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Thorough, On-Target, On-Time

Legal research services are an important part of any law practice. They are also time-consuming and laborious. That’s why our law clients welcome the expert research services of our Legal Edge Services team.

According to Cornell University Law School, the broadest purpose of legal research is to find authoritative sources that will aid in identifying a solution to a legal problem.

Primary authorities are the rules of law that are binding upon courts, government, and individuals. Examples include statutes, regulations, court orders, and court decisions. These are generated by courts, legislatures, and administrative agencies.

Secondary authorities are commentaries on the law that do not have binding effect, but do aid in explaining what the law is or should be.

The rich trove of resources that is available to researchers in their quest for legal authority is vast and complicated. It comes in many forms, including paper, film, and electronic records. Some are indexed well, some are not. Due to this complexity, many law schools require law students to take classes in legal research. 

Legal research services are time-consuming but necessary

Legal research services from Legal Edge Services leverage our ability to access a universe of primary and secondary authoritative sources. These include legal encyclopedias, treatises, American Law Reports, law reviews, and legal periodicals. As well as case reporters, statutes and various other authorities.

Complementing these considerable resources, our legal research services team brings years of experience and analytical thinking to every project. As a result, your legal research will be thorough, on-target, and on-time.

Want to learn more about legal research? Check out the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School.