50-State Surveys

In the United States, there are multiple levels of laws and regulations that govern people and their actions. While federal law is (theoretically) uniform across all 50 states, each state is empowered by the U.S. Constitution to enact its own laws to govern people within that state. While this federal system has many advantages, it also means that one needs to know the laws of a particular state to ensure that one's behavior is in accordance with the law.

Justia has compiled the state laws in a variety of areas into an easily digestible format so that consumers and researchers can compare the differences between laws of different states on those topics. Below are the Justia 50-state surveys that have been published to date.


Divorce & Family Law


Criminal Law

Estate Planning & Probate

Money & Property


Voting & Elections

Small Claims

Current Issues

50-State COVID-19 Resources

During the coronavirus pandemic, Justia provided resources to reflect each state’s evolving actions, mandates, and guidelines in response to the emergency. The resources below allowed consumers and researchers to easily digest and compare states’ coronavirus responses on a variety of topics.