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Legal Research on the Web

Contents of Legal Research on the Web:

General Web Search Engines
Legal Search Engines
Phone, Email Directories
Comprehensive Legal Sites
Career & Employment
Company Information
Fee-based Sites
Full-Text Constitutions
Full-Text Judicial Opinions
Full-Text Laws & Legislation
Full-Text Regulations
Government Information Sources
Government Information Starting Points
Historic Legal Documents
International Law Sources
Investigative Sites
Law in Foreign Countries
Law for Laypeople
Law Libraries
Law Journals
Law Listserves & Networking

Law Publishers
Law Schools & Bar Exam
Law - Special Topics
Lawyers & Law Firms
Legal Associations & State Bars
Legal Ethics
Legal Forms
Minnesota Executive Branch
Minnesota (General Resources)
Minnesota Judicial
Minnesota Legislature
Native American Law
News & Media
Patents & Trademarks
Professional Responsibilities
Public Records
Reference Sources
Tax Law Information
Wisconsin
Women and the Law

 

 General Web Search Engines

AltaVista Advanced Search
Google Groups
Dogpile (Searches with  multiple engines)
Excite
FAST Search (alltheweb)
Go.com
Google
Google (US Government Version)
HotBot
LookSmart
Mamma
Yahoo! Small Business
Starting Point
Vivismo Search
Yahoo!

Legal Search Engines

Google Scholar
GSU College of Law -- Meta-Index for U.S. Legal Research
HIEROS GAMOS (Search)
Internet Legal Resource Guide - PublicLegal
Law.com Dictionary - search legal terms and definitions
LawCrawler
LawInfo.com
LawRunner: A Legal Research Tool - Canada
Piper: State and Local Government on the Net (search)

Phone, Email Directories

AnyWho: Telephone Number, Email, Home Page URL, FAX, Toll Free, and Address
Dex Yellow Pages
Find People Fast - (pay service)

GTE SuperPages(sm): Interactive Yellow Pages
InfoSpace (has reverse lookup)
INTERNET--Searching--People (meta list)
Lycos - WhoWhere?
USA People Search
WorldPages: Find the World Here! - now yellowpages
Yahoo People Search  

Comprehensive Legal Sites

All Law
American Law Sources On-line (ALSO)
CataLaw
FedLaw
FindLaw
Georgetown University Legal Explorer
HIEROS GAMOS
Internet Law Library
Internet Legal Resource Guide - PublicLegal
JURIST
Law & Policy Institutions Guide
LawCrawler
Law Research the Internet Law Library (free demo)
LawRunner: A Legal Research Tool
Lawguru.com - Legal Research Page
LawInfo.com
Lawsonline
'Lectric Law Library's Entrance
Legal Information Institute
LexisOne
LAWS.COM -- A Compendium of Law Resources
Library of Congress' guide to legal research online
Litigation Resources from LexisNexis
Personal Injury Attorney
Villanova University School of Law
The Virtual Chase: Legal Research on the Internet
World Wide Web Virtual Library: Law  

Career & Employment

Continuing Legal Education from LexisNexis
Find Your State Job Bank
Legal Job Hunting Resources On the Internet
Minnesota Job Seekers
Paralegal Jobs from LexisNexis
Wisconsin Employment Connection
American Lawyer Media Attorney Positions & Legal Jobs

Company Information

Corporate Information
Hoover's Online: The Business Network

Fee-Based Sites


Versus Law

Full-Text Constitutions

FindLaw: State Constitutions
GPO Access
List of International Constitutions
Minnesota State Constitution
U.S. State Constitutions and Web Sites

Full-Text Judicial Opinions

Federal Courts Finder
Minnesota Appellate Court Opinions
Minnesota State Court System (Opinions)
Minnesota State Law Library: Home Page
Oyez Project Northwestern U. (U.S. Supreme Court Multimedia Database)
Supreme Court Opinions - FindLaw (1983-present)
Supreme Court Decisions (1937-1975) GPO Access
U.S. Courts' Home Page (U.S. Federal Judiciary)
WISBAR Legal Resources (Case Law and Rules)

Full-Text Laws and Legislation

GPO Access
GPO Access, Search United States Code
GPO Access, Search Public and Private Laws
Minnesota North Star (Main Menu)
Minnesota State Law Library

Minnesota State Legislature -- MN Statutes and Session Laws
Multistate: State Legislative Presence on the Internet
State and Local Governments (Library of Congress)
StateLaw: State & Local Govt. - Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Information
THOMAS: Legislative Information
Wisconsin Legislature

Full-Text Regultions

GPO Access, Federal Register
Minnesota Rules
Municipal Codes Online (Seattle Public Library)
Minnesota Municipal Ordinances
U of MN LAW LIBRARY - Guide to Regulations

