Handy Links

We would like to provide our visitors with useful links to help them find what they’re looking for on the World Wide Web. Links will open in a new browser window.

Business Resources

usps.com/ncsc/lookup_zip+4.html – US Postal Service Zip Code look up.

www.WhitePages.com – Look up phone numbers and addresses as well as reverse lookups.

www.smallbusiness.com

Criminal Defense

criminaljustice.org – The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) is the preeminent organization in the United States advancing the mission of the nation’s criminal defense lawyers to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crime or other misconduct.

mcdaa.org – The Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys’ Association (MCDAA) was formed (in part) to promote study and research in the field of criminal defense law and the related areas; to disseminate the advance of the knowledge of the law as it relates to the field of criminal defense practice; promote the proper administration of justice; maintain and encourage the integrity, independence and expertise of the defense lawyer in criminal cases, and concern itself with the protection of individual rights and the improvement of criminal law, its practice and procedures.

md-fd.org – Maryland Federal Public Defender is one of more than 50 Federal Defender Organizations throughout the United States, which exist by virtue of the Criminal Justice Act, 18 U.S.C. sec. 3006A, as agencies within the judicial branch of the federal government. Its mission is to provide effective representation to persons charged with federal criminal offenses who have been determined by the court to be indigent and in need of representation

Drunk Driving

ncdd.com – The National College for DUI Defense, Inc. (NCDD) is a professional, non-profit corporation dedicated to the improvement of the criminal defense bar, and to the dissemination of information to the public about DUI Defense Law as a specialty area of law practice.

md-fd.org – Maryland Federal Public Defender is one of more than 50 Federal Defender Organizations throughout the United States, which exist by virtue of the Criminal Justice Act, 18 U.S.C. sec. 3006A, as agencies within the judicial branch of the federal government. Its mission is to provide effective representation to persons charged with federal criminal offenses who have been determined by the court to be indigent and in need of representation.

Family Law

collaborativepractice.com – Collaborative Law is a different way of divorcing that can help you make a healthy, hopeful transition from one stage of your life to the next.  It promotes respect, places the needs of children first and keeps control of the process with the spouses.

Carrollcollaborativelaw.com – The Carroll County Collaborative Practice Group (CCCPG) is a group of attorneys and other professionals who believe that the Collaborative Law process is a viable option for use in resolving family and business disputes without court intervention.

MarylandCollaborativeLaw.com – Collaborative Family Law is an alternative resolution mechanism for family law disputes. Collaborative Family Law encourages open, transparent, mature, and cooperative behaviors.

dhr.state.md.us/csea/open.htm – Maryland Child Support Enforcement Program – [MDHR] Services for any parent or person living in Maryland with custody of a child who needs help to establish a child support or medical support obligation or to collect support payments from the non-custodial parent can apply for child support enforcement services.

mediationworks.com – The mission of Dana Mediation Institute is “to be a value-adding resource for identifying and removing the hidden costs and business risks caused by adversarial practices within organizations.”

Government, Local

baltimorecountymd.gov – Baltimore County Governenment, Towson MD

courts.state.md.us/index.html – Maryland Judiciary and legal community – Maryland Courts System

dpscs.state.md.us – Maryland Department of Public Safety and  Correctional Services

Government, U.S.

house.gov – United States House of Representatives – Congressional information and information about your local Representatives.

senate.gov –  United States Senate – Information and information about your local Representatives.

usps.com – United States Postal Service – many services are offered on line.

Multimedia

http://www.oyez.org/oyez/portlet/directory/ – US Supreme Court Multimedia Database

Organizational

msba.org – The Maryland State Bar Association is a Voluntary, non-profit membership organization comprised of more than 20,000 attorneys and judges. The MSBA monitors judicial and legislative issues, offers legal education opportunities and promotes leadership within the legal profession. The MSBA offers public service programs to ensure the delivery of quality legal services to all citizens and is committed to furthering the efficient administration of justice and equality for all.

