Buffalo Law Library
 
THE GREAT BIG LIST OF LEGAL WEB SITES

Sponsored by the New York State Supreme Court Library at Buffalo, this site was created by Joanne Walsh, Department of Library and Information Studies, State University of New York at Buffalo, in April 2000. The list is a new and expanded compilation of previous library guides to legal research on the Internet and would not have been possible without the groundwork and input of the following:

- Alice Askew (Law Library Assistant [retired], Supreme Court Library at Buffalo)
- David G. Badertscher (Principal Law Librarian [retired], Supreme Court, Criminal Term, 1st Judicial District, New York City)
- The Cornell University Law Library
- Jay Deveau (Law Librarian, Charles B. Swartwood Supreme Court Library)
- Melissa Holland Lamb (former student, School of Information and Library Studies, University at Buffalo)
- Jeannine A. Lee (Principal Law Librarian, Supreme Court Library at Buffalo)
- Angela M. Patti (Senior Law Librarian, Supreme Court Library at Buffalo)

Please send comments or suggestions for the Supreme Court Law Library Buffalo to sclbuff@courts.state.ny.us.

Last updated: August 2011

 

CANADIAN LEGAL SITES

Aboriginal Law and Legislation

Alberta Courts Decisions of the Court of Appeal, Court of Queen's Bench and Provincial Court since 2003.

Best Guide to Canadian Legal Research Site posted in flow chart format by law librarian Catherine Best of the University of British Columbia.

Bora Laskin Law Library (University of Toronto) In addition to Canadian sites galore, this links to the British Parliament and courts as well as other Commonwealth high courts.

British Columbia Courts Provincial statutes also available.

Canada Border Services Agency The CBSA is responsible for providing integrated border services that support national security priorities and facilitate the free flow of persons and goods, including animals and plants, which meet all requirements under the program legislation.

Canada (Foreign and International Law) Comprehensive collection of links to Canadian legal sites arranged by topic. Sponsored by WashLaw (Washburn University School of Law).

Canada Gazette Official newspaper of the Candian government.

Canada Revenue Agency The CRA administers tax laws for the Government of Canada and for most provinces and territories; and various social and economic benefit and incentive programs delivered through the tax system.

Canadian Bar Association

Canadian Criminal Justice Resource Page Compilation of sites dealing with criminal justice, corrections, law enforcement and juvenile delinquency created by a University of Ottawa professor.

Canadian Criminal Law Centre Plain language articles about Canadian criminal law with links to federal and provincial laws and resources.

Canadian Federal, Provincial and Local Resources Sponsored by the Simon Fraser University Library.

Canadian Firearms Program Information for visitors to Canada, forms, full text of the Firearms Act and Firearms Act regulations as well as e-filing of forms.

Canadian Human Rights Reporter (CHRR) Digest of cases and decisions relating to such topics as discrimination, sexual harassment and disability rights.

Canadian Law Sources On-line

Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII) Very like Cornell's Legal Information Institute site, this posting by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada, gives access to statutes and regulations, the Supreme and Federal Courts, Tax Court and the higher courts of most provinces.

Canadian Legal Research Excellent introduction to Canada and its legal system with many links to government and the courts. Section on Quebec's legal system, which is unique among the 10 provinces and 3 territories.

Canadian Legal Resources

Canadian Patents

CanLaw Canadian lawyer referral service.

CBA.org (Canadian Bar Association)

Citizenship and Immigration Canada

CNW Group Canadian news and information.

Duhaime Criminal Law Centre

Federal Court of Canada Includes downloadable forms, decisions and court rules. Original decisions (from 1990 to present) are accessible by date, case name and docket number.

Government of Canada

Industry Canada

LawCentral Canada Linking Canadians to legal information, education and help.

Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Justice

Ontario Courts Includes Court of Appeal judgments and endorsements, 1998 to present; judges directories and rules of court for the Superior Court of Justice and Ontario Court of Justice; Family Law rules and forms as well as fine schedules for the lower courts.

Parliament of Canada Virtual Library The objective is to provide Parliament with comprehensive and reliable information, documentation, research and analysis while maintaining extensive and pertinent collections to support the functions of legislation and representation; and to provide information about Canada's Parliament to the public.

Quicklaw Powered by LexisNexis, Quicklaw is a Canadian research subscription service which provides current legislation, primary and secondary content, legal analysis, commentary and forms.

ServiceOntario Publications Provides books, maps and other government publications.

Supreme Court of Canada Direct links to justices' bios, court administration and history and judgments..

Supreme Court of Canada Judgments Dating back to 1907, judgments may be searched by date, case name or subject.

Victim Assistance Online Non-profit advocacy organization located in and operating under the laws of Ontario which seeks to aid victims and survivors of crime with emotional support and practical aid.

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COMPREHENSIVE SITES

Abbreviations Comprehensive directory and search engine for acronyms, abbreviations and initialisms. The Bluebook Abbreviations of Law Review Titles is almost as good as having Bieber's online.

AllRefer.com A hub of up-to-date and authoritative educational information including articles and reference materials. Major topics include earth & environment, history, literature & arts, health & medicine, people, philosophy & religion, science & technology, social science, law, sports, etc.

American Law Sources On-Line Comprehensive, uniform and useful compilation of links to freely accessible on-line sources of law for the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids

Best Information on the Net It's worth the effort of checking out this "best of the web" weekly list compiled by St. Ambrose University (Davenport, IA) librarians. Everything from a journalist's guide to economic terms to Hispanic/Latino news services plus archives of past lists.

CataLaw Self-described "catalog of catalogs of worldwide law on the Internet" is searchable by topic or region.

Digital Librarian A librarian's choice of the best of the Web updated every few weeks. Past lists available for browsing.

Federal Judicial Center Many FJC publications are available for free download at this site.

FedWorld Comprehensive central access point for searching, locating, ordering and acquiring government and business information. Includes link to 7,000+ U.S. Supreme Court full text decisions from 1937 through 1975 (U.S. Reports volumes 300 through 422). You can also obtain IRS forms, search government web pages and link to top government web sites.

Gavel2gavel.com Internet legal research tool links to federal sources, courts and decisions, statutes, bar associations, forms, etc.

Government Documents Round Table (GODORT) Sponsored by the American Library Association, this is an excellent one-stop site for federal government information. Frequently Used Sites Related to U.S. Federal Government Information provides access by level of government as well as subject.

Guide to Law Online Annotated collection of links prepared by the Law Library of Congress with emphasis on sites offering full text.

HG.org "The objective of HG.org is to make law, government and related professional information easily accessible to the legal profession, businesses and consumers." Provides links to law firm and legal service providers directories, information on various areas of the law and giovernment for the general public as well as those for future and current law students.

INFOMINE Librarian built and featured on the University of California Libraries Government Information page in its Scholarly Resource Internet Collections.

Internet Scout Project Weekly online publication offering a selection of ew and newly discovered Internet resources.

ipl2: Information You Can Trust. Launched in 2010, this site merges the collections of resources from the Internet Public Library (IPL) and the Librarians' Internet Index (LII) websites." ipl2 is a global information community that provides in-service learning and volunteer
opportunities for library and information science students and professionals, offers a collaborative research forum, and supports and enhances library services through the provision of authoritative
collections, information assistance, and information instruction for the public."

Jurist Sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Network for law professors links to course outlines, exams, web resources as well s law and book reviews. Legal news links include synopses of U.S. Supreme Court and New York Court of Appeals decisions.

Law Engine! Comprehensive site with links for courts, statutes, law chools and libraries, CLE and ethics information, etc.

'Lectric Law Library Among other items of interest, this site has a law exicon and, one of the largest collections of legal forms on the Web.

Legal Information Institute (LII) Cornell Law School's LII publishes electronic, full text U.S. Supreme Court and N.Y. Court of Appeals decisions, the U.S. Code, the Federal Rules of Evidence and Civil Procedure and the Constitution. Site contains links to legal materials, organized topically and by source that are published elsewhere on the Web.

lexisONE

MoreLaw Collects jury verdicts, settlement reports and selected appellate court opinions from the state and federal courts nationwide. Jury verdicts and settlements can be searched by state, month and year, court, judge, attorney or expert witness name. Hypertext links to the e-mail addresses of attorneys and expert witnesses are at this site as well.

New England Law Library Consortium (NELLCO) Network of academic (ABA accredited law schools), private non-profit, or government law libraries in the Northeast sharing cooperative collection development and resource sharing.

