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Legal Research on the Internet

The links below provide useful starting places for legal research on the Internet. This page is not intended to be an exhaustive list of legal research resources. For additional information please consult your local library.

 

INDEX

Primary Administrative Hearing Sources

Unemployment Benefits  

Child Support - e.g., establishment, modification, license suspension

Public Assistance Hearings - e.g., TANF, Basic Food, Child Care, Medical

Public Instruction (Education) Hearings  - Superintendent of Public Instruction

Trade Contractor Licensing

Electrical Contractor Licensing

Financial Institutions - e.g., consumer lenders, securities dealers, loan originators

Executive Ethics Board

Gambling Commission Hearings

Insurance Commissioner Hearings

Statutes and Rules Regarding the Office of Administrative Hearings 

Law Libraries 

Legal Dictionaries

Other Legal Resources  

Washington Law Help

Law for WA.org

 

Primary Administrative Hearing Sources

• WA Administrative Procedure Act

• Model Rules of Procedure

Revised Code of Washington (RCW) (Search)

Revised Code of Washington (RCW) (Browse)

WA State Court Decisions - By Courts of Appeals & WA Supreme Court

WA Administrative Code (WAC) (Search)

WA Administrative Code (WAC) (Browse)

• WA State Register Online (WSR)

• WA State Constitution

• United States Code - Federal Statutes

• Code of Federal Regulations

• Links to All Washington State Agencies

 

Unemployment Benefits  

• RCW Title 50

• WAC Title 192

• ESD Website

• Employment Security Department Commissioner Decisions

Employment Security Department's Unemployment Tax Handbook

• Employment Security Department Unemployment Tax Web page

Washington Law Help - useful pamphlets for people with unemployment hearings.

 

Child Support - Establishment, Modification, License Suspension

• DSHS Division of Child Support Website

• WAC Title 388

• DSHS Hearing Rules

• DSHS Division of Child Support Rules

• Child Support Calculator

• Child Support Economic Table

• Child Support Schedule Statute - RCW 26.19

Washington Law Help - useful pamphlets for people with child support issues.

 

Public Assistance Hearings - e.g., TANF, Child Care, Basic Food, & Child Care

• DSHS Website

• WAC Title 388

• DSHS Hearing Rules

• Eligibility A-Z Interpretive Policy Manual

• Public Assistance Hearing - Step by Step Guide

Washington Law Help - useful pamphlets for people with public assistance issues.

 

Public Instruction (Education) Hearings  

WA State Office of Superintendant of Public Instruction (OSPI) (Washington State)

Federal Office of Special Education Programs (U.S. Dept. of Education)

• Western Regional Resource Center

 

Trade Contractor Licensing  

Dept of Labor and Industries Site on Trade Licensing (DLI website with links to various laws and rules)

 

Electrical Contractor Licensing  

RCW Chapter 19.28 (Electrical Contractor Statute)

WAC Chapter 296-46B (Electrical Contractor Regulations)

 

Department of Financial Institutions Hearings  

WAC 208-08 (DFI Hearing Regulations)

• Department of Financial Institutions Website

 

Gambling Commission Hearings

• Washington State Gambling Commission

• Gambling Commission Rules

 

Insurance Commissioner Hearings

• Office of the Insurance Commissioner

• Insurance Commissioner Rules

 

Executive Ethics Board Hearings  

WAC 292-100 (EEB Procedural and Hearing Regulations)

Executive Ethics Board Website

• EEB Advisory Opinions

 

Statutes and Rules Regarding the Office of Administrative Hearings  

Chapter 34.12 RCW (OAH authorizing statute)

Chapter 10-04 WAC (Agency organization and public records policy)

Chapter 10-16 WAC (Filing a complaint against an Administrative Law Judge)

Model Rules of Procedure (OAH Model Rules of Administrative Hearing Procedure)

 

Law Libraries  

• Washington State Law Library

 

Legal Dictionaries  

• Law.com Dictionary

Nolo's Law Dictionary

Northwest Justice Project (see the Glossary tab)

Duhaimes's Law Dictionary

• Findlaw Legal Dictionary

• A Guide to Terms Used in Washington Courts

 

Other Legal Resources

• Municipal Research and Services Center

• Findlaw Internet Resources

• Lexis-Nexis ($ Fee charged for this Service by Lexis-Nexis)

Westlaw ($ Fee charged for this Service by Westlaw)

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