The Library has legal
information available in law books and on CD- ROMs.
The major components that make up the law collection
include: statutes, court decisions, agency regulations,
legal encyclopedias and dictionaries, pro-se materials,
form books, and tax guides. For more information,
visit the Library's
Jersey State Legislature
web site from the New Jersey Legislature for locating
New Jersey Statutes and bills pending in the Legislature.
New Jersey Statutes, constitution, chapter laws,
and bills are available in full text. This site
lists all members of the Assembly and Senate and
allows you to search
for your legislator
by town or district. The legislative calendar tracks
the progress of legislation in Trenton including
public hearings and committee meetings.
An important site for providing information on the New Jersey court system. This site includes a Legal Resource Room which answers frequently asked legal questions such as how to file claims, filing fees, steps involved in filing a complaint, how to prepare for trial, what happens in a trial, and how to file appeals. Information is provided on civil court, small claims, special civil part, criminal court, landlord/tenant, wills and probate, and how to collect a money judgment. Includes a link to the New Jersey Judiciary Ombudsman Program which provides a bridge between the courts and the community, to enhance public access and improve customer service. In the Judiciary, the ombudsman is a neutral staff person who answers questions, addresses concerns from the public and is responsible for enhancing customer service in the courts.
Library of Congress / State of New Jersey
Comprehensive site which allows you to search for
the New Jersey Constitution and historical New Jersey
documents including Charter Laws of New Jersey 1676.
Links to New Jersey Supreme Court, Appellate Court,
Court of Appeals, District Court and Administrative
Court opinions are included. Also included
are links to New Jersey law schools, New Jersey
Bar Association, New Jersey Law Journal, New Jersey
government offices, Executive Orders from the Governor,
and laws of other states.
Services of New Jersey
Includes information and links to many legal topics including: landlord-tenant, immigration, criminal, employment, consumer, schools and education, disabilities, civil rights, health care, and wills. Includes full text to their legal publications: Tenant's
Rights in New Jersey: A Legal Handbook for New Jersey
Tenants and Clearing
Your Record: A 6-Step Guide to Expunging Criminal
Records in New Jersey. It also has divorce information from Legal Services’ book Divorce in New Jersey: A Self-Help Guide. This guide will explain the divorce process, but the forms referred to here are available only in the print edition.
A very useful
web site from Cornell Law School which has a wide
variety of legal resources. Complete text of the
Code by subject,
title and popular name and access to the
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) are provided.
Historic landmark and recent U.S. Supreme Court
decisions are included. Provides full text searching
of every state statute in the United States and
bills pending in the legislatures. This site also
provides full text of the U.S.
and constitutions and selected laws from foreign
countries. Model and Uniform Acts, Interstate Compacts,
treaties, conventions and other international agreements,
and United Nations documents are also included.
This site has an excellent search engine which helps
you to find any relevant federal and state statutes,
regulations, and court decisions on a particular
Congress on the Internet
source for finding federal legislative information
on the Internet. It is useful to find out the status
of a particular bill in Congress. It provides full
text of Congressional legislation. Searching can
be done by subject and bill number. This site also
includes a listing of Congressional members by state,
district and committee. Complete summary of Congressional
activities are included for the current week. Access
is provided to the text of the Congressional Record
and many historic documents. Includes full text
of How Our Laws Are Made, a document which
explains the complete legislative process in both
the House and Senate.
This site tracks
the performance of the President, Congress, governors
and state legislators. It includes voting records
of members of Congress, sources of campaign funding
and performance evaluations by special interest
groups. Enter your zip code and address and Project
Vote Smart will tell you who your state and federal
representatives are. It lists all elected state
and federal officials with biographical and other
detailed information. It includes results from candidates
and elected officials who have taken Project Vote
Smart's National Political Awareness Test which
provides information on campaign issues. Search
public statements of presidential candidates including
speeches, issue statements, media interviews, television
talk shows, and position papers.
Legal Forms by Thomson Gale
This is an online database that you can access with an Ocean County Library card through the library’s website. Thomson Gale Legal Forms includes a wide selection of New Jersey business, personal and litigation from U.S. Legal Forms Company. Selected federal forms are also included. Some of the more popular legal forms in this database include: real estate contracts, wills, power of attorney, landlord/tenant, divorce, automobile bill of sale and bankruptcy. The forms can be downloaded in Word or saved in several other formats. You will need an Ocean County Library card to access this database. This database is provided with funding from the Ocean County Library.
