WEB SOURCES FOR PRIMARY LEGAL RESEARCH (CASES, STATUTES, REGULATIONS) BY STATE

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LexisOne: offers limited ability to search for state cases for free, but requires registration

This website provides access to most states' administrative codes.


Alabama

Case law: only available through subscription (see here)

Statutes: http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ACASLoginMac.asp

Administrative Code: http://alabamaadministrativecode.state.al.us/alabama.html


Alaska

Case law: http://government.westlaw.com/akcases/

Statutes: http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/folio.asp

Administrative Code: http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/folioproxy.asp?url=http://wwwjnu01.legis.state.ak.us/cgi-bin/folioisa.dll/aac


American Samoa

Case law: offered by reporter
Am. Samoa: http://www.asbar.org/Cases/First-Series/cases_A.htm
Am. Samoa 2d: http://www.asbar.org/Cases/Second-Series/cases_A.htm
Am. Samoa 3d: http://www.asbar.org/Cases/Third-Series/cases_A.htm

Statutes: http://www.asbar.org/Newcode/asca.htm

Administrative Code: http://www.asbar.org/Regs/ASAC_TOC.htm


Arizona

Case law:
Ariz.: http://www.azcourts.gov/opinions/Home.aspx
Ariz. Ct. App. (Div. 1): http://azcourts.gov/coa1/DivisionOne.aspx
Ariz. Ct. App. (Div. 2): http://www.apltwo.ct.state.az.us/odsplus/recentdecisions.cfm
(Some) Lower courts: http://apps.supremecourt.az.gov/publicaccess/caselookup.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

Statutes: http://www.azleg.gov/ArizonaRevisedStatutes.asp

Administrative Code: http://www.azsos.gov/public_services/table_of_contents.htm


Arkansas

Case law:
Ark.: https://courts.arkansas.gov/opinions/sc_opinions_list.cfm (2009-Present)
Ark. Ct. App.: https://courts.arkansas.gov/opinions/coa_opinions_list.cfm (2009-Present)

Statutes: http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/arcode/Default.asp

Administrative Code: http://www.sos.arkansas.gov/rules_and_regs/index.php/rules/search/new


California

California statutes and codes can be found here:
http://www.ca.gov/about/government/state/lawsandregs.html

California case laws can be found here:

http://www.lexisnexis.com/clients/CACourts/

CA State statutes- http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/calaw.html
CA Municipal Code- http://www.municode.com/Library/CA


Colorado

Case law:
Colo: http://www.cobar.org/opinions/index.cfm?courtid=2
Colo. App.: http://www.cobar.org/opinions/index.cfm?courtid=1

Statutes: http://www.michie.com/colorado/lpext.dll?f=templates&fn=main-h.htm&cp=

Administrative Code: http://www.sos.state.co.us/CCR/Welcome.do


Connecticut

Case Law:
Conn.: http://www.jud.ct.gov/external/supapp/archiveAROsup.htm
Conn. App. Ct.: http://www.jud.ct.gov/external/supapp/archiveAROap.htm

Statutes: http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/menu/statutes.asp

Administrative Code: not available online (see here)


Delaware

Case Law: http://courtconnect.courts.delaware.gov/public/ck_public_qry_main.cp_main_idx (civil cases only)

Statutes: http://delcode.delaware.gov/

Administrative Code: http://regulations.delaware.gov/AdminCode/


District of Columbia

Case Law: http://www.dcappeals.gov/dccourts/appeals/opinions_mojs.jsp

Statutes: http://government.westlaw.com/linkedslice/default.asp?SP=DCC-1000

Municipal Regulations: http://www.dcregs.dc.gov/


Florida

Case Law:
Fla.: http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/decisions/index.shtml
Fla. Dist. Ct. App.: 1st District; 2nd District; 3rd District; 4th District; 5th District

