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Empower yourself with clear, robust knowledge on the legal issues that matter to you. The Legal Information Resource Center (LIRC), a new online resource from the library, provides thorough “how-to” guides from Nolo Books­, the nation's oldest and most respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.  The database also offers thousands of downloadable legal forms

Topics covered in Legal Information Resource Center (LIRC) include:

  • Business & Corporations
  • Family Affairs & Divorce
  • Immigration & Travel
  • Money & Financial Planning
  • Patents, Copyright & Trademarks
  • Property & Real Estate
  • Rights & Disputes
  • Wills & Estate

Considering getting professional advice?  LIRC guides cover when and how to hire a lawyer, plus how effectively work with one.

Among the comprehensive references you can instantly link to in LIRC:

  • "Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business" (2011)
  • “Legal Forms for Starting & Running a Small Business” (2012)
  • “Tax Savvy for Small Business” (2012)

Business forms to download include consulting agreements, purchase contracts, employment agreements, and many more.