Searching for stories in local publications like the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin is a great way to discover what attorneys are working on. The Law Bulletin reports on recent cases, law firm hiring and other news relevant to the local legal community.
Online subscriptions available for free to JMLS students. See LawBulletin.com/students for details.
Lexis and Westlaw allow you to search for cases and briefs by the name of the party's counsel.
In Westlaw search the Attorney field. Ex: AT(attorneylastname)
In Lexis search the Counsel segment. Ex: COUNSEL(attorneylastname)
Martindale.com: Online edition of the venerable Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory; search by individual attorney name, firm name, location, or area of practice.
Sullivan’s Law Directory for the State of Illinois. The most comprehensive list of attorneys practicing in Illinois. Current year in 6th floor Reference Collection KF192.IL6 S56
Finding an attorney in Cook County: Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, created this guide to assist qualified customers in finding free or low cost legal assistance in Cook County.
West Legal Directory via Findlaw: Intended for use by clients; use to locate lawyers by name, address, location or practice area. May contain lawyers not found in Martindale-Hubbell.
Illinois Lawyer Finder: Illinois State Bar Association’s lawyer directory; attorneys must qualify to be listed. Find a lawyer by practice area, county or zip code.
Avvo Find a Lawyer: Search for attorneys nationwide. Includes reviews and disciplinary history.
Judges of the United States Courts: A historical database of federal judges sponsored by Federal Judicial Center.
The American Bench: A comprehensive online directory of judges and information regarding U.S. courts. The database includes a searchable directory of over 19,000 judges, profiles of federal and state courts, judicial boundary maps and gender diversity surveys.
Judicial Yellow Book Contact and biographical information for judges and their staff at the US Courts of Appeal, District Courts and State Courts