Guide to Law Online;"Guide to Law Online";"

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Guide to Law Online

Law Online is a collection of websites with links to resources for legal information and legal research.

 

More questions? Please e-mail Ask a Law Librarian or call the Library at 775-328-3250.

Nevada Legal Resources Presentation by Reference Librarian at Washoe County Law Library - Call for more information.


Disclaimer: The information on this web page should NOT be construed as providing legal advice; any inquiries relating to legal issues should be directed to legal counsel.

Last updated: February 4 2011

" Legal Research Online;"Legal Research Online";"

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Legal Research Online

Where to start
 


  Case Law Sources Online - some FREE


Legal News and Periodicals

Law Reviews and Law Journals Online

Nevada Legal Publications Online


Legal Writing Tools: Dictionaries and Encyclopedias


Nevada Law Libraries


Nevada Business Directories Online


Nevada Courts - Case or Docket Searches Online


Public Records Research

Nevada Public Records on the Web

Washoe County Public Records on the Web


Disclaimer: The information on this web page should NOT be construed as providing legal advice; any inquiries relating to legal issues should be directed to legal counsel.

Last update: September 11 2010

" Legal Topics Online;"Legal Topics Online";"

Washoe County Law Library


Legal Topics Online Guide

This collection is a topical guide to Internet legal websites for the lay-person. Many of these web sites are county state and federal government resources bar and other associations and legal publishers that provide information on legal and related issues. 

The Law Library has monthly legal seminars on many of these legal topics. Click here for a complete list and to view archived seminars via video-on-demand.


Attorneys and Legal Agencies

When you need to hire an attorney


Adoption


Arbitration Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)


Bankruptcy Credit and Debt Collection


Consumer Protection Identity Theft and Privacy


Criminal Records Restoration of Civil Rights Pardons


Disability & Special Education


Elder and Senior Law Guardianship


Employment Labor Discrimination Unemployment


Family Law: Divorce Custody Domestic Violence and Child Welfare


Foreclosure Assistance

For more information on foreclosure for renters click here


Healthcare Medical and Insurance


Immigration Law


Individual and Civil Rights

  • American Civil Liberties Union  - national organization to protect civil rights
  • American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada  - state office of national organization to protect civil rights
  • Section 1983 Litigation - Federal Judicial Center 
  • U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights & Liberties Violations 

  • Intellectual Property


    Lawsuits & Courts


    Probate Estates and Wills


    Real Estate  Landlord Tenant Mortgage and Foreclosure


    Small Business Assistance


     Social Security Medicare Retirement


    Taxes (State County Federal) & Internal Revenue Service


    Traffic Citations & Vehicle Insurance


    Need more information? Check out the comprehensive legal websites listed below:


    Disclaimer: The information on this web page should NOT be construed as providing legal advice; any inquiries relating to legal issues should be directed to legal counsel.  

    Last Update: September 11 2010

    " State Law Online;"State Law Online";"

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    California and Others State Law and Courts

    This collection of California and Other States' websites provides links to codes regulations legislation courts and government agencies.


    California Laws & Legislation


    California Supreme Court & Appellate Courts


    California Trial Courts


    United States Courts in California


    California Government


    Other States' Laws and Courts Law and Legislation (not Nevada or California)


    Disclaimer: The information on this web page should NOT be construed as providing legal advice; any inquiries relating to legal issues should be directed to legal counsel.

    Last update: August 31  2010

    " Nevada Law Online;"Nevada Law Online";"

    Washoe County Law Library


    Nevada Law Nevada Courts Nevada Government and Nevada City & County Codes

    This collection of Nevada websites provides links to codes regulations legislation courts and government agencies.  Websites that provide county and municipal codes are also provided at the bottom of the page.


    Nevada Law and Code 


    Nevada Courts

    Supreme Court (Appellate)

    Nevada District Courts

    Nevada Court Rules - Court rules for all NV courts (check date published; may not be current). Also see rule amendments. 

    Federal Courts

    United States Bankruptcy Court

    United States Court of Appeals


    Justice and Municipal Courts in Washoe County & Nevada


    Nevada Cities and Towns

    City Charters of Nevada | Nevada City & County Information  | Nevada Counties

    Nevada County Codes Online - not all counties provide Internet access to codes

    Nevada City Codes Online


    Nevada Government


    Disclaimer: The information on this web page should NOT be construed as providing legal advice; any inquiries relating to legal issues should be directed to legal counsel.  

    Last updated: September 11 2010

    " Financial Literacy;"Financial Literacy";"

    Washoe County Law Library


    Financial Literacy Collection

    The Washoe County Law Library will assist the community during these complicated economic times through the grant project:

    Specialized Financial Literacy: A Collection of Books; Web links; and Educational Seminars.

