Legal Information

From SJCPLSubjectGuides

(Difference between revisions)
Jump to: navigation, search
Line 1: Line 1:
{| border="0" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" align="right"
{| border="0" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" align="right"
|-
|-
-
|bgcolor="#e0e0e0" | '''Local Law Info'''
+
|bgcolor="#e0e0e0" |'''Codes'''
 +
*[http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/ Indiana Administrative Code]
 +
*[http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic/code/ Indiana Code]
 +
*[http://library.municode.com/mcc/home.htm?infobase=13974&doc_method=cleardoc South Bend City Code]
-
*[https://secure.in.gov/serv/cji_sor Indiana Sex Offenders Registry]
+
'''Courts'''
-
*[http://bop.gov/ Federal Bureau of Prisons]
+
*[http://www.in.gov/judiciary/stjoseph/ St. Joseph County Courts]
-
*[http://www.in.gov/indcorrection/ Indiana Dept. of Corrections]  
+
*[http://users.michiana.org/probate/ St. Joseph County Probate Court]
-
**[http://www.in.gov/indcorrection/search.htm Offender Search]
+
*[http://www.innb.uscourts.gov/sbdivision.htm US Bankruptcy Court - Northern<br> District of Indiana, South Bend Div.]
-
*Other States' Department of <br>Corrections' [http://www.in.gov/indcorrection/links.htm websites]
+
*[http://www.ca7.uscourts.gov/ US Court of Appeals - 7th Circuit]
-
*[http://www.inbf.org/index2.html Indiana Bar Foundation]
+
*[http://www.innd.uscourts.gov/divisional.shtml/ US District Court<br> - Northern District of Indiana]
-
**[http://www.sjcba.org/ St. Joseph County Bar<br> Association]
+
-
*[http://indianajustice.org/Home/PublicWeb Indiana Legal Services], <br>(574) 234-8121
+
-
*[http://hostpub.courts.state.in.us/HostPublisher/rollatty/roa1_inp.jsp;jsessionid=A2TSHP4J3UF2SAIBTTUC4IA Indiana Roll of Attorneys] - <br>Search for a lawyer in Indiana
+
-
*[http://www.nd.edu/~lawlib/ Kresge Law Library] <br>Notre Dame Law School <br>University of Notre Dame <br>Notre Dame, IN 46556 <br>Phone: (574) 631-7024 <br>Fax: (574) 631-6371 <br>Open: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
+
-
*Law Library, St. Joseph County <br>Courthouse Basement <br>101 S. Main St. <br>South Bend, IN 46601 <br>(574) 235-9657 <br>Open: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
+
-
*Legal Aid <br>Notre Dame Law School <br>725 Howard St. <br>(574) 631-7795 <br>NOTE: Not accepting new <br>referrals as of 11/10/2005.
+
-
+
-
'''Legal Services Program <br>of Northern Indiana'''
+
-
Jefferson Center
+
-
105 E. Jefferson Blvd.
+
-
South Bend, IN 46601
+
-
(574) 234-8121
+
-
1 (800) 288-8121
+
-
'''Legal Forms'''
+
'''Forms'''
 +
*[http://www.innb.uscourts.gov/forms.htm Bankruptcy Forms]
 +
*[http://www.innb.uscourts.gov/localforms.htm Bankruptcy Local Forms]
 +
*[http://www.freelegalforms.net Free Legal Forms]
 +
*[http://www.in.gov/judiciary/selfservice/forms.html Indiana Self-Service Legal Center]
*[http://proxy.sjcpl.lib.in.us:2048/login?url=http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/sout61408?db=TGLF Thomson Gale Legal Forms]
*[http://proxy.sjcpl.lib.in.us:2048/login?url=http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/sout61408?db=TGLF Thomson Gale Legal Forms]
-
*[http://www.legaldocs.com/misc-s.htm Free Legal Forms]
 
-
*[http://www.freelegalforms.net/index.cfm?index=forms&filename=Form15763.htm Installment Land Contract <br>Sample]
 
-
*[http://kaktus.com/real-estate-forms/legal-forms-lead.html Lead-Based Paint Disclosure <br>Forms]
 
