Legal Resources

Selected Internet Sites of Potential Value to Bankruptcy Practitioners

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The Federal Courts

Federal Court Links

Federal Judicial Center

Sites about Legal Research on the Internet

ABI World - Premier Bankruptcy Site on the Web produced by the non-profit, non-partisan American Bankruptcy Institute. ABI World is home to a wealth of bankruptcy information, including daily bankruptcy news, statistics, legislative updates, and a resource for the general public inquiring about bankruptcy and its alternatives.

Catalaw: Metaindex of Law and Government Catalaw is the catalog of catalogs of worldwide law on the internet. It aids legal research by arranging all indexes of law and government into a uniform, universal and unique metaindex.

Findlaw Library Contains more than 20,000 documents from government agencies, law firms, bar associations and legal publishers. Browse articles, newsletters, and books -- all organized under both topic and publisher to allow for straightforward navigation.

Health and Human Services - For information regarding the poverty guideleines for waiver qualification.

Legal books links from LexisNexis

Legal dictionary

The Practical Professor: Law and Business as Usual on the World Wide Web Maintained by Stephen T. Maher, director of attorney training at Shutts and Bowen. Site contains lecture materials and links he uses in courses about the internet.

PublicLegal, a product of Internet Legal Research Group Established to serve as a comprehensive resource of the information available on the Internet concerning law and the legal profession.

The Virtual Chase Maintained by Genie Tyburski, reasearch law librarian at Philadelphia's Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll. Site containing workshop materials, articles, and plenty of links, this is a well-organized and useful site about performing legal research on the Web.

Vermont Department of Libraries Provides a gateway to legal decisions for VT and US Courts.

Gateways to Law-Related Sites

American Law Sources Online Seeks to "provide a comprehensive, uniform, and useful compilation of links to all on-line sources of American law".

Bankruptcy Headquarters

Banko Bankruptcy Records Information from LexisNexis Online credit counseling services for legal community; basic membership available to judges and government lawyers free of charge.

Findlaw Forms and Contracts Access over 8,000 forms from United states federal and state courts for free from one easy-to-use location. The federal forms collection contains court forms for federal appellate, district and bankruptcy courts and the state forms collection contains court forms on topics ranging from adoption to divorce to civil harassment. All of the forms are available in PDF format and are searchable by adding new and revised forms.

Findlaw Internet Legal Resources Link categories include legal subject area; professional development; laws; cases and codes; news and reference material; contains complete collection of U.S. Supreme Court cases, with links to cases cited in the opinions., Hieros Gamos global legal resources Sponsored by global association of 142 independent law firms; links to legal organizations, including governments worldwide, and over 200 practice areas; the "Government (U.S. Judicial)" practice area allows searches of selected databases for federal cases on the Internet.

Investigation Solutions and software from LexisNexis

IRS Verify Service from LexisNexis Income Verification Services from LexisNexis - provides trusted 4506T form fulfillment income tax verification services, automated and guided ordering capabilities, advanced quality screening, delivery of key financial data in a summarized income verification report, and centralized access to support single users or multiple branches.

Law Firm Management Solutions Law Practice Management Software from LexisNexis Firm Manager - an entirely Web-based, secure practice management application that keeps you and your practice organized and on-task.anywhere, anytime.

Law Firm Marketing Solutions Advertising management from LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell

Lawyer Locator Lawyers for truck, motorcycle, or car accidents and DUI/DWI lawyers

The 'Lectric Law Library (TM) Tongue-in-check virtual lawlibrary for professionals and laypeople that even has a Reading Room for Judges.

Police Records Information from LexisNexis

Litigation Resources

Mortgage Fraud Mortgage Fraud from LexisNexis - provides industry-specific intelligence to help with quality control audits, risk investigative process and vendor credentialing to manage risk exposure as a result of business relationships.

Risk Management

University Law Review Project Established by FindLaw and the Coalition of Online Journals; search law journals on the Internet; includes link to 15th edition of The Bluebook.

Law School Research/Library Sites

Cornell Law School's Legal Information Institute [considered one of the pioneering sites for legal research on Web; includes recent and historic Supreme Court cases, U.S. Code, Fed. R. Evid., Fed. R. Civ. P.; contains links to other legal-related sites]

Emory University's Law School [Emory's Law Links includes the Federal Courts Finder, with links to online collections of federal court decisions, and an Electronic Reference Desk;  the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and Federalist Papers can be accessed from the Library page]

Georgia State University Law School Meta-index of U.S. Legal Research.
Compilation of search tools for federal court opinions, legislation, and people in the law.

Indiana University's School of Law Library

LexisNexis, continuing legal education

Legislative Branch

Government Accountability Office

House Judiciary Committee Homepage

Library of Congress

U.S. Government Printing Office GPO Access is the official site for dissemination of government documents- includes 1992-date Supreme Court decisions; Congressional Record; Code of Federal Regulations; Federal Register; U.S. Code; GAO Reports; GAO Comptroller General Opinions.

U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representives Law Revision Counsel.
Searchable U.S. code, from the office responsible of publishing it.

U.S. Senate Senate Judiciary Committee Homepage

Executive Branch

Department of Justice

FedWorld Information Network Dept. of Commerce's National Technical Information Service. "A comprehensive central access point for searching, locating, ordering and acquiring government and business information".

