California Courts

Federal Courts

California Codes


Innocence Project (Fantastic organization devoted to exonerating wrongfully convicted people through DNA)

National Jury Project



California Public Defenders Association

Alameda County Public Defender

Contra Costa County Public Defender

Marin County Public Defender

Napa County Public Defender

San Francisco Public Defender

San Joaquin County Public Defender

Santa Clara County Public Defender

Solano County Public Defender

Stanislaus County Public Defender


ACLU Freedom Network Web page.

ACLU: American Civil Liberties Untion: Government Research Tools, Courts, Constitution, Civil Liberties issues, The Bill of Rights Legal Research, Criminal Justice, Cyber Liberties, Free Speech, HIV / AIDS, Immigrant’s Rights, etc.

Alcohol Drug California State Programs ADP

California Department of Alcohol Office and Drug Programs. Many criminal justice / rehab links.

Alcohol Drug: Calif. DMH Dept Mental Health Special Programs: forensic, sex offender, more.

Alcohol Drug: Center On Addiction and Substance Abuse

Alcohol Drug: cocaine, coca, and crack – illegal drug information

Pro-drug perspective on cocaine. Very controversial, but useful information on the drug.

Alcohol Drug: CSAM: Calif Society of Addiction Medicine

Alcohol Drug: CSAT Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

Alcohol Drug: Marin Family Service Agency

Alcohol, Drug, Suicided Prevention, Pregnancy to Parenthood.

Alcohol Drug: Mental Disability Facility Locator – SAMHSA Federal site

Alcohol Drug: Lindesmith Center, Drug Policy Research Institute. Medical Marijuana laws.

Medical Marijuana issues, policy studies.

Alcohol Drug: National Drug Court Institute.

Alcohol Drug: New Leaf Center / Dr. Alex Stalcup MD, Concord, CA. – methamphetamine, heroin, coke, and more.

Free methamphetamine treatment, detox from addictive drugs, expert testimony.

Alcohol Drug: NIAAA Government ETOH ethyl alcohol studies, reports

Alcohol Drug: PREVLINE: NCADI Information SAMHSA’s National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information

The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI) is the information service of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NCADI is the world’s largest resource for current information about alcohol and other drugs.

Alcohol, Drug Resources sites: Web of Addictions

Alcohol Drug: – Find treatment centers

Treatments, slang terms, more. Drug usage signs and symptoms.

Alcohol Drug: Street Terms: Drugs and the Drug Trade, slang. Government site.

National Drug Control Policy Site.

Alcohol Drug Rehab and Treatment Centers, info on drugs

ALSO! Multi State Law Searches

ALSO! a comprehensive, uniform, and useful compilation of links to all on-line sources of American law that are available without charge. Poor man’s Lexis.

American Communication Association WWW law, privacy, access

Many hot links to areas: Law and Legal Research Privacy Rights and Issues

Attorney General California books; law booklets on line.

Attorney General California Opinions online.

Attrorney General on Megan’s Law Sex Offenders

Attorney General US DOJ Violence Against Women resources

Appellate: Central California Appellate Project CCAP

Links to judges, cases, rules, news, etc.

Barry Melton’s Home Page – PD of Yolo County

Barry Melton, of Country Joe and the Fish, lives life as a guitarist, singer, and Public Defender in Yolo (formerly Mendocino) County, CA. Hotlinks to more than the law here –

Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (Legal Reference)

BNA Bureau of National Affairs publications

Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (BNA) offers information products covering these areas: Environment; Safety + Hazardous Materials; Health Care; Human Resources; Labor Employment Relations; Legal; business International.

CACJ: California Attorneys For Criminal Justice

Calif Administrative Law – CCR Searchable CALIF CODE REGULATIONS

Alternant URL to get you here:

Calif. Attorney General, Dept. of Justice – forensics, criminal law info.

Calif. Attorney Records Online — State Bar of California – addresses, phones, discipline

Calif. Board of Parole Hearings aka Prison Terms

The Board of Parole Hearings (BPH), combines the Board of Prison Terms (BPT) the Youth Authority Board and the Narcotic Addict Evaluation Authority. Part of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Calif. Cases and New stories: CAL LAW Archive of recent news

Calif. Cases FindLaw California and Federal cases, FREE

Calif. Cases Findlaw’s California Courts Searchable, FREE, 1934 – PRESENT!

Calif. Cases Full Text Searchable: San Diego – The Source –

BIG SITE: FULL TEXT Search California Advance Sheets via San Diego Transcripts.

Calif. Cases JuriSearch Information Network –

Search California cases, Calif. codes and 1967-present US Supreme Court cases and using ACCESS LAW and USSC+ search tools.

Calif. Cases LEXIS new cases only – federal too,

Calif. Cases PENDING in Supreme and Appellate Courts, California Courts – online dockets and orders.

Calif. Case Summaries: Law on Line

Free services include: Codes, rules of crt, ethics, BAJI, 9th Circuit Federal, recent case summaries, etc.

Calif. Case summaries, criminal law: Grace Suarez, ElectricLawyer

Calif. Cases Supreme Court and Courts of Appeal / FREE; OFFICIAL from A.O.C.

Calif. Cases, Courts of Appeal: UNPUBLISHED Opinions, FREE: OFFICIAL from A.O.C.

Calif. CCAP Central California Appellate District

Resources for Criminal Appeals lawyers.

Calif. Civil Procedure and Insurance Claims handbooks.

Calif. Code of Regulations – CCR online

Westlaw version. See alternant URL to get you here:

Calif. Courts: Self-Help Center by Judicial Council

Calif. Department of Justice. DOJ Firearms – Gun Laws

One of many Attorney General criminal justice searchable materials.

Calif. Dept Mental Health Sex Offenders / SVP etc, programs

Calif. Department of Mental Health manages SVP sexual violent predators, dual diagnosis, County and State hospitals Mental health programs.