-
*[http://www.nolo.com/ Legal Forms Books]
 
-
*[http://www.insiderreports.com/legalfrm/b10185.htm Quit-Claim Deed Sample]
 
-
*[http://totalrealestatesolutions.com/RealEstateForms/index.cfm Real Estate Forms & <br>Agreements]
 
-
*[http://www.freelegalforms.net/index.cfm?index=forms&filename=Form14242.htm Rental Agreement Sample]
 
-
'''Legal Links'''
+
'''Legal Assistance & Answers'''
 +
*[http://lp.findlaw.com/ FindLaw]
 +
*[http://www.nd.edu/~lawlib/ Kresge Law Library (ND)]
 +
*[http://indianajustice.org/Home/PublicWeb Indiana Legal Services]
 +
*[http://law.nd.edu/currentstudents/academics/legal_aid.html Legal Aid Clinic (ND)]
 +
*[http://straylight.law.cornell.edu/ Legal Information Institute (Cornell)]
 +
*[http://www.sjcba.org/ St. Joseph County Bar Association<br>& Law Library]
 +
*[http://www.in.gov/judiciary/stjoseph/ St. Joseph County Clerk]
-
*[http://www.copyright.cornell.edu/training/Hirtle_Public_Domain.htm Copyright Law]
+
'''Law Enforcement'''
-
*[http://www.findlaw.com/ FindLaw]
+
*[http://www.in.gov/indcorrection/ Indiana Dept. of Corrections]
-
*[http://www.lawyers.com/ Lawyers.com - Find a Lawyer]
+
*[http://www.jjconline.org/ Juvenile Justice Center]
-
*[http://www.consumerlaw.org/ National Consumer Law Center]
+
:[http://users.michiana.org/probate/SJC-Casa.htm - CASA]
-
*[http://straylight.law.cornell.edu/supct/index.html Supreme Court Decisions]
+
*[http://www.stjosephcountyindiana.com/directory/Judicial_Law.htm St. Joseph County Judicial<br> & Law Enforcement Offices]
-
*[http://lawyers.findlaw.com/ West's Legal Directory]
+
:[http://www.radioreference.com/modules.php?name=RR&ctid=763#cid-3879 - Radio Frequencies]
-
 
+
*[http://www.stjoepros.org/index.html St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office]
-
'''Crime Links'''
+
-
 
+
-
*[http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/dtd.htm Bureau of Justice Statistics]
+
-
*[http://ojjdp.ncjrs.org/ojstatbb/dat.html Crime Statistics]
+
-
*[http://albany.edu/sourcebook/ Sourcebook of Criminal Justice <br>Statistics]
+
-
*[http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/NACJD/ National Archive of Criminal <br>Justice Data]
+
-
*[http://fisher.lib.virginia.edu/collections/stats/crime/ Uniform Crime Reports by <br>County]
+
-
 
+
-
'''Prisoner Resources'''
+
-
 
+
-
*[http://www.aclu.org/Prisons/ ACLU on Prisons]
+
-
*[http://innocenceproject.org/ Innocence Project]
+
 +
'''Offender Search'''
 +
*[https://secure.in.gov/serv/cji_sor Indiana Sex Offenders Registry]
 +
*[http://www.insor.org/insasoweb/ Indiana Sex & Violent Offender Registry]
 +
*[http://www.mipsor.state.mi.us/ Michigan Public Sexual Offender Registry]
 +
*[http://www.in.gov/indcorrection/search.htm Indiana DOC Offender Search]
 +
'''Other Resources'''
 +
*[http://www.consumerlaw.org/ National Consumer Law Center]
|}
|}
-
__TOC__
 
-
== Using Legal Resources @ the Library ==
 
-
 
-
The Library offers an assortment of reference sources to help you with your legal information needs.
 
