Useful Web Sites

Law


Remember, this page has not been prepared or reviewed by an attorney. If you need legal advice, seek the aid of a competent attorney, not just a librarian.

General Web Resources:

Findlaw
is a directory for legal research. Legal directories, law reviews, cases and codes, and more all have links here. Those already familiar with Yahoo will have an advantage, as Findlaw has a similar structure. Plus, search US Supreme Court decisions are locatable from 1893.

Lawcrawler
is an Alta Vista powered search engine that specializes in law related sites.

Georgia State Law School's Meta-index is a one page listing of many search resources for law.

Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Locator
allows searching for a lawyer by name, location, or type of practice.

Introduction to legal citation
. From the Cornell Iniversity Legal Information Institute.

Nolo Press guides
to legal research. Guides to statutes, a legal encyclopedia and dictionary, and a database of legal Q&A, from the best-known do-it-yourself legal publisher.

Internet Law Cases
is a set of summaries of cases involving computer networking and the Internet, from the law firm of Perkins Coie, LLP. Links to full decisions are given.

Westlaw Campus
Access to the legal databases of Westlaw, for cases codes and the well-known West KeyCite system.

Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe: Legal Research.
Federal, state, and EU statute law; federal and state case law, Shepard's citations for the US Supreme Court; law reviews; tax law; US patents; law directories.

Ebsco Academic Search
Also has access to some Law Reviews.

Infotrac Expanded Academic ASAP
Has access to some Law Reviews.

Federal Web Resources:


The US Supreme Court
website has fresh slip opinions
for the current term. Those seeking older opinions should use other resources in this list, or refer to the Supremes' document "Where to Obtain Supreme Court Opinions." Also available are the court rules, calendar, and other information of interest.

Thomas
, the Library of Congress' legislative search device, gives access to current bills, recent laws, and other actions of Congress.

US Code Online
A searchable version from the US House of Representatives. Or a browseable version from the Government Printing Office.

Maryland Web Resources:


Maryland Judiciary Case Search
Free access to case records maintained by the Maryland Judiciary. This site makes public information on all civil, traffic, and criminal cases in the state (except those originating in the circuit courts of Prince George's and Montgomery counties).

Maryland Judiciary Website
As well as providing general information on the Maryland court system, this site provides the full text of cases from the Maryland Court of Appeals and Maryland Court of Special Appeals starting in 1995.

Maryland General Assembly
This site provides the text of recent bills from the Maryland General Assembly, which are searchable by Bill number, subject or sponsor. Maryland Statutes are provided elsewhere.

The Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR)
, which state agencies issue, is available from the State Library.

The Maryland Register
, which updates COMAR fortnightly, and also announces calls for contracts, and public meetings.

Maryland.govl
This has links to all the Maryland state government agencies, as well as general information about the state.

Maryland Rules of Procedure
through a cooperative effort of the State of Maryland and West Publishing, discovery guidelines, rules of procedure, schedule of fees, and other information of use to those who work in the Maryland legal community.

Marshall Law Library
, University of Maryland. Information useful to those who will be visiting it, and links to more law resources than are on this page.

Maryland State Law Library
in Annapolis. Open to all. But check the page for location, hours, and other important information.

Baltimore Zoning Code
(.pdf)