a link from below:
Legislation and Codes
Legal News and
Municipal Codes /
Government Web Sites
Local Rules for Other
Counties located in California
This link provides access to the Local
Rules for other Counties located in California.
Click on the link above to view the local
rules available via the Internet for other Counties located in California.
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se litigant handbook
This page contains a pro se litigant handbook for
filing in federal court, but much of the information applies to any court. Many
terms are defined and there are many resources listed for obtaining
information, attorneys and other types of help. Anyone seeking to represent
themselves in a civil matter can use this handbook as a reference when
preparing supporting information and in understanding the progress of a civil
case from initiation to appeal. To view the handbook, double click on the PDF
document. Do not use the Word document, as you will be unable to open it.
Nolo Self-Help Law
Plain English Legal Center offers Nolo’s legal encyclopedia and legal dictionary. Provides
links to legal resources on the Internet and help on conducting legal research.
Law About . . . .
Cornell’s Legal Information Institute has
an extensive list of topics. Each gives an overview of the area of law and
links to important primary sources in that field.
Lawyers and Legal Resources
for legal research. Provides links to statutes, cases,
and regulations for all 50 states and some foreign countries. Offers information on a variety of legal subjects. Includes Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law.
Site contains many links although it is a
membership site, so some are not available to non- members. Includes
The Real Life Dictionary of the Law.
United States Law Guide
Library of Congress guide to U.S. law.
Gives good overview of how federal law is made and links to various sources of
Loads of links to resources (many
organization sites) relevant to a variety of law topics.
A direct link to a popular law
Dictionary and Thesaurus
Not a legal dictionary but provides a
thesaurus and is very easy to use. Might be of use to users
of public access computer.
to California Legislature from 1850 to 2005
Access to Sessions of
California Legislature from 1850 to 2005.
California Legislative Information
Access to California bills
(including legislative history materials), statutes and the current California
Angeles County Law Library, California Ballot Propositions
Lists all California propositions from 1884
to the present including a summary and whether the proposition passed or
failed. Indicates where passed propositions have been codified.
California Secretary of
State Elections Division
Secretary of State offers the ballot
pamphlets for the past six elections.
Links to all California Courts; Judicial
Counsel forms; Supreme Court opinions, Courts of Appeal opinions; information
California: Case Law
California Supreme Court and Courts
of Appeal cases from 1934 forward.
Find Legal Information in California; links
to helpful resources.
Code of Regulations
Provides access to current
regulations of California agencies. Site is
searchable by agency or keyword.
The policies and procedures used to
adjudicate wage claims, investigate discrimination and public work complaints
are all contained in this manual.
Department of Consumer Affairs
Indian Legal Services
Child Support Calculator
State website which allows people to
calculate their child support that is owed.
Siskiyou County Agency
State Web Page Agency
Official California State web page includes
a list of all California agencies with contact information.
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Full text of U.S. Constitution and
Amendments as well as a list of the signers.
THOMAS-U. S. Congress on the Internet
Provides access to federal
legislative information including the text and status of bills, some hearings
and reports and the Congressional Record.
GPO Access: Official Federal Government
Information At Your Fingertips
Provides access to federal government
information including the U.S. Code and the Code of Federal Regulations
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Court of the United States
Official U.S. Supreme Court site.
Provides docket information on the current term and the full-text of Supreme
Provided by Cornell Law School, LII offers
links to the U.S. Constitution, U.S. Code, Supreme Court opinions and
information by legal topic. Of particular note is its listing of Supreme Court
cases from 1990 to the present by issue.
Federal Judiciary Homepage: News and Information about the Federal Courts
Provides links to all federal courts. Offers information on the federal judiciary.
Official home page for the 9th
Circuit Court of Appeals. Includes a handbook for pro se litigants. Provides
access to 9th Circuit opinions.
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of Federal Regulations
Current CFR searchable by citation,
by keyword or by using the detailed table of contents.
