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While this pearl includes US law in general, my focus is more on California Law and Legislation.
There are many agencies out there to tap for help. Unfortunately your access to these services can depend on where you live.


I will try to keep it by audience (Senior, Disabled, Tribal, General , Research and Referral Agencies)

Bear with me while I overhaul my existing Law Pearl to narrow it down to CA Law. Law Enforcement. DIKE : Greek Goddess of Justice. DIKE (or Dicé) was the goddess of justice, fair judgements and the rights established by custom and law.

DIKE : Greek Goddess of Justice

She was also one of the Horai, goddesses of the seasons, and keepers of the gates of heaven. Her sisters were Eunomia (Good Order, Good Pastures) and Eirene (Peace, Spring). Like her siblings she probably also represented some aspect of the springtime growth. Dike was identified with Dikaiosyne (RIghteousness) and Astraia (the Contellation Virgo). Themis, Dike, Justitia and Lady Justice. The modern image of justice is based on Greco-Roman mythology, but it's not a clear one-to-one correspondence.

Themis, Dike, Justitia and Lady Justice

U.S. courts argue against the placement of any version of the 10 Commandments in courtrooms because it might be a violation of the establishment of a (single) state religion, but the establishment clause is not the only problem with putting up the 10 commandments in federal buildings. There are Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish versions of the 10 Commandments, each substantially different. [See 10 Commandments.] Ma'at, Egyptian Goddess of Justice. Object type: Sculpture Formal Title: The Goddess Maat Creator: Unknown, ancient Egypt Date Created: 1300 B.C.

Ma'at, Egyptian Goddess of Justice

Origin: Tomb of Seti I, 19th Dynasty Current Location: Egyptian Museum in Florence, Italy See, also, Ancient Egyptian Law. Images of Justice (The Goddess) Justice holding her scales and sword is a familiar image.

Images of Justice (The Goddess)

Remember that she is not blind, only wearing a blindfold. I use the version above on my homepage. But there are many different versions of the image of the Goddess of Justice that can be found on the internet, as listed in the links below. To avoid pop-up ads, you may wish to open the links using the right button on your mouse and clicking on 'open new window.' Themis, Goddess of Justice. RWAAG, Themis--> Themis and Her Impact on Greek Art and Culture Advertisement: Buy a Statue of Themis -- "Goddess, Blind Lady of Justice on Marble Base : Perfect for Every Attorney, Lawyer & Judge".

Themis, Goddess of Justice

Did You Know? 18 Legal Medical Marijuana States and DC. Welcome to the Access to Justice Author Community Board. Announcements Check out A2J Author's New YouTube Channel and Follow Us On Twitter A2J Author has debuted our new YouTube Channel!

Welcome to the Access to Justice Author Community Board

The recordings of our monthly A2J Author New User Webinar and bi-monthly Advanced User Forums are now being posted there. Click here to check it out. Also, you can follow A2J Author on Twitter to receive the most up to date information on trainings and the release of A2J Author 5.0. Trial Insider. Trial Insider is dedicated to comprehensive coverage of the trials and decisions of the U.S.

Trial Insider

District Courts in Northern California and the opinions of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Working in San Francisco’s federal courthouse, Pamela MacLean has covered the federal courts in California and appellate courts across the country for more than 25 years. About & Privacy « Judicial Council Watcher. Got an anonymous tip?

About & Privacy « Judicial Council Watcher

Do you have information on a breaking story we may not have covered yet? Do you have a story about fraud, waste, abuse, corruption or the misuse of taxpayer funds? Is there something inaccurate in one of our posts that needs correction? Is there information that was posted that should be removed? Use our totally anonymous, secure, encrypted contact form to tell us about it. Hon. Brian L. McCabe - Ratings, reviews, comments, and information - Gavel Bangers.

Fighting Public and Government Corruption. Dear Badger Flats Gazette visitors: Welcome to our site, vision, and quest to proliferate and defend the rights of the lay person within the American Judicial System.

