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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.

LexisNexis State Capitol

Access bills, laws, constitutions, proposed and enacted regulations; legislature membership, and newspapers of record for one state, any combination of states or all 50 states. Full-text coverage. Compare law and public policy developments; monitor proposed and enacted state laws; analyze national and regional trends. (BC Access)

State and Local Government on the Net

Directory of websites for state agencies, and for city and county governments.

Investigative Resource Center

Links by state to databases of professional licensing agencies, real property records, corporate documents, state and local court records and more.

Uniform Law Commission

Official site of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws; includes selected text of drafts, approved uniform acts and commentary.

Council of State Governments

Links to state news published in state newspapers and to policy papers.