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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). Her opposite number was Adikia (Injustice). 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. 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. 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. 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.

Welcome to the Access to Justice Author Community Board

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. During that time, she’s written on the staffs of United Press International, the National Law Journal and the San Francisco Daily Journal. She’s now a regular contributor to California Lawyer Magazine and Bloomberg News. The goal of Trial Insider is to allow a wider public to access significant federal trials as they happen by providing live coverage. 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. My secure contact form. Hon. Brian L. McCabe - Ratings, reviews, comments, and information - Gavel Bangers.

Fighting Public and Government Corruption. Dear Badger Flats Gazette visitors:

Fighting Public and Government Corruption

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.

lifornia Courts - Law Day 2012

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 Tools for Providing Services to LEP Litigants Multi-lingual glossaries. 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.

Georgia is putting a similar law into effect requiring any business with 500 or more employees to use E-Verify to check the employment eligibility of new hires. 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. 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).

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.

Navigating legislation is a PITA. Unless your research skills and abilities with boolean terms is mastered, it's next to impossible to find relevant information on a specific topic or understand what's going on currently in California State Government. – kathologist

Self-Represented Legal. CA Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning. Until Death or Two Years Do Us Part. Resources for Tribal Governments. Indian Affairs. Home Who We Are AS-IA IEED DEMD. Indian Affairs. Spotlight. Native American Rights Fund, National Indian Law Library. The National Indian Law Library (NILL) of the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) was founded in 1972 as a public law library devoted to federal Indian and tribal law. National American Indian Heritage Month – Law Library of Congress. A hundred years later, a trailblazer gets her due. By Kristina Horton FlahertyStaff Writer. US Government Printing Office - FDsys - Home. Medical Marijuana cultivation and legislation, ordinaces.

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  1. 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.