Internet Resources - Law


  • LawDepot
    LawDepot provides an extensive library of legal forms and resources, for those interested in protecting an estate, managing a rental property, setting up a business, or any other situation requiring legal forms. You'll need to create an account with RBDigital using your email address and library card number in order to access the library of forms.
    Browse related subjects: Business, Consumers, Law
  • Legal Information Reference Center
    Providing online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books, Legal Information Reference Center (tm) contains more than 310 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. Many of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo Press.
    Browse related subjects: Law

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  • (California) Unclaimed Property Bulletin Board System
    From the California State Controller's Office. Online, searchable database. Gives type of account, amount, name of reporting institution, name and address of owner of account for unclaimed property in California.
    Browse related subjects: California, Law
  • California Courts: Self-Help Center
    Maintained by the California Courts, offers detailed but understandable legal information and assistance. Topics covered include: Free and Low-Cost Legal Help, Small Claims, Divorce, Custody, Adoption, Emancipation, Special Education, Protection from Abuse, Traffic Tickets and much more.
    Browse related subjects: California, Do-It-Yourself, Law
  • California Legislative Information
    Full text of California Legislative information, including full text of bills and laws. Searchable by table of contents and keyword.
    Browse related subjects: California Codes, Government, Law
  • Constitution Finder
    From the University of Richmond. "This database offers constitutions, charters, amendments, and other related documents. Nations of the world are linked to their constitutional text posted somewhere on the Internet."
    Browse related subjects: Countries, Government, Law
  • Constitution of the State of California
    Full Text. Searchable by table of contents and keyword.
    Browse related subjects: California, Government, Law
  • Duhaime's Law Dictionary
    Researched, written in plain language and provided free of charge by lawyer Lloyd Duhaime. Includes "Ask a Lawyer Online."
    Browse related subjects: Dictionaries, Law
  • FedLaw
    Comprehensive site with links to federal legal sites.
    Browse related subjects: Law
  • FindLaw
    Excellent one-stop gateway for legal resources in the U.S. "Find a Lawyer" feature provides detailed profiles of attorneys from across the United States.
    Browse related subjects: Directories, Law
  • Government Printing Office
    The U.S Government Printing Office (GPO) provides publishing and dissemination services for the official and authentic government publications to Congress, Federal agencies, Federal depository libraries, and the American public.
    Browse related subjects: Government, Law, Primary Sources
  • LawHelpCalifornia
    Provides low-income Californians with easy online access to basic legal resources and attorney information. LawHelpCalifornia DOES NOT provide direct legal services. Topics covered include: Legal Aid, Landlord/Tenant, Foreclosure, Abuse/Violence, Restraining Orders, and more.
    Browse related subjects: California, Do-It-Yourself, Law
  • Library Records Post-Patriot Act
    Information about the PATRIOT Act and library records from
    Browse related subjects: Government, Law, Libraries
  • Privacy and Libraries including PATRIOT Act
    Collection of link about privacy and the PATRIOT Act from
    Browse related subjects: Government, Law, Libraries
  • Public Domain Information Project
    Over 3,000 songs that are royalty free; includes information on determining public domain status.
    Browse related subjects: Copyright, Law, Music
  • The Watch (Writers, Artists, and Their Copyright Holders) File
    Find contact information for the copyright holders of authors and artists whose works can be found in libraries and archives across North America and the United Kingdom.
    Browse related subjects: Authors, Copyright, Law
  • United States Constitution
    From FindLaw: Full text of the U.S. Constitution with annotations of cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. Searchable by table of contents and keyword.
    Browse related subjects: Government, Law
  • United States Copyright Office
    Contains basic facts, a FAQ, law and legislative documents, fee information, application forms, and information on licensing and registering a work. Features a number of circulars and factsheets on a variety of topics such as fair use, specialized material copyrights, and duration of copyright.
    Browse related subjects: Copyright, Law
  • Your Public Law Library
    Organizes California legal resources designed for persons who choose to represent themselves in court without the help of an attorney. Also provides direct access to the AskNow law librarian service which lets people in California ask legal questions and get answers in real time via the internet from law librarians around the state.
    Browse related subjects: California, Do-It-Yourself, Law

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Highest Point in Santa Cruz County

Mount Bielawski is the highest point in Santa Cruz County with an elevation of 3,231 feet. It is located on Castle Rock Ridge, and was named in 1861 after Captain Casimir Bielawski of the Surveyor General's Office.


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