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  • "The ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty. We work daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Our job is to conserve America's original civic values: the Constitution and the Bill of Rights."
  • Includes information about crime, annual reports, current news, press releases, community outreach programs, a biography of the District Attorney, and contact information.
  • Links to a full-text searchable database of decisions, calendars, official court rules, judicial biographies, jurisdiction and history, and phone directories.
  • Links to related articles.
  • Downloadable ebook.
  • A national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV/AIDS through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.
  • Journal tracks significant new legislation, reports on new court decisions, administrative rulings, and executive actions, and highlights new publications of interest. A publication of the Lesbian and Gay Law Association of Greater New York.
  • Focus is on legal issues affecting lesbians, gay men and bisexuals. Current through 1998.
  • "A national association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, law students, activists, and affiliated lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender legal organizations. NLGLA promotes justice in and through the legal profession for the LGBT community in all its diversity."
  • The Center uses the law in all its forms: getting new laws on the books and enforced litigating ground-breaking cases in state and federal courts all the way to the Supreme Court and educating the public about ways to make the law and public policies work for women and their families. An experienced staff of nearly 50 takes on the issues that cut to the core of women's and girls' lives in education, employment, family economic security, and health -- with special attention given to the needs of low-income women and their families.
  • "The National Women's Law Center has worked since its inception in 1972 to protect and advance the progress of women and girls at work, in school, and in virtually every aspect of their lives. The Center brings to its work extensive subject expertise in the major areas of family economic security, health, employment and education.
  • Provides brief profiles of facilities in all five boroughs. General statistics for the City as a whole are also available.
  • "The Queer Resources Directory has one of the most extensive collection of materials devoted to queer legal issues on the Internet."
  • Founded in 1997, the Bronx Defenders is staffed by more than thirty criminal defense lawyers. Their staff of attorneys, social workers, investigators, administrative support, and community developers is committed to working with their clients, their clients' families, and their communities to address the problems that drive many into the criminal justice system
  • Among the many women's issues covered are education, equality, feminist theory, health, labor and employment, marriage and family, political rights, property laws, housing, prostitution, race and gender, religion, and violence.
  • This site provides "easy-to-understand legal information to women living with or escaping domestic violence."

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