Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Vermont Librarians' Legal Information Toolkit: Legal Research Websites

Legal Research Websites for Vermonters

Free Legal Information Websites

Vermont

Center for Agriculture and Food Systems - specific resources for farming and agriculture, from Vermont Law School.

Vermont Legal Research for Non-Lawyers - an overview of the legal research process and different types of legal sources and documents, for public librarians and laypeople.

Vermont Legal Research Guide - resources for finding current and historic Vermont constitutions, laws, rules, and case law.

Vermont State Legislature - drafts of legislation, reports, and legislator contact information.

Vermont Statutes Online - current laws of Vermont.

Vermont Judiciary - Information for attorneys, self-represented litigants, and jurors.

Court Forms - Frequently used forms for court procedures.

Self-Help Center - Lawyer referral, court locations, and information about common legal tasks.

Federal

Findlaw for Legal Professionals - State and Federal cases and codes, and information for attorneys and law firm staff.

Law Library of Congress - Legal research guides, Federal court records and briefs, law reviews and other periodicals.

United States Congress - Current activities of Congress, public laws, U.S. Code, and appropriations.

U.S. Government Information - Congressional bills, calendars, and agendas; budgets, committee reports, hearings, etc.

Other

CLIC legal self-help collection - Browse books on a wide range of legal topics, which you can request to borrow on behalf of your patron. Librarians can contact clic@vermontlaw.edu to request an inter-library loan, or copies of specific chapters or forms.

Cornell Law School's Legal Information Institute - Guides to legal research, lawyer directory, and legal encyclopedia.

Google Scholar - search journal articles and case law.

 

Temporary Access to Paid Legal Databases:

CLIC provides access to legal databases so that your patrons can conduct their own legal research.

Fastcase - Cases, statutes, and more. Sign up for a free 7-day trial of Fastcase.

Westlaw - Cases, statutes, legal analysis, and more. Set up a limited trial with Westlaw.

HeinOnline - Historic Vermont statutes, specialized legal databases, and topical legal resources. Available via screen sharing during a virtual reference appointment. Email clic@vermontlaw.edu to schedule an appointment with a librarian.