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LEGAL RESEARCH & 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 editor@wcbany.org. Please note that while we are happy to post your suggested links, we are not responsible for the content of these websites. 
 

WORKER’S RIGHTS
 

Federal Agencies
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights - www.usccr.gov
U.S. Department of Justice - Civil Rights Division - http://www.usdoj.gov/crt
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - www.eeoc.gov
Public Information on Case Files in the Federal Courts - http://pacer.psc.uscourts.gov

State Agencies

New York State Division on Human Rights - http://www.nysdhr.com

Federal and State Materials from Agencies and Third Party Organizations

Facts About Sexual Harassment ? Compiled by the EEOC. - http://www.eeoc.gov/facts/fs-sex.html
U.S. Department of Justice ADA Home Page ? Information about the Americans With Disabilities Act. - http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adahom1.htm
Americans with Disabilities Act Information Center http://www.jan.wvu.edu/links/adalinks.htm
OSHA (Office of Safety and Health Administration : http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/worker/rights.html

 IMMIGRATION LAW

General Information
US Citizenship and Immigration Services links to laws and regulations - http://uscis.gov/graphics/lawsregs/index.htm
American Immigration Lawyers Association Information Bank - http://www.aila.org/
The publishers of Immigration Daily maintain this public information portal - http://www.ilw.com/

Forms
Visa law.com – an immigration information portal - http://www.visalaw.com/forms/

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 - www.asylumlaw.org


UN High Commissioner on Refugees:  www.unhcr.ch

Family Law
Divorce Law

Public database for divorce information - http://www.divorceinfo.com/nyfaqsprose.htm
New York State filing forms - http://www.courts.state.ny.us/litigants/forms.shtml#SF
New York forms - http://www.nycourthelp.gov/forms.html

Domestic Violence

Office on Violence Against Women, includes information on the 
Maintained by the Women’s Law Initiative - http://www.womenslaw.org/
Non-Profit organization serving the NY area - www.sanctuaryforfamilies.org

OTHER HELPFUL RESOURCES


Gay Men's Health Crisis - Legal Services and Client Advocacy:  www.gmhc.org
Lesbian and Gay Immigration Rights Task Force:  www.lgirtf.org
Catholic Charities of New York:  www.ny-archdiocese.org/charities
City Bar Fund of New York:  www.abcny.org/public.index.htm
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS):  www.hias.org
Human Rights First:  www.humanrightsfirst.org

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