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Latest Law Handbook edition now available

Over 270 copies of The Law Handbook: Your Practical Guide to the Law in NSW — the leading plain English guide to the law in NSW — are on their way to public libraries and prison libraries across the state.A collection of books on a library trolley
 
The latest edition is a practical guide to 40 legal issues that affect people in their everyday lives. It's filled with useful information you don’t need to be a lawyer to understand.
 
So, if you’re trying to find out whether your 15-year-old can get a tattoo, or how to change your name, start with the Law Handbook.
 
And as well as finding the answer to your question in plain, easy-to-understand English, you’ll find the name of the legislation that deals with your issue. If you want to find which legislation deals with the use of sniffer dogs or bankruptcy, for example, go to the Law Handbook.
 
For over 40 years, the Law Handbook has made the law accessible. It's a popular resource in the Find Legal Answers Tool Kit, a collection of plain language law books held in public libraries and online.

You can also read the Law Handbook online.