Paralegal

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Featured Database

LexisNexis Academic

Lexis is a great starting point for legal research!   It provides access to federal and state court cases, Shepards and more. Nexis has newspapers, wire services, and magazines from around the world, including the New York Times. Also includes company profiles and financial reports, government transcripts, trade journals and academic and legal databases.   Note: You will need to sign in from off-campus.

Oregon Legal Resources

Oregon

Oregon Courts: Oregon Judicial Department
Official website
Oregon Revised Statutes, Constitution, Court Rules & ALS, Combined
From Lexis/Nexis.
Oregon Revised Statutes
Oregon Secretary of State
Includes the Archives Division, Audits Division, Corporation Division, Elections Division and Executive Division

Resources

Legal Research: Basics

Introduction to Basic Legal Citation (LII 2010 ed.)
This work first appeared in 1993. It was most recently revised in 2010.
Legal Information Institute (LII)
Highly recommended. Produced by Cornell University Law School. Has links to codes, constitutions, court opinions, an introduction to basic legal citation, federal rules of procedure and much more.
LexisNexis Academic
Lexis provides access to federal and state court cases, Shepards and more. Nexis has newspapers, wire services, and magazines from around the world, including the New York Times. Also provides company profiles and financial reports, government transcripts, trade journals and academic and legal databases. Note: You will need to sign in from off-campus.
PCC Law Library
The Paralegal program maintains a law library in Terrell Hall, Room 109.
Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
Plain-English definitions for hundreds of legal terms, from the common to the bizarre. Hosted by Nolo Press.
Research Help: Oregon
Search Legal Terms and Definitions
Search for terms, definitions or browse an alphabetical list of terms. By Law.Com

Legal Research: Cases and Documents

Federal & State Cases
From Lexis/Nexis.
Federal & State Codes
From Lexis/Nexis.
Shepard's Citations
From Lexis/Nexis.
U.S. Courts: the Federal Judiciary
Official courts website
Washington - Annotated Revised Code of Washington, Constitution, Court Rules & ALS, Combined
From Lexis/Nexis.
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