Resources

Defense Organizations
American Bar Association: http://www.americanbar.org
Chicago Bar Association: http://www.chicagobar.org
Illinois Bar Association: http://www.illinoisbar.org

 

Miscellaneous Research Tools/Sites
Strunk and White’s: Elements of Style – the ultimate grammar/punctuation guide:http://www.bartleby.com/141/
Bartlett’s Quotations: http://www.bartleby.com/100/
Encyclopedia Britannica: http://www.britannica.com
Oxford English Dictionary: http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/oed.html
Introduction to Basic legal Citation: http://www.law.cornell.edu/citation/citation.table.html
Martindale Hubbell National Directory of Attorneys: http://www.martindale.com

 

Federal Government Sites
Securities and Exchange Commission: http://www.sec.gov
Environmental Protection Agency: http://www.epa.gov
Department of Agriculture: http://www.usda.gov
Department of Energy: http://www.doe.gov
Department of Interior: http://www.doi.gov
Department of Justice: http://www.usdoj.gov
Fish and Wildlife Service: http://www.fws.gov
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: http://www.usace.army.mil
U.S. Geological Survey: http://www.usge.gov
Occupational Health and Safety Administration: http://www.osha.gov

 

Federal Court Sites
Supreme Court decisions since 1990: http://www.supct.law.cornell.edu/supct/
Supreme Court decisions since 1893: http://www.findlaw.com/casecode/supreme.html

 

Additional Federal Research Sites
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: http://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frcp/overview.htm
Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov
Federal Government web site locator – links to all federal sites: http://www.infoctr.edu/fwl/

 

State Court Research Tools
Illinois Secretary of State Corporation Information: http://http://www.ilsos.net/departments/business_services/home.html
State of Illinois court cases and information: http://www.state.il.us/court/

 

Other States
Iowa state court decisions: http://www.judicial.state.ia.us
Michigan court decisions: http://www.icle.org/misupct/index.htm
Minnesota court decisions: http://www.courts.state.mn.us
Missouri court decisions: http://www.osca.state.mo.us

 

Municipal Codes
Various municipal codes from around the country: http://www.municode.com

 

Local Circuit Court Clerks
Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois: http://www.cookcountyclerkofcourt.org/
Circuit Court of Lake County, Illinois: http://www.co.lake.il.us/circlk/
Circuit Court of DuPage County, Illinois: http://www.co.dupage.il.us/courtclerk/index.html
Circuit Court of Lake County, Illinois: http://www.co.kane.il.us/circuitclerk/
Circuit Court of Will County, Illinois: http://www.willcountycircuitcourt.com/