REGISTER - Searchable access to the Federal Register, the official
daily publication for Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of Federal agencies
and organizations, as well as Executive Orders and other Presidential
CRIMINAL SEARCHES -
Obtain photos and addresses of criminals.
ELDER LAW ANSWERS - Links to articles and Web
sites related to estate planning.
FINDLAW - Legal search engine that
searches for documents, legal guides or court decisions.
LEGAL RESOURCES - List of free websites that provide links to legal
information (including laws, bills, court opinions, and related documents),
which is maintained by the Gallagher Law Library at the University of
Washington. Only the most important Washington State and U.S. sites are
LAW.COM - Links to numerous
sites designed for legal research. Also covers the latest legal news and
recent court case filings by state. The information is geared toward the
public, business, students and professionals.
LAW TOPICS -
Covers antitrust; arbitration & mediation; bankruptcy; civil rights;
constitutional; criminal; cyberspace law; elder; immigration; legal ethics;
preventive law; tax; trusts and estates; and women and the law; among other
LAWYERS.COM - Solid legal guidance on a wide
range of topics.
LEGAL CONSUMER - Information on bankruptcy including how to file, links to
federal forms, state bankruptcy esemption laws and a free "means-test"
calculator to determine eligibility.
MARION BRECHNER CITIZEN
- Comprehensive list of public access (freedom of
information) to government information in all 50 states. It uses a rating
system to determine the availability of public records in each state as well
as a statement to indicate recent developments and trends. (Some
knowledge of the law or legal issues might be helpful in using this site.)
NOLO - Leading publisher of plain English law
books and it offers information online for free.
ACT INFORMATION - Website created by Evergreen State College (Washington
State) containing information pertaining to the USA Patriot Act.
Resource Guide (American Society of International Law) -
the ERG is systematically updated and continuously expanded. It is
designed to be used by students, teachers, practitioners and researchers as
a self-guided tour of relevant, quality, up-to-date online resources
covering important areas of international law.
The narrative format of the ERG is complemented and
EISIL (Electronic Information System for International Law),
a free online database that organizes and provides links to,
and useful information on, web resources from the full
spectrum of international law. EISIL's subject-organized
format and expert-provided content also enhances its
potential as teaching tool.
(American Bar Association) - Searchable access
to articles and reports on current legal issues and legal trends that have a
broad appeal. Published by the American Bar Association, but necessarily
aimed exclusively to lawyers.
OF INFORMATION LAW AND TECHNOLOGY
easy-to-understand articles related to issues that are facing the Internet and
the computer world. Also includes technology news about e-commerce,
intellectual property, litigation and healthcare fields.
BULLETIN - Published monthly by the Federal Bureau of
U.S. COURT SYSTEM
Court - The apex of the Federal Court system. The smallest and
least political of the three branches of the federal government.
of Federal Regulations - Homepage for the Code of Federal Regulations
Code of Federal
Regulations - Searchable database from FindLaw
of the Court - Searchable database from FindLaw
U.S. Code -
Entire U.S. Code with links to sites with updates (site developed by
- The intermediate appellate courts in the federal
judicial system are the courts of appeals.
(Searchable database from FindLaw)
courts - Most federal cases are initially tried and decided in
the U.S. district courts, the federal courts of general trial jurisdiction.
Judicial Panel on Multidistrict
Litigation - Authorized to temporarily transfer to a single district,
for coordinated or consolidated pretrial proceedings, civil actions pending
in different districts that involve one or more common questions of fact.
LANDMARK CASES SUPREME COURT -
full range of
resources and activities to support the teaching of landmark Supreme Court
NATIONAL INDIAN LAW LIBRARY - Maintained by the Native American Rights
Fund (NARF). Site provides free, invaluable, up-to-date coverage of
federal and customary Indian law.
JURIST - Free access to almost 650,000 published court opinions,
including opinions of the U.S. Supreme Court and regional courts of appeals.
(These are not the editorially enhanced opinions available in law books or
in commercial databases.)
Revised Code of Washington
COURT SYSTEM -
Washington State Courts homepage includes information about the Supreme
Court, Trial Courts, Court of Appeals, and all other Washington State
Courts. It also includes information about the rules of the court and
LEGAL RESOURCES FOR WASHINGTON STATE - Part of a more extensive list of
free websites that provide legal information maintained by the Gallagher Law
Library at the University of Washington. This links directly to their
list of sites that are relevant to Washington State.
STATE COURT FORMS - A list of forms used
statewide divided by topic.
Local Court Rules - more local court information.
List of All Forms - a
list of forms used in Washington State courts, not divided by topic.
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