Self-Help Legal Website:
This company began by printing easy to understand legal
guides for people who didn't want or didn't need to hire a
lawyer. Their books allowed people to handle such things as
simple divorce, landlord-tenant issues, etc. on their own. With
the advent of the Internet, they expanded their company to the
Web. Their coverage of legal issues for the layman is good. Just
be aware that they don't give away much for free. If you want
the details, you'll have to buy their books or pay to download
information. Even so, it is a valuable resource for many legal
Legal Search Engines
& Research Tools
without the Advice
These sites give you the raw information about legal issues.
They are basically legal search engines. Lots of material here,
but it's easy to get lost.
Google, this specialized search engine focuses on sites with
legal information and within specific domains.
legal site offering web guides, case law, codes and regulations,
career development pages, and communication tools.
free access to past five years of federal and state case
decisions, selected forms, and a web guide providing links to
20,000 legal sites.
Codes & Statutes
Government Printing Office site providing access to Code of
Federal Regulations, Federal Register, U.S. Code, Congressional
Record, and a host of other legislative, executive, judicial,
and administrative links.
database of U.S. Supreme Court decisions and orders from
1990-present. Also include current court calendar and rules.
website of the U.S. Supreme Court. Provides full text of
decisions from 1991-present.