Legal Research Assistance Policy

UCF Libraries staff is available to answer basic questions and locate materials in the library’s legal resources, including Patents & Trademarks. For individuals without experience in legal research, library staff may direct users to legal encyclopedias and to online/print guides which explain how to conduct legal research. Library staff cannot provide services that might be interpreted as the unauthorized practice of law, such as locating relevant cases, interpreting statutes, recommending a research strategy for a specific legal situation, or giving legal advice. This policy is not only for the protection of our users, but also providing such advice violates the rules and laws governing the practice of law.

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