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    • Computer-assisted legal research

    • Computer-assisted legal research (CALR) or computer-based legal research is a mode of legal research that uses databases of court opinions, statutes, court documents, and secondary material. Electronic databases make large bodies of case law easily available. Databases also have additional benefits, such as Boolean sea ... Read »


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    • Legal research

    • Legal research is "the process of identifying and retrieving information necessary to support legal decision-making. In its broadest sense, legal research includes each step of a course of action that begins with an analysis of the facts of a problem and concludes with the application and communication of the results o ... Read »


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    • Regulation

    • Regulation is an abstract concept of management of complex systems according to a set of rules and trends. In systems theory, these types of rules exist in various fields of biology and society, but the term has slightly different meanings according to context. For example: Regulation can take many forms: legal re ... Read »


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    • Legal research in the United States

    • "Legal research is the process of identifying and retrieving information necessary to support legal decision-making. In its broadest sense, legal research includes each step of a course of action that begins with an analysis of the facts of a problem and concludes with the application and communication of the results o ... Read »


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    • Abstract (law)

    • In law, an abstract is a brief statement that contains the most important points of a long legal document or of several related legal papers. The Abstract of Title, used in real estate transactions, is the more common form of abstract. An abstract of title lists all the owners of a piece of land, a house, or a bui ... Read »


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    • AltLaw

    • AltLaw was an American academic project from 2007 to 2010 aimed at making federal appellate and Supreme Court case law publicly available, "to make the common law a bit more common." The project was a collaboration between Columbia Law School's Program on Law and Technology and University of Colorado School of Law's Si ... Read »


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    • American Association of Law Libraries

    • The American Association of Law Libraries "is a nonprofit educational organization with over 5,000 members nationwide. AALL's mission is to promote and enhance the value of law libraries to the legal and public communities, to foster the profession of law librarianship, and to provide leadership in the field of legal i ... Read »


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    • American Jurisprudence

    • American Jurisprudence (second edition is cited as Am. Jur. 2d) is an encyclopedia of the United States law, published by West. It was originated by Lawyers Cooperative Publishing, which was subsequently acquired by the Thomson Corporation. The series is now in its second edition, launched in 1962. It is a staple of la ... Read »


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    • American Law Reports

    • In American law, the American Law Reports are a resource used by American lawyers to find a variety of sources relating to specific legal rules, doctrines, or principles. It has been published since 1919, originally by Lawyers Cooperative Publishing, and currently by West (a business unit of Thomson Reuters) and remain ... Read »


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    • Bloomberg Law

    • Bloomberg Law

      Bloomberg Law is a subscription-based service for online legal research. The service, which Bloomberg L.P. introduced in 2009, provides legal content, proprietary company information and news information to attorneys, law students, and other legal professionals. More specifically, this commercial legal and business tec ... Read »


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    • Canada Gazette

    • The Canada Gazette (French: Gazette du Canada) is the official newspaper of the Government of Canada. It was first published on October 2, 1841. While originally it published all acts of the Parliament of Canada, it later also published treaties, hearing and tribunals, proclamations and regulations, and various other o ... Read »


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    • Carswell (publisher)

    • Carswell' is a Canadian source of information services to legal, tax & accounting, and human resource professionals. It was found in 1864. It is part of the Professional division of Thomson Reuters. Carswell draws on the base of Thomson Reuters content. Carswell offers products, services, customized training and techn ... Read »


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    • Case citation

    • Case citation is a system used by legal professionals to identify past court case decisions, either in series of books called reporters or law reports, or in a neutral style that identifies a decision regardless of where it is reported. Case citations are formatted differently in different jurisdictions, but generally ... Read »


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    • Casebook

    • A casebook is a type of textbook used primarily by students in law schools. Rather than simply laying out the legal doctrine in a particular area of study, a casebook contains excerpts from legal cases in which the law of that area was applied. It is then up to the student to analyze the language of the case in order t ... Read »


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    • Caselex

    • Caselex is a unique legal information service opening up national case law and other important decisions (like those of competition authorities) with a European connotation to legal professions. As such it contributes to the Europeanisation of law. Relying on a network of editors throughout Europe Caselex systemat ... Read »


