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United States Court Information

See also links to state court web sites, maintained by the National Center for State Courts. See also the Federal Judiciary Homepage and the Federal Court Locator at Villanova University School of Law.

  1. Supreme Court
    In addition to the court’s own web site, see the following sites:
  2. Cornell Law School provides information about the current justices.
  3. The OYEZ Project (guided by Prof. Jerry Goldman at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law) provides brief biographical information about every justice, from the first chief justice, John Jay, to the currently sitting justices, as well as a virtual tour of the court building (which requires a free QuickTime player).
  4. Courts of Appeals and Bankruptcy Appellate Panels — Web Sites

    See also a table of federal judicial circuits showing the districts included in each circuit.
  5. District Courts and Bankruptcy Courts — Web Sites
    See a table of the courts’ web sites organized in state-name order, or see the appropriate ALSO! state page for links to web sites maintained by the federal courts in that state. The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts maintains a list of links to web sites of district courts and bankruptcy courts, organized by judicial circuits.

  6. Special Courts — Web Sites

    See also a table showing former special courts and successor courts.
  7. Addresses • Names • Numbers
    See also court web sites, above.

    Additional Resources
    Understanding the Federal Courts (2003) … [Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts]
    Federal Courts and What They Do (1997) … [Federal Judicial Center] — A pamphlet explaining the operation of the federal courts, suitable for those with no legal background.
    A Journalist’s Guide to the Federal Courts (n.d.) … [Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts]
    Welcome to the Federal Court (1996) … [Federal Judicial Center] — A brief pamphlet prepared for visitors to federal courts.
    ¶ Court-Related Articles in Issues in Democracy This publication by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of International Information Programs (since 1999) and U.S. Information Agency (until 1999), includes occasional numbers devoted to information about courts in the United States.
  8. Access to the Courts: Equal Justice for All (Aug. 2004)
  9. The Changing Face of U.S. Courts (May 2003)
  10. How U.S. Courts Work (Sep. 1999)
  11. Independence of the Judiciary (Dec. 1996)
  12. Mediation and the Courts (Dec. 1999)
  13. The Supreme Court of the United States: Highest Court in the Land (Apr. 2005)
  14. History of the Federal Judiciary … [Federal Judicial Center] — Pages include “Courts of the Federal Judiciary” (historical treatments of the Supreme Court, the circuit courts of appeals, the district courts, the special courts, and the judicial circuits, as well as the now-defunct circuit courts, 1789–1912) and “Landmark Judicial Legislation” (commentary accompanying the texts of Article III of the U.S. Constitution and 21 statutes that are among the most significant acts related to the structure of the judiciary and the authority of the federal courts).
    Biographical Directory of Federal Judges … [Federal Judicial Center] — Brief biographical information about every federal judge, past and present.
    Federal Appellate Courts — Addresses and Phone Numbers … [Diviacchi Law Office (Mass.)]
    Court-Related Agencies and Sites
    Federal Judicial Center … The research and education agency of the federal judicial system. On the web site, numerous useful publications of the agency are available (some are linked on the ALSO! site in a separate listing of legal monographs).
    State Justice Institute … Established by federal law in 1984 to award grants to improve the quality of justice in state courts, facilitate better coordination between state and federal courts, and foster innovative, efficient solutions to common problems faced by all courts.
    U.S. Sentencing Commission … Independent agency in the judicial branch of government. Its principal purposes are (1) to establish sentencing policies and practices for the federal courts, including guidelines prescribing the appropriate form and severity of punishment for offenders convicted of federal crimes, (2) to advise and assist Congress and the executive branch in the development of effective and efficient crime policy, and (3) to collect, analyze, research, and distribute a broad array of information on federal crime and sentencing issues, serving as an information resource for Congress, the executive branch, the courts, criminal justice practitioners, the academic community, and the public. Documents available on the web site, in PDF files, include the Federal Sentencing Guidelines Manual (current version and selected superseded versions) and the Rules of Practice and Procedureof the Sentencing Commission.


United States Litigation Forms

See also links to assorted legal forms at the Washburn University School of Law web site. Various downloadable forms are available at no charge from American LegalNet, Inc. (Cal.) at its USCourtForms.com web site (registration for a “free subscription” is required).

  1. Forms in Rules of Procedure
  2. Appellate Forms … These follow rule 48 in the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure.
  3. Civil Forms … These follow rule 86 in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
  4. Administrative Office of the United States Courts — Forms … These include both litigation forms (for example, a civil subpoena) and administrative forms. They are in PDF files and can be filled in on-line, then printed.

  5. Courts of Appeals Forms • Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Forms
  6. Forms of Jury Instructions
  7. U.S. District Courts — Local Jury Instructions
  8. Iowa — N.D.
  9. Family and Medical Leave Act [FMLA] Pattern Jury Instructions … [U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit]

  10. Pattern Instructions Under the Federal Employer Liability Act [FELA] and Similar Statutes … [U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit]

  11. Intellectual Property Jury Instructions … [Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association] — Jury instructions collected by the Patent Litigation/ADR/CAFC Committee of MIPLA during 1997 and 1998 from jury trials in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota (but including some uniform jury instructions from the District of Delaware).

  12. Pattern Patent Law Jury Instructions … [U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit] — See also proposed revisions of these instructions.

  13. Model Patent Jury Instructions … [American Intellectual Property Law Ass’n] — Updated through December 2007.

  14. Jury Instructions Under Securities Laws … [North American Securities Administrators Ass’n]

  15. Bankruptcy Court Forms … [Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts]

  16. General Litigation Forms
    These forms are provided by interested persons, often by lawyers and firms specializing in the covered areas, and by commercial ventures. Sources for litigation forms reflecting a particular state’s law, if available, are linked on the ALSO! page for that state.
  17. Free LEXIS-NEXIS Forms … Forms are drawn from the extensive collection published by Matthew Bender & Co. (a LEXIS-NEXIS subsidiary) and can be browsed by topic or by jurisdiction. Registration is required but is free.
  18. Additional Resources
    ¶ 1st Circuit … Forms are available in an appendix to the court’s local rules (beginning after local rule 48).


United States Government Forms

See also links to assorted legal forms at the Washburn University School of Law web site.

  1. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service (Tax Forms)
    All documents are in PDF files (but see Additional Resources, below, regarding alternative file formats). See the Federation of Tax Administrators for links to state tax forms.
  2. Other Government Agency Forms
    These are available for the most part, but not exclusively, at web sites maintained by the sanctioning agencies.
    1. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) [formerly INS]. Immigration Forms
    2. Copyright Office. Copyright Forms
    3. Housing and Urban Development Department. HUD Forms
    4. Patent and Trademark Office. PTO Forms
    5. Securities and Exchange Commission.
      1. SEC small-business forms (HTML) at the SEC web site
      2. Forms (HTML) at the Center for Corporate Law, University of Cincinnati
        1. Securities Act Forms
        2. Securities Exchange Act Forms
    6. Social Security Administration. SSA Forms and Instructions

    Additional Resources
    Immigration Forms … [American Immigration, L.L.C. (N.Y.)] — These are the official forms. The list of forms is presented better, and the fillable forms have a more user-friendly appearance, than on the USCIS web site.


United States Transactional Forms

See also links to assorted legal forms at the Washburn University School of Law web site.

  1. Specific-Transaction Forms
    1. Health Care: Advance Directives: Living Wills, Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care … [National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization] — Free state-specific advance-directive packages (with instructions) that can be downloaded in PDF files.
    2. Securities:
      1. State Securities Regulation Forms … Collection of North American Securities Administrators Association forms.

  2. Miscellaneous Transaction Forms
    These forms are provided by interested persons, often by lawyers and firms specializing in the covered areas, and by commercial ventures. Sources for transaction forms reflecting a particular state’s law, if available, are linked on the ALSO! page for that state.
    1. Free LEXIS-NEXIS Forms … Forms are drawn from the extensive collection published by Matthew Bender & Co. (a LEXIS-NEXIS subsidiary) and can be browsed by topic or by jurisdiction. There is also a search function. Registration is required but is free.
    2. Home Business Forms … [Advantage Corp. (Utah)] — Forms intended for use by owners of home-based businesses, in two collections: one comprises common legal forms, the other comprises letters, other forms, and notices.
    3. Legal Documents Online … [USA Law Publications, Inc. (Cal.)] — Collection comprising a few free documents as well as assorted documents that, for a fee, can be drafted online, previewed, and printed.
    4. Legal Forms Archive … [Internet Legal Research Guide (Tex.)]
    5. Assorted Transaction Forms Provided by Lawyers
    6. William Bronchik, Esq. (Colo.) … Forms are in PDF files and include a few state-specific forms for California and Colorado.


United States Practice Information

  1. Federal Court Practice Guides
    See a separate listing under “Federal Litigation Guides, Manuals, Handbooks” on the page for legal monographs.

  2. Judicial Assistance in Canada and Mexico … [U.S. State Dep't] — General procedures for obtaining evidence and serving foreign legal documents in Canada and Mexico. Similar information is available for numerous additional countries.

  3. International Conventions on Legal Procedures … Links to texts of the following conventions (plus helpful information) regarding legal procedures and their effects in foreign countries:
  4. Hague Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters … [U.S. State Dep't]
  5. Hague Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extra-Judicial Documents in Civil and Commercial Matters … [U.S. State Dep't]
  6. Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory and Additional Protocol … [Organization of American States] — See also an Additional Protocol to the convention.
  7. Common Legal Procedures in Foreign Countries … [U.S. State Dep't] — Information on the following matters regarding legal procedures and their effects in foreign countries:
  8. Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirements for Legalization of Foreign Public Documents
  9. Notarial and Authentication Services
  10. U.S. State Department Authentications Office
  11. Service of Process Upon a Foreign State
  12. Service of Legal Documents Abroad
  13. Obtaining Evidence Abroad
  14. Preparation of Letters Rogatory
  15. Enforcement of Judgments
  16. Legal Affairs in Foreign Countries … [U.S. State Dep't] — Information on the following subjects, for Americans having legal business abroad. See also “Retaining a Foreign Attorney.”
  17. International Judicial Assistance, Notarial Services and Authentication of Documents
  18. Documentation of United States Citizens Born Abroad Who Acquire Citizenship at Birth
  19. Marriage Abroad
  20. Divorce Abroad
  21. Child Support Enforcement Abroad
  22. Child Protection Services


United States Bar Associations • Law-Related Organizations

Web sites for state chapters and affiliated state organizations, if any, are linked on state pages.

  1. General Bar Associations
  2. Practice-Area Bar Associations
  3. Special-Interest Bar Associations
  4. Organizations Related to the Practice of Law
  5. Legal Advocacy Organizations
  6. Judicial and Court-Related Organizations

    See also Judgepedia, a Wikipedia-style web site, self-described as “an encyclopedia about judges and courts,” which is maintained by the Sam Adams Alliance (Illinois).
  7. Additional Resources
    Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association
    International Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) — Arbitration … Arbitration services “for a wide variety of domestic and international entertainment disputes, such as those arising out of production agreements, motion picture, television and multimedia licensing agreements, financing agreements, film exhibition agreements, and sales agency agreements.”
    AALL Task Force on Citation Formats Report (March 1, 1995)


United States Directories

These links lead to names and addresses (for all states and territories and the federal government, as appropriate), and some links lead to additional information, that may be of interest to lawyers. See also a list of U.S. law schools’ web sites.

  1. Law Firms • Lawyers • Law Professors
  2. Federal Agencies: United States Government Manual … [National Archives and Records Admin.] — “As the official handbook of the Federal Government, the United States Government Manual provides comprehensive information on the agencies of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches. It also includes information on quasi-official agencies, international organizations in which the United States participates, and boards, commissions, and committees.”

  3. United States Attorneys Offices — Contact Information

  4. Vital-Records Information … [Elizabth T. Orsay (Ind.)] — Comprehensive lists of addresses for vital-records custodians in all states (at both state level and county level) and U.S. territories.VitalChek Network … State-by-state directory (plus District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands) for vital-records information.

  5. Legal Publishers and Vendors … [AcqWeb.org]


United States Government Web Sites

  1. Congressional Links
  2. Executive Departments • Departmental Agencies
  3. Independent Agencies • Agencies’ Law-Related Offices
  4. Military General Counsels • Judge Advocates • Law Schools

    Note—The General Counsel of the Department of Transportation, as Judge Advocate General of the Coast Guard, delegated to the Chief Counsel of the Coast Guard the responsibility to administer the Coast Guard’s military justice program. The General Counsel of the Department of Homeland Security succeeds to the functions of the Judge Advocate General of the Coast Guard.
  5. Law Libraries

    Linked here are web sites of law libraries that are not primarily associated with a specific state and whose collections are, for the most part, of nationwide scope. For links to web sites of law libraries (both public libraries and academic libraries) primarily associated with a particular state, see the ALSO!page for that state.
  6. Additional Resources

    NOTE—The lists above contain links to selected sites that may be of interest to lawyers. The General Services Administration maintains a comprehensive government information web site (formerly called FirstGov), which is self-described as providing “easy, one-stop access to all online U.S. Federal Government resources.”

    FedStats … The Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy maintains this site to provide easy access to the full range of statistics and information produced by the more-than-70 federal agencies that produce statistics of interest to the public.


Other United States Resources

  1. Continuing Legal Education Organizations
  2. Embassy of Canada in the United StatesAmbassade du Canada aux États-Unis … See also contact information for consulates and trade offices as well as separate web sites linked below. (A “consulate general” can provide all consular services; a “consulate” handles business and trade matters exclusively.)
  3. Anchorage Consulate — Alaska
  4. Atlanta Consulate General — Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee; Puerto Rico; Virgin Islands
  5. Boston Consulate General — Maine, Massachussetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont
  6. Buffalo Consulate General — Western and Upstate New York (counties of Chautauqua, Broome, Cortland, Onondaga, Oswego, Cattaraugus, Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Fulton, Hamilton, Essex, Franklin, Genesee, Wyoming, Allegany, Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Lewis, Livingston, Monroe, Wayne, Ontario, Oneida, Madison, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Herkimer, Montgomery, Seneca, Cayuga, Tompkins, Tioga, Steuben, Chemung, Schuyler, Clinton, Yates), Pennsylvania, and West Virginia
  7. Chicago Consulate General — Illinois, Indiana (counties of Jasper, Lake, Laporte, Newton and Porter), Iowa (cities of Bettendorf and Davenport, which comprise part of the Quad Cities region), Kansas (Kansas City), Missouri, and Wisconsin
  8. Dallas Consulate General — Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas
  9. Denver Consulate General — Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, and Montana
  10. Detroit Consulate General — Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana (except counties of Jasper, Lake, Laporte, Newton and Porter)
  11. Houston Consulate — Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas
  12. Los Angeles Consulate General — Southern California, Arizona, and New Mexico
  13. Miami Consulate General
  14. Minneapolis Consulate General — Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota
  15. New York City Consulate General — Eastern and Southern New York (counties of Albany, Bronx, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Rensselaer, Richmond, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster, Warren, Washington and Westchester), Connecticut, and New Jersey
  16. Philadelphia Consulate — Eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey (Camden County)
  17. Phoenix Consulate — Arizona and New Mexico
  18. Raleigh Consulate — North Carolina and South Carolina
  19. San Diego Consulate — Southern California
  20. San Francisco / Silicon Valley Consulate General — Northern California, Nevada, and Hawaii
  21. Seattle Consulate General — Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington
  22. Washington, D.C. Embassy — Consular Services — Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia; District of Columbia
  23. Embassy of Mexico in the United StatesEmbajada de México en los Estados Unidos de América … Not all Mexican consulates in the United States have web sites. The consulates listed below have web sites; only a few have English versions, and some of the others provide selected information in English. See also an official list of links to web sites for Mexican consulates in the United States (and elsewhere).
  24. Albuquerque Consulate General • Consulado General
  25. Atlanta Consulate General • Consulado General
  26. Austin Consulate General • Consulado General
  27. Boston Consulate General • Consulado General
  28. Brownsville Consulate General • Consulado General
  29. Calexico Consulate General • Consulado General
  30. Chicago Consulate General • Consulado General
  31. Dallas Consulate General • Consulado General
  32. Denver Consulate General • Consulado General
  33. Detroit Consulate General • Consulado General
  34. Douglas Consulate General • Consulado General
  35. El Paso Consulate General • Consulado General
  36. Houston Consulate General • Consulado General
  37. Indianapolis Consulate General • Consulado General
  38. Laredo Consulate General • Consulado General
  39. Los Angeles Consulate General • Consulado General
  40. Miami Consulate General • Consulado General
  41. New York Consulate General • Consulado General
  42. Nogales Consulate General • Consulado General
  43. Orlando Consulate General • Consulado General
  44. Philadelphia Consulate General • Consulado General
  45. Phoenix Consulate General • Consulado General
  46. Portland Consulate General • Consulado General
  47. Raleigh Consulate General • Consulado General
  48. Sacramento Consulate General • Consulado General
  49. Salt Lake City Consulate General • Consulado General
  50. San Antonio Consulate General • Consulado General
  51. San Bernardino Consulate General • Consulado General
  52. San Francisco Consulate General • Consulado General
  53. San Jose Consulate General • Consulado General
  54. Santa Ana Consulate General • Consulado General
  55. Seattle Consulate General • Consulado General
  56. Washington, D.C., Embassy of Mexico — Consular Section • Embajada de México en los Estados Unidos de América — Sección Consular
  57. Yuma Consulate General • Consulado General
  58. Law Book Network … [Mooradian Mgmt., Inc. (Mich.)] — Service for selling and buying new and used law books and law-related research materials, using the internet. The service may be used at no charge by registered users, and registration is free.