Calif Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law Section – State Bar free forms

Calif. Judicial Council; AOC Administrative Office of Courts

Court Rules, cases, policy memos, info on judges and courts.

Calif. Judicial Council Appellate Advocacy advice for appellate attorneys.

Calif. Judicial Council Center for Children and the Courts

Juvenile delinquency and dependency law from California AOC / Judicial Council.

Calif. Law and Government via

Calif. LEGISLATION EASY pending bills, AB__ and SB___ searches LEGINFO –

Legislative Counsel, California

Calif. Legislative Counsel’s guide for findig legislation on Internet

Calif. Legislation via FindLaw Codes and Statutes

Calif. Legislative Analyst’s Office – budget et. al.

The Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) provides analysis and nonpartisan advice to the California Legislature on fiscal and policy issues, and has done so for over fifty years. Reports on budgets, crime analysis, bills, etc. New statute impact on local government.

Calif. Legislative Counsel: search codes; more

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL’S official site for California legislative information. Excellent place to search for all Calif. law.

Calif. Legislative History Search Senate; Assembly.

Find Bills of Interest in the California legislature and legislative history, courtesy of California State Senate, Rules Committee. Search archives on all Senate And Assembly Bills via Legislative Counsel Bureau (LCB).

Calif. LexisOne does good job of indexing the State Government, all courts, more.

Calif. Mental Health Records Confidentiality laws

Calif. Senate, Search Calif. law and legislation; officials.

Search Calif. Senate + Assembly Bills, laws, officials, histories of same. TV links. Legislative service. Archives. Public information. Great site!

Calif. Senate Legislative Information and history – Bill Information

Calif. Service Bureau – database used by probation, fines, treatment compliance, etc.

Calif. Statutes / Legislation: FINDLAW California: Codes and Statutes – Great!

Calif. State Assembly / law searches with history to 1993

The California State Assembly. Legislative calendar. Committees. Politicians. Bill Searching, California Codes. Addresses. Government links.

Calif: SVP issues discussed on Atty Michael J. Aye’s Home Page

Calif. Supreme Court opinions; recent hearings; calendars

Judicial Council keeps this official site for all Calif. Courts.

Calif Trial Courts Directory: Evidence.Com.

California Trial Courts: Sacramento, Marin, Los Angeles, San Diego, and other States. Search for dockets, names, calendars – civil mostly. Courtroom graphics company maintains site. Links to other Legal sites.

Calif. Will form, Free statutory will form

CEB: Continuing Education of the Bar – California

Cecil Greek’s Criminal Justice Page

Searchable CRIMINAL LAW Databases – almost every grouping of interest, including tabloid journalism junk + solid legal research tools. BIG site, very current info via U. South Florida Criminalogy Dept. Search Legal USENET groups, Supreme court, federal cases, statutes, law enforcement sites, DOJ drug sites, more.

Comic Book Covers of Crime from ’40s – ’50s: Crimeboss

Conservatorships + Elder Law ABA

Conservatorship: Courts Self-Help Center

Cornell University Law School Library

(One of the better free sources of legal research)

CourtTV Home Page / DNA etc.

Court TV: Electronic Tabloid Lawyering. O.J. Simpson DNA + Forensic transcripts. Other high profile transcripts.

CPDA’s CLARA Web Server – subscribers only

California Public Defender Association’s CLARA (Criminal Law Automated Research Assistant) home page. Awesome!

CPDA’s California Public Defenders Association Public Entry Page

CrimeTime: Criminal Sentencing Calculation Software w/ On-Line calculator

Criminal Arrest: some Basic info for arrestees, DUI, etc. – Law office of Benjamin Rice

Santa Cruz Defense Attorney information.

Crime: Identity Theft, credit card theft, US Government FTC information site

Federal Trade Commission site.

Crime News, maps: SF Bay Area Crime Timeline

Criminal: California Boalt Journal of Criminal Law Review

Criminal CrimeLynx – Denver based index to defense resources.

Jeralyn Merrit, Denver attorney, maintins this very slick and usful index to defense practitioner’s research and commentary sites.

Criminal Justice Distance Learning Consortium

OnLine training info on many Crim Justice subjects.

Criminal Justice History Resources

Criminal Law summaries, outlines, cases via FindLaw

Criminal Law Law – Legal Encyclopedia

Quick overview of Criminal Law.

Criminal Justice links @ New Mexico State University

Criminal Law, Juvenile, Capital death penalty defense: for volunteer lawyers

Criminal National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)

D.A.: Alameda D.A. office: Point of View Online

Alameda County District Attorney’s office does commentaries from the prosecutor’s perspective.

D.A. Calif. District Attorneys Association CDAA

D.A. National Prosecutor’s online articles NDAA/APRI Publications

Death Penalty: A Capital Defender’s Toolbox – Karl Keys case summaries

Legal summaries by Karl Keys, Boston lawyer. Excellent case summaries.

Death Penalty: Capital Defense Network / Federal Habeas + other resources

Death Penalty Curricula for High School – Michigan State Univ.

Death Penalty Focus of California

Death Penalty Information from American Society Criminology.

Death Penalty: The Justice – almost 70% capital cases flawed

Death Penalty Law / Cornell Univ. L.I.I.

Death Penalty: Louisiana capital defense motions

Death Penalty: Prison Law Office, The Other Side of the Wall.

Death Penalty Mental Retarded inmates, by Human Rights Watch: Beyond Reason

Death Penalty Ninth Circuit Capital Punishment Handbook

Dictionary / Legal / WWLIA

The WWLIA Legal Dictionary. World Wide Legal Information Association.

Discovery: Computer searches Kroll Ontrack

electronic evidence discovery, computer forensics and paper discovery by Kroll Ontrack®

DUI: Alcohol + Drugs / National Highway Transportation + Safety

Federal site has drinking driving reports, studies.

DUI: Attorney’s Defense Guide

DUI: calculator – Blood-alcohol calculator

DUI: calculator for volume, weight, etc.

