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America Legal Codification Services

We are America's Codification Leader with:

More years of codification experience

We have a team of experts unmatched in total years of codification experience.  Many staff editors have more than 20 years of codification expertise. We have a former City Law Director, former City Mayor, and former Neighborhood Council President working with you.

More attorneys on staff than any other codification publisher

We employ a dozen legal professionals so you’ll always have experienced and qualified staff working on your codes and answering your questions.

Employee-Owned Dedication

Employee-owned, our mission is to provide you exceptional quality, service and support. Codification is our sole business and driving interest. You won’t find a more dedicated team of codification experts to help you anywhere. American Legal is the largest, independently-owned codification firm in the country.

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National Growth

American Legal currently serves more than 3,000 municipal and county clients nationwide.

Our clients include the cities of New York, Los Angeles,  Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, Fort Worth, Boston, Tucson, Cleveland, Albuquerque, San Francisco, Honolulu, Boise, Salt Lake City, Colorado Springs and many others. Our experience and strong partnerships made us the choice for the Walter H. Drane Company and Sterling Codifiers to join the American Legal Publishing Group.

National Team

We have codification consultants located in Ohio, Kentucky, Texas and California.  All have vast experience working with local governments across the country. Put our experience to work for you.

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More Help for Local Governments

Best Way

American Legal’s team of lawyers and editors are dedicated to finding the best way to keep your municipal codes organized and updated. Online publishing in our code library makes it quick and easy for your community and officials to find and reference the Code of Ordinances.

Basic Model Codes: Money-Saving Partnerships

Smaller governments save time and money utilizing a Basic Code or Model Code created to address all their code needs without the expense of a customized code. We offer this service in conjunction with many state municipal leagues, including Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, Oregon, and South Dakota.

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Online Code Library, available 24/7

Keep your Code of Ordinances easily accessible through our online library. All information can be pulled up immediately on your computer, smart phone, or tablet. Easy search navigation lets you quickly find what you need. You can print, save, email, annotate and even compare code references.

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Our partnerships

We’ve built American Legal through strong partnerships with international, national, state and municipal organizations, associations and leagues. We value these relationships and are dedicated to supporting their important services.

Robert’s Rules Association

Robert’s Rules Association

Robert’s Rules of Order is the recognized guide to fair, orderly, and professionally conducted meetings. American Legal is the exclusive publisher of the electronic edition of this valuable resource chosen by Robert’s Rules Association. We have supported them with sales of the electronic version of Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised, since 2004.

Get instant digital access and guidance from Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised 12th Edition and Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised in Brief, 3rd Edition (the only authorized concise guide).

Law and Judicial Systems of Nations

Law and Judicial Systems of Nations

American Legal worked with the IMLA and the World Jurist Association to publish an electronic version of the Law and Judicial Systems of Nations, the WJA’s comprehensive reference work on international law. This exhaustive publication serves as a reference guide to the legal systems of more than 190 nations and helps give citizens and communities everywhere a direct voice in the development and administration of international law.

World Jurist Association

World Jurist Association

American Legal has been helping state and municipal governments for more than 85 years. Sometimes, the foundational principles of our legal system, such as the separation of powers and the rule of law, are taken for granted.

To help spread these important concepts throughout the globe, American Legal assists the World Jurist Association (WJA) and their members with their publishing.

International Municipal Lawyers Association

International Municipal Lawyers Association

American Legal has been a codification consultant to IMLA since 1994. American Legal is also a sponsor at the International Committee of IMLA.

International Institute of Municipal Clerks

International Institute of Municipal Clerks

American Legal is a strong supporter of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC). American Legal has endowed IIMC scholarships and served as an Emerald Sponsor of the IIMC annual conference.

Ohio Municipal League

Ohio Municipal League

American Legal has partnered with the Ohio Municipal League (OML) for more than 20 years. Acting as official consultant, we provide OML members electronic versions of meeting minutes and other documents.

North Carolina League of Municipalities

North Carolina League of Municipalities

Since 1980, more than 200 North Carolina municipalities have taken advantage of this cost-effective codification partnership. The North Carolina League of Municipalities (NCLM) also publishes municipal codes and meeting minutes online.

League of Nebraska Municipalities

League of Nebraska Municipalities

The League of Nebraska Municipalities began a partnership with American Legal in 1997 to provide codification services for nearly 200 Nebraska municipalities. One option is the Nebraska Basic Code which provides villages and second-class cities an option for a code template, specific to Nebraska municipalities, as the underlying foundation of a municipal code.

The League of Kansas Municipalities

The League of Kansas Municipalities

Since 2015, more than 160 Kansas cities have used our partnership for codification service to efficiently and economically organize and update municipal ordinances and codes.

Simmering-Cory and Iowa Codification

Simmering-Cory and Iowa Codification

They have been providing codification services to Iowa cities for more than 40 years. Their knowledge, experience and service are unequaled. American Legal, in partnership, provides digital code services for local Iowa governments.

League of Wisconsin Municipalities

League of Wisconsin Municipalities

Since 1997, American Legal has produced an electronic version of the League of Wisconsin Legal Opinions, Attorney Institute Papers and other League manuals.

South Dakota Municipal League

South Dakota Municipal League

Partners since 2004, we publish the South Dakota Basic Code, a complete model code of ordinances, to offer cost-effective codification to league members. We also provide additional custom code options.

League of Oregon Cities

League of Oregon Cities

In 1997, the League of Oregon Cities chose American Legal as a Program Partner. We provide an Oregon Basic Code for small cities and a range of codification and information management services to Oregon municipalities and counties in conjunction with the League.

League of Minnesota

League of Minnesota

Previously, the League of Minnesota Cities ran an in-house codification program. As the number of codification projects grew, it became too difficult to provide this service to their members. Due to our expertise and reputation, American Legal was chosen as a partner in 2000 to provide codification and information management for more than 300 Minnesota cities.

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We've helped hundreds of municipalities codify laws since our inception more than 80 years ago, and we would like to bring that experience to your next project.

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