Represents relatives of those killed in the September II attacks. Informs and educates the American public, elected officials and legislators of issues in America's security. Focuses on the dangers of unsecured borders, visa waiver programs, loose standards for issuing drivers' licenses, and acceptance of matricular cards. Aims to prevent future terrorist attacks and to secure America for generations to come.
Promotes equity for women in higher education; supports discrimination lawsuits against colleges and universities; provides financial support for sex discrimination lawsuits; works to educate the university community about sex discrimination, aims to improve conditions through campus outreach; provides consulting with women on legal strategies, resources and potential lawsuits.
AAUW Outlook (Magazine); Legal Advocacy Fund Update (Newsletter); Mission in Action (Newsletter), periodic.
Individuals including teachers, administrators, researchers, students, and practitioners involved in the professional advancement of the criminal justice system through education. Purposes are: to foster excellence in education and research in the field of criminal justice in institutions of higher education; to encourage understanding and cooperation among those engaged in teaching and research in criminal justice agencies and related fields; to provide a forum for the exchange of information among persons involved with education and research in the criminal justice field; to serve as a clearinghouse for the collection and dissemination of information related to or produced by criminal justice education and/or research programs; to foster the highest ethical and personal standards in criminal justice educational programs as well as in operational agencies and allied fields.
Journal of Criminal Justice Education (Journal), semiannual. Formerly: International Association of Police Professors.
Aims to save the lives and improve the standard of living of crisis victims in Africa. Provides humanitarian and social services. Facilitates and provides legal services on behalf of the victims where necessary and required.
Professionals providing arbitration and mediation services. Promotes the professional advancement of members; seeks to raise awareness of arbitration and services. Makes available arbitration and mediation rules and services to parties wishing to resolve disputes; works with regional affiliate institutes to set standards. Offers educational programs. Formerly: Arbitration and Mediation Institute of Canada. Languages: English; French
Strives to educate the public and community leaders about the impact of racial preferences and quotas on non-minorities. Represents members dedicated to the elimination of prejudice and discrimination. Promotes fair and equal treatment under the law without regard to race, gender or ethnicity.
Provides support services to independent advice centers providing direct access and free services to the public in all areas of welfare law. Promotes the availability of quality advice and represents the interests of independent advice centers nationally. Languages: English
Advice UK Mailing (Bulletin); Manuals. Formerly: Federation of Independent Advice Centers; Federation of Information and Advice Centers.
Works relationally, professionally, and spiritually with people involved in law and related professions. Encourages and enables a global network of skilled advocates committed to religious liberty, human rights, conflict resolution, reconciliation, professional ethics, and the integration of faith and practice. Seeks local partners to take responsibility for their nation or region.
Barristers and trial lawyers. Promotes legal education and reform, and the professional advancement of members. Represents members' professional and economic interests. Monitors judicial developments and makes recommendations regarding legal reform; makes available continuing professional development opportunities to members. Maintains museum. Languages: English.
Envisions a democratic, peaceful, tolerant and just society in which all citizens have equal opportunities to realize their human potential. Undertakes activities that promote peace, justice and a culture of mutual tolerance and respect for human rights in Afghanistan. Languages: Dari.
Promotes a democratic alternative for Afghanistan that opposes violence and extremism and encourages the rebirth of civil society in the country. Envisions a society based on the rule of law, where participation by ordinary citizens, including women, can have an effect.
Geopolitics of an Afghan Settlement (Report); Letters From The South, Policy Statements (Paper); Loya Jirga Focus Group Report (Report); Shamalan Canal Socio-Economic Study (Report); Violations of Human Rights in Afghanistan from the Soviets' Withdrawal to the Rise of the Taliban (Report).
Kimblewick Cottage Prince Albert Rd. West Mersea Colchester C05 8AZ
Geoff Whittaker, Consultant/Advisor
P: 44 1206 383521
Membership is open to all qualified members of the professions associated with giving advice on the subjects of agriculture, environment, farming, forestry and the rural community to students and trainees in those professions and to any others interested in the fields of operation as Council may approve. Promotes the study, knowledge and understanding of the law relating to Agriculture, the Environment, Farming, Forestry and the Rural Community.
