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Appendix 3: State Law Resources


Maine to Montana

MAINE

 

RESOURCE:

URL:

State’s Home Page

 http://www.maine.gov

Executive Branch (Governor)

 http://www.maine.gov/portal/government/governor.html

Legislative Branch

 http://www.maine.gov/legis/

Constitution

 http://www.maine.gov/legis/const/

Statutory Code

 http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/statutes/

Judicial Branch (the Courts)

 http://www.courts.state.me.us/

Appellate Court Opinions, that is, Case Law (there may be more than one site for these)

 -Supreme Court- http://www.courts.state.me.us/maine_courts/supreme/index.shtml

-Superior Courts- http://www.courts.state.me.us/maine_courts/superior/index.shtml

Administrative Code (regulations)

http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/rules.html

State Bar Association

 http://www.mainebar.org/

   

MARYLAND

 

RESOURCE:

URL:

State’s Home Page

 http://www.maryland.gov

Executive Branch (Governor)

 http://www.governor.maryland.gov/

Legislative Branch

 http://mlis.state.md.us/

Constitution

 http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/mdmanual/43const/html/const.html

Statutory Code

 http://mlis.state.md.us/asp/web_statutes.asp

Judicial Branch (the Courts)

 http://www.mdcourts.gov/

Appellate Court Opinions, that is, Case Law (there may be more than one site for these)

-Court of Appeals- http://www.mdcourts.gov/coappeals/index.html
-Court of Special Appeals- http://www.mdcourts.gov/cosappeals/index.html

Administrative Code (regulations)

http://www.michie.com/maryland/lpext.dll?f=templates&fn=main-h.htm&2.0

State Bar Association

 http://www.msba.org/

   

MASSACHUSETTS

 

RESOURCE:

URL:

State’s Home Page

http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=mg2homepage&L=1&L0=Home&sid=massgov2

Executive Branch (Governor)

http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=gov3homepage&L=1&L0=Home&sid=Agov3

Legislative Branch

http://www.mass.gov/legis/

Constitution

http://www.mass.gov/legis/const.htm

Statutory Code

http://www.mass.gov/legis/laws/mgl/index.htm

Judicial Branch

(the Courts)

http://www.mass.gov/courts/

Appellate Court Opinions, that is, Case Law (there may be more than one site for these)

http://massreports.com/

Administrative Code (regulations)

http://www.lawlib.state.ma.us/source/mass/cmr/index.html

State Bar Association

http://www.massbar.org/

 

MICHIGAN

 

RESOURCE:

URL:

State’s Home Page

http://www.michigan.gov/

Executive Branch (Governor)

http://www.michigan.gov/gov/

Legislative Branch

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(dkg5d1bexrqned45lfioo3i3))/mileg.aspx?page=home

http://senate.michigan.gov/

http://house.michigan.gov/

Constitution

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(42s0tpnej4mom5rylx5xmn45))/mileg.aspx?page=MCLconstitutionSearch

Statutory Code

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(dkg5d1bexrqned45lfioo3i3))/mileg.aspx?page=ChapterIndex

Judicial Branch (the Courts)

http://www.courts.michigan.gov/

Appellate Court Opinions, that is, Case Law (there may be more than one site for these)

http://coa.courts.mi.gov/resources/opinions.htm

 

Administrative Code (regulations)

http://www.michigan.gov/dleg/0,1607,7-154-10576_35738---,00.html

State Bar Association

http://www.michbar.org/

 

MISSISSIPPI

 

RESOURCE:

URL:

State’s Home Page

http://www.mississippi.gov/

Executive Branch (Governor)

http://www.governorbarbour.com/

 

Legislative Branch

http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/

Constitution

http://www.sos.state.ms.us/ed_pubs/constitution/constitution.asp

 

http://www.sos.state.ms.us/ed_pubs/Constitution/ (keyword searching link)

 

 

Statutory Code

http://www.sos.state.ms.us/ed_pubs/pub_statutory_pubs.asp

http://www.sos.state.ms.us/ed_pubs/mscode/ (link via Lexis to Unannotated Codes)

http://www.mssc.state.ms.us/mscode/mscode.html

 

Judicial Branch (the Courts)

Appellate Court Opinions, that is, Case Law (there may be more than one site for these)

Supreme Court:

http://www.mssc.state.ms.us/appellate_courts/sc/sc.html

Court of Appeals

http://www.mssc.state.ms.us/appellate_courts/coa/coa.html

Clerk of Appellate Courts

http://www.mssc.state.ms.us/appellate_courts/clerk/clerk.html

 

http://www.mssc.state.ms.us/trialcourts/trialcourts.html

Trial courts include two general jurisdiction courts and three limited jurisdiction courts. The general jurisdiction courts include the Chancery Courts and the Circuit Courts. Courts of limited jurisdiction include the County Courts, the Justice Courts and the Municipal Courts.

