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  • Martindale.com - Find a lawyer by name, firm, location, or area of practice or lawyers associated with a specific corporation or government agency.
  • Nolo - Law for All - Free information on personal, consumer, and business law including estate planning, marriage and divorce, landlord and tenant, debt, taxes, and more.
  • Legal Form Archive - Over 2,000 legal forms available for personal use, most free. some include tips on other forms you may need in order to complete a legal transaction.

Legal Aid

  • Findlaw.com - Find a local lawyer and free legal information.
  • Kankakee County Legal Self-Help Online - Illinois Legal Aid Online, Helping Illinois residents solve their legal problems.
  • Findgreatlawyers.com - Find Chicago lawyers, the place for Illinois lawyer referrals and legal guidance on Illinois laws.
  • ABA Family Legal Guide - Useful information form the American Bar Association on how the law affects everyday life.  Question and answer format.  Includes chapters on family law, home ownership, consumer law and more.
  • AARP Legal Issues - A brief introduction to estate planning and a self-help guide on how to prepare a will.
  • Wills and Estate Planning from Nolo Press - Advice on choosing an appropriate estate plan, writing a will, avoiding probate, appointing a executor, living trusts, taxes, life insurance, arranging a funeral, health care directives and power of attorney.
  • Expertise - Divorce and Child Custody
  • Expertise - Four Questions You Must Ask Before Filing For Divorce

 Statutes, Codes, and Regulation

  • Federal Register 1994-present - Published every business day, the Federal Register contains, rules, regulations, and other legal notices issued by federal administrative agencies.  Search by keyword, citation, title and/ or valume.
  • State Statutes by Topic - State statutes organized by subjects such as family law, health, insurance, labor, and more.
  • United States Code - Text of the statutes enacted by Congress, searchable by title, section, popular name, or subject.
  • United States Code of Federal Regulations - Federal agency regulations found by keyword, citation, and title/volume.  Links to other federal law related sites.