North Carolina lawyer Janet Reed provides advice about Online Legal Research
Online Research is always complex and time-consuming. Not only must one double-check facts and figures from a number of different sources, but credibility is often an issue, notes Janet Pittman Reed in her article.
By: The Law Office of Attorney Janet Pittman Reed
Ms. Reed notes that manual research as well as checking records and files at a courthouse or a repository such as recorder of deeds is still necessary for many State law issues. While the internet can be a good start to identify where records may be located, manual research may be necessary in many cases.
A good starting point for any "electronic"
At that website you find further references, such as Family Law Research Guide, http://guides.ll.georgetown.edu/
Similarly, Cornell University has the Legal Information Institute online which offers a broad range of resources for family law at https://www.law.cornell.edu/
Hybrid Research: Something is online, but additional "manual" work is required: For some issues, the internet is a good starting point, but additional work may be required. For example, for the expunction (expungement)
The North Carolina Judicial Branch provides relevant information on its website at https://www.nccourts.gov/
Janet P. Reed is an attorney in Jacksonville, North Carolina, and handles Family Law cases such as Divorce & Separation, Personal Injury, Traffic, Criminal Law, Driver's License Restoration Services, and Civil Litigation cases.
The Law Office of Attorney Janet Pittman Reed
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