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Gale Legal Forms

Legal forms specific to Texas.*

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Full-text reference books on topics including biography, business, the environment, history, law, literature, 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.

Nexis Uni

Federal and State cases and legislation, patent info, US and International news, company information including corporate mergers/acquisitions and SEC filings. *A valid Houston Public Library card and PIN are required for remote access.

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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.

Official website for U.S. federal legislative information. Accurate, timely, and complete legislative information for Members of Congress, legislative agencies, and the public. 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.


Provides free online access to official Federal Government Publications.

Houston Bar Association

Legal information and resources from the Houston Bar Association, including the pro bono Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program.

Houston Code of Ordinances

City ordinances.

Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program

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

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.

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.

Texas Office of Public Insurance Counsel

OPIC helps Texas consumers compare policies and coverage when shopping for insurance of all types, knowing your rights under Texas law, and provides advice on making claims. OPIC also issues annual reports on Texas HMOs, including consumer satisfaction and quality of care measures.


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.

USA Jobs

Employment opportunities with the United States government.