At the Fremont Main Library, the “Legal Reference” sign, if it is still there, will be gone soon as legal reference items are now filed in the call number 340 section of the General Reference area. The Legal Reference section has shifted, and legal material remains available on the shelves and online.
Nolo books are popular legal reference items. Since 1971, Nolo’s mission has been to help consumers and small businesses find answers to their everyday legal and business questions. The most popular chapters of Nolo books are free online. Also, a search of the Alameda County Library catalog at www.aclibrary.org will produce Nolo titles. More legal help is available under the Research tab of the library’s home page. There the Legal Information guide includes a Legal Assistance section where there is a link to the Superior Court of California, Alameda County Self-help site. Also under the Research tab is a listing for A-Z Resources, in particular the Legal Information Resource Center under the letter “L”. Select an item under “Browse by Category” and two or three clicks later you’ll find a complete Nolo book, with each chapter conveniently shown as a search result.
Speaking of things legal, a while back I inherited a ruler, a Nolo promo item, from a colleague and just recently read the writing on it. Here’s what my Nolo ruler says, tweaked to show titles in the Alameda County Library catalog.
Favorite Rules from NOLO
Be nice to your kids. They’ll choose your nursing home.
Or read Long-term Care before you disown them!
Improve your memory: Loan money to a student.
Or give the graduate in your life a hand with Solve your money troubles.
HR doesn’t need to know all the answers, just where to find them.
Employment law is the place to start.
Marriage is about love. Divorce is about money.
Help a friend get a fair deal with Divorce & Money.
Life isn’t fair. It’s just fairer than death, that’s all.
-William Goldman, “The Princess Bride”
Plan your estate can help even things out.
Treat others as you would have them treat you.
Dealing with problem employees provides fair ways to cope with office challenges.