Legal Research




Matthew Bender

Cornell's Legal Information Institute Cornell Law School Web site, contains a search engine that returns information and commentary about broad areas of law. Web site also has links to categories such as constitution and codes, court opinions, current awareness, and law by source or jurisdiction.

The Library of Congress' Thomas Locator Service Enables one to search congress for text of bills, also can find information on legislation, congressional records, and committee Info. A major part of site is an index for state and local government information.

Search the Net for Legal Information Search engine for cases and codes, forms for federal, appellate district and bank courts, legal subjects, federal and state government information, Bar and law related associations, news and media and material pertaining to CLE. This site has significant state resources.

The Legal List Now owned by West Group, assembles most respected legal tools into a powerful integrated resource system.

New York Law Journal List of Internet Resources Contains information on legal news, courts, law firms, jobs, CLE, bills and statutes, and cases in New York.

Findlaw Internet Legal Resources Along with the New York Law Journal, this is a great place to start. Contains a broad range of legal subjects, also has links to information falling into the categories of CLE, law office and practice, software and technology, experts, cases and codes, federal and state resources, and forms. Also a great selection for a variety of business information.

Law Journal Extra's Online Newsletter, New York Practice Very much like NYLJ; good WebPage to browse, but unlike NYLJ not very good for research.

Emory Law Library Allows you to search law by country, reference materials, law by subject, journals and periodicals. Also provides visitors with a beneficial search engine for the entire web site.

FDIC Provides information in categories of deposit Insurance, bank data, regulations and examinations, consumers and communities, buying from and selling to FDIC, news and events and numerous other current topics of interest in banking field.

Banking Law Materials Contains a quick overview of banking law, along with a menu of sources pertaining to this field of law. This menu is broken down into categories of federal and state agency regulation, judicial decisions, and statutes. Great site for statutory information in banking law.

Law Journal Extra's Litigation Index Contains information pertaining to current litigation in all fields nationwide.

Law Journal Extra's Online Newsletter (Securities Law) Website dedicated to securities law, current events in the field, and securities law links. Great site for beginning research on securities law issues.

United States Patent and Trademark Office Comprehensive look at the Patent and Trademark Office. This site contains general information on both subjects, a searchable database, forms, capability of ordering copies, current news, fee information and links.

Corsearch Site provides access to intellectual property research services.

US Copyright Office US Copyright Office provides this site for current developments and news, general information, forms, regulations, practices, legislation, international information and links in the copyright field. Also contains a search engine, which makes finding what you need easier.

Federal Register Official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, notices of federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential doctrines.

Findlaw: New York This links provides information on cases, codes and regulations, information on courts, current news, directories and forms in NY.

CPLR Index This web site for the Committee on Civil Practice Law and Rules contains links for recent news concerning the committee, legislation's, rules and statutes and links to areas such as NY State and Federal courts, appellate courts, US Supreme Court, and congress.

Court of Appeals Decisions This collection includes recent decisions of the NY court of Appeals from 1990 forward; also includes general background on the court, its jurisdiction, judges and rules.

NYLJ Homepage This site contains information on news, courts and research resources for attaining bills and statutes, information on government agencies and CLE information. Great site to keep you updated on the legal profession in NY.

Findlaw's NY Legal Resources Page This web site pertaining to state resources in New York contains cases, codes and regulations, information on courts, government, bars and associations, news, forms and other links.

US District Courts of NY: Eastern District of NY; Northern District of NY; Southern District of NY These court web site contains general public information such as phone numbers, jury information, court information, other court related sites, along with information on alternative dispute resolution, orders, forms, amendments to FRCP and summary, local rules and public access to court electronic records and rulings.

Findlaw's List of Litigation Publications Gives a list of publications pertaining to litigation including journals, newsletters and articles.

Thomas Contains information on what is on US House floor and US Senate schedule on weekly basis. Other useful information is provided on recent and historical legislation, congressional records and committee information.

