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Litigation generally:
Privilege logs - see
Equal Emp’t Opportunity Comm’n v. BDO USA, L.L.P., --- F.3d ---, 2017 WL 1746035 (5th Cir. May 4, 2017) :

"...the log possesses three types of deficiencies that prevent the court from determining the applicability
of the privilege: (a) entries that are vague and/or incomplete, (b) entries that fail to distinguish between legal advice and business advice, and (c) entries that fail to establish that the communications were made in confidence and that confidentiality was not breached."

Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence: Third Edition (order) - read on-line  - download .pdf file
Guide to the Federal Courts - Court Role and Structure
Federal Rulemaking - links to official current Rules (Civil Procedure, Bankruptcy, etc.)
Guidelines for State Trial Courts Regarding Discovery of Electronically-Stored Information  (.pdf file)
 - Conference of Chief Justices - August 2006
USDC No. California - E-Discovery (ESI) Guidelines [updated Dec 2015]; model Stipulated Order: standard and patent cases

e-Discovery Team
ABA Law Practice Division -  resources for  Records Management/Document Retention 

Daubert Tracker - Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals (92-102), 509 U.S. 579 (1993)
The Trial Practice Tips Blog (last update: Aug. 17, 2015) - see also
Judgment interest rates--federal (current and historical):  FRB: H.15 Release--Selected Interest Rates
CURRENT and historical United States federal judgment rates, from: U.S. District Court - Northern District of Texas
Lawsuits Filed
Hague Conference: International Litigation
HCCH | Status table: current status, re: countries accepting an apostille
HCCH | Simplified charts of signatures and ratifications the Electronic Embassy - the Washington D.C. foreign embassy community

U.S. Postal Service help for an address:
"Address Service Requested" and
"Request for Change of Address...Needed for Service of Legal Process"
       (and see generally: )
And see:
Resources re: service of process
Sources for locating a current address

Reference from Coast to Coast: Jury Instructions UPDATE | - Published on July 27, 2007
By Margi Heinen (in 2014, Manager of Research Services at Sherman and Howard LLC, in Denver, CO)
Jan Bissett (in 2016, Reference Services & Faculty Liaison Coordinator, Wayne State University),
LII: UCC - Locator - links to state statutes that correspond to Articles of the Uniform Commercial Code

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Legal Definitions 
Uniform Acts  - The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws
Links to CRS [Congressional Research Service] reports:
all CRS reports and CRS Report links
An Internet Hotlist of Law Guides Organized by Institution and Law Scout - Browse Resources
Internet Legal Resource Guide - Law, Lawyer, Lawyers, Attorney, Attorneys and Legal Resources

United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (Vienna, 1980) (CISG)
County Law Libraries
Los Angeles County Bar Association Website - MCLE resources, including ethics opinions
Legislative Source Book - The Law Librarians' Society of Washington, D.C. (LLSDC)
GlobalLex - numerous links re: law sources for countries throughout the world

First Amendment Resources and Useful Links

APPELLATE PRACTICE: - First District [California] Appellate Project
Justia Subscriptions :: Justia Law - FREE Daily & Weekly Opinion Summaries for all Federal Appellate and all State Supreme Courts


BANKRUPTCY: LII: Law about...Bankruptcy
Bankruptcy Forms
Insolvency in the United Kingdom - information on companies and persons

FCC Order --junk fax rules effective Aug. 1, 2006
: FCC-06-42A1.pdf
Federal Trade Commission Cases and Proceedings   
Business information sources - companies and people
ACRIS: Online City Register - New York City property registration, business and individual
Compliance Assistance - U.S. federal government sources
Valuation Information (and see here at pp. 284 ff. for appraisal requirements) - Competitive Intelligence - A Selective Resource Guide
IRS Index of Applicable Federal Rates, for convertible notes, etc.
Online Application - Form SS-4, Employer Identification Number (EIN) Financial Dictionary
Types of business entity - Wikipedia
USPTO-recognized forms of non-US business entities:
US TMEP 2016 Appendix D
GAO's April 2006 study--company information collected by the 50 United States 
Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act - 15 USC 7001 at June 30, 2000
Social Security Number Verification
Sales Tax Clearinghouse - rates throughout the United States - The Universal Currency Converter ®
PACIFIC Exchange Rate Service - historical currency exchange rates
Currency Converter - Yahoo! Finance - World Currency Symbols
EuropeBanks.Info - includes account routing information re: wire transfers
SWIFT - BIC Portal - wire transfer bank codes

