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Law and Legal Resources

Law and legal services information and resources.

Federal, State and Local Codes, Statutes and Regulations

United States

See also Immigration Law, Tax Law, Unemployment and Labor Law and Business.

  • Code of Federal Regulations
    The codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the departments and agencies of the federal government.
  • Compilation of Presidential Documents
    Proclamations, executive orders and other materials released by the White House.
  • Congress.gov
    The official website for U.S. federal legislative information. The site provides access to accurate, timely, and complete legislative information for Members of Congress, legislative agencies, and the public.
  • Federal Register
    The official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents. The current and historical issues are available back to 1936.
  • Federal Rules of Evidence
    For civil and criminal trials in federal courts, these are the laws governing the admission of evidence.
  • Regulations.gov
    "Your voice in federal decision-making." Read newly proposed regulations, post comments on proposed regulations, search for proposed and final rules, sign up for e-mail alerts about a particular regulation and more.
  • United States Code
    The codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States. It is divided by broad subjects into 50 titles and published by the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • United States Statutes at Large
    Typically referred to as the Statutes at Large, it is the permanent collection of all laws and resolutions enacted during each session of Congress. The Statutes at Large is prepared and published by the Office of the Federal Register (OFR), National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

State

Nationwide

  • State Legal Resources
    Links to all 50 states' administrative code, constitution, legislation and statutes. Provided by PublicLegal.

Virginia

See also Government of Virginia and Unemployment and Labor Law and Tax Law.

  • Code of Virginia
    The Code of Virginia contains the general and permanent laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia that have been passed by the General Assembly and signed by the governor.
  • Constitution of Virginia
    The highest authority for state law aside from the United States Constitution.
  • Legislative Information System
    A single source for timely and complete materials about the ongoing work of legislative committees and the General Assembly members. LIS offers online access to the full text of every introduced bill and resolution. The system also displays updated history, amendments, and votes for each bill and resolution.
  • Virginia Administrative Code
    The Virginia Administrative Code contains the permanent regulations for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Regulations have the force of law and are written and administered by state agencies as authorized by the General Assembly. The Virginia Administrative Code online is updated daily.
  • Virginia Law
    Features easy navigation and readable presentation of content. Visitors can search across all of Virginia Law to find the information they want, without having to know where the information resides. From the Virginia General Assembly's Division of Legislative Automated Systems.
  • Virginia Register of Regulations
    The Virginia Register of Regulations is Virginia’s official state publication of regulations. All regulations must be filed with the Registrar of Regulations to become law. The register provides a snapshot of all regulatory activity happening in Virginia and also includes general notices of state agency activity.
  • Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
    Information about proposed changes to Virginia's regulations. It also provides a meetings calendar, board minutes and allows the public to voice their opinion through online comment forums.

County and Municipal

See also Tax Law.

Local Area Governments

Nationwide

  • Municode
    Full-text municipal and county codes for U.SCounty and Municipal. towns, cities and counties in all 50 states.
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