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Equal Justice Partners

ABA Commission on Homelessness & Poverty The American Bar Association Commission on Homelessness & Poverty is a 13-member Commission of attorneys and other interested people, created in 1991 in order to foster the development of legal pro bono homeless programs and to educate the profession and public about the legal problems of homeless and impoverished people.
ABA Commission on Law and Aging The mission of the ABA Commission on Law and Aging is to strengthen and secure the legal rights, dignity, autonomy, quality of life, and quality of care of elders. It carries out this mission through research, policy development, technical assistance, advocacy, education, and training.
ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants The Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants (SCLAID) examines issues relating to the delivery of civil legal services to the poor, and criminal defense services to indigent persons accused of crimes.
ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service is the ABA's center of activity for the development and promotion of pro bono policies and initiatives. The mission of the Committee includes fostering the development of pro bono programs and activities by law firms, bar associations, corporate legal departments, law schools, government attorney offices and others; analyzing the scope and function of pro bono programs; and proposing and reviewing legislation that affects lawyers' ability to provide pro bono legal services.
Algodones Associates provides management consulting services to nonprofit organizations, and, especially, to legal services programs.
Alliance for Justice National coalition of environmental, civil rights, mental health, women's, children's and consumer advocacy organizations, working to advance equal justice, strengthen the public interest community's ability to influence public policy, and foster the next generation of advocates.
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) is the nation's leading organization for people age 50 and older. It serves their needs and interests through information and education, advocacy, and community services, which are provided by a network of local chapters and experienced volunteers throughout the country.
American Bar Association The ABA is the largest voluntary professional association in the world. With more than 400,000 members, the ABA 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.
Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law unites thinkers and advocates in pursuit of a vision of inclusive and effective democracy. Its mission is to develop and implement an innovative, nonpartisan agenda of scholarship, public education, and legal action that promotes equality and human dignity, while safeguarding fundamental freedoms.
Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) is a national non-profit organization with expertise in both law and policy affecting the poor. Through education, policy research and advocacy, CLASP seeks to improve the economic security of low-income families with children and secure access for low-income persons to our civil justice system.
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is a nonpartisan research organization and policy institute that conducts research and analysis on a range of government policies and programs, with an emphasis on those affecting low and moderate-income people.
Equal Justice Society is a national organization of scholars, advocates and concerned individuals advancing innovative legal strategies and public policy for enduring social change. We generate critical analysis on issues of race and social justice through research, public education and bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds and disciplines. Our goal is to redefine jurisprudence to ensure that the rights of all are expanded, rather than diminished, by our courts and policy makers.
Equal Justice Works was founded in 1986 as The National Association for Public Interest Law (NAPIL) by law students dedicated to surmounting barriers to equal justice that affect millions of low-income individuals and families. Today, Equal Justice Works is the country's leading organization engaged in organizing, training and supporting public service-minded law students, and is the national leader in creating summer and postgraduate public interest jobs.
Independent Judiciary (A Project of Alliance for Justice) Dynamically displays profiles of pending nominees and their backgrounds. Includes interactive tour of the judicial selection process.
LSC Resource Library The LSC Resource Library is a web-based library that allows users to gather information about legal services management and delivery approaches, as well as substantive practice areas. On this website, LSC includes program models and innovative techniques in order to facilitate greater access to the client community.
Legal Hotline Directory A directory of legal hotline programs searchable by state, client profile, hotline type, software used, etc.
Migrant Legal Action Program For more than thirty years, the Migrant Legal Action Program (MLAP) has provided legal representation and a national voice for migrant and seasonal farmworkers, the poorest group of working people in the United States. MLAP works to enforce rights and to improve public policies affecting farmworkers' working and housing conditions, education, health, nutrition, and general welfare. The program works with an extensive network of local service providers.
National Age Diversity in Employment Association NADEA is a non-profit association dedicated to supporting, promoting, and improving the employment rights of all people that have reached the age of 40. We educate members regarding their rights, offer forums and seminars, and lobby for strict compliance with anti-Age Discrimination law.
National Assocation of Legal Auditing The National Association of Legal Auditing (NALA) is the leading professional association dedicated to legal auditing. Founded in 2005 by the nation\x92s premier legal ethics scholars and attorney fee experts, NALA establishes ethical rules and best practice guidelines that regulate the practice of legal auditing.
National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems (NAPAS) is the voluntary national membership association of protection and advocacy systems and client assistance programs. It assumes leadership in promoting and strengthening the role and performance of its members in providing quality legally based advocacy services. NAPAS has a vision of a society where people with disabilities exercise self-determination and choice and have equality of opportunity and full participation. NAPAS believes this vision will be realized through the enactment and vigorous enforcement of laws protecting civil and human rights.
National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) is an independent, non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to ensuring that our nation honors the pact made with our 25 million veterans. We serve these forgotten veterans through advocacy, education, litigation, training advocates who represent veterans, and publications.
Native American Rights Fund (NARF) is a non-profit organization that provides legal representation and technical assistance to Indian tribes, organizations and individuals nationwide. Our mission is to preserve tribal existence, protect tribal natural resources, promote Native American human rights, increase accountability of governments to Native Americans, develop Indian law, and educate the public about Indian rights, laws, and issues.
North American Indian Legal Services (NAILS) has the following purposes: to provide legal representation for North American Indian tribes and individual indigent people, to protect tribal resources, to promote effective and accountable tribal government practices and procedures, to improve tribal economic prosperity and to safeguard and ensure individual rights.
Pro Bono Institute , housed at Georgetown University Law Center, is mandated to explore and identify new approaches to -- and resources for -- the provision of legal services to the poor, disadvantaged, and other individuals or groups unable to secure legal assistance to address critical problems.
Pro Se Services Directory A directory of pro se services searchable by state, delivery system and substantive topic.
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law is a national resource which identifies, develops and supports creative and collaborative approaches to help achieve social and ecomomic justice for low-income people. The Shriver Center takes action to end poverty. From idea to law to practice to monitoring, we work to overcome the myriad issues that combine to cause poverty. Our tools are advocacy, policy development, and communications.
The E-Guide to Public Service at America's Law Schools Newsweek.com and Equal Justice Works present this new online resource for law school applicants, law students, attorneys, professors and others seeking a broad range of free information about public interest programs and curricula at law schools.
Trial Lawyers for Public Justice (TLPJ) is a national public interest law firm that marshals the skills and resources of trial\r\nlawyers to create a more just society. TLPJ uses creative litigation to protect people \r\nand the environment, hold accountable those who abuse power, challenge and remedy \r\nwrongdoing, guard access to the courts, combat threats to our judicial system, and \r\ninspire lawyers to serve the public interest.\r\n
probono.net The mission of probono.net is simple. First, increase the amount and quality of legal services provided to low-income individuals and communities through innovative uses of technology. Second, create a virtual community of public interest lawyers that bridges private, legal services, and academic sectors of the profession.
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More About Legal Services

Consumer's Guide to Legal Help on the Internet This ABA site provides on-line sources for legal aid, pro bono, lawyer referral, legal directories, court-sponsored self-help centers and ADR.
LSC Resource Library The LSC Resource Library is a web-based library that allows users to gather information about legal services management and delivery approaches, as well as substantive practice areas. On this website, LSC includes program models and innovative techniques in order to facilitate greater access to the client community.
Legal Aid Around the World Pine Tree Legal Assistance maintains links to Web sites providing information about legal aid and legal services for the poor around the world.
Legal Services Corporation is a private, non-profit corporation established by Congress in 1974 to assure equal access to justice under the law for all Americans.
National Assocation of Legal Auditing The National Association of Legal Auditing (NALA) is the leading professional association dedicated to legal auditing. Founded in 2005 by the nation\x92s premier legal ethics scholars and attorney fee experts, NALA establishes ethical rules and best practice guidelines that regulate the practice of legal auditing.
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law is a national resource which identifies, develops and supports creative and collaborative approaches to help achieve social and ecomomic justice for low-income people. The Shriver Center takes action to end poverty. From idea to law to practice to monitoring, we work to overcome the myriad issues that combine to cause poverty. Our tools are advocacy, policy development, and communications.
Unbundled Legal Services This site contains documents and ideas gathered from practitioners at the forefront of a newly recognized area of legal expertise, sometimes called "unbundled" legal services or discrete task representation. The term refers to a broad range of discrete tasks that an attorney might undertake such as: advice, negotiation, document review, document preparation, and limited representation.

