Legal Resources

It is unlawful for York County Public Library staff to help users interpret legal materials or advise them how the law might apply to their situation since these actions would constitute the unauthorized practice of law. Library staff must limit themselves to advising you which materials might be helpful to you, where they are located, and how to find information in them.

Library Resources

Gale Legal Forms
Gale Legal Forms provides a wide selection of state specific, Federal, business, personal, real estate, and general legal forms. It includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, and many other forms. Also included is a comprehensive state attorney directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen’s language.

Nolo Publications
Search the library catalog for do-it-yourself books for consumers and small-business owners from Nolo Publications.

Universal Class
Universal Class offers self-paced, online, introductory courses in legal terminology, contract law, and employment law fundamentals.

Recommended Websites

Virginia Law Portal
The Virginia Law Portal is the online home of the Constitution of Virginia, Code of Virginia, Uncodified Acts of Assembly, Regulations of Virginia, Charters and Authorities of Virginia Localities, and Compacts of Virginia. Visitors can search across all of Virginia Law to find the information they want, without having to know where the information resides.

Virginia State Bar Public Resources
The Virginia State Bar seeks to increase public access to legal services by providing information about free and low-cost legal resources.

Virginia’s Judicial System
Access information for all courts in Virginia including the Supreme Court of Virginia, the Court of Appeals of Virginia, circuit courts in thirty-one judicial circuits, general district and juvenile and domestic relations district courts in thirty-two districts, and magistrates in offices in thirty-two districts. Information is available for citizens, the legal community, and for students/teachers.