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Local Government Legal Resources: Directories, Ordinance Drafting/Case Law, Books, Law Reviews and Journals

Sources of information pertaining to municipal or county legal research, with a special emphasis on California local government.

Directory Sources to Locate City/County Clerk Offices

State and Local Government on the Net - Frequently updated directory of official state, county and city government websites.

Ordinance Drafting and Case Law

KF5322.A15 M86

Law Reviews and Journals

Indexing and Abstracting Services

Specialized Law Reviews and Journals

Urban Lawyer (HeinOnline, UCB affiliates only).

Westlaw and Lexis Advance

Search general law review and journal libraries for articles on local law topics (passwords required).

Books On Local Law


Antieau on Local Government Law - excellent multivolume treatise. Available on Lexis Advance (password required). From home page choose "Content Type" tab and then go to Secondary Materials>Treatises, Practice Guides & Jurisprudence>Governments>Antieau on Local Government Law.

Local Government Law - Includes citations to primary and secondary authorities. An excellent treatise for both municipal attorneys and elected municipal officials. Available on Westlaw (password required). Type local government law into search box and click on drop down link.

Hornbooks and Handbooks

Eminent Domain: A Handbook of Condemnation Law [ABA, William Scheiderich, Cynthia M. Fraser, and David Callies, editors, KF5599 .E468 2011].




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