Law Reference Library

NOTICE: This library provides legal reference material only and does not provide legal advice.  We do not  validate the content of these pages, accept no liability for your use of the information. Use of the information is at the sole risk of the user.

It would be very convenient if all state and federal codes, statutes, and case law were available on the World Wide Web. This would give lay people easy access to the laws that they must follow and it would allow attorneys to do legal research without having to leave their office to go to a law library, or pay for expensive collections of casebooks.

Unfortunately, economic realities dictate that we may never see all of the substantive law of all the states on the Web. Several states receive quite a bit of income by selling the exclusive rights to publish that state’s case law. In addition, it is quite expensive to publish and maintain a web site, and money for such a project is not available in all states. Case law on the Web ideally would include decisions from at least the last 30 years, a sophisticated search engine for locating relevant law, case summaries, head notes, etc. Providing all of these on a Web site would be very expensive.

Given the above, it is impressive how much substantive law is already available on the Web. Every state now has a Web site with some substantive law posted. Unfortunately the quality, accessibility, and completeness vary considerably from state to state. Rarely will you see more than the last few years of a state’s supreme court opinions on the Web. Often the opinions that you find will only be summaries. You will almost never see head notes included. And though many sites allow you to search for a case by name, they often don’t provide an index so that you can determine which cases are available.

Below are links to several substantive law resources.  This website would very much appreciate information as to other such resources that are not included here. The assistance of visitors to this site to help upgrade this library with more comprehensive material is appreciated.  Please contact us if a link on this site is no longer functioning properly or requires editing.


State Law
Additional Sources for State Law
Municipal Codes
Federal Law
U.S. Court of Appeals
Law by Topic
Family Law
Federal Criminal Law
Intellectual Property
Canadian Law
International Law



Alabama Supreme Court and Courts of Civil and Criminal Appeals
(Register here first )

Alabama Divorce Law


Alaska Supreme Court since 1991

Alaska Supreme Court (recent)

Alaska Court of Appeals, since1991

Alaska Court of Appeals (recent slip)

Alaska Court of Appeals (recent memoranda)


Arizona Court of Appeals, Division Two, last 30 days

Arizona Real Estate Law (once there, choose “resources”)


California Supreme Court decisions in MS Word & PDF format

California opinions (subscription only)

California opinions (Findlaw)

California codes

Calif. Code Gopher

California statutes

California (Fully searchable case law and code database from 1934 to present. Also, daily opinion service and a searchable database for Supreme Court cases. Free trial. Subscription.)

Cal Penal Code – FTP

Calif. Three Strikes

Calif. Expunging Police and Court Records


Colorado Supreme Court

Colorado Court of Appleals

Colorado Statutes (Subscription)

Colorado Statutes (no registration required)

Colorado Statutes with Annotations (Gopher)

Connecticut Statues

Connecticut Statues (FindLaw)

Delaware “coming soon”


Florida Alternate Site

Florida Statutes and Constitution

Florida World Wide Web Legal Research Collection

Georgia Unannotated Code

Official Code of Georgia




Idaho Code and current legislation

Idaho Supreme Court, last 60 days

Idaho Court of Appeals, last 60 days


Illinois Supreme Court and Appellate Court

Illinois Recent State Court Opinions

Illinois Supreme Court Opinions – coming soon


Indiana Constitution and Statutes

Iowa Code (searchable by keyword or section)

Iowa Supreme Court

Iowa Supreme Court “coming soon”

Iowa Court of Appeals

Iowa Ag opinions

Iowa Civil Rights Statute and Rules

Iowa Ethics Opinions

Kansas Statutes (Subscription only)


Kentucky Revised Statutes; requires Adobe Reader to read the files, available free through a link on the site.

Kentucky Revised Statutes2

Kentucky Law and Constitution


Louisiana Supreme Court

Maine Supreme Judicial Court – Follow the directions to “Law Court Opinions.”

