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<ul><li>Legal Cases </li></ul><ul><li>Federal & State </li></ul><ul><li>Landmark Cases </li></ul><ul><li>Citation Assistan...
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Browse … http://lp.findlaw.com/ FindLaw.com
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Find … http://www.plol.org/Pages/Search.aspx Public Library of Law
<ul><li>Legal Cases </li></ul><ul><li>US Supreme Court </li></ul><ul><li>US Courts of Appeals </li></ul><ul><li>State </li...
Find … http://www.loc.gov/law/index.php Law Library of Congress
<ul><li>Case Topic Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Legal Development News Around the World </li></ul>Find … http://www.loc.gov/law...
Additional Websites of Interest http://www.uscourts.gov/
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    1. 1. Licensed under Creative Commons: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rainchurch/3261476137/ Case Law Research Rebecca Johnson – Campus Librarian
    2. 2. Licensed under Creative Commons: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rainchurch/3261476137/ <ul><li>Finding Legal Cases Common Law </li></ul><ul><li>LexisNexis Academic - Harrison’s subscription database </li></ul>
    3. 3. Licensed under Creative Commons: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rainchurch/3261476137/ <ul><li>Finding Legal Cases Common Law </li></ul><ul><li>LexisNexis Academic - Harrison’s subscription database </li></ul><ul><li>Online Sources - Google Scholar - Indiana General Assembly - FindLaw - Public Library of Law - Law Library of Congress - Additional Resources, including LRC Paralegal Research Guide </li></ul>
    4. 4. Licensed under Creative Commons: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rainchurch/3261476137/ <ul><li>Finding Legal Cases </li></ul><ul><li>Local - Indiana Codes </li></ul>
    5. 5. Licensed under Creative Commons: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rainchurch/3261476137/ <ul><li>Finding Legal Cases </li></ul><ul><li>Local - Indiana Codes </li></ul><ul><li>State / Federal - Bills - Laws - Cases </li></ul>
    6. 6. Licensed under Creative Commons: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rainchurch/3261476137/ <ul><li>Legal Citations The place within a book that a case can be found </li></ul><ul><li>Legal Citations don’t use the same format as other sources </li></ul><ul><li>Citations include: - Volume # - Abbreviated title of the source it came from - Page or section #’s </li></ul>
    7. 7. Licensed under Creative Commons: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rainchurch/3261476137/ <ul><li>Legal Citation Example </li></ul><ul><li>Roe v. Wade </li></ul><ul><li>Plaintiff Versus Defendant </li></ul>
    8. 8. Licensed under Creative Commons: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rainchurch/3261476137/ <ul><li>Legal Citation Example </li></ul><ul><li>Roe v. Wade </li></ul><ul><li>Plaintiff Versus Defendant </li></ul><ul><li>Official Citation: </li></ul><ul><li>410 U.S. 113 </li></ul><ul><li>Volume 410 United States Reports Page 113 </li></ul>
    9. 9. Licensed under Creative Commons: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rainchurch/3261476137/ <ul><li>Legal Citation Example </li></ul><ul><li>Roe v. Wade </li></ul><ul><li>Plaintiff Versus Defendant </li></ul><ul><li>Official Citation: </li></ul><ul><li>410 U.S. 113 </li></ul><ul><li>Volume 410 United States Reports Page 113 There are several publishers publishing legal document sources. Don’t be alarmed if a case appears in several different sources or reporters. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Licensed under Creative Commons: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rainchurch/3261476137/ <ul><li>Parallel Legal Citation Example </li></ul><ul><li>Roe v. Wade </li></ul><ul><li>Plaintiff Versus Defendant </li></ul><ul><li>Parallel Citation: </li></ul><ul><li>93 S.Ct. 705 </li></ul><ul><li>Volume 93 Supreme Court Reporter Page 705 </li></ul>
    11. 11. Licensed under Creative Commons: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rainchurch/3261476137/ <ul><li>Parallel Legal Citation Example </li></ul><ul><li>Roe v. Wade </li></ul><ul><li>Plaintiff Versus Defendant </li></ul><ul><li>Parallel Citation: </li></ul><ul><li>93 S.Ct. 705 </li></ul><ul><li>Volume 93 Supreme Court Reporter Page 705 </li></ul><ul><li>35 L.Ed.2d 147 </li></ul><ul><li>Volume 35 U.S. Supreme Court Reports Page 147 Lawyer’s Ed. 2d Series </li></ul>
    12. 12. Don’t Know Where to Start?
