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FINDING LEGAL INFORMATION

For online sites, see Research Guides and Introduction to Basic Legal Citation. The first site,Research Guides, is outstanding; everything from law exams, notable court decisions in various areas and even pathfinders in different areas of the law. Yahoo! has a directory link to Legal Research which directs the reader to dictionaries, cases, academic papers and so forth.
 
 

DICTIONARIES AND ENCYCLOPEDIAS

A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage doesn't define legal words as much as it tells you how to use them. It cites a wide variety of sources, including literary, to illustrate how a word might be used.

Some online dictionaries include Lawdictionaries.com, Shark Talk  and Legal Lexicon's Lyceum


 

 

EFFECTIVE WRITING

There are several sites on clear and effective writing, such as Legal Writing.
 
 

LEGAL FORMS

 ILRG Legal Forms Archive. There are several other forms on Legal Forms on the Web.

CITATORS 

See Legal Citations for online help.
 

MICHIGAN LAW

Law library State of Mchigan 

Frequently Requested Laws.  Both alphabetical and subject arrangement available.

Internet Law Library Michigan. Good for executive orders, administrative code, environmental code and municipal codes.

MEL Legal Gateway. From the Michigan Electronic Library, this site is good for wills, landlord relations, etc.


FEDERAL LAW

Pay particular attention to FedLaw. If you don't find it here, it doesn't exist.
Internet Resources
 I believe that you will have the best results with  WWW Virtual Library, and the Internet Legal Resource Guide..
 
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248.370.2498


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