Online Legal Resources
The Law Library is open to the public, and provides access to books and electronic resources that help people research their legal questions. The collection includes basic and specialized legal materials that address California and federal case law, civil law, criminal law, family law, and other legal areas. During operating hours, staff can assist customers with their research. Customers may even print or photocopy materials for a cost. Law Library staff does not give legal advice.
If the Law Library is closed, the public can still find self-help resources on the internet. If you are representing yourself, explore our listing of legal self-help links. Also, the Solano County Library branches possess Nolo Press books that have information on legal procedures and forms. Please call 1-866-57ASKUS to find out what the library closest to you has.
County Code, Court Services, and Local Agencies:
Solano County’s official website; users may find the county code, county departments such as the District Attorney's Office, and other materials.
Solano County Superior Court’s website, which offers local court forms and rules, docket reports (for Solano cases), and contact information for judges,
Family Law Facilitator and other court departments.
Legal Services of Northern California’s official site; individuals may find information about Vallejo’s location.
Solano County Bar Association’s website; the site features information about local lawyer referral and mediation services.
Other Statewide/Nationwide Legal Agencies:
CCCLL’s listing of county public law libraries in California, self-help resources, and legal links.
This website helps Californians find legal aid referrals & self-help resources.
Legal Aid Association of California’s website.
American Bar Association’s website; includes national lawyer referral and information services.
Louisiana State University Libraries’ federal agency directory.
“LawGuru” allows users to submit a legal question to an attorney for a response.
Developed by the CDSS, this free child support calculator functions similarly to TurboTax.
Developed by the Judicial Council, users can print or complete California court forms and find self-help information, court rules, and bilingual legal materials.
Sacramento County Public Law Library’s website; this site offers self-help guides, printable forms (i.e., pleading paper), and a topical listing of print and online legal resources.
Legal forms designed by Solano County Superior Court for laypersons. Content includes civil law, family law, and other categories.
State Bar of California’s website; learn about an attorney’s background, complaint procedures (attorney/non-attorney), referral services and other info.
Created by Lex Mundi; find attorneys by practice area or location (includes U.S. and other countries)
California Courts’ Self-Help Center provides self-help information about probate court guardianships, as well as forms and instructions.
This policy-oriented website offers much information about kinship care, state and federal law, and support groups.
This site provides free legal and social work services and representation for children and youth less than18 years of age in the Bay Area.
This site has information for grandparents and other relative caregivers and their advocates; includes a statewide resource list, as well as resources for Northern, Central and Southern California.
Developed by Legal Services of Northern California, Senior Legal Hotline’s site provides free legal advice via telephone to California residents 60 years of age and older on custody or visitation of grandchildren.
Legal Information Reference Center (must have a Solano County Library card for access)
A resource of over 250 Nolo press legal reference titles in full-text, detailed how-to instructions, and thousands of forms on a wide range of legal issues. Basic User Guide
This site includes state law, news articles and more.
Developed by Nolo Press, this site features articles and information about their publications.
“FreeAdvice” offers content written by attorneys, which help users find answers to their legal problems.
Webpage for the legal research guide “Locating the Law.”
This site offers legal articles, guides, teaching materials, and online research strategies; ideal for the experienced legal researcher.
This site contains Benicia’s council meeting agendas, minutes, and the city code.
This site contains Dixon’s council meeting minutes, ordinance summaries, resolutions, and contact information.
This site contains Fairfield’s council meeting minutes, ordinances, resolutions, city code, and contact information.
This site contains Rio Vista’s council meeting minutes, ordinances, resolutions, city code, and contact information.
This site contains Suisun’s agendas, council meeting minutes, city code, and contact information.
This site contains Vacaville’s city code, administrative and municipal services.
This site contains Vallejo’s agendas for city council and city commission meetings.
Municipal codes for the cities throughout the United States.
California Cases and Codes:
Opinions of the California Supreme Court and Courts of Appeal (published and unpublished)
An official site that has California’s constitution, codes, Senate and Assembly bills, and historical data.
State of California’s website; Offers links to California Code of Regulations, state agencies, tax information, birth & marriage, and other topics.
UC Hastings Law Library’s official site, which includes California propositions from 1911 to the present.
Federal Cases and Codes:
Opinions from the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. District Court, and U.S. Court of Appeals.
Developed by the LII; this site has administrative and statutory codes from California and other states.
Library of Congress site that provides bill information, resolutions, laws, Congressional Record, and other historical documents.
U.S. Government Publishing Office, which has the U.S. codes, Code of Federal Regulations, bills, Federal Register, and other legislative publications.
Updated July 2016
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