    The community is encouraged to take advantage of the resources that are available. This project will address financial issues including:

    Legal Seminars by Local Attorneys

    Programs presented as part of this project can be seen live or online via Video-on-Demand on WCTV . Click on Video-on-Demand and then on Library Programming to view a list of titles with links to the videos.

    Agencies Providing Low-Cost Help 

    Visit the Nevada Legal Resources Directory to find Nevada agencies and web links that may provide free or low-cost help.

    Books and Materials

    Books and materials can be found by searching the law library's online catalog.


    Customer Use Survey Financial Literacy Collection

    Please complete this survey if you have used
    the financial literacy collection.

    Thank you! 

    The grant for this project is federally funded through the Federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and administered by the Nevada State Library and Archives to enrich library programs in Nevada.


    Last updated: September 15 2010

    " Self Help Hot Topics;"Self Help Hot Topics";"

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    Self Help HOT Topics

    The web pages listed below provide legal resources on special topics. Click on the link to go to the page.

    Specialized Financial Literacy: a collection of books web sites and educational seminars on consumer financial issues such as bankruptcy investor protection home ownership taxes credit estate planning identity theft retirement and foreclosure.

    Sealing Criminal Records - instructions and sample forms to seal a criminal record in the Washoe County Second Judicial District Court are provided.

    Foreclosure Information for Renters - are renting a house and worry that the bank could foreclose on the homeowner?  This site provides information on how to look up notices of default or sale Nevada and federal laws that may provide more protection for renters and other resources for assistance.  


    Disclaimer: The information on this web page should NOT be construed as providing legal advice; any inquiries relating to legal issues should be directed to legal counsel.

    Last updated: September 25 2010

    " Sealing Criminal Records;"Sealing Criminal Records";"

    Washoe County Law Library


    Sealing of Criminal Records in Nevada

     

    Legal Seminar available on Video-on-Demand

    Learn About Appeals Sealing of Records Writs and Pardons.
    Speaker: Richard Cornell Esq.What Can You Do About Your Conviction?

    Seminar handout available by clicking here (large file).

    Instructions and Sample Forms for use in the Second Judicial District Court in Washoe County Nevada.  These forms are only for use in the District Court.  Other justice and municipal courts in Nevada may have other rules forms or requirements. Go to the forms page to find links to other court web sites.

    Links below are to files in PDF format and require the free Adobe Acrobat reader to download.

    Nevada Law

    Review the Nevada law on sealing of criminal records to determine whether or not you are eligible to have your record sealed.  The law requires that a certain number of years have passed depending on the conviction.

    To read Nevada law on sealing criminal records see the Nevada Revised Statutes links below.

    Nevada Department of Public Safety - for fingerprint and criminal history records information.


    Nevada Department of Corrections

    Nevada Board of Pardons Commissioners


    Disclaimer: The information on this web page should NOT be construed as providing legal advice; any inquiries relating to legal issues should be directed to legal counsel.


    Last Updated: November 17 2010.
    " Foreclosure for Renters;"Foreclosure for Renters";"

    Washoe County Law Library


    Foreclosure for Renters in Nevada

     On this webpage page you will find:


    Nevada Laws Related to Mortgage Foreclosure


    Federal Laws that Affect Foreclosure on Rental Property

    PUBLIC LAW 111-22-MAY 20 2009 123 STAT. 1633

    PREVENTING MORTGAGE FORECLOSURES AND ENHANCING MORTGAGE CREDIT

    within PL 111-22 Title VII and the sections listed below are know as

    TITLE VII-PROTECTING TENANTS AT FORECLOSURE ACT

    Link provided below will take you to PL111-22 scroll down to Title VII
    http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_cong_public_laws&docid=f:publ022.111.pdf


    Information on Eviction Following Foreclosure from Clark County

    Clark County (Las Vegas) Civil Law Self-help Center website 
    http://www.clarkcountycourts.us/CivilSHC/landlord-tenant-evictions/eviction-foreclosure.html


    How to Find Out of if a Home in Washoe County is in Foreclosure or Default

    Use the Washoe County Recorder's Office documents database EagleWeb to find out if a home has a recorded Notice of Default or Notice of Sale.

    Washoe County Recorder's Office EagleWeb database: http://icris.washoecounty.us/recorder/web/

    Using EagleWeb

    This information was obtained by the Washoe County Law Library through the Washoe County Recorder and should be accepted and used by the recipient with the understanding that the data received was developed and collected for informational purposes only. No liability is assumed as to the accuracy sufficiency or suitability of the information contained herein for any other particular use. The Washoe County Law Library and Recorders Office assume no liability whatsoever associated with the use or misuse of such data.