 

Circuit Court

http://www.mssc.state.ms.us/trialcourts/circuitcourt/circuitcourt.html

Chancery Courts

http://www.mssc.state.ms.us/trialcourts/chancerycourt/chancerycourt.html

County Courts

http://www.mssc.state.ms.us/trialcourts/countycourt/countycourt.html

Justice Courts

http://www.mssc.state.ms.us/trialcourts/justicecourt/justicecourt.html

Drug Courts

http://www.mssc.state.ms.us/trialcourts/drugcourt/drugcourt.html

Municipal Courts

http://www.mssc.state.ms.us/trialcourts/municipalcourt/municipalcourt.html

Youth Courts

http://www.mssc.state.ms.us/trialcourts/youthcourt/youthcourt.html

 

About the Courts

http://www.mssc.state.ms.us/aboutcourts/aboutcourts.html

 

http://www.mssc.state.ms.us/appellate_courts/appellatecourts.html

 

http://www.mssc.state.ms.us/aoc/aoc.html

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Administrative Code (regulations)

http://www.mssc.state.ms.us/mscode/mscode.html

 

http://www.mssc.state.ms.us/rules/msrules.html

 

http://www.mssc.state.ms.us/state_library/statelibrary.html

 

http://www.mssc.state.ms.us/state_library/statelibrary_history.html

 

Administrative code RESOURCE:

http://www.sos.ms.gov/regulation_and_enforcement_admin_procedures2.aspx

Once a rule has been proposed, finalized, and has become effective through the processes outlined in The Mississippi Administrative Procedures Law and the rules promulgated by the Secretary of State's Office, the rules are published in the Administrative Code. This Code will be an online publication. It will be available soon. Below is a link to the Index of Titles for the Administrative Code.

 

http://www.sos.ms.gov/regulation_and_enforcement_admin_procedures3.aspx

 

http://www.sos.ms.gov/links/reg_enf/admin/Index_of_Titles.pdf

 

State Bar Association

http://www.msbar.org/

 

 

MINNESOTA

 

RESOURCE:

URL:

State’s Home Page

http://www.state.mn.us/portal/mn/jsp/home.do?agency=NorthStar

Executive Branch (Governor)

http://www.governor.state.mn.us/

Legislative Branch

http://www.leg.state.mn.us/

Constitution

https://www.revisor.mn.gov/pubs/

http://www.mnhs.org/library/constitution/index.html

 

State Constitution (direct link broken)

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/mncon/preamble.htm

 

Statutory Code

https://www.revisor.mn.gov/pubs/

 

Judicial Branch (the Courts)

 

Appellate Court Opinions, that is, Case Law (there may be more than one site for these)

COURTS:

 

http://www.mncourts.gov/default.aspx

 

Supreme Courts

http://www.mncourts.gov/?page=550

 

Court of Appeals

http://www.mncourts.gov/?page=551

 

District Courts

http://www.mncourts.gov/?page=238

 

State Court’s Administrator

http://www.mncourts.gov/?page=244

 

Judicial Council

http://www.mncourts.gov/?page=297

Administrative Code (regulations)

https://www.revisor.mn.gov/pubs/

 

State Bar Association

http://www.mnbar.org/

 

 

MISSOURI

 

RESOURCE:

URL:

State’s Home Page

http://www.mo.gov/

Executive Branch (Governor)

http://governor.mo.gov/

 

Legislative Branch

 

http://www.mo.gov/Government/Legislative/

Constitution

Online:

http://www.moga.mo.gov/homecon.asp

 

To download:

http://www.sos.mo.gov/pubs/constitution.asp

Statutory Code

http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutesearch/

Judicial Branch (the Courts)

http://www.courts.mo.gov/

Appellate Court Opinions, that is, Case Law (there may be more than one site for these)

Link to information on the Court of Appeals:

http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=261

 

Link to opinions:

http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=12086&dist=Opinions

 

Link to information on the Supreme Court:

http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=27

 

Link to Supreme Court opinions:

http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=12086&dist=Opinions%20Supreme

Administrative Code (regulations)

http://www.sos.mo.gov/adrules/csr/csr.asp

State Bar Association

http://www.mobar.org/

 

MONTANA

 

RESOURCE:

URL:

State’s Home Page

http://mt.gov/

Executive Branch (Governor)

http://governor.mt.gov/

Legislative Branch

http://leg.mt.gov/css/Default.asp

Constitution

http://leg.mt.gov/css/Laws%20and%20Constitution/Current%20Constitution.asp

Statutory Code

http://data.opi.state.mt.us/bills/mca_toc/index.htm

Judicial Branch (the Courts)

http://courts.mt.gov/default.mcpx

Appellate Court Opinions, that is, Case Law (there may be more than one site for these)

Montana Supreme Court cases:

http://fnweb1.isd.doa.state.mt.us/idmws/custom/sll/sll_fn_home.htm

 

(Montana does not have intermediate appellate courts; appeals from the trial courts go to the Supreme Court)

Administrative Code (regulations)

http://www.mtrules.org/

State Bar Association

http://www.montanabar.org/