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    • CCH Canadian

    • CCH Canadian Limited is one of the four operating units of Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting. CCH Canadian Ltd. is a provider of solutions in the area of tax, accounting, law, human resources and financial planning. CCH Canadian Limited can trace its origins back to 1931 when, as the Kingsland Company, it was responsibl ... Read »


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    • Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction

    • Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)

      The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, also known as CALI, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit consortium of mostly US law schools that conducts applied research and development in the area of computer-mediated legal education. The organization is best known in law schools for CALI Lessons, online interactive tutori ... Read »


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    • Citator

    • In legal research, a citator is a citation index of legal resources, one of the best-known of which in the United States is Shepard's Citations. Given a reference of a legal decision, a citator allows the researcher to find newer documents which cite the original document and thus to reconstruct the judicial history of ... Read »


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    • Collateral Consequences Calculator

    • The Collateral Consequences Calculator is a legal website designed to aid judges, attorney, and legal academics in their research of collateral consequences of criminal charges. It is currently being developed as a joint project between students in the Lawyering in the Digital Age Clinic at Columbia Law School and the ... Read »


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    • Commanding precedent

    • In law, a commanding precedent is a precedent whose facts are "on all fours" with the case at hand. In other words, it almost exactly tracks it, sharing near-identical facts and issues. A commanding precedent is also referred to as a "Goose" case in Louisiana; "Spotted Horse" or "Spotted Dog" cases in Alabama; "Cow" ca ... Read »


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    • Corpus Juris Secundum

    • Corpus Juris Secundum (CJS) is an encyclopedia of United States law at the federal and state levels. It is arranged into over 430 topics, which in turn are arranged into subheadings. As of 2010[update], CJS consisted of 164 bound volumes, 5 index volumes and 11 table of cases volumes. CJS is named after the 6th centur ... Read »


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    • Courtroom View Network

    • Private Industry Publishing Founded 2006 Headquarters Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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      Michael Breyer, Founder
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      Bryan Danilovich, Vice President, Marketing
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    • Courtroom View Network

      Courtroom View Network (CVN), the media division of Courtroom Connect, is a US company webcasting video from civil trials. CVN is also the exclusive non-judicial provider of trials video to Westlaw. CVN webcasts courtroom proceedings, including civil trials, hearings, and oral arguments. CVN’s video has been ... Read »


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    • CourtWeb

    • In order to facilitate access to written legal opinions, some U.S. court systems provide them on CourtWeb, which, unlike PACER, does not require registration. As of August 2016, CourtWeb has records from only 30 courts: ... Read »


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    • Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents

    • The Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents (5th Edition)

      The Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents is a large collection of non-litigious legal forms and precedents published by LexisNexis UK. The encyclopaedia is available in hard copy, on a searchable online database, and on CD-ROM. It currently consists of 90+ volumes which are subject to constant alteration, as volumes ... Read »


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    • European Corporate Governance Institute

    • The European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) is an international scientific non-profit association. It provides a forum for debate and dialogue between academics, legislators and practitioners, focusing on major corporate governance issues and thereby promotes best practice. Its primary role is to undertake, com ... Read »


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    • Form book

    • A form book is a tool used by attorneys to aid in the filing of pleadings, motions and other legal documents with a court or similar decision-making body. A form book may be a bound volume or binder containing loose-leaf pages, containing forms, clauses and model documents that the attorney might use when preparing a l ... Read »


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    • Free Access to Law Movement

    • The Free Access to Law Movement (FALM) is the international movement and organization devoted to providing free online to legal information such as case law, legislation, treaties, law reform proposals and legal scholarship. The movement began in 1992 with the creation of the Legal Information Institute (LII) by Thomas ... Read »


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    • FreeAdvice

    • Freeadvice is a free US legal information web service that was established in 1997. It has won extensive awards, including having been named by Forbes in 2000 as a "Best of the Web", by PC World in 2004, as one of the Best 125 Free Sites on the entire Web, as one of the 100 featured sites in PC Magazine’s Best 100 ... Read »


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    • Gazette officielle du Québec


    • Global Legal Information Network

    • The Global Legal Information Network (GLIN) is a cooperative, not-for-profit federation of government agencies or their designees that contribute national legal information to the GLIN database. It is an automated database of statutes, regulations and related material that originate from countries in the Americas, Euro ... Read »


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    • Global Sales Law Project

