Legal

Legal Forms Library is comprehensive in the various types of legal documents made available. Our forms are “attorney forms,” officially approved forms actually used at a typical law firm and very different from those documents found in “form books” — generic, do-it-yourself documents that may not have been drafted by an attorney. Completed sample forms are also included. *To access from home you will need a password available from the library.

Minnesota Law Help helps provide, create and distribute key legal information to the public through fact sheets, booklets, and manuals.

Minnesota Local Ordinances is a listing of Minnesota towns, cities and counties that have made some or all of their local laws available online. When possible, the link goes directly to the law page. In other cases, search the webpage to find links listed as “charter,” “code” or “ordinances”.

Minnesota State Court Opinions Archives provides a full text search of archived Minnesota State Court Opinions.

MN Self-Help is intended for people who are representing themselves in a Minnesota District Court without a lawyer.

MN District and Appellate Court includes information about district and appellate court judges

Online Legal Research Through Lexis Nexis is a way to access primary law (cases, statutes, court rules, etc.) and secondary sources (commentaries on the law, legal journals, legal encyclopedias, etc.) by citation or search terms. Lexis Nexis has a tool called Shepards which is invaluable in helping determine whether a primary law is still “good law,” meaning that it is controlling or highly precedential. This site is only accessible from the legal research computer at the library.

MN Laws, Rules, and Statutes provides the latest editions of Minnesota Laws, Rules and Statutes. The library has paper copies of the 2009 editions.

The Time’s Up Manual contains details on every statute of limitations for every type of lawsuit. Every type of lawsuit has a limit to how long a person can wait before bringing a claim. This is called a statute of limitations, and a person must bring their claim within the statute of limitations or their claim will be dismissed. Password: 9JzR5gEaHW

Wex Legal Dictionary Wex is a free legal dictionary and encyclopedia sponsored and hosted by the Legal Information Institute and Cornell Law School.

MN Legal Reference  serves lawyers, clients, large and small businesses, government workers, non-profit groups, legal referral sources and everyone interested in law and lawyers.

MN Law Libraries Reference Guide is the Minnesota Association of Law Libraries Internet reference guide.

WashLaw Web provides users with links to law-related materials on the Internet. Generally speaking, the information is arranged alphabetically, by subject, and by geographic location. All links on WashLaw Web are maintained by staff members of the Washburn University School of Law Library.

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Searches can be limited to legal documents.

MN Find A Lawyer is a free online lawyer referral service for the state of Minnesota.

Legal Aid – Legal Aid will schedule appointments with Koochiching County residents.  Call 1-800-886-3270 Ext. 0 to schedule an appointment.