Jackson County Law Library Manager Faith Garbin (L) and substitute Elaine Lindgren (R).
The law library is open to the general public between the hours of 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and is accessible from inside the Pascagoula Public Library. A professional access pass is also available as well as printing and copying services to the legal community.
Here listed are some of the many on-line resources available to the public. The Law Library collection contains many volumes of Federal, State, and Local Law materials for the legal community and the general public to use inside the facility for research purposes. Call 228-769-3272 for more information.
LEGAL SERVICES IN JACKSON COUNTY
Mississippi Center for Legal Services-For low-income individuals (non-criminal cases). Apply by phone - 1-800-498-1804, Monday-Thursday, 9:30-3:30 or on-line atwww.mslegalservices.org. No fee is charged; however, Legal Services is NOT responsible for court costs or filing fees.
(Legal Services is not associated with the law library.)
Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project-Provides free legal assistance and advocacy regarding uncontested divorce, removal of minority/emancipation, wills, adoptions, guardianship, name change, birth certificate correction, child support contempt, child support modification, conservatorship and visitation to disadvantaged people throughout Mississippi. Call 601-960-9577, Monday-Thursday, 8:30-5:00 and Friday, 8:30-12:30. Website iswww.mvlp.net/ .
What Materials Do We Have? Click here (Excel file) for the current Alphabetized Shelf Listing. Please call for specific titles.
FREE ON-LINE LAW SERVICES
Westlaw-(A paid subscriber service) is available at no charge to customers inside the Law Library. Three computers available at the Pascagoula Library location.
www.nolo.com-Legal Tips and Information for the general public.
Law Source.com-Provides a comprehensive, uniform, and useful compilation of links to freely accessible on-line sources of law for the US, Canada, and Mexico. This site contains additional links to sources of commentary and practice aids that are available without charge (or available at a reasonable charge from governmental and nonprofit providers).
Free Advice.com-Covers a variety of topics from A-Z with answers to frequently asked questions.
Law Guru.com-Ask a free legal question. Choose Free Questions or Paid Questions; Paid Questions come with additional benefits and protections.
Helpful Tips about Legal Services -A legal reference for state laws and for finding an attorney.
Free Legal Forms-This site offers many free legal forms and links.
www.irlg.com-Find over 2,000 free legal forms and documents through PublicLegal, an Internet Legal Research Group.
Mississippi Web Sites
www.mslegalservices.org-Find Legal Services Information for Mississippi on topics such as: Consumer, Disability, Disaster Resources, Education, Family and Juvenile, Health, and more. Also, apply for legal aid.
www.mvlp.net/-The Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project provides free legal assistance and advocacy to disadvantaged Mississippians.
http://www.ago.state.ms.us/-(Office of the Attorney General)-Official Attorney General opinions can be accessed at this link as well as information under the headings: Families, Victims, Legal & Law Enforcement, and Business & Consumers.
www.ms.gov-(State of Mississippi Official Website)-This site has links to all of the state agencies and many of the colleges and universities.
www.courts.ms.gov-(Official site of the Mississippi Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals)-Search for recent cases by date, docket number, names, and Southern citations. The Civil Case Filing Form is available on this site.
www.msbar.org-Official site of the Mississippi Bar Association provides access to Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project, Consumer Assistance, Guide to Legalese, How to Choose a Lawyer, Consumer Service, Pro Bono resources and much more.
www.msbar.org/casemaker.php-Available to all Mississippi Lawyers, Casemaker is a unique online legal research tool with a powerful search engine providing access to a combination of state and federal materials.
www.mslawyer.com-Mississippi lawyers directory along with access to cases from the Mississippi Supreme Court and Court of Appeals; updated Mississippi Rules of Court; Mississippi Law Firms listed alphabetically and by area of practice.
www.sos.ms.gov-(Official site of the Secretary of State)-Here you can find the Mississippi Constitution and the Mississippi Code. The Mississippi Code can be searched by keyword or statute number if you have the citation. May also access the Mississippi Official & Statistical Register Blue Book.
www.harrison.lib.ms.us-Harrison County Law Library website with links to assorted legal sites.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us-Conduct a legislation search using the Mississippi Legislative Bill Status System. Also includes lists of Mississippi legislators, legislative calendar, schedule, and other information.
Federal Government Web Sites
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services-Information about citizenship, Green Cards, forms, etc.
www.copyright.gov-(U.S.Copyright Office)-Learn copyright basics, search copyright records, look at key publications, laws and regulations and register a work on-line. Also, provides links to other copyright-related organizations.
www.uspto.gov-(U.S. Patent and Trademark Office)-This federal agency grants U.S. patents and registers trademarks. Useful information and links.
www.house.gov-(The U.S. House Of Representatives/Government Information Resources)-This site has the Federal Web Locator for branches of government and federal agencies.
uscode.house.gov-This is the House of Representatives internet law library. The U.S. Code is free of charge here. You may pull up sections with a citation or search in a variety of ways.
www.uscourts.gov-Provides a variety of information about our Federal Courts including forms, fees, and court records with access to PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records).
www.archives.gov-National Archives and Records Administration)-The Office of Federal Register provides access to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and to the official text of Federal Laws, Presidential Documents, and more.
www.gpoaccess.gov/uscode/index.html-(U.S. Government Printing Office)-Provides searchable on-line U.S. Code.
www.usa.gov-All-in-one portal for Federal Government information. Case Law, Statute Finders, and General Information.
www.findlaw.com-One of the most comprehensive legal web sites available free of charge. It has state and federal cases and statutes. Its main feature is a searchable data base of U.S. Supreme Court cases back to 1893.
www.lexisone.com/legalresearch-Access free case law from the LEXIS-NEXIS¨ services. Free case law for U.S. Supreme Court. Free forms.
www.alllaw.com-Omnibus site with state and federal codes, lawyers, law firms, and forms.
Foreign and International Law
www.llrx.com/index.htm-Law Library Resource Xchange. Links and search engine for foreign and international law.
JACKSON COUNTY SITES