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Substantive Law Resources

ABA Commission on Law and Aging The mission of the ABA Commission on Law and Aging is to strengthen and secure the legal rights, dignity, autonomy, quality of life, and quality of care of elders. It carries out this mission through research, policy development, technical assistance, advocacy, education, and training.
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) is the nation's leading organization for people age 50 and older. It serves their needs and interests through information and education, advocacy, and community services, which are provided by a network of local chapters and experienced volunteers throughout the country.
Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law provides legal advocacy for the civil rights and human dignity of people with mental disability.
BenefitsCheckUp A free, easy-to-use service that identifies federal and state assistance programs for older Americans. Created by the National Council on the Aging.
Center for Law and Education (CLE) strives to make the right of all students to quality education a reality throughout the nation and to help enable communities to address their own public education problems effectively, with an emphasis on assistance to low-income students and communities.
Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) is a national non-profit organization with expertise in both law and policy affecting the poor. Through education, policy research and advocacy, CLASP seeks to improve the economic security of low-income families with children and secure access for low-income persons to our civil justice system.
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is a nonpartisan research organization and policy institute that conducts research and analysis on a range of government policies and programs, with an emphasis on those affecting low and moderate-income people.
Child Care Law Center is a national nonprofit legal services organization that uses legal tools to make high quality, affordable child care available to every child, every family, and every community. We are the only organization in the country devoted exclusively to the complex legal issues that affect child care. Our diverse substantive work encompasses public benefits, civil rights, housing, economic development, family violence, regulation and licensing, and land use.
Civil Rights Litigation Resource Center provides online support and resources to its participating lawyers, with items of interest to the civil rights community. At the heart of the CRLRC is the online library of training manuals, briefs and practice materials.
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF), founded in 1979 by people with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities, is a national law and policy center dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities through legislation, litigation, advocacy, technical assistance, and education and training of attorneys, advocates, persons with disabilities, and parents of children with disabilities.
Education Law Center (NJ) Education Law Center advocates on behalf of New Jersey's public school children for access to an equal and adequate education under state and federal laws. ELC works to improve educational opportunities for low-income students, and students with disabilities, through public education, policy initiatives, research, communications, and when necessary, legal action.
Farmers' Legal Action Group Farmers' Legal Action Group, Inc. (FLAG) is a nonprofit law center dedicated to providing legal services to family farmers and their rural communities in order to help keep family farmers on the land.
Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) is a leading national organization working to improve public policies to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the US. Founded in 1970 as a public interest law firm, FRAC is a nonprofit and nonpartisan research and public policy center that serves as the hub of an anti-hunger network of thousands of individuals and agencies across the country.
Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) seeks to improve immigration law and policy and to make affordable legal services available to all immigrants. The ILRC does not provide direct legal services to immigrants. We educate and assist attorneys, paralegals and other community-based advocates who counsel immigrants of all backgrounds in every region of the country.
LSC Resource Library The LSC Resource Library is a web-based library that allows users to gather information about legal services management and delivery approaches, as well as substantive practice areas. On this website, LSC includes program models and innovative techniques in order to facilitate greater access to the client community.
Maryland Peoples Law Library Peoples Law Library includes legal information tailored to Maryland residents. The site is supported by Maryland's non-profit legal services providers and covers a variety of subject matters and includes a number of legal forms and filing instructions
Migrant Legal Action Program For more than thirty years, the Migrant Legal Action Program (MLAP) has provided legal representation and a national voice for migrant and seasonal farmworkers, the poorest group of working people in the United States. MLAP works to enforce rights and to improve public policies affecting farmworkers' working and housing conditions, education, health, nutrition, and general welfare. The program works with an extensive network of local service providers.
NLRB Contact Information For any questions regarding labor or employment law issues, the public can utilize our new toll-free service to find information on labor and employment rights or to be directed to the proper government agency.
National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems (NAPAS) is the voluntary national membership association of protection and advocacy systems and client assistance programs. It assumes leadership in promoting and strengthening the role and performance of its members in providing quality legally based advocacy services. NAPAS has a vision of a society where people with disabilities exercise self-determination and choice and have equality of opportunity and full participation. NAPAS believes this vision will be realized through the enactment and vigorous enforcement of laws protecting civil and human rights.
National Center for Youth Law is a private, non-profit law office serving the legal needs of children and their families. NCYL uses the law to protect children from the harms caused by poverty, and to improve the lives of children living in poverty. We work to protect abused and neglected children, expand access to health care for children and youth, secure public benefits to meet the special needs of children and youth, improve child support collection, and address the growing tendency to deal with youth behavior in a punitive fashion.
National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) is the nation's consumer law expert, helping consumers, their advocates, and public policy makers to use powerful and complex consumer laws to assure justice for vulnerable, low income Americans.
National Economic Development and Law Center Our mission is to contribute to the abilities of low-income persons and communities to realize their full potential. We do this by collaborating with community organizations to develop integrated community-building skills, indigenous leadership, and community building creativity in order to build local capacity and achieve greater economic, social, cultural and human development.
National Employment Law Project (NELP) has advocated for over 30 years on behalf of low-wage workers, the poor, the unemployed, and other groups that face significant barriers to employment and government systems of support. Several common themes connect NELPs work: ensuring that employment laws cover all workers; supporting worker organizing and alliance-building among key constituent groups working with low-wage workers; helping workers stay connected to jobs and employment benefits; and expanding employment laws to meet the needs of workers and families in changing economic conditions.
National Health Law Program is a national public interest law firm that seeks to improve health care for America's working and unemployed poor, minorities, the elderly and people with disabilities. NHeLP serves legal services programs, community-based organizations, the private bar, providers and individuals who work to preserve a health care safety net for the millions of uninsured or underinsured low-income people.
National Housing Law Project (NHLP) is a national housing law and advocacy center. NHLP provides legal assistance, advocacy advice and housing expertise to legal services and other attorneys, low-income housing advocacy groups, and others who serve the poor.
National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is a national support center whose mission is to protect and promote the rights and opportunities of low-income immigrants and their family members. NILC staff specialize in immigration law, and the employment and public benefits rights of immigrants. The Center conducts policy analysis and impact litigation and provides publications, technical advice, and trainings to a broad constituency of legal aid agencies, community groups, and pro bono attorneys.
National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty established in 1989, serves as the legal arm of the national movement to end homelessness in America.
National Senior Citizen Legal Center advocates nationwide to promote the independence and well-being of low-income elderly individuals, as well as persons with disabilities, with particular emphasis on women and racial and ethnic minorities.
National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) is an independent, non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to ensuring that our nation honors the pact made with our 25 million veterans. We serve these forgotten veterans through advocacy, education, litigation, training advocates who represent veterans, and publications.
Native American Rights Fund (NARF) is a non-profit organization that provides legal representation and technical assistance to Indian tribes, organizations and individuals nationwide. Our mission is to preserve tribal existence, protect tribal natural resources, promote Native American human rights, increase accountability of governments to Native Americans, develop Indian law, and educate the public about Indian rights, laws, and issues.
Native Legal Net Native Legal Net is an online resource for legal practitioners in area tribal courts. It is sponsored by DNA-People's Legal Services, a nonprofit law firm that provides free legal assistance to low-income people living on or near the Navajo and Hopi Nations in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.
North American Indian Legal Services (NAILS) has the following purposes: to provide legal representation for North American Indian tribes and individual indigent people, to protect tribal resources, to promote effective and accountable tribal government practices and procedures, to improve tribal economic prosperity and to safeguard and ensure individual rights.
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law is a national resource which identifies, develops and supports creative and collaborative approaches to help achieve social and ecomomic justice for low-income people. The Shriver Center takes action to end poverty. From idea to law to practice to monitoring, we work to overcome the myriad issues that combine to cause poverty. Our tools are advocacy, policy development, and communications.
Welfare Law Center works with and on behalf of low-income people to ensure that adequate income support -- public funding provided on the basis of need -- is available whenever and to the extent necessary to meet basic needs and foster healthy human and family development.

