Research & Resources

California  |   Marketing Your Firm | LSAT and CA Bar

Federal  |   Scholarships, etc.   |   Books

Regulatory Agencies |   Libraries |   Online Search Engines

Blogs E-Filing  |   MCLEs

California Courts

California Courts: Opinions of the Supreme Court and Courts of Appeal. Access to all of California's precedential appellate decisions since 1850.

Office of the Governor Executive Order Archives.

State Bar of California - Government Links.

California Court Rules. California Court Rules, organized by category, with a link to local county rules.

Judicial Council Forms. California Judicial Council and Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) forms.

Northern California Association of Law Librarians. Internet resources by subject area, with links researched by law librarians.

California Jury instructions. Civil jury instructions, for public and internal court use.

Opinions of the California Attorney General. Searchable list of opinions issued by the state Attorney General's office, 1986 - present.

California Code of Regulations. Current California Regulations from the California Office of Administrative Law.

California Legislative Information. Official California Legislative Information, including California statutes, recent legislation and pending legislation.

Cornell Law School Legal Information Institute. A collection of treatise material with links to government and academic sites.

California Law Revision Commission. The Commission is charged with recommending legislation to make reforms in California law.

ABA Legal Technology Resource Center. The American Bar Association's online law review/legal journal search engine.

Sacramento County Public Law Library. Great resource and lots of self-help guides for in pro pers (or attorneys who want to have a great checklist before starting your research!)

Federal

JUSTIA - Federal District Court Opinions & Orders .

United States Constitution.

Books

Cornell University Law Library Research Guides and Legal Research Engine.

Locating the Law: A Handbook for Non-Law Librarians by Southern California Association of Law Libraries . This book is one of five recommendations in Appendix B from the book Finding the Law (American Casebooks)Book store by Robert C. Berring and Elizabeth A. Edinger available at Amazon.com. Appendix B, “State Legal Research Guides and Bibliographies” includes a total of five books referenced under the California Heading. Locating The Law is FREE in PDF format.

Regulatory Agencies

Federal Communications Commission. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions.

Online Search Engines

Findlaw for Legal Professionals. LawCrawler - Legal Web & Databases Search

Fastcase. Included (FREE) with membership to the San Fernando Valley Bar Association.

Libraries

LA Law Library. [From their web site]: We are committed to providing the best possible resources for legal research. Established in 1891, the LA Law Library has provided information to the legal community, government officials, and the public for over 100 years. With nearly 1,000,000 books and documents, we are the second largest public law library in the United States.

The Public Library of Law. [The following is copied from their web site]: Welcome to the world's largest free law library. Searching the Web is easy. Why should searching the law be any different? That's why Fastcase has created the Public Library of Law -- to make it easy to find the law online. PLoL is the largest free law library in the world, because we assemble law available for free scattered across many different sites -- all in one place. PLoL is the best starting place to find law on the Web.

UCLA Law Library Main Page. Everything you need to know about the UCLA Law Library is here.

LSAT and CA State Bar

California State Bar Exam and Released Answers.

ThemisBar.com. Amazing online course for all 50 states I believe. I was their student rep when they started. They have really grown because they are great!

7sage.com. Don't know anything about 7sage LSAT prep but the web site looks very informative! Do your due diligence!

Blogs

Lowering The Bar. Legal Humor. Seriously. A little somthing to lighten your reading load.


Ernie The Attorney. A virtual attorney with a helpful blog. He speaks on topics such as e-Discovery and running a Paperless Office.


Marketing Your Firm

Avvo.com. Claim your profile even if you don't answer questions. I find the Q & A ups my calls at my office.

RocketLawyer.com. How does Rocket Lawyer work? Answer simple questions to create unlimited, customized legal documents. Download, print, share or e-sign your legal documents from your account. Store all your legal documents online, securely and in one place. Use our nationwide network of lawyers to review your documents, at a discount.

Scholarships, etc.

The Beverly Hills Bar Foundation Rule of Law Competition. The Beverly Hills Bar Foundation, with a history of over 50 years of scholarship support for law students in Southern California, announces its 2010-2011 Rule of Law writing competition to promote appreciation and understanding of the rule of law. Entries are due no later than March 31, 2011. Rules, topics and materials are available now on their web site. Prize: $2,500.00

E-Filing

Anderson On Civil E-Filing. The Bible for E-Filing in USDC.

MCLEs

LawLine.com. LawLine sometimes offers FREE MCLEs to tempt you to sign up. I participated and received two free hours.

Lexvid - Free Online CLE Provider , Member at State Bar of California. If you have any questions, please email Ryan Caulker at ryan.caulker@gmail.com .