Other

http://www.dhmh.state.md.us/adaa/ – Directory of Maryland Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Providers – then “Resource Directory” – enter location and hit search

http://washingtonpost.com/drunkdrivingforum – Drunk Driving Issue Forum – Advertising Supplement to the Washington Post

http://www.hrw.org/reports/1999/maryland/ – Human Rights Watch Report on Children in Maryland Jails

http://www.drunkdrivingdefense.com/pubsarticles/dpsoffic.htm – Get driver’s license records from any state

Publishing, Legal

lawyersweeklyusa.com – Lawyers Weekly USA is an award-winning newspapers and Internet sites are the legal community’s most relied upon source for vital news, opinions, verdicts, settlements, analysis and more.

www.hanfordlaw.com – Hanford Publishing Company is a resource to quickly find the legal opinions to support your arguments in CRIMINAL LAW, FAMILY LAW and DUI cases.

www.micpel.edu -The Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers, Inc. (MICPEL) is the continuing professional education provider for lawyers in Maryland on behalf of its partners: the Maryland State Bar Association, the University of Baltimore School of Law, and the University of Maryland School of Law.

westlaw.com – Westlaw by credit card is a document retrieval service from West. With either a credit card or a Westlaw subscription, you have instant access to an extensive array of materials on Westlaw, including state and federal case law, statutes, and appellate briefs. You can find a document by simply entering a citation, case title, or docket number.

lexis.com – Lexis Use this listing service to search for information about the LexisNexis® family of products and services.

pita.com – Loislaw is a comprehensive, easy-to-use, and affordable online legal research service.  Loislaw offers a wide range of legal content and supporting materials.

Publishing and Book Marketing

lpneumabooks.com – Free information on writing a book, publishing a book, self-publishing a book, ISBN numbers, book editing, book design, book covers, book marketing, book publicity, book promotion, book distribution, and the book trade.

EverythingYouShouldKnow.com It’s everything you should know about publishing, publicity, promotion and Building a Platform, A step-by-step Guide for Authors by Arielle Ford

www.thefourhourworkweek.com Timothy Ferriss delivers a revolutionary guide to luxury lifestyle design

Research, Federal

www.supct.law.cornell.edu/supct/ – Cornell Law School, United States Supreme Court Decisions List

uscode.house.gov – United States Code – The Office of the Law Revision Counsel prepares and publishes the United States Code, which is a consolidation and codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States.

www.law.cornell.edu/rules/fre/overview.html – Cornell Law School, Federal Rules of Evidence

www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/cfr-table-search.html – The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government. It is divided into 50 titles that represent broad areas subject to Federal regulation. Each volume of the CFR is updated once each calendar year and is issued on a quarterly basis.

www.law.emory.edu/4circuit/index.html – Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals opinions from January 1995 to July 2001 are brought to you by the Hugh F. Macmillan Law Library, Emory University School of Law, in cooperation with the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. All cases are in full text on the Web, or can be downloaded. The files to download are located at the end of each case.

www.mdd.uscourts.gov/– United States District court for the District of Maryland

www.nhtsa.dot.gov/ – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) mission is to save lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes

www.ncjrs.org/ – Justice Information Center NCJRS is a federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information (statistical data) to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.

www.usdoj.gov/eoir/biainfo.htm – Board of Immigration Appeals Decisions (BIA or Board) is the highest administrative body for interpreting and applying immigration laws. It is composed of 11 Board Members, including the Chairman and Vice Chairman who share responsibility for Board management. The Board is located at EOIR headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia. Generally, the Board does not conduct courtroom proceedings – it decides appeals by conducting a “paper review” of cases. On rare occasions, however, the Board does hear oral arguments of appealed cases, predominately at headquarters.

Research, Other

Crimelynx.com – Developed in 1996 by Denver-based criminal defense attorney Jeralyn Merritt to give legal practitioners, both experienced and new to the Internet, a solid starting point from which to venture out and gather the information they need without wasting valuable time trying to locate relevant links on their own.  There is a wealth of information out there. While some of it is useful, much of it is either irrelevant to or biased against the interests of the criminal defense community.