Statutes: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/

Administrative Code: https://www.flrules.org/


Georgia

Case law:
Ga.: http://www.gasupreme.us/sc-op/forthcoming.php
Ga. Ct. App.: available on LexisOne

Statutes: http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/gacode/

Administrative Code: http://rules.sos.state.ga.us/cgi-bin/page.cgi?d=1


Guam

Case law: http://www.justice.gov.gu/Opinions/opinions.html

Statutes: http://www.justice.gov.gu/CompilerofLaws/GCA/title8.html


Hawaii

Constitution: http://hawaii.gov/lrb/con/

Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS):

Administrative Rules:

Court:

Idaho

Case law: http://www.isc.idaho.gov/opinions/

Statutes: http://legislature.idaho.gov/idstat/TOC/IDStatutesTOC.htm

Administrative code: http://adminrules.idaho.gov/rules/current/index.html


Illinois

Case law:
Ill. recent cases: http://www.state.il.us/court/Opinions/recent_supreme.asp
Ill. App. Ct. recent cases: http://www.state.il.us/court/Opinions/recent_appellate.asp
Archive: http://www.state.il.us/court/Opinions/archive.asp

Statutes: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs.asp

Administrative code: http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/titles.html


Indiana

Case law: http://www.in.gov/judiciary/2730.htm

Statutes: http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic/code/

Administrative code: http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/


Iowa

Case law:
Iowa: http://www.iowacourts.gov/Supreme_Court/Opinions/
Iowa Ct. App.: http://www.iowacourts.gov/Court_of_Appeals/Opinions/

Statutes: http://www2.legis.state.ia.us/IowaLaw.html

Administrative code: http://www.legis.state.ia.us/IAC.html


Kansas

Case law:
Kan.: http://www.kscourts.org/Cases-and-Opinions/Case-Name-List/Supreme-Court/default.asp
Kan. Ct. App.: http://www.kscourts.org/cases-and-opinions/case-name-list/court-of-appeals/default.asp

Statutes: http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2011_12/statute/

Administrative code: http://www.kssos.org/Pubs/pubs_kar.aspx


Kentucky

Case law: http://apps.courts.ky.gov/supreme/sc_opinions.shtm

Statutes: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/krs/titles.htm

Administrative code: http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/kar/frntpage.htm


Louisiana

Case law: http://www.lasc.org/opinion_search.asp

Statutes: http://www.legis.state.la.us/lss/search.htm

Administrative code: http://doa.louisiana.gov/osr/lac/lac.htm


Maine

Case law: http://www.courts.state.me.us/opinions_orders/index.shtml

Statutes: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/statutes/

Administrative code: http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/rules.html


Maryland

Case law:
Md. (published): http://www.courts.state.md.us/opinions.html
Md. (unpublished): http://www.courts.state.md.us/unreported_opinions/index.html

Statutes: http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/mdcode/

Administrative code: http://www.dsd.state.md.us/comar/


Massachusetts

Statutes (known as General Laws):
http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/Search

Regulations:
http://lawlib.state.ma.us/source/mass/cmr/index.html

Caselaw:
http://lawlib.state.ma.us/source/mass/cases/index.html



Michigan

Case law: http://coa.courts.mi.gov/resources/opinionssc.htm

Statutes: http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(kpkbugywoo5qyc55ba1mc455))/mileg.aspx?page=MCLBasicSearch

Administrative code: http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-35738_5698---,00.html


Minnesota

Cases
http://www.mncourts.gov/?page=3547

Statutes
https://www.revisor.mn.gov/pubs/

Regulations
https://www.revisor.mn.gov/rules/


Mississippi

Case law: http://courts.ms.gov/search/searchoptions_decisions.html

Statutes: http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/mscode/

Regulations: http://www.sos.state.ms.us/busserv/adminprocs/Default.asp


Missouri

Case law: http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=12086&dist=Opinions