Court of Ocean County
legal forms are included here to handle estate
matters. Some of these are: Refunding Bond &
Release Form, Affidavit of Domicile, Renunciation
of Administration, and Consent for Guardianship.
This web site also includes information on wills
and estates called A
Planning Guide to the Probate Process. This
guide covers the importance of having a will, what
to do if a person dies without a will, probating
the estate, and inheritance taxes.
Bankruptcy Court District of New Jersey
All of the official
bankruptcy forms are available on-line at this
web site. Some of these forms include: voluntary
petition form, to file for bankruptcy, proof of
claim form, discharge of debtor form, and schedule
forms. This web site also includes local
forms used specifically for New Jersey bankruptcies.
A simplified explanation of the bankruptcy process
including the different types of bankruptcy and
how to prepare a bankruptcy petition can be found
in the on-line pamphlet, Bankruptcy
Jersey Judiciary / Representing Yourself in Court
Described in detail
above under New Jersey links. This web site allows
pro-se people to obtain on-line access to complaint
forms for Small Claims and Special Civil Court.
There is also a form where you can apply to the
court to increase or decrease child support or alimony.
Forms can be either filled in on your PC or downloaded
and then filled in. Other
legal forms such as the civil case information
statement and appellate forms are also available
at this site.
This is the online version of the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, which includes profiles of over one million lawyers and law firms in the United States and 160 countries. You can search by name, geographic location, practice area, firm size, and languages.
New Jersey Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding New Jersey lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Lawyers is published as a special supplement in leading newspapers
Self Help Law Center
Created by the
publishing company Nolo Press who specializes in
plain-English law books for non-lawyers. This site
contains excerpts from many Nolo books. By searching
in the site's "legal encyclopedia" you
can find practical and easy to understand legal
information on topics such as: wills and estate
planning, employment law, bankruptcy, credit repair,
landlord/tenant, real estate law, copyright and
patent law, immigration law, power of attorney,
small business, small claims court, divorce, custody
and many other topics. Click on "Ask
Auntie Nolo" to ask and get an answer to
your specific legal question.
Tenant's Rights in New Jersey: A Legal Handbook for New Jersey Tenants
Includes information and links to many legal topics including: landlord-tenant, immigration, criminal, employment, consumer, schools and education, disabilities, civil rights, health care, and wills. Includes full text to their legal publications: Tenant's Rights in New Jersey: A Legal Handbook for New Jersey Tenants and Clearing Your Record: A 6-Step Guide to Expunging Criminal Records in New Jersey. It also has divorce information from Legal Services’ book Divorce in New Jersey: A Self-Help Guide. This guide will explain the divorce process, but the forms referred to here are available only in the print edition.
I find the New Jersey statute on speeding? Also,
where can I find cases on the use of radar detectors?
I find forms to file my own divorce?
the rates of tax imposed on an inheritance?
1. Where can I find the New Jersey statute on
speeding? Also, where can I find cases on the use
of radar detectors?
A. The New Jersey
statute on speeding can be found in N.J.S.A. 39:4-98
"Rates of speed." New Jersey Statutes
Annotated can be found in the Toms River, Manchester,
Lakewood, and Brick branches. The statutes can
also be found on the New
Jersey State Legislature’s Web site. Click
on statutes and you can search for a statute by
subject or by number.
To find cases on
radar detectors locate the case annotations listed
under "Notes of Decisions" in N.J.S.A.
39:4-98. Toms River also has legal cases on CD-ROM.
This can be found on the legal resources PC. New
Jersey cases on CD-ROM include those from the
New Jersey Supreme Court and the New Jersey Superior
Court, Appellate Division.
2. Where can I find forms to file my own divorce?
Use the forms in the book, Divorce In New Jersey: A Self-Help Guide (R346.0166 Divo). It includes fill in the blank forms for filing for a divorce including: the complaint, summons, judgment, various motions, certifications, and orders. This guide will explain the divorce process, but the forms referred to here are available only in the print edition
3. What are the rates of tax imposed on an inheritance?
A. Rates are imposed
according to classes defined by the New Jersey
Department of Treasury -- Taxation. The definitions
of Class A, Class C, Class D, and Class E can
be found in the New Jersey Administrative Code
at 18:26-1.1. The rates of tax for each class
can be found at N.J.A.C.18:26-2.5, 18:26-2.7,
and 18:26-2.8. The New Jersey Administrative Code
also called N.J.A.C. can only be found at the
Toms River branch on CD-ROM format.
questions? We have answers!
and Compiled by K. Galya