American Bar Association's Lawlink: The Legal Research Jumpstation
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Lawlink provides quick access to important legal information from the American Bar Association and other resources. Each site is selected and evaluated by a member of the ABA's Legal Technology Resource Center staff. LTRC staff also publish ABA Site-tation, a blog (and monthly e-newsletter) covering web sites and new technology relevant to legal professionals. If you would like to recommend a link for either this page or ABA Site-tation, please send us your suggestion.
The LTRC provides resources including publications, electronic discussion forums, surveys, comparative studies, and more. The Center also offers services such as consulting, outreach, and research. LTRC staff develop resources and provide guidance on wide-ranging issues. LTRC researchers can provide helpful information on topics that are of special importance to your law office. The Center's staff includes librarians and lawyers who understand your needs and can provide you with answers. In addition to the website resources, LTRC staff are available via a helpline (312) 988-5465 or via e-mail (email@example.com).
Comprehensive directory of US government resources, hosted by the US government
The White House
Executive branch resources, including executive orders
Maintained by the Administrative Office of the US Courts, this site provides a comprehensive list of US Federal Courts, including the Supreme Court, Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and Bankruptcy Courts.
Legislative information including roll call, committees, bill activity, and more from the Library of Congress
Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)
Hosted by the Law Library of Congress
Legislative and Governmental Advocacy - Governmental Affairs Office
Hosted by the ABA's Governmental Affairs and Public Services Group, provides information about the ABA's legislative and policy activities
U.S. Code Collection
The complete U.S. Code hosted by Cornell University Law School's Legal Information Institute.
National Conference of State Legislatures
Numerous resources related to state legislatures and legal issues at the state level.
U.S. State and Territorial Laws
Links to state and territorial laws, constitutions, legal publications, ballot initiatives, and more.
Electronic Information System for International Law (EISIL)
Developed with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, by the American Society of International Law (ASIL), a scholarly association that has been a leader in the analysis, dissemination and development of international law since 1906.
FindLaw: International Constitutions
Links to constitutions from over 100 nations around the world, hosted by FindLaw.
Legal Information Institute's International Law Collection
A collection of foreign and international legal materials collected and hosted by Cornell Law School's Legal Information Institute.
GlobaLex provides thorough guides to foreign, internetational, and comparative laws.
ABA Division for Bar Services Information Clearinghouse
Provides a searchable database of publications on issues of administrative, managerial and substantive interest to the organized bar, its staff and volunteers.
Association of American Law Schools
AALS is an association of both ABA approved and other law schools.
Law School Admission Council
Extensive collection of information related to law schools and law school admissions.
ABA Career Counsel
ABA Career Counsel provides resources for lawyers, law students, and employers, including job tips, profiles of attorneys from a variety of law practice environments, and more.
National Association for Law Placement (NALP)
is a leading resource on the state of employment in the legal profession. Its resources include employment trend data and helpful information for new lawyers and laterals.
ABA Law Student Division: Networking and Job Opportunities
A collection of resources from the ABA's Law Student Division to help law students find networking and job opportunities.
Findlaw Career Center
Searchable database of legal job openings provided by FindLaw.
A job search web site for the legal profession, serving both job seekers and employers.
CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION (CLE)
ABA's exceptional continuing legal education resource, providing CLE in a variety of formats to fit your schedule and CLE needs.
American Legal Institute and the ABA Committee on Continuing Professional Education produce high quality CLE and also provide information for CLE providers.
The Association of Continuing Legal Education
An association for continuing legal education professionals worldwide.
LAW PRACTICE TECHNOLOGY
ABA LTRC: Researching Law Office Technology - Selected Resources
This page - assembled by the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center - lists a wide variety of legal technology resources ranging from periodicals to websites to email discussion lists.
Other Ethics resources:
American Legal Ethics Library
Hosted by the Cornell University Law School's Legal Information Institute, the Americna LEgal Ethics Library contains a wide variety of ethics information organized by jurisdiction and topic.
