Civil Rights Division
Department of Justice website with information about: civil rights
appeals, disability rights, employment discrimination, housing discrimination,
voting rights, criminal violations, educational opportunities, equal credit,
and immigration related employment discrimination, and the rights of institutionalized
Disability Rights Section Homepage
The primary goal of the Disability Rights Section is to achieve equal
opportunity for people with disabilities in the United States by implementing
the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Through its multi-faceted approach
toward achieving compliance with the ADA, this Section works to make this
goal a reality. The Section's enforcement, certification, regulatory, coordination,
and technical assistance activities, required by the ADA, combined with
an innovative mediation program and a technical assistance grant program,
provide a cost-effective and dynamic approach for carrying out the ADA's
mandates. The Section also carries out responsibilities under Sections 504
and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement
Fairness Act, and Executive Order 12250.
The Center began as a small civil rights law firm in 1971. Now it is
internationally known for its tolerance education programs, its legal
victories against white supremacist groups, its tracking of hate groups
and its sponsorship of the Civil Rights Memorial. Located in Montgomery,
Alabama -- the birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement -- the Center was
founded by Morris Dees and Joe Levin, two local lawyers who shared a commitment
to racial equality. Its first president was civil rights activist Julian
Bond, who continues his involvement in the Center's work today as President
U.S. Commission on Civil
The United States Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) is an independent,
bipartisan, fact-finding agency of the executive branch established under
the Civil Rights Act of 1957. The Commission has the following mandate:
Investigate complaints alleging that citizens are being deprived of their
right to vote; Study and collect information relating to discrimination
or a denial of equal protection of the laws under the Constitution; Appraise
Federal laws and policies with respect to discrimination or denial of equal
protection of the laws; Serve as a national clearinghouse for information
in respect to discrimination or denial of equal protection of the laws;
Submit reports, findings, and recommendations to the President and Congress;
Issue public service announcements to discourage discrimination or denial
of equal protection of the laws.
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity
With its headquarters in Washington, D.C., and through the operations
of 50 field offices nationwide, the EEOC coordinates all federal equal employment
opportunity regulations, practices, and policies. The Commission interprets
employment discrimination laws, monitors the federal sector employment
discrimination program, provides funding and support to state and local
Fair Employment Practices Agencies (FEPAs), and sponsors outreach and technical
Consumer Law Legal Information Network
Consumer law regarding contracts, cars, warranties and home improvement.
Consumer Rights and Protections Topic Area
Consumer rights and protection.
Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection
Avoid scams and rip-offs.
Adoption from the Lectric Library Stacks
Definitions of the various types of adoption and information on
International adoption information.
Legal Issues for Independent Adoption
National Adoption Information Clearinghouse presents legal issues
of independent adoptions.
Children, Rights responsibilities and Troubles
Children’s rights under the law.
Overview of child abuse and neglect, how to report it, what happens in removing a child.
Protecting Our Children from Abuse and Neglect
Protecting children, examples of abuse, sources of help.
Child Custody and Support
DadsDivorce Legal overview of child support issues, Ga. laws and Ga. child support enforcement.
divorcesupport.com Divorce, child custody, alimony and family law issues.
ITS Legal Information on types of custody, visitation and support.
NOLO Lawcenter This site includes information about getting a divorce, divorce mediation, property division and alimony, custody issues, and information about changing your name.
DivorceNet Online divorce resource with legal forms, faq’s and child custody information.
DivorceSource Georgia divorce laws and child custody issues are found here.
FindLaw: Marriage and Living Together
Information on marriage and living together.
NOLO Lawcenter: Living Together
If you and your partner are unmarried, this site will list steps you should take to protect your relationship, define property rights and decide issues regarding child rearing.
Domestic Violence: Legal Information Network
Definition, where to go for help.
NOLO: Domestic Violence Taking Action FAQ
Suggestions to help you stop domestic violence.
Child Abuse and Child Neglect
Site covers grandparents right to visitation.
Family Law Advisor:
Rights and laws that apply to grandparents seeking child visitation
Neighbors and Pets
Fathers Are Parents Too! Information especially for fathers Lists steps to legitimate your child, child support information and information on paternity testing.
NOLO Lawcenter Establishing paternity isn't as easy as you might think. These
frequently asked questions explain the legal rules involved.
The Basics: Prenuptual Agreements
How prenups can ease financial headaches.
