A valuable guide to researching Case Law, created by Skokie Public Library reference librarian Steven Jablonski, is available. Other resources include links to Illinois legislation and law via the Illinois General Assembly website, and links to federal law and regulations, the United States Code, and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) via the Cornell Law School's Legal Information Institute.
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This collection of consumer law information covers topics such as family, home, finances, and jobs. A "Find-a-Lawyer" resource is also available.
This site provides a uniform compilation of links to free online sources of law for the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
Learn how to research case law with this overview written by Skokie Public Library Reference Librarian Steven Jablonski.
Browse this directory of divorce resources to find links to information on divorce and family law. A State-by-State Resource Center includes links to professional services, resources, and lawyers throughout the United States.
This Web index is useful for finding legal information about law schools, legal organizations, consultants and experts, directories, legal news, and more.
This consumer-friendly legal site contains information and resources on legal topics of concern to the general public such as personal injury, divorce, real estate, money and finance, employment law, and more.
Prepared by the United States Law Library of Congress Public Services Division, this site is an annotated guide to information on government and law at the international, national, state, and local levels..
This collection of links to county, city, state, United States, international law includes state, federal and international case law. The site also contains a directory to courts around the world.
The Legal section of Lexis/Nexis provides access to Federal and State cases and codes along with articles from U.S. law reviews and journals.
Find free legal resources at lexisONE including legal forms, links to national and state case law, free access to the Martindale-Hubbell® Law Digest, and other useful resources. Free registration is required to access most information.
A service of Washburn University School of Law, this large Web index provides links to information about the law.
WestlawNext patron access
WestlawNext is a legal research service designed for use by the general public in which legal resources can be searched using plain language. The Library’s subscription allows access to the statutes of all 50 states as well as federal and Illinois decisions. Illinois law reviews and practice manuals are also included. Cases include KeyCite status flags that let you know whether the case has been questioned or overturned by subsequent decisions.
This comprehensive resource on technology law includes information about patents, copyrights, trademarks, and Internet legal issues.
A free service provided by the European Patent Office, this website allows
you to search and view complete patent documents from the United States,
Europe, Japan, and the world.
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This trademark search engine from the United States Patent and Trademark Office provides trademark application and registration information. Information is updated weekly.
Find Copyright Office application forms on this website from the United
States Copyright Office.
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This website contains the full text of United States patents from January 1, 1976, and the full bibliographic text of pending and registered trademarks.
This site provides a uniform compilation of links to free online sources of law for the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Charters of Freedom from the National Archive
Search for Supreme Court decisions by phrase, case name, or case number via the United States Government Printing Office (GPO) Access website.
This official website contains a history of the Supreme Court, biographies of current members, and the latest opinions from the Court.
The official site of the Illinois Courts includes links to Supreme and Appellate Court opinions, rules, and information about judges.
Use this website to find General Assembly Legislation and Public Acts from 1997 to the present, the Illinois Compiled Statutes, the Illinois Register, Legislative reports, and an online version of the Constitution of the State of Illinois.
From the Illinois Technology Center for Law and the Public Interest at Chicago-Kent College of Law, this site provides self-help materials for civil legal matters, a directory of Illinois legal services, forms, instructions, and support.
This site contains information about finding law-related information in Illinois, legal forms, links to Illinois case law, and the IllinoisLawyerFinder, a directory of Illinois State Bar Association lawyers who meet specific eligibility requirements.
From the Southern Illinois University School of Law, this site provides forms, information about self help books, and links to agencies that can help a layperson deal with Illinois law.
Resources at this website include a lawyer referral service, a guide to free or low-cost legal services, and brochures covering popular legal topics.
From the City of Chicago Department of Zoning, this online version of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance includes zoning maps.
Find Legal Help from the Chicago Bar Foundation
Legal assistance resources in the Chicago area from the Chicago Bar Foundation.
The Landlord Tenant Project provides education tools for tenants, landlords, and municipalities in the Chicago area. It includes information about leases, repairs, and evictions. The site is run by a local non-profit organization with the collaboration of local municipalities, including Skokie.
View the complete Skokie Village Code of Ordinances via the Village of Skokie website.
From West Legal Directory, use this website to search for information about lawyers and law firms.
Find Legal Help from The Chicago Bar Foundation
This site contains links to various resources in the Chicago area to help low-income people find legal assistance.
From the Illinois State Bar Association, this directory provides a listing of attorneys who are members of the Illinois Bar.
From Martindale-Hubbell®, this database of more than one million lawyers and law firms in 160 countries allows you to search by name, geographic location, practice area, firm size, and languages.
Check current records of registration and discipline information for lawyers licensed to practice in Illinois. Sponsored by the Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission, an agency of the Illinois Supreme Court.
Find contact information for Federal courts around the United States. Use the clickable map, or choose the advanced search to select a particular city location.
Court Forms Search from the Circuit Court of Cook County
This site provides printable copies of the most requested forms used in Cook County Circuit Courts.
LegalForms from Gale
Provides a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord/tenant, and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language.
lexisONE provides many free federal and state legal forms available in PDF format. Requires a free registration to access the documents.
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