Federal and State Resources

United States Code
Searchable and downloadable, prepared by the Office of Law Revision Counsel.

Code of Federal Regulations
Searchable copy maintained by the National Archives and Records Administration through the Web site of the U.S. Government Printing Office.

Federal Register
Searchable from 1995 onward; maintained by the U.S. Government Printing Office.

Congressional bills, reports, and legislative histories, and the text of public laws as enacted. Maintained by the Library of Congress.

Internal Revenue Service
Forms and publications (sometimes fillable), Internal Revenue Bulletins, private rulings, and access to the Internal Revenue Manual. There is an online application for EINs and a searchable Publication 78 for the names and status of charitable organizations. You can also subscribe to the IRS Newswire(provides e-mail announcements of new Notices, Revenue Rulings, and Revenue Procedures as they are released). Click here for information about real estate taxes on like kind exchanges of property made under §1031 of the Internal Revenue Code.

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
Information about home ownership and community development.

United States Tax Court
Dockets and opinions, searchable by party name or case number; court rules.

Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER)
Access to the dockets, pleadings, and decisions entered in most federal district and circuit courts. Requires registration; small fees for downloading documents.

U.S. Supreme Court
Online docket searchable by party name; slip opinions arranged by date and party name.

Pennsylvania Resources

Free access to Pennsylvania statutes and court decisions for Pennsylvania Bar Association members.

Pennsylvania State Home Page
Includes links to state’s Legislature and agencies.

Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes
Source: Unofficial Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes from West

Pennsylvania Session Information
Pending and enacted legislation (from 1975) and legislative histories; can provide e-mail notifications of actions on specific bills.

Pennsylvania Code
Pennsylvania regulations.

Pennsylvania Bulletin
Official Pennsylvania publication of regulations, state and local rules of court, and other administrative news. Each Saturday’s edition is usually available by noon on the preceding Friday.

Pennsylvania Department of Revenue
Downloadable forms and instructions (some fillable) can be found here; letter rulings are here, grouped by subject.

Pennsylvania Department of State
Downloadable corporation, LLC, and LLP forms, as well as a searchable database of Pennsylvania entities.

Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission
The Commission grants and renews licenses for real estate activities requiring them, and administers and enforces Pennsylvania law relating to these activities. The site includes downloadable forms and a link to verify that a licensee is in good standing.

Pennsylvania State Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers
Regulates certification of real estate appraisers and assessors in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Orphans’ Court Procedural Rules Committee
Downloadable forms and information about the work of the Committee.

Pennsylvania Unclaimed Property Database
A searchable database of property that has been turned over to the Pennsylvania Treasury because the owner cannot be located.

Pennsylvania Vital Records
Information on how to obtain copies of birth or death records (no online access).

Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts
Rules, dockets, and decisions of Supreme, Superior, and Commonwealth Courts, as well as rules of local courts. Includes a search tool for finding recent appellate decisions.

Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court
Forms and rules of the Disciplinary Board; searchable database of Pennsylvania lawyers and any disciplinary actions against them.

Pennsylvania Bar Institute
CLE courses and publications for Pennsylvania lawyers; includes some free podcasts and electronic publications



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