DUI: Calculator Intoximeters Inc. – Drink Wheel

Fill in the form, and the Web will tell you if you were DUI. Lots of stuff on Intoximeters, too.

DUI: California Department of Motor Vehicles

DUI: calculate your blood alcohol content, B.A.C., online or palm pilot.

DUI: Calif. Drunk Driving

An informative page maintained by Driver Performance Institutes First Offender DUI Program in SF. Includes cross links to DUI attorney pages.

DUI: California DUI – A Drunk Driving Law Guide

Southern California – Ventura County focus.

DUI: CALTRANS Official California Vehicle Code Traffic Manual Online

DUI: Drinking Driver Treatment Programs in California, by county.

DUI: Lawrence Taylor Drunk Driving website.

DUI hotlinks, laws, resources.

DUI: National College for DUI Defense

DUI: Professional Online. Drunk Driving Software, Breath testing software + hardware.

DUI Professional Online: Breath Alcohol testing software + info on the Intoxilyzer 5000+ other drunk driving materials.

Dumb Laws

Drug Courts: American University OJP clearinghouse.

Electronic Privacy Information Center EPIC / LAW

EPIC is a public interest research center in Washington, D.C. It was established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues relating to the National Information Infrastructure, such as the Clipper Chip, the Digital Telephony proposal, national ID cards, medical record privacy, credit records, and the sale of consumer data.

Ethics: ABA American Bar Association

Ethics: American Legal Ethics Library

Legal Ethics in Calif. + other states, searchable. LII Legal Information Institute, Cornell University.

Ethics: Judicial Public Discipline 1960 to Present, Calif. Admin. Office Courts / AOC.

Ethics: The Internet Ethics Site

Ethics: State Bar of California Ethics Hotliner, online opinions + laws

Estate Planning 101 – Findlaw for the Public –

Federal AFDA: Association Of Federal Defense Attorneys

Federal CFR: Code of Federal Regulations searchable

National Archives and Records Association searchable Code of Federal Regulations

Federal CFR: Code of Federal Regulations: LII Cornell Univ.

FindLaw Constitutional Law Center

Federal Constitutional Law via FindLaw: Constitutional cases annotated. Also excellent

Federal Courts’ Home Page

U.S. Federal Courts’ Home Page. This page is maintained by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts on behalf of the U.S. Courts.

Federal Courts Finder, Emory University – cases.

Federal Judicial Center Home Page

Federal Judicial Center – Admin. Federal + U.S. Courts, Downloadable files include evidence manuals, sentencing studies.

Federal Law Library – Searchable U.S. Code. USCA statutes without annotations.

Searchable Federal Internet Law Library. Statutes and regulations.

Federal: National Archives and Records Administration / Historic docs + Photos

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). NARA is the Federal government agency with HUGE amount of federal records, thousands of historic photos + documents, Genealogy and Individuals. valuable records of the three branches of federal government: executive (including the President), legislative, and judicial.

Federal: PACER Public Access to Court Electronic Records. Federal decisions online.

Federal: United States Sentencing Commission

Federal Prisons, manuals.

Federal: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Search the opinions of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, since May 1994, are brought to you by the the Villanova Center for Information Law and Policy

Federal US Circuit Courts FindLaw: Cases, Searchable

Federal: United States Code / LII Cornell Univ. Searchable

Federal: Fedstats: One search for Federal Statistics

More than 70 agencies in the United States Federal Government produce statistics of interest to the public. Here they are.

FindLaw MAIN PAGE great resource!

FindLaw: California statutes, cases, and more. SUPERB!

Search Government Web Sites of the State of California + many other Calif. legal materials. Great Site!

FindLaw Case Summaries Search recent US Supreme, Cal Supreme, 9th Circuit cases

FindLaw for The Public: basic info housing, arrest, wills, injuries, jobs, etc..

If you aren’t a lawyer, or don’t do practical family law, start here.

FindLaw Library – pick a legal subject from this index.

FindLaw: Summaries of Law by Legal Professionals – readable summaries topics of law.

FindLaw: Table of Contents – start here if you are confused.

FindLaw: Tutorial to use FindLaw to search Web for Law

Forensic: Anthropology experts. ABFA.

American Board of Forensic Anthropology, site kept by Dr. Murad @ Chico.

Forensic: (ASCLD) American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors

American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD). Lab Accreditation.

Forensic: Autopsy Resources via Johns Hopkins Medical School: search on autopsy findings

Forensic: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Glossary

Forensic: Biometric Consortium: ID by DNA, photos, iris, other body markings

Forensic: Blood Types Tutorial

Forensic: Bloodstain Pattern Analysis and Crime Scene Reconstruction

Forensic: Calif. Association of Criminalists

California Association of Criminalists: CAC Committees, find out dates of upcoming seminars, etc. You can also jump to forensic web sites around the world. Maintained by Peter D. Barnett, Forensic Science Associates, Richmond Calif.

Forensic: Calif Association of Criminalists – Laboratories listed.

Forensic: Calif. DOJ’s BFS Toxicology Lab : Drugs, blood, other Physical Evidence

Forensic: Canadian Corrections Publications – SVP / Sexual Violent Predator reports

The study compared the predictive accuracy of three sex offender risk assessment measures: the RRASOR (Hanson, 1997), Thornton’s SACJ-Min (Grubin, 1998), and a new scale, Static-99.

Forensic: Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)

World’s largest and most comprehensive databases of chemical information.

Forensic: Computer Seizure manual from Federal DOJ: C Y B E R C R I M E

Forensic: Computer file searches. NIST National Institute Standards and Technology (NSRL) methods

Forensic: Computer seizure memos, US DOJ, FBI, CCIPS

Forensic: Computer searches Kroll Ontrack

electronic evidence discovery, computer forensics and paper discovery by Kroll Ontrack®

Forensic: Computer seizure best practices, by United States Secret Service

Forensic: Computer crime, Encase software from Guidance Software Inc.