-
 
;'''Library staff CAN:'''
;'''Library staff CAN:'''
:- Direct you to legal forms and court publications.
:- Direct you to legal forms and court publications.
:- Direct you to law books available at the Library.
:- Direct you to law books available at the Library.
-
:- Provide telephone numbers for local lawyer referral services and legal services agencies.
+
:- Provide telephone numbers and links for local lawyer referral<br>services and legal services agencies.
;'''Library staff CANNOT:'''
;'''Library staff CANNOT:'''
Line 73: Line 57:
:- Advise you whether or not you should bring your case to court.
:- Advise you whether or not you should bring your case to court.
:- Advise you what to say in court.
:- Advise you what to say in court.
 +
__TOC__
 +
=== Divorce & Child Support ===
 +
The [http://www.in.gov/judiciary/selfservice/forms.html Self-Service Legal Center] site contains printable forms for divorce and child support issues.  Please contact the office of the [http://www.in.gov/judiciary/stjoseph/ County Clerk] for specific requirements regarding court filings.  (The [http://www.monroe.lib.in.us/forms/divorce.html Monroe (IN) County Public Library] has some additional court forms.)
 +
El centro de [http://www.in.gov/judiciary/selfservice/formularios.html auto-servicio legal del Sistema Judicial] del estado de Indiana ofrece un formulario en español para preparar su propio divorcio simple.
-
If you need information on pro-bono legal services or assistance in choosing an attorney, contact the [http://www.sjcba.org St. Joseph County Bar Association] which is in the lower level of the old Court House (on Main St.).
+
''SJCPL assumes no responsibility and accepts no liability for actions taken by users of these documents, including reliance on their contents. For legal advice about your case, you should contact a lawyer.''
-
=== Browsing our shelves ===
+
=== Forms ===
 +
The [http://proxy.sjcpl.lib.in.us:2048/login?url=http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/sout61408?db=TGLF Thomson Gale Legal Forms] database provides a selection of '''printable forms''', specific to Indiana, for a variety of topics.  This resource is available from your home computer with a valid St. Joseph County Public Library Card.
-
;Some titles available in the library.:  (Dewey Decimal System call numbers<nowiki>:</nowiki> Law ~ 340-349)
+
=== Legal Assistance & Answers ===
-
:[http://stjos.sjcpl.lib.in.us/search/tblacks+law+dictionary/tblacks+law+dictionary/1%2C2%2C3%2CB/frameset&FF=tblacks+law+dictionary&1%2C1%2C Black's Law Dictionary]
+
If you need information on '''pro-bono legal services''' or assistance in choosing an attorney, contact the [http://www.sjcba.org St. Joseph County Bar Association].
-
:[http://stjos.sjcpl.lib.in.us/search/?searchtype=Y&searcharg=%28law+or+legal%29+and+form*&SORT=D&SORT=R&submit3.x=0&submit3.y=0&submit3=Search Legal form templates]
+
-
:[http://www.inbar.org/content/commitees/sections/YLS/ylspage.htm#LegalStuff Legal Stuff (You Should Know)]
+
-
:[http://stjos.sjcpl.lib.in.us/search/?searchtype=t&searcharg=martindale-hubbell+law+directory&SORT=D&SORT=R&submit3.x=0&submit3.y=0&submit3=Search Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory]
+
-
:[http://www.nolo.com/ Nolo Press Legal Forms & Guides]
+
 +
[http://www.indianajustice.org/Home/PublicWeb Indiana Legal Services] is a nonprofit law firm that provides '''free civil legal assistance''' to eligible low-income people throughout the state of Indiana.  They provide answers to questions about Indiana law and can also assist you with finding local [http://www.indianajustice.org/Home/PublicWeb/LegalSvcs/byCounty legal assistance].
 +
The [http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic_iac/ Indiana General Assembly] provides access to '''Indiana Codes and Acts''' and [http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic/code/title35/ar50/ Indiana Sentencing Guidelines].  The site includes a link to the [http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic/code/const/ Constitution] of Indiana as well as the [http://www.in.gov/legislative/register/irtoc.htm Indiana Register].
 +
=== Wills & Probate ===
 +
The [http://users.michiana.org/probate/ St. Joseph County Probate Court] is located in the Juvenile Justice Center.  The court has jurisdiction over estates, trusts, adoption, paternity and all "protected" persons.
-
{|
 
-
|[[Image:legalforms.gif|200px|left|Thomson Gale Legal Forms]]]
 
-
|}
 
-
The [http://proxy.sjcpl.lib.in.us:2048/login?url=http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/sout61408?db=TGLF Thomson Gale Legal Forms] database provides a selection of printable forms for a variety of topics  including real estate, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord/tenant and many others. Also included in this database is a directory of lawyers and a dictionary of legal terms.  '''Available from your home computer with a valid St. Joseph County Public Library Card.'''
 