Ashcraft and Gerel's Legal Resources on the Web Contains an extensive list of other links to legal resources on the web, including constitutional and historic documents, federal and state courts, laws, rules and agencies; As well as links of interest to forms, news and expert witnesses.

Columbia University Libraries Document Service Center US government documents Ready Reference Collection on subjects of census, environment, military and justice, foreign countries, mineral and mining, agriculture, education, government and law, science and engineering, business economics, energy, health and social services and transportation.

FarisLaw Allows you to search the case law not only in the US but in Australia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, and New Zealand. Contains the entire FRCP that is up to date, and also the Federal Rules of Evidence.

Findlaw in Palo Alto Contains a wide variety of general legal forms nationwide.

Full Text Search of Law Journals on the Net Contains a list of law journals nationwide and articles published by topic index.

Hieros Gamos Large internet site for law and government materials with more than 200,000 listings and 100,000 links in all countries.

Law Site Reviews from Cornell Law Libraryhttp:// Highlights selected law related WebPages in two ways: as an annotated publication issued electronically and in print, and as a keyword searchable database.

Katsuey Kat's Legal Resource Links Excellent listing of legal research resources on the internet for attorneys, categorized by field of law.

LawGuro.Com Access more than 400 legal search engines, forms, and legal databases for free, subscribe and unsubscribe to 500+ mailing lists, and find free answers to your legal questions. You can also search and browse through previously posted question and answers and/or post your own questions on bulletin board. There are currently over 22,000 questions and answers. There are also over 1000 law firms in bulletin board network.

LawHost Online Law Journal This WebPage contains a search engine to navigate through its database of law related articles.

Law Library Resource An online resource for current legal events, and research. There is the capability of obtaining court rules and forms, also provides a list of search engines and a question/answer section. Another aspect of site is that it provides a daily update of law related WebPages of interest.

LawLinks A frequently updated online resource which provides links to law related WebPages.

LawResearch Newsletter This WebPage contains a list of newsletters in a broad range of legal related categories. You can sign up for a free account and get email regarding items of interest pertaining to the category you select.

Legal and Business Forms Extensive collection of law related forms covering general business areas, such as real estate, corporations, employment, contracts, trusts and wills, and legal practice (covering law practice management, litigation and related matters.).

NET-LAWYERS A WebPage to place and answer legal related questions of interest.

New York Law Journal This site is a solely provides recent stories of interest to the law community.

Rominger's Legal Online Legal Research Page This page provides links to a variety of legal related areas such as Federal links, legal resources, professional directories, state legal resources, legal organizations, non-legal resources, news online, practice areas, legal technology and legal books.

SEC Securities This page is a database for information on investor assistance and complaints, SEC digest and statements, current SEC rulemaking, enforcement division, small business information, and links to other sites.

Center for Corporate Law Securities Lawyers Deskbook University of Cincinnati Center for Corporate Law site, which provides extensive information on all areas of corporate law. The site contains the full text of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Investment Company Act of 1940, the rules promulgated under those Acts, and Regulations. It also contains the principal forms under both the 1933 Act and the 1934 Act, as amended.

University Law Review Project This site allows you to do a full text search of law journals on the internet.

Washburn University's WashLaw in Kansas WashLawWeb provides users with links to extensive law-related materials on the Internet. The information is generally arranged alphabetically, by subject, and by geographic location.

Findlaw All US Supreme Court Cases since 1983 in full text.

Howard Nations Provides law links to financial, medical, expert and legal research sites.

Attorneys Toolbox All purpose site which provides information on: opposing counsel; expert witness; locating a local court reporter or litigation support service; industry standards; legal terminology; address and phone numbers of any State or Federal court; how to do legal research on the Internet; family law resources, legal publications (newspapers); online child support calculators by state, legal forms by state.

Freeadvice.com Provides legal advice for lawyers and laymen.

FedLaw Assembles internet references for federal legal research on cases, codes and regulations, governmental structure and operations.