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Cornell Library at Vermont Law & Graduate School

Vermont Librarians' Legal Information Toolkit: Legal Research Websites

Legal Research Websites for Vermonters

Free Legal Information Websites


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.


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.


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 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 to schedule an appointment with a librarian.

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