Justia Regulation Tracker Beta – Tracking Federal Regulations, Rules, Proposed Rules and Notices



Federal regulations affect the practices of a broad spectrum of lawyers. For corporate counsel, federal regulations may directly touch on their company’s core business, or they may impose additional general compliance requirements, such as in human resources, as an example. Attorneys in both private practice and public interest law face a similar impact whether they practice labor and employment, immigration, criminal law or in a completely different area.

Here are some federal regulations that attorneys in the corresponding practice areas or industries may find of interest:

Regulatory AgencyPractice Areas / Industry
US Citizenship and Immigration ServicesImmigration, Employment
Internal Revenue ServiceEstate Planning, Tax
Patent and Trademark OfficeIntellectual Property
Federal Energy Regulatory CommissionEnergy, Government Relations
Food and Drug AdministrationPersonal Injury, Pharmaceutical, Government Relations
Department of StateInternational Law, Immigration
Thrift Supervision OfficeFinancial Services
Securities and Exchange CommissionFinancial Services, Securities, Consumer Law
Pension Benefit Guaranty CorporationLabor and Employment, Employee Benefits
DOJ Antitrust DivisionAntitrust, Business, Consumer Law

If you practice in an area affected by federal regulations, you probably already recognize that keeping abreast of new regulatory developments is essential. To assist you, Justia has released the free Justia Regulations Tracker, found at http://regulations.justia.com/ (currently in beta). Justia Regulations Tracker allows a user to focus on regulations originating from a specific federal agency and subscribe to an RSS feed of those regulations.

Better yet, you can further refine the RSS feed by specifying the type of regulation or stage in the regulation making process (i.e., rules, administrative orders, notices, proposed rules, executive orders, and proclamations) or even defining certain search terms, such as all regulations that mention bovine spongiform encephalitis.

If you aren’t already on the RSS bandwagon, now is a great time hop aboard. RSS feeds allow you to take a particular set of data and view it using your RSS reader. So, instead of opening a print newspaper and reading the articles that the editors have selected for you, and RSS reader allows you create your own custom news and information source from data sources that you select. For lawyers, this means reading the federal regulations, court filings, legal commentary and other resources that you decide are worth tracking. Enjoy!

Justia Regulation Tracker

Justia Regulation Tracker