    • The Global Sales Law Project is a research project based at the University of Basel under the leadership of Ingeborg Schwenzer. It compares the sales and contract laws of more than 60 jurisdictions. The centerpiece of the project is the Global Sales and Contract Law handbook, authored by Ingeborg Schwenzer togethe ... Read »


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    • Housekeeping provision

    • In Canada, statutes are one of the primary sources of law. A statute ends with housekeeping provisions, which are sections covering the details of the statute, such as the date of coming into force and the right of officials who administer the statute to make regulations under the statute. ... Read »


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    • Incomes Data Services

    • IDS - Incomes Data Services

      Incomes Data Services (IDS) was a British research organisation dedicated to employment-related areas. It was acquired by Thomson Reuters in September 2005. It was dedicated to providing original research, analysis and training on pay benchmarking, pay settlements, HR policy and practice, pensions law and practice, and ... Read »


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    • Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

    • Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

      The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) is a member institute of the School of Advanced Study, University of London. Founded in 1947, it is a national academic centre of excellence, serving the legal community and universities across the United Kingdom and the world through legal scholarship, facilities, and its ... Read »


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    • International Law Association

    • The International Law Association (ILA) is a non-profit organization based in Great Britain that — according to its 2004 constitution — promotes "the study, clarification and development of international law" and "the furtherance of international understanding and respect for international law". The ILA was ... Read »


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    • JurisPedia

    • JurisPedia

      JurisPedia was developed on the initiative of the African Legal Information Institute, the Faculty of law of the Can Tho University (Vietnam), the team of JURIS (Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada), the of Saarland University (Germany), the Institut de Recherche et d'Études en Droit de l'Informatio ... Read »


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    • Law dictionary

    • A law dictionary is a dictionary that is designed and compiled to give information about terms used in the field of law. Distinctions are made among various types of law dictionaries. Differentiating factors include: A good bilingual law dictionary needs to take the users' expected language and professional comp ... Read »


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    • Law library

    • A law library is a library designed to assist law students, lawyers, judges and their law clerks, and anyone else who wishes to determine the state of the law. Law libraries can be classified as a type of special library because of their focus on providing specialized resources on the law, as well as their specialized ... Read »


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    • Law report

    • Law reports or reporters are series of books that contain judicial opinions from a selection of case law decided by courts. When a particular judicial opinion is referenced, the law report series in which the opinion is printed will determine the case citation format. The term reporter was originally used to refer to ... Read »


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    • LawMoose

    • LawMoose, launched in September 2000, is believed to have been the first U.S. regional legal search engine operating its own independent web crawler. Initially LawMoose provided a searchable index drawn from Minnesota law and government sites. Later, it added a similar capability for Wisconsin law sites and select gen ... Read »


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    • Lawtel

    • Lawtel is a subscription-based online legal research tool that provides subscribers with access to a range of legal information. Used primarily by solicitors, barristers and legal researchers, it covers cases and judgments, legislation, articles and press cuttings, and online precedents. One of the most popular Lawtel ... Read »


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    • Legal informatics

    • Legal informatics is an area within information science. Erdelez and O’Hare (1997) define legal informatics as follows: Advances in technology and legal informatics have led to new models for the delivery of legal services. Legal services have traditionally been a "bespoke" product created by a professional a ... Read »


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    • Legal Information Institute

    • Legal Information Institute (LII)

      The Legal Information Institute (LII) is a non-profit, public service of Cornell Law School that provides no-cost access to current American and international legal research sources online at law.cornell.edu. The organization is a pioneer in the delivery of legal information online. Founded in 1992 by Peter Martin and ... Read »


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    • Legal information retrieval

    • Legal information retrieval is the science of information retrieval applied to legal text, including legislation, case law, and scholarly works. Accurate legal information retrieval is important to provide access to the law to laymen and legal professionals. Its importance has increased because of the vast and quickly ... Read »


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    • Legal periodical

    • Legal periodicals are trade publications for the legal profession targeted at lawyers, paralegals, judges, and government civil servants. They contain commentary on current and proposed legislation as well as on recent court decisions and administrative rulings. They can also contain scholarly research articles, book r ... Read »


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    • Legal Tools

    • The Legal Tools are the leading online database on international criminal law. The database provides legal practitioners and researchers with open access information on the core crimes of international law (genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and the crime of aggression). Being a tool of computer-assisted leg ... Read »


