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Privacy Organizations & Issues

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) www.aclu.org/privacy
ACLU Safe and Free Project
Anti-terrorism responses of US Govt
www.aclu.org/safefree/index.html
American Library Association (ALA)www.ala.org
www.privacyrevolution.org
Applied Autonomy
Map of Surveillance Cameras in Manhattan, NY
www.appliedautonomy.com/isee.html
Auto-ID RFID product tracking
Micro-chips in consumer products
www.nocards.org/AutoID/overview.shtml
BBB
Accredited Business Seal Program
http://www.bbb.org/online/
Bloggers, a Legal Guide
Includes Workplace Guidelines

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
http://www.eff.org/issues/bloggers
http://www.eff.org/issues/bloggers/legal/labor
Californians Against Telemarketing Solicitation
Robert Arkow
www.stopjunkcalls.com
California Office of Privacy Protection www.privacy.ca.gov
Call for Action www.callforaction.org
Camera Watch SOS 
Carnegie Mellon University
http://privacy.cs.cmu.edu/dataprivacy/
projects/camwatch/index.html
Canadian Privacy Information
BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association http://fipa.bc.ca/home
Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic www.cippic.ca
Industry Canada's PrivacyTown http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/epic/internet/
inoca- bc.nsf/en/ca01304e.html
Information and Privacy Commissioner-Ontario www.ipc.on.ca
http://www.privacybydesign.ca/
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada www.privcom.gc.ca/index_e.asp
Professor Michael Geist, Univ. of Ottawa www.privacyinfo.ca
CAPPS II
Travel screening by US govt
www.hasbrouck.org/articles/
travelprivacy.html

