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Guidance on Locating and Using Washington State Secondary, Legislative, Judicial, and Administrative Law Materials
Last Updated: Jun 18, 2015 URL: http://courts.wa.libguides.com/wastatelaw Print Guide RSS Updates

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Introduction

When conducting Washington State legal research, you may need to locate statutes, cases, court rules or documents, and regulations.  This guide will direct you to locations for all of these as well as highlight helpful secondary sources to get your research started.  Once you've researched your issue, you may want to locate forms to model documents after.  A discussion of where to locate forms is included under the Secondary Sources tab.

A note about electronic sources: Due to license restrictions, the law library can only provide access to databases onsite through its public computers.

 

Research Guides from the Washington State Law Library

The Reference Staff at the Washington State Law Library have compiled this guide to assist you in your research.  Click here for a list of additional guides from the Washington State Law Library.  The American Association of Law Libraries also has a publication called How to Research a Legal Problem: A Guide for Non-Lawyers.

Disclaimer:  The information provided in this guide has been prepared for general information purposes only and should not be construed, nor substituted for, legal advice.  It is strongly recommended that you contact an attorney for advice specific to your situation.

Some of the electronic resources referred to in this guide may be in PDF format which requires Adobe Reader or similar software.

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