SELECTED INTERNET SITES
OF
POTENTIAL VALUE TO JUDGES


Federal Court Related Sites:

 http://www.uscourts.gov United States Federal Judiciary (AO)
 http://www.fjc.gov Federal Judicial Center
 http://ussc.gov United States Sentencing Commission

Sites about Legal Research on the Internet:

http://www.virtualchase.com
The Virtual Chase -- [maintained by Genie Tyburski, reasearch law librarian at Philadelphia's Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll; containing workshop materials, articles, and plenty of links, this is a well-organized and useful site about performing legal research on the Web]

Gateways to Law-Related Sites:

 http://www.findlaw.com Findlaw Internet Legal Resources -- [link categories include legal subject area; professional development; laws; cases and codes; news and reference material; contains complete collection of U.S. Supreme Court cases, with links to cases cited in the opinions]
 http://www.catalaw.com Catalaw: The Internet's Grand Central Legal Station -- [the "catalog of catalogs of law on the 'net", it is an index of legal and government web sites]
 http://www.ilrg.com/ Internet Legal Resource Guide -- ["established to serve as a comprehensive resource of the information available on the Internet concerning law and the legal profession"]
 http://www.lectlaw.com/ The 'Lectric Law Library (TM) -- [tongue-in-check virtual law library for professionals and laypeople that even has a Reading Room for Judges]
 http://www.hg.org Hieros Gamos -- [sponsored by global association of 142 independent law firms; links to legal organizations, including governments worldwide, and over 200 practice areas; the "Government (U.S. Judicial)" practice area allows searches of selected databases for federal cases on the Internet]
 http://www.counsel.com Counsel Connect -- [online service for legal community; basic membership available to judges and government lawyers free of charge]
 http://www.lawlinks.com/ Internet Legal Resource Center -- [aspires to be "Internet's most comprehensive legal resource cite for both Attorneys and Consumers"]
 http://www.lawsource.com/also American Law Sources Online! -- [seeks to "provide a comprehensive, uniform, and useful compilation of links to all on-line sources of American law"]
 http://www.lawreview.org University Law Review Project -- [established by FindLaw and the Coalition of Online Journals; search law journals on the Internet; includes link to 15th edition of The Bluebook]

Law Schools:

 http://www.law.cornell.edu/ Cornell Law School's Legal Information Institute -- [considered one of the pioneering sites for legal research on Web; includes recent and historic Supreme Court cases, U.S. Code, Fed. R. Evid., Fed. R. Civ. P.; contains links to other legal-related sites]
 http://lawlib.wuacc.edu Washburn University's Washlaw Web -- [aspires to be comprehensive source of links to legal-related sites; mentioned frequently in articles on legal research on the Internet; hosts approximately 250 discussion groups]
 http://www.law.emory.edu Emory University's Law School -- [Emory's Law Links includes the Federal Courts Finder, with links to online collections of federal court decisions, and an Electronic Reference Desk; the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and Federalist Papers can be accessed from the Library page]
 http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/~llou/lawlists/info.html Lyo's Law Lists -- [provides numerous links to law-related Internet discussion groups, i.e., listservs and newsgroups]
 http://www.law.indiana.edu/law/v-lib/lawindex.html Indiana University's WWW Virtual Library: Law -- [meta index with links to legal information by organization type and topic, as well as to search tools and other legal sites]
 http://oyez.nwu.edu/ Oyez Oyez Oyez: A U.S. Supreme Court Database -- {includes digital recordings of Supreme Court proceedings accessible with Real Audio plug-in software; links to Supreme Court cases since 1891 through Findlaw Project]

Alabama State Bar and Local Bar Associations:

 http://www.alabar.org Alabama State Bar
http://www.adla.org Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
http://www.atla.net Alabama Trial Lawyers Association
http://www.birminghambar.org Birmingham Bar Association
http://www.mobilebar.com Mobile Bar Association
http://www.tuscobar.com Tuscaloosa County Bar Association