The White House Includes links to other government agencies.

Associations & Non-profit Organizations

ABI World - Premier Bankruptcy Site on the Web Produced by the non-profit, non-partisan American Bankruptcy Institute, ABI World is home to a wealth of bankruptcy information, including daily bankruptcy news, statistics, legislative updates, and a resource for the general public inquiring about bankruptcy and its alternatives.

American Arbitration Association

American Association of Law Libraries

American Bar Association

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

American Inns of Court

American Judicature Society

American Society of International Law International Law Springboard and ASIL Guide to Electronic Resources for International Law contain descriptions and links to some of the most useful international laws resources on the Internet.

Association of Federal Defense Attorneys

Association of Legal Administrators Management Gateway provides links to a wide variety of   management resources on the Internet.

Association of Trial Lawyers of America

The Electronic Frontier Foundation Civil liberties group. Online archive includes legislation and regulations, censorship, privacy, cryptography, and surveillance.

Federal Bar Association (FBA)

Federal Magistrate Judges Association (FMJA) Includes Federal Courts Law Review, a new online law review published by the FMJA.

National Association for Court Management

National Center for State Courts Links to state court sites; information on court technology, including Courtroom 21.

The National Judicial College (Reno, NV)

RAND Institute for Civil Justice

State Justice Institute

Vermont Interactive Television

General Reference Works

Bartleby Library (Columbia University) Easy to use digital library that includes Bartlett's Familiar Quotations and Strunk's Elements of Style.

Internet Public Library From the University of Michigan, the "the first public library of the Internet".

My Virtual Reference Desk "The next best thing to knowing something is knowing where to find it;" this site takes Samuel Johnson's quote to heart, with comprehensive links to grammar and usage manuals, encyclopedias, thesauruses, and over 200 dictionaries; search for words in 215 dictionaries simultaneously using "One Look Dictionaries".

The On-Line Book Page Carnegie Mellon University directory providing links to over 6,000 books available free on the Internet; organized by author, title, and subject.

Project Gutenberg Contains accurate digital versions of over 1,100 literary works in the public domain, including the Complete Works of Shakespeare, the Bible, and Webster's Unabridged Dictionary.


American Law Media's Law News Network National dailey Internet newspaper for and about the legal profession form the publishers of the The American Lawyer and The National Law Review.

CNN Interactive

C-SPAN Includes week's activities in Congress; listen to live broadcasts with Real Audio plug-in software.

National Public Radio

The New York Times on the Web

The Washington Post

 Statistical Information

ABI World - Premier Bankruptcy Site on the Web Produced by the non-profit, non-partisan American Bankruptcy Institute, ABI World is home to a wealth of bankruptcy information, including daily bankruptcy news, statistics, legislative updates, and a resource for the general public inquiring about bankruptcy and its alternatives.

FedStats Maintained by Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy to provide easy access to the full range of statistics and information produced by the federal government.

U.S. Bureau of the Census Social, demographic, and economic information.

U.S. Dept. of Justice Bureau of  Justice Statistics Criminal justice statistics.

People Finders Find attorneys specializing in chapter 7 bankruptcy, divorce, child custody, child support,

Bankruptcy Attorney Bankruptcy Attorney from LexisNexis

Birth Certificates VitalChek Birth Certificates

Child Support Attorneys Child Support Attorneys from

Death Certificates VitalChek Death Certificates

Environmental Law Environmental Law from LexisNexis

Family Lawyer Search on A family law attorney or a family law lawyer specializes in the family law relationships which encompass adoption, child custody, visitation rights, domestic violence, divorce, juvenile dependency and delinquency, marital property rights, support obligations, and paternity.

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FindLaw Lawyer Directory

Immigration Attorneys Immigration Attorneys from LexisNexis Lawyer Locator

Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Personal Injury Attorney Personal Injury Attorney from

Real Estate Law and Attorneys Real Estate Law and Attorneys from LexisNexis

Services for Legal Professionals Experts & Services (E&S) is the legal community's most comprehensive and widely used guide to experts, consultants and other service professionals that help in the practice of law and operations of a law firm.

Small Business Lawyer Small Business Lawyer from LexisNexis

Stenographer Court Reporting Experts & Services Court Reporting & Deposition Services.

Tax Lawyer Tax Lawyer from LexisNexis


Mapquest Maps and driving directions.

National Weather Service

U.S. State Department Bureau of Consular Affairs Extremely useful site for anyone traveling overseas, it includes travel warnings and advisories, passport and visa information, and links to U.S. Embassies around the world.

Other Interesting Sites

Employment Eligibility Employment Eligibility from LexisNexis - can help employers streamline and standardize their Employment Eligibility Verification process and quickly confirm that employees are eligible to work in the United States.

Insurance Policy Administration

KYC from LexisNexis Resources which provide a wide-ranging collection of intelligence and analytics to professionals who need to protect and grow their organization.

Mergers & Acquisitions from LexisNexis Corporate Affiliations

Receivables Management Solutions from LexisNexis Learn how establishing a bankruptcy management solution can put you in the right place at the right time for improved debt recovery.

Smithsonian Institution http:/2Y/ GSA Federal Supply Service
Includes information on travel charge card program.

U.S. Postal Service Zip Code Lookup Federal Express allows tracking of packages.