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Federal & State Courts

Legal Directories

Federal Legal Resources

Government Web sites

Legal Services Programs

New Jersey Legal Resources

Research Tool Links

 

FEDERAL & STATE COURTS
 
Court Finders

The Federal Judiciary Homepage - news and information by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.

The Federal Judicial Center - the federal court agency for research and continuing education. It provides publications, education programs, and links to court-related information.

The Bankruptcy LawTrove - cases, statutes, and regulations.

Court of Federal Claims - contains decisions, bar information, contact information, Winstar decisions and more.

The National Center for State Courts - provides leadership and service to the state courts.

The PACER Service Center of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts - the Federal Judiciary's centralized registration, billing, and technical support center for electronic access to U.S. District, Bankruptcy, and Appellate court records.

Court Rules, Forms and Dockets

Court Rules

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure

Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure

Third Circuit Local Appellate Rules

Federal District of New Jersey Local Rules

New Jersey Courts
 
Please Note:
Superior Court Clerk's Office
P.O. Box 971
Jennifer M. Perez, Chief Deputy Clerk
(609) 292-4987
Fax: (609) 292-6564
 

The Administrative Office of the Courts - administration and divisions of the state courts.

The Supreme Court - overview, ethics, and Supreme Court Justices' biographies.

Appellate Division of Superior Court - appellate court calendar, services, structure, etc. and Megan's Law.

Civil Division of Superior Court - overview, directory, FAQ, and programs.

Court Calendars and Judiciary Schedules - upcoming arguments, court year agendas, schedules and tracking appeals, appellate court calendar, and other calendars.

Family Division of Superior Court - overview, programs, services, and program contacts.

Trial Divisions of Superior Court - organization and structure.

Tax Court of New Jersey - organization and structure, programs, reports, rules, and small claims handbook.

The Municipal Court System - administration, directory, judges, education, and programs.

New Jersey Bankruptcy Court

District Court of New Jersey Decisions - check the Decisions of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey under Federal Courts on this page.

Supreme Court

Supreme Court of the United States

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

U.S. Supreme Court Decisions - by the Legal Information Institute of Cornell Law School.

United States Supreme Court Links - by Rominger Legal.

Circuit Courts

You can search for all Circuit Court decisions at Findlaw.

U.S. Court of Appeals For the Federal Circuit - court opinions, decisions, rules, court calendar, dispositions, and other information.

1st Circuit - opinions of the First Circuit court since November 1995; site maintained by Findlaw.

2nd Circuit - The 2nd Circuit makes available its opinions and summary orders under the Decisions link (left side of page), from the last 5 business days (Recent Decisions), posted during the current month, and posted during the previous month. You can also search all available decisions.

3rd Circuit - opinions issued by the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit since May, 1994; site maintained by Villanova Law School.

4th Circuit - opinions of the Fourth Circuit since January 1995; site maintained by Findlaw.

5th Circuit - new opinions are released twice a day and published opinions back to 1991.

6th Circuit - provides the opinions of the Sixth Circuit since January 1995; site maintained by Findlaw.

7th Circuit - database of decisions by the court; site maintained by the Center for Law and Computers at the Chicago-Kent College of Law.

8th Circuit - court calendar, rules, and a database of decisions since October 30, 1995.

9th Circuit - opinions of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit since June 1996; site maintained by Findlaw.com.

10th Circuit - opinions from October 1997 forward are provided by Washburn University.

11th Circuit - provides current published decisions of the Eleventh Circuit for the past 90 days.

Federal Circuit - opinions of the Federal Circuit since January 1997.

D.C. Circuit - opinions back to March 1995 provided by Georgetown University Law Center.

District Courts

You can search for all District Court decisions at Findlaw.

Alaska District - links to the District Court, Bankruptcy Court, and Probation/Pretrial Services.

Arizona District Bankruptcy Court - court information, documents, and related links.

Arkansas Eastern District - case information, local rules, court forms and links, etc.

California Central District - information covers filling procedures, forms, orders, rules, and attorney assistance, etc.

California Eastern District - court information, documents, and links.

California Northern District Bankruptcy Court - calendars, procedures, guidelines, rules, forms, judges' decisions, and jury information.

Florida Southern District - court rules, jury information, documents, and related sites.

Georgia Northern District Bankruptcy Court - document and case information, public query.

Idaho District - online access to case files, local rules, fee schedules, division office locations, and court calendars for the Bankruptcy and District courts.

Illinois Northern District Bankruptcy Court - court rules, judges, forms, case information, and links.

Illinois Southern District Bankruptcy Court - court information, forms, rules, opinions, and links.

Indiana Northern District Bankruptcy Court - judges, offices, contents, and site map.

Iowa Northern District Bankruptcy Court - court calendars, decisions, forms, rules, etc.

Kentucky Western District -court records, opinions, calendars, rules, jury information, and related sites.

Maryland District - divisions, resources, online documents, and news.