PublicLegal Product of the Internet Legal Research Group (ILRG). Index of 4000+ select, international web sites for academic and professional information.

refdesk.com Serendipitous site with links to news, statistics, directories, fun facts and all kinds of stuff you didn't know you were looking for until you logged on. Includes searchable dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia, almanac and Bartlett's quotations.

Re-QUEST dot Net Links to federal and state government sites with resources for legal research, legal forms, law schools and legal employment available at the Government page and resources regarding politics, the arties involved and elections at the Politics page.

ResourceShelf Site includes resources and information websites of interest to librarians and researchers.

Rominger Legal All-encompassing legal research site with federal and state materials as well as legal organizations and directories.

StartSpot Network Gateway to a variety of useful information through its Spot sites. Search LibrarySpot for a wealth of reference material or GovSpot for state or federal government news.

SurfWax General interest source.

USA.gov Contains federal directories and agency listings, as well as a link to the White House home page. Includes information on U.S. Savings Bonds, passports and visas, Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid and veterans benefits.

USASearch Search federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial government website at no cost.

Villanova Legal Express

Virtual Chase Owned and powered by justia.com, this site offers articles, guides and teaching materials to law librarians, instructors of the Internet and the general public.

WashLaw WEB Excellent, comprehensive site from Washburn University School of Law containing numerous links to just about every legal resource imaginable.

WWW Virtual Library - Law "Oldest catalogue of the web, VL was started by Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of HTML and of the Web itself, in 1991 at CERN in Geneva. It is run by ... volunteers, who compile pages of key links for particular areas in which they are expert...the VL pages are widely recognised as being amongst the highest-quality guides to particular sections of the Web."

Zimmerman's Research Guide Online encyclopedia for legal researchers created by Andrew Zimmerman. Searchable by keyword or phrase.

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Buffalo (New York) Police Department Buffalo's Most Wanted, arrest statistics, department phone numbers and links to other criminal justice sites.

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

CopNet Directory of police and criminal justice web sites for all 50 states as well as agencies world-wide.

Criminal Justice Degree Programs

Criminal Justice Online Resources

Erie County District Attorney

Erie County Sheriff's Office Department phone and email directories, Most Wanted List and information about the Erie County Holding Center.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Justice Technology Information Network (JUSTNET) Child of the National Law Enforcement and Correction Technology Center, it shows the latest in cop gear - e.g., reports on the efficacy of new body armor, explosives, contraband detection equipment and "red light" photo enforcement systems.

National Consumers League's Fraud Center (Internet Fraud Watch) Targets telemarketing and Internet fraud, particularly against the elderly and businesses.

New York City Department of Correction

New York City Police Department

Officer.Com A variety of topics of interest to law enforcement officers.

Sex Offender Registries Provides Sex Offender Registries as well as laws on community notification.

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EXPERT WITNESSES

Doctor Finder Sponsored by the American Medical Association, "This online physician locator helps you find a perfect match for your medical needs...[and] provides ... basic professional information on virtually every licensed physician in the United States." Provides links to home pages of state medical boards.

Expert Witness Directory

expert4law Directory of experts and consultants, lawyers available for consultation and ADR specialists. Sponsored by the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

ExpertPages.com Listings by specialty, state or country.

Experts.com

LawInfo.com Over 600 categories of expert witnesses and consultants.

National Directory of Expert Witnesses Experts listed in 400 categories.

Zeno's Forensic Site Links to all manner of forensic expertise - forensic sciences, forensic medicine, forensic psychiatry, etc. Encompasses laboratories and individual expert witnesses.

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FEDERAL CASE LAW

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Full text, current decisions and legal material as well as access to court rules and the Federal Rules of Evidence.

Findlaw Federal Cases US Supreme Court, US Circuit Courts of Appeals, US Trial Courts, federal courts and other entities outside the Judicial Branch.

Supreme Court of the United States Contains docket and court rules, information for visitors and those who wish to plead a case before the nation's highest court, as well as links to bench opinions and term decisions.

United States Supreme Court Collection (LII) Pending cases as well as decisions from May 1990 to present.

United States Tax Court Tax Court opinions and memoranda searchable by petitioner's name, date or judge from September 1995 and summary opinions from January 2001, court forms, rules and fee schedules, plus everything you need to know about the court in plain English.

For other decisions see also:

District of Columbia Circuit (December 1997 -)

Federal Circuit (July 1995 - February 2008, October 2004 - )

First Circuit (January 2000 - )

Second Circuit (January 1995 - )

Third Circuit (May 1994 - )

Fourth Circuit (January 1996 - )

Fifth Circuit (January 1992 - )

Sixth Circuit (July 1999 - )

Seventh Circuit (January 1995 - )

Eighth Circuit (January 1995 - )

Ninth Circuit (January 1995 - )

Tenth Circuit (January 1995 - )

Eleventh Circuit (January 1995 - )

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FEDERAL MATERIALS

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Code of Federal Regulations Searchable full text of the CFR provided by the House of Representatives.

Congressional Record This searchable, full text database of the official record of the proceedings and debates (1994-present) of the United States Congress includes senatorial speeches and debates.

Constitution of the United States Searchable, full text includes the preamble, articles and sections.

Democratic Party

Federal Agencies and Commissions

Federal Agency Directory Complete alphabetical and hierarchical directories posted by the Louisiana State University libraries.

Federal Court Locator Sponsored by Villanova University School of Law, provides information related to the federal judiciary, including court opinions.

Federal Courts

Federal Government Resources on the Web University of Michigan Library's Documents Center site has links to bibliographic sources, historic documents, executive orders, directory of agencies and more.

FedLaw Useful site for federal government lawyers and employees or anyone doing federal legal research, plus there's a page of law related "how-to" sites.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys formerly GPO Access) Provides public access to government information submitted by Congress and federal agencies. Searchable databases of full text executive and legislative material, such as U.S. Code (1994-), Code of Federal Regulations (1996-), Federal Register (1994-), Congressional Record (1994-) and Public and Private Laws (1995-). Other databases are available such as the Government Information Locator Service and the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, the finding tool for both historical and current federal publications plus site links where available. Full text of Congressional bills (1993-) and Congressional reports (1995-) and documents (1985-) are accessible as well.

INFOMINE Librarian built and featured on the University of California Libraries Government Information page in its Scholarly Resource Internet Collections.

Library of Congress "The nation's library" is the world's largest repository of knowledge. This site has the THOMAS database (current and historical information on the U.S. Congress) and the American Memory Historical Collection (key documents, films, photographs and sound recordings of our nation's history) among other valuable resources.

Meta-Index for U.S. Legal Research Georgia State University College of Law's searchable site for federal law sources, Supreme Court and all Federal Circuit courts, plus U.S. Code and Congressional Record, in full text.

National Security Archive Posted by George Washington University, this is the world's largest non-governmental library of declassified U.S. security documents. Includes full text of the Citizen's Guide on Using the Freedom of Information Act

Republican (G.O.P.) National Committee

Smithsonian Institution "The Nation's attic" holds some 140 million artifacts and specimens, comprised of sixteen museums and galleries and the National Zoo.

Terrorism Law & Policy Devoted to news, laws and legislation about terrorism at home and abroad.

THOMAS This site from Congress offers searchable, full text of the Congressional Record (1989 forward), full text of all bills, public laws and legislation and tracking information about them. Also find committee information and a library of historical documents.

United States Code Maintained on Cornell Legal Information Institute's website as well as the that of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Houses's version is current through 12-20-12. You may also search prior versions, access state statutes, federal regulations and court decisions.

United States Courts

United States Federal Government Agencies Directory Hundreds of government agencies organized by government branches.

USA.gov U.S. government's official web portal.

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FEDERAL/STATE COURTS

CourtWEB Online federal court opinions information system.

Federal Court Locator Links to all U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals and District Courts web sites, including New York's Eastern, Northern and Southern District Courts. Also provides links to U.S. Bankruptcy Courts. Visit the Hermes Archive of the U.S. Supreme Court at Cornell; Jurist's Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court. Other federal courts include the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, U.S. Court of International Trade. See also such federal judicial agencies as the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, the Federal Judicial Center, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Sentencing Commission.

Federal Judiciary A clearinghouse for information from and about the Judicial Branch of the U.S. Government, this site has links to District and Bankruptcy Courts and offers court fees information and official bankruptcy forms.

