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Banking Resources: Legal Information

Regulations and Statutes


  • Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs) - all of the regulations of all the federal agencies, in searchable form 
  • Federal Register - from the U.S. Government Printing Office. It's free, and in searchable form. This is where all the federal agencies are required to publish proposed and final regulations 
  • United States Code (USC) - all of the federal statutes, in searchable form 
  • United States Code - organized by title and searchable four different ways! 

Specific Subject

Court Links, Judicial Decisions, and Court Rules

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Courts of Appeals

Links to Other Court Decisions

  • Versus Law Legal Network - also known as V. and formerly known as the Lawyers Legal Research Network. - from this amazing site you can access recent case law and a host of other legal resources. It's now been updated to include archival opinions that go back to 1950 in many states and Federal Circuits, plus U.S. Supreme Court opinions going back to 1930. Sign up quickly for a two week free trial. After that, there is a fee, but it's definitely worthwhile. Besides federal decisions, this Network even has state case law. 

Legal Directories

  • LegalServ - Internet Legal Services Directory. 

Legal Libraries and Collections of Law-Related Links


  • BNA Reports - get highlights of their publications by clicking on "legal." 
  • Cornell Law Review 
  • Journal of Online Law 
  • Law Journal EXTRA - from the publishers of the National Law Journal, Law Technology Product News and the New York Law Journal. Registration is required and there may be a fee, but the content is fairly massive. 
  • Law Talk - business law and personal finance. 
  • Lender Liability Law Page - from the assistant General Counsel for NationsBank Corporation. 
  • Legal News OnLine - from West Publishing. This is a legal news online test that allows you to see what's happening in your area of practice. You must register, but it's free. 
  • Nolo Press - features self-help legal information on subjects ranging from estate planning to money matters. 
  • Netwatcher's Cyberzine - a monthly cyberzine (Internet-delivered magazine) covering legal developments in cyberspace. 
  • Stanford Journal of Law, Business and Finance - features articles dealing with such subjects as the regulation of financial derivatives, securities litigation reform, and restructuring financial institutions. 
  • Villanova Information Law Chronicle - includes, for example, an article about payment infrastructures for open systems. 
  • Workplace Law Newsletter - from the east coast law firm of Venable, Baetjer and Howard comes this "Workplace Labor Update." 

Topic-Oriented Law Sites


Employment Law

Tax Issues


Federal Government-related Sites

Law-related Companies/Publishers/Organizations

Legislation-related sites

  • Thomas - the federal legislative section of the Library of Congress. From this site, you can search for bills by subject, author, or bill number. You can pull up the full text of the bill or even search the Congressional Record. 


  • Basic Legal Citation - hypertext how-to manual for the correct legal citation format 
  • Jenkens & Gilchrist Community Bankers Page - an interesting site with banking info from a Texas firm. 
  • The Money Page This site offers links on banking technology, consumer credit, and electronic money. PLUS, it contains a regulatory compliance forum similar to our Chat Room. It embodies lively threaded discussions on topics ranging from HMDA compliance to RESPA's business purpose exemption. It is a definite must-see. 
  • The Oral Argument Page Listen to unedited oral arguments made before the United States Supreme Court in a collection of historic cases. You must configure the Real Audio player first, but you should do that anyway in order to get the benefit of other audio sites available. 
  • Paralegals 



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