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Comprehensive legal research websites

  1. 1. DittakaviRao<br />2011<br />Comprehensive Legal Research Websites<br />
  2. 2. Comprehensive Legal Websites<br />Provides information to Legal Researchers, Law Practitioners, Law Students, Paralegals and General Public.<br />Links to official, private, educational and commercial sites.<br />Free registration includes: e-newsletters, custom tabs, RSS feeds, site search feature etc.<br />There are several comprehensive sites in addition to what we have here.<br />
  3. 3. Comprehensive Legal Websites<br />Findlaw –<br />Justia –<br />HeirosGamos –<br />Cornell –<br />LawerExpress –<br />Washlaw –<br />Library of Congress –<br />
  4. 4. Findlaw (<br />Findlaw owned by Thomson is a multifaceted website designed to provide resources for legal professionals.<br />It has links to all primary, secondary legal resources and many more.<br />For legal research links click on “visit our professional site” ( link on top right corner.<br />
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  7. 7. Subscribe to RSS Feeds<br />
  8. 8. Justia (<br />The site is focused on making legal information, resources and services easy to find on the Internet.<br />Good resource for blawgs, podcasts, and court filings.<br />Each legal practice area provides basic information, articles, glossary, related Internet links etc.<br />Federal court dockets and filing information similar to PACER is available. Full text of the pleadings not available.<br />
  9. 9. Click on more to get more services<br />
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  11. 11. Similar to PACER,<br />does not provide text to pleadings etc. to a case<br />
  12. 12. Cornell (<br />Maintained by Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute (LII).<br />Provides links to primary and secondary legal resources and many more.<br />Bluebook citation examples, Wex that is a combination of dictionary and encyclopedia are highlights. <br />Provides annotations to U.S. Constitution<br />Allows individual Title search & subscription to RSS feed of U. S. C (United States Code) <br />
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  14. 14. RSS Feeds and Search individual Titles<br />
  15. 15. Annotations (cases) to every section<br />
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  17. 17. Scroll it down for individual state jurisdictions<br />
  18. 18. HeirosGamos (<br />Site makes law, government, and related professional information easily accessible to legal professional, business and consumers.<br />Tabs include Law Firms, Legal Services, Law & Practice, Employment, Students, Associations, Publications, and Events.<br />Comprehensive collection of links to worldwide legal information<br />
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  21. 21. Law Library of Congress (<br />Includes GLIN (Global Legal Information Network) that provides links to international legal databases.<br />Guide to Law Online that provides links to federal and state legal guides and resources.<br />Multinational Collection Databases that provides resources on legal topics.<br />
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  26. 26. Provides links to state legal & adm. resources<br />
  27. 27. WashLaw (<br />Site maintained by Washburn University School of Law Library directs users to thousands of websites providing a variety of legal information.<br />Easy to use Table of Contents organized under tabs and headings. Headings include States, Federal and International.<br />Click ‘subject index’ on bottom right to find all the resources of the site.<br />
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  29. 29. Alphabetical list of the subjects available<br />
  30. 30. LawyerExpress (<br />Developed by lawyers for lawyers<br />Excellent coverage of current legal news<br />Tabs include: Law Headlines, Legal Research, Blogs, Tools & Travel, Practice Area etc.<br />Free membership provides: RSS news, pop-up calendar and meeting planner<br />Create your own personal tab with resources<br />
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  32. 32. Legal Research Sources<br />
  33. 33. Practice Tools<br />