In an effort to support its mission of providing all patrons access to relevant and practical legal information, the Harris County Law Library maintains a self-help collection that is designed to assist self-represented parties in learning about an area or topic of law without having to sort through unfamiliar and often difficult legal terminology. Part of this self-help collection is a series of books published by Nolo, a company that seeks to “make the law accessible to everyone.” The books, written in plain English by attorneys and legal professors, cover a range of topics such as bankruptcy, immigration, family law, labor and employment, landlord-tenant, and estate planning, just to name a few. Although the books are not meant to be a substitute for getting the advice of a lawyer, they can help the reader better understand a legal issue and discover some answers to their legal questions.
The Harris County Law Library has recently received new editions of the following titles:
- Criminal Law: A Desk Reference
- Everybody’s Guide to Small Claims Court
- Legal Forms for Starting and Running a Small Business
- The Small Business Start-Up Kit
- Social Security, Medicare & Government Pensions
Look for them (and many other titles) on our shelves!