Where do you turn when you have a legal question, want to research it on your own, want to be able to do it from your computer, and want it for free? Well, thanks to the folks at Fastcase, you now can turn to the Public Library of Law (PLoL).
Fastcase created the PLoL to make it easy to find the law online. PLoL is claimed to be the largest free law library in the world and is assembled from law sources available for free scattered across many different sites. The PLoL site contains the following legal sources:
- Cases from the U.S. Supreme Court and Courts of Appeals
- Cases from all 50 states back to 1997
- Federal statutory law and codes from all 50 states
- Regulations, court rules, constitutions, and more!
It also contains a user guide and resources to get you started.
While PLoL is a great starting place to find law on the web, users should be cautious, as it certainly does not replace legal advice and research from a seasoned attorney.