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"LawHelpMN.org provides answers to legal questions, contact information for legal aid offices, links to courthouses and local community organizations, and legal forms."
government_resources  Minnesota  state  law  legal_information  legal_representation  legal_self_help  pro_se 
july 2013 by sppl
"We provide legal information, lawyer profiles and a community to help you make the best legal decisions." From Thompson Reuters
government_resources  legal_information  lawyers  pro_se  legal_self_help 
july 2013 by sppl
Find information on members of Congress and committees, search for or track legislation, laws, and treaties, read the Congressional Record, learn about the legislative process. From the Congress and Library of Congress.
government_resources  federal  united_states  LoC  Congress  bills  laws  congressional_documents  treaties  congressional_record  committee_documents  Representatives  Senators 
july 2013 by sppl
On average, nearly 300 federal agencies and departments issue nearly 8,000 regulations per year.

On this site you can:
Search for a regulation such as a proposed rule, final rule or Federal Register (FR) notice
Submit a comment on a regulation or on another comment
Submit an application, petition or adjudication document
Sign up for e-mail alerts about a specific regulation
Quickly access regulations that are popular, newly posted or closing soon-directly from the homepage
Subscribe to RSS feeds by agency of newly posted FR notices

From the Office of E-Government & Information Technology (E-GOV), part of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
government_resources  federal  united_states  e-gov  OMB  federal_register  regulations 
july 2013 by sppl
Statutes at Large (1951-2010)
Under the provisions of 1 U.S.C. 112, the printed edition of the Unted States Statutes at Large is legal evidence of the laws, concurrent resolutions, proclamations by the President, and proposed and ratified amendments to the Constitution. Until 1948, treaties and international agreements approved by the Senate were also included.

Every public and private law passed by Congress is published in the Statutes at Large in order of the date it was enacted into law, which corresponds to the Public Law number, and are cited by volume and page number.

Search the U.S. Statutes at Large here: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/search/advanced/advsearchpage.action
government_resources  federal  united_states  laws  FDsys  statutes 
february 2011 by sppl
United States Code (USC) (1994-Current)
The codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the U.S. It is divided by broad subjects into 50 titles and published by the Office of the Law Revision Counsel (OLRC) of the U.S. House of Representatives. The U.S. Code was first published in 1926. The next main edition was published in 1934, and subsequent main editions have been published every six years since 1934. In between editions, annual cumulative supplements are published in order to present the most current information.

FDsys contains virtual main editions of the U.S. Code, provided to GPO by the (OLRC). While every effort has been made to ensure that it is accurate, those using it for legal research should verify their results against the printed version of the U.S. Code available through the Government Printing Office.

Search the United States Code here: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/search/advanced/advsearchpage.action
government_resources  federal  united_states  laws  FDsys 
february 2011 by sppl
The Unified Agenda (1994 - Current)
Also known as the Semiannual Regulatory Agenda. Published in the spring and fall in the Federal Register as part of the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. The law requires that agencies (excepting those of Congress) publish semiannual regulatory agendas describing regulatory actions they are developing or have recently completed. In the fall, the entire Regulatory Plan is also published in the Federal Register.

Beginning with the fall 2007 edition, agencies publish only those rules that are likely to have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities and entries that have been selected for periodic review.

An edition containing additional regulatory information that does not appear in the Federal Register (and FDsys) version is available online through www.Reginfo.gov.

Search the Unified Agenda as part of the Additional Government Publications collection here: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/search/advanced/advsearchpage.action
government_resources  federal  united_states  regulations  federal_register  FDsys 
february 2011 by sppl
Public and Private Laws {Slip Laws} (1995 - Current)
This is the first official publication of laws between being passed and separated from their bills, and being incorporated in the Statutes at Large. They are "competent evidence," admissible in all state and Federal courts and tribunals of the United States (1 U.S.C. 113).

Most laws passed by Congress are public laws. They affect society as a whole. Their citations include the abbreviation Pub.L., the Congress number (e.g. 107), and the number of the law. For example: Pub.L. 107-006.

Private Laws affect an individual, family, or small group. They are enacted to assist citizens who have been injured by government programs or who are appealing an executive agency ruling such as deportation. Their citations include the abbreviation Pvt.L., the Congress number (e.g. 107), and the number of the law. For example: Pvt.L. 107-006.

Search Public and Private Laws {Slip Laws} here: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/search/advanced/advsearchpage.action
government_resources  federal  united_states  laws  FDsys 
february 2011 by sppl
General Information Concerning Patents
A FAQ filled with basic information regarding patents and the Patent Office.