Fighting Public and Government Corruption

Most Americans will agree that there are serious flaws in our justice system but feel overwhelmed and helpless in how they can possibly change or correct the problem which is known as “the System”. In the same breath, Americans will say, that even with the flaws, we still have the best justice system in the world today and I believe they are correct. Judgepedia. Lifornia Courts - Judicial Council Approves Cost-Cutting in Court Construction. SAN FRANCISCO--The Judicial Council today endorsed a cost-cutting direction for court construction statewide, including the reassessment of 13 projects and further construction budget trimming on 24 projects.

lifornia Courts - Judicial Council Approves Cost-Cutting in Court Construction

The council approved recommendations from the Court Facilities Working Group that are expected to yield significant, long-term savings throughout the $5 billion program. “Today council’s action sets firm direction for continuing with much-needed court improvements in today’s demanding fiscal climate,” said Administrative Presiding Justice Brad R. Lifornia Courts - Law Day 2012. On May 1, students, academia, and representatives from the judicial branch gathered in San Francisco to commemorate Law Day with Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye. This year’s theme, "Realizing the Dream," celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation issued by President Lincoln. The event included presentation of the Chief Justice's Award for Exemplary Service and Leadership to the state's law academies.

See video (14:19) Lifornia Courts - LEP Resources. Translated Materials Translated Judicial Council Forms Bilingual and/or Translated Court websites Effective programs. Gov. Perry, re-meet Lawrence v. Texas. Abortion, LGBT And Immigration Measures Set To Take Effect In 2012. By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Girls seeking abortions in New Hampshire must first tell their parents or a judge, employers in Alabama must verify new workers' U.S. residency, and California students will be the first in the country to receive mandatory lessons about the contributions of gays and lesbians under the set of state laws set to take effect at the start of 2012.

Many laws reflect the nation's concerns over immigration, the cost of government and the best way to protect and benefit young people, including regulations on sports concussions. Alabama, with the country's toughest immigration law, is enacting a key provision requiring all employers who do business with any government entity to use a federal system known as E-Verify to check that all new employees are in the country legally. Learn More. Move to Amend is a coalition of hundreds of organizations and tens of thousands of individuals committed to social and economic justice, ending corporate rule, and building a vibrant democracy that is genuinely accountable to the people, not corporate interests. We call for an amendment to the US Constitution to unequivocally state that inalienable rights belong to human beings only, and that money is not a form of protected free speech under the First Amendment and can be regulated in political campaigns.

The Finest Judges Money Can Buy. After Law School, Associates Learn to Be Lawyers. Microsoft, Starbucks among 70 major organizations supporting challenge of DOMA. Microsoft and Starbucks are among 70 corporations, financial institutions, medical centers, and other major organizations that have signed on to a friend-of-the-court brief in support of a challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). The organizations are, or represent, major employers who argue that DOMA imposes significant administrative costs, and that it harms their ability to attract and retain talent. "Microsoft has joined dozens of corporations, organizations and governments in support of a challenge on constitutionality grounds to the federal Defense of Marriage Act, known as DOMA," the company said in a statement.

70 Major Corporations File Amicus Brief Seeking Overturning Of DOMA. We the People, Not We the Corporations.

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Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund. LIS Lite. Self-Represented Legal. CA Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning. Until Death or Two Years Do Us Part. Resources for Tribal Governments. Indian Affairs. Indian Affairs. Native American Rights Fund, National Indian Law Library. National American Indian Heritage Month – Law Library of Congress. A hundred years later, a trailblazer gets her due. US Government Printing Office - FDsys - Home. Medical Marijuana cultivation and legislation, ordinaces. Law. Law. Law.


  1. kathologist Mar 13 2013
    I have joined a ciyt council sub-committee on med. marijuana cultivation and forfilling the accessibilty to it. We are just starting, and are looking at what other Northern California cities are doing to address this in dense housing areas.
  2. kathologist Sep 27 2012
    One of the more obscure areas is Tribal Law. In Lake County, several Pomo tribes live here (for thousands of years!) and they are adapting to the changing aspects of their needs and enterprise.
  3. kathologist Oct 6 2011
    Just throwing everything in at the moment: self-help; solo/small law libraries; cases; what's going on the the background in the legal field with schools, vendors, etc. My goal is to become a Certifed LDA.