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All Law: Links to Law and Lawyer related sites, categories include Legal Organizations, Federal Resources, Schools & Education, Legal Topic Index, Journals & Periodicals, and Legal Support Services.

 

American Society of International Law: "This electronic resource guide, often called the ERG, has been published online by ASIL since 1997. Since then it has been systematically updated and continuously expanded. The chapter format of the ERG is designed to be used by students, teachers, practitioners and researchers as a self-guided tour of relevant, quality, up-to-date online resources covering important areas of international law."

 

Avalon Project: A major collection of full-text digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government. Online documents are available from late B.C. to the 21st century. This digital project is sponsored by Yale University.

 

Bay Area Law Libraries: A list of Bay Area Law Libraries addresses and associated websites presented by the San Francisco Law Library.


Copyright and Fair Use of Multimedia: Websites, Internet resources and articles on fair use of media materials.

 

FindLaw: Cases and Codes: Supreme Court Opinions: Complete full text access to the U.S. Supreme Court Decisions: by volume, by year, from 1999 to current.

 

FindLaw for Legal Professionals: Thousands of legal sites, cases, codes, forms, law reviews, law schools, bar associations, law firms, experts, CLE courses, and much more.

 

Full Text Search to State Laws: "Links you to law related resources on the Internet. In addition to specialized subject areas, you may access information about Law Schools and Law Libraries. You can search full text for the law and law journals, as well as browse law library catalogs. The Law Library hosts many law related web servers and listserv discussion groups, as well a download/FTP site for organizations that wish to leave materials for others to read. Special collections include the Brown vs Board of Education materials, Kansas Court Decisions, and the United States 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Opinions."
Source: Washburn University School of Law.

 

Global Legal Information Network: "GLIN is a public database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations. These GLIN members contribute the full texts of their published documents to the database in their original languages. Each document is accompanied by a summary in English and, in many cases in additional languages, plus subject terms selected from the multilingual index to GLIN. All summaries are available to the public, and public access to full texts is also available for most jurisdictions."

 

Guide to Law Online: "The Guide to Law Online, prepared by the Law Library of Congress Public Services Division, is an annotated guide to sources of information on government and law available online. It includes selected links to useful and reliable sites for legal information."

 

Ibiblio: "Home to one of the largest "collections of collections" on the Internet, ibiblio.org is a conservancy of freely available information, including software, music, literature, art, history, science, politics, and cultural studies. ibiblio.org is a collaboration of the Center for the Public Domain and The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill."

 

Internet Hotlist of Law Guides: An index to legal pathfinders and research guides prepared by Law School Libraries throughout the U.S.

 

Internet Legal Research Group: "A categorized index of more than 4000 select web sites in 238 nations, islands, and territories, as well as thousands of locally stored web pages, legal forms, and downloadable files, this site was established in 1995 to serve as a comprehensive resource of the information available on the Internet concerning law and the legal profession, with an emphasis on the United States of America."

 

Legal Research Engine: The Cornell University Law Library has provided a search engine that gives easy access to authoritative legal research guides on every subject.

 

Meta-Index for U.S. Legal Research: This page illustrates the use of searchable legal indexes on the World Wide Web.

 

Supreme Court Collection: An index to current and historic Supreme Court decisions including case updates and an archive of decisions searchable by topic, author, or party.

 

World Legal Information Institute: "Offering "free, independent and non-profit access to worldwide law," this omnibus site is a superb compilation of nearly 900 databases from some 120 countries drawn from the Free Access to Law Movement, an initiative begun by several common law countries in 1992 to provide free online access to legal information."

California Codes and Statutes: Use FindLaw to search for legislative information including the Constitution, Codes, Statutes and current Bill information. Also use the link on this site to compile California Legislative History.

 

California Code of Regulations: "Full-text access by Agency List, Title number, or Regulation citation. Excellent for Title 5 education research."

 

California Courts: "Opinions of the Supreme Court and Courts of Appeal are on the searchable Official Reports page, current through July 31, 2003, and will be regularly updated. There is no charge for using the Official Reports page. The Official Reports page is primarily intended to provide effective public access to all of California's precedential appellate decisions; it is not intended to function as an alternative to commercial computer-based services and products for comprehensive legal research."

 

California Office Of Administrative Law: "The Office of Administrative Law is responsible for reviewing administrative regulations proposed by over 200 state agencies for compliance with standards set forth in California's Administrative Procedure Act, for transmitting these regulations to the Secretary of State and for publishing regulations in the California Code of Regulations."

