Trialdex has the most comprehensive and up-to-date collection of official jury instructions on the Internet. Jury instructions are a lawyer's most important resource, and must be consulted at the earliest point in litigation. This site makes it easy to find and compare instructions inside and outside your circuit or state. Be sure to check out the trialdex Federal Jury Instruction Index.
The Federal Crimes Statute Tracker
displays a visual history of selected federal crimes (commonly charged felonies). It works like the "versions" feature on Westlaw, with the addition of a redline/
Trialdex also offers litigation tools, a series of questions and answers that walk you through complex legal problems, and are accompanied by infographics. Once again, a good place to start your legal research.
There is a more detailed explanation of these applications on the trialdex FAQ page.
about the author
Ed Hagen was an Assistant Director at the United States Department of Justice Office of Legal Education from 1995 until his retirement in 2018. Before that he was a state prosecutor and adjunct law professor.
He is the co-author of Law of Confessions (Thomson Reuters) and The Prosecution Function (Lexington Books). His newest books, A Detective's Guide to Interrogation Law and 360 Federal Crimes, are available in paperback and kindle ebook formats on Amazon.