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    • Legal treatise

    • A legal treatise is a scholarly legal publication containing all the law relating to a particular area, such as criminal law or trusts and estates. There is no fixed usage on what books qualify as a "legal treatise," with the term being used broadly to define books written for practicing attorneys and judges, textbooks ... Read »


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    • Lex (URN)

    • lex is a URN namespace, a type of Uniform Resource Name (URN), that allows accurate identification of laws and other legal norms. LexML Brasil and Italy (Civil law countries) already do an official use of the URN LEX standard draft v0.9, as a namespace for sources of law. The identifier has a hierarchical structu ... Read »


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    • LexisNexis

    • LexisNexis

      LexisNexis Group is a corporation providing computer-assisted legal research as well as business research and risk management services. During the 1970s, LexisNexis pioneered the electronic accessibility of legal and journalistic documents. As of 2006, the company has the world's largest electronic database for legal a ... Read »


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    • LexML

    • The LexML is a joint initiative of the Civil Law legal system countries seeking to establish open standards for the interchange, identification and structuring of legislative and court information, especially official documents. Participated in this initiative are Germany, Brazil, Spain, Italy, through local instituti ... Read »


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    • LexML Brasil

    • LexML Brasil (or LexML-BR or LexML Brazil) is a project of Brazil's Electronic Government initiative. Its objective is to establish open data systems, integrate work processes and share data, in the context of identifying and structuring executive, legislative and judiciary documents. The LexML-BR standards define a se ... Read »


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    • Looseleaf service

    • A looseleaf service is a type of publication used in legal research which brings together both primary and secondary source materials on a specific field or topic in law. For this reason they are sometimes called "subject-matter services". Looseleaf services are most commonly used for research in areas of law which ch ... Read »


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    • Mock trial

    • A mock trial is an act or imitation trial. It is similar to a moot court, but mock trials simulate lower-court trials, while moot court simulates appellate court hearings.Attorneys preparing for a real trial might use a mock trial consisting of volunteers as role players to test theories or experiment with each other. ... Read »


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    • Moys Classification Scheme

    • The Moys Classification Scheme is a system of library classification for legal materials. It was designed by Betty Moys and first published in 1968. It is used primarily in law libraries in many common law jurisdictions such as Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. The Moys system is designed to fit ... Read »


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    • Nalsar University of Law

    • NALSAR University of Law

      NALSAR University of Law, or officially the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR), is a premier legal studies institution located in Shamirpet, Hyderabad, Telangana, India. It was established in 1998 as a state university by an Act of the State Legislative Assembly (Act 34 of 1998) and has since then ... Read »


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    • National Conference of Law Reviews

    • The National Conference of Law Reviews (NCLR) is a voluntary organization of law reviews in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. The NCLR is devoted to helping its members to better serve both the academic and legal communities. In pursuit of this goal, the NCLR holds an annual four-day conference each spring. T ... Read »


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    • Nominate reports

    • Nominate reports, also known as nominative reports,named reports and private reports, is a legal term from common law jurisdictions referring to the various published collections of reports of English cases in various Courts from the Middle Ages to the 1860s, when law reporting was officially taken over by the Incorpor ... Read »


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    • Ontario Gazette

    • The Ontario Gazette is the official publication of the Government of Ontario, Canada, first published in 1868. Publications are available online, as far back as January 2000. Prior publications are found at the Archives of Ontario and depository libraries and published every Saturday. ... Read »


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    • Pension regulation

    • Pension regulation is a legal term encompassing the set of laws, rules and authoritative standards governing the pension industry, and the procedures needed to enforce them. Pension regulation varies widely from one jurisdiction to another - notably due to the persistence of discrepancies in the degree of autonomy and ... Read »


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    • Pocket part

    • A pocket part is a special document located inside the back cover of certain hardcover legal reference books. Legal researchers consult it to ensure that the most current law is examined. A legal reference book designed to be used with a pocket part subscription comes in the form of a sturdy hardcover book with a larg ... Read »


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    • Primary authority

    • A primary authority is a term used in legal research to refer to statements of law that are binding upon the courts, government, and individuals. Primary authority is usually in the form of a document that establishes the law, and if no document exists, is a legal opinion of a court. The search for applicable primary a ... Read »


