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Free Legal Research Resources

Whether you are working for a mega law firm or putting out your own shingle, why spend money on legal resources you can get for free? Locate legal information you can rely on using free web - but don't forget to evaluate what you find.

*NEW* Quick Links and Sources to U.S. Court Opinions

Recently published resource from the Law Librarians' Society of Washington, D.C. The page provides links to all major sources for U.S. Court opinions.

Public Library of Law

The Public Library of Law is sponsored by Fastcase.

Case Law from Google Scholar

Google Scholar allows you to search and read published opinions of US state appellate and supreme court cases since 1950, US federal district, appellate, tax and bankruptcy courts since 1923 and US Supreme Court cases since 1791. In addition, it includes citations for cases cited by indexed opinions or journal articles which allows you to find influential cases (usually older or international) which are not yet online or publicly available.

Case Law from Justia.com

Justia.com is a web hosting and marketing business, but they also strive to advance the availability of legal resources for the benefit of society. The company provides Internet users with free case law, codes, regulations, legal articles and legal blog and twittterer databases, as well as additional community resources. Justia works with educational, public interest and other socially focused organizations to bring legal and consumer information to the online community.

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