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North Carolina

This Is The Law pamphlet series was prepared as a public service by the North Carolina Bar Association's

NC Administrative Office of the Courts - Provides information about and links to the five levels of the state judicial system, case status, court locations, forms, FAQs

NC Divorce Law - This is a private law firm's web page that offers information about divorce in North Carolina. It must be used in consultation with, not as a replacement for, an attorney.

E-Divorce Papers - divorce forms for North Carolina

Self-Help Divorce Packet - divorce information from Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC), a statewide, nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services in civil matters to low-income people in order to ensure equal justice and to remove legal barriers to economic opportunity.

North Carolina Building Code- from the International Code Council

NC General Statutes - on the North Carolina General Assembly website reflect changes made in the current legislative session

NC State Constitution - from NCPedia at the State Library of NC

NC Advance Directives From Caring Connections - Choose from a list of states to download the proper forms for your state. For North Carolina, you can download the Health Care Power of Attorney and the Declaration of a Desire for a Natural Death (aka Living Will).

United States

Guide to Law Online - Links to the U.S. Code, U.S. Constitution, state statutes & judicial offices, prepared by the Law Library of Congress.

Copyright Slider - Move the red arrow to the correct date and read whether or not the work in question is in the public domain. Click on the asterisks for additional information.

Search Copyright Records - Works registered and documents recorded by the U.S. Copyright Office since January 1, 1978.

Code of Federal Regulations - The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.

How Our Laws Are Made - Overview of the Congress, sources of legislation, and forms of Congressional action.

Law Library of Congress - U.S. States and Territories - Choose a state for links to the executive, legislative, and judiciary documents for that state

Law Help NC - is a joint project of Legal Aid of North Carolina, the North Carolina Equal Justice Alliance, North Carolina Bar Association and Our goal is to provide our users with helpful, easy-to-understand legal resources and information in North Carolina.

North Carolina Justice Center - the state’s preeminent voice for economic, social and political justice.

Legal Forms

Legal Forms - hundreds of documents and forms, including wills, name change, real estate and more, specific to North Carolina.

All About Law - site offers more than 2,000 free legal forms and answers to common legal questions.

North Carolina Court Forms - list of electronic forms from the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts

ILRG (Internet Legal Research Group) - offers free legal forms, many are adapted for state-specific use; forms need to be copied into a word processing program to use

North Carolina Will Forms - from the ILRG site

North Carolina Divorce Forms - from the ILRG site

NC Advance Directives From Caring Connections - Choose from a list of states to download the proper forms for your state. For North Carolina, you can download the Health Care Power of Attorney and the Declaration of a Desire for a Natural Death (aka Living Will).

Legal Guides

Legal Information Institute - In addition to the U.S. Code and opinions of the U.S. Supreme Court, Cornell University Law School's site provides easy-to-understand topical overviews of such areas as banking law and employment discrimination law and organized collections of links to sites offering statutes, regulations and other legal materials

FedLaw - References useful for doing Federal legal research.

Findlaw - provides legal information, lawyer profiles and links to legal information - reliable, easy-to-understand legal and insurance information

Guide to Law Online - Prepared by the Law Library of Congress, this is a guide to sources of information on government and law available online.

Internet Legal Research Group - Law related portal which indexes legal web sites in 238 nations, islands, and territories. Established to serve as a resource of the information available on the Internet concerning law and the legal profession with an emphasis on the United States of America - offers lawyer referral, forms, law dictionary, and legal articles.


Lawyer Search - list of lawyers located in Rowan County, NC

AARP Legal Services Network - LSN is an AARP member benefit providing easy access to more than 1,000 attorneys across the country. Select a state from the drop-down list to find an attorney in your area. from Martindale Hubbell - Includes information on hiring a lawyer.

FindLaw Lawyer Search - a Thomson Reuters business

Law Schools

For information on the LSAT and applying to law schools, go to Law School Admissions Council