Michael J. Malone
Douglas County Law Library

Judicial and Law Enforcement Center
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Lawrence, Kansas 66044
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This page is a collection of links that may be of interest to users 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 agreement with, or the approval or support of, the ideas, information, or actions contained in these links by the Michael J. Malone Douglas 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 staff.

Suggestions for links to be included in this page are welcome.

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Douglas County:

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:

Baldwin City Code

Baldwin City, Kansas official website


Lawrence City Code

Lawrence, Kansas official website

Kansas Government:

Kansas Attorney General Opinions

Kansas Criminal Justice System Resource Directory

Kansas District Courts

Kansas Judicial Branch

Kansas Legislative Archives

Kansas Legislative Research Department

Kansas Legislature - Bills, directories, etc.

Kansas Sentencing Commission

Kansas Sentencing Guidelines, Desk Reference Manuals

Kansas Statutes

Federal Government:


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.

Bar Associations:

American Bar Association

Douglas County Bar Association

Kansas Bar Association

Law Journals:

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.



LexisONE Community - A service from LexisNexis that allows registered users to search case law free of charge. The past ten years of State and Federal Courts and the U.S. Supreme Court from 1781 to the present can be searched on-line by keyword and by citation. There is no charge to register.


Johnson County Law Library.

Kansas Supreme Court Law Library.

Lawyers for Libraries.

Librarians' Internet Index.

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 participation.

Selfhelpsupport.org - 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 forms.

Tenant issues and rights for Kansas renters - Information on and links to resources for tenants in Kansas made available by Kansas Legal Services.

Self-Representation Toolkit - Resources on self-representation from the Government Law Libraries Special Interest Section, American Association of Law Libraries.


Community Tool Box

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.

For more information, contact the Law Library at: info@douglascolawlibrary.org.

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Created: August 5, 2004; Revised: June 30, 2016