Legal Resources

Selected Internet Sites of Potential Value to Bankruptcy Practitioners

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The Federal Courts

Federal Court Links http://www.uscourts.gov/links.html

Federal Judicial Center http://www.fjc.gov/


Sites about Legal Research on the Internet

ABI World http://www.abiworld.org/ - 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 http://www.catalaw.com/ 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 http://lp.findlaw.com/ 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 http://www.lexisnexis.com/store/us/?&WT.ad=Ver2_Store-JCM155387-Store-080112-Print-PT

Legal dictionary http://research.lawyers.com/glossary/

The Practical Professor: Law and Business as Usual on the World Wide Web http://64.130.34.151/ 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 http://www.ilrg.com/ Established to serve as a comprehensive resource of the information available on the Internet concerning law and the legal profession.

The Virtual Chase http://www.virtualchase.com/ 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 http://dol.state.vt.us/ Provides a gateway to legal decisions for VT and US Courts.


Gateways to Law-Related Sites

American Law Sources Online http://www.lawsource.com/also Seeks to "provide a comprehensive, uniform, and useful compilation of links to all on-line sources of American law".

Bankruptcy Headquarters http://www.bankruptcy-hq.com/

Banko Bankruptcy Records Information from LexisNexis http://www.lexisnexis.com/risk/solutions/banko-bankruptcy-records.aspx

Counsel.com http://www.counsel.com/ Online credit counseling services for legal community; basic membership available to judges and government lawyers free of charge.

Findlaw Forms and Contracts http://forms.lp.findlaw.com/ 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 http://www.findlaw.com/ 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.

HG.org, Hieros Gamos global legal resources http://www.hg.org/ 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 http://www.lexisnexis.com/risk/investigation-solutions.aspx

IRS Verify Service from LexisNexis http://www.lexisnexis.com/risk/solutions/income-tax-verification.aspx 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 http://www.myfirmmanager.com/ 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 http://www.lexisnexis.com/legal-marketing/ Advertising management from LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell

Lawyer Locator http://lawyerlocator.lawyers.com/ Lawyers for truck, motorcycle, or car accidents and DUI/DWI lawyers

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

Police Records Information from LexisNexis http://www.lexisnexis.com/risk/solutions/police-records-retrieval.aspx

Litigation Resources http://www.lexisnexis.com/en-us/legal-solutions/litigation-services/default.page

Mortgage Fraud http://www.lexisnexis.com/risk/real-estate.aspx 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 http://www.lexisnexis.com/risk/solutions/risk-management.aspx

University Law Review Project http://www.lawreview.org/ 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 http://www.law.cornell.edu/ [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 http://www.law.emory.edu/ [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 http://gsulaw.gsu.edu/metaindex/ 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 http://www.law.indiana.edu/index.shtml

LexisNexis, continuing legal education http://www.lexisnexis.com/university/


Legislative Branch

Government Accountability Office http://www.gao.gov

House Judiciary Committee Homepage http://judiciary.house.gov/ http://www.senate.gov

Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/ http://www.house.gov

U.S. Government Printing Office http://www.access.gpo.gov 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 http://uscode.house.gov/ U.S. House of Representives Law Revision Counsel.
Searchable U.S. code, from the office responsible of publishing it.

U.S. Senate http://judiciary.senate.gov/ Senate Judiciary Committee Homepage


Executive Branch

Department of Justice http://www.justice.gov/

FedWorld Information Network http://www.fedworld.gov 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 http://www.whitehouse.gov Includes links to other government agencies.


Associations & Non-profit Organizations

ABI World - Premier Bankruptcy Site on the Web http://www.abiworld.org 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 http://www.adr.org

American Association of Law Libraries http://www.aallnet.org

American Bar Association http://www.abanet.org

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) http://www.aclu.org

American Inns of Court http://www.innsofcourt.org

American Judicature Society http://www.ajs.org

American Society of International Law http://www.asil.org 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 http://www.afda.org

Association of Legal Administrators http://www.alanet.org/ Management Gateway provides links to a wide variety of   management resources on the Internet.

Association of Trial Lawyers of America http://www.atlanet.org

The Electronic Frontier Foundation http://www.eff.org Civil liberties group. Online archive includes legislation and regulations, censorship, privacy, cryptography, and surveillance.

Federal Bar Association (FBA) http://www.fedbar.org

Federal Magistrate Judges Association (FMJA) http://www.fedjudge.org Includes Federal Courts Law Review, a new online law review published by the FMJA.