http://hasbrouck.org/blog/archives/
cat_ privacy _ and_travel.html
CASPIAN
Anti-supermarket club cards
www.nocards.org
Center of Digital Democracy www.democraticmedia.org
Center for Public Integrity
DOJ's "confidential" Patriot Act II
www.publicintegrity.org
www.privacy.org/patriot2draft.pdf
www.pbs.org/now/politics/lewis.html
www.epic.org/privacy/terrorism/usapatriot
Chilling Effects Project
John Doe cases, 1st Amendment
www.chillingeffects.org
Citizens' Council on Health Care
Twila Brase
www.cchconline.org
Roger Clarke's Dataveillance and Information Privacy Pages www.anu.edu.au/people/Roger.Clarke/DV
Roger Clarke's Annotated Bibliography www.anu.edu.au/people/Roger.Clarke/
DV/AnnBibl.html
Computers, Freedom & Privacy 2009 conference www.cfp2009.org
Consumer Privacy Guide
Get Netwise and other organizations
www.consumerprivacyguide.org
Consumer Web Watch
Consumers Union
www.consumerwebwatch.org
Consumer World
Edgar Dworsky
www.consumerworld.org
Karen Coyle's Writings on the Net, Privacy and Libraries www.kcoyle.net
CPSR, Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility http://cpsr.org/issues/privacy/
Credit Reports, Free Annually www.annualcreditreport.com
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
Bloggers, a Legal Guide
Includes Workplace Guidelines
www.eff.org
www.eff.org/bloggers
www.eff.org/bloggers/lg/faq-labor.php
American Health Info. Community (AHIC)
Electronic Health Records
www.hhs.gov/healthit/ahic.html
US Dept of Health & Human Services IT page
Electronic Health Records<
http://healthit.hhs.gov/portal/server.pt
Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) www.epic.org
Electronic Privacy Information Center
Online Guide to Practical Privacy Tools
www.epic.org/privacy/tools.html
Fact Squad
Clearinghouse for unbiased info on technical, societal, & legal aspects of our technology age
www.factsquad.org
Fairfax Co. (VA) Privacy Council
Mike Stollenwerk
www.fairfaxcountyprivacycouncil.org
File-Swapping Subpoena Information
For those targeted by RIAA
www.eff.org/IP/P2P/howto-notgetsued.php
Financial Privacy Now
Consumers Union
www.financialprivacynow.org
Free Annual Credit Reports www.annualcreditreport.com
Gene Forum (Oregon) www.geneforum.org
Genetic Alliance www.geneticalliance.org
Genetics & Public Policy Center http://www.dnapolicy.org/
GeneWatch UK www.genewatch.org
Genetics Laws - National Human Genome Research Institute http://www.genome.gov/LegislativeDatabase
John Gilmore lawsuit against US Government
Regarding airline travel ID requirement
www.papersplease.org/gilmore/
www.cryptome.info/freetotravel.htm
Google Watch Daniel Brandt www.google-watch.org
Edward Hasbrouck's
Travel Privacy Blog
http://hasbrouck.org/blog/archives/
cat_privacy_and_travel.html
Health Privacy Project www.healthprivacy.org
Consumers Union & PIRG
ID Theft Model State Law
www.consumersunion.org/pub/core_financial_services/001732.html
ID Theft Site, University of Michigan
http://identityweb.umich.edu
IdentityTheft.org
Mari Frank, Attorney and Privacy Consultant.
Author of From Victim to Victor and Safeguard Your Identity
www.identitytheft.org
Identity Theft Resource Center
Provides information and one-on-one assistance to victims of identity theft
www.idtheftcenter.org
Immunization Registry Opponents (PROVE)
Parents Requesting Open Vaccine Education
www.vaccineinfo.net
International Association of Privacy Professionals www.privacyassociation.org/index.php
IP Justice -- Intellectual Property
Robin Gross
www.ipjustice.org
ISPI Clips - Privacy News Service
Institute for the Study of Privacy Issues (ISPI)
www.PrivacyNews.com
Junkbusters
Jason Catlett
www.junkbusters.com
Junk Faxes
Fighting unsolicited faxes
www.junkfax.org
Meyda Online
J.D. Abolins
www.meydaonline.com
Minnesota's Information Policy Analysis Division
Department of Administration
www.ipad.state.mn.us
Mortgage Fraud Prevention Tips
National Notary Assoc. and FBI
www.nationalnotary.org/about/index.cfm?
Text=aboutPR&newsID=402
Nat'l Health Information Network
(NHIC)
See also Electronic Health Records
www.hhs.gov/healthit
National Workrights Institute www.workrights.org
National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) www.nnedv.org
New Media Rights www.newmediarights.org
Online Fraud Guide (FTC) www.onguardonline.gov
Passport Requirements-
RFID and Biometrics,
Privacy International
www.privacyinternational.org/issues/
terrorism/rpt/icaoletter.pdf

Position statement in opposition: www.privacyinternational.org/issues/
terrorism/rpt/ icaopressrelease.html
Patient Privacy Rights www.patientprivacyrights.org/site/PageServer
Patriot Act reform
ACLU
www.reformthepatriotact.org
People for Internet Responsibility -- PFIR
Nonpartisan network re: Internet development, including privacy issues
www.pfir.org
Phishing
Prevention Tips
www.antiphishing.org
IRG Consumer Blog www.uspirg.org/consumer
PogoWasRight.org www.pogowasright.org
Postal Services Issues www.postalwatch.org
Privacy2000 Web Portal
Privacy Innovation Awards, IAPP
www.privacy2000.org
Privacy Activism www.privacyactivism.org
Privacy and American Business www.pandab.org
Privacy Exchange
Privacy & American Business
www.privacyexchange.org
Privacy Forum
Lauren Weinstein
www.vortex.com/privacy.htm
Privacy Foundation
Privacy Foundation, University of Denver
www.privacyfoundation.org
Privacy International
Simon Davies
www.privacyinternational.org
Privacy Knowledge Base
Legislation and laws in US and Internationally
www.privacyknowledgebase.com
Privacy News, Info & Action
(EPIC & Privacy Intl)
www.privacy.org
Privacy Officers Association
International Association of Privacy Professionals
www.privacyassociation.org
Privacy Place
North Carolina State University
www.theprivacyplace.org
Privacy Revolution
American Library Association
www.privacyrevolution.org
http://www.ala.org/
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
Beth Givens
www.privacyrights.org
Privacy Surveys, Summary & Index
P. Kumaraguru & L. F. Cranor of CMU Summary of A. Westin's 30+ surveys
http://reports-archive.adm.cs.cmu.edu/anon/isri2005/CMU-ISRI-05-138.pdf
Privacytown (Canada) Consumer Privacy Guide www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/oca-bc.nsf/eng/ca01304.html
Private Citizen
Robert Bulmash
www.private-citizen.com
Public Records-->Opponent of public records on the Internet
The Virginia Watchdog -- site of BJ Ostergre
www.thevirginiawatchdog.com
REAL ID Bill in Congress
Opponents' Resources
ACLU, www.realnightmare.org/