Maine Supreme Court

Maine 1996 opinions


Maryland Court of Appeals and Court of Special Appeals opinions since 1992


Massachusetts Supreme Court and Appeals Court – Recent

Massachusetts Supreme Court since 1937 and Appeals Court since 1972 (membership required)


Michigan Statutes and Legislation

Michigan Quick Index to State Laws

Michigan Supreme Court

Michigan Court Decisions by Law Journal Extra

Michigan Court of Appeals Decisions

Minnesota Supreme Court

Minnesota Court of Appeals

Minnesota Court of Appeals Opinions from Finance and Commerce Appellate Courts Edition

Minnesota Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Tax Court, Office of Administrative Hearings, Workers’ Compensation Court, and Attorney General

Minnesota Statutory Law

Minnesota State Law Library

Mississippi Code


Mississippi 2

Mississippi Supreme Court (Frames)

Mississippi Supreme Court (No Frames)


Montana Supreme Court Opinions

Montana Supreme Court (recent)

Montana Code

Nebraska statutes

Nebraska Supreme Court and Ct of Appeals

Nevada Revised Statutes and Nevada Administrative Code

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Supreme Court

New Jersey (Rutgers)

New Jersey (NJLawNet)

New Mexico Codes (password req., but free)

New Mexico

New Mexico statutes (Registration is required, but there is no fee.)

New York statutes

New York statutes (gopher)

New York

New York Ct. of Appeals
New York Court of Appeals synopses of decisions sent by e-mail.
To subscribe, send a message to:
In the body of the message put this exactly, substituting your name for “your name”:

subscribe liibulletin?ny Your Name

North Carolina Court of Appeals

North Carolina Court of Appeals (recent)

North Carolina Supreme Court

North Carolina Supreme Court (recent)

North Carolina Keyword Searching for Supreme Court Opinions (Gopher)

North Carolina Keyword Searching for Supreme Court Advance Sheets (Gopher)

North Carolina Supreme Court Opinions by Date (Gopher)

North Dakota


Ohio Supreme Court

Ohio FTP Site

Ohio’s Revised Code

Oklahoma’s Constitution, Statutes, Decisions and other resouces (Searchable)

Oklahoma Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and Court of Criminal Appeals

Oklahoma Supreme Court

Oklahoma Opinions

Oklahoma Selected Opinions

Oklahoma Sup., Crm App. and Appeals

Oklahoma Bar Association Recent Ct Opinions

Oklahoma Criminal Appeals

Oklahoma statutes and constitution


Oregon slip opinions

Oregon Supreme Court opinions (recent) Summaries of Supreme Court and Court of Appeals opinions are available via e-mail by registering at this site.

Pennsylvania Statutes

Pennsylvania 1

Pennsylvania 2

Pennsylvania 3

Pennsylvania Supreme Court opinions, since November 1996

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota




Tennessee rules of criminal procedure

Tennessee rules of evidence

Tennessee criminal law

Texas Statutes and Codes

Texas constitution and statutes

Texas legal research sites


Texas Court of Criminal Appeals



Utah Statutes






Virginia statutes

Code of Virginia and the Virginia Administrative Code


Washington Recent Opinions

Washington Codes

West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals

West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals2

West Virginia by subscription only


Wisconsin Supreme Court Opinions

Wisconsin Court of Appeals Decisions

Wisconsin Statutes



Verdicts and Settlements Database


U.S. State and Territorial Laws
(Contains state laws and materials that may not appear on each state’s Web site above.)

Laws of All Jurisdictions (States) (Arranged by Subject)

LOIS (subscription)

Lawyers Legal Research (subscripton)

WestDoc (subscription)

Advantage for the Web – Lexis (subscription)


Municipal Codes for many cities in the U.S.
Municipal Code Corporation


U.S. Court of Appeals

Federal District Court decisions (Subscription: $49 for software and $75/hour for searching)

U.S. Federal laws (arranged by agency)

U.S. Federal laws (arranged by original published source)

Meta-Index for U.S. Legal Research (searchable legal indexes including Federal Judicial Opinions, Legislation, and Federal Regulations)


Federal Rules of Evidence

Uniform Rules of Evidence

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

Rules of Professional Conduct Regarding Lawyers

Code of Federal Regulations

Administrative Procedures Act (Federal)


Advertising Law

Banking Law

Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)

Text of the U.S. Constitution

Cyberspace Law-The Law and the Web

Cyberspace Law Center

Elder Law

Entertainment Media Law

Environmental Law

FCC Recent Court Opinions

Federal Securities Act of 1933 – 33 U.S.C.

Federal Securities Exchange Act of 1934 – 34 U.S.C.

Immigration Law

Immigration Resources

Indigenous Peoples Law and Legal Issues

Lemon Law USA

Personal Injury Law

SEC Rules




Family Law

Federal Criminal Law

Intellectual Property