Whether you are an aspiring lawyer or an experienced researcher, the guide to law can help you find the legal information you need. Specifically, the guide covers areas of law that are important to most citizens.
The guide is organized like a book with the article titles on the right and a table of contents at the bottom. You can search by topic, subject area, or practice area to find what you need.
This guide includes an overview of New York state law, a description of the judicial system in New York, links to resources for finding court documents and forms, and a list of important phone numbers and addresses. It also includes a directory of judges and clerks at the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals and the trial courts on a state-by-state basis.
It also has a section on the Bluebook (21st Edition) that offers commentary, models and tips for navigating the Bluebook, as well as a section on obtaining corporate fillings. It contains a mini-guide to court documents and memoranda as well as citation rules that are based on local court citation laws.
These guides have been compiled by reference librarians at the State Law Library and are intended to assist users with locating legal information concerning a specific legal topic. Each article is written in language that is easy to understand and contains many answers to commonly asked questions about over 100 legal topics.
The guide does not represent a comprehensive source of all legal information available online. It should be used as a starting point for research, but it is not a substitute for individualized legal advice. You should consult with a qualified attorney before you make any decisions about your legal matters.