 

Research, State

www.courts.state.md.us/opinions.html – Maryland Appellate Court Opinions – Reported opinions appearing on this website may not be the final, official version of the text of Appellate Court opinions/orders. Only the bound volumes of the Maryland Reports and Maryland Appellate Reports contain the final, official texts of the reported opinions of the Maryland Court of Appeals and the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.

http://mlis.state.md.us/cgi-win/web_statutes.exe – Maryland Code – Select the article and enter the section or leave the Section blank for a list of sections for the selected article.

http://198.187.128.12/maryland/lpext.dll?f=templates&fn=fs-main.htm&2.0 – Maryland Rules of Procedure – Note this site is in frames and will not display all information upon entry.  Use the Next button in the lower right corner of the displayed page to view a list of documents or try the search.

www.dsd.state.md.us – [Note links on this site do not open in new window] Division of State Documents – Code of Maryland Regulations – Office of the Secretary of State for the State of Maryland. This site will allow you to view the online versions of the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR), and the Maryland Register.  If you are a state agency, we provide 6 online regulation docket sheets; closing dates for submissions and Regulatory Review and Evaluation Notices; IBR manual and forms.

http://mva.state.md.us/ – Maryland Department of Transportations and Motor Vehicle Administration

www.oah.state.md.us/ – Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings – Many of Maryland’s government agencies regulate certain actions of businesses and citizens and some are involved in determining the rights of citizens. Maryland’s businesses and citizens may not always agree with the actions taken by State government. Maryland law, through the Administrative Procedure Act of the State Government Article, Maryland Annotated Code, provides that contested agency actions may be resolved through an impartial administrative hearing.

www.mdlaw.net– Maryland Law Net offers a variety of law related links and attorney website links.

Self Improvement and Inspiration

discoveryourpersonality.com – Here’s the fast, easy, and confidential way to get career and personality insights  It’s simple: pick the right test for you, view the sample reports, take your test online, and receive a free phone consultation.

beliefnet.com – Whether you’re exploring your own faith or other spiritual traditions, we provide you inspiring devotional tools, access to the best spiritual teachers and clergy in the world, thought-provoking commentary, and a supportive community.

Self Improvement and Inspiration

discoveryourpersonality.com – Here’s the fast, easy, and confidential way to get career and personality insights  It’s simple: pick the right test for you, view the sample reports, take your test online, and receive a free phone consultation.

beliefnet.com – Whether you’re exploring your own faith or other spiritual traditions, we provide you inspiring devotional tools, access to the best spiritual teachers and clergy in the world, thought-provoking commentary, and a supportive community.

Substance Abuse

addictionconnectionsresource.org – Addiction Connections Resource is a resource for all those suffering from the disease of addiction, their families, and the communities that they affect; to reduce substance abuse in Harford County, Cecil County, and the surrounding areas; and to connect with resources within Maryland and throughout the country.

Television and News Sites

courttv.com – Court TV provides a window on the American system of justice through distinctive programming that both informs and entertains.

amw.com – America’s Most Wanted – In 1987, FOX contacted John Walsh about hosting a groundbreaking new reality show designed to track down the country’s most notorious and dangerous fugitives by profiling their cases to a national audience.

wjz.com – CBS Baltimore on WJZ TV Channel 13

Television and News Sites

courttv.com – Court TV provides a window on the American system of justice through distinctive programming that both informs and entertains.

amw.com – America’s Most Wanted – In 1987, FOX contacted John Walsh about hosting a groundbreaking new reality show designed to track down the country’s most notorious and dangerous fugitives by profiling their cases to a national audience.

wjz.com – CBS Baltimore on WJZ TV Channel 13

Web Design and Maintenance

BiznessConcepts.com – Bizness Concepts offers affordable web design for the Independent Business Professional.  They create your website based on your needs.

Worthy Causes

RobertFlorio.com – I have created a fund through The National Transplant Fund.  My art work someday will support me but for now I am selling my artwork and receiving donations from people who want to help me reach my goal.

www.caseycaresfoundation.org – Welcome to the world of the Casey Cares Foundation – where, like a kite soaring against the wind, critically ill children and their families are transcended from their stress and worries into a presence of fun, laughter and happy times. The dedicated and compassionate Casey Cares Foundation staff and volunteers fulfill a much needed niche for young patients, from birth to 18 years old, and their families with personal, ongoing support throughout their treatment and even one year beyond. It is truly the little pleasures in life that can make a big impact on families who must make everyday count.

SpecialOlympics.org – Special Olympics provide year-round sports training and athletic competition to more than 2.25 million people with intellectual disabilities in more than 150 countries.

stjudesranch.org – St. Jude’s Ranch for Children is a non-profit non-sectarian home for abused, abandoned and neglected children of all races and faiths.  They are dedicated to breaking the vicious cycles of abuse and welfare dependency by providing safe home-like environments that ensure unmatched healing services so that each child may achieve his or her full potential.