A Guide to Law

A guide to law is a handy reference tool for lawyers or those who need help in finding legal information on the web. These guides provide links to sites that offer the full texts of laws, regulations, and court decisions along with commentary from lawyers writing primarily for other lawyers.

The guide also features articles that answer many of the most popular legal questions concerning over 100 topics in plain English. Select a topic below or use our search button to find the article that is most relevant to your needs.

One of the most important factors in writing a legal article is to keep it simple. People love to read articles that are easy to understand and get right to the point. This is why many articles that have been viewed by millions of readers are written in such a way.

Scannability is another important factor in a well-written article. Most people skim through the content of an article and only read those parts that interest them the most. Therefore, make your article easier to scan by incorporating more subheadings, bullet points and paragraph breaks.

Big legal jargons are often difficult for non-lawyers to understand. If they are necessary to understand the concept, then go ahead and use them in your article but be sure that you explain them properly.

The guide to law is a good starting point for research but it does not replace individualized legal advice from a lawyer or other professional. The digital media law project and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society do not endorse any specific source of legal information or provide a recommendation for particular sites, and make no guarantees as to the accuracy of any information found on any site.

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