 

Century of Lawmaking For a New Nation: The Library of Congress has provided online acccess to U.S. Congressional documents and debates, including: Journals of the continental congress, letters of delegates to congress, Elliot's debates, Farrand's records, bills and resolutions, statutes at large, american state papers, U.S. serial set.

 

Congressional Hearings: Congressional hearings are conducted in either the House or the Senate. As part of the GPO Access web site a separate database is available for searching congressional hearings. A hearing is a meeting or session of a Senate, House, Joint, or Special Committee of Congress, usually open to the public, to obtain information and opinions on proposed legislation, conduct an investigation, or evaluate/oversee the activities of a government department or the implementation of a Federal law. In addition, hearings may also be purely exploratory in nature, providing testimony and data about topics of current interest.

 

Copyright: The Copyright Office is one of the major service units of the Library of Congress. This offical copyright site provides links to the latest copyright laws and offers online registration in order to obtain copyright royalty.

 

El Dorado County Law Library: With locations in Placerville and South Lake Tahoe, the Law Library provides county residents with free access to legal information.

 

Famous Trials: Douglas O. Linder at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law has provided a listing of famous trials in history dating from 399 B.C. to 2006.

 

First Amendment Center: "This site offers news and information on how the courts understand and apply the First Amendment in various types of situations. It offers general information on First Amendment issues with the understanding that the authors are not providing legal advice or other professional services."

 

GRISWOLD v. CONNECTICUT: This Supreme Court Case Griswold v. Connecticut ({No. 496} 151 Conn. 544, 200 A.2d 479, reversed.) with opinions, concurrences and dissents, is available in full text from the Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute website.

 

Human Rights Watch: "Human Rights Watch is the largest human rights organization based in the United States. The researchers in this organization conduct fact-finding investigations into human rights abuses in all regions of the world. This non-profit organization tracks developments in over 70 countries around the world. They also follow issues in women's rights, children's rights, and the flow of arms to abusive forces. Other special projects include academic freedom, the human rights responsibilities of corporations, international justice, prisons, drugs, and refugees."

 

Internet Law Library: Law resources which include searching the U.S. Code, the U.S. Code Classification Tables, and Codification legislation. Other categories include Federal laws, state laws, laws of other nations, treaties and international law, and many others.

 

Law Library of Congress: Congress established its Law Library in 1832, recognizing its need for ready access to reliable legal materials. The Law Library has grown over the years to become the world's largest law library, with a collection of over three million volumes spanning the ages and covering virtually every jurisdiction in the world. Click on the "Research Help" link to view resources on how to research law online.

 

Locating the Law: Presented by the Public Access to Legal Information (PALI) Committee, this newly revised 5th edition of Locating the Law provides information on legal advice and legal research techniques. The full text of the book is provided free of charge.

 

Nolo: This publisher web site provides some full text excerpts from law books and including a legal dictionary and encyclopedia.

 

Official California Legislative Information: Best site to use for access to Bill Information from the 2006-2007 Legislative Session; all California Codes and Statutes; Legislative Publications, plus a directory of Legislators.

 

Patriot Act: Sources of information about the USA Patriot Act passed by Congress in response to the events of September 11, 2001. The USA Patriot Act creates new crimes, new penalties, and new procedures for use against suspected domestic and international terrorists. Sponsored by the Electronic Privacy Information Center.

 

Ralf's 'Lectric Law Library Tour: Easily find and access law-related information and products. Includes lots of material for legal professionals, business folks and formal and informal students of the law.

 

Sacramento County Public Law Library: "The Sacramento County Public Law Library serves the bench, bar and citizens of Sacramento County. The California County Law Library system was established in 1891. Sacramento County Public Law Library is the 6th largest of California's 58 county law libraries with more than 65,000 volumes. The library is a practice library, focusing on practical materials for attorneys and lay persons."

 

Supreme Court Historical Society: "The Society, a private non-profit organization, is dedicated to the collection and preservation of the history of the Supreme Court of the United States."

 

Supreme Court of the United States: This Website is maintained by the Supreme Court of the United States to provide Court information to the bar, the public, and the news media. Information includes opinions, caseloads, decisions and biographies on court members from 1789 to present.

 

United States Copyright Office: Library of Congress: "U.S. Copyright Office is an office of public record for copyright registration and deposit of copyright material."