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Legal Resources

The Legal Resources guide at the San Antonio Public Library includes: featured items for checkout, Texas-specific legal forms, links for legal resources at all levels of government and searchable full-text of hundreds of legal journals and magazines.

Warning: Notaries (or notarios) are NOT licensed attorneys!

A notary public is a public servant and officer of the state commissioned by the Texas Secretary of State. A notary public's primary duty is to serve as a disinterested party in authenticating the acts of a signing party.  Per the Texas Secretary of State website:
  • A notary public is not a notario or notario público (licensed to practice law in many Latin American countries).
  • A notary public is not authorized to practice law.
  • A notary public may not give legal advice or prepare legal documents.
  • A notary public may not charge a fee for preparation of immigration documents or represent someone in immigration matters.