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Gale Legal Forms     Access from Inside Library     Access from Outside Library
Gives a wide selection of legal forms, including real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. (Provided by the Texas State Library's TexShare program.)


Legal Collection     Access from Inside Library     Access from Outside Library

Offers information centered on the discipline of law and legal topics such as criminal justice, international law, federal law, organized crime, medical, labor & human resource law, ethics, the environment and much more. (Provided by the Texas State Library's TexShare program.)

Legal Information Reference Center    Access from Inside Library     Access from Outside Library
Providing online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books, Legal Information Reference Center™ contains more than 310 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. Many of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation's oldest and most-respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.  (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare program.) 



Recommended Websites

Legal Consumer 
Free articles on common legal topics for consumers, customizable by zip code.

The People’s Lawyer 
Consumer law website based at the University of Houston Law School and run by Richard Alderman. Provides legal guides for legal issues.

Texas Attorney General Consumer Protection Division
Includes contact information for regional offices of the AG’s Consumer Protection Division, as well as an online portal to file complaints and guides to consumer rights on common issues in Texas, including debt management, senior issues, car sales and repairs, identity theft, state privacy laws, product safety, tenant rights, and more.

Texas Consumer Complaint Center
A service of the University of Houston Law Center’s Center for Consumer Law, this site, “helps consumers settle disputes by informing them of their legal rights and assisting with the resolution of disputes through mediation, and when necessary litigation.”

Texas Department of Insurance Consumer Protection Website
This website allows you to report fraud, file complaints, and research companies. It also includes guides on your rights with regard to medical bills, credit scores, and insurance in the state of Texas.

Texas Judicial Branch Website
 
Texas Medical Board
This site allows consumers to research medical providers’ licenses, previous complaints filed against providers with the Board and has a link to file complaints. There is also a guide to patients’ rights regarding their medical records.

Texas State Law Library
Includes legal reference guides for consumers and professionals, links to Texas and Federal laws, regulations and Constitutions, summaries of how the Texas court system works, plus access to the catalog of the library’s holdings.

Laws

City of Deer Park Code of Ordinances 

Texas Statutes and Constitution

Texas Administrative Codes

America’s Founding Documents Website
Includes transcriptions, images the original documents and articles about the The Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Constitutional Amendments of the United States.
 
Congress.gov
Provides links to texts of pending and enacted federal statutes and codes, in addition to other resources, such as videos of legislative activities, a record of the activities of standing Congressional committees, a list plus the status of all legislation sponsored by each member of Congress, and more.