-
 
-
 
-
 
-
== Local Law Resources ==
 
-
 
-
*[http://stjos.sjcpl.lib.in.us/search/?searchtype=t&searcharg=municipal+code+of+the+city+of+south+bend&SORT=D&SORT=R&submit3.x=0&submit3.y=0&submit3=Search Municipal Code of the City of South Bend] (Print)
 
-
*[http://library.municode.com/mcc/home.htm?infobase=13974&doc_method=cleardoc South Bend City Code] (Online)
 
-
*[http://www.stjosephcountyindiana.com/directory/Judicial_Law.htm St. Joseph County Judicial & Law Enforcement Offices]
 
-
*[http://www.stjoepros.org/index.html St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office]
 
-
 
-
 
-
==Indiana Law Resources==
 
-
 
-
*[http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic_iac/ Indiana Administrative Code]
 
-
*[http://www.iclu.org/ Indiana Civil Liberties Union]
 
-
*[http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic_iac/ Indiana Code]
 
-
*[http://stjos.sjcpl.lib.in.us/search/?searchtype=t&searcharg=indiana+law+encyclopedia&SORT=D&SORT=R&submit3.x=0&submit3.y=0&submit3=Search Indiana Law Encyclopedia] - explains Indiana Code
 
-
*[http://stjos.sjcpl.lib.in.us/search/?searchtype=t&searcharg=indiana+practice&SORT=D&SORT=R&submit3.x=0&submit3.y=0&submit3=Search Indiana Practice] - explains Indiana Code
 
-
**[http://west.thomson.com/product/22073652/product.asp Essential Forms], volume 5 (download .pdf file - Table of Contents)
 
-
*[http://stjos.sjcpl.lib.in.us/search/tindiana+rules+of+court+state/tindiana+rules+of+court+state/1%2C1%2C2%2CB/frameset&FF=tindiana+rules+of+court+state&2%2C%2C2 Indiana Rules of Court: State]
 
-
*[http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic/code/title35/ar50/ Indiana Sentencing Guidelines]
 
-
*[http://www.state.in.us/icpr/webfile/formsdiv/index.html Indiana State Government Forms] (download .pdf files)
 
-
*[http://www.in.gov/judiciary/center/pubs.html#benchbooks Small Claims Court Manual] (download .pdf file)
 
-
*[http://www.in.gov/judiciary/about/05-casetypes.html Trial Courts: Types of Cases]
 
-
*West's Indiana Code Annotated - history of law & case law citations
 
-
**Holdings available at the Main Library only.
 
-
 
-
===Divorce, Child Support, and Protection Orders===
 
-
*The Reference Department at the Main Library has a book on filing your own divorce in Indiana, called [http://stjos.sjcpl.lib.in.us/search/?searchtype=t&searcharg=do-it-yourself+indiana+divorce+book&SORT=R&submit3.x=0&submit3.y=0&submit3=Search The Do-it-Yourself Indiana Divorce Book].
 
-
*You can download and fill out forms from the links below:
 
-
**[http://www.in.gov/judiciary/selfservice/forms.html Indiana Divorce Forms]
 
-
**[http://www.in.gov/judiciary/selfservice/forms/support_mod.html Modification of Child Support]
 
-
**[http://www.in.gov/judiciary/selfservice/formularios/divorcio.html Indiana Divorce Forms in Spanish]
 
-
**[http://www.monroe.lib.in.us/forms/divorce.html Monroe County Public Library] has the following forms on its website (download .pdf or Word files):
 
-
***Form I: Decree of Marriage Dissolution - With Separation Agreement
 
-
***Form K: Separation Agreement
 
-
***Form L: Motion for Summary Dissolution Decree
 
-
***Forms for Legal Change of Name
 
-
**The Non-Military Affadavit can be found in the book [http://stjos.sjcpl.lib.in.us/search/tcollecting+child+support/tcollecting+child+support/1%2C2%2C2%2CB/frameset&FF=tcollecting+child+support+made+e+z&1%2C1%2C Collecting Child Support Made E-Z] on page 87.
 
