Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Law for the Layperson

self-help books

Law for the Layperson: An Annotated Bibliography of Self-help Law Books, the 400+ page book on which Amber Hewette and I labored for so long, is finally available from Hein and Amazon. We review nearly 1,000 self-help books and other resources, and classify them by topic and jurisdiction. We hope this book will help nonlawyers find the information they need and help librarians serve their pro se patrons.

Because of space limitations, we were unable to include more than a few web resources, but there are many good ones out there. I have linked to a few of the best from the SIU Law Library's Self-Help and Referral Sites, but a complete collection will have to wait for another time. In the meantime, I will add good self-help legal sites when I can.

The shelves shown above show just some of the self-help books included in Law for the Layperson.

Update 7/27: I just learned that, although our book is available for ordering, the publisher won't be shipping until "later next month."


Bonnie Shucha said...

Congrats Diane and Amber. This is great.


Joe Hodnicki said...

Find your work made my day! I am about to start a comprehensive review of our self-help collection. Thank you so much.

-- Joe
U Cincinnati Law Library