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Updated 3-9-10

LEGAL REFERENCE TOOLS

FindLaw

This national site will help you find a lawyer and research various legal topics.  Has resources for legal professionals as well.

GetLegal.com

Information and advice on most any legal topic for the layman; a lawyer directory plus features such as how to hire an attorney, “crazy” laws still in force and ‘today in legal history’.  Also has a section for attorneys on how to market their law firms online.

LawGuru.com
Reliable free legal information and advice from attorneys nationwide. Also has an "ask a question" feature.

Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Locator
Locate a lawyer by name, firm, area of practice or location.

Nolo Press Self-Help Law Center
Legal dictionary and encyclopedia, directory of lawyers and consumer legal information and tips on a multitude of topics.

TexasLawHelp.org

This site is a simple, one-stop resource for free and low cost civil legal help in Texas. Learn about your rights, self help resources and legal aid.

TEXAS LAW

Texas Administrative Code

A compilation of all state agency rules in Texas

TexasLawHelp.org

This site is a simple, one-stop resource for free and low cost civil legal help in Texas. 

Texas Legislature Online ~ Texas Statutes

Search laws on the books or pending legislation by either bill number or key word.  Explains how to follow the status of a bill.

Texas Lemon Law
Having problems getting your new vehicle repaired? This site explains how the law will protect you.

Texas Young Lawyers Association
Helpful resources on legal issues confronting Texas consumers and other general legal issues.

U.S. LAW

The Charters of Freedom
The National Archives and Records Administration has scanned some the key documents in American history. View the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
Search by citation or keyword.

Supreme Court Opinions

Compiled by Cornell Law School. Search by topic, parties involved, or by justice who wrote the majority opinion. Also as opinions, concurrences and dissents for each justice.

US Code -- Search Page
Search by title and section or by keyword.

CRIMINOLOGY

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
Data from more than 100 sources concerning aspects of criminal justice in the United States displayed in over 1,000 tables.  Maintained by the State University of New York at Albany.

Uniform Crime Reports
Crime statistics produced from data provided by nearly 17,000 law enforcement agencies across the United States. Also includes FBI: Ten Most Wanted Fugitives, Most Wanted Terrorists and Kidnapped and Missing Persons.

OTHER

Mexican Law
"An overview of Mexico's government and legal system, primary federal legislation, legislative sources, NAFTA, state governments, and many useful web links."

U.S. Marriage Laws
Minimum age, waiting period, cost to obtain marriage license, and what you will need to bring with you for every state.

Divorce Source Network
A guide to help you understand basic divorce related information and laws that pertain to specific issues and locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Links to state-specific laws and lawyers, as well as to articles on all aspects of the divorce process.

'Lectric Law Library

Includes a law lexicon and explanations about a myriad of legal issues, and with a sense of humor!

 

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