From the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO).
government_resources  federal  united_states  USPTO  patents  legal_information 
january 2011 by sppl
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is an agency of the United Nations (UN) dedicated to developing a balanced and accessible international intellectual property (IP) system. It offers access to patents, trademarks, industrial designs, geographical indications, copyright, and traditional knowledge from its 184 member states (including the U.S.) in it's various databases. It also offers information on international intellectual property matters and programs to use IP for delevopment. From the United Nations (UN).
government_resources  international  UN  WIPO  intellectual_property  patents  trademarks  laws 
june 2010 by sppl
Patent Searching at the European Patent Office (EPO)
The European Patent Office (EPO) is part of an organization based on the European Patent Convention and provides a uniform application procedure for individual inventors and companies seeking patent protection in up to 40 European countries. Their website offers help and online services for filing for a European patent and information on international patent law. Their patent database includes patents and applications from 80+ countries, including the U.S. and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), all searchable at once.
government_resources  international  EPO  patents  intellectual_property  laws 
june 2010 by sppl
PatentComplete Patent Search
Allows you to search U.S. patents for very specific fields like patent attorney or patent serial number.
government_resources  federal  united_states  patents  intellectual_property  legal_information 
june 2010 by sppl
Google Patent Search
Google Patent Search covers the entire collection of issued patents and millions of patent applications made available by the USPTO from patents issued in the 1790s through those most recently issued in the past few months. They have taken the US Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) files and changed them all into keword-searchable pdf files. This site doesn't currently cover international patents.
government_resources  federal  united_states  patents  intellectual_property  legal_information 
june 2010 by sppl
United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
Grants U.S. patents and registers trademarks. Advises the President of the United States, the Secretary of Commerce, and U.S. Government agencies on intellectual property (IP) policy, protection, and enforcement; and promotes the stronger and more effective IP protection around the world.

Learn about the patenting and trademarking processes, apply for and maintain a patent or trademark, look up patents and trademarks. From the U.S. Commerce Department.
government_resources  federal  united_states  commerce_dept  USPTO  patents  trademarks  legal_information  intellectual_property 
june 2010 by sppl
Minnesota State Law Library
The library is one of state's principal legal resource centers serving the judiciary and all branches of state and local government; the legal profession; other law, public and academic libraries; and the general public.

Offers access to an extensive legal collection, creates publications about Minnesota legal history and practice, and other services like legal clinics.

Featured Publications:
Annual Reports
Justices and Judges of the Minnesota appellate courts
Directory of Minnesota County Law Libraries
Latest issue of Briefly, the library newsletter
Minnesota Legal Periodical Index
Publications Indexed in Minnesota Legal Periodical Index
Docket Series
government_resources  state  Minnesota  MN_state_law_library  government_libraries  libraries  laws  legal_self_help  pro_se 
may 2010 by sppl
Minnesota Legislative Reference Library
Serves the Legislature and the citizens of Minnesota by assuring access to essential information resources which support the legislative process and promote the understanding of state government.

Their collection (much of which is online) includes:
• A public policy collection, including a comprehensive collection of Minnesota state documents and consultants' reports.
• An extensive reference collection, with a focus on state-level statistics and state-by-state comparisons.
• A legislative history collection that includes House and Senate Journals from the 1800s; recordings and minutes of the House and Senate committee, division, and subcommittee hearings; and recordings of the House and Senate floor sessions
• Resources on Minnesota Issues.
• News clipping files from the 1970s to the present.
• Legislative statistics.
• Interest group ratings of legislators.
• Minnesota Session Laws from 1849 to the present.
• Minnesota Statutes since 1905.
government_resources  state  Minnesota  MN_legislative_reference_library  MN_legislature  laws  bills  statistics  libraries  government_libraries 
may 2010 by sppl
Self-Help Center of the Minnesota Judicial Branch
Includes forms, information, and videos and tutorials to help you represent yourself in court. Also offers help with finding lawyers, law libraries, and legal advice clinics.

This website is intended for people who need to handle a legal problem in a Minnesota District Court. The information here is NOT a substitute for legal advice. Talk with a lawyer licensed in Minnesota to get advice on your situation. See Disclaimer and What Court Staff Can and Cannot Do for You.
government_resources  state  Minnesota  MN_judical_branch  courts  legal_self_help  pro_se  representing_yourself_in_court 
may 2010 by sppl
Minnesota Judicial Branch
Find information about the various courts and judicial bodies in Minnesota, what they do, and their history. This site also includes many features to assist you in your interactions with Minnesota's court system, including the ability to pay some fines online, look up select court case records and calendars, and reply to a jury summons online. It also features a Self-Help Center for those representing themselves in court.
government_resources  state  Minnesota  MN_judicial_branch  courts  fines  judiciary 
may 2010 by sppl
How a Bill Becomes a Law in Minnesota
The various offices of the Minnesota Legislature provide a variety of documents explaining how a bill becomes law in Minnesota. They are compiled here, along with other details about the Minnesota legislative process. From the Minnesota Legislature.
government_resources  state  Minnesota  MN_legislature  bills  laws  legislature 
may 2010 by sppl
Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties - Charles J. Kappler
Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties, compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler, is an historically significant, seven volume compilation of U.S. treaties, laws and executive orders pertaining to Native American Indian tribes. The volumes cover U.S. Government treaties with Native Americans from 1778-1883 (Volume II) and U.S. laws and executive orders concerning Native Americans from 1871-1970 (Volumes I, III-VII). The work was first published in 1903-04 by the U.S. Government Printing Office. Enhanced by the editors' use of margin notations and a comprehensive index, the information contained in Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties is in high demand by Native peoples, researchers, journalists, attorneys, legislators, teachers and others of both Native and non-Native origins. From the Oklahoma State University Library
government_resources  federal  united_states  oklahoma_state_u  native_americans  treaties  laws  indian_treaties 
may 2010 by sppl
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