Web Resources by Subject: Law and Paralegal
The availability of quality legal information on the Web has increased dramatically over the past few years. It is now possible to find Supreme Court opinions and current legislative action, search various federal and state codes and regulations, and even search patents online for free.
- United States Code Search
This site provides access to enacted federal laws, searchable by keyword or citation.
- Code of Federal Regulations
The CFR contains the rules that federal agencies write to implement the laws in the U.S. Code.
- Federal Register
This is a daily publication that contains "Rules, proposed rules and notices of federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents."
This excellent resource, maintained by the Library of Congress, has a wealth of Congressional information. It includes Public Laws back to 1975, current Bill status, Bill text, roll call votes of both houses, text of the Congressional Record, and Committee Reports.
U. S. Supreme Court Decisions
This database includes cases decided between 1937 and 1975.
- Historic Decisions
Cornell University's site contains more than 500 selected opinions.
- Recent Decisions
The U. S. Supreme Court's website contains recent opinions (2002 to 2005), including the latest slip opinions, in-chambers decisions and related orders. This webpage also includes the Court rules, calendar and oral argument transcripts.
- Supreme Court Collection
Find Supreme Court opinions for cases since 1990.
- Nevada Law Library (Legislative Counsel Bureau)
This site contains full-text of the Nevada Constitution, Nevada Revised Statutes, Nevada Administrative Code and the Nevada Register. The site also contains links to City Charters, selected Special Acts and Court Rules.
- Supreme Court of Nevada
The homepage for the court contains the court calendar, forms, statistics, reports and press releases, as well as 90 days of Advance Opinions.
- Nevada Supreme Court Law Library
This site contains extensive links to self-help forms and resources for Nevada and federal courts.
- The Free Nevada Legal Resources Directory
This directory includes links to agencies and resources for help with Nevada legal questions.
Professional & Paraprofessional Organizations
- American Bar Association
The website for this professional organization includes selected full-text articles from the ABA Journal, recent merit briefs for United States Supreme Court cases and a group of legal research links.
- American Bar Association Standing Committee on Paralegals
This Committee homepage contains a list of ABA-approved paralegal programs, current and archived issues of the Update newsletter and general career information for paralegals.
- State Bar of Nevada
This website includes ethics opinions and links to Nevada Lawyer articles.
- National Association of Legal Assistants
The NALA website provides information about the CLA/CP certification and full-text access to the Association's annual compensation survey report. This web page also contains news items and selected articles from Facts and Findings.
- American Alliance of Paralegals
This website contains information about the AAPI's certification program and ethics code, as well as current and archived newsletters. The web page also includes a job bank, legal research links and articles.
This web page includes an events calendar, a job bank and an extensive list of links to law-related associations.
- National Federation of Paralegal Associations
The Association's homepage contains career information, networking and professional development contacts, the current issue of Paralegal Reporter and links for legal research.
- American Association for Paralegal Education
This web page contains tips for choosing and evaluating a paralegal program as well as information on regional and national conferences.
General Legal Resources
Law School Research Sites
- Legal Information Institute
This site from Cornell University's Law School contains an introduction to basic legal citation, topical libraries and uniform law locators, as well as U. S. Supreme Court previews and syllabi.
- Legal Research on the Web
This web page from Washburn Law School includes links to legal, business and court forms, as well as state, federal and international laws.
Specialized Search Engines
See Also: TMCC's Paralegal/Law Program.
Return to Library Web Resources by Subject