Statutes: http://www.moga.mo.gov/homestatsearch.asp

Regulations: http://www.sos.mo.gov/adrules/csr/csr.asp


Montana

Cases: http://searchcourts.mt.gov/

Statutes: http://data.opi.mt.gov/bills/mca_toc/index.htm

Regulations: http://www.mtrules.org/


Nebraska

Case law: http://court.nol.org/opinions/index.shtml (recent opinions only)

Statutes: http://nebraskalegislature.gov/laws/browse-statutes.php

Administrative code: http://www.sos.ne.gov/rules-and-regs/regsearch/index.html


Nevada

http://www.justice.gov/usao/nv/links/FEDlinks.html

Case law:
Advance opinions of Nev.: http://www.nevadajudiciary.us/index.php/advancedopinions
Preliminary pages of the Nevada Reports: http://www.nevadajudiciary.us/index.php/nevada-reports

Statutes and administrative code: http://www.leg.state.nv.us/law1.cfm


New Hampshire

Case law: http://www.courts.state.nh.us/supreme/opinions/index.htm

Statutes: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/indexes/default.html

Administrative code: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rules/default.htm

This is an excellent resource for both state and federal sources related to New Hampshire.


New Jersey

Case law: http://lawlibrary.rutgers.edu/new-jersey-courts-search-page

Statutes: http://lis.njleg.state.nj.us/cgi-bin/om_isapi.dll?clientID=322795&depth=2&expandheadings=off&headingswithhits=on&infobase=statutes.nfo&softpage=TOC_Frame_Pg42

Administrative code: http://www.michie.com/newjersey/lpext.dll?f=templates&fn=main-h.htm&cp=


New Mexico

Case law: http://www2.nmcourts.gov/caselookup/app

Statutes: http://www.conwaygreene.com/nmsu/lpext.dll?f=templates&fn=main-h.htm&2.0

Administrative code: http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/nmac/


New York

http://www.courts.state.ny.us/reporter/research.htm
CASES
New York Court of Appeals decisions: http://www.nycourts.gov/ctapps/decisions.htm
Lower New York courts: http://www.nycourts.gov/decisions/index.shtml
STATUTES
http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/menuf.cgi
REGULATIONS
http://www.dos.state.ny.us/info/nycrr.html

North Carolina

http://appellate.nccourts.org/opinions/ cases
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/statutes/Statutes.asp code
http://reports.oah.state.nc.us/ncac.asp regulations



North Dakota

Case law: http://www.ndcourts.gov/Search/Opinions.asp

Statutes: http://www.legis.nd.gov/information/statutes/cent-code.html

Administrative code: http://www.legis.nd.gov/information/rules/admincode.html


Northern Marianas Islands

Case law: http://www.cnmilaw.org/court_opinions.htm


Ohio

Case law: http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/ROD/docs/

Statutes: http://codes.ohio.gov/orc

Administrative code: http://codes.ohio.gov/oac


Oklahoma

Cases and statutes can be found here.

The Oklahoma Administrative Code and Registers can be found here.


Oregon

Case law: http://www.publications.ojd.state.or.us/Publications/

Statutes: http://www.leg.state.or.us/ors/

Administrative code: http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/rules/access/index.html


Pennsylvania

"Consolidated" Statutes

http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/li/public/cons_index.cfm

"Unconsolidated" Statutes

http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/li/Public/ucons_index.cfm

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes (Unofficial)

http://government.westlaw.com/linkedslice/default.asp?SP=pac-1000
(See the explanation for PA’s screwy statutory codification at http://www.law.pitt.edu/library/paresearchstatutory )

Pennsylvania Code (this is PA's regulatory code, not the statutory code, and the title confuses many people)

http://www.pacode.com/

Cases--No Concise Repository--More Recent APPELLATE Cases Available via the Unified Judicial System

See
http://www.courts.state.pa.us/Opinions/Default.htm


Puerto Rico

Case law: http://www.ramajudicial.pr/opiniones/index.html (in Spanish)

