Resources

 

Anti-Discrimination Groups

 

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee – The ADC web page notes that the non-partisan civil rights group is the largest Arab-American grassroots organization in the U.S. ADC was founded in 1980 by former Sen. James Abourezk with chapters nationwide.

 

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

 

Anti-Defamation League – Fighting anti-Semitism and bigotry here and abroad, the Anti-Defamation League probes the roots of hatred against Jews and serves as a public resource for government media, law enforcement agencies and the public at large.

 

Asian American Justice Center – The Asian American Justice Center (AAJC) works to advance human and civil rights for Asian Americans, and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all. Areas in which the AAJC has been involved include affirmative action, anti-Asian violence prevention, race relations, the census, immigrant rights, immigration, language access, television diversity, and voting rights.

 

Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California – The mission of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California (APALC) is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Pacific Americans, while also creating a more equitable and harmonious society.

 

Asian Law Caucus – Based in San Francisco, ALC is the nation’s oldest Asian Pacific American civil rights legal organization providing legal services, community education, and advocacy assistance to low-income people, with a focus on Asian and Pacific Islander immigrants and refugees. The ALC’s multilingual staff offers services in the areas of civil rights, housing, employment, immigration and naturalization, and the rights of the elderly.

 

California Association of Human Relations Organizations – California Association of Human Relations Organizations is a statewide organization of people and organizations that promotes full acceptance of all persons by conducting activities designed to protect basic human and civil rights, and by creating a climate of respect and inclusion through networks of collaborations that reduce community tension and build intergroup relationships.

 

Educators for Social Responsibility – The mission of Educators for Social Responsibility is to make teaching social responsibility a core practice in education so that young people develop the convictions and skills needed to shape a safe, sustainable, democratic and just world.

 

Facing History and Ourselves National Foundation – Facing History and Ourselves is a national educational and professional development organization whose mission is to engage students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and anti-Semitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry.

 

HateWatch – HateWatch is a web-based educational resource and organization that combats the growing and evolving threat of online bigotry. HateWatch keeps an up-to-date catalog of hate groups that use the web to recruit and organize.

 

Japanese American Citizens League – JACL was founded in 1929 to fight discrimination against people of Japanese ancestry. The organization advances it mission through programs of civil rights, education, leadership, advocacy and redress. It is the largest and one of the oldest Asian Pacific American organizations in the United States.

 

LAMBDA GLBT Communit Services

 

Lambda Legal

 

L.A. Police Watch

 

Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics – LEAP is a national, nonprofit, non-partisan community-based organization founded in 1982 by a cross section of Asian Pacific Americans. LEAP programs include improving cross-cultural and inter-ethnic collaboration and interaction, and increasing public understanding of Asian Pacific concerns and their impact on policy formulation and decision-making at local, regional and national levels.

 

League of United Latin American Citizens – LULAC works to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the United States.

 

Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) – MALDEF is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect and promote the civil rights of the more than 29 million Latinos living in the United States.

 

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People – The principal objective of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure the policy, educational, social and economic equality of minority group citizens of the United States. The NAACP is committed to achievement through non-violence and relies upon the press, the petition, the ballot and the courts, and is persistent in the use of legal and moral persuasion even in the face of overt and violent racial hostility.

 

National Council of La Raza – The National Council of La Raza is a private, nonprofit organization established in 1968 to reduce poverty and improve life opportunities for Hispanic Americans. NCLR conducts policy analysis and advocacy activities in civil rights.

 

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force – The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force serves as the national resource center for grassroots lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender orgainzations that are facing a variety of battles at the state and local level.

 

National Urban League – Founded in 1910, the National Urban League is a nonprofit, community-based organization headquartered in New York City, with 115 affiliates in 34 states and the District of Columbia that works to advance civil rights and social and economic equality for African Americans.

 

National Youth Advocacy Coalition – The mission of the National Youth Advisory Council is to advocate for and with young people who are gay, lesbian, or transgender in an effort to end discrimination against these youth and to ensure their physical and emotional well-being.

 

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays – Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons, their families and friends. PFLAG provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.

 

Southern Poverty Law Center – The Southern Poverty Law Center is an organization that combats hate, intolerance, and discrimination through education and litigation. The center is internationally known for its tolerance education program, its legal victories against white supremacist groups, its tracking of hate groups and its sponsorship of the Civil Rights Memorial.

 

Study Circles Resource Center – The Study Circles Resource Center is dedicated to advancing deliberative democracy and improving the quality of public life in the United States via helping communities organize study circles that give people opportunities to make a difference in their communities.

 

 

Medication Error

 

Institute for Safe Medical Practices
Institute of Medicine Preventing Medication Errors Report
American Society for Pharmacy Law

 

Attorney Organizations

 

The State Bar of California
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Long Beach Bar Association
Lawyers’ Club of Los Angeles
California Women Lawyers
Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
Women Lawyers of Long Beach
California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA)
National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)
National Association of Attorneys General – As the chief legal officers of the states, commonwealths and territories of the United States, the Attorneys General serve as counselors to state government agencies and legislatures, and as representatives of the public interest. Attorneys General occupy the intersection of law and public policy, dealing in diverse areas. This website provides contact information about your Attorney General.

 

Legal Resources

 

U.S. Federal Courts
California State Courts
FindLaw
Lawyers.com
West (formerly West Group)
Westlaw
ADR Services, Inc.
JAMS
Legaldocs – Create and access Legal Documents online
One Legal
Signal Attorney Services, Inc.

 

Business and Finance

 

United States Chamber of Commerce
California Chamber of Commerce

Better Business Bureau

New York Stock Exchange

NASDAQ

 

Government

 

FirstGov
Library of Congress
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
White House
Department of Corporations
Office of Administrative Hearings
Labor Commissioner
EEOC
DFEH
EDD
Food and Drug Administration
California State Board of Pharmacy

 

News / Periodicals

 

New York Times
Newspapers Online
USA Today
Wall Street Journal
LA Times
Long Beach Times
Daily Journal

California Lawyer

 

Other

 

Artcharm.com – web directory
Teonix – web directory
– web directory
Los Angeles Spot – web directory
Nathan Goldberg/Allred, Maroko & Goldberg

Offshore Company Formation

 

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