Forensic: Computer file retrieval, analysis. TUCOFS – Forensic Software

Forensic: CRC Press – forensic books.

CRC press publishes huge numbers of forensic books, guides, etc.. Read this to get some ideas, at least.

Forensic: Crime Scene Investigation – UC Riverside Police

Forensic: DNA: A Gene Map of the Human Genome

A Gene Map of the Human Genome with graphic gene browser by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda MD.

Forensic: DNA Applied Biosystems – PE Biosystems DNA test equipt.


Forensic: DNA Consulting Dr. Norah Rudin PhD

Forensic: DNA FBI’s crime lab – what can they do?

FBI’s Crime Lab services explained.

Forensic: DNA FBI misconduct: Tainting Evidence

“Inside the scandals at the FBI Crime Lab by John Kelly + Phillip K. Wearne”

Forensic: DNA Files / NPR / Public Radio series

Using Real Audio software, learn about DNA.

Forensic: DNA Human Genome Project Information / Government site

Forensic: DNA Learning Center / Cold Spring Harbor Labs. DNA "movies".

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s DNA LEARNING CENTER. Download training “movies” of DNA test procedures, etc..

Forensic: DNA Dr. Laurence Mueller – statistics, lab error rates. STR Profile Finder.

University California Irvine. STR Profile Finder calculator for frequencies of alleles.

Forensic: DNA Mathematics by Charles H. Brenner, Ph.D., Oakland

Forensic: DNA National Institute Justice DNA Evidence papers online

Forensic: DNA Primer: Online Movies "From the Beginning"

Online, animated genetics primer uses RealPlayer, Shockwave, Javascript, from the Human Genome Project

Forensic: DNA papers / Promega / DA FBI DOJ experts

Promega Laboratories: Profiles in DNA – major symposium + papers site for FBI + DOJ experts.

Forensic: DNA test kits: Perkin-Elmer, RFLP, PCR, etc.

Mfgr. of most DNA testing kits, including ABI PRISM(tm) STR Primer Set AmpliType® PM+DQA1 PCR Amplification and Typing Kit, QuantiBlot(tm) Human DNA Quantitation System, and more. Calif. DOJ uses these kits.

Forensic: DNA: PBS program: Frontline: what jennifer saw / the Ronald Cotton ID case

Forensic: DNA research Nature Genetics Journal

Nature Gentics Journal was founded in April 1992 as a sister journal to Nature, and posts a couple dozen DNA related articles monthly.

Forensic: DNA tables Hopkins Genome Database /

Genome Database: DNA Databases which contain links to one another as well as links to other databases around the world. Human Genome Project / DNA research.

Forensic: DNA, Science made simple

Forensic: DNA: Understanding DNA Evidence: A Guide for Victim Service Providers, by DOJ.

Forensic: Drug Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA)

Forensic: Drug Metabolism and Disposition journal.

Forensic: Kim Kruglick (deceased) forensic websites

Kim Kruglick, who passed away in 2005, was an expert on DNA + forensic + criminal law links + materials.

Forensic Enterprises, Inc – photo composites, crime scenes, etc.

Forensic Entomology Insects on the Web

Forensic: Expert Witnesses advertise here

Free source of experts, expert witnesses,

Forensic Expert Witness Directory on, may be expensive.

Forensic: FBI’s journal Forensic Science Communications –

DNA, crime scene, trace evidence, and more.

Forensic: FBI’s Handbook of Forensic Services – crime scene processing etc.

Forensic: firearms and bullets recoil formulas Sam Hokin

Forensic: Journal of Forensic Sciences ASTM index

Forensic Latent FingerPrints / identification

Many sites by Ed German, Army, Police expert.

Forensic: Microscopic Evidence photo sampler.

Molecular Expressions: The Crime Collection: pretty but simplistic examples of microscopic photos of DNA, chemicals, knives, etc.

Forensic: National Academy Press science books on line.

more than 1,000 health, science, and technology books on-line now, more coming.

Forensic: O.J. Simpson Court Transcripts

The O.J. Simpson Trial Court Transcripts. Useful for examples of DNA, fiber, forensic experts + analysis.

Forensic: Online criminalistics courses / Knowledge Solutions / DNA and more.

Online forensic courses and materials, incl. Norah Rudin, Ph.D., DNA course and criminal profiling.

Forensic: Scientific Testimony – An Online Journal – DNA articles, Expert Witness law.

Department of Criminology, Law + Society, University of California, Irvine. The editor is William C. Thompson. Contributors include Kim Kruglick, Laurence Mueller, others.

Forensic: Sex offenders: Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. ATSA

Sexual Violent Predator Evaluators + others attend these seminars.

Forensic: SVP Center for Sex Offender Management’s (CSOM)

The Center for Sex Offender Management is sponsored by the Office of Justice programs, in collaboration with the National Institute of Corrections and the State Justice Institute. CSOM is administered by the Center for Effective Public Policy and the American Probation and Parole Association.

Forensic: Statistics Every Writer Should Know – VERY simple.

Forensic: Statistics Homepage – BIG site.

Forensic: Zeno’s forensic page

Hundreds of cross links to forensic sciences: police sources, psychiatry, chemistry, criminalistics, medicine, etc..

Forms: blank Judicial Council forms / AccessLaw

California Resources , including Local Rules of Court, Cal Administrative Code [California Code of Regulations], Calif. Civil Jury Instructions, Expert Witnesses, U.S. Supreme Court, 9th Circuit, etc.

Forms: FREE Judicial Council Fill – in blank Court Forms Search

Big Calif. FEE site with some FREE stuff.

Forms: Free California Legal Forms, and paid ones too.

Forms: Free California Judicial Council, Legal Forms, Adoption, Bankruptcy, Divorce, law, Eviction, word processor law forms

Forms: FREE FindLaw Forms – many States and Federal forms.

Forms: Hot Docs court forms by Lexis.

Forms: Legal Documents, some free. LegalDocs.

Some free civil boilerplate, some to buy.