EPIC, www.epic.org/privacy/id_card
Unreal-ID, www.unrealid.com
RFID and Biometrics
Passport Requirements
www.privacyinternational.org/issues/terrorism/
rpt/icaoletter.pdf

Position statement in opposition:www.privacyinternational.org/issues/terrorism/
rpt/icaopressrelease.html
RFID Today Blog
Sally Bacchetta
http://rfidtoday.blogspot.com
RFID Viruses and Worms
VU University Amsterdam
www.rfidvirus.org
RFID web site of CASPIAN
Katherine Albrecht
www.spychips.org
RISKS Forum Newsgroup
Dr. Peter G. Neumann
www.csl.sri.com/neumann
Social Networking & Privacy
EPIC
Duncan Work 
http://www.anu.edu.au/people/Roger.Clarke/
DV/ContactPITs.html#Svces

http://journal.planetwork.net/article.php?
lab=work0704
Spam Laws www.spamlaws.com
Federal Trade Commission
Violations to CAN-SPAM Act
www.ftc.gov/opa/2004/07/newspamemail.htm
Spychips
Katherine Albrecht
www.spychips.com/
SpyWare Removal Tools
Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool
Free spyware defender program
www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx
www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx
PC PitStop
Free virus and spyware scans
www.pcpitstop.com
Spybot Software
Free Adware/Privacy Cleaning Software
www.safer-networking.org/index.php
Spyware Removal Utility
Ad-aware by Lavasoft
www.lavasoftusa.com
SpyWare Center http://download.cnet.com/windows/security-software/
http://www.download.com/spyware-center/2001-2023-0.html
SpyWare Resources
Badware Busters
Consumers Union
www.badwarebusters.org
Anti-Spware Coalition
CDT & coalition members
www.antispywarecoalition.org
OnGuard, Online
Federal Trade Commission
www.onguardonline.gov
PC Hell
Spyware Removal Help
www.pchell.com/support/spyware.shtml
SpyChecker
Directory of Spyware Software
www.spychecker.com
SpyWare-Guide
Onine Guide to Spyware Software
www.spywareguide.com
SpywareInfo
Spyware and Hijackware Removal
www.spywareinfo.com
Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spyware
Supermarket Club Cards Opponent -- CASPIAN www.nocards.org
Supermarket Club Cards Opponent -- NoCards www.amadorbooks.com/nocards.htm
Surveillance on Surveillance (SOS)
Camera Watch, Carnegie Mellon University
http://privacy.cs.cmu.edu/dataprivacy/projects/
camwatch/index.html
Swipe
Data and Bar Code Awareness Project
http://turbulence.org/Works/swipe/
Telemarketing--FTC Do Not Call Registry www.donotcall.gov
Terrorist Attack Responses
Responses of Civil Liberties and Privacy Groups to Government Proposals
www.indefenseoffreedom.org
www.eff.orgWiretap Bill Analysis
www.humanrightsfirst.org/index.aspx
www.aclu.org
Terrorist Attack Responses
Possible Fraud Schemes
www.usdoj.gov/criminal/fraud/WTCPent-SpecRpt.htm
Terrorist Attack Responses
Center for Public Integrity, Copy of Patriot Act II
www.privacy.org/patriot2draft.pdf
www.epic.org/privacy/terrorism/usapatriot
Travel Data Privacy
Edward Hasbrouck
www.hasbrouck.org
http://hasbrouck.org/blog/archives/
cat_privacy_and_travel.html
TRUSTe
Web Seal Program
www.truste.org
U.S. PIRG www.pirg.org
Video Surveillance Cameras / ACLU N. Calif. Office
Under the Watchful Eye Report
http://www.aclunc.org
Search for 'Watchful Eye'
Video Surveillance Cameras in NYC
Applied Autonomy
www.appliedautonomy.com/isee.html
Video Surveillance Overview
Privacy International
www.privacyinternational.org/issues/
cctv/index.html
Virginia Watchdog - BJ Ostergren
Opponent of public records on the Internet
www.opcva.com/watchdog
Voter Privacy
California Voter Foundation
www.calvoter.org/issues/votprivacy/index.html
Voter Resources
Project Vote-Smart
www.vote-smart.org
Voting Machines & Verification www.blackboxvoting.org
www.verifiedvoting.org
World Privacy Forum
Pam Dixon
www.worldprivacyforum.org

