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.
 
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Watch for the "ITEM CHECKS OUT" - "21 DAY LOAN" labels on selected legal titles and genealogy titles. You can 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.
 
July 1, 15 & 29 2015
from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
 
July 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 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.
 

Legal Research with FDsys

 
 

The Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides free online access to official documents from all three branches of the Federal Government. Through FDsys, you can search for legal publications and download them in multiple file formats. Check out some of the following FDsys resources:

 
Code of Federal Regulations
 
Congressional Bills
 
Constitution of the United States of America
Analysis and Interpretation

 
Federal Register
 
Public and Private Laws
 
United States Code
 
United States Courts Opinions
 

FDsys is also a popular destination for documents of landmark legislation and notable moments in American history:

 
Civil Rights Act of 1964
 
The Medicare Law of 1965
 
Warren Commission Report
 
Watergate Grand Jury Testimony Transcripts
 
The 9/11 Commission Report
 
President Obama's Public Papers
 
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