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SUCCESSFUL SUMMER STRATEGIES: FINDING STATE/LOCAL INFORMATION. Sources of Maryland Information. Code/Session Laws Michie’s Legal Resources (access via the Maryland Research Page) – this is a free access point to the code. There are no annotations

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Successful summer strategies finding state local information

SUCCESSFUL SUMMER STRATEGIES:FINDING STATE/LOCAL INFORMATION


Sources of maryland information
Sources of Maryland Information

  • Code/Session Laws

    • Michie’s Legal Resources (access via the Maryland Research Page) – this is a free access point to the code. There are no annotations

    • Lexis – Current code is available through the Maryland Library (CODE file). Contains annotations and other editorial help. Search older codes in Maryland>Find Statutes, Regulations, Administrative Materials & Court Rules>By Statutes & Regulations>Legislative Archives from 1991-

    • Westlaw – MD-ST-ANN is the database for current information. The MD-STANN## contains statutes for the years 2000-2008

    • Session Laws – The Maryland Archives Online provides access to the Laws of Maryland from 1634/5 to the present



Sources of maryland regulations
Sources of Maryland Regulations

Maryland Specialty Research Page – use the TMLL web page for free access to COMAR and the Maryland Register (last 6 issues).

LEXIS – contains files of COMAR and the Maryland Register. Follow this search path: MD>find Statutes, Regulations, Administrative Materials & Courts Rules> Md-Code of Maryland Regulations and Maryland Register

WESTLAW – the MD-ADC database contains documents from COMAR and it is updated with information from the Maryland Register.




Maryland cases
Maryland Cases THE WEB

Maryland Judiciary Home Page – free access to Maryland appellate level decisions from 1995 to date.

District & County Courts Case Search – access via the Maryland Judiciary Home Page.

LEXIS – the Maryland State Cases Combined file in the Maryland library contains reports of cases from the Court of Appeals, Court of Special Appeals, Circuit Courts (2003-date), and the Tax Court (1979-date) – subscription based

WESTLAW – the database MD-CS includes Tax Court material from 1960. The MD-TRIALORDERS database contains select civil trial orders from 2001 – date. Subscription based.



County city where do i start
County/City: Where do I start? THE WEB

  • Maryland has 23 counties and 1 independent city (Baltimore City) – and all have some form of legislative compilation – Code, Public Local Laws or a Charter.

  • To start your research:

    • Use collections such as the Maryland Research Page, the County Checklist,, or the Summer Strategies Research Guide to find links to codes and other pertinent information.

    • Access the TMLL web page and search the catalog for county codes in paper.

    • Ask a librarian for help.

  • Non-Maryland county/city research – do a Google search.


Maryland research page
Maryland Research Page THE WEB

LINKS YOU SHOULD USE


County checklist
County Checklist THE WEB

THIS LINK CAN BE ACCESSED VIA THE THE MARYLAND SPECIALTY RESEARCH PAGE


Baltimore county information
Baltimore County Information THE WEB

EACH COUNTY SECTION CONTAINS LIVE LINKS TO THE COUNTY WEB PAGE, CODE AND OTHER IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS. CONTACTS AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS ARE ALSO INCLUDED.


Other maryland sites
Other Maryland Sites THE WEB

UP TO DATE LINKS TO MARYLAND COUNTY CODES – ACCESS THROUGH THE MARYLAND SPECIALTY PAGE


Baltimore county code of ordinances
Baltimore County Code of Ordinances THE WEB

CLICK THE LINK TO BALTIMORE COUNTY AND THIS INFORMATION COMES UP.



Baltimore city legislation
Baltimore City Legislation THE WEB

USE THE CONSOLIDATED INDEX TO FIND THE INFORMATION YOU WANT/NEED



More detailed advice on various types of research is available in the TMLL “Successful Summer Strategies” Research Guide


Helpful connections
Helpful Connections available in the TMLL “Successful Summer Strategies” Research Guide

American Law Sources Online

E-Codes: Municipal Codes on the Internet (General Code.Com)

FindLaw

Municipal Code Corporation (MuniCode.Com)

Municipal Codes Online (Seattle Public Library)

Municipal Codes Web Library (free access via LEXIS)

State and Local Government on the Web

Welcome toMaryland.gov


Use human contacts
Use human contacts available in the TMLL “Successful Summer Strategies” Research Guide

  • Law librarians at your firm or organization, or librarians at your law school;

  • Associates or paralegals at your workplace. Support staff may also be a gold mine of useful information;

  • Customer service at Lexis or Westlaw, or your law school's or employer's Lexis or Westlaw representatives


Have a great summer
Have a great summer! available in the TMLL “Successful Summer Strategies” Research Guide

  • Don’t forget that the librarians at TMLL are available all summer to help with your research questions. Find contact information on the TMLL Web page at http://www.law.umaryland.edu/marshall/aboutlibrary/contact.html


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