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Internet Resources for Paralegals and Legal Assistants

 

Legal Resources
Business Resources
General Search Resources

 

 

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http://forms.findlaw.com/

    Over 8000 state and federal forms in .pdf format (very few for Vermont courts), sample agreements and generic forms by subject.

http://www.findlaw.com/01topics/index.htm

    Subject tree for broad range of legal information.   Requires a lot of navigation, but provides a search capability for Vermont Supreme Court cases by title or docket.

http://www.law.cornell.edu/

    Cornell's award-winning Legal Information Institute site; user-friendly and extensive links by subject.  Also links to listservs, email notification and news services.

http://www.lawresearch.com/v2/csverg.htm

    Lawresearch.com's Vermont law and government page.   Handy list of links to state government and two links to the University of Vermont.

http://freeadvice.com/

    Subject tree, partially key-driven.  You get what you pay for; use with care.

http://www.virtualchase.com/

    This site focuses on the intellectual processes behind legal research, from a librarian's perspective (the amazing Genie Tyburski).   Meta-information - information about information.

http://lawschools.findlaw.com/journals/

        Full-text search, journal list by topic and law school (listed geographically).

http://www.lawsource.com/also/usa.cgi?usj

        Extensive alphabetical journal list, with online text availability indicated by a bullet.

http://www.catalaw.com/extra/Literature_Periodicals.shtml

        List of lists, including foreign law reviews and legal news.

http://www.washlaw.edu/lawjournal.html

        Law review list including foreign and obscure titles, and legal newspapers.

http://www.thelawengine.com/

    Extensive law portal.

   

 

business.gif (5193 bytes) Business Resources

http://smallbiz.findlaw.com/

    Links to information on business formation (business plans, buying / franchising, legal structures), finance (accounting, bankruptcy, funding, taxes), legal (contracts, environment, intellectual property, Internet, lawyers and courts, permits / licenses, injuries and torts), employment (discrimination, hiring process, firing/ termination, workplace safety), operations (credit / collections, equipment, insurance, sales and marketing).

http://www.sec.gov/cgi-bin/srch-edgar

    This site will allow you to retrieve publicly available filings submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission from January 1994 to the present. Non-electronic filings, and filings made prior to 1994, are not available.

http://www.searchsystems.net/

    Over 1500 searchable public records databases, by State.  Includes corporate, trademark, unclaimed property, professional registries, UCC filings, vital records, etc. (varies by State).

 

 

general.JPG (9616 bytes) General/Misc. Search Resources

http://www.hotbot.com

    Excellent search engine with exact phrase and Boolean capability, as well as subject trees.

http://www.profusion.com

     You choose which search engines you want to use.  Supports Boolean searching and has a "check links" feature (default is no).  "Search Channel" utility focuses search engine list.

http://info.med.yale.edu/caim/manual/contents.html

    Web design assistance.

 


Non-legal Resources for Paralegals

Here is my main page, and here is my law page.