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Affordable Legal Information Sources for Attorneys: Statutes

This guide points you to reliable sources that are free or nearly free. Developed by Victoria Szymczak; updated by Rosemary Campagna and Eric Yap


Publication of the official version of the United States Code is slow, and the versions available online may not be current; therefore be careful when relying on the versions of statutes you find online.

NY State and City

NYS does not produce an official code.  The codes used in NY are McKinney's published by West, NY Consolidated Law Service published by LexisNexis, and Gould's - which published desk copies of laws covering a specific topic.  Be sure you know the date of the last update to these sites.