Massachusetts District Bankruptcy Court - court information, local rules, notices, and related links.

Mississippi Northern District - court information, documents, forms, and opinions, etc.

Missouri Eastern District - court procedures, rules, documents, forms, notices, and FAQ.

Nebraska District Bankruptcy Court - court information, rules, forms, and related sites.

New Jersey District Court Decisions - searchable civil and criminal cases by Rutgers University Law School - Camden.

New Jersey District Bankruptcy Court - cases, contact information, biographies, and guides.

New Mexico District - access to the District Court, the Bankruptcy Court, and the Tenth Circuit Library.

New York Eastern District - comprises the counties of Kings, Nassau, Queens, Richmond and
Suffolk.

New York Southern Bankruptcy Court - case information, local rules, forms, forms, and guidelines.

New York Northern District - divisions, calendars, services, court rules, judges' decisions, etc.

North Carolina Middle District - general information, federal courts resource page, links to government sites and links for research.

North Carolina Western District Bankruptcy Court - case information, calendars, court documents, and judges' opinions.

North Dakota Bankruptcy Court - court calendar, rules, directory, forms, and related sites.

Ohio Northern District Bankruptcy Court - court information, local rules, and news.

Pennsylvania Eastern District bankruptcy Court - court information, rules, forms, and notices.

Rhode Island District Bankruptcy Court - case and court information, local rules, forms, and links.

Texas Northern District Court - local rules, case information, filing procedures, and links.

Texas Western District - information of the District and Bankruptcy Courts.

Utah District Bankruptcy Court - court information, local rules, opinions, and related links.

Vermont District Bankruptcy Court - calendars, court opinions, legal resources, and links.

Virginia Eastern District Bankruptcy Court - directory, case information, documents, and judges' opinions.

Washington Western District Bankruptcy Court - court information, calendar, documents, and related links.

Wisconsin Western District Court - offices, documents, directions, and related sites.

Wisconsin District Bankruptcy Court - local rules, legal resources, bar information, and services.

LEGAL DIRECTORIES
Attorney Directories

Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Locator

FindLaw West Legal Directory: Find a Lawyer

Federal & State Court Directories

U.S. District Court Directory - Third Circuit -- by FindLaw

Law Directories by Search Engines

FindLaw's Court Forms - Federal and State Court forms

FindLaw's Lawyers and Law Firms Listings

Legal Publishers

Acqweb's Directory of Law Publishers

FEDERAL LEGAL RESOURCES

Constitution

Courts, Decisions & Rules

Regulations

Statutes & Legislation

Federal Statutes & Legislative Resources

United States Code

Bankruptcy Code

Food Stamp Act

Judiciary and Judicial Procedure

Social Security Act

Uniform Commercial Code

Compilation of Social Security Laws

Social Security Advisory Service

THOMAS

Congressional Hearing Documents from Rutgers Law School - Camden

Federal Regulations

Code of Federal Regulations

Federal Register

1995 - present Federal Register

1994 - present Federal Register

Federal Constitution

United States Constitution by FindLaw

United States Constitution by Cornell

Government Web sites

Federal Executive Branch

Federal Legislative Branch

Federal Judicial Branch

Independent Agencies

State Government

NJ Local Government

General Guides to Government Internet Resources

FirstGov - "your first click to the US Government"

Your Government - "provides sources for information on all branches and agencies of the federal government."

FCIC National Contact Center

Federal Executive Branch

The White House

Council on Environmental Quality

National Security Council

Office of Administration

Office of the President

Office of Management and Budget

Office of National Drug Control Policy

The President's Cabinet

President's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports

President's Intelligence Advisory Board

United States Trade Representative

White House News

Department of Agriculture

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) FAQ

Department of Commerce

Bureau of the Census

Bureau of Economic Analysis

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Patent and Trademark Office

Statistical Abstract of the United States

Department of Defense

Air Force

Navy

Department of Education

Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance

Office of Civil Rights

The Institute of Education Sciences

Office of Legislation and Congressional Affair

Department of Energy

Energy Information Administration

Office of Environmental Management

Department of Health and Human Services

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Families and Children

The Social Security Administratio

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Consumer Information

HUD Camden Area Office Home Page

HUD: Newark Area Office Home Page

Department of the Interior

The National Park Service: Legislative and Congressional Affairs

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Freedom of Information Act

Office of the Solicitor General: Government briefs submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court

Department of Labor

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Department of State

Bureau of Consular Affairs

Travel Warnings and Consular Information Sheet

Department of Transportation

Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Centur

Department of Treasury

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Department of Veterans Affairs

Facilities Directory

Federal Legislative Branch

House of Representatives Home Page

Senate Home Page

GAO: General Accounting Office

GPO: Government Printing Office

The Library of Congress Home Page

Legislative Branch Internet Resources

Congress.org: legislative information.

Roll Call Online: a newspaper about Congress.

