Internet research guides designed to assist practitioners, self-represented litigants, the judiciary, government officials and members of the public in locating and accessing quality, free web-based legal resources.
State and Federal Law
Local Government Resources
Locate important Cook County and Chicago government resources. Other municipal codes and collar county information available online.
Illinois State Legal Resources
Links to Illinois Compiled Statutes, Illinois Supreme Court and Appellate Court cases, and Illinois regulations. Find information on constructing an Illinois legislative history online using the General Assembly site.
State and Territorial Statutes and Constitutions
Links to state statutes and codes and the constitutions of the fifty states plus the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam and the Virgin Islands.
Federal Judicial Resources
Links to United States Supreme Court decisions, federal court of appeals, district courts and bankruptcy courts, including the Seventh circuit and Northern District court. Find court rules, Manual for Complex Litigation Third, Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence.
This guide provides links and information to resources from Cook County, the State of Illinois, and the federal government on veterans’ issues, including benefits and other services.
Legal information is available on many topics. Plain-English guides, handbooks, reference manuals, and brochures. Useful information for the lawyer and non-lawyer. Topics include adoption, automobiles, bankruptcy, business law, consumer, copyright, courts & procedure, criminal law, disability law, discrimination law, domestic violence, education law, employment law, family law, finding an attorney & legal fees, franchises, health law, home repair, housing, ID theft, landlord-tenant, legal encyclopedias, legal research techniques, legal service providers, military personnel, minors, moving, online legal guides, predatory lending, personal injury, privacy, real estate, senior citizens, telephone, traffic court, travel law, wills and estates, and issues affecting women and many more.
Family Law Resources
A guide for finding statutes, cases and relevant administrative agencies on Illinois family law. Guides on family law, divorce, self-help guides, state law compilations, child support and international family law resources.
Links for court rules, expert witnesses, forms, evidence sources, jury instructions, jury verdicts and publications.
Taxation and Revenue Resources
Federal tax resources, tax information from all fifty states and selected international and foreign tax resources.
Links for the bankruptcy code, rules and forms, bankruptcy courts nationwide, bankruptcy sites including international bankruptcy/insolvency resources.
Reference resources including citation manuals, law reviews and journals, dictionaries, encyclopedias, quotations, acronyms, library catalogs, telephone directories, uniform laws, attorney locators, embassies, maps, health-related information, public records, statistics, and internet search engines.
Where to find legal news, legal technology updates and general news sources online.
Foreign & International Law
Treaties and Conventions
Multilateral treaty collections, regional collections, US treaties, topical collections, and information on conducting treaty research.
Convention for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)
Research guides and text of CISG convention.