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Privacy Media

Access Reports
Harry Hammit
www.accessreports.com
Privacy Journal
Robert Ellis Smith
www.privacyjournal.net
Privacy Piracy Radio Show
Mari Frank, Esq., & Lloyd Boshaw
www.kuci.org/privacypiracy
Privacy Times
Evan Hendricks
www.privacytimes.com
US News & World Report
Privacy page
www.usnews.com/Topics/tag/Subject/p/privacy/index.html
Washington Post
Privacy Stories
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/
technology/specials/ privacy/
Washington Post
Robert O'Harrow
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/
business/specials/ privacy/robertoharrow/
Wired News
Privacy Stories
www.wired.com/news/privacy
Yahoo
Privacy pages
http://news.yahoo.com/technology/security

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Privacy Blogs

Consumer Federation of California
Privacy Revolt
http://consumercal.blogspot.com/
The Dunning Letter
Jack Dunning
www.thedunningletter.blogspot.com
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Deep Links-Noteworthy News from Around the Net
www.eff.org/deeplinks
Ephemeral Law Blog
Information Security & Data Privacy
William Morris
http://ephemerallaw.blogspot.com/
numbrX Security Beat
Provides online record & discussion of security breaches
www.numbrx.net
PIPEDA and Canadian Privacy Law
David Fraser, Esq.
http://www.privacylawyer.ca/blog/
Politics of Privacy
Prof. Andreas Busch
University of Oxford, UK
http://politicsofprivacy.blogspot.com
The Practical Nomad
Edward Hasbrouck's Travel and Passenger Screening Blog
www.hasbrouck.org/blog/index.html
Privacy and Security Law Blog
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
www.privsecblog.com
Privacy Spot
Hughes and Luce
www.privacyspot.com
RFID Gazette www.rfidgazette.org/privacy
RFID Today
Sally Bacchetta
http://rfidtoday.blogspot.com
Bruce Schneier's
Web & Blog on Security
www.schneier.com
Ryan Singel's Secondary Screening
Anti-terrorism, Privacy and Data Mining
www.secondaryscreening.net
Concurring Opinions
Daniel Solove, Esq.,
Georgetown University Law School, Assoc. Prof.
www.concurringopinions.com
Michael Zimmer's
Technology Blog
www.michaelzimmer.org

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Privacy Resources in Academia (Universities and Colleges)

 

