Legal Research

Low-Cost Research Links
Please note these legal-resource websites are not under the control of the WSBA. We welcome your comments on their usefulness to your law practice. Contact us.

Casemaker
Powerful online research library provided free to WSBA members. To access Casemaker, go to your MyWSBA login page and login! Find the Casemaker link on the welcome page after login.

CourtTrax
If you need information from any of the 4500 court database systems across the United States, you could search them one at a time, making your way through all kinds of outdated, confusing, and time-consuming systems .... Or you could search them all from a single user interface.

VersusLaw
Very low-priced alternative research site

The Virtual Chase
Legal research on the Internet

LawyerExpress
Designed by busy lawyers for busy lawyers

FindLaw
Links to cases, codes, and many other resources

RefDeskLegalResources
Reference Desk on Crime and Law Enforcement

lexisONE
Free caselaw and forms

MRSC
Municipal Research & Services Center of Washington
If it has to do with Washington codes, look here first.

LLRX
Law Librarians' Resource Exchange
Current, high-quality content on legal topics

SeattleUResearchGuides
Subject guides to research at the Seattle U. Law Library

UWLawLibrary
UW's Law Library Legal Research Guides

LII
Cornell Law School's Legal Information Institute  

Loislaw
Less expensive alternative to the Big Two sites
(see special deals for WSBA members on this site)

LLC
Law Library of Congress

Westlaw
Call your local West representative for special WSBA member pricing and promotions.

Historical Materials
Yale University is maintaining ancient and medieval legal resources here