Virginia State Bar

An agency of the Supreme Court of Virginia

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A Section of the Virginia State Bar.


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Federal Government

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention site under Emergency Preparedness and Response page has primer for doctors on explosions and blast injuries and brain injuries in mass trauma events, plus information for consumers on how to deal with mass trauma and injuries.
  • United States Treasury Public Debt Reports site with information regarding treasury bills, notes and bonds, including Savings Bond Wizard to calculate values of United States Savings Bonds.
  • Department of Homeland Security site provides information for consumers on what might happen in a nuclear, biological, chemical or radiation disaster, as well as natural disasters and explosions; tips on assembling a first-aid kit and other emergency supplies.
  • The United States Securities and Exchange Commission Web site contains many useful and practical on-line publications for investors under the heading: Investor Information.
  • SEC Filings & Forms (EDGAR). All companies, foreign and domestic, are required to file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms electronically through EDGAR. Anyone can access and download this information for free. Here you'll find links to a complete list of filings available through EDGAR and instructions for searching the EDGAR database.
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation. The mission of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is to protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats, to uphold and enforce the criminal laws of the United States, and to provide leadership and criminal justice services to federal, state, municipal, and international agencies and partners.
  • The Federal Judicial Center is the education and research center for he federal courts.
  • The Web site is a gateway to government information. This site is managed by the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) as part of its information management mandate.
  • The Internal Revenue Service is the nation's tax collection agency and administers the Internal Revenue Code enacted by Congress.
  • The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world.
  • National Archives and Records Administration contains the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)— the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.
  • The National Cancer Institute Web site links to cancer topics including the latest cancer treatment and research.
  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research.
  • The National Practitioners Data Bank is managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions, Office of Workforce Evaluation and Quality Assurance, Practitioner Data Banks Branch.
  • The Office of the Solicitor General conducts all litigation on behalf of the United States in the Supreme Court, and supervises the handling of litigation in the federal appellate courts.
  • Social Security Online links to Social Security news, retirement and medical benefits, forms and publications.
  • The Library of Congress THOMAS was launched in January of 1995, at the inception of the 104th Congress. The leadership of the 104th Congress directed the Library of Congress to make federal legislative information freely available to the public.
  • The Department of Health and Human Services is the government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services.
  • The Environmental Protection Agency’s mission is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.
  • The Government Accountability Office (GAO) the agency that studies the programs and expenditures of the federal government.
  • The Government Service Administration’s mission is to "help federal agencies better serve the public by offering, at best value, superior workplaces, expert solutions, acquisition services and management policies." GSA consists of the Federal Acquisition Service, the Public Buildings Service, and various Staff Offices, including the Office of Governmentwide Policy.
  • GPO Access is a service of the U.S. Government Printing Office that provides free electronic access to a wealth of important information products produced by the federal government.
  • The Department of Commerce’s historic mission is “to foster, promote, and develop the foreign and domestic commerce of the United States. This has evolved, as a result of legislative and administrative additions, to encompass broadly the responsibility to foster, serve, and promote the country’s economic development and technological advancement.
  • The U.S. House of Representatives Web site links to members and committees as well as to bills and voting information.
  • The National Library of Medicine, on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, is the world's largest medical library. The library collects materials and provides information and research services in all areas of biomedicine and health care.
  • The U.S. House of Representatives–Other Sites links to other federal branches and state and local government.
  • The U.S. Senate Web site includes members, committees, legislation and records.


