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    Legal Websites

    The following legal links may be useful to you in your legal research. These sources are not provided or endorsed by the Lynchburg Public Library and may not be current. Always verify the accuracy of any information you find before relying on it to make a legal decision.


    Lynchburg City Code


    Changes to Virginia Laws, effective July 1, 2011

    Virginia Bar Association

    Virginia Constitution

    Virginia Legal Aid Society - A non-profit law firm that  provides legal information, advice and representation in civil cases to low-income individuals and families in Central, Southside and Western Tidewater Virginia.

    Virginia Legislative Information – Track the latest Virginia Legislative Session.

    Virginia Register of Regulations - A comprehensive source of regulatory information that complements and supplements the Virginia Administrative Code.

    Virginia Municipal Codes - Access to county and city codes and ordinances.

    Code of Virginia – Searchable database.



    United States Code– Federal Laws of the United States.

    Code of Federal Regulations – The code that regulates the various agencies of the U.S. government

    Thomas – Valuable information on legislation currently active in Congress, such as bill status, sponsors, member voting records, etc.

    U.S. Senate – Official site for the Senate. Information on members and bills.

    U.S. House of Representatives – Official site for the House of Representatives. Information on members and bills.

    U.S. Supreme Court – Official site for the U. S. Supreme Court.  Recent opinions. - web guide to U.S. Supreme Court research created by Gail Partin, associate law librarian at Penn State's Dickinson School of Law.

    The Oyez Project - Created by Northwestern University political science professor Jerry Goldman with finds from an NEH grant, the site includes biographies of Supreme Court justices, a case database, a virtual tour of the Supreme Court Building, and more.

    Government Printing Office – Many useful government documents such as the Federal Register and the Congressional Record.



    Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute – State and federal resources as well as legal information by topic.

    County Records Search - Free research resource for state and county records

    Findlaw – Legal topics, legal organizations, law schools and more. Be sure to take a look at their Constitutional Law Center, an educational resource site dedicated to the U. S. Constitution and the U.S. Supreme Court. 

    LawInfo - A free service designed to help consumers and businesses resolve their legal issues. Included are samples of legal forms and documents, such as a contract to sell an automobile, a will, or an employment agreement. Includes answers to a wide variety of commonly asked legal questions

    Nolo’s Legal Encyclopedia – Legal information by topic on everything from accidents to wills.

    Washlaw – Washburn University School of Law website.


    Famous Trials – An educational site maintained at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School by Doug Linder, Professor of Law. Extensive research has been done on the several trials featured in the website, and there are links to other famous trials as well.

    Landmark Cases of the Supreme Court - Learn about the cases you've heard mentioned in movies or heard on the news (e.g. Dred Scott, Plessy, Gideon, Roe) as well as how to analyze political cartoons.


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