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Library Resources for Members of the Public

We welcome visitors and legal researchers to the Gallagher Law Library. This guide will help you understand our policies and resources.

Introduction

This page lists online resources that might help with common legal questions/issues. See also our Law Books for Nonlawyers guide. 

Landlord-Tenant Issues

Small Claims Court and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Animal and Environmental Law

Animal law and environmental law are very different fields, but people often group them together. To learn more about Washington's main environmental legislation, see the library's Washington State Environmental Policy Act research guide.

Business and Nonprofit Organizations

Civil Rights

Elder and Family Law

Family law includes difficult and common topics like divorce and adoption. While some of the most important family law resources are included here, you may want to explore our research guide on the topic.

Bankruptcy

Education

If you want to look at the law surrounding education, you might want to start your search with the library's Education Law research guide.

Forms

Forms and form books can help you navigate your way through the initial stages of a legal proceeding. We have forms available in the reference area, including civil litigation forms and Washington-specific forms. You may want to log on to the library's legal research terminals to access forms from several Washington Deskbooks, practice manuals published by the Washington State Bar Association.

Please remember that Research Services librarians and other library staff cannot help you complete your forms.