Appellate Attorney Gray R. Proctor
From Small Claims Court to the Supreme Court



Federal Primary Sources

United States Constitution 

United States Code

Code of Federal Regulations (updates are in the Federal Register)

Federal Rules of Court (Rules of Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, Appellate Procedure, Evidence, etc.)

Federal Rules of Procedure for Federal Postconviction Proceedings (Sections 2254 and 2255 of Title 28)

United States Sentencing Guidelines

Florida Primary Resources

Florida Constitution

Florida Statutes

Florida Regulations

Florida Rules of Court (Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, Appellate Procedure, Evidence, etc.)

Florida Rules of Executive Clemency 

Florida Standard Jury Instructions

Oral Arguments

Oral arguments in the Supreme Court

Oral arguments in state courts - links provided by the National Center for State Courts

Other archive-type resources

Legal Research at Justia

The Law Library of Congress

Legislative History from the Library of Congress

SCOTUSBlog - SCOTUS is an acronym for Supreme Court of the United States.  This blog warrants archive status because it links to the decisions below, the petition for cert and response, and any other filings.

Florida case law (District Courts of Appeal and Supreme Court only) from FindLaw 

Florida Supreme Court - Opinions (includes links to District Courts of Appeal)

Florida Supreme Court - Online Dockets 

Social Science Resource Network (SSRN) - Although challenging to use, this resource contains interesting academic writings not readily available elsewhere.

The Brief Bank of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)

The Capital Defense Network's summary of all successful ineffective assistance of counsel claims after Strickland v. Washington (published opinions only)

Subject Matter Guides

A Jailhouse Lawyer's Manual (criminal and prisoner civil rights)

Florida Manual for Incarcerated Parents

Fifty-state Survey of Relief Mechanisms from the Collateral Consequences of Conviction (including pardons) (Margaret Love)

National Inventory of Collateral Consequences of Conviction (NICCC)

The Prison Litigation Reform Act — explanation and case law analysis by John Boston

Report on Section 2254 Litigation in Federal District Courts (Nancy King, 2007) and the 2012 follow-up study on appellate proceedings

Cornell Legal Information Institute Dictionary/Encyclopedia (for example, The Due Process Clause)

Florida Bar Appellate Practice Section - Pro Se Handbook

Law School Programs

University of Miami Law School - Innocence Clinic

University of Denver - Civil Rights Clinic The District of Colorado contains ADX Florence, the federal supermax facility.

Chat Rooms and Discussion Boards

The Prison Planet chat forum

Prison Talk - Prison Information and Family Support Community

Other Resources

Federal Bureau of Prisons Inmate Locator 

Florida Department of Corrections Inmate Locator 

"Find a Lawyer" at the Florida Bar Association's site (disciplinary proceedings within past 10 years are available)

Attorney Discipline Information at the FBA site