Bibliography of Electronic and Print Resources on
Self Help Legal Materials

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Civil issues - Includes information and forms on: Civil Rights, Consumer, Disbility Law, Disaster Relief, Elder Law, Employment, Family Law & Domestic Violence, Health, Housing, Immigration, Migrant Workers, Military & Veterans Affairs, Public Benefits, Wills & Estates.

People's Lawyer, Professor Richard M. Alderman's website addressing various civil issues including bankruptcy, identity theft and insurance issues.

Texas Litigation Guide. KFT 1730 .T44 (on reserve and 5th floor)


Criminal Law forms - Links from

Deferred Adjudication and Petition for Non-Disclosure - Information from the Harris County District Attorney's Office.

Texas Criminal Practice Guide. KFT 1775 .T4 (on reserve and 5th floor)

Divorce and Family

Divorce and Family Law Issues. Provided by the Texas Young Lawyers Association. Also available in Spanish.

How to Do Your Own Divorce in Texas. KFT 1300 .Z9 S45 2007 (on reserve)
Texas Family Law Practice Manual. State Bar of Texas. KFT 1294 T49 (on reserve)


Texas Guardianship Manual. State Bar of Texas. KFT 1306 .T49 (on reserve)


How to Live--and Die--With Texas Probate: Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning in Layman's Language. Charles A. Saunders and State Bar of Texas. KFT 1344 .Z9 H68 (on reserve)
Texas Probate System
. James E. Brill, ed. KFT 1344 .A6 T4 (on reserve)

Real Estate

Real Estate Forms - Forms, laws and contracts (forms are in .pdf format). From the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC).

Texas Real Estate Forms Manual. State Bar of Texas. KFT 1326 .S75 (on reserve)


Small Claims Court. Published by the Texas Young Lawyers Assocation.

Texas Courts Online - Publications, forms and online information.


Harris County District Clerk

Texas Judiciary Online

Texas Codes & Statutes

Texas Rules of Civil Procedure

Texas Administrative Code


AVVO - Find attorney's by subject area, ask legal questions, and research legal advice.

FindLaw - Browse legal information on a variety of topics, from car accidents to small business information. - Consumer's Guide to Legal Help, American Bar Association. - Find free legal aid programs in your community. - Forms, statutes, audio guides, and FAQ questions. Some FAQ also in Spanish. - Forms for purchase. Includes divorce, business documents, name changes, etc.

National Center for State Courts - Self-representation resource guide.

Nolo Press - Legal information on a variety of topics, with do-it-yourself information to get you started.

Pro Se Law Center - Links to the Court based Pro Se programs.

Yahoo directory of self-help sites.


Find a Lawyer

FindLaw Lawyer's Directory

Houston Lawyer Referral Service - english or spanish brochures on the services they are willing to provide.

How to Research a Legal Problem: A Guide for Non-Lawyers. A step-by-step guide from the American Association of Law Libraries, Legal Information Services to the Public (LISP).

Library Guides Online: Pro Se Directory. A list of the Houston and Texas agencies and organizations which may be of assistance to the Pro Se Litigant.



Disclaimer: Houston College of Law in no way endorses any of these sources or materials.While the information is about legal issues, we do not intend to provide legal advice or legal representation. Please do not send requests for legal help to us, we cannot provide legal opinions or practice law.