Forms: Forms, Dockets, Court Rules, LLRX

Forms: Microsoft Office Templates

FORECITE- Criminal Jury Instructions, new cases, CACJ articles and more

Free Legal Advice: pick a subject, any subject …

Pick a legal subject. Click on it and get something for nothing.

Grace Suarez – ElectricLawyer – legal monographs.

HandsNet / Legal Aid and family law centers, welfare laws.

Hieros Gamos International Law links

Comprehensive guide to the worldwide practice of law by subject with over 400 discussion groups. International

HIPAA Privacy Rule – HHS Emergency Disaster Data

International Criminal Court [Proposed]

Genocide, war crimes, etc.

Internet Law, by U. San Diego Law proff. Tom Bell

Internet Legal Resource Guide

Over 4000 legal sites, 238 nations. Also free Legal FORMS. Law School subject outlines.

Interpreters: NCTA Northern California Translators Association

Investigators: Background Searcher online searches

Investigators: Black Book Online / Hundreds of investigative databases, free.

Investigators: BRB Sourcebook Public Records

Investigators: Calif. Defense Investigator’s Association CDIA

Investigators: Crime Scene and Evidence Photography

Investigators: Directory: Email Addresses and Reverse Lookup / Freality – GREAT!

Reverse lookup Email, street addresses, directories, area codes, toll free numbers, much more. Find People, etc..

Investigators Guide to Sources of Information / Federal Govt. Guide

Investigators: InfoGuys – word search Govt. + other databases

Investigators: – Background + criminal checks

Investigative: Jeff Flax, Colorado atty, links many legal and investigative sites.

Investigators: Military Records Official Personnel Files (OMPF) including Active Duty Health Records

Investigators: NDIA – National Defender Investigator Association

Investigators: Polygraph Testing: A Research Review and Evaluation

Investigators: Search Systems – Largest Free Public Records Database Collection

Investigators: Telephone Fone Finder – where’s that phone from?

Investigators: U.S. Department of Defense – Publications on military records, weapons, and more.

Freedom of Information Act and more.

Immigration: American Immigration Lawyers Association: AILA

Immigration Forms, Federal Forms Free to Download and Print

Law Offices of Carl Shusterman

Immigration Forms Center – pvt law office

Siskind, Susser, Haas + Chang, Attorneys.

Immigration ILRC: Immigrant Legal Resource Center

Immigration: INS Immigration Naturalization Service

Immigration: Law, memos, ILW.COM

Immigration Law collection at FindLaw

Immigration: Norton Tooby’s Criminal and Immigration Law – Start here.

Excellent Immigration law resource: includes crimes of moral turpitude lists, and more.

Immigration: Violence Against Women Act: VAWA

International: Library of Congress Guide to (World) Law Online

Judges: American Judge’s Association, online law articles.

Downloadable articles on juvenile justice, domestic violence, federal justice system, law related education, legal education, AJA/AJF, American judicial system.

Judicial Council of California AOC – Full text Calif. cases!

The Judicial Branch, State of California, California Courts: Publications Judicial Council of California Administrative Office of the Courts. (AOC).

Judicial Council Legal Forms – Official FREE forms.

Judicial Council : AOC California Court News

Juvenile: ABA American Bar Association JV justice website

Juvenile: Building Blocks for Youth Site / Color of Justice report / Racism in California Justice

Building Blocks for Youth

Juvenile: California Youth Authority

California Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation administers CYA.

Juvenile: Child Welfare Home Page

Gateway to Juvenile Law + Agencies, Services, public + private.

Juvenile Justice + Delinqency: OJJDP / U.S. Dept. Justice

OJJDP: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention – part of U.S. Dept. of Justice. Grants, studies, more.

LAW.COM Big site, formerly Law Journal Extra

DAILY ADVANCE SHEETS FROM THE RECORDER: latest court opinions from all appellate courts, topical updates and analysis from major law firms, plus links to California legal resources on the Internet and statewide job listings for lawyers. CalLaw is an online publication of The Recorder, California’s leading legal newspaper. – Legal (re)search Page / DWI-lawyers listserv

Free Legal Research page. From here you can search on more than 160 legal search engines and tools. Subscribe / Unsubscribe to DWI-Lawyers + other mailing lists.

Law Legal Resource Center by Lexis

Law Review: Boalt Journal Criminal Law Review

Law Review: Harvard Law Review –

Law Reviews: SEARCH many journals via WashLaw WEB — Law Journals

Law Review: Stanford Technology Law Review

Law Review: Tarlton Law School – search full text

Over 750 Law Reviews table of contents. Order an article for a fee.

Law Reviews: Yahoo! – Law Journal search engine.

Fast Word searches many law journals

Law School: Avalon Project at Yale Historic Law documents

Great historic documents in law – 18th century + beyond.

Law School: Boalt Hall, University of California, Berkeley

Law School: Emory University

Emory law school, Georgia. Multiple links to law related sites. Federal laws. Undergrad + Grad programs + libraries.

Law School Hastings College of the Law

Law School Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco

Law School: Indiana University

Legal Journals Other Legal Information Servers

Law School Legal Information Institute, Cornell

Cornell Legal Information Institute ~ WW Virtual Library ~ “Virtual” Law Library Reference Desk ~ EINet Galaxy ~ Web of Wonder ~ THE SEAMLESS WEBsite ~ Yahoo. Great collection of law URLs.

Law Schools: NOCALL – Northern Calif. Assciation of Law Library Hotlinks

Great list of California sites.

Law School: University of Michigan

University of Michigan Law School

Law School: USC Law Library / Big California law search

Search University Southern California Law Library, statues, other law links, California statutes, legislation, cases, more.

Law School: USF University of San Francisco Law School

‘Lectric Law Library Rotunda

Legal Aid Bay Area San Francisco Counties

Legal BIG topical index many States, laws

Legal topical legal subjects, courts, news stories.

Court Rules, forms, dockets, legal news.