Statutes: http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/lawsofpuertorico/


Rhode Island

Case law: http://www.courts.ri.gov/Courts/SupremeCourt/Pages/Opinions%20and%20Orders.aspx

Statutes: http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/statutes/

Administrative code: http://sos.ri.gov/rules/


South Carolina

Case law: http://www.judicial.state.sc.us/opinions/searchOpinion.cfm

Statutes: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/statmast.php

Administrative code: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/coderegs/statmast.php


South Dakota

Case law: http://www.sdjudicial.com/sc/scopinions.aspx

Statutes: http://legis.state.sd.us/statutes/index.aspx

Administrative code: http://legis.state.sd.us/rules/index.aspx


Tennessee

Case law:
Tenn.: http://www.tsc.state.tn.us/courts/supreme-court/opinions
Tenn. Ct. App.: http://www.tsc.state.tn.us/courts/court-appeals/opinions
Tenn. Crim. App.: http://www.tsc.state.tn.us/courts/court-criminal-appeals/opinions

Statutes: http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/tncode/

Administrative code: http://www.tn.gov/sos/rules/


Texas

Case law:
Tex.: http://www.supreme.courts.state.tx.us/opinions/opinionsearch.asp
Tex. Crim. App.: http://www.cca.courts.state.tx.us/opinions/opinionsearch.asp
Tex. App.: Div. 1; Div. 2; Div. 3; Div. 4; Div. 5; Div. 6; Div. 7; Div. 8; Div. 9; Div. 10; Div. 11; Div. 12; Div. 13; Div. 14

Statutes: http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/

Administrative code: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/tac/


Utah

Case Law: http://www.utcourts.gov/opinions/

Statutes: Utah Code and Constitution: http://le.utah.gov/Documents/code_const.htm

Regulations: Utah Administrative Code: http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/code.htm


Vermont

Case law: http://libraries.vermont.gov/law/supct

Statutes: http://www.leg.state.vt.us/statutesmain.cfm

Administrative code: http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/codeofvtrules/


Virginia

The Code of Virginia can be found at:
http://leg1.state.va.us/000/src.htm

The Virginia Administrative code can be found at:
http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?000+men+SRR

Opinions for the Supreme Court of Virginia and for the Court of Appeals of Virginia can be found at:
http://www.courts.state.va.us/search/textopinions.html


Virgin Islands

Case law: http://www.visupremecourt.org/Opinions/

Statutes: http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/vicode/


Washington

Case law:
Slip opinions for appellate courts: http://www.courts.wa.gov/opinions/
Published opinions: http://www.mrsc.org/wa/courts/index_dtsearch.html

Statutes and Administrative Code: http://www.mrsc.org/wa/rcwwac/index_dtsearch.html


West Virginia

Caselaw (the only court that publishes opinions in WV is the Supreme Court):
http://www.courtswv.gov/supreme-court/opinion-information.html

West Virginia Code:
http://www.legis.state.wv.us/WVCODE/Code.cfm

Code of State Regulations:
http://www.sos.wv.gov/administrative-law/Pages/Rules.aspx


Wisconsin

Case law: http://wicourts.gov/casesearch.htm

Statutes: http://legis.wisconsin.gov/rsb/stats.html

Administrative Code: http://legis.wisconsin.gov/rsb/code.htm


Wyoming

Case law:
Wyo.: http://wyom.state.wy.us/applications/oscn/index.asp?ftdb=STWY&level=1

Statutes: http://legisweb.state.wy.us/titles/statutes.htm

Administrative Code: http://soswy.state.wy.us/Rules/default.aspx


Ontario - Canada

Legislation (official version): http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/navigation?file=home
Cases & Legislation (unofficial): http://www.canlii.org/en/on


England and Wales
statutes etc at http://legislation.gov.uk
cases at : http://judiciary.gov.uk ; http://www.supremecourt.gov.uk
both cases and statutes at http://www.bailii.org