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Free & Low Cost Legal Research

A guide to help you conduct legal research using free and low cost resources.


You can find free versions of statutes in many different places online, but it is always a good idea to use a government source whenever possible to ensure you are consulting an authoritative version.

If you need to research legislative history, first locate a research guide that will walk you through the process or reach out to a law librarian for help.

Washington Statutes

Federal Statutes

Washington Legislative History

Federal Legislative History