Now in our 24th year of operation, PublicLegal, a product of the Internet Legal Research Group, is a socially motivated website that provides information about the law while respecting your rights and privacy. A categorized index of select websites, as well as thousands of legal forms and documents, PublicLegal aims to provide original content while serving as a resource of the information available on the Internet concerning law and the legal profession. Designed for everyone—laypersons, legal scholars, and practitioners alike—it is curated to include only the most helpful legal resources and information.

Who we are
Founded as a research project at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law in 1995, we were one of the first online sources for free legal documents. More than two decades later, we have steadfastly remained true to our mission. PublicLegal has retained the ability for our website visitors to access, at no cost, the full text of our documents. This ability to preview and scrutinize our documents in their entirety has brought and continues to bring transparency and accountability to the industry. To fund our operations, we provide our visitors with the ability to purchase our documents, with the value-added incentives of lifetime updates, support, and our accuracy guaranty.

We are the only legal forms provider that offers a reward program, open to the public, no purchase necessary, compensating anyone who can demonstrate a legal defect or compliance issue with one of our forms.

PublicLegal has grown to become a trusted publisher of legal information, forms, and documents. Our clients include legal professionals at 45 of the 50 largest law firms in the United States—and 85 of the top 100. PublicLegal has some of the most widely used legal documents in the world. Since our inception, our legal forms and documents have been downloaded from our site tens of millions of times.

Our clients include legal professionals at 45 of the 50 largest law firms in the United States—and 85 of the top 100.

What we value
We place the highest priority on the accuracy, relevance, and timeliness of the information that we provide. We actively monitor legislative, administrative, and judicial activity at the state and national levels as it pertains to our documents and content. We regularly review and update them for compliance and usability purposes. We carefully consider all feedback from our website visitors as part of our process to help shape the creation of new products and the improvement of our current offerings.

We value transparency and independence as two principles that demonstrate our absence of bias. Our site contains no advertisements, no paid content supplied by third parties, and we will not link to a website if offered any sort of incentive. We have no affiliates, no subscription plans, no hidden fees, and we do not share your data.

PublicLegal takes privacy and security matters seriously and considers them critical to every aspect of our operations. We make use of best-in-class security tools and practices to maintain a high level of security. We have partnered with vendors who are certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1. This level of certification is the most stringent standard available in the payments industry. Our privacy and data governance practices are certified annually by a neutral, external, and independent third party. View our privacy policy.

What others have to say
We at PublicLegal consider ourselves fortunate to have received a significant amount of praise from our visitors. PublicLegal has been recognized by leading attorney trade organizations, law libraries, courts, state and city governments, and even a U.S. federal department. We invite you to read testimonials that we have received from our website visitors and clients. Please contact us directly to share your experiences as well.

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