Federal Public Defender's Office - Western District of New York Directory of mailing and email addresses and staff telephone numbers as well as form plea agreement and a database of Downward Departures from the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

Federal, State and Local Courts Directory of federal, state and local courts that maintain sites on the internet.

National Center for State Courts Site is maintained by the Center, an independent, nonprofit organization committed to the advancement of justice.

NationsCourts.com Offers links to federal and state court websites

Oyez Project U.S. Supreme Court multi-media database. Contains abstracts of key constitutional cases as well as cases sorted by subject, more than 2000 hours of Supreme Court audio, with complete coverage dating back to 1995. Play Oyez Baseball, a continuation of the Law-Baseball Quiz that used to appear in the New York Times.

Supreme Court of the United States

Supreme Court of the United States Access free Supreme Court case law courtesy of the Lexis service dating back to 1790 as well as selected federal and state cases from January 1996. Briefs are available from Findlaw's Supreme Court Center and the Solicitor General (all briefs from July 1998 - present; selected briefs from 1982-96).

United States Attorneys' Manual Word-for-word version of the U.S. Attorneys' Manual. You will, however, need to use a pkunzip function to download.

United States Supreme Court Monitor Resembles U.S. Law Week in its division into news, decisions, certiorari granted, etc. News is free. Other links are available by subscription.

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INSURANCE

A.M. Best - the Insurance Information Source Online ratings for nearly 6,000 insurance companies in the U.S. and abroad. Company profiles and subscriptions available for a fee.

Glossary of Insurance Terms

insure.com Consumer insurance guide.

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LAW REVIEWS & JOURNALS

FindLaw Search by topic, law school or journal name.

Hieros Gamos Read journals online at this site.

University Law Review Project Links to general and subject specific online law reviews containing full text or abstracts.

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LAW SCHOOLS AND RELATED SITES

Albany Law School

America's Best Colleges

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Brooklyn Law School

City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law

Columbia Law School

Complete Guide to Law Schools Rankings by US News, based on two types of data: expert opinion about program quality and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research, and students.

Cornell University Law School

Cornell University Law School (Legal Information Institute)

Fordham University School of Law

Georgetown University Law Center Provides major legal gateways and inks to state, federal, and international law.

Harvard Law School A complementary website is HL Central, sponsored by an independent, non-profit corporation comprised entirely of Harvard Law School students.

Hofstra University School of Law

Indiana University School of Law

Law Schools

My Bar Prep Fee-based on-line course developed to make bar examination preparation efficient and economical.

New York Law School New York University School of Law

Pace Law School

Peterson's Graduate Programs Search more than 180 law schools, find resources on financing your education as well as LSAT test preparation materials.

St. John's University School of Law

Syracuse University College of Law

Touro Law Center

University at Buffalo Law School

University of Southern California Law School

Villanova University School of Law

Washburn University School of Law

Yale Law School

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LEGAL DIRECTORIES

Findlaw Lawyer Directory

Martindale.com Lawyer Locator

New York State Attorney Directory The New York State Unified Court System has made this directory available so you can search by attorney name for address and telephone number.

 

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LEGAL FORMS

FindForms.com

FindLaw

Get Free Legal Forms Free legal documents, legal forms and form letters.

ILRG (Internet Legal Resource Guide) Legal Forms Archive Most basic forms dealing with buying and selling, credit, leases and real estate, family law, transfers and assignments, employment and taxes.

'Lectric Law Library

Legal Forms Searchable database of free legal forms, articles
and contract clauses.

Legal Forms (Consultwebs.com) Links to sources of forms rather than the forms themselves.

Legaldocs Prepare customized legal documents directly online.

lexisONE Provides both free and pay forms searchable by topic as well as jurisdiction.

National Labor Relations Board Downloadable NLRB forms 501, 502, 508, 509, 601, 4480 4551, 4701. 4702, 4767 and 5081.

Official Bankruptcy Forms

Online Forms Center Click the"Forms" tab for legal, business and government forms.

SEC Filings and Forms (EDGAR)

Uncle Sam, Forms from the Feds A wealth of downloadable forms and publications from federal agencies - all manner of paperwork from the BATF, VA, FCC, HUD, SBA, ERISA, HCFA, HHS, among many others. Of possible interest: passport applications, U.S. Bankruptcy Court forms.

US Legal Forms, Inc. You can order assorted state or federal forms online such as those used in New York for name changes, general litigation, business, adoption and child protection.

Washburn University Law School (WashLaw Web) Both free and fee based forms. Includes links to state and federal tax forms and some state court forms, although none for New York.

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LEGAL INTEREST

Access America Less a gateway to government sources than a bulletin board about changes and updates to such sites.

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) The mission of the ACLU is to preserve and protect first amendment rights (freedom of speech,
religion, etc), right to due process, right to privacy and right to equal protection under the law. Find a discussion of the death penalty, prisoners' rights, women's rights and rights of the poor.

American Memory Gateway to primary sources of U.S. historical and cultural materials.

Americans United for Separation of Church and State Advocates for separation of church and state in the U.S. Congress and state legislatures.

Assessment Ratios for New York State Geographical listings of equalization rates and residential assessment ratios for county and town. Equalization Rates and Municipal Profiles are available.

Avalon Project at the Yale Law School If you have ever felt the need to browse historic treaties, charters and trial testimony, browse here for documents from pre-18th century to the present, beginning with Aristotle's Athenian Constitution. Other papers of interest: U.S. treaties with various Indian tribes, documents of the Nuremberg war crimes trials, the Yalta Conference, and the Anglo-American Commission of Inquiry on establishing a Jewish state in Palestine.

Aviation Safety

BBBOnLine A subsidiary of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, [its] mission is to promote trust and confidence on the Internet. The site covers consumer tips, how to file complaints, how online businesses can apply for BBB privacy and reliability seals. The Code of Online Business Practices is also available.

Better Business Bureau

Bibliomania Classics of fiction, nonfiction and poetry in full, downloadable text.

Census Data

Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation U.S. Congressional documents and debates, 1774-1873.

Civilrights.org

Commercial Law

Consumer Law Page Emphasis is on law for the pro se plaintiff with links to more than 1,000 government, non-government and law library resources covering defective products, toxic chemicals, medicine, disability, safety, injury prevention, etc.

Copyright Office (U.S.) Obtain application forms, information circulars and factsheets.

Crime Statistics Reports are available from the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice.

CyberCemetery Provide permanent public access to the web sites and publications of defunct U.S. government agencies and commissions.

Death Penalty Summaries of clinical cases and scholarly articles sponsored by Cornell Law School. The Death Penalty Information Center provides a list of state, national and international organizations dedicated to this topic.

Earthjustice Non-profit law firm advocating for environment, wildlife and public health.

EDGAR Database of corporate information sponsored by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

eHow More than 15,000 how-to's in simple English on almost any topic, from how to research a patent and enforce a trademark to back out of a contract on a home for sale.

Equal Justice Works

Famous Trials Highly entertaining and informative site maintained by a University of Missouri/Kansas City law professor. When you tire of reading up on such landmark cases as the Scopes and Salem Witch Trials, play a round of Bill of Rights golf or test your knowledge with the Constitutional Trivia quiz based on Jeopardy. If you want to find out where the bodies are buried, check out burial places of famous and not-so-famous literary folk.

Fedstats Statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies.

Firearms Laws The Violence Policy Center, a.k.a. the anti-NRA, keeps an eye on federal gun legislation and the latest products from firearms and ammunition manufacturers. There's a state-by-state listing of gun laws based on the BATF's State Laws and Publications - Firearms, 1998 edition.

Firearms Laws, New York State Quick reference on gun ownership and licensure from the NRA.

Freedom Forum First amendment issues in journalism and education.

Friedman & Ranzenhofer Attorney website featuring articles on various topics including personal injury, estate planning, divorce, landlord/tenant and real estate issues.

Genealogy Has link to Social Security Death Index.

Global Legal Information Network Sponsored by the Law Library of Congress, GLIN is a database of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations.

Governments on the WWW

Immigration Portal (Immigration Lawyers on the Web)

InterNet Bankruptcy Library Searchable full text covering many aspects of bankruptcy. Includes online directories of bankruptcy clerks.

Internet Prospector Reference Desk Aimed at non-profit fundraisers, The Prospector reports on prospect research sources related to Corporations, Foundations/Grants, International, News Online, People, Tools, etc.

