Law & Legal Websites

Federal Resources

FedLaw  This site has US codes and regulations as well as legislation.  Use their "Topical and Title Index" to get an extensive A-Z listing of every topic and law they cover.

MetaIndex for U.S. Legal Research: This site includes search engines for all the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal, the U.S. Code, and the U.S. Supreme Court, and it contains links to many other legal research sites.

GPO Access: As the official site of the Government Printing Office, users may search the Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations, United States Code, Congressional Record, congressional bills, economic indicators, and much more. U.S. Code of Laws: This site provides an online version of the United States Code of Laws arranged by Title.  Users may also search by subject.

FDsys: FDsys provides free online access to official Federal Government publications. Through FDsys, you are able to search for, browse and access metadata about documents and publications as well as download documents in multiple renditions or file formats.


 Legal Information Institute-Cornell Law School: Sponsored by Cornell University's Legal Information Institute, this site allows users to search every U.S. Supreme Court decision published since 1990. Also, it provides access to the complete Uniform Commercial Code and websites for each of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

South Carolina State & Local Resources

State of South Carolina: This is the official website for the state of South Carolina. South Carolina Association of Counties:  This is the primary internet resource for information about South Carolina's counties and issues affecting county government.
Municipal Code Corporation:  This site provides a listing of county and city codes for each state. SC Code of Laws: This site provides an online version of the South Carolina Code of Laws Laws arranged by Title.  Users may also search by subject.
LawHelp: South Carolina's Guide to Free Legal Resources : Provided by SC Legal Services.

SC Court of Appeals: This site offers a list of judges, roster of cases, information about the clerk's office, and more.

SC Bar Public Resources: The South Carolina Bar offers a number of services to the general public.  This web site outlines those services, including an FAQ section.  Look for the heading For the Public on the lower left of page. SC Judicial Department: This site provides forms, court rules, information about the SC Bar Association, statistics, trends, and more. The Self-Represented Litigant Simple Divorce Packet can be found here.
South Carolina Children's Law Center : The Children's Law Center is a program of the USC School of Law.  It is a resource center for South Carolina professionals who are involved in child maltreatment or juvenile justice court proceedings.  South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice:  This site provides information about the Department of Juvenile Justice as well as information for parents, victims, and the community.
SC Supreme Court: This site offers information on appellate and original jurisdiction, rule making and administration of the court, roster of cases, and information on judges, disciplinary counsel and clerk information. South Carolina Commission on Indigent Defense:  This site provides information on seeking legal representation for indigent defendants in South Carolina.
South Carolina Legal Services: South Carolina Legal Services (SCLS) provides free legal services in a wide variety of civil (non-criminal) legal matters to eligible low income residents of South Carolina.  Spartanburg County Government:  Includes links to local government offices, county officials, public index, and businesses.
South Carolina Victim Assistance NetworkSCVAN advocates for all crime victims and those who serve them to ensure they have the help and resources they need. SC Centers for Equal Justice:  The South Carolina Centers for Equal Justice (SCCEJ) provides free legal services for civil (non-criminal) legal matters to low income residents of South Carolina.

Legal Topics

American Bar Association: The American Bar Association’s homepage gives links to many legal research resources, both within and outside the association.

Nolo "puts the law in plain English".  Browse by topic, such as Employment Law, Wills & Estate Planning, Criminal Law, Landlords & Tenants, Neighbors & Pets, and Divorce & Child Custody.


The Law Engine:  This Internet directory provides access to many different resources. 

Hieros Gamos:  This is a very comprehensive legal and government website.  It contains links to thousands of legal related sites.

Findlaw:  This website puts a wealth of legal information in basic language for the general public.  Search by state laws or by topics such as Family Issues, Cars & Tickets, Personal Injury, Real Estate, and more.  This source can also be used to find a lawyer in your area.


Other Resources

Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory: The online Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory allows users to search for lawyers by personal name, firm or employer name, firm size, geographic location, and practice area. Famous Trials:  Maintained by the University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School, this web site presents a listing of famous trials from history.  Each trial has images, witness testimonies, appellate decisions, transcripts, biographies of trial participants, and many other aspects from the trial.


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this page last revised on:  09/19/2011