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Legal Resources for Students

Student Resources and Self Help

Links to free, public sources to assist you in finding Kentucky law: 

Kentucky Courts Website 

Kentucky Court Dockets 

Kentucky Legislature 

Kentucky Revised Statutes 

Kentucky Secretary of State: (502) 564-3490 

Warren Circuit Court Clerk:  (270) 746-7811 

Warren County Motor Vehicle: (270) 842-1535 


Informational Powerpoints

The following is a list of informational PowerPoints. The information within is not intended as a substitute for legal advice. These PowerPoints are designed to be self-guided resources for students seeking legal information. If you have a specific question, you are encouraged to seek assistance at the WKU Student Legal Education Center. 

A College Student's Guide to Driving in Kentucky 

A College Student's Guide to Owning a Car 

A College Student's Guide to Taxes 

A College Student's Guide to Voting

A College Student's Guide to Signing a Lease


Informational Handouts

Criminal Law Definitions


Name Change Information

Petition for Name Change Form

Petition for Name Change Instructions



The WKU Student Legal Education Center's purpose is solely educational, we no longer provide legal representation, nor can we provide legal advice to students. Students can seek representation and legal advice from the entities below. 

COMING SOON! The Warren County Justice Center will soon be opening a Help Center to assist Kentucky residents (permanent and temporary residents) with legal issues at little or no cost. Stay tuned for more information! 

Kentucky Legal Aid is a non-profit organization that provides free legal advice and representation to low-income, disabled, and elderly people with civil legal problems. Contact them at 270-782-5740 or 866-452-9243 (toll free) to apply for help.  This line is answered Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm CT.  


Notary Services

If you need notary services, the Warren County Public Library offers notary services at no cost.  

Warren County Public Library: 

1225 State Street Bowling Green, KY 42101  

Phone: 270-781-4882  

Email: refdesk@warrenpl.org 

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 Last Modified 11/6/23