General Resources

National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators 
Assists in searches for escheats among the various states.

The Appraisal Institute
Global membership association of professional real estate appraisers.

American Land Title Association (ALTA)
The national trade association of the abstract and title insurance industry. Includes a discussion of title insurance.

National Association of Realtors and Pennsylvania Association of Realtors
Trade groups for realtors.

Legal Intelligencer Public Notices
Public access to notices published from April 2002 to the present.

Pennsylvania Public Notices
Centralized search of public notices published by various Pennsylvania newspapers; also can provide e-mail alerts.

Findlaw 
Now owned by West Group, but still free and still good.

LexisOne
Free access to some materials from Lexis.

Knowx (www.knowx.com)
Access to public property and other records for a fee.

Subscription Services

All of the major legal publishers (LexisWestlawRIACCH, etc.) have online services available by subscription. There are also lower-cost competitors for general legal research such as TheLaw.net and VersusLaw. A few other specialized services are worth mentioning:

Tax Analysts
On-line editions of “Tax Notes Today” and “State Tax News,” as well as a searchable database of the most recent federal, state, and other tax-related materials, usually delivered within 24 hours of release. One of the best sources for the latest releases from the IRS.

Leimberg Information Services
Weekly electronic newsletters on topics of interest to estate planners, and a searchable database of past articles and original source materials.

Mailing Lists

Electronic mailing lists can be a good way of learning about new developments in the law and discussing technical issues with other lawyers.

ABA Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Lists
From the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the ABA, a variety of lists organized by subject. Open, unmoderated, and very active.

Pennsylvania Bar Association Real Property Listserv
A list from the PBA for Pennsylvania real property lawyers, open to Section members only. 

Pennsylvania Bar Association Probate and Trust Listserv
A list from the PBA for Pennsylvania probate and trust lawyers, open to Section members only. Unmoderated; mostly announcements of new legislation, rules, or cases, with occasional discussions.

IRS Guidewire
Notices by e-mail of IRS Announcements, Notices Revenue Rulings, and Revenue Procedures.

 
 
 
 

 


 

 

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