-
*[http://www.in.gov/judiciary/rules/child_support/ Indiana Child Support Rules & Guidelines]
 
-
*[http://www.state.in.us/judiciary/forms/po.html Indiana Protection Order, No Contact Order, and Workplace Violence Restraining Order Forms]
 
-
 
-
NOTE:
 
-
Any questions about court procedures or requirements or using the forms should be directed to the St. Joseph County Clerk (101 S. Main Street, Basement, South Bend, Indiana 46601; Voice: (574) 235-9635; Fax: (574) 235-9838).
 
-
 
-
Other counties in Indiana may have different requirements. If you do not live in St. Joseph County, Indiana, you should contact the office of the County Clerk in your county.
 
-
 
-
SJCPL assumes no responsibilities and accepts no liability for actions taken by users of these documents, including reliance on their contents. For legal advice about your case, you should contact a lawyer.
 
-
 
-
===Wills & Probate===
 
-
 
-
*[http://stjos.sjcpl.lib.in.us/search/?searchtype=t&searcharg=guiding+those+left+behind+in+indiana&SORT=D&SORT=R&submit3.x=0&submit3.y=0&submit3=Search Guiding Those Left Behind in Indiana]
 
-
*[http://stjos.sjcpl.lib.in.us/search/?searchtype=t&searcharg=indiana+practice&SORT=D&SORT=R&submit3.x=0&submit3.y=0&submit3=Search Indiana Practice]: Anderson's Probate Forms, 4 volumes (25, 25A, 26, 26A)
 
-
*[http://users.michiana.org/probate/ St. Joseph County Probate Court]: <br>1000 South Michigan Street <br>South Bend, IN 46601 <br>Voice: (574) 235-5378 <br>Fax: (574) 235-5382
 
-
 
-
 
-
==Federal Law Resources==
 
-
 
-
*[http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index.html Federal Register]
 
-
*[http://www.ussc.gov/2005guid/TABCON05.htm Federal Sentencing Guidelines]
 
-
*[http://stjos.sjcpl.lib.in.us/search/tindiana+rules+of+court+federal/tindiana+rules+of+court+federal/1%2C1%2C2%2CB/frameset&FF=tindiana+rules+of+court+federal&2%2C%2C2 Indiana Rules of Court: Federal] - also contains Local Bankruptcy Rules
 
-
*[http://straylight.law.cornell.edu/supct/index.html Supreme Court Archives]
 
-
*[http://uscis.gov/graphics/index.htm US Citizenship & Immigration Services]
 
-
*[http://www.ca7.uscourts.gov/ US Court of Appeals - 7th Circuit]
 
-
*[http://www.innd.uscourts.gov/ US District Court - Northern District of Indiana]
 
-
*[http://uscode.house.gov/ United States Code] and [http://www.gpoaccess.gov/uscode/ Previous Versions of United States Code]
 
-
*[http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/cfr-table-search.html United States Code of Federal Regulations]
 
-
*[http://www.law.emory.edu/FEDERAL/usconst.html United States Constitution] (searchable)
 
-
*[http://www.copyright.gov/ US Copyright Office]
 
-
**[http://www.copyright.gov/forms/ US Copyright Forms]
 
-
*[http://www.uspto.gov/ US Patent & Trademark Office]
 
-
 
-
===Bankruptcy===
 
-
Filing for bankruptcy?  SJCPL has several books to help you get started, such as the one below.  Ask a librarian for help locating bankruptcy resources, or see the links below for bankruptcy forms.
 
