Saturday, November 24, 2012

Three Free (legal) Websites

free legal websites
For the most part, many of the websites that claim to be free, aren't.  Many of the websites that claim to be free and helpful, aren't.  Many websites that claim to be free, helpful, and useful to conduct legal research online, aren't.  It's for this reason that I (in my capacity as a law librarian) scour the web with a fine tuned comb looking for websites that are free, helpful, and useful to conduct legal research.  Following are three such websites.

Website #1:  I know what you need.  You're looking for state and federal primary law (i.e. codes, regulatory authority). has it in spades.  If that wasn't enough, it also breaks down all that information by topic and region (so that you're not having to look through every state just to get to your favorite state.

Website #2:  While has a lot of great information as a reference tool just to search for experts in various practices of law, what is really great about this site are the “Featured Videos” section set over on the bottom right side of the screen.  These videos are produced by practicing lawyers from all over the country and they talk about all things practical legal like personal injury and medical malpractice cases in California, truck accident cases in Missouri, divorce and family law in New Jersey, and immigration in Florida.

Website #3:  Need an asset purchase agreement, a lease
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agreement, or a sample non-disclosure agreement. has it all.  What really distinguishes this site from many others is that has forms that have been used in actual practice around the world by many well-known companies.

So, there you have it - three great websites that are free for you to use and enjoy from your local county law Librarian.