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A Layperson's Guide to Legal Research and Self-Help Law Books

Adult; Self-Help & Relationships; (Market)

An essential guide to legal research and the self-help legal literature for laypersons and students. Provides overviews of 85 legal specialties with sources of law applicable to each specialty, web sites for further research and content-rich reviews of nearly 800 significant subject-specialty texts geared to a lay or student audience. Fills a void in the collection of any law, public or academic library which fields legal questions. Introductory chapters examine the nature of self-help law versus hiring an attorney, provide a roadmap to legal information, an overview of the U.S. justice system, and reviews of general works on U.S. law. Appendices include a title index, bibliography of state legal research guides, and a directory of public law libraries in the United States.