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ALTERNATIVE SOURCES OF INFORMATION              (back to MOREHelp.net home page)
                                                                                                                      (see
PowerPoints from 11/19/02 seminar)

A.  How to Request Information From Federal Sources
      1.  Freedom of Information Act Requests (
5 U.S.C. 552)
           and references:
DOJ: Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
                                         and NLRB's
FOIA MANUAL and guides for use
                                         
Public Citizen - FOIA cases
           a.  
Student Press Law Center - FOIA letter generator
           b.  comments and types of records to request,
                 from
Society of Professional Journalists
                          and
How to use the Federal FOI Act            
           c.  
Government Documents Primary Sources - with links to state FOIA/public record access laws
           d.  
FOIA Fees and FOIA fee waivers
      2.  Bankruptcy Court
           a.  
PACER - Public Access to Court Electronic Records - log-in (paid access) to federal district and bankruptcy courts
              
b.  Public Access to Court Electronic Records (individual bankruptcy court links on right side: PACER/ECF/RACER)
 

B.  City and State Sources
      1.  Department of Motor Vehicles -
California - all 50 states DMV's
      2.  Secretary of State
           a.  
California - general, or Business Search - Business Entities California businesses
           b.  click on
State Flags for Secretary of State sites in the United States

C.  Directories and Phone Books

D.  Other Public Records - all 50 states

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This Web page prepared for an 11/19/02 seminar (updated 12/27/16):
"Document Production and Organization for Litigation Paralegals in California"
Presenters were:
Marc V. Lewis, now a paralegal with O'Melveny & Myers
LLP,
and Sara M. Taylor, admitted to the California Bar on July 19, 2004 and the Washington Bar on Sept. 11, 2008

[http://www.sarataylorlaw.com]

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