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Research Guide: Litigation and Trial Practice: Databases

Litigation and Trial Practice

ABA/BNA Lawyer's Manual on Professional Conduct (BNA) Law Access, Walk-In Access

This resource offers guidance, analysis, news, and primary source material on attorney conduct and legal ethics. The Lawyers' Manual on Professional Conduct contains topical practice guides, each of which includes an overview, background information and analysis of the law, and descriptions of how courts and ethics committees have applied the law to particular facts. Content also includes ABA standards and ethics opinions in full text, materials on state ethics rules, and synopses of opinions by state and local bar associations. Current awareness material includes reports on recent court decisions, ethics opinions, disciplinary actions, and other news.

Citation Format Guide (2006) Open Access

This guide covers and compares Bluebook and ALWD formats.

Federal Dockets and Court Filings (Pacer) Law Access in Library (Ask Librarian)

Pacer is a convenient, government-operated docket tracking and full-text document service for most U.S. federal courts. Monitor federal litigation and retrieve documents such as complaints, answers, motions, and trial and appellate briefs.

Legislative Updates and Bill Tracking Services (Various States) Open Access

Minnesota Court Case Records and Documents

Often more information is available onsite at the courthouse than is available offsite via the Web, so pay close attention to the limitations stated on the website.

United States Law Week (BNA) Law Access, Walk-In Access

USLW is a valuable resource for keeping current with Federal appellate court decisions

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