Legal Research via Google Web Directory

Legal Research: free links to US + California Law / by MarinLaw.NET

Legal Software: WordPerfect Home Page

Legal topical areas / LII Cornell – pick a subject

Legal topical areas: Katsuey Kat’s legal links – a legal research mega-site for attorneys

BIG + valuable site: pick a topic, and be lead to many other sites. — Home Page for subscription law library.

LexisNexis Online training

Lexis Nexis legal database search tutorials.

LOIS, Law Office Information System / cases + statutes

National coverage by subscription to cases + statutes. Some free stuff.

Los Angeles Superior Court and the Administratively Unified Courts – Homepage

LA forms, rules, experts, bail, fees, links, virtual courtroom, and all those courts + judges.

Los Angeles Attorney’s Portal to the Internet, LTCOLA

Helpful front end index to California, Federal, other legal research.

Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Directory.

Search names, etc. : every Lawyer in America.

Matthew Bender, Shepards, Lexis products Bookstore

Medieval Legal History

Back then, they tried to help people….

MegaLaw – Legal Research, Case Law, Supreme Court

The National Law Journal

National Legal Aid and Defender Association NLADA

NACDL: National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Champion magazine, and more. Defense lawyer’s association.

Nolo Press Legal Self Help books + free articles

Plain-English articles about laws that Affect you every day. Business, Workplace. Estate Planning, Family Matters, Seniors. Homeowners, Landlords, Tenants. Immigration, Intellectual Property Money Matters, Consumer. Represent Yourself in Court.

Nolo’s Lawyer Directory

Nolo’s Lawyer Directory: Search our database to find a lawyer in your area that specializes in divorce, personal injury, real estate, bankruptcy, employment law, criminal matters, immigration, business law, trusts and estates, wills, family law

Paralegals: National Federation of Paralegal Associations

Ethics, Training, standards, organizations, etc.

Police: CHP Computer Aided Dispatch Media System

CHP: California Highway Patrol Dispatch Centers – LIVE links to traffic, weather, dispatches.

Police: CHP Drug Recognition Evaluator DRE – Eye Gallery

Droopy eyes photographed. Drugs or late night TV?

Police: CHP – SWITRS Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System

When and where traffic accidents occur in California.

Police: Community Policing Consortium / COPS training + policies

The Community Policing Consortium: training policies of 5 major police organizations in the U.S. – funded by COPS.

Police: COPS Home Page

U.S. Dept. of Justice Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) page, lots of stuff on gangs.

Police: Drug ONDCP High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTAs) / Narcs on-line

Click on map and reveiw narcotics law enforcement efforts in your area.

Policy: Drug Court Technology. Center for Court Innovation site.

Drug Court information sharing from Center for Court Innovation. Integrated Civil + Criminal justice in New York City – now a model for Drug Courts, Community Courts, therapeutic justice, and more.

Police: Drug: Illegal / Street Drugs by Category

The Center for Substance Abuse/Treatment index to street / illegal drugs. Lots of info.

Police: Gangs in Los Angeles County, California Prisons.

Police: Gangs: National Alliance of Gang Investigators Associations

Police: Gang info from Florida Dept. of Corrections

Police: Justice Information Technology Network – National Institute of Justice

The Justice Technology Information Network (JUSTNET) – part of the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)- part of the National Institute of Justice [NIJ]. Forensics. Corrections. etc.

Police: Los Angeles Police Department – search the LAPD Manual online

Police Officer’s Internet Directory. WWW.OFFICER.COM

Almost every police agency, Web site, resource available to you.

Police: POST training and certification

Police Resource List – forensic links

Many police forensic links.

Police: Sexual Assault Response Team Sane-Sart materials.

Policy: 3 Strikes: Families to Amend California’s Three-Strikes

Policy: Amnesty International

Policy: ARJIS – Automated Regional Justice Information System San Diego Area

Policy: BJA Bureau of Justice Assistance – Huge Federal justice site

Policy: Bureau of Justice Statistics, BJS: US Dept. Justice. / Faster and easier than NCJRS

U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics. Statistics: crimes, offenders, courts, money, much more.

Policy: CA Dept. Justice – Criminal Justice Statistics Center Home Page

California Attorney General’s Office Department of Justice, Crime stats, etc.

Policy: Calif. Little Hoover Commission

California’s Little Hoover Commission (Milton Marks “Little Hoover” Commission on California State Government Organization and Economy) – studies show sentencing alternatives are better than prison.

Policy: Calif Association Drug Court Professionals CADCP

Policy: California First Amendment Coalition

Freedom of Press, access to government, Brown Act, and more discussed here.

Policy: Center for Court Innovation. Midtown Community Court New York and others.

Integrated Civil + Criminal justice in New York City – now a model for Drug Courts, Community Courts, therapeutic justice, and more.

Policy: CJCJ Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice: – Three Strikes is a failure, and more.

Many studies on alternatives to prison, juvenile justice, and more.

Policy: Civil – Invididual rights, Diversity, Justice for all.

Leadership Conference on Civil Rights – major Washington D.C. organization.

Policy: Court Futures CFNET

Policy: CPSR Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility

Electronic privacy, encryption, freedom, first amendment, etc.

Policy: CSAC California State Association of Counties

Many policies – note Prop 36 and Drug Court statistics.

Policy: Deschutes County Department of Community Justice, Bend, Oregon – innovative programs

Restorative Justice, competency development, victim offender mediation, employment programs, and more.

Policy: Department of Justice Strategic Plan for Justice

Yes, Federal law enforcement, but also contains some remarkable ideas about social justice, collaboration with community and health providers, and more.

Policy: Drug courts and similar innovations by American University.

Policy: Drug Court Professionals, National Association: NADCP

Drug Court publications, grants, official reports, much more. Sometimes it’s better to help than to harm.

Policy: Drug / Alcohol/ Mental: SAMHSA: Substance Abuse Mental Health / Federal site.

