Sources of Free Legal Information on the Internet

CASES

  • Findlaw: State and federal case law.
  • Open Jurist: Cases from the Federal Reporters and United States Reports

Note: court websites (at the state and federal level) may provide access to opinions --- coverage will vary.

 

STATUTES

Federal

  • FDsys (previously GPO Access) U.S. Government Printing Office’s new website with access to laws, Congressional documents, and regulations.

State

 

REGULATIONS/Agency material

Note: Agency website are a great place to start for regulations, administrative decisions, and general information about the agency, agency procedures, and the laws that it implements and enforces. 

 

EXPLANATIONS/Secondary material

LIBRARY GUIDES

FORMS/COURT RULES

Note: Court websites (at both the state and federal level) will usually provide copies of local rules and any applicable forms that lawyers need. 

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