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Other Resources

Alliance for Justice National coalition of environmental, civil rights, mental health, women's, children's and consumer advocacy organizations, working to advance equal justice, strengthen the public interest community's ability to influence public policy, and foster the next generation of advocates.
BenefitsCheckUp A free, easy-to-use service that identifies federal and state assistance programs for older Americans. Created by the National Council on the Aging.
Committee for Public Counsel Services The Committee for Public Counsel Services is established by the Massachusetts General Laws to oversee the provision of legal representation to indigent persons in the Commonwealth. Most of the legal representation in nearly 300,000 cases annually is provided by approximately 2,400 private attorneys appointed by various courts. In addition, the Committee oversees the operation of a state department comprised of 126 public attorneys, as well as administrators and administrative staff, which provide legal services of various types to indigent parties.
Consumer's Guide to Legal Help on the Internet This ABA site provides on-line sources for legal aid, pro bono, lawyer referral, legal directories, court-sponsored self-help centers and ADR.
Criminal Justice Programs The largest directory on the web of accredited criminal justice programs from over 1,800 schools. Constantly updated school data and articles on topics including law.
Earned Income Tax Credit Resource Center Help us ensure that every working American eligible for the EITC claims it. Features resources, information, more!
Equal Justice Coalition (Massachusetts) advocates for civil legal services for low and moderate income people throughout Massachusetts and supports equal access to justice for all.
Florida Legal Services FLS is a state support center dedicated to ensuring that poor people have equal access to justice. FLS fulfills its mission primarily by working with local legal aid and legal service programs to improve their ability to provide legal assistance to those in need in their communities. FLS provides service delivery coordination, training, case consultation and technical assistance to all legal service providers in Florida.
Greater Upstate Law Project, New York Comprehensive web site of New York's legal services support center.
Independent Judiciary (A Project of Alliance for Justice) Dynamically displays profiles of pending nominees and their backgrounds. Includes interactive tour of the judicial selection process.
Institute for the Study of Homelessness and Poverty The Institute is a nonprofit organization that provides easy access to current and accurate data and research about homelessness and poverty through its on-line catalog of publications, web sites and organizations; briefing publications, sponsored research, list-serve, and person research assistance.
Legal Assistance Resource Center of Connecticut (LARCC) advocates legislatively and administratively for polices which benefit low-income people. LARCC is a collaborative project of the state's four legal services programs with whom we produce community education pamphlets and other publications, provide workshops on poverty-related issues, and coordinate training for legal services staff.
Legal Hotline Directory A directory of legal hotline programs searchable by state, client profile, hotline type, software used, etc.
Legal Hotlines Pro Se Programs Directory This directory was compiled by AARP Foundation. It contains profiles on pro se projects with information provided by the programs themselves. It is searchable by state, subject matter of the pro se assistance, and type of pro se delivery system (i.e. clinics, court-based, self-help/office.)
MDJustice MDJustice is designed as a forum for Maryland lawyers and advocates serving the poor. We welcome staff of legal services programs, the pro bono private bar and community advocates. The mission of the site sponsors is to provide a platform for increased collaboration, coordination and information sharing among the many public interest law advocates in Maryland.
Maine Equal Justice Partners works in the legislature, before administrative agencies and in the courts, providing legal and policy analysis, to give low-income Maine people an effective voice on issues they care about.
Maryland Peoples Law Library Peoples Law Library includes legal information tailored to Maryland residents. The site is supported by Maryland's non-profit legal services providers and covers a variety of subject matters and includes a number of legal forms and filing instructions
National Assocation of Legal Auditing The National Association of Legal Auditing (NALA) is the leading professional association dedicated to legal auditing. Founded in 2005 by the nation\x92s premier legal ethics scholars and attorney fee experts, NALA establishes ethical rules and best practice guidelines that regulate the practice of legal auditing.
Nebraska Equal Justice Clearinghouse The Nebraska Equal Justice Clearinghouse is a non-profit site dedicated to ensuring equal justice for low and moderate income Nebraskans by strengthening direct legal services to the poor and aiding in the development of a full civil legal services delivery system. It combines tools that enable pro bono attorney involvement with information for advocates and community law materials for the low income populations themselves.
Northwest Justice Project has developed this web site to serve as a clearinghouse of legal self-help materials and tools that provide information about\r\nnon criminal legal problems affecting low-income people in Washington state.
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence PCADV, a private non-profit organization, is proud to have been the first state domestic violence coalition in the country.
Pine Tree Legal Assistance Links Links to other legal services organizations, provided by Pine Tree Legal Assistance.
Pro Se Services Directory A directory of pro se services searchable by state, delivery system and substantive topic.
Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services (TALS) is a statewide nonprofit organization that seeks to build partnerships to support the delivery of effective civil legal services for low income and elderly Tennesseans.
The E-Guide to Public Service at America's Law Schools Newsweek.com and Equal Justice Works present this new online resource for law school applicants, law students, attorneys, professors and others seeking a broad range of free information about public interest programs and curricula at law schools.
The Public Defender Investigator Network Essential websites for public defender investigators, including tips and tools and a PD investigator discussion group.
Unbundled Legal Services This site contains documents and ideas gathered from practitioners at the forefront of a newly recognized area of legal expertise, sometimes called "unbundled" legal services or discrete task representation. The term refers to a broad range of discrete tasks that an attorney might undertake such as: advice, negotiation, document review, document preparation, and limited representation.
Western Center on Law & Poverty is California's statewide legal services support center, dedicated to advancing and enforcing the rights of low-income Californians to health care, housing and public benefits.
William E. Morris Institute for Justice Formerly the Arizona Justice Institute, this website is designed to provide a central resource for legal service organizations and their advocates across the state, and particularly to allow the rural areas access to the legal talent in the two major urban centers surrounding Phoenix and Tucson.

