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Books online

The Tool Kit books are available online or in your local public library - read the books below or visit your public library.

The law handbook: your practical guide to the law in NSW

The Law handbook provides a practical guide to legal issues which affect people in their everyday lives.


Rest assured: a legal guide to wills, estates, planning ahead and funerals in NSW

This book explains wills and the legal processes when someone dies.  


Neighbours and the law

An easy to understand guide to the different areas of law that are involved in neighbourhood issues and disputes, including fences, animals and noise.


Tenants' rights manual: a practical guide to renting in NSW

This practical and easy to use book clearly explains tenants' legal rights and obligations.    


Defend yourself: facing a charge in court

A practical guide to defending a criminal charge in court.


Guilty Your Honour: representing yourself in NSW local courts when charged with drink driving

This book is no longer available - click here to find out about changes to drink driving laws.


How to run your own court case

A step-by-step guide to running a non-criminal case in a court or tribunal.  


The family law handbook

The family law handbook is a practical guide for people undergoing separation and divorce. 


Just a piece of paper?: Making your AVO work for you

This booklet is designed to help women understand their rights and responsibilities once they have obtained an AVO. 


Women and family law

An easy to read guide covering separation and divorce.

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Fined out

A practical guide to the NSW fines system. 

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Speaking for myself: planning for later life decision-making

A short and easy to understand guide to wills, power of attorney, enduring guardians, and advanced care directives.

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Companion animal law guide New South Wales

This guide for pet owners covers topics including nuisance and dangerous animals, pets in wills, and pets and family law.

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Sexual assault: your rights and the law

Information for women and girls who have been sexually assaulted, including getting medical help, counselling and the legal process.

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Seniors guide to consumer rights in NSW

Designed for seniors, this guide from NSW Fair Trading gives information on consumer rights.

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