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Conducting Research in this Area

General Tips:

  • Lots of information is available for free online, but it is important to ask these questions about what you find:  Who is the author?  Are they reputable? Do they have enough authority to be writing on the topic? When was it written?  Is it up to date? Are they part of an organization?  Are they selling something?  Check out our guide to Free Online Legal Research for more tips.
  • Reputable online resources, especially government websites, are very valuable for practice guides, current procedures, and policy information.  This is especially true for state specific information that may be hard to find elsewhere.
  • Look to general commercial treatises for information about laws, policies, analysis, and procedure.
  • Look to commercial state specific resource guides for more specific information about the laws and procedure of that state.

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