    Screen shot showing the EagleWeb fields used to find a notice of Default or Sale.

    If the homeowner's name is not known or needs to be verified it can be looked up at the Washoe County Assessor's Office.

    Washoe County Assessor's Office Real Property Assessment Data Website: /assessor/cama/search.php. Once at this webpage read the Assessor's Office Disclaimer then click on \"Go To Search Page\".


    Other Information about Foreclosure

    Lawyer in the Library - this free program is offered every Wednesday night at the Washoe County Law Library. Provides a brief consultation with an attorney to ask a legal question.  Arrive before 4:30 pm to sign up.  /lawlib

    A General Overview of Nevada Foreclosure Law for the Homeowner - information geared toward the homeowner.  This legal seminar was presented by Douglas Flowers Esq. in March 2009 at the Washoe County Law Library and updated in November 2009: Recent Changes to Nevada Foreclosure Law for the Homeowner. Click on the links to view Video on Demand. 

    A statewide list of free legal assistance organizations and other related resources. 
    http://www.nvlawdirectory.org/

    Nevada Department of Business and Industry - Nevada Foreclosure Help!
    http://foreclosurehelp.nv.gov/

    If you are a renter and have received an eviction or auction notice please review this website: http://foreclosurehelp.nv.gov/Renters_Eviction.htm

    Reno Gazette Journal - web site provides a searchable database of home foreclosures in Washoe County (updated from the Accessor's Office. http://foreclosures.rgj.com/

    For information on the Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Rules for Homeowners click here .


    Disclaimer: The information on this web page should NOT be construed as providing legal advice; any inquiries relating to legal issues should be directed to legal counsel.

    Updated: September 22 2010

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    Washoe County Law Library

    Located in the Historic Courthouse at 75 Court Street in Reno Nevada

    Phone: 775-328-3250

    Law Library hours: | Monday Thursday & Friday 8am - 5pm | Tuesday & Wednesday 10am - 7pm |

    Announcements

    Notice of Meeting and Agenda- Law Library Board of Trustees 5pm July 27th 2011

    Notice of Meeting and Agenda- Law Library Board of Trustees 5pm June 29th 2011

    Info on the Law Library's Lawyer in the Library and Legal Seminar Programs is at the bottom of this page.

    Helpful Online Legal Resources

    1. Online Catalog find Law Library resources here & Instructions for accessing your library account.
    2. Nevada Revised Statutes (2009) - link to current laws and regulations.
    3. Nevada Offense Codes
    4. Standardized forms for all Nevada District Courts for Landlord/Tenant Guardianship Divorce and Appellate Practice
    5. Nevada Legal Resources Directory - agencies that offer free (or low cost) legal and related help.
    6. Nevada Supreme Court - Published Advance Opinions and Unpublished Orders
    7. Sealing of Criminal Records in Washoe Law forms and instructions for use in the Washoe Co. District Court.
    8. Abandoned Vehicle Writ of Mandamus - Sample Forms - It is important to remember that the forms you find here are just a starting point. They may provide you with ideas on content and style but specific requirements vary by court.
    9. Foreclosure Information for Renters
    10. Lawyer Referral and Information Service State Bar of Nevada.
    11. Washoe County Bar Association -find a lawyer (by area of practice)
    12. Certain Laws Relating to Sex Offenders...

    For other forms go to the Forms and Petitions webpage.

    Washoe County Second Judicial District Court

    Law Library Subscription Databases:

    Click here for EBSCO database descriptions complete list of titles user ID and password instructions.

    G A L E DATABASES - Below are the e-books legal directory legal forms and periodicals index that are available to you by GaleCengage through the Washoe County Law Library. These are accessible within the law library and outside the law library with a law library card and password.

    Click on images below to access the different resources.


    Law Library Community Service Programs

    Monthly Legal Seminars

    No Seminars Until October.

    Did you miss a seminar? Click for a list of Legal Seminar titles on Video-on-Demand.

    Washoe Co. Television: WCTV Video-on-Demand Click on Library Progamming to find the latest Lawyer in the Library Legal Seminars.

    Click to receive Legal Seminar email notifications

    Lawyer in the Library Program

    Free legal guidance by a volunteer licensed Nevada attorney.
    Family Law (family law questions only) - Tuesday Evenings
    General Law (any legal question) - Wednesday Evenings

    Call for information about classes and tours offered by the Law Library


    Disclaimer: The information on this web page should NOT be construed as providing legal advice; any inquiries relating to legal issues should be directed to legal counsel.

    Last updated: June 10th 2011

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