Building codes - all 50 United States
ICC Online | Codes and Standards
Contractor License Status Check (Contractors State License Board)

Metropolitan Corporate Counsel - Home
Review of Delaware Corporate Decisions and Electronic Discovery Rulings (at Sept. 30, 2010)

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
Criminal justice statistics, one county at a time.
Forensic Examination of Digital Evidence: A Guide for Law Enforcement (April 2004)
USF Zief Law Library. Resources for Criminal Law
International Criminal Court / Cour Pénale Internationale

Disability Law
ADA Home Page -Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act
Financial Aid for Individuals with Disabilities
Career Guidebook for Disabled Students
Resources for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
Support for Students with Down Syndrome
Students with Autism Guidebook
Resource Guide for Students with Cerebral Palsy

EPA: Laws & Regulations
EPA Enforcement and Compliance History Online
National Conference of State Legislatures: Environmental Health Legislation Database
EPA | Science Inventory
DOE Environmental Management (EM)
Marine Casualty and Vessel Data for Researchers (DHS and USCG)
(Canada) Resource Library for the Environment and the Law
European Environmental Law Network
ECOLEX - A gateway to Environmental Law [global links] "WasteLink - Your guide to radioactive waste resources on the Internet"
Environmental Resource Center [US state links]
The National Association of Environmental Professionals
Environmental Law Net
National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE)

ESTATE PLANNING (and non-profits):
Charitable Trusts - California Dept. of Justice - Office of the Attorney General
NY Attorney General's Charities Bureau
Pennsylvania Department of State - Charities 
Board of Equalization: veterans and welfare exempt organizations
Now has more 501(3) info!: Charities & Non-Profits - search IRS site for charitable organizations
Search for IRS Form 990 filings here and at
GuideStar - For Nonprofits and
Charity Navigator [Guidestar and Charity Navigator require free registration]
Fiscal Sponsor Directory : Connecting Community Projects with Fiscal Sponsors
Unclaimed Property Search -California State Controller's Office
Wills Trusts & Estates - Menu
LII: Law about...Estate Planning
Elder Law Answers, Medicaid planning, Medicare, nursing home rights
Aging Parents and Elder Care
California Healthcare Foundation:
nursing home comparisons; and ratings/data sources
          see also
Welcome to CANHR's Nursing Home Guide and Hospital and Nursing Home Profiles
Jason E. Havens' Estate, Charitable and Asset Protection Planning Blog
The Unified Registration Statement
Villareale v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo 2013-74 - IRC Sec. 170(f)(8)(A) requires written acknowledgment for deductibility, $250+

Attorneys *must* supervise paralegals to maintain privilege:
  HPD Laboratories, Inc. d/b/a Global Household Brands v. The Clorox Company [202 F.R.D. 410 (D.N.J. 2001)]
  (case available at and here
Center for Professional Responsibility - American Bar Association
Legal Ethics Opinion Summaries - for Virginia State Bar and ABA
Codes of Ethics Online
ABA: Metadata Ethics Opinions Around the U.S. - Lawyers, Attorneys, Professional Responsibility
ABA: Cloud Computing Ethics Opinions
NEW!: ABA: May 4, 2017 - Security standards for email (and electronic communication generally) (comment) and Formal Opinion 477

