Bureau of Justice Statistics
This site is a clearinghouse for statistics and information pertaining to crime and the criminal justice system. Includes links to sites maintained by other law enforcement agencies on both the federal, state and local levels. Available in a text only version for graphics-impaired browsers.
American Bar Association
Homepage for the ABA, this site provides information for the lawyer and the public about the legal business. Also includes the Center for Professional Responsibility (http://www.abanet.org/cpr), with information on legal ethics, client protection, etc.
A leading publisher of legal books, this site includes a legal dictionary and legal encyclopedia, as well as links to information and articles about specific legal topics.
Legal Information Institute
Cornell's Law School web page has an excellent collection of general legal resources including description of laws and law sites by subject, source and jurisdiction, U.S. constitutions and codes, and legal directories.
This online version of the very popular print law directory, Martindale-Hubbell, (lawyers, firms, faculty, experts, services, etc.) has other invaluable legal resources as well, such as a database of articles and career resources.
NY DOCS Inmate Population Information Search
Searchable database of all people sentenced to a NY state prison since the early 1970's, except youthful offenders and those who have had their convictions set aside by a court. Results provide name, birth date, status, facility, ethnicity, dates, and descriptions. Provided by the New York Department of Correctional Services.
A comprehensive site that covers all aspects of law-related research for lawyers, law students and the general public, including codes and cases, state laws, law schools and associations, and much more. Also includes a lawyer directory (http://directory.findlaw.com/).
A website providing legal help to low and moderate income New Yorkers. Indicate your zip code, city, or borough, then select from 12 subjects, including Housing, Education, Public Benefits, and Individual Rights. A list of available resources will follow, along with restrictions by agency. Available in 30 languages, ranging from Arabic to Urdu.
Supreme Court of the United States
This website provides information about the Supreme Court, including a link to a transcription of the complete text of the constitution, biographies of the delegates who signed it, and biographies of the supreme court justices. It also contains the docket, information about oral arguments, bar admissions and court rules.
Want to know what Lizzie Borden said at her inquest, or what Clarence Darrow said in summation in the case of Leopold and Loeb? Douglas O. Linder, from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, has amassed a fascinating collection of information about famous trials, from Socrates to O.J. Over 50 trials are encapsulated, with the main focus being on the United States.
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
From the Washington University Law School, a searchable collection of documents and information about US civil rights cases in selected categories. Current ones include: Child Welfare, Election/Voting Rights, Immigration, Jail Conditions, Police Profiling, and School Desegregation.