US District Court Middle District of Florida
Website for the United States District Court Middle District of Florida, encompassing Federal District Courts in Tampa, Jacksonville, Orlando, Ft. Myers and Ocala.

Florida Supreme Court
Florida Supreme Court Homepage (JOSHUA) includes information on the Florida Court System and Judicial Administration, Opinions and Rules, hyperlinks to well over 100 legal webpages, and more.

Second District Court of Appeal

12th Judicial Circuit Court

Local Rules for the 12th Judicial Circuit



Clerks of Court within the 12th Judicial Circuit
Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court & Comptroller
Sarasota County Clerk of Circuit Court & Comptroller
DeSoto County Clerk of Circuit Court & Comptroller


Local Reference Links
Manatee County Bar Association’s Bylaws
Manatee County Government
Manatee County Property Appraiser
Manatee County Tax Collector
Manatee County Supervisor of Elections

U.S. Federal Judiciary

Florida Legislature

Florida Statutes

Florida Constitution Revision Commission

FlaBar Online
Homepage of The Florida Bar, includes CLE Calendar, Membership List, Ethics Opinions, Florida Bar Journal Index, etc.

Municipal Codes
Collection of local government codes and ordinances from around the United States. Bradenton, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria, Palmetto and over 200 other Florida cities and towns are available in this online library.

Research Institute of America Homepage, includes Federal and State tax statutes, case law, and IRS materials.

The American Bar Association
American Bar Association Homepage, includes information on Bar members and the legal community, information for the general public including legal assistance and consumer publications, information on Bar Association meetings, Legislative and Governmental Advocacy and Weekly Highlights.

Florida Law Online
Sources of Florida law maintained by James Wyman as a public service, includes Court opinions, rules of court, ethics opinions, Family Law forms, Florida law, legislative history, executive branch information, law journal and legal directories.


Local Law Related Organizations

Southwest Florida Paralegal Association, Inc.
Networking and information resource for paralegals, legal assistants and legal secretaries with listings for events and job bank.

Florida Association of Legal Support Specialists, Inc.

Sarasota Manatee Chapter Association of Legal Administrators


Florida Law Schools

Florida Coastal School of Law
Florida State University College of Law
Nova Southeastern University Law Center
University of St. Thomas School of Law
Stetson University College of Law
University of Florida – Levin College of Law
University of Miami School of Law