Helps incarcerated mothers in the Boston, MA area meet their parental responsibilities by providing them with the necessary information, resources, and support to do so. Furnishes transportation for family visits. Matches each mother with a volunteer in order to provide friendship and advocacy. Helps mothers learn self-help advocacy skills and their legal rights. Offers post-release support and services to mothers making the transition back to the community. Works to make the social services, the prison system, and the public more aware and responsive to incarcerated mothers' needs. Provides information, advice, and technical support to individuals and groups nationwide. Sends speakers to various groups, organizations, and schools in the community and, occasionally, to other states.
50 Carroll Creek Way, Ste. 260 Frederick, MD 21701
Stephen Ingtey, Exec. Dir.
P: (301) 631-2406
F: (301) 631-2466
Aims to support, promote and advance the safe and effective utilization of aircraft by governmental agencies in support of public safety missions through training, networking, advocacy and educational programs.
Air Beat Magazine (Magazine), bi-monthly; ALEA E-Newsletter (Newsletter), monthly.
Seeks to lessen the impact of natural disasters through integration of disaster preparation measures in economic and social development projects. Formulates and administers watershed maintenance, sanitation, and coastal development programs; cooperates with development agencies operating in flood-prone regions; facilitates increased local participation in development and disaster mitigation.
Afat Niva- ran (Newsletter), monthly; JalSanhal (Newsletter), bimonthly; Vipada Nivaran (Newsletter), quarterly. Formerly: Disaster Mitigation Institute.
12190 Perris Blvd., Ste. F-141 Moreno Valley, CA 92557
Michele Orgell, PresVExec. Dir/Founder
F: (909) 924-1882
Promotes harmony among people of different cultures, races, religions, age groups, sexual gender and orientation, and physical and mental abilities. Encourages tolerance through raised consciousness, education and experience. Teaches how to love, respect and build self esteem and individuality.
Strives to stop discrimination and change public policies that discriminate against families and the communities. Eliminates the lifelong punishment resulting from felony convictions and helps overcome and heal the shame associated with being a convicted felon or former prisoner. Advocates for human rights abuses and alternative incarceration for young people and adults.
Promotes the feminist ideals of mutuality and equality among all people. Advances the religious and spiritual practice conducted within and protected by secular government. Supports the prudent use of and conscientious protection of nature and natural resources.
Unarmed volunteers organized to combat crime in New York City; PA; CA; Denver, CO; Florida; Texas; Boston, MA; Portland, OR; Seattle, WA; Phoenix, AZ; Illinois and other major U.S., Canadian, and European cities. Seeks to "provide positive role models for young people". Patrols subways, buses, streets, ferries, and multiple dwellings. Members wear red berets and are selected only upon recommendation of other Angels. Teaches to act in a calm manner and be capable of self-defense if attacked by one or more persons. Angels must undergo three months of physical and legal training. Members make citizens' arrests but their primary impact is one of deterrence; often their presence prevents crimes. Conducts speakers' bureau on crime prevention and self-protection. Maintains museum. Formerly: Magnificent 13; Guardian Angels.
Aims to support women leaders and future women leaders in developing countries. Creates connections between Central Asian women and professionals in developed countries who would like to use their skills to further women's rights. Conducts long distance programs, such as the Armchair Volunteer Programs, in order to maintain the connections between Central Asian women and professionals in developed countries.
Advocates for civil rights, social justice, consumer, and environmental protection. Works to strengthen the progressive community's role in public interest advocacy. Works with and on behalf of its members to safeguard the fairness of the public policy and federal judicial systems. Helps to ensure that the concerns of ordinary Americans, and the voice of the public interest, receive a fair hearing in the nation's legislatures and courts of law. Sponsors summer internship program for undergraduate students or law students interested in public interest law; compiles statistics.
Being a Player: A Guide to the IRS Lobbying Regulations for Advocacy Charities (Book); Liberty and Justice for All: Public Interest Law in the 1980s and Beyond (Book). Absorbed: Judicial Selection Project. Formerly: Council for Public Interest Law.
