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of the Michael J. Malone Douglas County Law Library and is provided
only as an informational service.
Notice: Inclusion on this page does not necessarily indicate
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County Law Library, the Michael J. Malone Douglas County Law Library
Board of Trustees, the District Court of Douglas County, or the
governing and administrative bodies of Douglas County, Kansas. The Law
Library does not intend to give legal advice by including links on this
page and the user should not interpret anything accessed through this
page as being in any way legal advice from the Law Library or its
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Clerk of the District Court
Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, Douglas County, Kansas (CJCC)
District Court - 7th Judicial District
Douglas County Code
Douglas County, Kansas official website
Local Court Rules
Baldwin City Code
Baldwin City, Kansas official website
Lawrence City Code
Lawrence, Kansas official website
Kansas Attorney General Opinions
Kansas District Courts
Kansas Judicial Branch
Kansas Legislative Archives
Kansas Legislative Research Department
Kansas Legislature - Bills, directories, etc.
Kansas Sentencing Commission
Kansas Sentencing Commission forms
Kansas Sentencing Guidelines, Desk Reference Manuals
United States Code Search
United States Congress - Govtrack.us - Bills and Resolutions, Committees, Members of Congress, etc.
USA.gov - The official source for federal, state, and local government information.
American Bar Association
Douglas County Bar Association
Kansas Bar Association
Journal of the Kansas Bar Association - Free online
access to selected full text articles in the Journal of the Kansas Bar
Association is available through the WestlawNext connection on the Law
Library's four patron work stations.
Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy - Free online access to full
text articles in the Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy is
available through the WestlawNext connection on the Law Library's four
patron work stations.
Kansas Law Review - Free online access to full text articles in the
Kansas Law Review is available through the WestlawNext connection on
the Law Library's four patron work stations.
Johnson County Law Library.
Kansas Supreme Court Law Library.
Lawyers for Libraries.
Lyon County Law Library.
Refdesk.com - Newspapers - USA and Worldwide.
Sedgwick County Law Library.
University of Kansas Wheat Law Library.
Washburn University Law Library.
Resources for Lawyers:
Core Legal Research Competencies
- A compendium of skills and knowledge lawyers should possess or
acquire to perform successful legal research. From the American
Association of Law Libraries’ Research Instruction Caucus.
CourtWEB - An on-line searchable database of recently filed opinions from judges in some U.S. Federal Court jurisdictions.
Handbook on Limited Scope Legal Assistance
- From the Modest Means Task Force of the Litigation Section of the
American Bar Association - Designed to help lawyers provide more and
better forms of limited scope legal assistance to those, who without
this help, likely would receive no assistance at all - Also available
in print in the Michael J. Malone Douglas County Law Library.
KALAP (Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program)
- Provides Kansas lawyers and law students with assistance for
substance abuse, mental health disorders, and other disabilities.
Pro Bono Net -
Nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase access to justice
through innovative uses of technology and increased volunteer lawyer
- Serves as a network for practitioners of self-help programs and as a
clearinghouse of information relating to self-representation.
Resources for Non-Lawyers:
FindLegalHelp.org - A consumers' guide to legal help provided by the American Bar Association.
Free Legal Forms
- Kansas Legal Services provides access to a number of legal forms on
their website. Some include interactive on-line interviews that assist
the user in completing forms to: File for a Divorce in a marriage with
or without minor children; File a reply to a divorce; Prepare a Decree
of Divorce; Calculate child support and complete a Kansas Child Support
Worksheet; Seek a Waiver of Court Filing fees; Change an adult’s legal
name; and Expunge a Criminal conviction in Kansas.
How to Research a Legal Problem: A Guide for Non-Lawyers - From the Legal Information Services to the Public (LISP) Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries.
Information for Pro Se Litigants in Domestic Cases - From the Office of the District Court Trustee, Seventh Judicial District, Douglas County, Kansas.
Kansas Court System Self-Help Center
- A service of the Kansas Judicial Branch intended to help non-lawyers
find legal assistance and information, work with an attorney, and
represent themselves in some legal matters. The service includes
on-line access to a number of legal forms that can be downloaded.
The KBA Referral Service - A service of the Kansas Bar Association.
Kansas Legal Services
- A statewide non-profit organization helping low income Kansans meet
their basic needs through providing essential legal, mediation, and
employment training services.
LawHelp.org - Nonprofit organization for people living on low-incomes and the legal organizations that serve them. Kansas is not a participating state.
Limited Scope Approved Attorney List for the District Court
- List of attorneys who have been approved to perform Limited Scope
Representation in the District Court of Douglas County, Kansas.
Limited Scope Representation
- Information on Limited Scope Representation (hiring a specially
trained attorney to help with specific tasks rather than taking on full
representation of the client) in Douglas County.
Nolo - Information on legal matters for non-lawyers.
Divorce Forms for Self-Represented Parties
- Basic Kansas divorce forms and instructions for self-represented
parties prepared by the Kansas Judicial Council's Family Law Advisory
Committee. The Kansas Supreme Court has approved the use of these
Tenant issues and rights for Kansas renters - Information on and links to resources for tenants in Kansas made available by Kansas Legal Services.
- Resources on self-representation from the Government Law Libraries
Special Interest Section, American Association of Law Libraries.
Community Tool Box. A free online resource for those working to build healthier communities and bring about social change.
HCCI (Housing & Credit Counseling, Inc.)
This Month in Legal History
Web Based Resources - Website containing links to legal and other electronic journals and selected websites.
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