AccuWeather Forensic Meteorology

Family Law in the 50 States

HEALTH, with general federal/state law links:
HHS - Office for Civil Rights - HIPAA
HIPAA Privacy Rule and Its Impacts on Research
U.S. Dept. of Commerce: Oct. 23, 2008 - Introductory Resource Guide for Implementing
     the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule

Health Privacy
National Human Genome Research Institute - Policy and Legislation Database
PubMed [formerly MedLine -- for medical-related journal articles and books]
HubMed -- An alternative interface to the PubMed medical literature database
Due diligence: see HHS/HRSA's "Scholarships/Loans"

United States
Executive Office for Immigration Review Virtual Law Library

LII: Law about...Insurance
Best's: Insurance Industry Resources
Insurance guaranty associations (P&C) [as of 8/14/06]: Guaranty_Association_Roster.pdf
State life and health insurance guaranty associations-insolvency information  

National Conference of Insurance Guaranty Funds (NCIGF) - contacts and websites

Conservation and Liquidation Office of California Dept. of Insurance
California Commissioner of Insurance - Precedential Decisions

Former key "inevitable disclosure" case, PEPSICO v. WILLIAM REDMOND (1995) 54 F.3d 1262 -
 overruled in California by: Schlage Lock v. Whyte (2002) 101 Cal.App.4th 1443
Archive of older UDRP dispute decisions, and see for current UDRP dispute decisions
ICANN | List of Approved Dispute Resolution Service Providers
Domain Name Dispute Resolution Service for country code top level domains - ccTLDs
ASIL Electronic Resource Guide International IP Law

NEW!: European Union Commission-The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)
Hague Conference - FAQ : Frequently Asked Questions [and see also FRCP 4 for service of process ex-US ]
EISIL - Electronic Information System for International Law - Home
World Treaty Index

Customary IHL - International Humanitarian Law (maintained by ICRC - Int'l Committee of the Red Cross)
University of Michigan - Directory of Online Government Gazettes (of federal governments world-wide)
GlobalLex - numerous links re: law sources for countries throughout the world
The Official Home of UK Legislation (1267-present)

Employment Eligibility Verification - REQUIRED I-9 Form
USCIS - \How Do I\ Guides for Employers
Natlex database - International Labour Organization site: search labor laws by country, subject
Labor Contracts Database
Employment Law Guide (U.S. Dept. of Labor)
EEOC - data on federal court litigation brought between 1997 and 2006
Workers Compensation - statutes, forms, etc. throughout the United States
How to Conduct a Background Check (Part 2) and How To Conduct a Background Check (Part 1)
United States Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges, Home Page
U.S. Department of Labor - e-Judication (now DOL Appeals)

PARALEGALS - California:
requirements: CA Bus. & Prof. Code §§ 6450-6456 and background
§6450(d) re: legal ethics and other CLE req'd as of 1/1/07]
Paralegal Seminar page (with PowerPoint®s)
"payable at market rates":
Richlin Security Service Co. v. Chertoff [128 S. Ct. 2007 (2008), 472 F. 3d 1370]
and Recovery of Paralegal Fees (earlier cases)

Municipal Codes Library (states/cities throughout the US)
The Center for Regulatory Effectiveness
FOIAdvocates - Freedom of Information Requests/Appeals/Litigation
- Lee v. Delaware, 458 F.3d 194 (3rd Cir., Aug. 16, 2006): FOIA benefits not limited to state's own citizens

First American Title Insurance Company's Underwriting Library

Public Records Online Directory (HOME) links to Assessor and Recorder websites throughout the U.S., and phone numbers

Official IRS Documents - site has weekly Internal Rev. Bulletins and Internal Rev. Procedures
Subscribe to The IRS Guidewire e-Mail List
Find Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Revenue Rulings and Guidance
Income Tax Treaties
Online Application - Form SS-4, Employer Identification Number (EIN)
Villareale v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo 2013-74 - IRC Sec. 170(f)(8)(A) requires written acknowledgment for deductibility, $250+

Registration, Licensing & Insurance FAQs - Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration


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