A voluntary legal association, which provides
law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about
the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and
initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.
An agency created "to
enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according
to the law, to provide Federal leadership in preventing and controlling
crime, to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior, to
administer and enforce the Nation's immigration laws fairly and
effectively, and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice
for all Americans."
One half of the two
houses which make up the U.S. Congress. The U.S. House of
Representatives membership is apportioned in relation to each state's
One half of the two
houses which make up the U.S. Congress. The U.S. Senate provides each
state with a representative.
The U.S. Supreme Court
is the highest court of in the United States. This link provides
information about the institution, the current docket, oral arguments,
Court rules and opinions.
Part search engine, part
legal resource, Findlaw provides links and information in an easy to
access manner that is useful for the legal practitioner/student, as to
the general public.
The BEST legal research
site I have seen, containing U.S. Codes, court opinions, laws based by
jurisdiction and current events, among other items.
on the Internet. Great site, containing information on Bills proposed
in Congress, among other tidbits.
A division of American
Lawyer Media (ALM), owner and publisher of such publications as "The
National Law Journal," "The New York Law Journal" and "The American
Lawyer" the site provides an invaluable insight into the current events,
cases and issues in the courts and those who participate in it.
Need to find a lawyer?
Want one in your area? What about one who specializes in a legal field?
Want to know more about a firm? What about information on the background
of an attorney? Obviously, not every firm, office or licensed attorney
is listed, but this site is a great start.
A nonprofit, nonpartisan
organization that works to defend and preserve the rights and liberties
guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution and the laws of the United States.
The Berkman Center for
Internet & Society is a research program founded to explore cyberspace,
share in its study, and help pioneer its development.
Chilling Effects aims to
help you understand the protections that the First Amendment and
intellectual property laws give to your online activities.
membership organization working to protect our fundamental rights
regardless of technology; to educate the press, policymakers and the
general public about civil liberties issues related to technology; and
to act as a defender of those liberties."
"EPIC is a public
interest research center in Washington, D.C. It was established in 1994
to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to
protect privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional values."
containing information on protecting children online, while still
allowing them to have fun.