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Legal Aid Programs

AIDSLaw of Louisiana AIDSLaw of Louisiana, Inc. is a Louisiana not-for-profit corporation formed in 1989 by a small group of New Orleans attorneys and legal professionals who recognized that their individual efforts were not sufficient to meet the legal needs of the rapidly growing number of indigent clients with HIV infection and AIDS.
Acadiana Legal Service Corporation (Louisiana) We provide free legal assistance in civil cases to those who could not otherwise afford it. We are funded solely by grants and donations. This program is financially assisted by the Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts Program of the Louisiana Bar Foundation.
Alabama Legal Services Programs (ALSP) is an independent, non-profit organization that provides qualifying low-income families with legal assistance in civil matters. We are a statewide program serving all 67 counties in Alabama. We provide a full range of services, including counsel and advice, mediation, administrative and judicial representation, appeals in appropriate cases, and legal self-help materials and forms.
Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC) is a private, nonprofit law firm that provides free civil legal assistance to low-income Alaskans. ALSC provides legal advice and representation to help resolve serious legal problems of low-income Alaskans, promote family, social and economic stability by upholding the rule of law, and reduce the legal consequences of poverty.
Arkansas Legal Services Programs Two nonprofit Legal Services Programs work together to provide free civil legal Assistance to low-income residents throughout Arkansas - Center for Arkansas Legal Services and Legal Aid of Arkansas.
Atlanta Legal Aid Society The Atlanta Legal Aid Society has represented Atlanta's poor in civil legal cases since 1924. Our work helps our clients deal with some of life's most basic needs -- a safe home, enough food to eat, a decent education, protection against fraud, and personal safety. Our clients come from Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, and Gwinnett Counties in Georgia.
Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal) is the largest provider of free civil legal services in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our seven regional offices work together to provide high quality legal assistance to low-income people regardless of their location, language, or disability. We assist people in the areas of housing, public benefits, health access, and domestic violence.
Bay Area Legal Services (Tampa) Bay Area Legal Services is a nonprofit public interest law firm. Our commitment is to provide quality civil legal services to individuals and nonprofit community groups whose circumstances limit their access to legal assistance. We pledge to help our clients prevent and solve problems so that they will have a chance for a more self-reliant life.
Bet Tzedek Bet Tzedek, The House of Justice, provides free legal assistance to thousands of people who would otherwise be denied access to the legal system underpinning our democracy. Bet Tzedek has always provided assistance to all eligible needy residents of Los Angeles County, regardless of their racial, religious or ethnic background.
Blue Ridge Legal Services Blue Ridge Legal Services (BRLS) is the private, non-profit legal aid society licensed by the Virginia State Bar to provide free, high quality legal assistance in civil matters to residents of the Shenandoah Valley who could not otherwise obtain such services because of their poverty.
CARPLS CARPLS is the Coordinated Advice and Referral Program for Legal Services in Chicago. As Cook County's legal assistance hotline, CARPLS strives to help lower income individuals address their legal needs in a timely and cost effective manner. CARPLS is a unique service in that it provides callers with immediate access to an attorney.
CTElderLaw CTElderLaw.org was created to provide comprehensive, current information on elder law, government programs and legal assistance for residents of Connecticut age 60 and older.
California Indian Legal Services (CILS) is the first Indian-controlled law firm organized to provide specialized legal representation to Indians and Indian tribes. CILS provides free or low-cost representation on those matters that fall within its priorities.
California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA) was founded in 1966 as a nonprofit legal services program with a mission to strive for economic justice and human rights on behalf of the rural poor. Today, CRLA has 22 offices, many in rural communities from the Mexican border to Northern California.
Central California Legal Services provides quality legal assistance in the following counties: Fresno, Kings, Mariposa, Merced, Tulare, and Tuolumne. Our mission is to advance justice and empower people. We do this through education, outreach and zealous representation in civil legal matters.
Central Florida Legal Services (CFLS) serves six central Florida counties: Volusia, Flagler, Putnam, Brevard, Seminole and St. Johns. CFLS provides legal assistance without any fee or cost to eligible low-income persons in most types of civil matters.
Children's Law Center The Children's Law Center is a nonprofit organization that provides free legal services to children, their families, and foster and kinship caregivers in the District of Columbia. Our web site is an important component of our technical assistance to child advocates in the District of Columbia.
Clark County Legal Services (NV) Clark County Legal Services (CCLS) is a private, non-profit, public interest law firm that provides free legal information, counseling and representation to eligible low income residents of Clark County Nevada.
Community Legal Aid Society (Delaware) is a private, non-profit law firm dedicated to equal justice for all. We provide civil legal services to members of our community who have low incomes, who have disabilities, or who are age 60 and over. Our services assist clients in becoming self-sufficient and meeting basic needs with dignity.
Connecticut Legal Services is a private, non-profit law firm that helps low-income people correct injustices when they have no place else to turn. Our service coverage area includes 122 communities across the state, with the exception of the Hartford and New Haven areas. Our advocates provide legal counseling and representation in the areas of domestic violence/family, homelessness/housing, public benefits, special education, elder and disability law.
D.C. Employment Justice Center Free and low-cost legal services on employment law matters to workers in D.C. and suburban Virginia and Maryland. Also education, advocacy and community organizing. Wages, hours, unemployment, FMLA, criminal records expungements and job training advocacy.
Disability Rights Center (Maine) Disability Rights Center (DRC) is Maine's protection and advocacy agency for people with disabilities. It is a non-profit agency, independent of state and federal government.
East Bay Community Law Center Since its founding in 1988 by law students at UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall, EBCLC staff attorneys have supervised approximately 400 law students through the clinical internship program. EBCLC is now both the largest provider of legal services for poor people in the East Bay and Boalt Hall's primary legal services clinic. The impact of EBCLC's work is to help make the lives of East Bay community members more healthy, secure, productive, and hopeful.
Education Law Center (NJ) Education Law Center advocates on behalf of New Jersey's public school children for access to an equal and adequate education under state and federal laws. ELC works to improve educational opportunities for low-income students, and students with disabilities, through public education, policy initiatives, research, communications, and when necessary, legal action.
Farmworker Legal Services of Michigan Farmworker Legal Services is a group of attorneys and paralegals who provide free legal assistance and referrals to migrant and seasonal farmworkers throughout the state of Michigan. FLS is a division of Legal Services of Southern Michigan, Inc., a non-profit organization funded primarily by the federal Legal Services Corporation.
Florida Rural Legal Services FRLS serves disadvantaged people in 14 rural counties of central Florida from offices located in Lakeland, Belle Glade, Fort Myers, Fort Pierce, Immokalee, Punta Gorda, and West Palm Beach. In addition, FRLS serves all Florida-based migrant farm workers in cases arising in Florida and throughout the Eastern United States.
Georgia Legal Services Georgia Legal Services, an independent, non-profit organization, provides free legal services to low-income people in civil matters in the 154 Georgia counties outside the 5 county Atlanta metropolitan area. The mission of Georgia Legal Services is to work for equal access to justice under law to all people of Georgia.
Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc., a non-profit corporation, offers free legal services in civil matters to low-income and elderly persons residing within its service area and is located in Bakersfield, California.
Greater Boston Legal Services Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) provides free civil (noncriminal) legal assistance to low-income people in Boston and thirty-one additional cities and towns. The help we offer ranges from legal advice to full case representation, depending on client need.
Greater Hartford Legal Assistance Greater Hartford Legal Assistance is a not-for-profit law firm whose staff helps clients with civil (not criminal) legal issues. We are advocates - primarily lawyers and paralegals - who use our resources and know-how to serve people who have little money. We seek to equalize power and influence and see that all people are treated justly.
Greater Orlando Legal Services Greater Orlando Legal Services provides free legal services of the highest quality to low-income residents of Orange. Lake and Osceola Counties in Florida.
Gulfcoast Legal Services is a non-profit corporation providing free legal assistance to income eligible residents of Pinellas, Manatee and Sarasota Counties in Florida.
Idaho Legal Aid Idaho Legal Aid Services (ILAS) is a nonprofit statewide law firm, dedicated to the delivery of high quality advocacy that promotes equal opportunity in all forums for individuals and groups to participate in the social, economic, and legal systems of society. We are pleased to provide you with information regarding our history, office locations, and about the services which we provide. Please review and feel free to download the legal rights information, recent newsletters, and forms.
Illinois Legal Aid This site provides support for legal services advocates through innovative use of technology to train, support, and educate legal aid providers, pro bono attorneys, and the public.
Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (Maine) The Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (ILAP) is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to providing information and legal assistance to low-income residents of Maine who need help with immigration law and related issues. ILAP's services are offered for free or for very low fees.
Indiana Justice Center The Indiana Justice Center provides support to the legal service programs in Indiana receiving funds from the Legal Services Corporation. These programs provide free legal assistance to low income people throughout Indiana.
Inland Counties Legal Services pursues justice and equality for low income people through advocacy and community education, treating all with dignity and respect. Eligible clients in Riverside and San Bernardino counties are provided free legal assistance in case priority areas.
Jacksonville Area Legal Aid is a non-profit agency which provides civil legal assistance to low income persons who live in Duval, Baker, Clay or Nassau County, with income below our economic guidelines. These economic guidelines may be waived if you are over 60, suffer from HIV/AIDS, have been victims of housing discrimination, or are living with domestic violence.
Kansas Legal Services Kansas Legal Services, a statewide non-profit organization, is dedicated to helping low income Kansans meet their basic needs through the provision of essential legal, mediation and employment training services.
Kentucky Legal Services This website is a joint project of the Access to Justice Foundation (AJF) and Kentucky's Legal Services Programs.
La Raza Centro Legal provides direct legal services, education, leadership development, and opportunities to organize around community issues. As a bilingual and multicultural staff, we seek to create a more just and inclusive society in the interest of the Latino, indigenous, immigrant and low income communities of San Francisco and the greater Bay Area.
Legal Action Center (LAC) in New York City is the only non-profit law and policy organization in the US whose sole mission is to fight discrimination against people with histories of addiction, HIV/AIDS, or criminal records, and to advocate for sound public policies in these areas.
Legal Advice and Referral Center LARC serves indigent clients working in conjunction with other legal services programs, New Hampshire Legal Assistance, and the Pro Bono Program of the New Hampshire Bar Association. It provides access to experienced paralegals and attorneys for callers with legal problems in four targeted areas of law, FAMILY, CONSUMER , HOUSING , and LOCAL WELFARE.
Legal Aid Bureau (Maryland) The Bureau is the only statewide legal services program in Maryland handling a full range of case types and services. Services include advice and referral, negotiation, litigation, pro se training and client education, and pro bono coordination.
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles For over 70 years, the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles has been providing civil legal services to low-income people in metropolitan Los Angeles. With six neighborhood offices and four courthouse clinics serving communites as diverse as East Los Angeles, the Westside, South Central, Pico-Union, Koreatown, and Long Beach, LAFLA is the first place thousands of poor people turn when they need legal help with crisis that threaten their shelter, health, and livelihood.
Legal Aid Service of Northeastern Minnesota The law offices of Legal Aid Service of Northeastern Minnesota (LASNEM) provide free legal advice and representation to low income people who live in Northeastern Minnesota.
Legal Aid Society - Employment Law Center promotes the stability of low income and disadvantaged workers and their families in the San Francisco Bay Area by addressing issues that affect their ability to achieve self-sufficiency. Using the law as a tool, the LAS-ELC helps workers attain financial security by preserving employment opportunities.
Legal Aid Society of Hawai'i Here you will find a wide range of free on-line "brochures," and other resources, developed by Legal Aid, which you can use to coach yourself through some legal processes.
Legal Aid Society of Orange County The Legal Aid Society of Orange County and Community Legal Services in Los Angeles County (collectively "Legal Aid") are non-profit agencies that provide free legal services to Orange County and portions of southeast/south central Los Angeles County\'s poor and elderly.
Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County (Florida) provides services to financially eligible clients in the following areas of law: Family Law, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Immigration Law, Elder Law, Legal Matters Affecting HIV Infected Individuals, Housing Discrimination.
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County (California) is a private non-profit law firm providing legal services since 1958 to low-income families, seniors, adults and children with disabilities, and domestic violence survivors. Our mission is to help disadvantaged people improve their lives through equal access to justice. As an independent legal service provider, we are not bound by restrictions imposed by federal legal services funding.
