Illinois Bar Journal

Author Index Tom Gaylord

Finding ‘Lost’ Legal and Governmental Information

By Tom Gaylord
January
2017
Column
, Page 50
Is your research project stymied by a broken URL? Time to fire up the Wayback Machine.

Not Online and Free? Try the Library

By Tom Gaylord
November
2016
Column
, Page 52
Exhausted the online resources? Don't forget that not everything is online, even in the digital age.

City Files: Researching Local Administrative Law and Data

By Tom Gaylord
September
2016
Column
, Page 46
More local "law" beyond ordinances is available online, but sometimes a trip to a local agency is the only way to go.

The Illinois Budget: Finding Materials

By Tom Gaylord
July
2016
Column
, Page 42
How to find information about the Illinois budget despite the impasse.

Finding the Law of Judges and Judging in Illinois

By Tom Gaylord
May
2016
Column
, Page 42
Where to find laws governing judicial elections and more.

Federal Administrative Law: New and Updated Resources

By Tom Gaylord
March
2016
Column
, Page 58
A fresh look at the many free resources available for researching federal regulations and agencies.

Underappreciated Illinois Legislative Resources

By Tom Gaylord
January
2016
Column
, Page 53
The LRB and General Assembly have added new web features.

Resources for Researching Illinois Constitutional Law

By Tom Gaylord
November
2015
Column
, Page 46
A rundown of the many free resources for researching the Illinois Constitution.

Resources for the (Occasional) Foreign-Law Researcher

By Tom Gaylord
September
2015
Column
, Page 48
Low-cost foreign-law research options. 

A Deep Dive into the Legislative Source Book

By Tom Gaylord
July
2015
Column
, Page 54
A closer look at this repository of federal legislative and administrative resources.

50 Columns In: What Have We Learned?

By Tom Gaylord
May
2015
Column
, Page 48
A look back at eight years of columns.

Finding and Using Blawgs to Follow the Law

By Tom Gaylord
March
2015
Column
, Page 50
Blawgs are great sources of breaking news on almost any topic.

More on 50-State Surveys:The Book of the States

By Tom Gaylord
January
2015
Column
, Page 45
The Book of the States is another free online tool for doing comparative state research.

Federal and Illinois Court Dockets: What’s Online?

By Tom Gaylord
November
2014
Column
, Page 552
Though the feds keep docket information in PACER, electronic Illinois docket info is harder to find.
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Resources for Illinois Legislative History: The Seven-Year Itch

By Tom Gaylord
September
2014
Column
, Page 450
Revisiting the Illinois General Assembly's website.

Fifty-State Surveys: Can They Be Had for Free?

By Tom Gaylord
July
2014
Column
, Page 352
They can if you have the time.

Tax Resources from the Illinois Department of Revenue

By Tom Gaylord
May
2014
Column
, Page 246
Tax season is over, but the IDOR website is a year-round resource.

Looking for Free Legal Information? Check out the Law Library of Congress

By Tom Gaylord
March
2014
Column
, Page 148
There might be a broken link here or there, but the Law Library of Congress is still a great portal to free legal resources.

More Federal Court Opinions on FDsys

By Tom Gaylord
January
2014
Column
, Page 48
The Federal Digital System (FDsys) now includes an expanded library of federal cases.

Using Twitter to Keep Up with the Law

By Tom Gaylord
November
2013
Column
, Page 590
Twitter is a great way to send and receive breaking legal news.

Fastcase and HeinOnline Team Up

By Tom Gaylord
September
2013
Column
, Page 482
HeinOnline and Fastcase subscribers now have access to each other's data.

What’s New with Fastcase

By Tom Gaylord
July
2013
Column
, Page 368
The new Bad Law Bot flags negative treatment of cases.

Environmental Law Resources for Illinois Attorneys

By Tom Gaylord
May
2013
Column
, Page 260
There's a plenty of free, online primary environmental law.

How Do I Research That? Find a LibGuide

By Tom Gaylord
March
2013
Column
, Page 158
The LibGuide system connects to thousands of free research guides.

Update: Finding Illinois Municipal Ordinances Online (and Free!)

By Tom Gaylord
January
2013
Column
, Page 46
A fresh look at websites that offer free online municipal codes.

A New Tool for Federal Legislative Research

By Tom Gaylord
November
2012
Column
, Page 612
Congress.gov will soon succeed THOMAS as the go-to site for federal legislative research.

Forms and Drafting Resources for Illinois Attorneys

By Tom Gaylord
September
2012
Column
, Page 496
One benefit of practicing in a large jurisdiction - there are lots of forms.

Employment and Labor Law Resources for Illinois Attorneys

By Tom Gaylord
July
2012
Column
, Page 382
Illinois-specific resources for labor and employment lawyers.

Navigating the Seventh Circuit’s Website

By Tom Gaylord
May
2012
Column
, Page 268
What better place to look for court information - everything from opinions to court rules to brief-writing guides - than the court's own website?

Federal Administrative Law, Part 3: Agency Adjudications

By Tom Gaylord
March
2012
Column
, Page 160
Federal agency adjudicatory decisions used to be hard to find, but now most are on the web.

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