Legal Source Guide

Online Local Resources | Online State Resources | Legal Forms | Topical Resources

Print Resources

How to File Your Own Divorce
by Edward A. Haman NF 346.759 Hama

Prepare Your Own Will
by Daniel Sitarz NF 346.73054 Sita

Estate Planning Basics
by Denis Clifford NF 346.052 ClifD

The Most Valuable Personal Legal Forms You'll Ever Need
by Mark Warda NF 347.7355 Ward

The Savvy Mom's Book of Legal Forms : Everything You Need to Protect Your Family, Home, and Future
by Cliff Roberson NF 347.055 Robe

Know Your Legal Rights: Protect Yourself From Common Legal Problems
by Kiplingers Personal Finance NF 349.73 Kipl

Everyday Law for Gays and Lesbians and Those Who Care About Them
by Anthony lnfanti NF 342.3708 lnfa

The Complete Licensing Kit
by Ron ldra NF 346.7304 ldra

Reference Books

Code of Alabama
Ref 348.023 Code

101 Law Forms for Personal Use
Ref 347.7355 Warn

Rights of the Disabled
by David Haugen Ref 342.7308 Haug

Rights of the Elderly
by Fred Pampel Ref 342.7308 Pamp

Encyclopedia of Domestic Violence
by Nicky Jackson, ed. Ref 362.82 Ency

Landlord Legal Forms Simplified
by Daniel Sitarz Ref 346.7304 Sita

Black's Law Dictionary
Ref 340.03 Blac

Contemporary Supreme Court Cases: Landmark Decisions Since Roe v. Wade
by Donald Lively Ref 34 7. 73 LivD

Vestavia Hills Code of Ordinances
(ask librarian)

Online Local Resources

Vestavia Hills Municipal Courts
PO Box 660854
Vestavia Hills, AL 35266
Vestavia Hills Code of Ordinances
Ordinances - New and/or Proposed

Birmingham Bar Association
The Birmingham Bar Association offers a free public service that can put you in touch with a lawyer to answer your legal questions.

Birmingham Volunteer Lawyers Program
BVLP provides an organized vehicle through which lawyers can volunteer their services on a pro bono basis in civil matters to indigent citizens in the community.

Jefferson County Courthouse

Provides information on Jefferson County, Birmingham and Bessemer Divisions. Website also has information on fees, forms, judges, jury page, and more.

Legal Forms

Find Law
(wills, divorce, bankruptcy, trademark, name change, etc.)

U.S. District Court provides links to standard forms used in the U.S. Courts

Alabama Legal Help
The Alabama State Bar Committee provides downloadable and fillable forms for housing, consumer issues and family.

All Law
Printable legal forms for business, family, litigations, real estates, wills and more.

Find Forms
Find thousands of free legal forms, rental agreements, contracts, leases, notices, and letters through a specialized search engine.

Wills vs. Power of Attorney


Online State Resources

Alabama Legal Help
Helping people in Alabama with low incomes solve legal problems such as providing information about legal rights,
where to go for legal aid and assistance, and info about other community resources.

University of Alabama School of Law Library
Exhaustive list of resources for both Alabama and Federal Law; look under "Alabama Law" and "Federal"

Alabama Judicial System Online
(Appellate courts: Supreme, Civil and Criminal Appeals; Search AL Law)

Alabama State Legislature
(Alabama Code, Legislators, Legislation, search Representatives by zip code)

Alabama State Attorney General
The Attorney General provides legal representation for the State of Alabama, its officers, departments, and agencies.

Alabama Bankruptcy Law
Alabama Bankruptcy Law will help explain the federal bankruptcy process and the common surrounding issues as they pertain to Alabama residents.

Topical Resouces

How to Choose a Lawyer
Can I Claim Bankruptcy Without a Lawyer?

Demand Letter vs. Hiring an Attorney
Legal Seperation vs. Divorce
The Divorce Process
How to File Bankruptcy
Personal Injury Law 101
Estate Planning
Retirement Planning
Employment Discriminiation
Medical Malpractice Options

How to Write a Contract Agreement

Alabama JobLink
Alabama Virtual Library (AVL)
Archival Resources (BPL)
Birmingham Museum of Art's Library Catalog
Downloadable Audiobooks and eBooks
Free eBooks
Genealogy Resources (BPL)
Health InfoNet of Alabama
JCLC Database Catalog
JCLC Featured Lists
JCLC Master Search
Recommended Reading
Recommended Web Sites
Research Pro
Subject Guides (BPL)
Tuition Funding Sources

A Member of the JCL Cooperative

As part of the Jefferson County Library system, The Vestavia Hills library has become a part of every Jefferson County library, linked by library computers. There are also computers for public use, both for adults and children, and a wealth of information thus becomes available to all library patrons.