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Jul. 14, 2022
The Legal Self Help subject guide provides a listing of library catalog subjects, library databases, and internet websites that can be used to meet information needs such as locating an attorney, exploring a legal topic, finding a legal form, or researching constitutional, statutory, and case law.
Provides a wide selection of Alabama legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language. Also, via
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Requires a JCLC card and residence in Birmingham, AL.
Lawyer Directories
In 2010 the Alabama State Bar partnered with Local Lawyers to provide this legal website,, for all Alabama State Bar Members, as a Member Benefit. The lawyer directory serves as a “one stop shop” for the public to help them find and compare local lawyers.
Avvo's Find a Lawyer database allows users to search for attorneys throughout the United States by name, practice area, and location.
Law Dictionaries contains a wealth of free, up-to-date, and easily understandable legal information and tools. The FindLaw Legal Dictionary offers free access to definitions of legal terms. Users can search for a definition or browse through legal glossaries. is the industry-leading media platform powering over 18 online U.S. national and regional award-winning legal publications that deliver news, rankings, reports, and strategy all designed with one purpose in mind: to give you the competitive intelligence to prepare for today and anticipate opportunities for future success.
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