some legal forms are completed automatically once you answer simple questions.
Some Examples of MLH Toolkits
  • Going to Court: Extra Tips and Forms
  • Eviction from Subsidized Housing
  • Name Change
  • I Have a Small Claims Case
  • I Have an Adult Criminal Conviction I Want to Set Aside
  • I Need to Apply for Unemployment Benefits

Free Legal Aid Clinics

Legal Aid Clinics
The Library hosts three legal aid clinics
for the public to come and consult with an
attorney or law student.
August 12 & 26  2015
from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
August 6, 13, 20 & 27 2015
from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
July 28, 2015
from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Registration for the clinics is
done on-site at the Law Library
on the day of the clinic.

Free Online Legal Research Sites

ABA Journal

The American Bar Association provides free access to its published journals, issues from 2004 to the present.


Justia provides free case law, codes, regulations, and legal information for lawyers, businesses, and laypersons. Dictionary

This site provides basic definitions to thousands of legal terms and concepts.

LII: Legal Information Institute

LII is non-profit, public service of Cornell Law School that provides free access to current American and international legal research sources.
1200 N Telegraph, Bldg 14 East, West Wing Ext, Pontiac, MI 48341 - Phone: 248-858-0012
Monday through Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.