-
{|
 
-
|[http://stjos.sjcpl.lib.in.us/search/?searchtype=t&searcharg=new+bankruptcy+law+and+you&SORT=D&SORT=R&submit3.x=0&submit3.y=0&submit3=Search [[Image:new bankruptcy law and you.gif|left|new bankruptcy law and you]]]
 
-
||
 
-
[http://stjos.sjcpl.lib.in.us/search/?searchtype=t&searcharg=new+bankruptcy+law+and+you&SORT=D&SORT=R&submit3.x=0&submit3.y=0&submit3=Search New Bankruptcy <br>Law and You]
 
-
|}
 
-
*[http://www.innb.uscourts.gov/localforms.htm Northern District of Indiana - Local Bankruptcy Forms]
 
-
*[http://www.innb.uscourts.gov/ Northern District of Indiana - Local Bankruptcy Rules] (download .pdf file)
 
-
*[http://www.uscourts.gov/bkforms/bankruptcy_forms.html#official Official Bankruptcy Forms]
 
-
 
-
 
-
==Other Law Resources==
 
-
 
-
*[http://forms.lp.findlaw.com/ Court Forms]
 
-
*[http://www.findlaw.com/casecode/ FindLaw: Federal & State Cases & Codes]
 
-
*[http://www.law.cornell.edu/ Legal Information Institute (Cornell)]
 
-
*[http://www.findlaw.com/11stategov/mi/laws.html Michigan Legal Information]
 
-
 
-
===Personnel Issues===
 
-
The following resources are good places to start your research on labor laws and practices:
 
-
*The [http://www.dol.gov/ Department of Labor's] [http://www.dol.gov/elaws/ Employment Law site] is a good resource for employers and employees alike.
 
-
*Indiana Guides to Human Resource Management
 
-
*Human Resources CCH (Commerce Clearing House Inc.) [http://stjos.sjcpl.lib.in.us/search/?searchtype=Y&searcharg=commerce+and+clearing+and+house+and+human+and+resources+and+management&SORT=D&SORT=R&submit3.x=0&submit3.y=0&submit3=Search Products]
 
[[Category:Government]]
[[Category:Government]]
[[Category:Social Service Agencies]]
[[Category:Social Service Agencies]]
-
 
-
Last updated: --[[User:Katie80|Katie]] 10:44, 3 Dec 2005 (EST)
 

Revision as of 13:44, 10 May 2007

Codes

Courts

Forms

Legal Assistance & Answers

Law Enforcement

- CASA
- Radio Frequencies

Offender Search

Other Resources

Library staff CAN:
- Direct you to legal forms and court publications.
- Direct you to law books available at the Library.
- Provide telephone numbers and links for local lawyer referral
services and legal services agencies.
Library staff CANNOT:
- Select or fill out court forms for you.
- Tell you what words to use in your court forms.
- Provide legal advice or legal interpretations.
- Advise you whether or not you should bring your case to court.
- Advise you what to say in court.

Contents

Divorce & Child Support

The Self-Service Legal Center site contains printable forms for divorce and child support issues. Please contact the office of the County Clerk for specific requirements regarding court filings. (The Monroe (IN) County Public Library has some additional court forms.)

El centro de auto-servicio legal del Sistema Judicial del estado de Indiana ofrece un formulario en español para preparar su propio divorcio simple.

SJCPL assumes no responsibility and accepts no liability for actions taken by users of these documents, including reliance on their contents. For legal advice about your case, you should contact a lawyer.

Forms

The Thomson Gale Legal Forms database provides a selection of printable forms, specific to Indiana, for a variety of topics. This resource is available from your home computer with a valid St. Joseph County Public Library Card.

Legal Assistance & Answers

If you need information on pro-bono legal services or assistance in choosing an attorney, contact the St. Joseph County Bar Association.

Indiana Legal Services is a nonprofit law firm that provides free civil legal assistance to eligible low-income people throughout the state of Indiana. They provide answers to questions about Indiana law and can also assist you with finding local legal assistance.

The Indiana General Assembly provides access to Indiana Codes and Acts and Indiana Sentencing Guidelines. The site includes a link to the Constitution of Indiana as well as the Indiana Register.

Wills & Probate

The St. Joseph County Probate Court is located in the Juvenile Justice Center. The court has jurisdiction over estates, trusts, adoption, paternity and all "protected" persons.

Personal tools