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Congressional Publications

Comprehensive U.S. legislative information. If fulltext is not available online, check with the Central Library's Reference Department for print availability.*

Gale Legal Forms

Note: We are working towards resolving issues accessing this resource. Legal forms specific to Texas.*

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Full-text reference books on topics including biography, business, the environment, history, law, social sciences, medicine, religion, the sciences, and multicultural studies.*

Legal Collection

Full-text of scholarly law journals.*

Legal Information Reference Center

Online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books and thousands of legal forms. Content offers users detailed “how-to” instructions to address a wide-range of legal issues including business law, financial planning, family law, and property & real estate.

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American Immigration Lawyers Association

AILA is the national association of more than 13,500 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law.

Bureau of Justice Statistics

Statistics on crime and criminals, victims, and the justice system.

Congress.org

Find your elected federal representatives by Zip code, or research current issues and legislation.

FindLaw Lawyer Directory

Directory of lawyers by state, by name, and by practice area, as well as tips on how to choose the right one.

GPO-FDsys (Federal Digital System)

FDsys provides free online access to official Federal Government Publications.

Houston Bar Association

Legal assistance from the Houston Bar Association.

Houston Code of Ordinances

City ordinances.

Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program

Lawyers providing pro bono service to low-income residents of Harris County.

Internet Law Library

A compendium of laws: U. S. states, other countries, and treaties

Lawyers.com

Law directory that allows you to search lawyer/law firm or area of law.

Legislative Reference Library of Texas

Bills and information from the Texas legislature. Includes information on the most current legislation as well as historical information dating back to 1870.

Regulations.gov

One-stop website to find, view, and comment on Federal regulations and other Federal actions.

State Bar of Texas Member Directory

The most comprehensive information about lawyers licensed to practice in Texas.

Texas Administrative Code

Texas state regulations by topic.

TexasLawHelp

Referrals to local legal aid and public interest law offices, basic information about legal rights, court information, pro bono service providers, and links to social service agencies.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Find information about citizenship, immigration, working in the U.S., verification of employee eligibility, adoption and more.

U.S. Code

Federal laws by topic.

U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Employment opportunities with the United States government.