Resources

Useful Legal Links
District of Columbia Bar Association
Maryland State Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Virginia Bar Association
American Bar Association
Commercial Law League of America
Lawyers Weekly USA (legal newspaper)
Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory
Maryland Trial Lawyers Association
National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys
LegalShield

General Federal Links:
Americans with Disabilities Act – General Information http://www.ada.gov/
Department of Justice http://www.usdoj.gov
Department of Labor http://www.dol.gov
Environmental Protection Agency http://www.epa.gov
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission http://www.eeoc.gov/
Food and Drug Administration http://www.fda.gov
Housing and Urban Development http://www.hud.gov/
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/
Occupational Safety and Health Administration http://www.osha.gov/
Securities and Exchange Commission http://www.sec.gov
Small Business Administration http://www.sba.gov
Social Security Administration http://www.ssa.gov
United States Citizen and Immigration Services: http://www.uscis.gov
US National Archives and Records Administration http://www.archives.gov
US Postal Service – Consumer Affairs Office Locator http://www.usps.com/ncsc/locators/find-cam.html
Veterans Affairs http://www.va.gov

General Maryland Links:
Administering Estates in Maryland http://www.registers.state.md.us/html/booklet2001.htm
Archives http://www.msa.md.gov/
Attorney General http://www.oag.state.md.us
Child Support Enforcement: http://www.dhr.state.md.us/csea/index.htm
Child Support Guidelines and Calculator http://www.marylandlawonline.com/cal/MDCSC.html
Commission on Human Relations http://www.mchr.state.md.us/newindex3.htm
Comptroller www.comp.state.md.us
Consumer’s Guide to Health Insurance in Maryland http://www.healthinsuranceinfo.net/md00.html
Dept. Of Housing and Community Development: http://www.dhcd.state.md.us/Website/home/index.aspx
Family Law Forms http://www.courts.state.md.us/family/forms/domrellist.html
Home Improvement Commission http://www.dllr.state.md.us/license/occprof/homeim.html
How To Expunge Records http://www.courts.state.md.us/courtforms/joint/ccdccr72.pdf
Insurance Administration http://www.mdinsurance.state.md.us/
Judiciary http://www.courts.state.md.us/index.html
Local Public Works Departments http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/mdmanual/01glance/html/pwloc.html
Montgomery County landlord/tenant Commission: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/
Motor Vehicle Administration http://www.mva.state.md.us/
Pro Se Court Forms: http://www.courts.state.md.us/courtforms/index.html
Real Estate Commission http://www.dllr.state.md.us/license/occprof/recomm.html
Register of Wills: http://www.registers.state.md.us/
Sex Offender Registry http://www.dpscs.state.md.us/onlineservs/sor/
Small Claims Court Overview http://www.courts.state.md.us/district/forms/civil/dccv01br.html
State Department of Assessment and Taxation http://www.dat.state.md.us/
State Police http://www.mdsp.org/

General District of Columbia Links:
Attorney General http://occ.dc.gov/
Attorney General – Landlord/Tenant http://csed.dc.gov/csed/site/default.asp
Business Resource Center http://brc.dc.gov/
Child Support Calculator http://www.dccourts.gov/childsupport/servlet/csServlet
Citizen Service Requests http://src.dc.gov/ccc /cccCustomerContactInformation.asp
Court Probate Division/ Register of Wills forms: http://www.dccourts.gov/dccourts/superior/probate/forms.jsp
Court Civil Forms http://www.dccourts.gov/dccourts/superior/civil/forms.jsp
Courts http://www.dccourts.gov/dccourts/
Dept. Of Public Works http://dpw.dc.gov/
Dept. of Insurance, Securities, and Banking http://disb.dc.gov/
DMV http://dmv.washingtondc.gov/main.shtm
DMV Point System http://dmv.washingtondc.gov/info/points/violations.shtm
Electronic Taxpayer Service Center http://cfo.dc.gov/etsc
Family Law Forms http://www.dccourts.gov/dccourts/superior/family/forms.jsp
Government Main Page http://www.dc.gov/
Housing Authority http://www.dchousing.org/
Master Business License http://mbl.dc.gov
Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Division http://www.dccourts.gov/dccourts/superior/multi/index.jsp
NET 2000 Tax Calculator http://dcbiz.dc.gov/dmped/cwp/view,a,1367,q,569551.asp
Office on Aging http://dcoa.dc.gov/
Office of Human Rights http://www.ohr.dc.gov/
Rent Control http://dcra.dc.gov/dcra/cwp/
Rental Housing Commission: http://dcra.dc.gov/dcra/cwp/
Metropolitan Transit Authority http://www.wmata.com/