Legislative Branch:

 http://www.access.gpo.gov/su-docs GPO (Government Printing Office) Access -- [official site for dissemination of government documents - includes 1992-date Supreme Court decisions; Congressional Record; Code of Federal Regulations; Federal Register; U.S. Code; GAO Reports; GAO Comptroller General Opinions]
 http://www.loc.gov/ Library of Congress
 http://thomas.loc.gov Thomas: Legislative Information on the Internet -- [full text access to bills under consideration in Congress, searchable by bill number or keyword; links to House and Senate directories and Committee homepages; link to A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation, which will bring together online the records and acts of Congress from the Continental Congress through the Forty-second Congress]
 http://www.loc.gov/law/glin Library of Congress' Global Legal Information Network -- [GLIN is an online database of laws from more than 35 countries; also includes Guide to Law Online, with descriptions and "links only to the most useful and reliable sites for legal information available for each of the world's nations"]
 http://www.house.gov U.S. House of Representatives
 http://law.house.gov/ U.S. House of Representatives Internet Law Library
 http://www.house.gov/judiciary/ House Judiciary Committee Homepage
 http://www.senate.gov U.S. Senate
 http://www.senate.gov/committee/judiciary.html Senate Judiciary Committee Homepage
 http://www.gao.gov General Accounting Office

Executive Branch:

 http://www.whitehouse.gov The White House -- [includes links to other government agencies]
http://www.infoctr.edu/fwl/ Federal Web Locator -- [maintained by Villanova University's Center for Information Law and Policy, this site contains comprehensive links to federal government web sites]
 http://www.fedworld.gov FedWorld Information Network (Dept. of Commerce's National Technical Information Service) -- ["a comprehensive central access point for searching, locating, ordering and acquiring government and business information"]
 http://www.financenet.gov/ Finance Net -- [established by Vice President Gore's National Performance Review, it aspires to be "the Internet's home for public financial management worldwide"]

Associations & Non-profit Organizations:

 http://www.adr.org American Arbitration Association
 http://www.aallnet.org American Association of Law Libraries
 http://www.abanet.org American Bar Association
 http://www.aclu.org American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
 http://www.innsofcourt.org American Inns of Court
 http://www.ajs.org American Judicature Society
 http://www.asil.org American Society of International Law -- [International Law Springboard contains descriptions and links to some of the most useful international law resources on the Internet]
 http://www.afda.org Association of Federal Defense Attorneys
 http://www.alanet.org/ Association of Legal Administrators -- [Management Gateway provides links to a wide variety of management resources on the Internet]
 http://www.atlanet.org Association of Trial Lawyers of America
 http://www.eff.org The Electronic Frontier Foundation (civil liberties group) -- [online archive includes legislation and regulations, censorship, privacy, cryptography, and surveillance]
 http://www.fedbar.org Federal Bar Association (FBA)
 http://www.fedjudge.org Federal Magistrate Judges Association (FMJA) -- [includes Federal Courts Law Review, a new online law review published by the FMJA]
 http://www.ncsa.com/ International Computer Security Association -- [contains downloadable Managing Employee Internet Access Guide; links to computer security related sites]
http://www.ncsc.dni.us/nacm/nacm.htm National Association for Court Management
 http://www.ncsc.dni.us/ncsc.htm National Center for State Courts -- [links to state court sites; information on court technology, including Courtroom 21]
 http://www.judges.org/ The National Judicial College (Reno, NV)
 http://www.rand.org/centers/icj RAND Institute for Civil Justice
 http://www.clark.net/pub/sji/ State Justice Institute

Benefits:

 http://www.tsp.gov Thrift Savings Plan
 http://www.hcfa.gov Health Care Financing Administration (Medicare)
 http://www.ssa.gov Social Security Administration
 http://www.opm.gov Office of Personnel Management -- [includes information about FEHB, CSRS, and FERS]

General Reference Works:

 http://www.refdesk.com My Virtual Reference Desk -- ["The next best thing to knowing something is knowing where to find it;" this site takes Samuel Johnson's quote to heart, with comprehensive links to grammar and usage manuals, encyclopedias, thesauruses, and over 200 dictionaries; search for words in 215 dictionaries simultaneously using "One Look Dictionaries"]
 http://www.cs.cmu.edu/books.html The On-Line Book Page -- [Carnegie Mellon University directory providing links to over 6,000 books available free on the Internet; organized by author, title, and subject]
 http://www.columbia.edu/acis/bartleby Bartleby Library (Columbia University) -- [easy to use digital library that includes Bartlett's Familiar Quotations and Strunk's Elements of Style]
 http://www.gutenberg.net/ Project Gutenberg -- [contains accurate digital versions of over 1,100 literary works in the public domain, including the Complete Works of Shakespeare, the Bible, and Webster's Unabridged Dictionary]

