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Hi everyone.  I am brand new on here, not a law student, but taking an employment law course, and need to use this site for research.  I am having trouble with the basic how-to search in this context.  Internet searches I have no problem with, but here, every search term I use comes back as invalid.  Any help on getting started would be appreciated.

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Hi @Hollie623

 

Welcome to the community and thanks for posting! Sorry you're having trouble with the search function, and I'm happy to try to help you figure it out. Our cases and codes section is a great area to use for legal research. It's best to first narrow by state/court/jurisdiction, then you can use a key work search, or the "advanced search" option.

 

Could you give the community an example of what you are researching? That way we can help you find results.

 

The FindLaw.com Team

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FindLaw_RE:

 

Couple of observations:

 

When I went to the Colorado Legal Research page and clicked on Colorado Revised Statutes the result was "page not found."

 

Same result for the Colorado Supreme Court Opinions from the Colorado Bar Association.

 

See for yourself:

 

http://www.findlaw.com/casecode/colorado.html

 

Also disturbing is that the appellate cases from the Colorado Court of Appeals and the Colorado Supreme court only go back to 1997 which is not nearly enough for historical legal precedents.

 

So you'll forgive me for recommending that Hollie623 go to the following site for Colorado statutes:

 

http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/Colorado/

 

And to Google Scholar for Colorado case decisions:

 

http://scholar.google.com/scholar_courts?hl=en&as_sdt=0,3

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It as actually a specific case for a course I am taking this semester.  It is an Alabama course, and there did not seem to be a way to find it.  The case is Herawi v. State of Alabama.  Any extra input on how to search for it would be appreciated.

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