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The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Publishes Guide to US Primary Law Online


The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)  has published a new legal research resource for information professionals—law librarians, legal information professionals, and public librarians.

The new resource, Online Legal Information Resources (OLIR)  provides links to primary resources  for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, the U.S. Federal Government, and Canada.

The resource was developed by the AALL Advancing Access to Justice Special Committee the OLIR includes links a full gamut of primary legal resources including  session laws, statutory codes, registers, administrative codes, and court opinions.

OLIR is also enhanced with important editorial features which advise users about whether each digital version of primary law is official, authentic, preserved, and copyrighted. The OLIR also includes contact information for state and local public law libraries. The guide also highlights the types of services available to those who are incarcerated.

The press release quotes AALL President Beth Adelman: “The OLIR make it easier to access online legal materials that are frequently used by members of the public. Making legal information easier to find supports the Advocacy goal in AALL’s 2022-2025 Strategic Plan and promotes greater access to justice. I thank AALL Immediate Past President Diane M. Rodriguez for creating the AA2J Special Committee and the members of the Special Committee for their time, dedication, and hard work to make this resource available.”

The OLIR is located at this link.

 



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