Law & Legal Resources
Need a starting point in your legal quest? Help understanding a legal term or statute number? The library has the resources to get you started from case law to secondary resources such as legal forms. We can also refer you to outside resources.
Nolo's Encyclopedia of Everyday Law. Everything you wanted to know about the law, but couldn't afford to ask. Written by Nolo's expert team of attorneys, the book provides concise, plain-English answers to hundreds of the most frequently asked legal questions about issues you face every day.
Resources @ La Crosse Public Library
- Selected titles from the Wisconsin CLE/State Bar of Wisconsin Books
- Nolo Press Publications
- Wisconsin Administrative Code
- Wisconsin Statutes
- Westlaw - Online legal research service for legal and law related materials and services for the state of Wisconsin. Ask at the reference desk to be logged on.
City of La Crosse Municipal Code These are the rules and regulations for residents of the City of La Crosse.
La Crosse County Code of Ordinances Rules and regulations for the County of La Crosse.
La Crosse County Clerk of Courts This site offers La Crosse county residents information regarding circuit court rules and information, court officials, jury service, small claims, and traffic citations.
LegalExplorer LegalExplorer is maintained by the Wisconsin State Bar Association and it's mission is to educate citizens about Wisconsin legal system. It includes sections where you can find a lawyer, ask a legal question, and informational pamphlets on specific legal topics.
Wisconsin Statutes An electronic version of the general statutes of Wisconsin.
Wisconsin State Law Library The Wisconsin Law Library has gathered together resources to statutory, administrative and case law for federal, state and tribal jurisdictions.
U.S. Supreme Court This site gives current court opinions and details on how the court works. If you need past court opinions see Findlaw . Findlaw contains opinions from 1893 to current.
Federal Courts Opinions The Cornell University Law School maintains an opinion directory to the U.S. Court of Appeals, U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts, and the U.S. Courts of Special Jurisdiction.
Thomas On Thomas you can find bills, resolutions, public laws, House/Senate roll call votes, activity in Congress, the Congressional Record, committee reports, and treaties.
United States Code The United States Code contains the general and permanent laws of the United States divided by subject matter.
Code of Federal Regulations The CFR is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.
Federal Register The Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.
Executive Orders These are the official documents through which the President of the United States manages the operations of the Federal Government.
Wisconsin Real Estate Forms Here you can find the forms for "Residential Offer to Purchase", "Counter-Offer", "Amendment to offer to Purchase", etc.
Wisconsin Circuit Court Forms Standard, statewide forms are for all Wisconsin circuit courts for civil, criminal, family, guardianship, probate and small claims cases.
Wisconsin Pro Se Divorce/Legal Separation Filing This site offers pro se divorce or legal separation forms and guidance.
Wisconsin State Law Library - Legal & Government Forms The Wisconsin State Law library provides a one-stop resource for locating legal forms in the State of Wisconsin.
National Sex Offender Public Registry - Created by the U.S. Department of Justice the site displays public information regarding the presence or location of offenders, who, in the most cases, have been convicted of a sexually-violent offenses.
Wisconsin Circuit Court Access - This site provides access to certain public records of the circuit courts of Wisconsin.
--last updated 1/12-Kathy