Finding Illinois Law

Finding Illinois Law: A Librarian’s Guide for Non-Lawyers

The CALL Government Relations Committee is proud to publish Finding Illinois Law: A Librarian’s Guide for Non-Lawyers . Recognizing that legal research is a specialized skill practiced by attorneys and law librarians, but that the general public often has a need to locate and understand legal information, the Committee presents this guide as a tool to aid non-lawyers.

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Finding Illinois Law: A Librarian’s Guide for Non-Lawyers

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Chapter 1: Introduction to U.S. Legal System by Konya Lafferty

Chapter 2: How to Read Legal Citations by Maribel Nash

Chapter 3: Statutes by Ramsey Donnell

Chapter 4: Cases by Jamie Sommer

Chapter 5: Administrative Law by Deborah Darin

Chapter 6: Municipal Law: The City of Chicago and Cook County, Illinois by Walter Baumann

Chapter 7: Researching outside of Illinois: The Laws of Indiana and Wisconsin by Heidi Frostestad Kuehl

Chapter 8: Free vs. Fee-based Resources by Tom Keefe

Chapter 9: Avoiding the Unauthorized Practice of Law by Tom Gaylord

Chapter 10: Where to Seek Additional Help by Victor Salas

Chapter 11: Recommended Publishers and Resources by Joseph Mitzenmacher

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