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Washington State and California Legal Research Tips

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If you have a Washington or California state legal research or resource question, and especially if you’re new to legal research, check out that state’s law libraries legal research resources: websites, blogs, and maybe even just use the telephone!

1) Washington State has some excellent county law libraries.

2) Mary Whisner, University of Washington Law School librarian, keeps a list of Washington State Law Blogs up to date.

3) California Legal Research Guide: Locating the Law: A Handbook for Non-Law Librarians (fifth ed., 2009). See also the chapter about the difference between Legal Advice vs. Legal Information.

4) California has an incredible network of county law libraries.