myHq   Stanford Law School | Free Legal Research Resources: Criminal, Tort and Federal law   Home / Register for your own page! / Other public pages  
  Public Pages

Free Legal Research Resources

In the United States, there are several parallel legal systems that define the laws that apply. Local, State and Federal legislators each set forth their own definition of laws that apply to their jurisdictions. Each system has a set of lower courts where trials and hearings are conducted along with appellate court systems to hear appeals to lower court rulings.

Every legislative body has a system of creating laws in the form of statutes that apply along with administrative agencies that are responsible for specialized regulations. The rules for bringing a criminal action or lawsuit can vary between state, federal and local jurisdicstions.

Where are laws defined?

  • The U.S. Constitution defines the basic principals and rights of all citizens.
  • State constitutions, such as the California Constitution, define the rights of citizens in each state.
  • Administrative regulations are created by Federal, State or Local agencies charged by congress and State legislatures with the responsibility to regulate industries and government programs. Regulations are very similar to statutes, but they are created and published differently.
  • Case law (or "common law") is a set of past rulings or judicial decisions from appellate courts, courts of the first instance, or regulatory agency resposnible for resolving the applicable application of law. Appellate rulings clarify statutes, clarify prior decisions and redefine existing laws.

How to Use This Guide

This guide is a selected list of the best free online legal resources. If you don't have access to paid legal resources, these free resources can be a great way to start your research and educate yourself.

Also included are links to Chudnovsky Law lawyer practice area pages in English, Spanish and French that provide good examples of practical attorney information by area of law including: criminal defense, personal injury, DUI defense and criminal defense of foreign citizens.

You can find additional legal research resources at:

About the Author

Ronald C. Tyler is a Stanford Law School Professor of Law and Director of the Criminal Defense Clinic at Stanford Law School. Before joining the Stanford Law School faculty, Professor Tyler was an Assistant Federal Public Defender for 22 years in the Northern District of California. A dedicated defense attorney and nationally recognized expert, he has litigated at trial and appellate courts covering the full gamut of federal criminal cases. He teaches regularly at seminars for criminal defense attorneys, investigators and paralegals.

x Legal Reference Sites
Justia
Nolo
Federal Laws
LexiNexis
California Laws
Findlaw
Harbor Justice Center

x Accidents and Injuries

x Attorneys

x Criminal Defense
Assault & Battery Crime Defense
Sex Crimes Attorney
How to find, clear a warrant
Domestic Violence Attorney
Drug Crime Attorney
Theft Crimes Attorney
x Information by Legal Practice
TopLawyer.law/criminal-dui-defense
TopLawyer.law/la-criminal-dui-defense
TopLawyer.law/professional-license-defense
TopLawyer.law/nursing-license-defense
TopLawyer.law/medical-license-defense
TopLawyer.law/personal-injury
TopLawyer.law/dental-board-license-defense
TopLawyer.law/newport-beach-criminal-dui-defense
TopLawyer.law/criminal-immigration-lawyer

x Free Attorney Legal Guides
TopLawyer.law/best-criminal-defense
TopLawyer.law/f1-student-visa-opt-work-green-card
TopLawyer.law/20-best-ways-to-beat-a-dui
TopLawyer.law/california-dui-penalties-consequences-laws
TopLawyer.law/crimes-that-make-immigrant-deportable

x Información legal en español
TopLawyer.law/abogado-criminal
TopLawyer.law/abogado-de-dui
TopLawyer.law/delitos-dui-felonia-crimines-que-dan-lugar-a-la-deportacion
TopLawyer.law/estrategias-defensa-penal-abogado-criminal
¿Que Causa el Dolor de Cuello y Espalda Baja Despues de Accidentes Autos?
El costo real de un DUI en California
TopLawyer.law/abogados-de-accidente
TopLawyer.law/manejar-bajo-la-influencia-dui
Leyes penales de los Estados Unidos explicadas en español

x Information française
https://toplawyer.law/avocat-dommage-corporel/
https://toplawyer.law/avocat-immigration-usa/
https://toplawyer.law/avocat-penaliste/
https://toplawyer.law/avocat-accident-de-la-route/
https://toplawyer.law/avocat-alcool-au-volant/
x Interesting Articles
5 Best Commencement Speeches to Inspire You
Legal Research Process | Oxford Law
Legal Research Strategy | Harvard Law
How to do Legal Research in Law School | Lexis Nexis
New California Law requires doctors to disclose misconduct to patients | FierceH
5 Laws You Need to Know if You Have Teens | ThriveGlobal
New Laws for California Medical Professionals Starting July 1, 2019
25 Best Inspirational Quotes for Ambitious Lawyers
The Fed's Endgame in Operation Varsity Blues | American Bar Association
Legal Experts Weigh in on Mueller Report
What a Decades-Old Grand Jury Probe Just Revealed About the Mueller Report | Pol
Celebrity Mugshots

This page belongs to the user "legalresources". He/She is fully responsible for the links on this page.

[
Home | What's New | Public Pages | Tell Friends | Privacy Policy | FAQ | Help | About myHq ]
Questions?/Suggestions?/Enquiries? Contact the
v2.0
Last updated :- 10:06 09-10-2019 EST

myHq was created by eMason, also the creator of bookHq