Legal Aid Society of Santa Clara County (California) is a non-profit corporation founded in 1960 to provide free, civil legal services for those low-income persons unable to obtain access to the judicial system through other avenues. Due to the restrictions imposed by Congress on the delivery of legal services and limitations on eligible clients, the LAS board of directors decided in 1995 not to seek continued funding from our major funding source, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC).
Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia The Legal Aid Society provides free legal assistance to the poorest residents in Washington, DC. We provide help in the areas of family law (including custody, visitation, child support, and domestic violence issues), landlord-tenant (including defending against Superior Court evictions, as well as Section 8 and DCHA administrative proceedings), public benefits (TANF, food stamps, Medicaid, General Assistance for Children, or POWER) and special education cases.
Legal Aid in Georgia This site is part of a joint effort between The Atlanta Legal Aid Society and The Georgia Legal Services Program to help provide quality legal information to Georgia's lower income families and individuals. We also have an area for attorneys and other legal service providers with information to a variety of resources on the Internet that can help them to broaden their areas of practice, and develop new ways to reach their clients via new technologies.
Legal Aid of Nebraska Our mission is to promote justice, dignity and self-sufficiency by providing civil legal aid to low income persons, especially those who have no where else to turn.
Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that provides free, legal representation in civil matters to eligible clients in all 100 counties of North Carolina through its 25 field offices and strives to ensure equal access to justice in North Carolina.
Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago The Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, (LAFMC), a not-for-profit corporation, is the principal provider in Chicago and suburban Cook County Illinois of free legal services in civil law matters to individuals and not-for-profit organizations unable to afford legal counsel.
Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE) is the primary provider of free legal services and advocacy for older people in the District of Columbia. We handle legal cases for DC residents 60 years of age and older in a wide range of areas. We also serve as the Long-Term Care Ombudsman and operate a number of law-related projects in DC.
Legal Services Corporation of Delaware Our mission is to use the practice of law to help low-income families in Delaware. We emphasize protection of those rights that are crucial to the viability of a stable family. We strive to meet this goal by working to protect families' rights in the areas of safe and affordable housing, financial stability, and consumer protection.
Legal Services for Cape Cod and the Islands For a quarter century Legal Services for Cape cod and Islands, Inc. has served the legal needs of low-income and elderly citizens of Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket and up the coast into eastern Plymouth County.If you are elderly, disabled or live on a low income and have a problem that requires legal assistance, LSCCI may be able to help you.
Legal Services for the Elderly (Maine) Legal Services for the Elderly provides free, high quality legal assistance to socially and economically needy Maine residents age 60 and older. The website provides contact information and an extensive library of self-help info and links.
Legal Services of Eastern Missouri Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Inc. (LSEM) is an independent, non-profit organization that provides high-quality civil legal assistance and equal access to justice for low-income people in Eastern Missouri. LSEM's service area covers twenty-one counties in eastern Missouri. LSEM sets priorities regarding the kinds of cases the program can handle with available resources.
Legal Services of Greater Miami (LSGMI) is a nonprofit corporation which serves the civil legal needs of low income persons in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. LSGMI has three regional offices in Miami, South Dade, and Key West, and neighborhood offices throughout Miami-Dade County.
Legal Services of Missouri The purpose of this web site is to provide potential clients, attorneys, social service providers and other legal service providers with information on the four legal services programs in Missouri which provide legal help for low-income persons. Contact information, case priorities and other general information are available to everyone accessing the site.
Legal Services of New Jersey LSNJ, an independent, non-profit organization, coordinates the statewide Legal Services system. LSNJ strives to ensure equal access to justice under law to all people of New Jersey, providing free legal assistance to low-income people in civil matters.
Legal Services of North Florida Legal Services of North Florida (LSNF) is a private non-profit corporation dedicated to providing free legal representation to low income people with civil legal problems. Client eligibility is based on financial income and asset guidelines set by the federal government. Cases are also screened based on a variety of factors including case type. Our service area covers the fourteen counties of north Florida: Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Okaloosa, Wakulla, Walton, and Washington Counties.
Legal Services of North Louisiana Legal Services of North Louisiana is a Non-profit Corporate Law firm providing legal services to those who cannot afford a private lawyer. LSNL has six (6) office locations, with the central office being located in Shreveport, Louisiana and branch offices in Minden, Monroe, Tallulah, Natchitoches and Jonesville, Louisiana.
Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC) is a federal, state and local-funded legal services program providing civil representation to low-income clients in 23 counties in northern California, with offices located in Sacramento, Auburn, Chico, Eureka, Redding, Vallejo, Ukiah and Woodland. LSNC also has several special programs targeting particular needs of low-income clients. This legal research, public policy, statistical and media resource website is designed to meet the needs of legal services, pro bono and other public interest attorneys in California.
Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice provides high quality legal advice, education and advocacy to low-income residents and communities of East and Northeast Los Angeles. We specialize in family, housing, consumer, immigration (VAWA), and government benefits law.
Marion-Polk Legal Aid Service, Inc. Contact information, types of services provided, schedule of events, volunteer opportunities, links to other legal sites and local social services providers.
Maryland Legal Services Corporation The MLSC Web Site is a part of an initiative to provide information to interested persons and organizations about legal resources for low and moderate income families in Maryland. This web site provides a central location for MLSC grantees to post job announcements, training events and other matters of interest to their colleagues.
Maryland Volunteer Lawyer Service MVLS places eligible low-income clients with volunteer attorneys to represent them in various types of civil matters including: school suspensions, collections, identity theft, landlord-tenant, and some domestic.\r\n
Massachusetts Correctional Legal Services MCLS is a law office that provides civil legal assistance to poor people incarcerated in Massachusetts prisons and jails.
Massachusetts Legal Services Programs Self-help information, and information about legal services programs in Massachusetts, as well as information for advocates.
Merrimack Valley Legal Services Merrimack Valley Legal Services provides free legal advice and representation to low-income and elderly persons who have certain types of legal problems. MVLS provides a full range of civil legal services to low-income residents of parts of Essex and Middlesex counties.
Michigan Indian Legal Services Michigan Indian Legal Services, Inc. provides civil legal services to low income Indian individuals and tribes to further self sufficiency, overcome discrimination, assist tribal governments and preserve Indian families.
Michigan Legal Assistance Network The Michigan Legal Assistance Network (MLAN) is a guide to free civil legal services for low-income persons and seniors in Michigan. Here you can locate information on all of the free legal aid programs in Michigan including basic eligibility and contact information. We also have links to related sites on the web as well as a legal education documents that give you basic information on a number of legal problems.
Michigan Poverty Law Program Support, training and advocacy for legal aid programs in Michigan
Minnesota Legal Services Coalition The Coalition is an association of regional legal services programs that help low-income people with a broad range of civil legal matters.
Mississippi Legal Services Four (4) non-profit Legal Services Corporation (LSC) programs in Mississippi working together to provide free civil legal assistence to Mississippi's low income residents
Montana Legal Services The Montana Legal Services Association [MLSA] is a private not-for-profit corporation established in 1968. We receive major funding from the national Legal Services Corporation, the Montana Justice Foundation and funding for limited assistance in domestic violence issues from the U.S. Department of Justice. We provide free civil legal assistance to low-income persons in the areas of family law, consumer matters, landlord/tenant, Indian law, social security disability, and public benefits. Assistance is provided through phone advice to clients, by direct representation by staff.
National Assocation of Legal Auditing The National Association of Legal Auditing (NALA) is the leading professional association dedicated to legal auditing. Founded in 2005 by the nation\x92s premier legal ethics scholars and attorney fee experts, NALA establishes ethical rules and best practice guidelines that regulate the practice of legal auditing.
Native Legal Net Native Legal Net is an online resource for legal practitioners in area tribal courts. It is sponsored by DNA-People's Legal Services, a nonprofit law firm that provides free legal assistance to low-income people living on or near the Navajo and Hopi Nations in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.
Neighborhood Legal Services primarily serves Essex County in northeastern Massachusetts. Our offices are located in Lynn and Lawrence, the two largest communities in the county. We also provide limited services to the rest of the Merrimack Valley region in cooperation with Merrimack Valley Legal Services.
Neighborhood Legal Services Program of the District of Columbia (NLSP) is a private, non-profit, legal services firm dedicated to representing the interests of the underprivileged low and no income residents of the District of Columbia.
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County Since 1965, NLS has provided free legal services to low-income residents. We serve all of Los Angeles County, including the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys, the neighboring communities in the Pomona, Santa Clarita and Antelope Valleys, and the cities of Burbank, Glendale, and Pasadena.
New Hampshire Legal Assistanve New Hampshire Legal Assistance provides free legal help to low-income and elderly persons who cannot afford a private attorney. NH Legal Assistance handles legal matters involving health care, public and private housing issues, food stamps, welfare, unemployment compensation, utility shut-off and nursing home problems. Our offices are open Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
New Haven Legal Assistance Association Our mission is to provide high-quality legal services to individuals, families and groups in the greater New Haven area, including the lower Naugatuck Valley, who are unable to obtain legal services because of limited income, age, disability, discrimination and other barriers.
New Orleans Legal Assistance Corporation New Orleans Legal Assistance Corporation (NOLAC) is a nonprofit law firm founded in 1967 to provide free legal assistance to low-income persons in civil cases. Our mission is to serve individuals and families who, without legal assistance, will lose a critical human need - food, shelter, income, medical care, personal safety or parental care.
Ohio Legal Services Training & Event Calendar Calendar of training and events for Ohio trainings. We welcome inquiries from legal services staff in other states interested in our trainings.
Pine Tree Legal Assistance Pine Tree Legal Assistance is Maine's statewide provider of legal services. The site contains program information, client education and self-help materials, and much more.
Prairie State Legal Services Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. provides free legal help for individuals, families and low income groups who cannot afford legal fees.
Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services SMRLS's lawyers and paralegals provide free legal representation and advice to low income people in 33 counties of southern Minnesota. Priority cases include access to public assistance, obtaining and maintaining shelter, and protection from domestic abuse.
Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to helping as many low income people as possible to understand their civil legal problems. We cooperate with other non-profit law firms and volunteer attorneys to provide a broad range of legal services to Connecticut's poor. SLS OPERATES AS A TELEPHONE-ONLY SERVICE. We are the entry point for the legal services network in Connecticut.
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc. Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) is a nonprofit corporation that provides free civil legal assistance to low-income Texans in South, Central and West Texas. TRLA's mission is to promote the dignity, self-sufficiency, safety and stability of low-income Texans by providing high quality civil legal assistance and related educational services.
Three Rivers Legal Services Three Rivers Legal Services is a private, not-for-profit, corporation, providing free civil, legal assistance to the low-income community of north central Florida (Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor, and Union Counties). TRLS offers a broad range of legal services to educate and empower our clients while providing them access to the judicial system.
Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless Our mission is to use law and advocacy to end the unnecessary suffering caused by poverty and homelessness and advocate for justice for people in the District of Columbia who are homeless or at risk of becoming so.
Washoe Legal Services (NV) Washoe Legal Services is a non-profit legal service provider that is dedicated to helping low-income residents of Washoe County, Nevada.
Western Center for Disability Rights Our mission is to promote the rights of people with disabilities and the public interest in and awareness of those rights by providing legal and related services to individuals in southern California.
Whitman-Walker Clinic Legal Services Departmant in Washington, DC has long-recognized that in addition to the obvious medical and social issues, the AIDS epidemic also raises serious legal issues for its clients. People with HIV and AIDS experience unlawful discrimination by health care providers, employers, and educational institutions. They are wrongfully denied public benefits and legal immigration status. They face debt and bankruptcy due to both the loss of ability to work and increasingly high medical costs. People with HIV and AIDS also require planning documents to assure control of their personal affairs and custody actions to provide for the future care of their children.

