The following legal links may be useful to you in your legal research. These sources are not provided or endorsed by the Lynchburg Public Library and may not be current. Always verify the accuracy of any information you find before relying on it to make a legal decision.
CITY OF LYNCHBURG
VIRGINIA STATE WEBSITES
legal information, advice and representation in civil cases to low-income individuals and families in Central, Southside and Western Tidewater Virginia.– A non-profit law firm that provides
– Track the latest Virginia Legislative Session.
– A comprehensive source of regulatory information that complements and supplements the Virginia Administrative Code.
– Access to county and city codes and ordinances.
Virginia State Courts – Find information about Virginia’s Judicial System and find a court, look up case status’, request public records, search court opinions and more.
– Searchable database.
FEDERAL LEGAL WEBSITES
– Federal Laws of the United States.
– The code that regulates the various agencies of the U.S. government
– Valuable information on legislation currently active in Congress, such as bill status, sponsors, member voting records, etc.
– Official site for the Senate. Information on members and bills.
– Official site for the House of Representatives. Information on members and bills.
– Official site for the U. S. Supreme Court. Recent opinions.
– web guide to U.S. Supreme Court research created by Gail Partin, associate law librarian at Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law.
– Created by Northwestern University political science professor Jerry Goldman with finds from an NEH grant, the site includes biographies of Supreme Court justices, a case database, a virtual tour of the Supreme Court Building, and more.
– Many useful government documents such as the Federal Register and the Congressional Record.
GENERAL LEGAL WEBSITES
legal information by topic.– State and federal resources as well as
– Free research resource for state and county records
Legal topics, legal organizations, law schools and more. Be sure to take a look at their , an educational resource site dedicated to the U. S. Constitution and the U.S. Supreme Court.–
legal issues. Included are samples of legal forms and documents, such as a contract to sell an automobile, a will, or an employment agreement. Includes answers to a wide variety of commonly asked legalquestions– A free service designed to help consumers and businesses resolve their
Legal information by topic on everything from accidents to wills.–
website.– Washburn University School of Law
website, and there are links to other famous trials as well.– An educational site maintained at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School by Doug Linder, Professor of Law. Extensive research has been done on the several trials featured in the
– Learn about the cases you’ve heard mentioned in movies or heard on the news (e.g. Dred Scott, Plessy, Gideon, Roe) as well as how to analyze political cartoons.