Prenuptual Agreements: All the States
"Nuts and bolts" of prenuptial agreements to help you become more familiar with what a prenuptial agreement is, what states they are valid in, and what to include in one.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance is a government-wide compendium
of Federal programs, projects, services, and activities which provide
assistance or benefits to the American public. It contains financial and
nonfinancial assistance programs administered by departments and establishments
of the Federal government.
FCIC Federal Programs
Since 1970, the Federal Citizen Information Center (FCIC) has been
a trusted one-stop shop for answers to questions about consumer problems
and government services. Consumers can get the information they need through
printed publications, by calling 1-800-FED-INFO, and through information
posted on FCIC's family of websites.
The Government Benefits Law web guide to databases, government agencies,
journals, newsletters, articles, law and government documents, discussion
groups, supreme court decisions, and web sites.
Georgia Department of Community Affairs: Grants and Loans
The Georgia Department of Community Affairs administers a variety of
state and federal grant, loan and tax incentive programs as well as several
technical assistance and education programs. Site lists grant and loan
programs administered by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Welcome to GovBenefits.gov, the official government benefits website!
This is a free, confidential tool that helps you find government benefits
you may be eligible to receive.
LII: Law about…Welfare Law
Site contains info on Federal Statutes, Federal Regulations, Judicial
Decisions, and International material.
–Small Business Administration Georgia District Office
The SBA Georgia District Office and its 35 employees operate the Agency’s
programs throughout Georgia, the largest state east of the Mississippi.
In FY 2001, the SBA approved 1,190 guaranteed loans, totaling $428 million,
for small businesses in Georgia. The District’s current loan portfolio
contains over 5,500 loans with a total balance in excess of $1 billion.
Social Security Handbook
The official version of the Social Security Handbook which is your
guide to Social Security programs.
Welfare Law Center
The Welfare Law Center advocates with and on behalf of low-income people
to get the basic subsistence, justice and fairness to which they are entitled.
Articles and links to malpractice, HMOs, living wills, health laws, and
major health sites.
Articles about Medicare and Medicaid, long-term care, nursing homes and benefits.
FreeAdvice Health Insurance All aspects of health insurance.
Health Care Coach
Specializing in health insurance information.
Policy and regulatory materials related to health care.
NOLO Personal Injury
Handling your personal injury claim and dealing with insurance companies.
ABC’s of Immigration
Site provides general information about immigration law, law links
to information about non-immigrant visas, immigrant visas, citizenship
and naturalization, special topics, admission, removal and deportation,
the green card lottery, and information about how to hire a lawyer.
Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services
This section provides information to introduce you to the new Bureau
of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS) within the Department of
Homeland Security (DHS). It also provides information about various administrative
and management functions and responsibilities now within the DHS that were
once in the former Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). Services
include information about required immigration forms, fees and fingerprints.
This is the website for all foreign born individuals entering or living
in the United States. Learn about the Green card lottery, health insurance,
social security, tax issues, driver’s licenses and more.
ILW.com The Immigration Portal
ILW.COM is the leading immigration law publisher. Our products &
FOR LAWYERS: Immigration Daily - The only daily periodical in the field
of immigration law with over 10,000 subscribers (its FREE!). Directory Listing
- The only "yellow pages" in the immigration field. Seminars - Our phone/email
combination seminars allow two-way interaction with the speakers. FOR EMPLOYERS,
IMMIGRANTS AND RELATIVES: Find-a-lawyer: Find a lawyer by sub-specialty,
location, and language. Chat with a lawyer: Ask your question! Immigrant's
Weekly: Keep abreast of happenings in immigration law for FREE (over 9,000
LII: Law about…Immigration
Federal immigration law determines whether a person is an alien,
and associated legal rights, duties, and obligations of aliens in the
United States. It also provides means by which certain aliens can become
naturalized citizens with full rights of citizenship. Immigration
law serves as a gatekeeper for the nation's border: it determines
who may enter, how long they may stay and when they must leave.
Site contains info on Federal Statutes, Federal Regulations, Judicial Decisions,
and International material.
U.S. Department of State
Bureau of Consular Affairs
Access to legal records, official forms, passport and visa requirements,
and U.S. Customs information.
Landlord and Tenant Law
Landlord and tenant FAQ’s.
Laws, rules, general information and useful forms.
Scroll down to “landlord tenant” and follow links.
Legal Forms Business, personal, estate and real estate forms.
Legal Wiz Legal forms are free, but registration is required.
