Codes and Regulations
United States Code
The United States Code contains the text of current public laws enacted by Congress (does not include regulations issued by executive branch agencies, decisions of the federal courts, or treaties).
Code of Federal Regulations
The Code of Federal Regulations is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the Executive Department and agencies of the Federal Government. The database will be updated throughout the current calendar year until a complete set is available.
Search alphabetically by codes, then keyword search within codes. The print resource is available in our Reference section at the library, West's Annotated California Codes, and includes additional information, such as Historical and Statutory Notes, Notes of Decisions, and other references.
California Code of Regulations
This searchable and browsable (by agency and title) database contains all 27 titles of the regulations with the exception of Title 24 - California Building Standards.This unofficial version has been put online by West Group, publisher of the official Barclays version.
Los Angeles County Code
Glendora Municipal Code
This electronic version of the Glendora Municipal Code was created September, 2003. For more recent provisions, please contact the city of Glendora.
Bills and Resolutions
Cal Law.com - California Legal News Source
Topical updates and analysis from major law firms; the latest court opinions from appellate courts in California, U.S. Supreme Court and Ninth Circuit federal Court of Appeals (subscription needed, free trial available); information on new IPOs of California-based corporations; and statewide listings of jobs for lawyers. Check the "What is Cal Law?" section to see which parts are free. From the publishers of The Recorder.
California Legislative Information
The official site for California legislative information. This site is maintained by the Legislative Counsel of California, pursuant to California law. Daily updates to Assembly Bills and Senate Bills.
California Voter Foundation
Contains the California Online Voter Guide, with the text of propositions. Includes links to current and archived voter and civic education resources, such as California Map Series, California Government, Statewide Officers, etc.
Free Advice - Personal Injury Statute of Limitations
Statute of limitations is the time period within which one can bring a lawsuit for personal injuries. This website gives state, length of limitations, code #s, and a link to that states website.
State Net delivers vital data, legislative intelligence and in-depth reporting for people who care about the actions of government. State Net is the only organization that monitors 100% of all pending bills and regulations in the 50 states and Congress. State Net publishes a variety of online and print publications from the highly acclaimed California Journal to the nationally popular State Net Capitol Journal.
Courts and Court Decisions
Court calendars, court opinions, and detailed information on California's Supreme Court and Courts of Appeals, including the members of each court and their addresses. Also, maintains links to all of the County Courts in California and an Online Self-Help Center, which provides information for finding free and low-cost legal help as well as instructions on court procedures and how the courts work. The Judicial Council of California maintains this site.
FindLaw California: Case Law
California Supreme Court and Courts of Appeal Cases, from 1934 to present.
Superior Court of California - County of Los Angeles
This site has categories such as civil, family, probate, traffic, and criminal. Under each category, there is "Forms" required for the Los Angeles County Courts including one to change your name. They are in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader.
United States Supreme Court Decisions 1937-1975
Contains the full text of 7,407 U.S. Supreme Court Decisions from 1937 to 1975. Searchable by keyword or case name.
United States Supreme Court Decisions 1990-present
Contains the U.S. Supreme Court Decisions from 1990 to present. Searchable by keyword or case name.
Lawyer Directories & Legal Forms
American Bar Association
Good information for the practicing lawyer.
Search this site for lawyers around the world by name, firm name, specialty, geographic area and language. Also provides information on each state bar association around the country, including address and phone numbers, committee members, calendar of events, a history if the state bar association and a link to State Bar Association home page for that state.
Legal Databases and Guides
California Legal Research Links
Excellent, annotated guide. Maintained by the University of Southern California Law School Library.
A directory aimed at helping federal lawyers and other federal employees doing legal or regulatory research. Over 1,400 links. By the General Services Administration. Includes: Federal Statutes and Regulations; Judiciary; Legislative; State and Territorial Laws; Arbitration and Mediation; and more.
FindLaw: Internet Legal Resources
Full text searchable database of all law reviews and journals on the Internet. Updated nightly. Also includes legal forms, organizations, law firms and lawyers, judicial opinions and case law, consultants, and more.
Provides legal information and direct links to search engines for more than 340 law-related sites. Examples of these sites include state court opinions, codes, legislation, with some federal and topical sites included.
LawHelpCalifornia.org provides the public with easy internet access to basic information and legal resources in California. A joint project of the California Indian Legal Services and Public Interest Clearinghouse, this site provides legal help on the following topics: Housing, Families & Kids, Public Benefits & Health, and Protection from Abuse, Native American Issues, Disability, Elders, Life & Estate Planning, Immigration, Work Individual & Civil Rights, and Consumer & Small Claims.
Los Angeles County Bar Association Programs for the General Public
With more than 27,000 members, 70 sections, and its scores of public service projects, the Association is a career-long resource for its members, an effective voice for the profession, and a vital community service. Find links to areas of legal support that LACBA can provide, including Small Claims Workshop, lawyer referrals and Traffic Court information.
Los Angeles County Law Library
Excellent starting place for legal research. Offers research guides, links to legal research sites, and California ballot proposition information.
Nolo Press Self-Help Law Center
This site has a legal dictionary and encyclopedia in fifteen subject areas, including small business, employment, patent, copyright and trademark, mediation, parents and children, spouses and partners, seniors, wills, debt and credit, and real estate. In addition, there are annotated lists of recommended Internet resources related to each subject.