Policy: Drug Reform, California Campaign for New Drug Policies

Policy: Drugs: Join Together Online – Substance Abuse, Gun control, Funding; studies.

Join Together , a project of the Boston University School of Public Health, is a national resource for communities working to reduce substance abuse and gun violence.

Policy: Drugs: NIDA: National Institute on Drug Abuse: MAJOR RESEARCH reports online on drug usage.

Drug addiction and neurology research. Slang definitions and practical information on street drugs, policy materials.

Policy: Drugs: Club Drugs: MDMA, GHB, Rohypnol, LSD, etc. per NIDA

National Institute on Drug Abuse information on drugs used at “raves” or “trances,” dance clubs: MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, Rohypnol, ketamine, methamphetamine, LSD, etc.

Policy: DrugSense : Drug Policy Reform / Calif. medical MJ laws

Policy: Federal Justice Statistics Resource Center

Federal Datasets on criminal justice.

Policy: Homelessness: Programs and People They Serve: HUD report 12/99

Policy: JRSA Justice Research and Statistics Association

Alternatives to Incarceration, reports, members

Policy: Institute of Behavioral Science (IBS) at Univ Colorado

Policy: Integrated Justice Information Technology Initiative, US Dept. of Justice OJP

Studies and reports: automated criminal justice information sharing, rights of privacy, technology and use design.

Policy: Integrated Systems: Center for Technology in Government, University Albany, NY.

Policy: NACJD National Archive of Criminal Justice Data

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD). Established in 1978 under the auspices of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) and the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), U.S. Department of Justice, NACJD currently holds over 500 data collections relating to criminal justice – huge amount of criminal justice studies for downloading.

Policy: NASA – National Association of Sentencing Advocates

Sentencing Mitigation reports – associated with The Sentencing Project in Washington, D.C..

Policy: National Center for Youth Law — SF Nonprofit / studies; seminars

Policy: NCJRS National Criminal Justice Reference Service – federal perspective

Federal National Institute of Justice (NIJ) the research and development agency of the U.S. Department of Justice, was established to prevent and reduce crime and improve the criminal justice system.

Policy: NCJRS Online Ordering new VIDEOS, CDs and other reports

Policy: NIJ: National Institute of Justice of US DOJ

Searchable research branch of U.S. Department of Justice. Funding + studies.

Policy: Organized Crime; Criminal Statistics commentary

Policy: Pavnet 7 Federal Agencies Prevent Youth violence / drugs

Partnerships Against Violence – a “virtual library” of information about violence and youth-at-risk, representing data from 7 different federal agencies. Funding, grants, studies.

Policy: PPIC Public Policy Institute of California

The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to independent, nonpartisan research on economic, social, and political issues affecting California.

Policy: PrivacyRightsNow! Ralph Nader site on privacy laws and rights.

Policy: RAND Corporation studies.

RAND is a nonprofit institution that helps improve public policy through research and analysis. Has sections specific to California + criminal Law + corrections + probation. Conservative policy making.

Policy: Restorative Justice | REAL JUSTICE Conferencing

Policy: Restorative Justice Online

Policy: Restorative Justice Project at FPU

Fresno Pacific University maintains this site.

Policy: The Sentencing Project – Alternative Sentencing studies.

Washington D.C. Independent studies since 1986, alternative sentencing programs and the reform of criminal justice policy.

Policy: S.E.A.R.C.H. Group, Inc. / Major California based Crim Justice Consultantants

SEARCH, The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics, is a private, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to improving the criminal justice system through the effective application of information and identification technology. SEARCH’s headquarters are in Sacramento, California.

Policy: Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics, U.S. Dept. Justice

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics, published by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. Massive amount of federal crime data.

Policy: Southern Poverty Law Center

Policy: U.S. Department of Justice Programs / Grant Funds / Drug Courts

U.S. Department of Justice Home Page. Federal Grant funding. Criminal Justice studies + programs. Drug Courts.

Policy: United Nations Crime and Justice Information Network

United Nations Crime and Justice Information Network, or UNCJIN.

Policy: US Dept. Health Human Services programs, many links.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human

Policy: Victim-Offender Reconciliation Program (VORP) Information and Resource Center

Articles + information on Restorative Justice.

Power of Attorney and Medical Treatment Forms, CCH

Prisons: Calif CDC Department of Corrections / Prisons

Photos, programs, staff, contacts, etc.

Prisons: Calif. Boards – parole hearings, JV and more

State of California – Board of Corrections – regulations, jail and prison and parole studies, grants, personnel, much more.

Prisons: California Prison Focus – links to many prisoner’s rights groups

Prisons: Corrections Connection links to multiple State prisons

Prisons: Going Home: Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative

Prisons: Inmate records many states: BLACK BOOK online

Prisons: Jail.Net – Public / Private Jail and prison links

Prisons: LSPC Legal Services for Prisoners with Children in San Francisco

Prisons: Ministry – Responsibility, Rehabilitation – Catholic Bishops

Prisons: Ministry to Prisoners, Families, and Victims, Catholic Conference

Prisons: National studies, state by state numbers,

Prisons: NIC: National Institute of Corrections / Restorative Justice

Amazing! U.S. Department of Justice’s National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Bureau of Prison page in Washington, D.C. has some great studies. Look for “Restorative Justice” materials – not your old “retributive Justice” model, here.

Prisons: NPR series on prisons: 360degrees

Prisons: Other Side of the Wall Prison Law Page by Arnold Erickson

Prisons: Prison Law Office

California CDC prisoner legal representation, with offices near San Quentin.

Prison Policy Initiative: Race, Place, and the Perils of Prisonomics

research and advocacy on incarceration policy

Prisons: Restorative Justice in Australia

Prisons: Sentencing National Center on Institutions and Alternatives

Sentencing Issues: National Center on Institutions and Alternatives. Studies show sex offenders are rarely recidivist, etc.

Prisons: Three Strikes, Prison Conditions, Overcrowding, more.

