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Legal Research: Florida

It is recommended that an attorney be consulted when an interpretation of the law is needed. UCF library staff are not able to provide any legal advice. Legal Assistance Information

Limitations regarding legal research assistance in UCF Libraries

Legal Research Assistance:  UCF Library staff are available to answer basic questions and locate materials in the library's legal resources. For individuals without experience in legal research, library staff may direct users to legal encyclopedias and to online/print guides which explain how to conduct legal research. Library staff cannot provide services that might be interpreted as the unauthorized practice of law, such as locating relevant cases, interpreting statutes, recommending a research strategy for a specific legal situation, or giving legal advice. This policy is not only for the protection of our users, but also providing such advice violates the rules and laws governing the practice of law.

Consumer Information (Florida Bar)

Consumer Forms & Resources:

  • Living Will Forms - includes Florida Living Will and Florida Health Care Surrogate
  • Landlord/Tenant Forms - includes Residential Lease and Eviction Notices
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • Help for Homeowners

Consumer Pamphlets (list of pamphlets as of Sept 2017)

  • Automobile
    • Automobile Insurance
    • Florida's Motor Vehicle "Lemon Law"
    • How to Avoid Being a Victim of Auto Repair & Service Station Gimmicks
  • Civil
    • Handbook for Jurors
    • Just Adulting Legal Survival Guide
    • Mass Disaster: A Victim's Guide
    • So You Want to Be a Lawyer
    • A Civil or a Criminal Case?
    • General Information on Consumer Protection
    • Identity Theft
    • Small Claims: The Who, What, Where & Why of Collection Lawsuits
  • Credit
    • Consumer Bankruptcy in Florida
    • Credit Repair Fraud
    • Debtors' Rights in Florida: Claiming Your Exemptions From Judgments
    • Your Rights & Responsibilities When Applying for Credit or Loans
  • Family
    • Adoption in Florida
    • Divorce in Florida
    • Parenting & Divorce
  • Immigration
    • Immigration Update
    • U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents
    • Notaries, Immigration & the Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Legal Services & Consumer Protection
    • A Consumer Guide to Clients' Rights
    • Attorney's Fees
    • Clients' Security Fund
    • Consumer Guide to the Legal Fee Arbitration Program
    • Filing an Unlicensed Practice of Law Complaint
    • Florida Power of Attorney
    • Grievance Mediation
    • How to Find a Lawyer in Florida
    • Inquiry Concerning a Florida Lawyer
    • Legal Aid in Florida
    • Hiring the Right Person to Help Me With My Legal Problems
    • Florida Registered Paralegal
  • Real Property
    • Building a Home
    • Buying a Home
    • How to Safeguard Against Fraud When You Buy Property
    • Mortgage Fraud
    • Buying a Mobile Home
    • Rights & Duties of Tenants & Landlords
    • Homeowners' Insurance
  • Wills, Trusts & Estates
    • Do You Have a Will?
    • Probate in Florida
    • The Revocable Trust in Florida
    • What is Guardianship?
  • Benchmarks & the U.S. Constitution
    • Benchmarks Presentations & the Florida Bar Speakers Bureau
    • The U.S. Constitution, The Bill of Rights, Amendments 11-27 & the Declaration of Independence

Self-Help (Florida State Courts)

Self-Help (Florida State Courts)

  • Local Self-Help Centers - listed by judicial circuit
  • Family Law Forms
  • Family Law Rules & Opinions
  • Free or Low-Cost Legal Aid
  • Probate
  • Small Claims
  • Lawyer Referral
  • Mediator Search
  • Guardianship (Legal Services Directory)

Other Legal Services Resources