After many casual conversations with my colleagues, I learned that New York State’s library free legal off-site resources, such as Loislaw access is not a common knowledge. For many practitioners this is very useful resource because it is free. While Loislaw information is primarily limited to New York jurisdiction, it is nonetheless a useful extra tool to have in a pocket. New York State Library gives the following off-site remote access resources: Loislaw, Congressional Universe, LegalTrac, IndexMaster, and State Capital Universe. Two things are required for eligibility: (1) New York residency and (2) a license to practice law in New York. Application is available through this link, and membership extends not only to natural human beings, but to law firms also.
Published November 10, 2014 by Yuri Starikov