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Washington Legal Research Guide: Start Here

A guide covering the primary law and secondary sources necessary for conducting legal research in the state of Washington


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Getting Started with Washington Legal Research


Welcome to the Washington Legal Research Guide.

Here you'll find links to statutes, regulations, case law, and practice materials for the state of Washington.

There are a number of other excellent Washington legal research guides containing helpful material that may not be covered in this guide.

Washington Practice Materials and Secondary Sources

There are a number of great resources in print and online for the summer associate or new attorney practicing in Washington. For most legal topics, the Washington Practice Series on Westlaw or the WSBA-CLE Deskbooks in print are the best places to start. Both series have titles for most practice areas, each of which provides analysis, case and statute citations, practice tips and forms. The other titles below provide similarly useful starting points for Washington legal research.

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