Websites to Help You Do Your Paralegal Job

By Scott A. Hatch, Lisa Zimmer Hatch

Part of Paralegal Career For Dummies Cheat Sheet

These law websites provide a wealth of information to help you prepare for and excel in a paralegal career. Access continuing education, legal forms and precedent, and other legal resources at the following law websites.

  • Hatch Education: This website provides helpful links for legal professions and a wide variety of course offerings through universities nationwide.
  • The U.S. Government’s Official Web Portal: You can find links to everything governmental on this official website, including forms, laws, federal agencies, the three branches of the federal government, state governments, data and statistics, and libraries.
  • Cornell University Law School’s Legal Information Institute: Research websites maintained by law schools often come and go, but Cornell’s comprehensive site has been around forever and just gets more useful over time. Use it to find federal and state constitutions, codes (which are lists of regulations and statutes), and court opinions. Plus, you can get citation tips and ways to contact attorneys, judges, law firms, and law organizations.
  • State government websites: Every state has its own website, with access to state laws, legal forms, and other resources.
  • FindLaw for Legal Professionals: This site provides sample legal forms, articles, cases and statutes, job leads, and a bunch of other stuff helpful to the legal professional.
  • The Center for Legal Studies: Here’s where you’ll find courses to begin or further your paralegal education
  • The Paralegal Today: The magazine’s official website especially designed for paralegals has links to past articles with helpful information for legal professionals.