National Association for Court Management http://www.nacmnet.org/

National Center for State Courts http://www.ncsconline.org/ Links to state court sites; information on court technology, including Courtroom 21.

The National Judicial College (Reno, NV) http://www.judges.org/

RAND Institute for Civil Justice http://rand.org/icj/

State Justice Institute http://www.sji.gov/

Vermont Interactive Television http://www.vitlink.org/


General Reference Works

Bartleby Library (Columbia University) http://www.columbia.edu/acis/bartleby Easy to use digital library that includes Bartlett's Familiar Quotations and Strunk's Elements of Style.

Internet Public Library http://www.ipl.org From the University of Michigan, the "the first public library of the Internet".

My Virtual Reference Desk http://www.refdesk.com "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 http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu Carnegie Mellon University directory providing links to over 6,000 books available free on the Internet; organized by author, title, and subject.

Project Gutenberg http://www.gutenberg.net/ 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.


News

American Law Media's Law News Network http://www.lawnewsnetwork.com 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 http://www.cnn.com

C-SPAN http://www.c-span.org Includes week's activities in Congress; listen to live broadcasts with Real Audio plug-in software.

National Public Radio http://www.npr.org

The New York Times on the Web http://www.nytimes.com

The Washington Post http://www.washingtonpost.com


 Statistical Information

ABI World - Premier Bankruptcy Site on the Web http://www.abiworld.org 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 http://www.fedstats.gov/ 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 http://www.census.gov Social, demographic, and economic information.

U.S. Dept. of Justice Bureau of  Justice Statistics http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/ Criminal justice statistics.


People Finders

Attorneys.com http://www.attorneys.com Find attorneys specializing in chapter 7 bankruptcy, divorce, child custody, child support, etc.Attorneys.com.

Bankruptcy Attorney http://bankruptcy.lawyers.com/ Bankruptcy Attorney from LexisNexis

Birth Certificates http://www.vitalchek.com/express-birth-certificates.aspx VitalChek Birth Certificates

Child Support Attorneys http://family-law.lawyers.com/child-support/ Child Support Attorneys from Lawyers.com

Death Certificates http://www.vitalchek.com/express-death-certificates.aspx VitalChek Death Certificates

Environmental Law http://environmental-law.lawyers.com/ Environmental Law from LexisNexis

Family Lawyer Search on Martindale.com http://family-law.lawyers.com/ 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.

Find a lawyer http://www.lawyers.com/

FindLaw Lawyer Directory http://lawyers.findlaw.com/

Immigration Attorneys http://immigration.lawyers.com/ Immigration Attorneys from LexisNexis

Martindale.com Lawyer Locator http://www.martindale.com/

Medical Malpractice Attorneys http://medical-malpractice.lawyers.com/

Personal Injury Attorney http://www.attorneys.com/search/personal_injury/ Personal Injury Attorney from Attorneys.com

Real Estate Law and Attorneys http://real-estate.lawyers.com/ Real Estate Law and Attorneys from LexisNexis

Services for Legal Professionals http://experts.martindale.com/ Martindale.com 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 http://business-law.lawyers.com/small-business-law/ Small Business Lawyer from LexisNexis

Stenographer Court Reporting http://experts.martindale.com/Court-Reporters/1010101-0-Professionals-Results.html Martindale.com Experts & Services Court Reporting & Deposition Services.

Tax Lawyer http://taxation.lawyers.com/ Tax Lawyer from LexisNexis


Travel

Mapquest http://www.mapquest.com/ Maps and driving directions.

National Weather Service http://www.noaa.gov

U.S. State Department Bureau of Consular Affairs http://travel.state.gov 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 http://www.lexisnexis.com/risk/solutions/employment-eligibility-verification.aspx 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 http://www.lexisnexis.com/risk/solutions/policy-decisions-commercial.aspx

KYC from LexisNexis http://www.lexisnexis.com/risk/solutions/bridger-insight.aspx 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 http://www.corporateaffiliations.com/

Receivables Management Solutions from LexisNexis http://www.debtcollectioninsight.com/bankruptcy-management-and-debt-recovery/ 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/www.si.edu http://www.fss.gsa.gov GSA Federal Supply Service
Includes information on travel charge card program.

U.S. Postal Service Zip Code Lookup http://www.usps.gov/ncsc/ www.fedex.com Federal Express allows tracking of packages.