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    • Quicklaw

    • LexisNexis Quicklaw is a Canadian electronic legal research database that provides court decisions from all levels, news reports, provincial and federal statutes, journals, and other legal commentary. It also offers a case citator and case digests. In 2002 Quicklaw was purchased by LexisNexis and is now a subsidiary of ... Read »


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    • Ravel Law

    • Ravel Law is a startup which offers free access to computer-assisted legal research. The firm has funded a major scanning project at the Harvard Law School library known as Free The Law. The project aims to have the full collection of 40 million pages digitized by 2017. According to the initial announcement, access to ... Read »


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    • Reed Tech

    • Reed Technology and Information Services Inc

      Reed Technology and Information Services Inc. is a company that provides electronic content management services, engaging in data capture and conversion, preservation, analysis, e-submission and publication for corporate, legal and government clients. The company was founded in 1961 and is based in Horsham, Pennsylvani ... Read »


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    • School of Law, University of Mumbai

    • School of Law, University of Mumbai

      Public The School of Law, University of Mumbai is a public institution for undergraduate legal education in India. It is established under Department of Law, University of Mumbai and is situated at the University of Mumbai, Thane Sub Campus, Thane, Mumbai. The college is the only law college in Mumbai University to ... Read »


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    • Secondary authority

    • In law, a secondary authority is an authority purporting to explain the meaning or applicability of the actual verbatim texts of primary authorities (such as constitutions, statutes, case law, administrative regulations, executive orders, treaties, or similar legal instruments). Some secondary authority materials are ... Read »


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    • Session laws

    • Session laws are the collection of statutes enacted by a legislature during a single session of that legislature, often published following the end of the session as a bound volume. The United States Statutes at Large are an example of session laws which are published biennially, because the United States Congress meet ... Read »


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    • Frank Shepard

    • Frank Shepard (1848–1902), a salesman for a Chicago legal publisher, invented the Shepard's legal citation system. In September, 1875, a small announcement in the Chicago Legal News reported that Shepard was opening his own shop: The firm of James Cockroft and Co. of New York, formerly of this city, have ope ... Read »


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    • Slip law

    • In the United States, a slip law is an individual Act of Congress which is either a public law (Pub.L.) or a private law (Pvt.L.). They are part of a three-part model for publication of Federal statutes consisting of slip laws, session laws, and codification. Session laws are compiled into the Statutes at Large (Stat.) ... Read »


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    • The Sri Lanka Gazette

    • The Sri Lanka Gazette

      The Sri Lanka Gazette, officially The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, (Sinhalese: ශ්‍රී ලංකා ප්‍රජාතාන්ත්‍රික සමාජවාදී ජà ... Read »


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    • Statute

    • A statute is a formal written enactment of a legislative authority that governs a state, city or country. Typically, statutes command or prohibit something, or declare policy. Statutes are rules made by legislative bodies; they are distinguished from case law or precedent, which is decided by courts, and regulations is ... Read »


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    • United States Statutes at Large

      The United States Statutes at Large, commonly referred to as the Statutes at Large and abbreviated Stat., is the official record of Acts of Congress and concurrent resolutions passed by the United States Congress. Each act and resolution of Congress is called a slip law, which is classified as either public law (abbrev ... Read »


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    • West American Digest System

    • The West American Digest System is a system of identifying points of law from reported cases and organizing them by topic and key number. The system was developed by West Publishing to organize the entire body of American law. This extensive taxonomy makes the process of doing case law legal research less time consumin ... Read »


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    • Westlaw

    • Westlaw

      Westlaw is one of the primary online legal research services for lawyers and legal professionals in the United States and is a part of West. In addition, it provides proprietary database services. Information resources on Westlaw include more than 40,000 databases of case law, state and federal statutes, administrative ... Read »


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    • Wex

    • Wex is a collaboratively built, freely available legal dictionary and encyclopedia. Wex is an initiative to construct a collaboratively-created, public-access law dictionary and encyclopedia. It is sponsored and hosted by the Legal Information Institute ("LII") at the Cornell Law School. Much of the material that appe ... Read »


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    • Wexis

    • Wexis is a humorous portmanteau used to refer to the alleged duopoly of publishing conglomerates that dominate the U.S. legal information services industry – namely, West Publishing and LexisNexis. Neither of these companies is independent – they are parts of much larger conglomerates that dominate the entir ... Read »


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