Introduction to Basic Legal Citation Hypertext reference to 2003 edition of Cornell Professor Peter W. Martin's primer. Based on the 18th edition of the Bluebook, it's an introduction for beginners and a refresher for more experienced legal scholars.

Jerry Capeci's Gang Land "Real Stuff about Organized Crime" by former New York Daily News columnist Jerry Capeci. Now the Director of Communications at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Capeci publishes this weekly online column.

Jurist Authoritative legal news and real-time legal research website produced for the legal education of its readers and law student staffers. Concentrates on substantive legal issues with significant social and jurisprudential implications with emphasis on quickly locating and presenting primary source materials such as judicial decisions, legislation, testimony, reports and releases.

 

LawForKids.org Even though this web site is a product of the Arizona Bar Association targeted to the youth of that state, you may care to inspect this snappy looking, kid friendly approach to such topics as drivers' licenses, underage drinking, tobacco possession, truancy, curfews, and other aspects of juvenile justice.

lawjobs.com

LawLibraries.com Code and case law reference library. Goal is to provide clients with the best possible tools to transform information to knowledge. LawLibraries is a browser-based subscription service for the legal community stocked with thousands of laws, opinions, rules, forms and other legal resources that can be searched, viewed, printed and downloaded from any web browser.

Legal Dictionary Legal words, phrases and terms.

Legal Encyclopedia Links for a variety of legal areas; annotations for topics.

Legal Ethics Comprehensive library of codes and rules for attorney conduct. The New York State listing includes links to the Lawyer's Code of Professional Responsibility, rules of conduct for the Appellate Division First and Second, disciplinary procedures, New York State Bar Association ethics opinions and rules for judicial conduct.

Legal Terminology Online monolingual, bilingual and multilingual glossaries of legal terms, including Bernstein's Dictionary of Bankruptcy Terminology, Nolo's Plain-English Law Dictionary, Law.com Dictionary, Glossary of Legal Terms and Personal Injury Terms.

LegalSurvival.com This sites features a quarterly online newsletter, online bookstore, law FAQs, legal checklists, prepaid legal plans, an attorney locator, attorney marketing services, and useful forms. Legal Links and Resources provides information on a variety of topics including divorce, DWI/traffic, estate planning, etc.

Mediate.com Articles and an international directory of mediators searchable by name, location and area of practice.

My Bar Prep Fee-based on-line course developed to make bar examination preparation efficient and economical.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Opensecrets.org A guide to the money in U.S. elections - who's giving and who's getting.

Political Money Line Search by name or zip code to find out who the big political contributors are in your neighborhood, which candidates they support and what their line of work is. Covers 1980-2006 election cycles.

probono.net The mission of Pro Bono Net is simple. First, use information technology to increase the amount and quality of legal services provided to low-income individuals and communities by the public interest/pro bono lawyers. Second, create a virtual community of public interest lawyers that bridges private, legal services and academic sectors of the profession and that serves as a model for similar networks in other legal communities.

Project Vote Smart Recommended for reliable, political information.

Public Advocate for the City of New York

Public International Law Annotated links to Internet sites dealing with human rights, the UN, war and peace, crime and the international courts.

Securities Class Action Clearinghouse (Stanford Law School)

Smoking Gun Lurid accounts of bizarre cases based (they claim) on court documents and government files. Much more than you ever wanted to know about the peccadilloes of pols, celebs and others in the limelight.

Southern Poverty Law Center Site includes Klanwatch, information about hate groups and hate crimes litigation.

Terrorism and Terrorists Devoted to news, laws and legislation about terrorism at home and abroad.

TnCrimLaw (Tennessee Criminal Law Defense Resources) Provides links to Federal and all 50 states laws as well as a variety of legal topics.

Uniform Commercial Code

Uniform Crime Reports Crime and justice statistics compiled by the FBI.

United Nations

Vehicle Crash Data Sponsored by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety For auto safety information with comprehensive listing of international crash-test results and insurance risk data, go to crashtest.com

Violence Policy Center Research, analysis and advocacy for effective general policy.

Western New York Law Center News, views and job openings in the local legal community plus a link to more than 1,000 decisions in the Great Upstate Law Project's Fair Hearing Bank.

Wex Sponsored by the Legal Information Institute at the Cornell Law School, Wex is a freely available legal dictionary and encyclopedia designed to help people understand the law.

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LEGAL ORGANIZATIONS AND RELATED PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Albany County Bar Association

American Association of Law Libraries

American Bar Association

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

American Judges Association AJA publications online include Benchmark, Court Review and full text of "Domestic Violence and the Courtroom".

Asian American Bar Association of New York

Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Serves the professional needs of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations and other private sector organizations worldwide.

Association of Legal Administrators

Bar Association of Erie County

Canadian Bar Association

NALS (National Association of Legal Secretaries)

National Association of Attorneys General

National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)

National Association of Professional Process Servers (NAPPS)

National District Attorneys Association (NDAA)

National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA)

New York City Bar (Association of the Bar of the City of New York)

New York County Lawyers' Association

New York State Bar Association Full text of the Lawyer's Code of Professional Responsibility, the Code of Judicial Conduct, index and digest of Committee on Professional Ethics Opinions and the Guide to Attorney Disciplinary Procedures in New York State.

New York State Defenders Association

New York State Professional Process Servers Association (NYSPPSA)

New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA)

Public Justice This consumer advocate group's site provides information about a variety of class actions, from toxic torts to discrimination and makes briefs available.

United States Process Servers Association

Women's Bar Association of the State of New York

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LEGAL PUBLISHERS

AcqWeb International directory of publishers and vendors.

Alert Publications Publisher of Legal Information Alert and Research Advisor newsletters for attorneys, law librarians and paralegals.

American Law Institute-American Bar Association (ALI-ABA). Committee on Continuing Professional Education Lists committee's periodicals, books, video and audio cassettes with order information; includes articles database.

American National Standards Institute

Anderson Publishing Publisher of such legal treatises as New York Evidence Courtroom Manual and federal practice guides.

Aspen Publishers Purveyors of treatises on pension and employee benefits, antitrust and securities regulation.

BNA Online bookstore for an extensive collection of books, CD-ROMs in tax, health care, environment and human resources law. Access BNA's Labor Relations Reporter Index and Table of Cases online.

BRB Publications Publisher of The Sourcebook of Local Court and County Record Retrievers and a link to the Public Record Retriever Network (which includes Paralegal Services of Buffalo), searchable by state cGould Publications urrently and soon by county.

CCH Gateway to CCH product line of tax materials (which can be ordered online). Shop online for such legal publications as "New York Search and Seizure".

James Publishing

Lexis Publishing

Matthew Bender

Michie

National Conference of State Legislatures Covers the 50 states - national issues affecting them, partisan composition of the respective governing bodies, session schedules, rules, term limits, members' directories and statistics.

NOLO Do-it-yourself law publisher which offers 50+ downloadable e-products books (guides and forms) for a fee.

Practicing Law Institute (PLI) Treatises on banking, business, estate planning/elder law, immigration, intellectual property, litigation and taxation.

Shepard's

VerdictSearch Formerly the "New York Jury Verdict Reporter", VerdictSearch New York is available in print by paid subscription.

WANT Publishing Your Nation's Courts home page, including fee-based online directories of state and federal courts.

West LegalEdcenter Current collection of CLE programs, live webcasts and video/audio programs.

West/Thomson

William S. Hein You can order Hein publications, claim missing pages and get information about binding services.

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LEGAL RESEARCH TUTORIALS

Legal Process Explains how a Congressional bill becomes a law, with related links.

Legal Research Using the Internet Law librarian's guide, with many links.

Reading Legal Citations

Research Guides

Research Guides and Videos Boston College Law Library's guide designed to teach users how to find and understand legal materials.

Uncle Sam - Brief Guide to Citing Government Publications

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MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENTS AND AGENCIES

Albany, City of

Allegany County

Amherst, Town of Click on Government for a directory of Town offices, agendas for Town board meetings and a growing archive of Town board meeting minutes. Town Code is also available.

Buffalo, City of Includes text of city charter. Other City of Buffalo departments and agencies include the Common Council, City Comptroller, and Police.

Cattaraugus County County maps, legislative directory with committee assignments and link to Sheriff's Department.

Chautauqua County Government

Erie County Link to the site for the county charter and county administrative code. Includes recent local laws. Other County of Erie departments and agencies include District Attorney, Sheriff's Office, County Clerk and the County Comptroller.

