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Paralegal Technology: Legal Research Websites

This is a guide of selected sources that support the Paralegal Technology program at Houston Community College.

Suggested websites


Constitution Annotated
The Constitution Annotated provides a comprehensive overview of how the Constitution has been interpreted over time in the courts.

FindLaw - LawCrawler
FindLaw, a Thomson Reuters business, is the pioneer and leader in online legal information and services for lawyers, businesses, and individuals.
Justia "provides free access to primary legal materials, including case law, codes and regulations, court opinions/orders, and legal articles/blogs...Podcasts from law schools, news agencies, legal firms, and others sources are available." [Choice, Dec 2013].



Attorney General of Texas

The Office of the Attorney General serves as legal counsel to all boards and agencies of state government, issues legal opinions when requested by the Governor, heads of state agencies and other officials and agencies as provided by Texas statutes, sits as an ex-officio member of state committees and commissions, and defends challenges to state laws and suits against both state agencies and individual employees of the State.

Code of Ordinances: Houston, TX
City Charter defines powers given to City government and how Houston government is structured. The Code of Ordinances is a compilation of laws adopted by City Council. This cited is hosted for the City of Houston by Municode.

Code of Ordinances: Other cities in Texas
The Code of Ordinances link above is a compilation of laws adopted by other cities in Texas. This cited is hosted by Municode.

FindLaw Texas

Guide to Law Online: U.S. Texas : Library of Congress

Information from the Law Library of Congress related to Texas.

Texas Courts Online
Texas Courts Online (TCO) is the portal to Texas Judicial pages.

Texas Register
Includes proposed, adopted, withdrawn and emergency rule actions, notices of state agency review of agency rules, governor's appointments, attorney general opinions, and more.


U.S. Codes
The United States Code is the codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States.

In the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, legislative information from the Library of Congress


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