CIVIL LITIGATION RESOURCES ON THE INTERNET
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U.S. Supreme Court Opinions
These collections are searchable by name, date, topic or keyword, and by citation on the Findlaw site. Decisions from 1990 (http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/index.html). Decisions between 1937-1975 (http://supcourt.ntis.gov/) Decisions from 1906-present (http://www.findlaw.com/casecode/courts/US.html).
Federal Courts of Appeal Opinions
First Circuit (http://www.washlaw.edu/uslaw/circuits/1stCircuit/)
Seventh Circuit (http://www.washlaw.edu/uslaw/circuits/7thCircuit/index.html)
Eleventh Circuit (http://www.washlaw.edu/uslaw/circuits/11thCircuit/index.html)
Federal Circuit (http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov)
Federal District and Bankruptcy Courts
For links to federal district and bankruptcy courts:
Supreme Court Rules; Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; Federal Rules of Evidence
United States Rules of Practice, including Federal Rules of Appellate procedure and Local Rules of the Courts of Appeal (http://www.lawsource.com/also/usa.cgi?us1)
Click on Court Rules.
Code of Federal Regulations
The text of public regulations issued by federal agencies and links to the proposed regulations from the Federal Register are available at: (http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/cfr-table-search.html).
Information about the U.S. Congress, including membership and committee assignments, and documents, including laws, bills, selected committee reports and historical materials, are available at: (http://thomas.loc.gov/#laws).
Massachusetts Court Opinions
Recent slip opinions from the SJC and Appeals Courts are available at: (http://www.masslaw.com) and (http://www.socialaw.com). SJC opinions from 1937 and Appeals Court opinions from 1972 are available to subscribers at: (http://www.socialaw.com).
Massachusetts Government Information
For information on the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with links to branches, departments and agencies, see (http://www.state.ma.us/). For a direct link to the Legislative Branch, see (http://www.magnet.state.ma.us/legis).
Other States: Court Opinions
For links to homepages for other state court systems and opinions of state judiciaries, see (http://www.law.cornell.edu/opinions.html).
Other States: Government Information
For information on governments of other states: (http://www.loc.gov/law/guide/usstates.html).
Heiros Gamos Guide to Litigation Law
Provides links to international sources, United States federal and state laws, rules of evidence and procedure, associations involved with litigation and related information:
Findlaw’s resources include links to state and federal law, court rules, full-text law journals on the Internet and article abstracts, mailing lists and discussion groups, and links to many other litigation sites on the web: (http://www.findlaw.com/01topics/29litigation/index.html).
Directories of Law Firms
Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory provides national and international listings of law firms and describes firms’ practice areas: (http://lawyers.martindale.com/marhub). For lists of law firms with web sites, see Law Firms on the Web: (http://www.ilrg.com/lawyers.html). For Massachusetts law firms on the web: Law Firms & Attorneys Massachusetts - Massachusetts Lawyers
The following is a selected list of professional associations on the web which provide information on membership, sections and committees, CLE, publications and press releases, calendars of meetings and events, and links to legal resources on the web.
Massachusetts Bar Associations
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)
For a listing of MCLE holdings at the Suffolk Law School Library: Suffolk Law School Library: research databases
For a listing of MCLE publications at the Social Law Library: (http://www.socialaw.com). Click on MCLE holdings under Library holdings.
New England Law Library Consortium (NELLCO)
To access the catalogs of NELLCO member libraries, including the Social Law Library, see (http://www.nellco.org). Select Online Catalogs under Resource Sharing.
Last updated: May 1, 2013.
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