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Legal Literacy: Recommended Titles for Public Libraries

Where librarians can find legal resources for their patrons.

Recommended Titles for Public Libraries

List compiled by the Connecticut Judicial Branch Law Libraries

Connecticut Publications

  • Connecticut Law Enforcement Field Manual (LexisNexis, Annual Edition) - $33.00
  • Connecticut Rules of Court - State (Thomson West, Annual Edition) - $192.00
  • Renee Bauer, Divorce in Connecticut: The Legal Process, Your Rights, and What to Expect (Addicus Books, 2014) - $21.95
  • Thomas B. Mooney, A Practical Guide to Connecticut School Law (CABE, 8th Edition, 2014) - $79.99
  • Wesley Horton, The Connecticut State Constitution (Oxford University Press, 2nd ed., 2012) - $170.00

Nolo Self-Help Publications (Also available electronically through the Legal Information Reference Center

  • 101 Law Forms for Personal Use (9th ed., 2013) - $23.99 
  • Chapter 13 Bankruptcy (13th ed., 2016) - $31.99
  • The Criminal Law Handbook (14th ed., 2015) - $31.99 
  • Every Dog's Legal Guide (7th ed., 2012) - $15.99 
  • Every Tenant's Legal Guide (8th ed., 2015) - $27.99
  • Everybody's Guide to Small Claims Court (16th ed., 2016) - $23.99
  • Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce (6th ed., 2016) - $19.99
  • How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy (14th ed., 2015) - $34.99
  • The Legal Answer Book for Families (2nd ed., 2014) - $19.99
  • Legal Research: How to Find and Understand the Law (17th ed., 2015) - $39.99
  • Neighbor Law (8th ed., 2014) - $23.99
  • Patent, Copyright & Trademark (14th ed., 2016) - $35.99
  • Plan Your Estate (13th ed., 2016) - $34.99
  • Represent Yourself in Court (8th ed., 2013) - $34.99
  • Your Rights in the Workplace (10th ed., 2014) - $23.99

Reference Publications

The prices are for general information only. Contact the publisher for current pricing (links to publisher websites are included above). 

Collection Recommendations

Self-Help Legal Publications

Legal Databases through CSL

You and your patrons can access many legal databases remotely with a CT State Library card.

Selected databases are listed below. 

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