Anonymity Project
University of Ottawa & collaborators
www.anonequity.org
Assistant Prof. Acquisti
Carnegie Mellon University
www.heinz.cmu.edu/~acquisti/?
economics -privacy.htm
Prof. Colin Bennett
University of Victoria, Political Science Dept.
http://web.uvic.ca/polisci/bennett/
Prof. Andreas Busch
University of Oxford, UK
http://politicsofprivacy.blogspot.com
Camera Watch SOS
Carnegie Mellon University
http://privacy.cs.cmu.edu/dataprivacy/
projects/camwatch/index.html
Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic
University of Ottawa, Canada
www.cippic.ca
Carnegie Mellon University-  
Prof. Mary Culnan
Bentley College
www.bentley.edu
Prof. Michael Geist
University of Ottawa, Canada
www.privacyinfo.ca
Prof. Dorothy Glancy
Santa Clara University School of Law
www.scu.edu/law/FacWebPage/Glancy/
ID Theft, University of Michigan Site http://identityweb.umich.edu
John Marshall Law School
Center for Information Technology and Privacy Law
www.jmls.edu/information.html
Prof. Jerry Kang
University of California Los Angeles
School of Law
www.law.ucla.edu/faculty/kang/
Prof.David Linowes' "Workplace Privacy"
(archival holdings)
University of Illinois
http://www.library.illinois.edu/archives/uasfa/1518033.pdf
Prof. David Lyon
Queen's University, Dept. of Sociology
http://www.queensu.ca/sociology/
Gary Marx
MIT Prof Emeritus of Sociology
web.mit.edu/gtmarx/www/garyhome.html
North Carolina State University
The Privacy Place
www.theprivacyplace.org
Prof. Joy Pritts
Georgetown University Health Policy Institute
http://ihcrp.georgetown.edu/people.html#joy
Prof. Joel Reidenberg
Fordham University School of Law
www.fordham.edu/law/faculty/reidenberg/main.htm
RFID and Privacy
MIT and HID
http://rfidprivacy.mit.edu/access/
RFID Guardian Project
Faculty of Science
Vrije Universiteit
www.rfidguardian.org
Prof. Paul Schwarz
University of California School of Law, Boalt Hall
www.paulschwartz.net
Prof. Daniel Solove
George Washington University Law School
www.law.gwu.edu/facweb/dsolove/
www.danielsolove.com
Prof. Valerie Steeves
University of Ottawa
http://www.socialsciences.uottawa.ca/crm/eng/profdetails.asp?ID=36
Prof. Latanya Sweeney
Carnegie Mellon University
http://privacy.cs.cmu.edu/people/sweeney/
Prof. Peter Swire
Moritz College of Law,
Ohio State University
www.peterswire.net
SSN Usage Policy (Social Security Nos)
University of Illinois
www.ssn.uillinois.edu
SSN Usage Policy
University of Michigan
http://spg.umich.edu/pdf/601.14.pdf
Prof. Jonathan Zittrain
Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard Law School
http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/people/jzittrain

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General Consumer Site Links

About.com Consumer Advocacy/Information consumerinfo.about.com
Banking Laws and Regulations
Federal Reserve Board
www.chicagofed.org/consumer_information/
regulations_that_protect_consumers.cfm
Better Business Bureau
Provides Reports on Companies and a Reverse Phone Number Look Up
http://search.bbb.org
Canadian Consumer Protection Info
Industry Canada
http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/epic/internet/inoca-bc.nsf/en/ca00528e.html
Consumer Action www.consumer-action.org
Consumer Affairs www.consumeraffairs.com
Consumer Federation of California www.consumerfedofca.org
Consumers International
(London)
www.consumersinternational.org
Consumer World
Edgar Dworsky
www.consumerworld.org
Consumers Union www.consumersunion.org
Domain White Pages
Provides Contact Info. for Web Sites Registrants
www.domainwhitepages.com
Domestic Violence Hotlines and Resources
State and National Listings
Feminist Majority Foundation
www.feminist.org/911/crisis.html
Federal Citizen Information Center
2006 Consumer Action Handbook
http://consumeraction.gov/viewpdf.shtml
Federal Citizen Information Center
State and Local Consumer Protection Agencies
www.consumeraction.gov/state.shtml
Federal Citizen Information Center
State Public Utility Regulators
consumeraction.gov/utility.shtml
Foundation for Taxpayer & Consumer Rights www.consumerwatchdog.org
Minnesota's Information Policy Analysis Division
Department of Administration
www.ipad.state.mn.us
National Assoc. of Attorney Generals
State Attorney General Listing
www.naag.org/attorneys_general.php
National Assoc. of Insurance Commissioners
State Insurance Dept. Web Sites
www.naic.org/state_web_map.htm
National Information Center
Locate Banks and its Fed. or State Regulator
(Click Institution Search in Upper Left)
www.ffiec.gov/nicpubweb/nicweb/nichome.aspx
Office of Thrift Supervision
Institution Directory
http://www.ots.treas.gov/?p=InstitutionSearch
OnGuard, Online
Federal Trade Commission
www.onguardonline.gov
Starting Page www.startingpage.com/html/consumer.html
Scamfinderhttp://www.cleveland.com/scamfinder/
Urban Legends Reference Pages www.snopes.com