Legal Resources

  • provides "tax information for everyone" and is dedicated to helping individuals find all information and forms which they need to complete a tax return.
  • American Bar Association section of Real Property Probate and Trust Law home page with free public information and general research and Web links
  • The ABA’s LawLink Legal Research Jumpstation provides quick access to important legal information from the American Bar Association and other resources. Each site is selected and evaluated by a member of the ABA's Legal Technology Resource Center staff
  • Alllaw home, with many useful links for legal research.
  • American Land Title Association site provides current cases, legislative proposals and other developments regarding the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and title insurance.
  • FindLaw provides legal resources on the Internet for legal professionals, corporate counsel, law students, businesses, and consumers.
  • Hieros Gamos Worldwide links to legal directories, and employment.
  • Land Trust of Virginia Web site provides information about conservation easements, including a specimen conservation easement form.
  • Cornell Legal Information Institute is among the best portals and content providers of legal information on the Internet. Contains full text sources, including the official unannotated United States Code, the Code of Federal Regulations, federal rules, the UCC and more.
  • Primer on legal citation is based on the Seventeenth Edition of the Uniform System of Citation (the "Bluebook"); it is searchable by means of a hyperlinked table of contents.
  • Villanova University Law School Federal Court Finder, including Supreme Court, Courts of Appeals, United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and United States Court of Federal Claims
  • Law.Net is a Web hosting service. It is one of the earliest Internet services dedicated to and focused upon law.
  • Web Site is owned and operated by WebSiteBroker, Inc. a California Corporation. It is a popular legal web site on the Internet.
  • Lawyer Search links to the Web site.
  • Legalbitstream provides a searchable database of United States income and estate tax law, including cases from all federal courts, and IRS materials, including revenue rulings, revenue procedures, IRS announcements and notices, as well as Treasury decisions, technical memoranda, and General Counsel memoranda.
  • Lectric Law offers a collection of legal resources and original content.
  • is a Web journal that provides legal, library, IT/IS, marketing and administrative professionals with the most up-to-date information on a wide range of Internet research and technology-related issues, applications, resources and tools.
  • The Legal Information Institute (LII) is a research and electronic publishing activity of the Cornell Law School.
  • Zimmerman's Legal Research Guide is a useful starting place when you are searching for information in an area that you have not researched previously. It covers hundreds of topics and legal subject matters.
  • This site provides a free legal Web site directory, with access to practice areas, judicial decisions, legislative resource center (including access to United States House of Representatives and Senate Web sites with search capability regarding legislation), state codes, and much more.
  • Law Library Resources Exchange provides the latest on legal
    research on the Internet and contains a summary of useful Web sites for lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell home page, with M-H ratings of lawyers.
  • Meta-Index for U.S. Legal Research includes links to judicial opinions, legislation and federalregulation.
  • Municipal Code Corporation provides free electronic access to more than 1,100 city and county codes throughout the United States, including more than 85 Virginia city and county codes.
  • Practising Law Institute Web site offers the following free newsletters to attorneys: The Compliance Counselor (Clearing the Hurdles to Good Corporate Citizenship); Pocket MBA (Everything an Attorney Needs to Know About Finance);
    Lawyers Toolbox (Building a Stronger Legal Foundation); PLI's All Star Briefing ( Thought Provoking Insights to Keep You at the Top of Your Game); and In-House Insights (Ideas for Managing Your Law Department Better).
  • Rominger Legal offers full text legal news drawn from major sources
  • Virginia Continuing Legal Education home page.
  • Virginia Bar Association home page.
  • Virginia State Bar pro bono Web page with hot link to Web page of Legal Services Corporation of Virginia site, which has map showing locations of licensed legal aid societies and contact information for volunteer opportunities for lawyers.


  • Alpha Legal Directory is a directory of Attorneys and legal resources. All searches are free. Attorneys may submit a free listing or choose to optimize their visibility with a paid listing. Searches can be conducted by practice area and state or by a specific search inquiry.
  • The American Association of Law Libraries was founded in 1906 to promote and enhance the value of law libraries to the legal and public communities, to foster the profession of law librarianship, and to provide leadership in the field of legal information.
  • The American Board of Medical Specialties is a not-for-profit organization that assists 24 approved medical specialty boards in the development and use of standards in the ongoing evaluation and certification of physicians.
  • The Association of Corporate Counsel is the in-house bar association, serving the professional needs of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations and other private sector organizations worldwide.
  • American Law Sources On-Line (ALSO!) provides a comprehensive, uniform, compilation of links to freely accessible on-line sources of law for the United States and Canada. (See also a link below for Mexico.) This site contains additional links to sources of commentary and practice aids that are available without charge (or available at a reasonable charge from governmental and nonprofit providers).
  • (formerly Ask Jeeves!) offers search for Web sites, news, weather reports, pictures, stocks, maps and directions, people or products. Also has a dictionary search.
  • The Association of American Medical Colleges is a nonprofit association of medical schools, teaching hospitals, and academic societies.
  • The American Association for Justice promotes fair and effective justice – and supports the work of attorneys in their efforts to ensure that any person who is injured by the misconduct or negligence of others can obtain justice in America’s courtrooms.
  • TRIALSMITH (formerly DepoConnect) was launched by the Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA) in December, 1997, as a specialized database of defendant and expert depositions from trial lawyers nationally.
  • Dogpile is a collection of search engines.
  • Excite is a personalized Internet portal featuring a customizable start page. Excite features search tools, a Webmail platform and content and resources from over 100 providers.
  • The Expert Witness Network links attorneys and expert witnesses via the World Wide Web by using online technology to reduce the time and costs associated with locating the best expert for a case.
  • HotBot is an Internet search tool that provides the ability to search using search providers Inktomi, Google and Teoma.
  • Indiana School of Law’s degrees, programs and clinical projects.
  • The Jurist contains legal news and research from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
  • Lycos network includes news, cinema, entertainment and music.
  • Medscape offers specialists, primary care physicians, and other health professionals medical information and educational tools.
  • can perform background checks, locate assets, verify property value, using nationwide public records compiled from official data sources.
  • The Internet Drug Index provides information to the consumer and to medical professionals.
  • TnCrimLaw’s Medical Links include the AMA, drug info databases, and a virtual library.
  • uses metasearch technology to provide Internet search and directory services.
  • The Virginia Department of Health Professionals mission is to enhance the delivery of safe and competent health care by licensing qualified health care professionals, enforcing standards of practice, and providing information to both practitioners and consumers of health
    care services.
  • Washlaw is a legal research Web site that is a free service of the Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas.
  • was the first large scale directory of the Internet, now a major portal offering search engine results, customizable content, chatrooms, free.


Updated: 09/18/2016