We are excited to be featured in this article that details the role that law libraries play in the Access to Justice initiative, “State Court Law Libraries Address Access to Justice.” It was published by the National Center for State Courts and provides a great introduction to how our library fits in within the Access to Justice movement. If you have any questions about our resources — e.g., our research guides by topic, our Digital Collection, our legal FAQs, or any of our other self-help resources — please don't hesitate to contact us.
The State Law Library often receives questions about debt collection and we provide multiple resources to assist patrons with their research.
The best place to find answers to straightforward issues is on our Frequently Asked Questions page for debt collection. This page provides answers to questions regarding the statute of limitations, credit reporting, and debt collector harassment.
Another valuable resource is our Debt Collection research guide. This research guide includes information on:
- State and federal laws governing debt collection
- "Plain English" summaries of those laws
- Information from the Texas Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission
- Remote access to e-books such as Richard Alderman's Know Your Rights! and NOLO's Solve Your Money Troubles
- Contact information for consumer protection agencies