Sample Documents & Researching the Law

  • Research Resources coworking

    The Rutter Guides in Westlaw and the Matthew Bender Guides (as well as California Forms of Pleading and Practice) in LexisNexis both provide many excellent sample documents. The San Francisco Law Library offers free access to Westlaw/LexisNexis in hour-long intervals.  It is an excellent resource and probably sufficient for an attorney just starting out.  I …more

  • Free Online Legal Research research

    Google Scholar, for case authority including page references and cases citing the opinion. Not reliable for shepardizing, or one of the credible and credited case legal resources accepted by the Courts, but an excellent starting place. http://scholar.google.com/ (select case law radio button) FastCase, located in the BASF SpaceBar (right next to the free printer). From …more

More Resources

“Legal Research” by Kristen Bargmeyer
cclawyer.cccba.org/2012/07/legal-research/
Via Contra Costa Lawyer

Are you looking for a good value in legal research? We all need information and for those of us watching our overhead, legal research databases can be prohibitively expensive. Luckily, there are some legal research resources that can help a solo or small firm get the information they need for less.