First Gov offers contact and other
information for federal agencies.
Legal Directories Back
The State Bar of
The State Bar’s Member Records Online
database provides information on all attorneys licensed to practice in
California including disciplinary information. Also provides links to legal
resources on the Internet.
Martindale-Hubbell provides national and
international listings of attorneys. Can be searched by name,
jurisdiction, and/or specialty.
California Legal Specialists
Search for legal specialists certified by
the California State Bar and by other accrediting institutions.
Legal Forms Back
Law – Judicial Council Forms
Allows you to open a form and type
directly into it and to print it.
California Judicial Council forms. Some are
mandatory, some suggested. Printable.
California Secretary of State
Provides information for and about
California businesses including starting a business and registering trademarks.
Includes many business forms.
Los Angeles Superior Court – Forms
Local forms used for filing civil actions
in LA Superior Court. Many other courts have their local forms available on
their web site (All CA court web sites can be found at www.courts.ca.gov).
Provides huge selection of both business
and legal forms. Many are free, but some require
Includes many legal forms, including
many at no cost, for contracts, leases, will, estate planning, corporations,
living wills, trusts, and living trusts.
Forms for hundreds of Federal
agencies including the EPA, the Department of Justice, and the Treasury
Personal and Law Practice Forms – The ‘Lectric Lay Library Legal Forms Room
Large collection of legal forms broken into
two categories: Business and Legal.
for Legal Professionals
The federal forms collection
contains court forms for federal appellate, district and bankruptcy courts.
These forms are in Adobe Portable
Document Format (PDF).
Legal News and
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A national legal news publication.
The California Bar
The official journal of the
California State Bar. Offers news
articles on California law. Includes a listing of
newly disciplined attorneys including the actions which resulted in discipline.
Millions of journal articles
available for review, research and printing.
Law Review Project
Provides many links to university law
One stop shopping
for federal and state law. Probably best known law site on
Megasite which provides links to federal and state legal
information and a wide range of foreign countries.
Legal Resource Guide
An index to thousands of legal sites
on the Internet. Includes a forms archive.
Virtual Chase: Legal Research on the Internet
Started and maintained by a law librarian,
includes articles on interest to legal researchers and a number of guides on
conducting particular types of legal research on the Internet.
Offers links to state, federal and
international sites organized by several searchable topic lists.
The Legal Education network
Offers many links including a lot of
academic information for legal field.
Online legal help guides (listen online)
One of the two online legal giants, offers its resources by credit card to
Tree legal Assistance Links to Other Legal Services Organizations
One of the two giants of online
legal research. Most resources are available only
to subscribers but non-subscribers can access particular documents and pay via
State Web Page City and
The California State web page has links to
all city and county web sites, many of which include their municipal codes. A great first place to look.
Extensive collection of municipal
codes available via the Internet.
Legal Publishing Corporation
Provides municipal codes for a
number of cities in a number of states.
City of Yreka
City Municipal Codes
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Cal State University
at Hayward - CSUH Library
Southern California Association of
Offers links to internet resources and free
access to Locating the Law, SCALL’s guide on legal research for non-law
California Association of Law Libraries (NOCALL)
Offers links to internet resources.
Angles County Law Library
Excellent starting place for legal
research. Offers research guides, links to legal
research sites, and California ballot proposition information.
County Public Law Library
Offers links to legal resources and legal
County Public Law Library Home Page
Offers links to resources and services and
a number of research guides.
Francisco Law Library Home Page
Offers links to legal resources on the
Internet and legal research guides.
Courts Self-Help Center
Answers questions for self represented
litigants on a number of topics, including Free and Low-Cost Legal Help, You
Don’t Have to Sue, Going to Court, Help Finding Additional Information, Family
Law, Traffic Information, Small Claims, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, and
Alexandria Law Library
The goal of this site is to simplify
web-based legal research focusing on information of particular interest to the
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