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
  • I Need to Extend My Existing
    Personal Protection Order
  • Tenancy and Eviction During
    and After a Foreclosure
  • I Have a Juvenile Adjudication
    I Would Like to Set Aside
  • Getting a Michigan I.D.
  • My Child’s Other Parent Wants to Move
  • Managing Child Support Debt

Free Legal Aid Clinics

Legal Aid Clinics
Are you an individual in need
of free legal assistance?
The Library hosts three legal aid clinics
to address your concerns:
September 9 & 23 2015
from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
September 3, 10, 17 & 24 2015
from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
September 29, 2015
from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Registration for the clinics is
done onsite at the Law Library
on the day of the clinic.


SCAO Publications
Available Online

Need to locate reliable and timely information about Michigan Courts?
The legal community and the general public can review and download documents published by the State Court Administrative Office. At the SCAO website, click on the "Education & References" tab to browse:

  • Brochures and Pamphlets
  • Benchbooks, Manuals, and Handbooks
  • Published Summary Reports
  • Schedules and Statistics

Click Here for Access to
the SCAO Website

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.