General Code Publishers Access full-text (and up-to-date) codes for more than 100 New York counties, cities, towns, and villages, and over 70 cities, boroughs, and townships in New Jersey. These include:

Akron, Village of
Albion, City of
Amherst, Town of
Aurora, Town of
Batavia, City of
Batavia, Town of
Buffalo, City of
Cheektowaga, Town of
Clarence, Town of
Concord, Town of
Depew, Village of
Eden, Town of
Evans, Town of
Hamburg, Village of
Lackawanna, City of
Lancaster, Town of
Lockport, Town of
Marilla, Town of
Niagara, Town of
Olean, City of
Springville, Village of
Rochester, City of
Tonawanda, Town of
West Seneca, Town of

Monroe County

Municipal Codes Seattle Public Library site links to city and county codes available on the World Wide Web.

National Association of Counties

New York City The official New York City website. Other New York City departments and agencies include: Comptroller, City Council, Department of Correction, Police and Public Advocate.

New York City Charter and Administrative Code In order to view online versions of the New York City Charter and Administrative Code, begin at the New York State Legislature. Click on the "Laws of New York." Then scroll down to the bottom of the list to the "Miscellaneous Section."

New York State Association of Counties

Rochester, City of Includes text of City Code and Charter.

State & County QuickFacts

Syracuse, City of

 

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NEW YORK STATE CODES & STATUTES

Consolidated/Unconsolidated Laws Visit the State Assembly's page or the State Senate's page for links to the State Constitution, State Consolidated Laws, Unconsolidated Laws and search the site for New York State chapter law for the current year.

New York Assembly Bills

New York Senate Bills

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NEW YORK STATE COURTS, COURT RULES & CASE LAW

Criminal Jury Instructions, 2d The instructions do not all have footnotes (they're being added) but are the most recent.

Erie County Family Court Useful site with information for filing of petitions. Downloadable Family Court forms, filing how-tos and a court telephone directory.

New York Official Reports Maintained by the Law Reporting Bureau, researchers will find New York slip decisions from the Court of Appeals, all four Appellate Divisions, reported trials, as well as online searching of the Official Reports 2d series. The latter is available by subscription or credit card payment.

New York State Appellate Division Decisions Features a six-month archive of the latest decisions from the four New York State Appellate Divisions.

New York State Appellate Division, First Department

New York State Appellate Division, Second Department

New York State Appellate Division, Third Department

New York State Appellate Division, Fourth Department In addition to the Court’s decisions (February 2000-present), the site contains information concerning the Justices and staff and events involving them, the Court’s Rules of Practice, Disciplinary Rules, Court Calendars, Bar Admissions, the Appellate Division Law Library, and the Court’s Auxiliary Agencies.

New York State Court of Appeals Contains the State's highest court's calendar, rules of court, directions, judges' profiles and the most recent annual report. The Court's most recent decisions (January 2008-present) are here and available the day of their release to the general public. Earlier decisions (October 2003-present) are available on the NYS Law Reporting Bureau site.

New York State Court of Appeals Decisions. Sponsored by Cornell's Legal Information Institute (LII), recent decisions are available as well as an archive of decisions from 1990-2006 listed by date and party name. There is also a topical index to decisions since 1993.

New York State Court of Claims News of the State of New York's sole forum for civil litigation seeking damages from the State. The MacLaw online database contains decisions from March 2000 through the present.

New York State Supreme Court Civil Branch New York County (First Judicial District) Includes uniform rules of the New York County Justices as well as basic forms such as Request for Judicial Intervention (RJI), preliminary conference orders and protocols.

New York State Supreme Court Criminal Law Library of New York City (First Judicial District)

New York State Supreme Court Criminal Term New York County First Judicial District Directory of departments, courtrooms and judges as well as a calendar of court terms, a glossary of legal terms and such FAQs as posting bail, getting an attorney and obtaining court records and rap sheets.

New York State Supreme Court Library/Buffalo (Eighth Judicial District)

New York State Unified Court System This directory site of the state's courts provides updates of court rules, links to New York bar associations, and downloadable court forms. Also link from this site to Criminal Jury Instructions 2d, New York State Attorney Directory and the new New York State Law Reporting Bureau site for slip decisions from the Court of Appeals and the four Appellate Divisions.

Welcome to CourtHelp! Excellent resource for the self-represented. Includes a guide to the courts, a glossary of legal terms, public access law libraries, court address/phone directory, plus court forms to download.

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NEW YORK STATE OFFICES & AGENCIES

New York State Visit the state's web site to link to the Governor's home page and to a useful site with links to state departments, agencies and commissions.

New York State & Local Government on the Net Contains links to agency, municipality and library sites.

New York State Assembly

New York State Attorney General

New York State Banking Department

New York State Board of Elections

New York State Board of Law Examiners

New York State Bureau of Labor Statistics

New York State Citizen Guide

New York State Committee on Open Government This site provides links to Freedom of Information Law Advisory opinions as well as Open Meetings Law Advisory opinions.

New York State Consumer Protection Division

New York State Department of Civil Service

New York State Department of Correctional Services Provides inmate information through a lookup link. [Please note: DOCS advises not to provide inmate information to another inmate; such data is considered contraband.]

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation For quick reference, an uncertified version of Title 6 NYCRR (Environmental Conservation) is available as well as Commissioner's decisions, orders and opinions.

New York State Department of Family Assistance (formerly Department of Social Services) Site for Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance and Children and Family Services includes information on child support, child protective and adoptive services (with state's pioneering online photolisting of kids in foster care who are eligible for adoption) and disability determinations.

New York State Dept. of Financial Services - Insurance

New York State Department of Health

New York State Department of Labor

New York State Department of Motor Vehicles Downloadable forms for driver/vehicle record requests, statements of ownership, registration/title applications, requests for copies of accident reports, visual acuity reports, applications for handicapped parking permits and title replacement are just some of those available.

New York State Department of State Searchable Corporation and Business Entity database, as well as Licensing Registrants database in which you can look up private investigators, notaries, security guards and real estate brokers/salespeople by ID number, name or business name.

New York State Department of Taxation and Finance Tax information, forms and instructions, with tax rate tables, for the Empire State's various taxes as well as site for electronic filers and link to IRS. Can also review Technical Services Bureau memoranda and advisory opinions from 1993 to the present.

New York State Department of Transportation

New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal

New York State Division of Human Rights

New York State Division of Parole This site provides information on Jenna's Law, Megan's Law as well as the complete text of the New York State Parole Handbook.

New York State Division of the Budget

New York State Education Department

New York State Government Information Locator Service Single point of access to information services provided by New York State Government agencies, the State Legislature and the Judiciary.

New York State "I LOVE New York"

New York State Law Reporting Bureau

New York State Library Contains excellent tutorial on how to research New York legislative history and an online catalog of state government documents. Check the New York State Document Depository Program.

New York State Office of Professional Medical Conduct

New York State Office of Real Property Services

New York State Office of the Attorney General Opinions (1995-present) are available.

New York State Office of the Comptroller Current opinions (1994-present) are available as well as those archived (1988-1993).

New York State Office of the Governor

New York State Office of Unclaimed Funds Searchable database of unclaimed funds held by the State Comptroller.

New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

New York State Police

New York State Public Employment Relations Board Decisions (2000-present) are available.

New York State Public Service Commission Reports, opinions, orders, rules and regulations are available.

New York State Senate

New York State Statistics Presented by the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, this website is designed to provide extensive statistical information about New York State and its people. It contains information covering demographics, economics, elections, government finance, public safety, housing, education, health, energy, and much more. Similar statistics are available from the U.S. Census Bureau.

New York State Thruway Authority

New York State Unified Court System

New York State Women's Advisory Committee

New York State Workers' Compensation Board

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NEWS

National/World | Regional

National/World

ABC News

American Journalism Review

Associated Press (AP)

Atlantic Online

CBS News

Chicago Tribune

Christian Science Monitor

CNN Politics

CNN.com

Congressional Quarterly

Crain's New York Business

Daily Telegraph

Drudge Report

FindLaw Legal News U.S. and international legal news, updated throughout the day and organized by topic, with story summaries and a list of related resources. Sections on cyberspace law, the Supreme Court, the Justice Department, plus full text of new Supreme Court and federal circuit courts' decisions as well as links to other law and news sources.

Fox News

International Herald Tribune Provides the broader business perspective on world events every day.