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Bar Associations

Alabama Criminal Defense Attorneys Association
Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Alaska Academy of Trial Lawyers
Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Association Of Federal Defense Attorneys (AFDA)
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association
District of Columbia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Michigan's Criminal Defense Resource Center Content-rich site for criminal defense attorneys, containing research databases, links to other sites, online training, and more.
Montana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
New York State Association Criminal Defense Lawyers
New York State Defenders Association
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Pennsylvania Assn. of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Public Defender Services, West Virginia State Bar
South Carolina Public Defender Association
Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
The Washington Defender Association
Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Virginia College of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Criminal Justice

ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants The Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants (SCLAID) examines issues relating to the delivery of civil legal services to the poor, and criminal defense services to indigent persons accused of crimes.
ACLU Criminal Justice Section
Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law unites thinkers and advocates in pursuit of a vision of inclusive and effective democracy. Its mission is to develop and implement an innovative, nonpartisan agenda of scholarship, public education, and legal action that promotes equality and human dignity, while safeguarding fundamental freedoms.
Constitution Project Special projects on the death penalty, liberty v. security, judicial independence, innocence, and other cirminal justice issues.
Drug Courts: American University/OJP Drug Court Clearinghouse and Technical Assistance Project
Drug Courts: National Association of Drug Court Professionals
Families Against Mandatory Minimums Foundation (FAMM) - National organization working to reform federal and state mandatory sentencing laws.
Florida State University School of Criminology and Criminal Justice Criminal Justice Links
Independent Judiciary (A Project of Alliance for Justice) Dynamically displays profiles of pending nominees and their backgrounds. Includes interactive tour of the judicial selection process.
Law of Criminal Defense (legal ethics for criminal defense lawyers) The ethics source for criminal defense lawyers with links to all ethics rules in the states, military courts, territories, Canadian provinces, and international tribunals. This website is the Internet support for Professional Responsibility in Criminal Defense Practice (2005).
Michigan's Criminal Defense Resource Center Content-rich site for criminal defense attorneys, containing research databases, links to other sites, online training, and more.
National Center for State Courts
National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) for administrators of all types of criminal justice agencies
PrisonMinistries of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts The mission of the Prison Ministry Committee is rooted in the Gospel mandate to visit prisoners and to attend to issues of justice. We seek to raise awareness of the needs of incarcerated people and their families.The committee supports the broader criminal justice work in the Greater Boston Area, including the Criminal Justice Policy Coalition, American Friends Service Committee, City Mission Society, the Concord Prison Outreach, Refugee Immigration Ministry, and Partakers, Inc.
Public Defender Las Vegas Retreat A yearly gathering of public & private criminal defense attorneys, investigators, staff, law students, spouses, or anyone with a Public Defender Attitude. "Public Defender Attitude" If you have to ask what that is . . . you probably don\'t have one.
RAND Corporation Criminal justice research and analysis
The National Defender Investigator Association (NDIA)
The Public Defender Investigator Network Essential websites for public defender investigators, including tips and tools and a PD investigator discussion group.
The Sentencing Project - criminal justice policy analysis, data and alternative sentencing information
Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) Federal law enforcement watchdog group
Vera Institute of Justice Promoting innovative programs in criminal justice and other public services

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Death Penalty Links

ACLU Death Penalty Campaign
Amnesty International: Against the Death Penalty
Capital Defense Network supporting the capital defense lawyer with Habeas Assistance and Training, and Federal Capital Defense Counsel Support.
Death Penalty Information Center The most comprehensive and up-to-date collection of information, statistics, news developments, and links on the death penalty.
Death Penalty Institute of Oklahoma Abolition in Oklahoma.
Derechos Human Rights Death Penalty Links Internation information, news and actions
Equal Justice USA Moratorium and abolition news and lobbying tools.
Mitigation Plus Helping Prevent Death Sentences in the Real World of the Courtroom
Palmer Investigative Services For 30 years, Palmer Investigative Services has provided a team of ABA death penalty qualified investigators with graduate level behavioral health professionals to be the best mitigation specialists a capital defense team can use.
Southern Center for Human Rights Litigation, community involvement and public education against discrimination and the death penalty
The Justice Project Death penalty injustices, research, and the campaign to enact the Innocence Protection Act.
The Moratorium Campaign
The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
The Public Defender Investigator Network Essential websites for public defender investigators, including tips and tools and a PD investigator discussion group.
Washington Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

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Federal Resources

Association Of Federal Defense Attorneys (AFDA)
Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) $2 billion annually in federal grants to states and localities for criminal justice, including indigent defense
Connecticut: Federal Public Defender for the District of Conntecticut
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Federal Public Defender Offices - Third U.S. Circuit
Federal Public Defender for the District of Alaska
Federal Public Defender for the District of New Jersy
Federal Public Defender for the District of Puerto Rico
Federal Public Defender for the Eastern District of Washington & Idaho
Federal Public Defender for the Southern District of West Virginia
Florida: Federal Public Defender for the Middle District of Florida
Florida: Federal Public Defender for the Southern District of Florida
Illinois: Federal Public Defender for the Central District of Illinois
Law of Criminal Defense (legal ethics for criminal defense lawyers) The ethics source for criminal defense lawyers with links to all ethics rules in the states, military courts, territories, Canadian provinces, and international tribunals. This website is the Internet support for Professional Responsibility in Criminal Defense Practice (2005).
Maryland: Federal Public Defender for the District of Maryland and the Federal Government
Missouri: Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Missouri
Montana: Federal Public Defenders for the District of Montana
Nactional Criminal Justice Reference Service Clearinghouse for all federal programs and grants related to criminal justice
National Institute of Justice The research arm of the Justice Department.
National Labor Relations Board Contact Information The National Labor Relations Board recently launched a toll-free telephone number. By calling the toll-free number, individuals can listen to a description of the Agency\x92s mission and speak with an Information Officer from one of our Regional Offices located throughout the country; or they can be referred to other government agencies for services that meet their particular needs.
New Jersey: Federal Public Defender for the District of New Jersey
New York: Federal Public Defender for the Western District of New York
OJP Information Technology Integration
Office of Justice Programs The Justice Department's collection of agencies supporting state and local criminal justice improvement.
Office of National Drug Control Policy The nation\'s "Drug Czar"
Pennsylvania: Federal Public Defender for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania: Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Texas: Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of Texas
Texas: Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Texas
The White House
Web Cites for Federal Defenders

