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Legal Resources: Websites
This LibGuide will show you the basic legal resources available at Lightner Library and beyond.
Basic Legal Reference Books
American Bar Association (ABA)
National Bar Association for U.S. attorneys.
New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
Bar association for New York attorneys.
State Law Library Services & Locations
NYCourts.Gov: Law Libraries
Access to a number of library services including the Catalog of the New York Trial Court Law Libraries
Public Access Law Libraries
Links to court law libraries in each county that provide access to the general public
Penn Yan Public Library
Yates County's public access law library.
Finger Lakes Community College Library
Ontario County's public access law library.
Law Portals (Internet Web Sites)
Links to a variety of reliable, free Internet legal resources.
Legal Information Institute (LII)
Produced by Cornell Law School. Popular collections include U.S. Code and Supreme Court Opinions.
The Guide to Law Online
Prepared by the Law Library of Congress Public Services Division. Annotated guide to online government and legal resources.
Designed to help users find answers to a variety of common legal questions.
Free Full-Text Online Law Review/Journal Search
This free search engine searches the free full-text of over 400 online law reviews and law journals, as well as document repositories hosting academic papers and related publications such as Congressional Research Service reports.
New York State Court System Overview
New York State Unified Court System
Official home page of the New York State Unified Court System. Has links to information on New York courts and public law libraries in each NYS county.
New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division, Fourth Department
Handles intermediate appeals. The 4th Department has jurisdiction over 22 counties including Yates, Ontario, and Monroe. The court is located in Rochester, NY.
State of New York Court of Appeals
New York State's highest appellate court. The court is located in Albany, NY.
Federal Courts are comprised of:
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals
U.S. District Courts
Other specialized courts
Link to the federal court system.
United State Supreme Court
Highest court in the land. Cases heard by the Supreme Court usually involve important questions about the Constitution or federal law.
The Supreme Court Database
Definitive source for researchers, students, journalists, and citizens interested in the U.S. Supreme Court.
Unites States Court of Appeals
There are twelve regional circuits each of which has a U.S. court of appeals. Each court of appeals hears appeals from district courts within its circuit.
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
The Circuit Court of Appeals that covers New York State.
United States District Court, Western District of New York
The District Court that covers Yates County and the rest of Western New York.
United States Bankruptcy Courts
Link to the US Bankrupty Courts.
United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York
Link to the Bankruptcy Court for the Western Dstrict of New York
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