Government Information Sources

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Consumer Protection Office
Federal Judicial Center
GPO Access Home Page
GPO Access List of Databases  (help)
Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry
Minnesota North Star
OSHA Home Page
SEC EDGAR Database
Supreme Court of the United States
U.S. Department of Justice
U.S. Government Manual
U.S. Sentencing Commission
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Wage, Hour, and Labor Laws

Government Information Starting Points

WashLaw WWW (U.S. Federal Government Information Sources) (Washburn U)
Infomine Govt Search Screen
UMich -- Documents Center
U.S. Federal Government Agencies Directory (Long alphabetical list - use "FIND" button)

Historic Legal Documents

Avalon Project at Yale Law School
Roman Law Resources

International Law Sources

Foreign and International Law (WashLaw)
International Court of Justice Homepage
International Law Center
International Law WWW sites
International Trade Law Monitor
International Treaties Collections (NYU Law)
Internet Law Library - treaties and international law
Statute of the International Court of Justice
United Nations Home Page

Investigative Sites

Ancestry.com
News (Google) (search newsgroup postings)
KnowX (Comprehensive source of Public Records)
Locate-Me.Com
National Association of Investigative Specialists
Switchboard
Ultimate Phone Books
USA People Search

Law In Foreign Countries

All Governments of the World (HIEROS GAMOS)
Business and Legal Guides - Country Guides (HIEROS GAMOS)
Embassy Page - Project Visa
Foreign & International Resources (FindLaw)
Foreign & International Law (University of MN Human Rights Library)
Governments on the WWW (Foreign government agencies & institutions)
Internet Law Library - Laws of other nations
Law From Around the Globe (Cornell Law School)
Public International Law Links (University of Western Australia)

Law for Laypeople

Consumer Information (Minnesota Attorney General)
truTV - fromerly "Court TV Online"
Divorce Online
InterNet Bankruptcy Library
'Lectric Law Library's Laypeople's Law Lounge
Legal Research Using The Internet
Nolo - Self Help Law Center

Law Libraries

American Association of Law Libraries (AALLNET)
Directory of Minnesota County Law Libraries
Hamline University School of Law Library
Hennepin County Law Library
Minnesota Association of Law Libraries - MALL
Minnesota Legislative Reference Library
Minnesota State Law Library
University of Minnesota Law Library
WebPals - now MnPALS
William Mitchell College of Law Library

Law Journals

All Law -Law journals offering content
National Law Journal
WashLaw WEB - Washburn University School of Law

Law Listserves and Networking

American Association of Law Libraries (AALLNET)
Counsel.Net Comm Center - for linking the online legal community
Internet Law Library - Attorney and legal profession directories
Liszt: Searchable Directory of email listserves and news groups - Topica
Lyris - Email List Server
MAALL (Mid-America Association of Law Libraries)
National Association of Legal Assistants
National Association of Legal Secretaries
National Federation of Paralegal Associations
Special Libraries Association - Legal Division
West's Legal Directory

Law Publishers

FindLaw: Legal Publishers
Internet Law Library - Law book publishers & reviews
Legal Books from LexisNexis
Legal Software from LexisNexis
LEXIS-NEXIS Communication Center
Products from Martindale-Hubbell®
Shepard's
West Group.com

Law Schools and Bar Exam

Bar/Bri Bar Review
Emory University School of Law
Georgia State University College of Law
Internet Legal Resource Guide's Law School Information Index
Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington
Law School Admission Council Online
Law Schools Directory
Legal Information Institute (Cornell)
Lsat Test Preparation
Minnesota Bar Exam Information
University of Minnesota Law School
William Mitchell College of Law
Yahoo's Directory of Law Schools
Yale Law School

Law - Special Topics

American Bar Association Tax Sites
American Civil Liberties Union
Anti Money Laundering from Risk Solutions
Credit Risk Management from LexisNexis
Criminal Law - Traffic Violations
Court Reporting Resources for Law Professionals
Federal Tax Sites
Fraud Detection
Great Lakes, Laws and Policies
Immigration Home Page
InterNet Bankruptcy Library
IRS - Tax Forms And Publications
Legal Expert Services
National Center for State Courts
Tax Penalty
U.S. Tax Code On-Line

Lawyers and Law Firms

Attorney Locate - National Directory Service
FindLaw - By State or Search

Law Firm Directory from LexisNexis
Law Practice Management Page
Lawyer Directory from Martindale

Legal Associations and State Bars

American Bar Association Home Page
Directory of US Paralegal Associations - Criminal Justice Degree Schools
Minnesota State Bar Association Welcome Page
Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association
Wisconsin State Bar

Legal Ethics

American Legal Ethics Library
Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers
Commission on Multidisciplinary Practice
LegalEthics.com - The Intersection of Ethics and the Law