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Consumer Laws

Laws for All 50 States  
U.S. Code
Legal Information Institute
Federal Laws
www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode
Code of Federal Regulations
Federal Regulations
www.gpoaccess.gov/cfr/index.html
State Statutes and Codes-  
U.S. Supreme Court Decisions www.law.cornell.edu/supct
U.S. Courts of Appeal (9th Circuit) decisions  www.ca9.uscourts.gov/opinions/
California Supreme Court and
Courts of Appeal decisions
www.courtinfo.ca.gov
Cyber-Stalking Laws-
Nat'l Conference of State Legislators
www.ncsl.org/programs/lis/CIP/stalk99.htm
Debt Collection-
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
www.privacyrights.org/fs/fs27plus.htm
Electronic Solicitation of Minors-
Nat'l Conference of State Legislators
www.ncsl.org/programs/lis/kidnet/lureminorlaws.htm
Genetic Laws-
Nat'l Conference of State Legislatures
www.ncsl.org/programs/health/genetics/prt.htm
Identity Theft  
Internet Filtering- (Schools/Libraries)
Nat'l Conference of State Legislators
www.ncsl.org/programs/lis/CIP/filterlaws.htm
Internet Privacy-
Nat'l Conference of State Legislators
www.ncsl.org/programs/lis/privacy/eprivacylaws.htm
Merchant Laws-
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
www.privacyrights.org/fs/fs15plus.htm
Minnesota's Information Policy Analysis Division
Department of Administration
www.ipad.state.mn.us
New Jersey's Credit Freeze Law www.state.nj.us/dobi/creditfreeze.htm
Open Records State Laws
Reporters Comm. for Freedom of the Press
www.rcfp.org/cgi-local/tapping /index.cgi?
function=browse
State Laws
Cornell University Legal Info Institute
www.law.cornell.edu/states/listing.html
Taping Conversations-
Reporters Comm. for Freedom of the Press
www.rcfp.org/taping
Taking Photographs-
Reporters Comm. for Freedom of the Press
www.rcfp.org/photoguide
Laws California-Specific  
Official Site California Laws www.leginfo.ca.gov/calaw.html
CA Dept. of Consumer Affairs' Legal Guide www.dca.ca.gov//publications/legal_guides/index.shtml
CA Tenants Rights www.dca.ca.gov/publications/landlordbook/index.shtml
CA Office of Privacy Protection www.privacy.ca.gov/lawenforcement/laws.htm

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Links to Other Legal and Legislative Resources

Federal Legislation:  
THOMAS site for Federal Legislation thomas.loc.gov/home/thomas.html
U.S. House of Representatives www.house.gov/writerep/
U.S. Senators www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/ senators_cfm.cfm
California Legislation:  
California privacy bills, current legislative session www.privacy.ca.gov/califlegis.htm
Calif. Privacy Laws www.privacy.ca.gov/lawenforcement/laws.htm
Official California Legislative Information www.leginfo.ca.gov
Legislation in Other States:  
National Conference of State Legislators www.ncsl.org
Other Legal Resources:  
California State Bar Assoc.
Attorney Search
www.calbar.ca.gov/state/calbar/calbar_
generic.jsp?cid=10114
National Assoc. of Consumer Advocates (NACA)
Attorney Referral Listing
http://members.naca.net/findanattorney/
National Employment Lawyers Assoc. (NELA)
Attorney Referral Listing, Upper
Left Corner
www.nela.org
State Bar Associations www.palidan.com/statebar.htm

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