Scope, Sources and Accuracy of Materials


These materials primarily include Federal laws, rules, and regulations; Federal judicial decisions; some state laws; arbitration and mediation; general research and reference sources; professional associations; and legal-related how-to locations. They do not include information about law schools, journals or other sources of articles, law book publishers or other similar commercial sources, or information about adoption, divorce, entertainment law, and other topics that are not typically handled by Federal lawyers.

This site is oriented toward content rather than a lot of graphics. Many Federal employees do not have high speed connections to the Internet and dial in at 14.4 or 28.8 bps.


Users should check the source of the information in the URL address at the top of their screen; the House Internet Law Library and law schools such as Cornell most likely contain accurate and up-to-date information. For the others, use your discretion. Whenever possible, I tried to reference the definitive source, e.g., the Office of Management and Budget for OMB Circulars. The word or phrase in parentheses at the end of many entries is the source of the information.


Most sources from Federal agencies (ending in domain .gov/ or .mil/) should be accurate and up-to-date; however, if the agency has put up a WWW page, the staff might not still be maintaining the information in their gopher.

FedLaw is a service that is continually under development and expansion. While we try to keep the information timely and accurate, we make no guarantees.

This site merely links to other home pages that actually maintain the information and design the search approaches. If you have trouble with finding the information you need, see if there is a telephone number or e-mail address on that home page for your assistance.

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