Reference / Research Assistance

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Law librarians are available every day from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. to assist with the legal research process. In-person questions are always welcome, but we also answer questions via telephone at 585-530-3251 or via email at [email protected]. Questions submitted via email will be responded to within one business day, but most questions are responded to much quicker than that.

Law librarians are able to help with a variety of legal research needs. We can help gather resources and suggest approaches to help you find the information you are looking for. However, we are not attorneys and cannot provide legal advice. Below are some examples of what we can do, and what we can't.

What we can do

Answer factual, unambiguous questions.
Provide information about resources that may help answer your question.

What we can't do

Answer lengthy, complex, or vague questions.
Conduct legal research for you.
Suggest which form, statute, or case applies to your situation.
Give legal advice, which includes interpreting or explaining a statute, legal opinion, or administrative regulation.
If you need legal advice, we recommend that you consult an attorney.

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