This site is intended to provide quick links to commonly used forms and good places to start looking for legal information. The content of this site is not tailored to anybody’s particular situation and should not be considered legal advice; to understand and protect your legal rights, you should consult a lawyer. Librarians can’t give you any legal advice nor help determine the correct form to use. We can show you good places to start looking for legal information.
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Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law
This encyclopedia fills a much-needed gap between legal texts focusing on the theory and history behind the law and more practical guides dealing with the law and its everyday effect upon its citizens. Containing approximately 200 articles, the Encyclopedia includes: brief descriptions of each issue’s historical background, covering important statutes and cases; profiles of various U.S. laws and regulations; and details of how laws and regulations vary from state to state.
Legal Aid of North Carolina Website
A nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services in civil matters to those households whose income falls below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines. 919-688-6396 is the phone number of the Durham office.
Legal Information Reference Center
Contains thousands of legal forms. The full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation’s oldest and most-respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.
Martindale Hubbel Lawyer Search Website
Look up the background of a lawyer or find a lawyer by specialty. Includes peer and client reviews.
Homeless Law Blog: Website
A research guide for those trying to find information about the legal rights of the homeless.
Durham County Legal Forms Website
Contains local rules and forms.
North Carolina Judicial Forms Search Website
Contains many forms for the North Carolina Court system; not all forms are included. If you are not sure of the wording of the form you want, see the index.
Pro Se Divorce Packet (Durham County) Website
Contains the instructions and all the forms needed for the Pro Se Absolute Divorce Packet. If you have any questions, please call 919-688-6396; there is a free workshop on the third Tuesday of each month showing how to fill out the forms at 201 W. Main St., Suite 400.
Incorporate or Form a Limited Liability in North Carolina Website
Provides instructions, forms and fees. You can also search for existing corporations and limited liabilities by name or registered agent.
501(c) status with IRS Website
Explains how to file as a 501(c)(3), includes the form and when to file.
Business Licenses for North Carolina Website North Carolina Online Business Registration
Register your new business with the North Carolina Department of Revenue online instead of mailing in the NC-BR form for Income Tax Withholding, Sales and Use Tax, and Machinery, Equipment, and Manufacturing Fuel Tax. Please call the Taxpayer Assistance and Collections Center at 1-877-252-3052 if you have any questions.
North Carolina Online Business Registration