Thomas: Legislative Information Server: contains full text versions of House and Senate bills.

Federal Judicial Branch

Administrative Offices of the U. S. Courts: The Federal Judiciary Homepage

The Constitution of the United States of America: includes annotations of cases decided by the Supreme Court.

The Federal Court Locator

About the U.S. Courts: Includes Supreme Court, Courts of Appeals, and District Courts.

Federal Judicial Center

Findlaw: Supreme Court Opinions: 1937-Present

National Center for State Courts

Supreme Court Justices

United States Sentencing Commission

Independent Agencies and Commissions

Central Intelligence Agency

Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board

Environmental Protection Agency

Export-Import Bank of the United States

Federal Communications Commission

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Federal Election Commission

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Federal Reserve Board

Federal Trade Commission

General Services Administration

International Information Programs

Merit Systems Protection Board

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

National Archives and Records Administration

National Credit Union Administration

National Endowment for the Arts

National Security Agency

National Science Foundation

National Technology Transfer Center

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Office of the Special Counsel

Peace Corps

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Railroad Retirement Board

Securities and Exchange Commission

Selective Service System

Small Business Administration

Smithsonian Institution

Social Security Administration

Tennessee Valley Authority

United States Agency for International Development

United States International Trade Commission

United States Postal Service

State Government Websites

New Jersey State and Local Government on the Net


New Jersey Counties & Municipalities

LEGAL SERVICES PROGRAMS

National Legal Services Sites

ABA Division For Legal Services

CLASP - the Center for Law and Social Policy

Legal Services Corporation Home Page

LSC Resource Library

National Center for Youth Law

National Health Law Program

National Legal Aid & Defender Association's Civil Legal Services Page

National Senior Citizens Law Center

National Center on Poverty Law

Welfare Law Center

State Legal Services Programs - This list is from Pine Tree Legal Assistance.

NEW JERSEY LEGAL RESOURCES
Three Branches of Government
General Access

The New Jersey State Constitution

Legal Research Page by Lawguru.com. Provides forms to search for NJ cases, codes, and Statutes.

New Jersey Law (from The Rutgers Law Library): A central source for New Jersey law and other general information.

Executive

State

New Jersey Administrative Code from Michie's Legal Resources

Executive Orders issued by the Governors since 1984

Agencies: Links to New Jersey governmental departments and agencies.

The New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety

The New Jersey Division of Taxation: Print tax forms in PDF format

Legislative

State

Chapter Laws since 1996 with subject indexes

NJ Session Laws from Rutgers Law School - Camden

The New Jersey Legislature, including New Jersey Permanent Statutes and New Jersey Legislative Session Bills.

The New Jersey Law Revision Commission

Federal

New Jersey in the 112th Congress

Judiciary

State

The New Jersey Judiciary

Opinions of the New Jersey Courts: Full-text archive by the Rutgers Law School - Camden, including the Supreme Court (since 3/94), Appellate Division (since 9/95), and the Tax Court.

New Jersey Court Rules

New Jersey Model Jury Instructions

Civil

Criminal

Federal

The U.S. Court of Appeals (3rd Circuit): Searchable information by FindLaw.

U.S. District Court of New Jersey: Directory of the Third Circuit District Court judges.

Federal Court Rules: This site provides access to the national and local rules currently in effect in the federal courts, as well as background information on the federal rules and the rulemaking process.

Federal Rules of Evidence

Third Circuit Model Jury Instructions

Civil

Criminal

Other Resources

Filing an Application for Social Security Disability

Find a Lawyer in New Jersey - FindLaw

New Jersey InfoBank: Circular letters and Executive Orders

Law.com/nj

New Jersey Lawyer: Current issue of the weekly newspaper.

New Jersey State Bar Association

New Jersey State Bar Foundation

New Jersey State Library: Links to NJ State Library web catalog, magazine articles, NJ government publications, NJ legislative histories, etc.

Rutgers Law School, Newark

Rutgers Law School, Camden

Seton Hall Law School

RESEARCH TOOL LINKS
Law-Related

Basic Legal Citation Guide from Cornell

Federal Register

Find What You're Looking for Online: A Primer Geared Toward Legal Research from FindLaw.com

Internet Law Guide from Rutgers-Newark Law Library

Model Civil Charges from the N.J. Judiciary

Oyez.org provides free sound files of U.S. Supreme Court arguments

General

Anywho - online phone book

Area Code Decoder - find out where a certain area code calls, or find the area code for a location

Babelfish Translator from AltaVista

Dictionary.com

How To Evaluate a Web Site from LLRX.com

MapQuest

Online Licensee Directories from the Division of Consumer Affairs

Refdesk.com

Thesaurus.com

Weather

ZIP Code Information

Newspapers

Asbury Park Press

The New York Times - requires free registration

The Record

The Star-Ledger

List of New Jersey Newspapers from USNPL

New Jersey Politics and Policy News from Stateline.org