News:

 http://www.c-span.org C-SPAN -- [includes week's activities in Congress; listen to live broadcasts with Real Audio plug-in software]
 http://www.cnn.com CNN Interactive
 http://www.courttv.com Court TV Law Center
 http://www.ljx.com Law Journal Extra! -- [online law-related news by the publishers of The National Law Journal; contains directory of links, including by practice area]
 http://www.npr.org National Public Radio
 http://www.pointcast.com PointCast -- [24-hour desktop news service]
 http://www.washingtonpost.com The Washington Post
 http://www.nytimes.com The New York Times on the Web

Search Engines and Finding Tools:

 http://www.altavista.digital.com Alta Vista
 http://www.lawcrawler.com Findlaw
 http://www.hotbot.com Hotbot
 http://www.infoseek.com/ Infoseek
 http://metacrawler.cs.washington.edu:80/ Metacrawler
 http://www.yahoo.com Yahoo Search Engine
 http://www.dejanews.com Usenet Discussion Groups
 http://ps.superb.net/FAQ/ FAQ Finder -- [guide to FAQs, answers to frequently asked questions about a particular subject usually created and maintained by users with a passion for the subject]

Statistical Information:

 http://www.fedstats.gov/ FedStats -- [maintained by Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy to provide easy access to the full range of statistics and information produced by the federal government]
 http://www.census.gov U.S. Bureau of the Census -- [social, demographic, and economic information]
 http://govinfo.kerr.orst.edu Government Information Sharing Project -- [administered at Oregon State University Libraries, this site was created with Dept. of Education grant to improve access to electronic government statistical information; includes federal data on population, housing, agriculture, economics, and employment]
 http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/ U.S. Dept. of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics -- [criminal justice statistics]

People Finders:

 http://www.martindale.com Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Locator
 http://www.wld.com/wldc.htm West's Legal Directory
 http://www.555-1212.com/ Directory Assistance -- [lookup telephone numbers (white and yellow pages), area code and country code information, e-mail addresses, and website locations]
 http://www.whowhere.com Whowhere?

Travel:

 http://www.mapquest.com/ Mapquest -- [maps and driving directions]
 http://www.amexpub.com/SG/info.html American Express' SkyGuide Connections -- [monthly on-line magazine's listing of toll-free numbers for major airlines, hotels, and car rental agencies]
 http://www.quickaid.com/airports QuickAid's Airport Directory -- [links to airport information on ground transportation, airport hotels, ticket counter locations, on-screen terminal maps]
 http://www.idt.net/hotels/ The Federal Discount Lodging Directory -- [provides comprehensive listing of discount government rates available at quality hotels in cities around the world]

About the Internet:

 http://www.ebig.com/ Encyclopaedia Britannica Internet Guide -- [links to Internet sites with descriptions and ratings; Computers and the Internet category includes links to useful guides about Internet basics]
 http://www.techweb.com/encyclopedia TechWeb Tech Encyclopedia -- [more than 11,000 definitions of computer terms and concepts]
 http://everythingemail.net/ Everything E-Mail

Other Interesting Sites :

 http://www.panix.com/~wlinden/calendar.shtml Today's Clock and Calendar Page -- [links to almost every conceivable type of calendar, including religious, celestial, countdown, and world holiday calendars]
 http://www.usps.gov/ncsc/ U.S. Postal Service Zip Code Lookup
 http://www.si.edu Smithsonian Institution
 http://www.fss.gsa.gov GSA Federal Supply Service -- [includes information on travel charge card program]

 

 

 

This list of law related bookmarks was created by:

Karen M. Hanchett, Office of Judges Programs
Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts
April 2, 1998

The court is grateful to Ms. Hanchett for permission to use her work.