The New York State Library - Selected Law Resources links to external websites of value and interest to a New York lawyer. The websites have been vetted by NYSL. There are links to courts in New York both state and federal; bar associations; codes - federal, state & local; other comprehensive legal research portals; and much more.
This is a good entry to free and reliable legal resource sources on the web.
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