Promotes and supports the integrity of the legal document assistant (LDA) profession. Fosters continuing legal education and the LDA's commitment to professional responsibility. Aims to generate awareness of the availability of non-attorney legal service providers.
Operates in South Carolina to assist inmates, homeless veterans, individuals and those being families who are at-risk. Provides services in order to help them become responsible and productive citizens. Services include: employment and housing assistance, information and referral, crisis intervention, pre-release and parole counseling, individual and group counseling, life skills instruction, and innovative, supportive, and therapeutic prevention projects. Seeks to stimulate public support for progressive prison programs at the state level and for programs of crime prevention. (Named for the late Rev. Eli Alston Wilkes, Jr., a Methodist minister who founded the private correctional services agency.)
The Alston Wilkes Society Newsletter (Newsletter), 3/year. Formerly: South Carolina Therapeutic Association; Alston Wilkes Society.
Attorneys who practice or have otherwise distinguished themselves in the field of adoption law. Promotes the reform of adoption laws and disseminating information on ethical adoption practices. Offers educational and charitable programs and a speakers' bureau.
Attorneys providing estate planning senices. Fosters excellence in estate planning; promotes successful practice of estate planning. Provides products, services, and technical support to members; serves as a clearinghouse on estate planning; conducts continuing education courses.
Represents board certified attorneys specializing in the field of matrimonial and family law. Seeks to encourage the study, improve the practice, elevate the standards, and advance the cause of matrimonial law in an effort to preserve the welfare of the family and society. Conducts legal institutes. Sponsors advanced mandatory continuing legal education program.
Law professors, agricultural law teachers from agricultural economics departments, government agency representatives, practicing attorneys, and other professionals and students working in agricultural law. Seeks to advance understanding and awareness of agricultural law by facilitating research, instruction, information, extension, practice, and other activities, and to share ideas and information on new developments in agricultural law.
Agricultural Law Review (Journal), annual; Agricultural Law Update (Newsletter), monthly; American Agricultural Law Association Membership Directory (Directory), annual.
4001 Kennett Pike, Ste. 134-146 Wilmington, DE 19807
Carolyn M. Saenz, Pres.
Strives to promote and improve the paralegal profession. Advances the educational and literary standard of the paralegal profession. Fosters, encourages and disseminates information concerning the profession.
Serves as grassroots organization representing Arab- Americans. Seeks to protect the rights of people of Arab descent. Promotes and defends the Arab- American heritage. Serves the needs of the Arab- American community. Works through its Action Network and Media Monitoring Groups to end the stereotyping of Arabs in the media and discrimination against Arab-Americans in employment, education, and politics. Operates ADC Research Institute and conducts internship program for college students. Organizes protests against racist advertisements and other media. Maintains speakers' bureau. Conducts charitable program. Provides resources and information for teachers.
Works to achieve the resolution of disputes through the use of mediation, arbitration, democratic elections, and other voluntary methods. Provides administrative services for arbitrating, mediating, or negotiating disputes and impartial administration of elections. Maintains National Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators for referrals to parties involved in disputes. Conducts skill-building sessions to promote a more complete understanding of conflict resolution processes.
Dispute Resolution Journal (Journal), quarterly; Newsletter, monthly. Formerly: Arbitration Foundation; Arbitration Society of America.
Works to advance the profession of federal, state, county, and city employees involved with enforcement of housing and land use codes. Conducts certification and training programs; disseminates information to the public.
Works for the professional enhancement and growth of registered nurses practicing in the specialty of legal nurse consulting. Acts as the pre-eminent resource for professionals with an interest in the legal nurse consulting arena including novice and veteran legal nurse consultants. Provides networking opportunities, educational advancement, professional development and supports certification through the American Legal Nurse Consultant Certification Board (ALNCCB).
Business Principles for Legal Nurse Consultants (Book); The Journal of Legal Nurse Consulting (Journal), quarterly; Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles and Practice (Book).
Nurse attorneys, nurses in law school, and attorneys in nursing school. Aims to inform the public on matters of nursing, health care and law. Facilitates communication and information sharing between professional groups; establishes an employment network; assists new and potential nurse attorneys; develops the profession; promotes the image of nurse attorneys as experts and consultants in nursing and law. Maintains educational foundation.