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Indigent Defense Links

Alaska: Federal Public Defender for the District of Alaska
Alaska: Public Defender
Alaska: University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center Web Site
American Samoa Public Defender
Arizona: Coconino County Public Defender
Arizona: County of Cochise Public Defender
Arizona: County of Mohave Public Defender
Arizona: Maricopa County Legal Defender
Arizona: Maricopa County Public Defender
Arizona: Pima County Public Defender
Arizona: Yavapai County Public Defender
Arkansas: Benton County Public Defender
Arkansas: Pulaski County Public Defender
Arkansas: Sebastian County Public Defender
Arkansas: Washington County Public Defender
California : San Diego County Alternate Public Defender
California Appellate Defender
California Public Defender Association
California: Alameda County Public Defender
California: Calaveras County Public Defender
California: California County Public Defender
California: City of San Francisco Public Defender
California: Contra Costa County Public Defender
California: El Dorado County Public Defender
California: Federal Defenders of San Diego
California: Fresno County Public Defender
California: Humboldt County Public Defender
California: Imperial County Public Defender
California: Kern County Public Defender
California: Lassen County Public Defender
California: Los Angeles County Public Defender
California: Marin County Public Defender
California: Mendocino County Public Defender
California: Monterey County Public Defender
California: Neveda County Public Defender
California: Orange County Public Defender
California: Placer County Public Defender
California: Riverside County Public Defender
California: Sacramento County Conflict Defender
California: San Benito County Public Defender
California: San Bernardino County Public Defender
California: San Diego County Public Defender
California: San Joaquin County Public Defender
California: Santa Barbara County Public Defender
California: Santa Clara County Public Defender
California: Siskiyou County Public Defender
California: Solano County Public Defender
California: Sonoma County Public Defender
California: Stanislaus County Public Defender
California: Sutter County Public Defender
California: Tulare County Public Defender
California: Yolo County Public Defender
California: Yuba County Public Defender
Colorado Alternate Defense Counsel The Alternate Defense Counsel is a State Agency in the Judicial Branch of government. We provide legal representation in criminal cases for indigent defendants, when there is a conflict of interest with the State Public Defender's office.\015\012 \015\012 \015\012 \015\012
Colorado Public Defender
Colorado and Wyoming: Federal Public Defender for the District of Colorado and Wyoming
Colorado: City of Lakewood Court Appointed Attorney/Public Defender
Connecticut: Division of Public Defender Services
Connecticut: Federal Public Defender for the District of Conntecticut
Delaware Public Defender
District of Columbia Public Defender
District of Columbia: Federal Public Defender for the District of Columbia
Florida Public Defender Association
Florida: 10th Judicial Circuit Public Defender
Florida: 11th Judicial Circuit Public Defender
Florida: 13th Judicial Circuit Public Defender
Florida: 15th Judicial Circuit Public Defender
Florida: 18th Judicial Circuit Public Defender
Florida: 19th Judicial Circuit Public Defender
Florida: 1st Judicial Circuit Public Defender
Florida: 20th Judicial Circuit Public Defender
Florida: 2nd Judicial Circuit Public Defender
Florida: 3rd Judicial Circuit Public Defender
Florida: 5th Judicial Circuit Public Defender
Florida: 6th Judicial Circuit Public Defender
Florida: 7th Judicial Circuit Public Defender,
Florida: 9th Judicial Circuit Public Defender
Florida: Broward County Public Defender
Florida: Federal Public Defender for the Middle District of Florida
Florida: Federal Public Defender for the Southern District of Florida
Florida: Franklin County Public Defender
Florida: Hillsborough County Public Defender
Florida: Martin County Public Defender
Florida: Palm Beach County Public Defender
Florida: Public Defender Circuits
Florida: Volusia County Public Defender
Georgia Public Defender Standards Council
Georgia: Fulton County Conflict Defender
Georgia: Houston County Public Defender
Georgia: Northern Judicial Circuit, Public Defender
Guam Public Defender
Hawaii Public Defender
Idaho Office of the State Appellate Defender
Idaho: Elmore County Public Defender
Idaho: Gem County Public Defender
Idaho: Kootenai County Public Defender
Idaho: Power County Public Defender
Idaho: Twin Falls County Public Defender
Illinois Public Defender Directory
Illinois State Appellate Defender
Illinois: Cook County Public Defender
Illinois: DeKalb County Public Defender
Illinois: Du Page County Public Defender
Illinois: Effingham County Public Defender
Illinois: Federal Public Defender for the Central District of Illinois
Illinois: Grundy County Public Defender
Illinois: Jackson County Public Defender
Illinois: Kane County Public Defender
Illinois: Lake County Public Defender
Illinois: Mason County Public Defender
Illinois: McHenry County Public Defender
Illinois: Montgomery County Public Defender
Illinois: Sangamon County Public Defender
Illinois: Whiteside County Public Defender
Indiana Public Defender Council
Indiana: Allen County Public Defender
Indiana: Clark County Public Defender
Indiana: DeKalb County Public Defender
Indiana: Marion County Public Defender
Indiana: Tippecanoe County Public Defender
Indiana: Vigo County Public Defender
Iowa Public Defender
Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy
Kentucky: Louisville-Jefferson County Public Defender
Louisiana Appellate Project
Louisiana Public Defender Board
Maryland Public Defender
Maryland: Federal Public Defender for the District of Maryland and the Federal Government
Massachusetts Committee for Public Counsel Services
Massachusetts and New Hampshire: Federal Public Defender
Michigan's Criminal Defense Resource Center Content-rich site for criminal defense attorneys, containing research databases, links to other sites, online training, and more.
Michigan: Grabel & Associates
Michigan: Livingston County Public Defender
Michigan: State Appellate Defender Office
Michigan: Washtenaw County Public Defender
Minnesota Public Defender
Mississippi Public Defenders Association
Mississippi: Jackson County Public Defender
Missouri State Public Defender System
Missouri: Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Missouri
Montana: Federal Public Defenders for the District of Montana
Montana: State Public Defender
National Criminal Defense College Conducts seminars and training sessions for defenders, including Trial Practice Institute; Theories, Themes & Stories; and Advanced Cross Examination.
National Defender Investigator Association The National Defender Investigator Association (NDIA) is the only national organization to represent a constituency dedicated solely to the investigative arm of indigent defense.
Nebraska Commission of Public Advocacy
Nebraska: Box Butte County Public Defender
Nebraska: Federal Public Defender for the District of Nebraska
Nebraska: Lancaster County Public Defender
Nebraska: Madison County Public Defender
Nebraska: Otoe County Public Defender
Nebraska: Pierce County Public Defender
Nebraska: Platte County Public Defender
Nebraska: Scotts Bluff County Public Defender
Nevada Public Defender
Nevada: Clark County Public Defender
Nevada: Las Vegas Public Defender
New Hampshire Public Defender
New Jersey Public Defender
New Jersey: Federal Public Defender for the District of New Jersey
New Mexico Public Defender
New York: Albany County Public Defender
New York: Brooklyn Defender Services
New York: Broome County Public Defender
New York: Capital Defender Office
New York: Carbon County Public Defender
New York: Cayuga County Assigned Counsel
New York: Cayuga County Assigned Counsel
New York: Chief Defenders
New York: City of New York Appellate Defender
New York: Cortland County Public Defender
New York: Erie County Bar Association Aid to Indigent Prisoners
New York: Federal Public Defender for the Western District of New York
New York: Fulton Count, Public Defender
New York: Genese County Public Defender
New York: Harlem Neighborhood Defender Service
New York: Legal Aid Society
New York: Monroe County Assigned Counsel
New York: Monroe County Public Defender
New York: Nassua County Legal Aid Society
New York: Oneida County Public Defender
New York: Orleans County Public Defender
New York: St. Lawrence County Public Defender
New York: Steuben County Public Defender
New York: Ulster County Public Defender
North Carolina Office of Indigent Defense Services
North Carolina: City of Greensboro Public Defender
North Dakota Legal Counsel for Indigents Commission
Ohio Public Defender
Ohio: City of Lima Public Defender
Ohio: Franklin County Public Defender
Ohio: Geauga County Public Defender
Ohio: Hamilton County Public Defender
Ohio: Knox County Public Defender
Ohio: Portage County Public Defender
Oklahoma Indigent Defense System
Oklahoma: Kay County Public Defender
Oregon Public Defender
Pennsylvania: Allegheny County Public Defender
Pennsylvania: Beaver County Public Defenders
Pennsylvania: Bucks County Public Defender
Pennsylvania: Cambria County Public Defender
Pennsylvania: Centre County Defender Office
Pennsylvania: Chester County Public Defender
Pennsylvania: Clearfield County Public Defender
Pennsylvania: Crawford County Public Defender
Pennsylvania: Cumberland County Public Defender
Pennsylvania: Defender Association of Philadelphia
Pennsylvania: Delaware County Public Defender
Pennsylvania: Fayette County Public Defender
Pennsylvania: Federal Public Defender for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania: Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania: Greene County Public Defender
Pennsylvania: Huntingdon County Public Defender
Pennsylvania: Lawrence County Public Defender
Pennsylvania: Mifflin County Public Defender
Pennsylvania: Northhampton County Public Defender
Pennsylvania: Susquehanna County Public Defender
Pennsylvania: Westmoreland County Public Defender
Pennsylvania: York County Public Defender
Rhode Island Public Defender
South Carolina Commission on Indigent Defense
South Carolina Public Defender Offices
South Carolina: Aiken County Public Defender
South Carolina: Charleston County Public Defender
South Carolina: Federal Public Defender for the District of South Carolina
South Carolina: Richland County Public Defender
South Dakota: Federal Public Defender for the District of South Dakota
South Dakota: Lawrence County Public Defender
South Dakota: Minnehaha County Public Defender
South Dakota: Pennington County Public Defender
Tennessee: Blount County District Public Defender
Tennessee: Cannon & Rutherford Counties Public Defender
Tennessee: Knox County Public Defender
Tennessee: Shelby County Public Defender
Texas: El Paso County Public Defender
Texas: Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of Texas
Texas: Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Texas
Texas: Travis County Juvenile Public Defender
Texas: Webb County Public Defender
The Public Defender Investigator Network Essential websites for public defender investigators, including tips and tools and a PD investigator discussion group.
Vermont Public Defender
Virginia Public Defender Commission
Virginia Public Defender Offices
Virginia: City of Virginia Beach Public Defender
Washington Public Defender Offices
Washington State Office of Public Defense
Washington: Cities of Kent and Seattle Society of Counsel Representing Accused Persons
Washington: City of Bellevue Public Defender
Washington: City of Kent Municipal Court Public Defender
Washington: Pierce County Assigned Counsel
Washington: Seattle-King County Defender Association
Washington: Spokane County Public Defender
Washington: Whatcom County Public Defender
West Virginia Public Defender Services
West Virginia: First Judicial Circuit Public Defender
West Virginia: Kanawha County Public Defender
Wisconsin Public Defender
Wyoming Public Defender

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Public Defender Offices

North Carolina Office of Indigent Defense Services
The Public Defender Investigator Network Essential websites for public defender investigators, including tips and tools and a PD investigator discussion group.

