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Cornell's Legal Information Institute (includes browseable U.S. Code)

DRAGNET: Search of Free Legal Databases (Custom Google search by NY Law School)

Duke Univ. School of Law Library (includes Reference Resources and Research Guides)

FindLaw - by Thomson Reuters (pages for the public & legal professionals, see Cases & Codes)

Georgetown University Law Library (library catalog, excellent Research Guides, other resources)

Google Scholar (option to search thousands of legal articles and court opinions)

GovInfo (authenticated U.S. gov docs - USC, Fed. Reg., Cong. Rec., court opinions, etc.)

HG.org (worldwide legal directories and other resources)

Justia (has searchable Federal court cases back to 1920's, USC, CFR, and more)

LawGuru.com (legal forms, dictionary, articles, asked and answered questions)

Laws Online (primarily has directories to legal professionals)

Leagle (Federal caselaw and state higher court opinion research)

Lectric Law Library Reference Room (how to's & basic primers on many topics)

Legal Engine Search (state legal forms, resources, search engine)

LLRX.com (free legal information publication on the Web with hundreds of articles)

Open Jurist (browse Federal case reporters, USC, U.S. Court directory)

Public Library of Law (PLOL.org - case searching, legal links & other resources; must register)

Quick Links and Sources to U.S. Court Opinions (LLSDC compiled)

USCourts.gov (official info on Federal judges, rules, forms, court links, etc. )

Washington University Law - Research Guides

Washington State Law

Pattern Jury Instructions-Civil--Washington Practice Series

This series will help you identify in less "legalese" issues related to Civil Law

 

Washington State Law Library

Case Law

Rule of Law

Court Opinions Quick Links

Quick Links and Sources to U.S. Court Opinions


Major Sources

For Recent Years:  GovInfo | Findlaw | LII Federal & State links | PACER Map | U.S. Court Websites

Recent & Historical: Court Listener | Google Scholar | Justia | Leagle | Lib of Cong - U.S. Reports | Open Jurist | PLOL - regis.


Quick Links to Opinion Sites of Specific U.S. Courts


Official U.S. court sites generally have available opinions from the 1990's to the present. Justia sites are generally from the 1920's to the present, but they do not necessarily cover every decision in every year. 

Opinions of the Supreme Court of the U.S.  (see also Justia links/summaries from 1789/2011) (U.S.)

Opinions of the Federal Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the  (see also Justia) (D.C. - Fed. Cir.)

- - - Opinions - Federal Claims, U.S. Court of  (D.C. - Fed. Cl.)

Opinions of the District of Columbia Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the  (see also Justia) (D.C. Cir.)

- - - Opinions - District of Columbia, U.S. District Court for the (see also Justia) (D. D.C.)

Opinions of the First Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the (see also Justia) (Boston - 1st Cir.)

Opinions of the Second Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the (see also Justia) (New York - 2d Cir.)

- - - Rulings of Special Interest for the Southern District of New York  (see also Justia) (S.D.N.Y.)

Opinions of the Third Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the (see also Justia) (Philadelphia - 3d Cir.)

Opinions of the Fourth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the (see also Justia) (Richmond - 4th Cir.)

Opinions of the Fifth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the (see also Justia) (New Orleans - 5th Cir.)

Opinions of the Sixth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the (see also Justia) (Cincinnati - 6th Cir.)

Opinions of the Seventh Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the (see also Justia) (Chicago - 7th Cir.)

Opinions of the Eighth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the (see also Justia) (St. Louis - 8th Cir.)

Opinions of the Ninth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the (see also Justia) (San Francisco - 9th Cir.)

Opinions of the Tenth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the (see also Justia) (Denver - 10th Cir.)

Opinions of the Eleventh Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the (see also Justia) (Atlanta - 11th Cir.)


Opinions - Armed Forces, U.S. Court of Appeals for the  (D.C. - C.A.A.F.)

Opinions - International Trade, U.S. Court of (N.Y.C. - Ct. Int'l Trade)

Opinions - Tax Court, U.S.  (D.C. - T.C.)

Opinions - Veterans Claims, U.S. Court of Appeals for (D.C. - Vet. App.)


See also:

General Legal Research Sites: Free and Commercial (2019, LLSDC)

Guide to Federal Court Resources (U.S. Department of Justice)

 

For citing new court opinions see the following citation example per Bluebook Rule 10.8.1(b):
Authors Guild v. Google Inc., No. 13-4829-cv, slip op. at 44 (2d Cir. Oct. 16, 2015).

Compiled and maintained by Rick McKinney, Retired Federal Law Librarian, on behalf of LLSDC's Federal Law Librarians Special Interest Section.