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Library Resources for Members of the Public

We welcome legal researchers to use the reference services and collections of the Gallagher Law Library. This guide will help you understand our policies and resources.


This page lists online resources that might help with common legal questions/issues.

Landlord-Tenant Issues

Small Claims Court and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Animal and Environmental Law

Business and Nonprofit Organizations

Civil Rights

Elder and Family Law

Family law includes difficult and common topics like divorce and adoption.



If you want to look at the law surrounding education, you might want to start your search with these guides.


Forms and form books can help you navigate your way through the initial stages of a legal proceeding. We have forms available in the reference area, including civil litigation forms and Washington-specific forms. You may want to log on to the library's legal research terminals to access forms from several Washington Deskbooks, practice manuals published by the Washington State Bar Association.

Please remember that Research Services librarians and other library staff cannot help you complete your forms.