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Zimmerman's Research Guide



The Alabama Code and Constitution are posted on the Alabama Legislative Information System Online (just click the tabs on the left). Internet links to Alabama government agencies, municipal codes and primary legal materials (statutes, regulations, cases, etc.) are posted by and FindLaw.

Legislation:To check the status of pending legislation, use the Session Bill Status of the Alabama Legislative Information System Online (ALISON). For questions, call the the Alabama House of Representatives (334-242-7627) or Senate (334-242-7825).

For Bills, Bill Status, Acts, Reports and other legislation from prior sessions back to 2001, go to ALISON and click on the session date in the upper left hand corner (e.g., "Regular Session 2011"). You'll get a pop-up box that lets you choose prior sessions.

Alabama session laws ("Acts") from 1818 to 1836 are posted free by the Alabama Legislature. HeinOnline has historical session laws from 1818 to about two years back in the subscription-based Session Laws Library.

Docket Sheets and Case Information: Trial court docket sheets, case information and tracking is available from Just One Look, alacourt.com and alacourt.com 2.0. Appellate case information is available from ACIS.alabama.gov, but subscriptions are available only for attorneys licensed to practice in Alabama.

Questions: For questions about Alabama legal materials, copies and/or inter-library loan, try calling the Alabama Supreme Court & State Law Library (334-242-4347) and/or the University of Alabama School of Law Library (205-348-5925).

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See Also
Case Pulls
Docket Sheets
Legal Ethics
Legal Treatises
Secretary of State Records
State Government Agencies
State Laws, generally

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