    13. 13. Citation Information http://scholar.google.com
    14. 14. <ul><li>Legal Cases </li></ul><ul><li>Federal & State </li></ul><ul><li>Landmark Cases </li></ul><ul><li>Citation Assistance </li></ul>Find … http://harrison.edu/lrc LexisNexis Academic Database
    15. 15. <ul><li>Legal Cases </li></ul><ul><li>Federal & State </li></ul><ul><li>Landmark Cases </li></ul><ul><li>Citation Assistance </li></ul>Find … http://harrison.edu/lrc LexisNexis Academic Database <ul><li>Search By: </li></ul><ul><li>Jurisdiction </li></ul><ul><li>Circuit Court level </li></ul><ul><li>District Court level </li></ul><ul><li>Legal Citation </li></ul><ul><li>Party </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Etc… </li></ul>
    16. 16. Find … http://www.in.gov/legislative/index.htm Indiana General Assembly
    17. 17. <ul><li>Indiana Laws </li></ul><ul><li>Constitution </li></ul><ul><li>Indiana Code </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Code Statutes </li></ul><ul><li>Acts </li></ul><ul><li>Bills & Resolutions </li></ul><ul><li>Session Archives </li></ul>Find … http://www.in.gov/legislative/index.htm Indiana General Assembly
    18. 18. Browse … http://lp.findlaw.com/ FindLaw.com
    19. 19. <ul><li>Cases&Codes </li></ul><ul><li>Federal </li></ul><ul><li>State </li></ul><ul><li>US Courts of Appeals </li></ul><ul><li>Federal Trial Courts, Boards, etc… </li></ul>Browse … http://lp.findlaw.com/ FindLaw.com
    20. 20. Find … http://www.plol.org/Pages/Search.aspx Public Library of Law
    21. 21. <ul><li>Legal Cases </li></ul><ul><li>US Supreme Court </li></ul><ul><li>US Courts of Appeals </li></ul><ul><li>State </li></ul><ul><li>Federal Statutory Law </li></ul><ul><li>Regulations </li></ul><ul><li>Court Rules etc… </li></ul>Find … http://www.plol.org/Pages/Search.aspx Public Library of Law
    22. 22. Find … http://www.loc.gov/law/index.php Law Library of Congress
    23. 23. <ul><li>Case Topic Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Legal Development News Around the World </li></ul>Find … http://www.loc.gov/law/index.php Law Library of Congress
    24. 24. Additional Websites of Interest http://www.uscourts.gov/
    25. 25. Additional Websites of Interest http://www.uscourts.gov/ http://www.supremecourt.gov/
    26. 26. http://www.gpoaccess.gov/ Additional Websites of Interest http://www.uscourts.gov/ http://www.supremecourt.gov/
    27. 27. http://www.gpoaccess.gov/ Additional Websites of Interest http://www.usa.gov/ http://www.uscourts.gov/ http://www.supremecourt.gov/
    28. 28. http://harrison.libguides.com/criminaljustice <ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><li>Articles </li></ul><ul><li>Web Resources </li></ul><ul><li>APA Style </li></ul>Find … http://harrison.libguides.com/paralegal LRC Paralegal Research Guide
    29. 29. http://harrison.libguides.com/criminaljustice <ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><li>Articles </li></ul><ul><li>Web Resources </li></ul><ul><li>APA Style </li></ul>Find … http://harrison.libguides.com/paralegal Most useful for finding case law: LRC Paralegal Research Guide

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