Law.com Combines features from the former Law News Network, including the link to New York Law Journal. Capsules of breaking legal news with links to full text.

Lawyers Weekly USA

Legal Times Legal news online from Washington, D.C.

MotherJones.com

MSNBC Customize the homepage by adding your zip code to get your local news, weather and sports in
addition to MSNBC headlines.

National Enquirer

National Journal Most links available by subscription.

National Public Radio

New York Daily News

New York Law Journal Some links available by subscription.

New York Observer

New York Post

New York Times

New Yorker

Newsday.com

NewsDirectory.com 20,000+ links to English language, foreign and national newspapers, magazines and TV broadcasters.

NewsLink Directory of links to newspapers and news magazines worldwide with full or partial coverage, and to US radio/TV sites. Has a search by city/state feature.

NewsMax.com

Newsweek

Reuters

Rolling Stone

Salon.com Includes News, Politics, Technology & Business, Arts & Entertainment, etc.

Slate

Televisions News Archive Vanderbilt University maintains this archive of ideos of network news telecasts from 1968, special reports and Nightline since 1989, which you can arrange to borrow for a modest fee.

The Nation The Nation is independent of any party, sect, or body and critically discusses political and social questions.

The Onion

The Times (London)

Time Online Edition

TV Guide Online

United Press International (UPI)

U.S. News & World Report

USA Today

Village Voice

Wall Street Journal Online

washingtonpost.com

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Regional

Albany Times Union

Buffalo News

Business First of Buffalo

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Syracuse Online

WGRZ-TV

WIVB-TV

WKBW-TV

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SEARCH ENGINES

AllTheWeb.com "All the web, all the time," and so it is! Plus, you can search in any language.

AltaVista

Ask.com Human-powered search service that aims to direct you to the exact page that answers your question.

Bing

Dogpile Mega search engine that combs several other search engines simultaneously.

FindLaw Links to practice area resources, case law, codes, legal associations, law reviews, plus LawCrawler, a search engine for legal research, with search options for state, national and international sources. Supreme Court opinions (from1893), all federal circuit opinions, daily legal news, free web pages and e-mail for lawyers. Go to New York’s legal resource page for state-specific information.

Geniusfind Thousands of topic-specific search engines and web sites in one point-and-click format.

Google Very accurate and fast, this search engine (created by Stanford graduate students) rates every web site on the number of other sites that link to it.

Google Uncle Sam Searches only websites that contain ".gov" or ".mil".

HotBot

Ixquick

LawGuru.com Over 500+ legal search engines, tools and databases including the LawGuru.com ---BBS database where you can search for answers to your legal questions, by state or subject. This site also has the Internet Law Library and information on 600 associated electronic mailing lists.

LookSmart

Lycos

Yahoo

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SPECIALIZED AREAS OF LAW

Corporate/Securities | Criminal | DWI | Elder | Employment/Labor | Entertainment/Media | Family
First Amendment (Freedom of Speech/Expression) | Health Care | Immigration | Indian | Internet Penal/Prison
| Products Liability | Tax | Trial Practice

 

Corporate/Securities

Antitrust Resources An online resource for researching policy and cases on such topics as mergers, price fixing and vertical restraints.

CorporateInformation National and international corporate profiles searchable by name, industry, country or state. Profiles include company description, analysis of competitors, recent stock performance and dividends. Also features a currency rate calculator.

Securities Lawyer's Deskbook Sponsored by the University of Cincinnati College of Law, this site features links to the Securities Acts of 1933, the Investment Company Act of 1940, SEC forms, general rules and regulations as well as those pertaining to Electronic Filing (S-T).

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Criminal Law

ACLU Criminal Justice News of American Civil Liberties Union's campaigns for due process and equal treatment and against search and seizure and the death penalty.

American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section Access to the text of the ABA's criminal justice standards.

Buffalo Criminal Law Center University at Buffalo Law School provides a compilation of links to New York and federal criminal and penal law including the Center's new Buffalo Criminal Law Review.

Cornell Death Penalty Project Summaries of successful cases and claims as well as studies and compilations of the 50 states' death penalty statutes with decisions.

Crime Statistics

Crimelynx Well organized site for the criminal defense practitioner divided into Legal Resource Center and Criminal Justice Center.

Criminal Procedure Federal and state sources from Cornell's Legal Information Institute. An overview of criminal law is also available.

Criminal Justice National and international criminal justice sites.

Florida State University College of Criminology and Criminal Justice Provides criminal justice links to sites dealing with juvenile delinquency, drug and alcohol information, corrections, etc.

John Jay College of Criminal Justice Provides links to criminal justice agencies and related topical materials.

Justice Research and Statistics Association (JSRA) Easy access to the Infobase of State Activities and Research (DSAR).

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data Includes statistics from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Institute of Justice, Federal Judicial Center, FBI, Urban Institute and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Abstracts database which covers corrections, courts, prevention, statistics, drugs, juvenile crime, victims' rights, etc.

National Legal Aid & Defender Association

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics Online

United States Sentencing Commission Full text of 2010 Federal Sentencing Guidelines Manual and its amendments as well as previous editions and Federal Register notices pertaining to the Commission.

 

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DWI

California DUI Lawyers Resource Center Lawrence Taylor, nationally recognized as a leading authority on DUI/DWI litigation in the United States, links to several useful sites, including a downloadable accident reconstruction calculator, lists of expert witnesses, how to estimate blood-alcohol level and excerpts from Taylor's own Drunk Driving Defense, 5th ed.

Drink Wheel The manufacturer provides a free interactive form to compute blood/breath alcohol concentration.

Drunk Driving Defense.com The site of Atlanta attorney William C. Head links to DWI counsel in 50 states, demonstrates how to calculate blood alcohol level and offers a free online case evaluation.

Highway Safety Desk Book

National College of DUI Defense, Inc. Dedicated to the improvement of the criminal defense bar and to the dissemination of information to the public about DUI Defense Law. Links to subjects such as breath test devices, calculate your BAC and DUI laws in all 50 states.

NY DWI.com Site of the law firm Fiandach and Fiandach, a New York DWI defense firm. Ed Fiandach has authored Handling Drunk Driving Cases, 2d and New York Driving While Intoxicated, 2d. There are seven Q & A sections on such topics as Breathalyzer and blood testing, drivers license revocation and suspension and a range of DWI misdemeanors and felonies.


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Elder Law

AARP Site of the nation's largest and most influential group for seniors.

Benefits Link Site supports those who design and run private and government employee benefit plans. Also provides links to employee benefits plan topics and news as well as links to ERISA, Internal Revenue Code, benefits cases, Congressional Record and Federal Register.

Catalaw: Elder Law

Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc. Nonprofit group of attorneys represents elders and individuals with disabilities in appeals of Medicare denials. Free for Connecticut residents, fee-based for others.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Commission on Law and Aging (ABA) Legislative updates on issues of aging, links to related sites and downloadable publications.

Elder Law and Aging This home page links to information on gerontology, Alzheimer's and government programs for the elderly.

Geriatrics: Medicine for Midlife and Beyond A variety of topics as well as issues of the publication are available.

Medicaid, State Sites Direct links to the 50 states as well as to other Medicaid-related sites.

Medicare The official U.S. government site for Medicare information.

Medicare Rights Center Contains self-help pamphlets, newsletters and links to other organizations on Medicare and aging.

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc.

National Institute on Aging (NIA) Health information for seniors, news of NIA research and a link to NIH.

National Senior Citizens Law Center Nonprofit group advocates for low-income elders with emphasis on women and minorities.

Nursing Home Compare Detailed information about every Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the US from the Department of Health and Human Services.

Planning Seminar for the Florida Snowbird Elder-oriented guide to New York/Florida changes of domicile requirements. Site is maintained by a member of the New York and Florida bars.

Senior Citizens' Resources Provides quick links to agencies dealing with health, education and training, consumer protection, etc

SeniorLaw Home Page Information on Medicare/Medicaid, guide to estate planning and elder law resources and elder law specialists on the Web.

Social Security Online Official site of the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Uniform Probate Code Locator Text of state statutes on probate matters.

U.S. Administration on Aging

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Employment/Labor Law

AFL-CIO

American Arbitration Association

BLR, Business & Legal Reports Assists human resources professionals with legal compliance and support resources.

Employment and Disability Sponsored by Cornell's School of Industrial and Labor Relations.

