Legal Research (Online Tools & Law Libraries)

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ONLINE TOOLS:
    
http://www.alllaw.com
Find a lawyer, tools & calculators, legal research, forms, resources, practice information, legal organizations, support services, state legal resources

http://www.lawguru.com
Forms, research, legal dictionary, article library, knowledge base, find a local attorney

http://www.findlaw.com
Search for a local lawyer, browse legal information, forms, legal news, state laws, free full-text books

http://www.law.com
Legal news, law journal, newsletters, resources, experts, verdicts, online CLE, legal dictionary, legal blogs, practice centers, legal technology, surveys and rankings

http://www.lawinfo.com
Find legal professionals, prepare documents, answer questions, legal news, consumer resources, business resources, attorney programs, legal experts, law info in your city

http://www.re-quest.net/g2g
Gavel2Gavel:  courts & opinions, legal forms, codes & statutes, legal humor, employment, computers, historical law, travel guides, science, and much more!

http://www.lawsonline.com
Federal and state resources, legal research, legal directories, trial consultants, settlements, process servers, court reporters

http://www.prenhall.com/legal_studies/resources_lr.html
Resource for students and faculty in paralegal and legal studies from Prentice Hall, Pearson Legal Series

http://www.lawsource.com/also/
American Law Sources Online - Choose your state or country (United States, Canada and Mexico) and there are links to everything you could want in the way of law, statutes, rules, administrative codes, forms, courts, journals, ordinances, etc.  

http://www.fair-debt-collection.com/SOL-by-State.html
Statute of Limitations for debt collection by state

http://expertlaw.com/library/limitations_by_state/
Civil Statute of Limitations by state

http://www.paralegals.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1
National Federation of Paralegal Associations legal resources page

http://www.hg.org
Hieros Gamos:  The Comprehensive Law and Government Site contains various databases, information on legal organizations, as well as doing business guides and online seminars; contains over 70,000 links to various other legal websites; worldwide legal directories

http://www.plol.org/Pages/Search.aspx
The Public Library of Law, the web’s largest free law library

http://www.llrx.com
Law and technology resources for legal professionals, includes court rules, forms and dockets

http://www.uscourts.gov/FormsAndFees/Forms/CourtFormsByCategory.aspx
Federal Subpoena On-Line Form

http://pacer.psc.uscourts.gov/
PACER Service Center

http://www.uscourts.gov/courtrecords/electronic-filing-cmecf
About E-filing

http://kautzlaw.com/links1.htm
Directory of States – state homepage, state court homepage, statutes, state bar homepage, state consumer protection, list of communities

http://topics.law.cornell.edu/wex/state_statutes
State Statutes by Topic – all States

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uniform/evidence.html
Uniform Rules of Evidence Locator

 
LAW LIBRARIES:
    
http://library.wcl.american.edu/
American University Washington College of Law, Pence Law Library

http://library.kentlaw.edu/
Chicago-Kent College of Law

http://www.law.cornell.edu
Cornell Law School Legal Information Institute

http://www.law.emory.edu/law-library/library-home-page.html
Emory University School of Law

http://www.law.fsu.edu/library/databases/index.html
Florida State University College of Law, Research Center

http://library.law.unh.edu/
Franklin Pierce Law Center

http://www.genesee.edu/library/
Genesee Community College, Library, Paralegal Web Resources Page

http://www.ll.georgetown.edu
Georgetown University Law Center

http://www.law.gwu.edu
George Washington University National Law Center

http://www.law.harvard.edu
Harvard Law School

http://www.law.indiana.edu/lawlibrary/about/index.shtml
Indiana University School of Law/Maurer School of Law, Virtual Law Library

http://www.jmls.edu/library/index.shtml
John Marshall Law School

http://www.law.stanford.edu/school/campus/library/
Stanford University Law School/Robert Crown Law Library

http://www.law.berkeley.edu/library/
University of California Berkley

http://www.law.ucla.edu/home/index.asp?page=11
UCLA School of Law

http://www1.lib.uchicago.edu/e/law/index.php3
University of Chicago Law School

http://www.law.uc.edu/library/
University of Cincinnati College of Law

http://www.law.ku.edu/library/
University of Kansas School of Law/Wheat Law Library

http://www.law.uoregon.edu
University of Oregon Law School

http://lola.law.upenn.edu/
University of Pennsylvania/Penn Law

http://www.usc.edu/dept/law-lib
University of Southern California Law School

http://tarlton.law.utexas.edu/
University of Texas Law School

http://www.washburnlaw.edu/library/
Washburn University School of Law
    
http://www.librarysites.info/
Libraries in the United States
    
LEGAL WIKIS:  
    
http://civillawdictionary.pbwiki.com/
Civil Law Dictionary

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Congresspedia
Intended to serve as a tool to research and share information about members of Congress

http://commons.umlaw.net/index.php?title=Main_Page
Copyright Experiences:  purpose of this wiki is for legal academics and others to share their experiences regarding copyright requirements and model copyright agreements, all with the goal of ensuring the widest possible distribution of published works

http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Main_Page
Various wiki projects related to the work of the Creative Commons organization, which provides an alternative to traditional copyright; among the projects here is the Podcasting Legal Guide

http://ilt.eff.org/index.php/Table_of_Contents
Internet Law Treatise – sponsored by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, it maintains an open-licensed, collaborative treatise summarizing the law related to the Internet

http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/Main_Page
Free online tax research resource and community for tax professionals, sponsored by tax software company Intuit

http://topics.law.cornell.edu/wex
From the Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School, this is an ambitious undertaking to create a collaboratively written legal dictionary and encyclopedia

http://www.wikilaw.org/index.php?title=Main_Page
Goal of this wiki is to develop a free legal resource for the world at large, with an initial focus on US law; still in development

http://www.wikipatents.com/
WikiPatents Community contributes to the US Patent System by reviewing issued patents and pending patent applications.  WikiPatents features a wiki-like interface to review, rate, and discuss patents – plus free patent PDF downloads, file histories, and advanced patent searching



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