United States Legal Research Aids: General Works

See also a separate list of legal monographs for the United States.
  1. Dictionaries and Glossaries
    Note: The resources linked here are not works of authority (nor are they, for the most part, works of scholarship). For legally authoritative definitions, see appropriate governing laws and court opinions. For reliable definitions of terms and related information (etymology and so forth), consult a work such as the Oxford English Dictionary or a reputable American dictionary.
    1. Legal Information Institute’s “Wex” Dictionary … “Wex is an ambitious effort to construct a collaboratively-created, public-access law dictionary and encyclopedia. It is sponsored and hosted by the Legal Information Institute at the Cornell Law School.” Furthermore, “Wex is intended, at least initially, as a resource for law novices, a term that is meant to be highly inclusive.”
    2. Duhaime’s Legal Dictionary … [Lloyd Duhaime, LL.B. (B.C.)] — A “plain English” dictionary of legal terms, which is browsable by entry but not searchable.
    3. The People’s Law Dictionary … [Gerald Hill, J.D. & Kathleen Hill (Cal.)] — This on-line version offers a search form as well as browsing. See a review of the print version (1997).
    4. TheFreeDictionary’s Legal Dictionary … [Farlex, Inc.(Pa.)] — This derives much content from “The People’s Law Dictionary” linked above.
    5. Selected Legal Glossaries

      * In a glossary marked with an asterisk, all entries are displayed in one document (web page or Adobe Acrobat file).
    6. Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law … [FindLaw (West Group)] — A search interface to the dictionary (1996 edition), which is not browsable.
    7. Everybody’s Legal Glossary … [Nolo Press (Cal.)] — Browsable by topic as well as searchable.
    8. Glossaries of Legal Terms Translated From English … [Wisconsin Court System] — Links to glossaries of legal terms in English and translated into Chinese, French, German, Russion, Spanish, and other languages.
    9. Glossaries for Law Students
      1. One-L Dictionary … [Harvard Law Sch. Library] — A “dictionary to assist new law students the first few days of their law school experience,” this may be helpful also to anyone, not trained as a lawyer, who needs plain-English definitions of some common legal words and phrases.
      2. A Dictionary for First Year Students … [George Mason Univ. Sch. of Law Library] — Definitions tend to be somewhat fuller than normal.
    10. Bieber’s Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations: A Reference Guide for Attorneys, Legal Secretaries, Paralegals, and Law Students (5th ed. 2001). Mary Miles Prince & Doris M. Bieber. … [Google Book Search] — This book is partially accessible (see the page “About Google Book Search”) and might provide useful information for some viewers. From the preface: “This book contains an extensive range of acronyms, abbreviations, and symbols found in reporters, legal treatises, law reviews, loose-leaf services, legal encyclopedias, law dictionaries, legal reference books, and selected other documents, now provided in both forward and reverse order.”

