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Resources - Research & Information

Legal Research and Information Links (By Area of Law) 

Compiled by the New Lawyers Section


By popular request, NLS and other members may now send us links to helpful websites for posting here. Please feel free to e-mail your suggestions to Please note that while we are happy to post your suggested links, we are not responsible for the content of these websites. 

Workers' Rights

Federal Agencies
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights -
U.S. Department of Justice - Civil Rights Division -
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission -
Public Information on Case Files in the Federal Courts -

State Agencies

New York State Division on Human Rights -

Federal and State Materials from Agencies and Third Party Organizations

Facts About Sexual Harassment? Compiled by the EEOC. -
U.S. Department of Justice ADA Home Page? Information about the Americans With Disabilities Act. -
Americans with Disabilities Act Information Center
OSHA (Office of Safety and Health Administration :

Immigration Law

General Information
US Citizenship and Immigration Services links to laws and regulations -
American Immigration Lawyers Association Information Bank -
The publishers of Immigration Daily maintain this public information portal -

Visa – an immigration information portal -

Asylum law
A free, member based site that provides sample asylum applications and a member forum where attorneys trade tips and suggestions with each other. May also be useful when searching for expert witnesses or authorities on country conditions -

UN High Commissioner on Refugees:

Family Law and Divorce Law

Public database for divorce information -
New York State filing forms -
New York forms -

Domestic Violence

Office on Violence Against Women, includes information on the 
Maintained by the Women’s Law Initiative -
Non-Profit organization serving the NY area -

Other Helpful Resources

Gay Men's Health Crisis - Legal Services and Client Advocacy:
Lesbian and Gay Immigration Rights Task Force:
Catholic Charities of New York:
City Bar Fund of New York:
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS):
Human Rights First: