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Philadelphia-Area Legal Services: Pennsylvania Law

Guide to institutions and organizations that provide free legal assistance to the general public.

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Use the tabs at the top of the page or the links below to navigate through this guide.

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For more information on Pennsylvania legal research, check out the guides below.

General Information

Pennsylvania law is found in statutes, regulations, and court opinions.  Much of this information is available for FREE online.  If you need assistance navigating the resources below, try contacting one of the law libraries under the general Legal Information tab; the librarians there may be able to help you.

Pennsylvania Statutes

The official text of PA statutes is found in the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes (Pa.C.S.)

You can locate PA Statutes for FREE online.

Pennsylvania Regulations

Pennsylvania administrative regulations are published in the Pennsylvania Code

You can access PA regulations for FREE through the Pennsylvania Code's website.

The PA Code is supplemented by the Pennsylvania Bulletin, which is published weekly.  It is available for for FREE on the Pennsylvania Bulletin website.

Pennsylvania Courts & Court Opinions

Pennsylvania Courts & Court Opinions

Diagram of PA Courts

Pennsylvania Supreme Court opinions are available online from 1996-present.

Pennsylvania Superior Court opinions are available online from 1997-present.

Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court opinions are available online from 1997-present.

You can search the opinions of all these Pennsylvania Courts on the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania's website.