    Additional Resources
    Terms in Specialty Areas
    ¶ Admiralty and Maritime Law: Glossary of Maritime Law … [William Tetley, Q.C. (Que.)]
    ¶ Civil Rights: Diversity Dictionary … [Nat’l Weather Service, Central Region]
    ¶ Conflict of Laws: Glossary of Conflict of Laws (P.I.L.) Terms … [William Tetley, Q.C. (Que.)]
    ¶ Environmental Protection: Terms of Environment … [Evironmental Protection Agency]
    ¶ Finance: Hypertextual Finance Glossary … [Duke Univ. (N.C.)] — “The largest financial glossary on the Internet” is maintained by Campbell R. Harvey, Ph.D., a professor at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.
    ¶ Finance: Financial Dictionary … [Farlex, Inc.(Pa.)] — This derives much content from the “Hypertextual Finance Glossary” linked above.
    ¶ Real Estate: Commercial Real Estate Glossary … [Institutional Real Estate, Inc. (Cal.)]
    ¶ Trademarks: Trademark Law Glossary … [Pliam Law Group (Minn.)]
    International Law Terms
    International Law Dictionary & Directory … [Ray August, J.D., LL.M., Ph.D. (Wash.)] — “Definitions of words and phrases used in private and public international law with linked cross-references to related words and phrases.” Additional information (the “directory” part of the site) relates to international organizations, law journals, and other resources. (The author reportedly died August 30, 2004. The link here points to the dictionary versions preserved on the Internet Archive. Select a version dated before August 30, 2004.)
    Glossary of International Conventions and National Laws … [William Tetley, Q.C. (Que.)] — This is actually a work of more-limited scope than than the short title suggests. The complete title is “Glossary of International Conventions and National Laws of Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, and the People’s Republic of China on Maritime Law.”
    International Commercial Law: Glossary … [Internet Archive / John Levingston, Esq. (New South Wales, Australia)]
    Comprehensive Guide to International Trade Terms … [U.S. Commerce Dep't] — This document was released in 1995 and apparently has not been updated.
    Antiquated Dictionaries
    Bouvier’s Law Dictionary (rev. 6th ed. 1856) … [Constitution Society (Tex.)] — A transcription of an obviously obsolete work, which may nonetheless find some modern use (for instance, when researching legal concepts in vogue around the time the Civil War amendments to the U.S. Constitution were ratified). A text-file version includes the original front matter. Also available in two self-extracting files, BOUVIER1.EXE (1.38MB) and BOUVIER2.EXE (1.02MB). The contents of this work can be seen also in “The 'Lectric Law Library’s Legal Lexicon,” which, evidently, consists largely of extracted entries.
    ¶ Dictionary of Law (1893) — Selected Entries … [Ecclesiastic Commonwealth Community (Saint Kitts and Nevis)] — A work of chiefly historical interest. “The original work was compiled and written by William C. Anderson and published by T.H. Flood and Company in Chicago, 1893. … We have taken important key law definitions and published them here for your reference.”
    Foreign-Language Terms
    Latin Legal Terms (and English Translations) … [P. Eve Athanasekou (University of Glasgow [Scotland], Department of Computing Science)] — Translations of words and phrases commonly found in Scottish law (and also encountered in U.S. legal writing). See also a Glossary of Latin Terminology [ADM International dba UK Legal (England)], which is shorter with looser translations.
    Latin Legal Maxims (and English Translations) … [David Thomas, Esq. (Adelaide, South Australia)] — A sampling of more-or-less common legal maxims in Latin (such as de minimis non curat lex … “the law does not concern itself with trifles”).
    Latin Phrases Used in Legal English … [Kentucky Educational Television]

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