Legal Profession Blog
Part of the Law Professor Blogs Network, the Legal Profession Blog focuses on recent developments in ethics, and is a good place to find commentary and descriptions of the latest ethics opinions from around the country.
Martindale's Legal Professional Locator
Directory of lawyers, law librarians, law firm administrators, and other legal professionals and service providers.
This site from Martindale-Hubbell provides consumers, both individuals and businesses, resources for hiring legal counsel.
Non-profit lawyer referral network for finding an experienced professional in New York, California, Texas, or Kentucky.
SURVEY AND STATISTICS
ABA Market Research Department Statistical Resources
This site includes links to ABA and other statistics about the legal profession, plus an information request service for further help.
LEGAL NEWS SOURCES
The ABA Journal brings the latest daily news from the legal profession, as well as monthly, in-depth information for legal professionals.
Sign up for the Newswire, a daily e-mail of the latest legal news. The premium practice areas at Law.com are particularly strong resources.
Law Library Resource eXchange
Daily news about the law and well-written discussions of legal research and other information technologies affecting the practice of law.
FindLaw Legal News & Information
Legal news brought to you by FindLaw.
LEGAL RESEARCH RESOURCES
ABA Law Review/Journal Search Engine
Created by the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center using Google Custom Search, this custom search tool searches the free full-text of over 350 online domestic and international law reviews, journals, and related publications.
ABA Supreme Court Preview
Hosted by the ABA’s Division for Public Education, Supreme Court Preview maintains a free, comprehensive, and regularly updated archive of all merits and amicus briefs filed in every case accepted for oral argument by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Findlaw, owned by West Group, is probably the leading free online index of legal materials, with links to off-site resources as well as a great deal of hosted material and tools, including hosted e-mail and the Lawcrawler search engine. The state-specific collections of resources are particularly useful.
Free Legal Resources Provided by State Bar Associations
Hosted by Three Geeks and a Law Blog, this listing is a convenient compilation of primary legal research tools provided by state bar associations.
Google Scholar has a legal opinion database that allows you to find and read full text legal opinions from U.S. federal and state district, appellate and supreme courts.
A free searchable database of US Federal District Court civil cases categorized by state, individual court and legal practice area. You can also subscribe to RSS feeds to track courts, case types and parties.
The Law Review Project
The Coalition of Online Journals provides free full text search of online law journals (check the site for a list of included journals) and an e-mail notification of new articles
A CEOExpress Web site with a customized area for lawyers.
Legal Information Institute
Hosted by Cornell University's School of Law, the LII is one of the preeminent legal resources on the Web, including one of the best arrangements of the Code of Federal Regulations and many substantive resources.
A free (requires registration) service of LexisNexis, the online legal research service. Includes free US supreme court (1790-present) and selected federal and state court (since 1996) searching, forms, and other services. Can pay as you go to use premium options including Shepards©.
The OYEZ Project
Hosted by Northwestern University School of Law, Oyez provides transcripts and, in some cases, audio files of leading US Supreme Court cases.
PublicLegal, produced by the Internet Legal Research Group, is an index of thousands of legal web sites, forms, and file.
The Public Library of Law (PLoL)
Hosted by Fastcase, PLoL is a free database of state and federal case law, with links to additional resources.
BUSINESS AND REFERENCE RESOURCES
Pac-Info directory of public records sources on the Internet.
A meta site of reference tools and resources.
Librarian's Internet Index
Hosted by the Berkeley Digital Library SUNsite, a thorough index of useful resources, all evaluated by LII staff.
Information and news on businesses large and small, including corporate affiliations and financials. This site has both free information and a subscriber level.
This site pulls together news, industry performance, market summaries, current and historic stock quotes, and "state of the market" reports.
Hosted by the Gale Group, a keyword searchable database of recent articles and newswires.
ELECTRONIC DISCOVERY RESOURCES
The Sedona Conference
The Sedona Conference hosts the Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production, one of the leading sources for e-discovery guidance.
The Electronic Discovery Reference Model
An organization created to develop guidelines and standards for e-discovery. The EDRA hosts a variety of resources as well as information on current projects.