This month our featured database is the last of our most recent additions, Legal Forms Library. Over the years many people have come into the library looking for a form, or what you need to get their legal actions taken care of. So we purchased this new resource that is free to you, so long as you have a library card. Legal Forms Library is full of thousands of forms that fit inside hundreds of different categories. So here is a quick walk through to help you get started using this resource.
To get started,you will need to log into our catalog. Under the “Electronic Resources Available to Logged-In Users” section, you will find the button for Legal Forms Library. Once you click, you will be taken to a brand new page where you will be. Given access to all of the legal forms.
The first section you will probably notice is the most commonly searched for forms. Here you can quickly find forms to help with Divorce, Bankruptcy, Power of Attorney, Wills, Leases, and many more. Simply click on one of these buttons and you will see all the forms available to you (and are good for the state of Indiana). Underneath is a list of all categories of law that you can find forms for.
Once you find a form you would like, click on the link and you will be given a full description of the form along with the option of how you would like to download it. If you chose the “MS Word” option, a “.doc” file will download to your computer. You will be able to open this file in Microsoft Word and make any changes that you need to make. If you do not have Word (or another program that can read .doc files), you may chose to download the Rich Text version. This form will open up in any text editor on your computer (e.g. Notepad), so you can still make the changes you need.
Legal Forms Library isn’t just for legal forms (despite the name). You can also find a few tools to help your own understanding of the law (and your newly downloaded form). Three buttons exist on the side. “Definitions” will help you learn what certain legal terms mean. “Law Digest” will help you learn about important legal matters, and people of interest. “Legal Q&A” is full of sample questions and answers of law in various states.
However, there is only so much you can do on your own. If you need legal counsel, there is a handy directory of attorneys built right into the database. Click the state you live in, and then select what kind of lawyer you need, and Legal Forms Library gives you a list of lawyers that can help you out.
As always, if you have any question do not hesitate to ask. Leave them in the comments, or send us an email through our website.