Legal Resources

State and Local Legal Authorities

  • California Legal Materials
    This site, from the Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School, contains the California Constitution, statutes, bills and legislative information, court decisions, as well as material for other agencies.
  • California Office of Administrative Law
    This official site contains state regulations and legislative information.
  • Azusa Municipal Code
    This official site contains the city’s municipal code.
  • California Courts
    This official site of the state judicial branch contains links to California courts including the California Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and Superior Court.
  • State Statutes
    This site, from the Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School, provides access to all state statutes as well as judicial opinions and material for other agencies of each state.

Federal Legal Authorities

  • U.S. House of Representatives Legislative Resources
    This official site contains federal statutes, slip laws, bills, amendments, and debates.
  • U.S. Code
    This site, from the Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School, contains federal statutes that are searchable by title and section or the statute’s popular name.
  • Code of Federal Regulations
    This official site contains electronic federal regulations which are searchable by full text Boolean or Proximity search.
  • Federal Register
    This official site contains rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents, and is searchable by volume number, type of document, issue date, and full text.
  • U.S. Library of Congress’ Legislative information
    This official site contains federal bills and resolutions, the Congressional Record, presidential nominations, treaties, committee reports, historical documents, and government resources. The site is searchable by full text as well as by other various parameters.
  • U.S. Supreme Court Decisions
    This site, from the Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School, contains nearly all of the Supreme Court’s decisions issued since 1990 and over 600 of the court’s most important decisions issued prior to 1990. Cases are searchable by topic, author, party name, and full text.
  • U.S. Supreme Court
    This official site of the nation’s highest court contains the Supreme Court’s rules, calendars, and historical information.
  • Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals
    This site from FindLaw contains Ninth Circuit Court decisions since 1996, as well as an archive of Opinion Summaries since September 2000. Cases are searchable by docket number, case title, and full text.

Personal Legal Resources

  • California Courts Self-Help Center
    This site offers information regarding various areas of law as well as a number of forms that can be downloaded.
  • Los Angeles County Superior Court
    This site offers information regarding jury duty service in the Los Angeles County superior courts.
  • State Bar of California
    This site contains a wealth of community and legal information, including free consumer education pamphlets and publications in various areas of law, information on how to find an attorney, and a downloadable statutory will form.
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
    This site offers information regarding community and legal services.
  • State of California
    This site offers all sorts of helpful information relating to living, working, studying, and visiting in California.
  • California Secretary of State
    This site offers a database of the registration status of California business entities. It also contains a downloadable advanced health care directive form.
  • California Attorney General
    This site offers consumer alerts and information on various consumer topics.
  • City of Azusa
    This site offers information relating to living and working in the City of Azusa.
  • Los Angeles County Law Library
    This is a public law library.
  • La Verne Law Library
    This is a private law library.
  • Loyola Law School Center for Conflict Resolution
    This is a law school center that teaches students mediation skills. The center offers conflict resolution services (mediations, conciliations, and facilitations) to the community in resolving a wide variety of disputes. Services are provided on a sliding cost scale or free basis, depending on need.

Other Legal Resources

  • FindLaw
    This site offers general information in various areas of law, including California-specific law.
  • The Free Dictionary
    This site offers a free online law dictionary (also includes medical and financial dictionaries, a dictionary/thesaurus, an acronym dictionary, an idiom dictionary, an encyclopedia, and the Wikipedia encyclopedia).

Christian Legal Resources

  • Christian Legal Aid of Los Angeles
    This is a Christian non-profit organization holding free monthly legal aid clinics in downtown Los Angeles. This ministry of the Christian Legal Society seeks to bring God’s hope, love, and justice to the economically disadvantaged through free legal consultation and advice from volunteer Christian attorneys.
  • Christian Legal Society
    This is a nationwide fellowship of Christian attorneys and law students. The site provides a free legal referral service for those seeking Christian attorneys, and information on religious liberty legal developments.
  • International Justice Mission
    This is a U.S.-based Christian non-profit human rights organization that operates in countries all over the world to secure justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation, and other forms of violent oppression.

Any links to non-Azusa Pacific University information are provided as a courtesy. They are not intended to constitute an endorsement of the linked materials by Azusa Pacific University.

Some of the legal materials found on this site have been abridged from laws, regulations, court decisions, administrative rulings, APU policies, and other sources. Further details may be necessary for complete analysis and understanding in particular matters. The information contained in this site and related links is not a substitute for professional legal counsel. Any discrepancy between the information on this site and APU policy is not intended to alter or amend official APU policies or procedures.

Updated: May 5, 2009