Employment Law Sponsored by Cornell's Legal Information Institute.

Employment Law and Policy Selected Internet resources, sponsored by St. Louis University, School of Law. Broad list of links to state and federal sources, including summaries of recent BNA Labor Relations Reporter decisions.

HR Policy Association The Association of Senior Human Resource Executives.

Labor Law Sponsored by Cornell's Legal Information Institute.

LaborNet Founded in 1991 to build a democratic communication network for the labor movement, this site provides links to FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting) and Mother Jones Online.

National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) Includes summaries of employment law cases from the group's newsletter.

New York State Workers' Compensation Board Find forms, relevant laws, rules and regulations, links to cases as well as information for employers and injured workers.

United States Bureau of Labor Statistics

United States Department of Labor

United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

United States Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA)

United States National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)

United States Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)

United States Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission

Workers' Compensation Agencies (50 states and Washington, DC) North Carolina Industrial Commission posts this page which links to state, federal and territorial agencies.

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Entertainment/Media Law

International Entertainment, Multimedia & Intellectual Property Law and Business Network Site is designed as a central reference point for helpful information to entertainment, multimedia, intellectual property and online professionals along with international links to professional, legal and business services. Features "Contract of the Month" as well as a calendar of international film festivals and their websites.

Media Center Statutes, cases, scholarly papers in fields of communication, information and media law from New York Law School.

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Family Law

Adoption.org Information and chat groups for birth parents, adoptees and adoptive parents with a summary of state adoption laws and lists of attorneys who assist with adoptions.

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law

American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence

American Bar Association Family Law Section

DivorceNet Family law site encompassing divorce, child support, custody, alimony and visitation issues. Includes a state-by-state guide.

divorceSource.com State guidebooks and prepared forms with instructions, finance calculators and attorney listings for the do-it-yourselfer.

Eastern Regional Interstate Child Support Enforcement Association (ERICSA)

Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement

Klaaskids Foundation Established in 1994, the Foundation's mission is to stop crimes against children. Provides information regarding the Amber Plan, a missing child response program and Megan's Law, America's first law authorizing public notification when dangerous sex offenders are released into the community.

National Child Support This is a for-profit collections site aimed at parents seeking support payments.

National Child Support Enforcement Association

New York Divorce and Family Law Sponsored by Joel R. Brandes, this site discusses such topics as adoption, child support and visitation, child abuse and domestic violence..

Support Guidelines.com Comprehensive resources for the interpretation and application of child support guidelines in the United States.

Uniform Matrimonial and Family Laws Locator Text of state statutes on marital property, adoption, divorce, custody, support, paternity and more.

United States Department of State. Office of Children's Issues Responsible for coordinating policies and providing information about international adoption and international parental child abduction.

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First Amendment (Freedom of Speech/Expression)

American Civil Liberties Union Source dealing with constitutional issues, from Church and State to Death Penalty, to Free Speech and Workplace Rights, plus links to "in Congress" and "in the Courts" pages featuring ACLU's presence there.

American Library Association Office for Intellectual Freedom Provides information on Intellectual Freedom as well as the text of the First Amendment. Findlaw's First Amendment Annotations Expanded, as well as selected U.S. Supreme Court decisions. See also the link to Lawyers for Libraries, an ALA program which trains attorneys to defend librarians and library trustees in matters of censorship. See also the page of the ALA's Freedom to Read Foundation.

American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE)

Brookings Institution

Cato Institute

Center for Democracy & Technology Public-interest coalition of attorneys, computer gurus and other information specialists. “Works to promote democratic values and constitutional liberties in the digital age.” The group addresses issues of free speech, terrorism, consumer privacy, Internet standards, access to government information and more, with links to federal legislation affecting the Net and full text of center publications.

Center for Digital Democracy Web site of a nonprofit watchdog organization that works “to ensure that digital media systems serve the public interest.”

Center for Public Integrity The Center, affiliated with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, marries political science and investigative reporting in its books, studies and newsletters, operating without the constraints of deadline pressure.

Common Cause Nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy organization which acts as a vehicle for citizens to make their voices heard in the political process and to hold their elected leaders accountable to the public interest.

FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting) National media watch group on the lookout for media bias and censorship with stories-behind-the-stories and contrarian takes on major news events.

First Amendment Handbook Sponsored by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, this site provides everything working journalists and their readers need to know about libel, invasion of privacy, surreptitious recording, confidential sources and information, prior restraints, gag orders, access to the courts, access to places, Freedom of Information acts and copyright. As one might expect of professional journalists, it’s crisply written and complete, with footnotes to cited cases.

Freedom of Speech in the United States 2009 update to the 6th edition by Thomas L. Tedford, professor emeritus of Communication at University of North Carolina/Greensboro and Dale A. Herbeck, chairman of the Boston College Communication Department. Links to free-speech advocacy groups, landmark free-speech/free-expression court decisions and documents.

Heritage Foundation Research and educational institute whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values and a strong national defense.

Hudson Institute A non-partisan policy research organization dedicated to innovative research and analysis that promotes global security, prosperity and freedom.

Investigative Reporters and Editors The Freedom of Information and First Amendment Center provides useful FOIA links.

Media Access Project

Media Coalition

National Freedom of Information Coalition Reference and research library on the campus of the University of Missouri/Columbia serves public and working press on questions relating to access to government documents and information. Provides information on First Amendment news, legal research and writing as well as federal and state Freedom of Information case law.

On the Docket Citizens’ portal to cases under consideration by the U.S. Supreme Court. Project of Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism in conjunction with the Oyez Project.

People for the American Way

Society of Professional Journalists The society is “dedicated to the perpetuation of a free press as the cornerstone of our nation and our liberty.” The full text of the Society’s handbook, “Open Doors: Accessing Government Records” is available.

Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression The non-profit, autonomous center with close ties to the University of Virginia is “devoted solely to free expression in all its forms,” whether in education, the media or the arts.

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Health Care Law

Achoo Gateway to healthcare sites, including Medline, the Merck Manual, etc.

American Dental Association (ADA)

American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

American Medical Association

Bioethics.net Introduction to bioethics with lists of journals and resources. Includes full text of the current issue of the American Journal of Bioethics.

Hardin MD: The Medical Information Hub Catalog of health-related sites.

Health Law Studies St. Louis University Law School Center for Health Law Studies offers easy access to health law sites, agencies and journals. See also health law sites by topic for some helpful hints.

Medical Malpractice Law (Summary) Site posted by Chicago firm of McCullough, Campbell & Lane offers an index of medical malpractice laws in the 50 states and District of Columbia with hypertext links to topics for each. New York, for example, covers such issues as statutes of limitations, joint and several liability, expert testimony, damage caps and pre-judgment interest.

Medscape Searchable databases of multi-specialty medical journals with links to Medline, AIDSline, Toxline, DrugSearch and an online medical dictionary.

ModernHealthcare.com Weekly business news for healthier management.

National Health Law Program Health law advocacy for low income families.

National Library of Medicine Most valuable resource is the ability to search MedLine, a free database of citations and abstracts from some 3,900 medical journals. Also provides link to MedlinePlus Which provides information on health care issues.

National Practitioner Data Bank / Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank NPDB is a central repository of information on physicians, surgeons, dentists and other healthcare professionals which lists medical malpractice suits as well as adverse licensure, clinic privilege and professional member actions. HIPDB deals with fraud and abuse issues.

New York State Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC) Searchable by physician's name or license number, this site provides information on any doctor who has been found guilty of medical malpractice or any other professional misconduct dating back to 1990.

RxList: The Internet Drug Index Extensive information on prescription and over-the-counter drugs.

WebMD Provides a range of information, transaction and technology solutions that help consumers, physicians, providers and health plans navigate the complexity of the healthcare system


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Immigration Law

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

American Immigration Resources on the Internet Links to information on U.S. laws, regulations and procedures.

Amnesty International

asylumlaw.org Sponsored by an international consortium of agencies that help asylum seekers in Australia, Canada, the United States and several countries in Europe.

FAIR (Federation for American Immigration Reform) Activist group which seeks a moratorium on all "mass immigration" save for spouses and children of U.S. citizens and a limited number of refugees.

Immigration Superhighway Quick-click such topics as foreign student and Cuban immigration issues, family reunification, visas for foreign investors, etc. Forms and articles also available.

United States Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Country Reports on Human Rights Practices are available from 1999-present, the starting point for most immigration judges and INS asylum officers.