IRS:
Contact the IRS in Maryland http://www.irs.gov/localcontacts/article/0,,id=98284,00.html
How to start a Not-for-Profit Company (requires adobe) http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p557.pdf
IRS on the Internet http://www.irs.gov/
Offers in Compromise http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f656.pdf
Taxpayer Advocate Service http://www.irs.gov/advocate/index.html

Consumer Issues:
DC Attorney General – Consumer Complaints http://occ.dc.gov/occ/cwp/view,a,1223,q,633146.asp
DC Dept. of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs http://dcra.dc.gov/dcra/site/default.asp
DC Area Better Business Bureau http://www.dc.bbb.org/index.html
FDIC – Consumer Protection http://www.fdic.gov/consumers/index.html
Federal Trade Commission Consumer Complaints: https://rn.ftc.gov/pls/dod/wsolcq$.startup?Z_ORG_CODE=PU01
Federal Consumer Information http://www.consumer.gov/
FTC – Fair Debt Collection Info: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/credit/fdc.htm
Hoaxes http://www.lookstoogoodtobetrue.com
Maryland Attorney General – Consumer Complaints http://www.oag.state.md.us/Consumer/complaint.htm
Maryland Attorney General – Home Builder Registration http://www.oag.state.md.us/Homebuilder/index.htm
Maryland Home Improvement Commission http://www.dllr.state.md.us/license/occprof/homeim.html
Maryland Insurance Administration http://www.mdinsurance.state.md.us/
Maryland Dept of Assessments and Taxation http://www.dat.state.md.us/
Maryland Better Business Bureau http://www.baltimore.bbb.org/
National Do Not Call Registry: http://www.ftc.gov/donotcall/
National Credit Union Association http://www.ncua.gov/
Office of Thrift Supervision – Community and Consumer Affairs: http://www.ots.treas.gov/main.cfm?catNumber=5&catParent=0
What you need to know about Identity Theft http://www.consumer.gov/idtheft/

Credit Bureaus:
Equifax: http://www.equifax.com/
Experian: http://www.experian.com/
TransUnion: http://www.transunion.com/index.jsp

Employment/Business:
DC Dept of Employment Services: http://does.dc.gov/does/site/default.asp
DC Office of Workers’ Compensation: http://www.dcworkerscomp.com/dcwc.html
Md. Business Licensing Information System: http://blis.state.md.us/
Md. Dept. of Labor, Licensing and Regulation: http://www.dllr.state.md.us/
Md. Dept. of Labor and Industry Employment Standards Service: http://www.dllr.state.md.us/labor/emps.html
Md. Workers’ Compensation Commission: http://www.wcc.state.md.us/
Social Security Administration: http://www.ssa.gov/
Starting a New Business in Maryland http://www.dat.state.md.us/sdatweb/checklist.html
Unemployment in Maryland http://www.dllr.state.md.us/employment/unemployment.html
Union Terms Definitions http://www.iww.org/organize/glossary.shtml
US Copyright Office http://www.loc.gov/copyright/
US Patents and Trademarks Office: http://www.uspto.gov/
US Office of Personnel Management: http://www.opm.gov/

Misc/General Legal Help:
Calculate Time and Date http://www.timeanddate.com/date/dateadd.html
Child Support Calculators – multiple states http://www.mylawyer.com/familylaw/childsupport/calculations.htm
Credit Counseling Service http://www.cccswdc.org/
General Legal Information http://www.findlaw.com
How to Stop Telemarketers http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/tcpa.html
Kelley Blue Book Guide for Valuing Motor Vehicles http://www.kbb.com/
Legal Links http://www.bankruptcybar.org/links_main.htm
NADA Guide for Valuing Motor Vehicles http://www.nadaguides.com/
Virtual Courthouse http://www.virtualcourthouse.com/