Prisons: US Gulag Prison System / ZNet magazine article

Psych: Treatment Advocacy Center: legislation and advocacy for mentally ill.

Public Defender: All California Counties / CPDA links. Start Here.

Public Defender Alameda County

Public Defender: Calif. State, Sacramento

State Public Defender in California, Fern Laethem.

Public Defender, Contra Costa County

Public Defender Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Many excellent articles, basic PC utilities, downloadable files laws.

Public Defender King County Washington The Defender Association

Washington State Seattle-King County site, with legal links.

Public Defender Los Angeles County

Public Defender Los Angeles County NEW Briefs and motions.

Hot California criminal law briefs and issues online.

Public Defender MARIN County: Calif PD Laws searchable.

MARIN COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER home page. Search Calif. statutes for PD laws. Websitter: Frank Cox.

Public Defender New York State NYSDA Public Defense

Public Defender Orange County

Public Defender Placer County

Public Defender Riverside County

Public Defender San Diego County

Public Defender San Francisco CA.

Public Defender Solano County

Public Defender Sonoma County

Public Defender Stanislaus County

Public Defender Tulare County

Public Defender Yolo County

The Redwood Highway: Crime, Law and Related Links on the Web

Sonoma State University. Practical site! Photos, courts, offices, reports, words of wisdom.

SF: Bar Association of San Francisco

Legal articles, often with SF interest.

Shepard’s Homepage – owned by Lexis Nexis

Shepard’s/McGraw-Hill Home page: CD ROM users can get daily updates. Legal News. How to Shepardize–A Web tutorial.

Southern Poverty Law Center – teaching tolerance.

The Southern Poverty Law Center was founded in 1971 as a small civil rights law firm. Today, the Center is internationally known for its tolerance education programs, its legal victories against white supremacists and its tracking of hate groups.

State Bar of California / Attorney Locator, etc.

California State Bar, MCLE News, Sections, Committees, Commissions, Ad Hoc Groups, Certified Lawyer Referral services, Ethics rules, court rules, etc. Attorney directory search tool.

State Bar of California Bar Journal (Main Index)

State Bar California Attorneys. Experts. Law Schools via Parker Directory

Experts, Attorney advertising + attorney listing. Don’t forget to check the official State Bar Attorney Directory, too.

State and Federal cases, laws, legal sites. Huge index at: WASHLAW WEB

Washburn University Law School hotlinks for criminal justice, police, laws, courts.

State and Federal cases, statutes, many lists and indexes. Laws Online

State and Local Government on the Net/ Piper / searchable. – National Searches.

SEARCHABLE: State and Local Government on the Net. A Piper Resources guide to government sponsored Internet sites.

State Law sites, by LexisOne. Excellent!

State statutes and legislation on the Internet / Prarienet. Great!

Search statutes any State.

State laws via LII, Cornell University.

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn. – Capital defense, etc.

The Voice for the Defense magazine, hotlinks to National Criminal Defense sites. Slow site, but good capital / death penalty links.

Texas: Harris County District Courts

Example of WWW site for Courts, lots of bells + whistles.

U.S. Government Printing Office

U.S. Government Printing Office / GPO / the Federal Register, Congressional Record, Congressional Bills, Federal Government, Online Databases, Search GILS Records, Search the U.S. Government Publications, Free Public Access Through a Federal Depository Library Gateway, Federal Locator Services. Law and politics.

U.S. Supreme Court of the United States OFFICIAL SITE

U.S. Supreme Court Opinions to 1893 via FindLaw, SEARCHABLE

FindLaw’s searchable database of U.S. Supreme Court decisions since 1893 – present, free.

U.S. Supreme Court Argument Transcripts

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs via: FindLaw

U.S. Supreme Court’s U.S. Supreme Court Monitor – recent cases, issues, briefs

U.S. Supreme Court cases and lore / Univ. Pittsburgh

By the JURIST: University of Pittsburgh law professor’s network.

U.S. Supreme Court Decisions Summarized / Cornell Law School

DECISIONS OF THE U.S. SUPREME COURT, summarized, full text, circa 1991 on.

U.S. Supreme Court Syllabi / Search / Cornell Law School

Search all Supreme Court decisions archived at the Case Western Reserve ftp site ( (It does not, therefore, reach decisions prior to May 1990.) Indexed here are the Court prepared summaries of decisions.

U.S. Supreme Crt. Legal Information Institute Cornell Law U.S. Supreme Crt hypertext

hypertext front-end to recent Supreme Court decisions

U.S. Supreme Ct: Oyez Oyez Oyez: AUDIO arguments + more

Oyez Oyez Oyez: Using RealAudio software, hear oral arguments @ U.S. Supreme Court. Text info on major constitutional cases by the Supreme Court of the United States. Index cases by party, date, or subject.

U.S. Supreme Crt / Selected Historic Decisions


USSC+ U.S. Supreme Court on the Web

U.S. Supreme Court + CD ROM home page: Browse 1995 Term Cases – Search 1967 – 1995 Cases Classic Case of the week Constitutional Law (Mini)Library USSC+ CD-ROM Fact Sheet

U.S. Supreme Crt decisions; 9th Circuit + Oregon via Willamette Law Online

Pending issues before the U.S. Supreme Court listed here, as well as text of opinions.

U.S. Senate Web Site

United State Senate. LOCIS Library of Congress. Federal Laws + statutes. Politicians.

Vera Institute for Justice / New York Legal Aid

New York Legal Aid: many studies + links to legal sites, computerization in law. Richard Zorza, NLADA speaker, major architect.

Westlaw Online – You need a subscription password for most of the law.

Westlaw – Huge subscription legal and commercial database site.

Worker Comp, OSHA, etc. California Department of Industrial Relations –

Worker’s Comp: Conference Calif. Judges: ccwcj4

World Wide Web Virtual Library: Law

MANY law libraries, government sources of law including American Association of Law Libraries Information System-AALLNet

Writ Legal Magazine by Findlaw – current legal topics