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Legal Research: Florida

It is recommended that an attorney be consulted when an interpretation of the law is needed. UCF library staff are not able to provide any legal advice. Legal Assistance Information

Reporters

Reporters provide the published text of the reported decisions from specific courts.

Southern Reporter

reports the decisions of the Supreme Courts & District Courts of Appeal in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi. The UCF Library has the full set of Southern Reporter (1887-1941), but only has the print volumes for Florida Cases from Southern Reporter 2d (1941-2009) and Southern Reporter 3d (2009+).

So. - Southern Reporter
- Online version (search by citation, e.g. 183 So. 846)
- Online version (search by keyword and date)
- General Collection KFF 51 .A1 (1887-1941)

So.2d - Southern Reporter, Second Series
- Online version (search by citation, e.g. 773 So.2d 524)
- Online version (search by keyword and date)
- Reference KFF 51 .A1 (1941-2009; Florida Cases)

So.3d - Southern Reporter, Third Series
- Online version (search by citation, e.g. 3 So.2d 113)
- Online version (search by keyword and date)
- Reference KFF 51 .A1 3d Series (2009+; Florida Cases)

Florida Law Weekly

Fla. L. Weekly - Florida Law Weekly -- reports Florida appellate court and Supreme Court decisions. The UCF Library does not have print or online access to FLW Supplement or FLW Federal.
- Online version (ask at the Research Assistance Desk to be logged on for in-library online access; 1995+)
- Reference KFF 47 .F54 (1997+)

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Florida Law Weekly Supplement -- reports Florida circuit and county court decisions, and miscellaneous reports of the proceedings of other public agencies. The cases can be Shepardized, but FLW Supplement is not available at UCF.

The publication is available elsewhere in Orlando at the law school libraries of Barry University and FAMU.

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Florida Law Weekly Federal -- reports Decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts in Florida, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.

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Florida Reports

Fla. - Florida Reports -- reports the decisions of the Florida Supreme Court from 1846 through 1948 in 160 volumes.
- Online version (search by citation, e.g. 134 Fla. 364)
- Online version (search by keyword and date)

Florida Supplement

Fla. Supp. - Florida Supplement (vol. 1-50, 1952-1981)

Fla. Supp. 2d - Florida Supplement, Second Series (vol. 1-50, 1983-1992)

reports selected opinions of lower courts of record and state commissions from 1952 to July 1992. The cases can be Shepardized ( Fla. Supp. and Fla. Supp. 2d), but the publications are not available at UCF.

The publications are available elsewhere in Orlando at the law school libraries of Barry University and FAMU.