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Includes a link to Forms, Fees and Fingerprints.

United States Executive Office for Immigration Review Includes Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) Decisions from 1976-present.

Visa Bulletin (United States Department of State)

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Indian Law

Bureau of Indian Affairs

Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties Searchable volumes of treaties from 1778 and laws from 1971.

Indian Law Overview of Indian laws by the Legal Information Institute with links to pertinent federal laws, state appellate cases and tribal courts.

National Indian Law Library Catalog of tribal documents, treaties, U.S. administrative documents and selected decisions.

National Tribal Justice Resource Center Site dedicated to tribal justice systems and serves as a clearinghouse of information for Native American and Alaska Native tribal courts.

Native American Law: Research Links Sponsored by the New England School of Law, this site provides links to full text articles, e-journals on tribal law, direct links to treaties and seminal Supreme Court cases. Through this website, users may also access Other Aboriginal or Indigenous Peoples' Sites.

Native American Legal Resources Direct link to the Native American Constitution and Law Digitalization Project containing full text of tribal documents.

Native American Nations Alphabetical listing of tribes and nations with links to their home pages.

Native American Resources on the Internet Links to legal and government issues (such as gaming) as well as matters of language, culture, history and Native American Nations.

Native American Rights Fund Updates on legal review issues and cases.

Native American Web Site of the Native American Law project with links to the Native American Legal Materials Microfiche Collection, government agencies, tribes and other library collections.

Native Web (Resources for Indigenous Cultures around the World) News of Native American matters with a substantial database of law and legal issues.

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Internet Law

Cyberspace Law Sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Comprehensive research site with links to books, law reviews, cases, legislation and course pages.

DennisKennedy.com Owned by Internet law specialist Dennis Kennedy, this site is an excellent source for attorneys looking to bone up on cyberspace law and e-commerce.

Internet Library of Law & Court Decisions The firm of Phillips Nizer LLP provides links to over 400 decisions and legislation dealing with encryption, intellectual property, privacy, spamming matters and much more.

LegalEthics.com Emphasis is on the ethical integration of the Internet into the practice of law. The site's "Internet Legal Services" is a guide to legal resources for lawyers. Users select a category such as courts, ethics or practice areas and then a topic within that category.

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Penal/Prison Law

Erie County Assigned Counsel Program Site of the Erie County Bar Association's Aid to Indigent Prisoners Society, which provides an overview of the group's work and a synopsis of local justice court opinions.

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Products Liability

Consumer Law Page Emphasis is on law for the pro se plaintiff with links to more than 1,000 government, non-government and law library resources covering defective products, toxic chemicals, medicine, disability, safety and injury prevention.

Products Liability Law Sponsored by Wex, a product of the Legal Information Institute at the Cornell Law School. Site provides an overview of the topics as well as links to state and federal material.

Tort Law Compiled by HierosGamos, this comprehensive site includes statutes and cases, links to government sites and on-line journals.

United States Consumer Product Safety Commission

United States Federal Trade Commission

United States Food and Drug Administration

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Tax Law

1040.com State and federal tax forms; state tax agency addresses; full text of new tax legislation.

Income Tax Forms and Resources Columbia University site providing federal, state and New York City forms and instructions plus links to popular tax guides.

Internal Revenue Manual

Tax Law Compiled by Findlaw, this site links to tax cases, codes and forms as well as commentaries and treatises.

Tax Master Gateway to multitude of tax sites plus full coverage of the flat tax.

Tax Regulations (Code of Federal Regulations: Title 26)

Tax Resources on the Web

Taxes Yahoo finanace provides how-to guides, calculators and tax-related articles.

United States Code: Title 26

United States Internal Revenue Service

United States Tax Code On-Line (searchable text)

United States Tax Court Current and historical opinions, forms, court rules and fee schedules. Search Opinions (Tax Court and Memoranda starting 9-25-95; Summary Opinions starting 01/01/01) by case name, judge and release date.


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Trial Practice

Court Rules, Forms and Dockets Search more than 1400 sources for state and federal court rules, forms and dockets by keyword, jurisdiction or state.

Litigation Compiled by Findlaw, this site links to government agencies, documents and treatises.

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STATE CODES AND STATUTES - New York and elsewhere

AllLaw.com Useful for finding primary state law, including New York.

American Law Sources On-line (ALSO) Covers all 50 states. New York information includes court decisions, the State constitution, legislation, rules of practice and procedures, court information, forms and administrative law sources.

Internet Legal Resource Guide - American Government Index Search all states or state by state. Target New York material.

National Conference of State Legislatures Links to legislative material for some states, including full text documents. New York links include the Assembly and Senate.

San Diego County Public Law Library Very helpful site to research California laws and codes. Read text of the codes and find other web resources.

State and Congressional Legislator Information Project Vote Smart links to states which provide bills and legislative information online, as well as bios and whereabouts of state legislators and congresspersons.

State Codes Cornell's Legal Information Institute's site has statutes, constitutions and legislative information arranged by state. Go to the Topical Index: State Statutes on the Internet page to view a topical listing of law texts that enables state-by-state comparison.

State and Local Government on the Net Directory of official state, county and city government websites.

State Law Links to statutes and codes in many states from the Washburn University School of Law site. Includes full text of legal information common to all states.

State Statutes and Legislation on the Internet Provides links to full-text sites.

TnCrimLaw (Tennessee Criminal Law Defense Resources) Provides links to Federal and all 50 states laws as well as a variety of legal topics.

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UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT

African Development Foundation

Board of Veterans' Appeals

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF Online)

Bureau of Consular Affairs

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

Bureau of Indian Affairs

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Publications and reports as well as press releases and statements (1994-present), speeches and testimony (1995-present) and the World Fact Book 2009.

Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Corporation for National and Community Service Oversees the operation of Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, Learn and Serve America and United We Serve.

Executive Office for Immigration Review

Export-Import Bank of the United States

Farm Credit Administration

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Federal Bureau of Prisons

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

Federal Election Commission (FEC)

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Federal Housing Finance Agency

Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA)

Federal Maritime Commission

Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS)

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Direct link to the agency's rules and regulations plus full text of Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move and other consumer self-help pamphlets.

Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement

Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB)

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Inter-American Foundation

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Library of Congress

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

National Aviation Safety Data Analysis Center

National Capital Planning Commission

National Credit Union Administration

National Earthquake Information Center

National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Humanities

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

National Hurricane Center

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Library of Medicine Most valuable resource is link to MedLine, a free database of citations and abstracts from some 3,900 medical journals.

National Mediation Board

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

National Park Service

National Science Foundation (NSF)

National Security Agency

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)

National Weather Service

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)

Office of Administrative Law Judges

Office of Children's Issues

Office of the Law Revision Counsel Text of U.S. code is word searchable or may be accessed by citation.

Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Peace Corps

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC)

Postal Rate Commission

Selective Service System

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

United States Air Force

United States Army

United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing

United States Census Bureau

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

United States Coast Guard

United States Commission on Civil Rights

United States Consumer Product Safety Commission

United States Copyright Office

United States Custom & Border Protection

United States Department of Agriculture

United States Department of Commerce

United States Department of Defense (DefenseLINK)

United States Department of Education

United States Department of Energy

United States Department of Health & Human Services

United States Department of Homeland Security

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

United States Department of Justice

United States Department of Labor

United States Department of State

United States Department of the Interior

United States Department of the Treasury

United States Department of Transportation

United States Department of Veterans Affairs

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Check out Technical Tools and Models, which has numerous databases about toxic substances in air, land and water. Window to my Environment allows the user to create an interactive map of the environment by entering a zip code or city and checking on the air, land and water quality as well as what is being done about the environment.

United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

United States Fish & Wildlife Service

United States Food and Drug Administration

United States General Services Administration (GSA)

United States Geological Survey

United States Government Printing Office

United States House of Representatives

United States International Trade Commission

United States Marines

United States Marshals Service

United States Merit Systems Protection Board

United States Mint

United States National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

United States National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)

United States Naval Observatory

United States Navy

United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission

United States Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission

United States Office of Government Ethics (OGE)

United States Office of Personnel Management

United States Office of Special Counsel (OSC)

United States Patent and Trademark Office

United States Postal Service

United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General

United States Railroad Retirement Board

United States Secret Service

United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

United States Senate

United States Small Business Administration (SBA)

United States Social Security Administration (Social Security Online)

United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)

USA Freedom Corps

White House

 
 
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