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Common Topics

Federal Funding

Community Connections is the Information Center of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD's) Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD). The Center serves State and local agencies, nonprofit organizations, public interest groups, and others interested in housing and community development.
Department of Health and Human Services is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all\r\nAmericans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.
Grants.gov allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies. Grants.gov is THE single access point for over 900 grant programs offered by the 26 Federal grant-making agencies.
Housing and Urban Development (HUD) HUD awards grants to organizations and groups for a variety of purposes.
Legal Services Corporation A private, non-profit corporation established by Congress to support civil legal aid providers
NTIA's Office of Telecommunications and Information Applications (OTIA) assists state and local governments, educational and health care entities, libraries, public service agencies, and other groups in effectively using telecommunications and information technologies to better provide public services and advance other national goals.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service Grants and Funding
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Government Relations

Contacting the Congress Up-to-date congressional contact information
Independent Judiciary (A Project of Alliance for Justice) Dynamically displays profiles of pending nominees and their backgrounds. Includes interactive tour of the judicial selection process.
NLRB Contact Information For any questions regarding labor or employment law issues, the public can utilize our new toll-free service to find information on labor and employment rights or to be directed to the proper government agency.
Roll Call Votes and Member Voting Records From the Library of Congress
THOMAS Legislation and the Congressional Record from the Library of Congress
The United States Senate
The White House
U.S.House of Representatives

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Legal Research

ABA Lawlink Links to other legal research and information resources
Civil Rights Litigation Resource Center provides online support and resources to its participating lawyers, with items of interest to the civil rights community. At the heart of the CRLRC is the online library of training manuals, briefs and practice materials.
Computer Forensics Providing computer & cell phone forensic services, 3d animation, audio & video enhancement & trail exhibits.
Computer Forensics Licensed private investigation and litigation support firm that provides computer forensic and electronic discovery services.
Cornell Law School
Court Secrets Court Secrets provides simple strategies for courtroom success. Get legal aid and advice straight from experienced criminal defense attorneys.
Emory Law Library Federal Courts Finder
FindLaw Internet Legal Resources Comprehensive legal research portal
Intota Expert Witness Services Intota Expert Knowledge Services is a business-for-business Internet service that provides Expert Consulting and Expert Witness services through confidential telephone or e-mail consulting and extended project consulting from a certified network of experts.
Law of Criminal Defense (legal ethics for criminal defense lawyers) The ethics source for criminal defense lawyers with links to all ethics rules in the states, military courts, territories, Canadian provinces, and international tribunals. This website is the Internet support for Professional Responsibility in Criminal Defense Practice (2005).
LexisOne Legal research, practice management tools and expert advice
Los Angeles Dui Lawyer Law Offices of Tabibian & Associates Criminal Defense Attorneys, DUI Drug Offenses, Violent Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft Offenses, Probation & Parole Courts\r\n
NLRB Contact Information For any questions regarding labor or employment law issues, the public can utilize our new toll-free service to find information on labor and employment rights or to be directed to the proper government agency.
National Age Diversity in Employment Association NADEA is a non-profit association dedicated to supporting, promoting, and improving the employment rights of all people that have reached the age of 40. We educate members regarding their rights, offer forums and seminars, and lobby for strict compliance with anti-Age Discrimination law.
National Assocation of Legal Auditing The National Association of Legal Auditing (NALA) is the leading professional association dedicated to legal auditing. Founded in 2005 by the nation\x92s premier legal ethics scholars and attorney fee experts, NALA establishes ethical rules and best practice guidelines that regulate the practice of legal auditing.
THOMAS Legislation and the Congressional Record from the Library of Congress
Unbundled Legal Services This site contains documents and ideas gathered from practitioners at the forefront of a newly recognized area of legal expertise, sometimes called "unbundled" legal services or discrete task representation. The term refers to a broad range of discrete tasks that an attorney might undertake such as: advice, negotiation, document review, document preparation, and limited representation.
Web Cites for Federal Defenders
World Wide Web Virtual Law Library Provided by Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington

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News Media

Breaking News from Associated Press Headlines from the Associated Press, presented by The New York Times on the Web.
Los Angeles Times
National Assocation of Legal Auditing The National Association of Legal Auditing (NALA) is the leading professional association dedicated to legal auditing. Founded in 2005 by the nation\x92s premier legal ethics scholars and attorney fee experts, NALA establishes ethical rules and best practice guidelines that regulate the practice of legal auditing.
National Law Journal The Weekly Newspaper about Law and Litigation.
New York Times For registered users, but free
News Archives on the Web Archives from multiple U.S. newspapers
The Washington Post
USA Today

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Private Grants

Council on Foundations Support organization for foundations
Impact Fund is the only foundation dedicated to providing funding and technical assistance and representation for complex public interest litigation in the areas of civil and human rights, environmental justice and poverty law.
National Assocation of Legal Auditing The National Association of Legal Auditing (NALA) is the leading professional association dedicated to legal auditing. Founded in 2005 by the nation\x92s premier legal ethics scholars and attorney fee experts, NALA establishes ethical rules and best practice guidelines that regulate the practice of legal auditing.
TGCI - The Grantsmanship Center Grantsmanship training and low-cost publications for nonprofit organizations and government agencies
The Foundation Center Support for both foundations and grantseekers
The Soros foundations network The numerous nonprofit foundations created by the philanthropist George Soros are linked together in an informal network known as the Soros foundations network. All of the national foundations share the common mission of supporting the development of open society.

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Civil Rights Links

Advancement Project is a democracy and justice action group. We work with communities seeking to build a fair and just multi-racial democracy in America. Using law, public policy and strategic communications, Advancement Project acts in partnership with local communities to advance universal opportunity, equity and access for those left behind in America.
American Civil Liberties Union is our nation's guardian of liberty. We work daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Our job is to conserve America's original civic values - the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
Applied Research Center (ARC) is a public policy, educational and research institute whose work emphasizes issues of race and social change.
Asian Pacific American Legal Center APALC's mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Pacific Americans and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.
Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law unites thinkers and advocates in pursuit of a vision of inclusive and effective democracy. Its mission is to develop and implement an innovative, nonpartisan agenda of scholarship, public education, and legal action that promotes equality and human dignity, while safeguarding fundamental freedoms.
Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) is a non-profit legal and educational organization dedicated to protecting and advancing the rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. CCR uses litigation proactively to advance the law in a positive direction, to empower poor communities and communities of color, to guarantee the rights of those with the fewest protections and least access to legal resources, to train the next generation of constitutional and human rights attorneys, and to strengthen the broader movement for constitutional and human rights.
Civil Rights Litigation Resource Center provides online support and resources to its participating lawyers, with items of interest to the civil rights community. At the heart of the CRLRC is the online library of training manuals, briefs and practice materials.
Civil Rights Project at Harvard University (CRP) is a leading organization devoted to civil rights research. Our mission is to help renew the civil rights movement by bridging the worlds of ideas and action, and by becoming a preeminent source of intellectual capital and a forum for building consensus within that movement.
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF), founded in 1979 by people with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities, is a national law and policy center dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities through legislation, litigation, advocacy, technical assistance, and education and training of attorneys, advocates, persons with disabilities, and parents of children with disabilities.
Equal Justice Society is a national organization of scholars, advocates and concerned individuals advancing innovative legal strategies and public policy for enduring social change. We generate critical analysis on issues of race and social justice through research, public education and bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds and disciplines. Our goal is to redefine jurisprudence to ensure that the rights of all are expanded, rather than diminished, by our courts and policy makers.
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Impact Fund is the only foundation dedicated to providing funding and technical assistance and representation for complex public interest litigation in the areas of civil and human rights, environmental justice and poverty law.
Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, the transgendered, and people with HIV or AIDS through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights under Law , a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, was formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination. The principal mission of the Lawyers' Committee is to secure, through the rule of law, equal justice under law.
Legal Momentum (NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund) Legal Momentum advances the rights of women and girls by using the power of the law and creating innovative public policy. Working in Congress, the courts and through the media, we act strategically to secure equality and justice for all women across the country.
Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) is the leading nonprofit Latino litigation, advocacy and educational outreach institution in the United States. \r\nMALDEF's mission is to foster sound public policies, laws and programs to safeguard the civil rights of the 40 million Latinos living in the United States and to empower the Latino community to fully participate in our society.
NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund (LDF) was founded in 1940 under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall. Although LDF's primary purpose has been to provide legal assistance to poor African Americans, its work over the years has brought greater justice to all Americans.
NLRB Contact Information For any questions regarding labor or employment law issues, the public can utilize our new toll-free service to find information on labor and employment rights or to be directed to the proper government agency.
National Age Diversity in Employment Association NADEA is a non-profit association dedicated to supporting, promoting, and improving the employment rights of all people that have reached the age of 40. We educate members regarding their rights, offer forums and seminars, and lobby for strict compliance with anti-Age Discrimination law.
National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium works to advance the human and civil rights of Asian Americans through advocacy, public policy, public education, and litigation.
National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems (NAPAS) is the voluntary national membership association of protection and advocacy systems and client assistance programs. It assumes leadership in promoting and strengthening the role and performance of its members in providing quality legally based advocacy services. NAPAS has a vision of a society where people with disabilities exercise self-determination and choice and have equality of opportunity and full participation. NAPAS believes this vision will be realized through the enactment and vigorous enforcement of laws protecting civil and human rights.
Native American Rights Fund (NARF) is a non-profit organization that provides legal representation and technical assistance to Indian tribes, organizations and individuals nationwide. Our mission is to preserve tribal existence, protect tribal natural resources, promote Native American human rights, increase accountability of governments to Native Americans, develop Indian law, and educate the public about Indian rights, laws, and issues.
North American Indian Legal Services (NAILS) has the following purposes: to provide legal representation for North American Indian tribes and individual indigent people, to protect tribal resources, to promote effective and accountable tribal government practices and procedures, to improve tribal economic prosperity and to safeguard and ensure individual rights.
Poverty and Race Research Action Council (PRRAC) is a non-partisan, national, not-for-profit organization convened by major civil rights, civil liberties and anti-poverty groups. Our purpose is to link social science research to advocacy work in order to successfully address problems at the intersection of race and poverty.

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