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Legislation

Federal
GovInfo  https://www.govinfo.gov
United States Code   https://uscode.house.gov
Congress.gov  https://www.congress.gov

Florida
Online Sunshine  http://www.leg.state.fl.us

Regulations

Federal
GovInfo  https://www.govinfo.gov
eCFR   https://www.ecfr.gov
USA.gov (to locate agencies--federal & state)  https://www.usa.gov

Florida
Florida Administrative Register & Florida Administrative Code  https://www.flrules.org

Other States' Laws

Justia  https://www.justia.com
Legal Information Institute    http://www.law.cornell.edu
American Law Sources Online     http://www.lawsource.com/also
FindLaw    http://caselaw.findlaw.com

Courts/Caselaw

Federal
U.S. Supreme Court    https://www.supremecourt.gov  

Federal Court Finder      http://www.uscourts.gov/court_locator.aspx
United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit  ca11.uscourts.gov

Florida District & Bankruptcy Courts  (opinions/orders archives vary)

Florida
Florida Supreme Court    http://www.floridasupremecourt.org   (opinions back to 1999)
Florida Judiciary    http://www.flcourts.org
5th District Court of Appeals   http://www.5dca.org   
9th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida    http://www.ninthcircuit.org

Other Free Caselaw
Justia  http://law.justia.com

  • PDFs, also some text with hyperlinked cites
  • Coverage:
    • U.S. Supreme Court: since 1759  (oldest cases in U.S. Reports were from various Pennsylvania courts)
    • U.S. Courts of Appeals:  since 1949
    • U.S. District Courts:  consistently since 2005, but some go back further
    • States: varies widely

FindLaw   http://caselaw.findlaw.com

  • Coverage:
    • U.S. Supreme Court: since 1893 
    • U.S. Courts of Appeals:  since 1995
    • States: since 1997

Google Scholar   http://scholar.google.com

  • hyperlinked cites
  • Coverage:
    • U.S. Supreme Court: since 1791  
    • U.S. Courts of Appeals:  since 1923
    • U.S. District Courts:  since 1923
    • States: since 1950

Court Rules/Ethics Rules/Forms

Florida Rules  http://www.floridabar.org 
ABA Center for Professional Responsibility http://www.americanbar.org/groups/professional_responsibility/resources/links_of_interest.html
Rocket Lawyer  https://www.rocketlawyer.com/legal-documents-forms.rl


Other Interesting Case/Court Related Resources

Oyez   http://www.oyez.org (U.S. Supreme Court oral argument audio) 
Gavel to Gavel  http://wfsu.org/gavel2gavel (Florida Supreme Court oral argument video)
Briefs:

Public Records Search Systems  https://publicrecords.searchsystems.net  

Less Expensive Subscription Services

FastCase  ($$, but free for Barry students and Florida Bar Association members)   http://www.fastcase.com   Barry students should use the link from the Law Library Databases page at http://eguides.barry.edu/LawLibraryDatabases
VersusLaw   ($$, but free for law students—see VersusLaw website for details)   http://www.versuslaw.com
 

Other Subscription Services

Bloomberg Law  https://bloomberglaw.com

Hein Online   Barry students should use the link from the Law Library Databases page at http://eguides.barry.edu/LawLibraryDatabases

ProQuest   Barry students should use the link from the Law Library Databases page at http://eguides.barry.edu/LawLibraryDatabases

Barry Research Databases

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