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A Guide to Law & Paralegal Resources: Home

Learn how to use Lexis Nexis and other legal and paralegal resources.

Libraries for Paralegal Support

St. Petersburg College. M. M. Bennett Library - Clearwater Campus

Address:     2465 Drew Street Clearwater, FL 33765

Phone#:     (727)-791-2411

In Session Hours:  7:30a.m. – 9p.m. (Monday – Thursday)

                            8a.m. - 5p.m.(Saturdays) - Fall and Spring Sessions

                            9:30a.m. – 5p.m. (Saturdays) - Summer Session


Stetson Law Library

Address:     1401 61st Street South, Gulfport, FL  33707

Phone #:     (727)562-7000           

Hours:      9:00am – 5:00pm (Monday – Friday)

               10:00am – 5:00pm (Saturday)

               12:00pm – 5:00pm (Sunday)


Pinellas County Law Library        

Address:     324 South Ft. Harrison Avenue, Clearwater, FL  33756 

Phone#:     (727) 464-3411

Hours:        8:30am – 4:30pm (Monday – Friday)

*Currently, the Pinellas County Law Library only has one librarian - if you need reference assistance, call before you go.


East Pasco County Law Library

Address:     Robert D. Sumner Judicial Center, Room 126, 38053 Live Oak Avenue, Dade City, FL 33523

Phone#:      (352) 521-4399

Hours:       8:00am - 4:00pm (Monday-Thursday)

                   8:00am - 3:00pm (Friday)


West Pasco County Law Library

Address:     West Pasco Judicial Center, 7530 Little Road, Suite 108, New Port Richey, FL 34654

Phone #:      (727) 847-8154

Hours:          8:00am - 4:00pm (Monday-Thursday)

                      8:00am - 3:00pm (Friday)

Hillsborough County Law Library

Address:    701 E. Twiggs St., Tampa, FL 33602

Phone#:    (813) 272-5818

Hours:       8:00am - 5:00pm (Monday - Saturday)

Research Tips

  • Professional fee based legal research services such as
    • Lexis Nexis
    • FastCase
  • Government Websites (Primary)
  • Professional Database providers
    • Index to Legal Periodicals & Books (Wilsonweb)
    • New York Times & Wall Street Journal
    • Medical Databases (based in professional literature)
      • MEDLINE
  • Professional Organizations websites
  • Commercial websites
  • Professional listservs (discussion lists), groups and  blogs,
  • Personal listservs (discussion lists), groups and  blogs

Legal Writing Tutors

Currently, Legal Writing Tutoring is available by appointment only.


To schedule a Legal Writing Tutoring appointment contact:


Dr. Rachel Bennett ( or


Dr. Ian Banks (


Other tutoring services: Math, Science, Writing, Computers, etc.


Other tutoring services by campus (contacts)


Clearwater tutoring staff schedule


Seminole tutoring staff schedule


Gibbs tutoring staff schedule

Paralegal Print Collection at SPC Library - Clearwater

SPC Clearwater Campus Library has a print paralegal "practioner" collection.  See the document above for a full description of some key print resources.

Florida Bar Association