Legal Forms

Free Resource of Legal Forms
Forms And Publications - IRS
Forms Guru
Get Free Legal Forms
'Lectric Law Library's General Business Forms
'Lectric Law Library's Law Practice Forms
LLRX Court Rules, Forms & Dockets 

Minnesota Executive Branch

Ethical Practices - Selected Opinions from the MN Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board
Minnesota State Boards, Commissions, Councils, Ombuds Offices, and Task Forces
Minnesota State Register
Minnesota State Rules
Office of Administrative Hearings (limited)
Office of the Attorney General
Office of the Governor

Minnesota - General Resource

BizLinks - Your link to Minnesota business information
LawMoose - Search Engine for MN and WI Legal Resources
MN City and County Ordinances
Minnesota Legal Periodical Index
Minnesota State Resources (FindLaw)
Minnesota State and Local Government on the Net (Piper)
Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association
North Star
Practicelaw.org
Probono.net/ MN
Resources on Minnesota Legislative Issues (Minnesota Legislative Reference Library)
Saint Paul City Charter and Codes

Minnesota Judicial Branch

Hennepin - Fourth Judicial District Court
MN Administrative Law Judge decisions
Minnesota Appellate Court Opinions (search)
Minnesota Court Forms
Minnesota Rules of Court
Minnesota State Court Opinions
Minnesota State Court System
Minnesota Supreme Court Opinions
Minnesota Tax Court
Ramsey County - Second District Court
United States Bankruptcy Court District of Minnesota
U.S. District Court - District of MN
Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals

Minnesota Legislature

How to Follow a Bill
Minnesota House of Representatives
Minnesota State Legislature
Minnesota State Constitution
Minnesota Statutes and Session Laws
Legislation & Bill Tracking Information

Native American Law

Administration for Native Americans
Bureau of Reclamation Native American Affairs Office
Fourth World Documentation Project
Indian Health Service
Minnesota Indian Affairs Council
Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project 
Native American Documents Project
Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act (1990)
Native American Legal Resources (University of Oklahoma Law Library)
Native American Rights Fund
Native American Sites (University of Pittsburg) 
Native Net
Treaties  
Office of Tribal Justice
Treaties with the Continental Congress
US Code : Title 25

News & Media

ABC News
CBS News
CNN Interactive
Duluth Budgeteer News
Duluth News Tribune
FOX News
MSNBC
New York Times (free, registration required)
NewsWeek.Com
Pioneer Press - TwinCities.com
Star Tribune
Time.Com
Yahoo News

Patents and Trademarks

FPLC Intellectual Property Mall (Franklin Pierce Law Center)
Delphion Intellectual Property Network
Internet Patent News
KuesterLaw (Technology Law Resource)
Oppedahl & Larson Patent Law Web Server
PatentCafe.com
Sites Useful for Searching Patents
Thomson & Thomson  (Trademark & Copyright Research Firm)
U.S. Patent Information
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)

Professional Responsibility

ABA Center for Professional Responsibility
American Legal Ethics Library (ABA Model Rules and Code, etc.)
FindLaw's Ethics and Professional Responsibility links
Legalethics.com (Legal & ethical issues regarding internet and internet technology)
Minnesota Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board & Office (Rules, opinions, disbarred & suspended lawyers lists, and complaint forms)

Public Records

Search Systems - Free Public Records Database
USA People Search

Reference Sources

Amazon.Com (Research books)
American Civil Liberties Union
Britannica Online
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
Federal Rules of Evidence
FEDSTATS (Statistics from over 70 federal government agencies)
Finance and Commerce Information Services
FindForms.com (Free Legal Forms, Documents, Form Letters and more)
InfoPlease.Com (Free dictionary and encyclopedia)
Justice Information Center (NCJRS) includes full-text
Legal Encyclopedia
Library of Congress

Tax Law Information

ABA Tax Sites
Accounts Receivable Management
Debt Collections
Federal Tax Sites
Internet Bankruptcy Library
IRS - Homepage
IRS Tax Forms and Publications
Legal Accounting Software from LexisNexis
Tax and Accounting Sites Directory
Tax Analysts
Tax Law Information (a subscription database - UMD only)
Tax Penalty
Tax Prophet®
Minnesota Department of Revenue
Minnesota Tax Forms (current)
MN Tax Court Decisions
U. S. Tax Code On-Line
Wisconsin Department of Revenue
Wisconsin Tax Forms and Publications

Wisconsin

WisBar: Downloadable Forms
WisBar: Legal Resources
Wisconsin Circuit Court Access
Worker's Compensation Forms

Women and the Law

Feminist Theory and Feminist Jurisprudence
Texas Journal of Women and the Law(University of Texas School of Law)
Women and the Law (University of Oregon)

 

 

Last Update: March 28, 2013

 
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