Patents and Copyrights
About.com Patent Café
1,000s of web pages on patents, invention, small business, and patent
law, thousands of hand-selected resources, nearly 500 Expert invention articles
and hundreds of essential products and services to help you succeed. More
than 2,000 websites worldwide are linked to PatentCafe because of it's
incredibly thorough content - including most of the World's Patent and
Trademark Offices. There's good reason why PatentCafe has been judged "the
most trusted invention website in the world".
Tech Library Trademark Offices
The Georgia Tech Library is the only patent and trademark depository
library in Georgia. All available patents issued in the U.S. since 1790
are on file. Databases and other resources for searching patents
and for learning about the patent application process are also available.
Welcome to the U.S. Copyright Office. We in the Copyright Office are
proud to be part of a long tradition of promoting progress of the arts
and protection for the works of authors. Our homepage has been created
with the desire to serve the copyright community of creators and users,
as well as the general public. Here you will find all our key publications,
including informational circulars; application forms for copyright registration;
links to the copyright law and to the homepages of other copyright-related
organizations; news of what the Office is doing, including business-process
reengineering plans, Congressional testimony and press releases; our latest
regulations; a link to our online copyright records cataloged since 1978;
and much more.
and Trademark Office: American Inventors Protection Act
The contents of the AIPA web site include patent and trademark guidelines,
consolidated patent laws and rules, legislation and forms, and articles
about pending patent legislation.
Search traditional "White Page" information on 66 Million households.
And search the "Yellow Pages" for businesses.
Use our online directory to find phone numbers, addresses, maps and
directions for businesses and people in the U.S. We recently updated the
information listing to provide better results.
– Telephone Directories
Worldwide phone directory.
Search by business name, category, and phone number. Search the White
Search the Netscape White Pages.
Nationwide Online WhitePages Searching Find Telephone Numbers Anywhere
in the USA
Search worldwide phone numbers, fax numbers and email directory services.
Search business, residential, government listings, and toll-free numbers.
Reverse lookups, driving directions, or nearby searches for businesses
in a geographic area.
Search for businesses - map based, by address, name, and category.
Search by phone number, yellow pages, and white pages.
Find e-mail addresses, find a business or find a person.
Yahoo! People Search
Telephone number and email address searches.
Articles about elder abuse, employment/retirement, health and well being, social security and related subjects.
FreeAdvice Elder Law
Elderlaw (a new specialized field of law dealing with the elderly) including abuse and neglect, age discrimination, conservatorship, healthcare, housing living wills, medicare and Medicaid, pensions and social security.
of Human Services Division of Aging Services
GeorgiaCares is sponsored by the Department of Human Resources Division of Aging Services and is a volunteer-based program that assists seniors and disabled persons with Medicare, Medicaid, supplemental insurance (Medigap), long-term care insurance and other health insurance issues.
NOLO Retirement and Elder Care
Articles, definitions and financial calculators.
Information about Elder Law, Medicare, Medicaid, estate planning, trusts
and rights of the elderly and disabled.
Homepage for GSU Small Business Development Center
Business startup information, financial skills and best business practices.
Small Business Legal Information
Evaluating a business idea, starting a business, writing a business plan.
SBA Small Business
Small Business Administration site with business, financial, state,
local and federal startup resources.
Vital Records Information
Where to obtain birth, death, marriage certificates and divorce decrees.
How to order birth, death, marriage and divorce certificates.
Wills & Estates / Retirement
AllLaw Wills and Trusts
Articles, forms, and links to: Wills, living wills, living trusts,
estate planning and more.
FindLaw Estate Planning
Articles, information, forms and links to wills, estate planning, living trusts, living wills, power of attorney, etc.
Articles and links to retirement and social security.
Articles, Frequently asked questions, basic information on wills.
FreeAdvice Estate Planning
Definitions and answers to questions about estate planning, conservatorship, life insurance, pensions, probate, taxes and trusts.
NOLO Retirement and Eldercare
Articles on social security, pensions, retirement plans, Medicare, Medicaid,
Long-term Healthcare, estate planning, healthcare and powers of attorney.
NOLO Wills and Estate Planning
Articles on estate planning basics, wills, probate and executors, avoiding probate, living trusts, taxes, life insurance, healthcare and funerals.
Articles, forms and links to workplace law for employers and employees.
FindLaw Employee Rights
Articles, information, forms and links to employee rights.
Articles, information, forms and links to employer rights.
FreeAdvice Employment & Labor Law
Articles, forms and links to employment law.
Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation
NOLO Employment Law
Forms and information for employers and employees.
United States Department of Labor
Employment laws assistance for workers & small businesses.