Internet Legal Research on a Budget: Free and Low-Cost Resources for Lawyers

Internet Legal Research on a Budget

Internet Legal Research on a Budget: Free and Low-Cost Resources for Lawyers

  • Carole A. Levitt, JD, MLS, and Judy K. Davis
  • 1 volume; softbound
  • 321 pages
  • © 2014
  • $89.00


With cost-conscious clients scrutinizing legal bills, lawyers cannot afford to depend on expensive legal research databases, especially when reliable free resources are available. Internet Legal Research on a Budget will help you quickly find the best free and low-cost resources online and use them for your research needs. This book will help you locate and use—

  • Legal portals and directories (governmental, academic, and commercial)
  • Case law databases (governmental and commercial)
  • Casemaker and Fastcase
  • Cite-checking cases
  • Dockets
  • Federal statutory research
  • Federal, legislative, and congressional materials
  • Starting points for state, local, territorial, and tribal law
  • Practice area research using Web sites, blogs, Twitter,and more
  • Background information about attorneys, judges, and
    legal professionals
  • Foreign, international, and comparative law resources

Table of Contents

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Part 1: General Research

  1. Websites for General Legal Research
  2. Websites by Practice Area
  3. Apps for General Legal Research

Part 2: Legal Portals and Directories

  1. Free Commercial Portals and Directories
  2. Government, Academic, and Association Portals and Directories

Part 3: Case Law Databases

  1. Free Commercial Online Case Law Databases
  2. Free Governmental Online Case Law Databases

Part 4: Bar Association Free Member-Benefit Databases

  1. An Introduction to Casemaker
  2. An Introduction to Fastcase

Part 5: Researching Legislation

  1. Federal Statutory Research
  2. Federal Legislative and Congressional Materials
  3. Federal Executive and Administrative Law
  4. State, Local, Territorial, and Tribal Law
  5. Foreign, International, and Comparative Law Resources

Part 6: Additional Research Sources

  1. Dockets
  2. Social Media
  3. Researching People

Part 7: Checking Your Research

  1. Cite-Checking Cases

 

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