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- Alternative Dispute Resolution Guide
This Guide from Hieros Gamos provides links to a number of ADR resources on
the International, Federal, State, and Local level.
Alternative Dispute Resolution:
A Resource Guide
Created by the US Department of Personnel Management, the Guide is a seven-chapter
comprehensive manual that considers the ways in which various government agencies
resolve disputes. Chapter one, organized alphabetically by agency name, examines
the dispute tactics used by these agencies. The second chapter looks at the
alternative dispute resolution practices within these agencies. Other sections
include "Shared Neutrals Program" and "Administrative Appeals
Agencies." The site also features Alternative Dispute Resolutions training
and assistance sources and Web sites, as well as an annotated bibliography.
Created by the Bancroft Library at the University of California at Berkeley,
the Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute Archives contains legal briefs, transcripts,
and motions in cases reported in the Civil Liberties Docket since 1955.
- Courthouse Direct
Provides electronic document images of Deeds, Mortgages, Releases, IRS Liens,
Assignments, and other county Real Property and Official Record filings via
the Internet. Users can obtain documents from 110 counties nationwide and obtain
addresses, telephone numbers, drive-it maps, and links to free county and statewide
databases of public records nationwide.
- CourtLink -
Need Lexis Password and ID
Available through Lexis, this service enables users to retrieve dockets and court documents electronically. Dockets
provided are the same as those you will find in Pacer, but there are many more
search options, such as the ability to search for keywords in the full-text
of a docket. Documents and dockets are included in our flat-rate contract.
- Deposition Transcripts:
Created by University of Missouri professor of law Doug Linder, this site provides
a vast collection of material regarding the most famous trials in American history.
Finding Briefs on the
A guide to resources from the law office of Robert J. Ambrogi.
Links to online inmate locators from Corrections.com.
The Judgment Fund
The Judgment Fund is available for court judgments and Justice Department compromise
settlements of actual or imminent lawsuits against the Government. The Treasury
Department's Judgment Fund Web site includes reports, news, history, FAQ, procedures
Legal Dockets Online
Legal Docket Online provides federal, state and local court case information,
along with legal news and court opinions, orders
and decisions arranged by state. Additional search options include US Appellate
Courts, Multiple Court Searches and Miscellaneous. The Multiple Court Searches
covers Federal District Court Civil Cases and Patent, Trademark and Copyright
Cases, as well as Federal Contract Law Cases and others. Miscellaneous listings
includes case information from the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and
the International Court of Justice. A separate search exists for Federal and
State Inmate information. Subscription is required.
This impressive free online legal resource, aimed at individual attorneys and
small firms, was created by Lexis Publishing. The site is composed of three
principal sections: Free Case Law, Free Forms, and Legal Internet Guide. The
first contains searchable databases of full-text state and federal decisions.
The second section offers over 1,400 free, up-to-date legal forms, organized
alphabetically by topic. The third area of the site features a large selection
of (mostly) annotated legal links, organized in a number of categories. Please
note that users must first register to access the case law and legal forms.
Founded by Tulsa trial lawyer Kent Morlan, MoreLaw provides free jury verdicts
and settlements, an expert witness directory, and other free legal information.
Jury verdicts and settlements can be searched by state, month and year, court,
judge, attorney or expert witness name. Hypertext links to the e-mail addresses
of attorneys and expert witnesses are provided.
National Center for State Courts
"Founded in 1971 by US chief justice Warren E. Burger, The National Center
for State Courts (NCSC) is a nonprofit organization that promotes justice through
leadership and service to the state courts." The National Center offers
easy access to international, federal and state Web sites.
Nonpublication.com - The Committee
for the Rule of Law
Provided by the Committee for the Rule of Law, this site serves as a resource
center for information relating to the issue of nonpublication of case law.
Public Access to Court Records
Funded by the National Center for State Courts' National Conference on Electronic
Filing and Public Access, this site serves as an information clearinghouse on
the topic of public access to court records and the data privacy issues that
arise as courts improve and expand their court information systems and increase
electronic access to court information.
Provides process server rules and contact information for states. Also offers
service tracking and forms.
State Justice Institute
"The State Justice Institute was established by Federal law in 1984 to
award grants to improve the quality of justice in the State courts, facilitate
better coordination and information sharing between State and Federal courts,
and foster innovative, efficient solutions to common problems faced by all courts."
Findlaw offers this tool for finding information about an attorney's litigation
record. Search by lawyer's name, or search and compare lawyers by a description
of their experience. Information provided includes the lawyer's name, law firm
affiliation, address, phone, fax, and practice categories. Registered users
may also display the names of the first 10 relevant cases, dockets, or judges.
Accessing the full-text requires logging in to your Westlaw account.
- US Legal Forms
Fee-based Legal Forms site.
Updated: December 2012