Articles Tagged with Free legal research resources

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“Ramsey County Law Library offers DIY help,” by Debra O’Connor, TwinCities dot com, 8/4/14:

Excerpt: “People who have never set foot in a courtroom, and might be wearing baseball hats and shorts, share the elegant, hushed Ramsey County Law Library with lawyers in suits.

They show up because they have legal problems, and here they can find help.

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While PACER is way ahead of many state e-court systems, it is still flawed. Enter PacerPro. Give it a whirl, free (for now), and read about it in this article:

From ABA Journal: “Service offers a better way to search federal court records than PACER,” Mar 1, 2014, by Robert Ambrogi.

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Care-giving advice and support from the Oregon Family Caregiver Handbook:

DHS has a new, free handbook you can download ….  If you are an elder thinking about having a family member provide your care, or if you’re a family member who is or may someday be asked to provide care for a family elder ….” [Link to Law for Real People 9/13/13 blog post]

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When The Google isn’t good enough and you need Good Value (i.e. not full-service & not expensive) for full-text, all-cases or statutes (or almost all) legal research database searching:

1) Law Library of Congress: How to Locate Free Case Law on the Internet

2) Georgetown Law Library’s Free and Low Cost Legal Research Guide

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Lawyers at Adler Vermillion & Skocilich, LLP have made this remarkable copyright resource publicly available – and free.

Copyright Codex (Beta): A Free Treatise for Lawyers and Artists

Many thanks for the tip from Robert Ambrogi’s LawSites blog, where you will find information about the Copyright Codex and much more, including a link to the Trial of Whitey Bulger website.

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Lawyers at Adler Vermillion & Skocilich, LLP have made this remarkable copyright resource publicly available – and free. (Thank you!)

Copyright Codex (Beta): A Free Treatise for Lawyers and Artists

Many thanks for the tip from Robert Ambrogi’s LawSites blog, where you will find information about the Copyright Codex and much more, including a link to a Trial of Whitey Bulger website.

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Before paying for legal forms online (or from a book), check to make sure they are forms the court will accept and to find out if your county or state already makes the correct forms available free of charge.

It’s not unusual to find “cheap,” “low-cost,” and “free, if …” legal forms online that judges and public law librarians know are available totally free AND are up-to-date, AND are official (that is, they will be accepted by the court where they need to be filed).

It’s also not unusual to hear about legal papers drawn up and filing fees paid, only to have the case dismissed or delayed because the wrong forms were filed or local court instructions weren’t followed.

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From U.S. Courts News, 1/31/13: Access to Court Opinions Expands

A pilot project giving the public free, text-searchable, online-access to court opinions now is available to all federal appellate, district and bankruptcy courts….” [Link to full news release.]

Access will be through FDsys.

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