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.

 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.

GPO 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.

Meta-Index 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.
Law Library Reading Room from the Library of Congress The Law Library of Congress provides legal research for members of Congress, the Federal Courts, and to Executive agencies, but they also provide reference services to the general public. 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.

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 Network  SCVAN advocates for all crime victims and those who serve them to ensure they have the help and resources they need.

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:  08/06/2014