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Community Legal Information Center (CLIC)

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The Community Legal Information Center is now open for in-person legal research visits.

Until further notice, library visitors are required to wear a mask.

Walk-in Services during operating hours:

  • Use legal research databases (including Westlaw, Lexis Nexis, and HeinOnline).
  • Read legal self-help books.
  • Access Vermont legal materials, including cases, statutes, administrative codes, forms.
  • Free access to printers, scanners, photocopier, FAX machine. Use of equipment and supplies such as paper and pens is limited to legal research activities and is not for personal or other use.
  • Ask if a reference librarian is available during your visit to CLIC.

Online Services:

  • Leave a detailed message on the Ask a Librarian phone line: 802-831-1313. Please note this is not monitored so you must leave a voicemail and call-back number to receive a reply.
  • Send an email with your research question, or request a virtual appointment with a librarian to:
  • Sign up for a temporary free account with Westlaw and Fastcase for access to legal research databases.
  • Borrow legal self-help books via interlibrary loan. Contact your local Vermont public library to make a request.

Please note: legal and library ethics requirements prohibit library staff from providing legal advice. Librarians are available to suggest legal resources and provide guidance about how to use sources; if you need a lawyer, librarians will provide information on potential sources of legal assistance. 

About CLIC:

The Community Legal Information Center offers free legal reference services to the general public. Founded in 2015, CLIC is financed by an annual grant from the Vermont Department of Libraries and is operated by Vermont Law School librarians and staff.

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