Demonstrating Financial Responsibility in Nursing Practice (Brochure); Journal of Nursing Law (Journal), quarterly.
Represents paralegal educators and institutions of higher learning offering paralegal programs. Aims to promote and maintain high standards for paralegal education. Serves as a forum and clearinghouse for information on the professional improvement of paralegal educators and education. Develops guidelines for paralegal education programs in cooperation with the American Bar Association and other institutional and professional associations. Promotes research and offers consultation services to institutions; maintains speakers' bureau.
Journal of Paralegal Education and Practice (Journal), annual.
44 Canal Center Plz., Ste. 400 Alexandria, VA 22314
Geoffrey L. Berman, Pres.
P: (703) 739-0800
F: (703) 739-1060
Attorneys, accountants, and other providers of financial services, lending institutions, credit organizations, consumer groups, federal and state governments, and other interested individuals. Provides a multidisciplinary forum for the exchange of information on bankruptcy and insolvency issues. Fosters dialogue among lawyers, businesspersons, and legislators on current and potential bankruptcy problems. Reviews existing and proposed legislation as it affects bankruptcy and insolvency. Conducts nationally televised panel discussions and research projects; provides information to the public and legislators. Maintains speakers bureau; compiles statistics. Conducts research and educational programs.
ABI Annual Membership Directory (Membership Directory), annual; ABI Journal (Journal), 10/year; ABI Law Review (Journal), semiannual; ABI Update Newsletter (Newsletter); Legislative Updates (Reports).
Attorneys in good standing of the bar of any state. Conducts research and educational projects and activities to: encourage professional improvement; provide public services; improve the administration of civil and criminal justice; increase the availability of legal services to the public. Sponsors Law Day USA. Administers numerous standing and special committees such as Committee on Soviet and East European Law, providing seminars and newsletters. Operates 25 sections, including Criminal Justice, Economics of Law Practice, and Family Law. Sponsors essay competitions. Maintains library.
Administrative Law Review (Journal), quarterly; American Bar Association-Washington Letter (Newsletter), monthly; Antitrust Law Journal (Journal), quarterly; China Law Reporter (Journal), quarterly; The Entertainment and Sports Lawyer (Newsletter), quarterly; Family Advocate (Journal), quarterly; Franchise Law Journal (Journal), quarterly; The Judges' Journal (Journal), quarterly; Jurimetrics: Journal of Law, Science and Technology (Journal), quarterly.
Information clearinghouse that provides attorneys with technical assistance, legal advice, and training in the area of children's legal rights. Disseminates information on foster care, termination of parental rights, child abuse reporting, and other children's legal issues. Seeks to influence legislation affecting children's rights; trains state child welfare agency personnel. Conducts legal research on the evolution of children's rights in the U.S. Operated by the Young Lawyer's Division of the American Bar Association.
Children's Legal Rights Journal (Journal), quarterly. Formerly: National Legal Resource Center for Child Advocacy and Protection.
Supports the work of committees of the American Bar Association involved in the design and implementation of policy in the fields of legal ethics, professional discipline and regulation, professionalism, unauthorized practice of law, and client security funds. Maintains liaison with courts, disciplinary agencies, and advisory committees in each state. Operates reference library on lawyer discipline.
740 15th St. NW, 10th FI. Washington, DC 20005-1019
Jack Hanna, Dir.
P: (202) 662-1500
F: (202) 662-1501
A section of the American Bar Association. Attorneys and law students; judges, law professors, law enforcement and court personnel, and other interested individuals. Seeks to ensure quick, fair, and effective administration of criminal justice; monitors law enforcement procedures and developments in substantive and procedural criminal law. Assists lawyers and prosecutors in developing trial and appellate skills and in solving practice-related problems. Studies legal issues and recommends procedural and statutory improvements in areas such as the definition of crimes, arrest, pretrial release, post conviction procedures, rights of victims and witnesses, juvenile justice, and correction and rehabilitation of offenders. Lobbies federal government on issues of criminal justice on behalf of the ABA; cooperates with government bodies in the drafting of procedural guidelines and standards. Develops briefing materials for the ABA in the area of criminal justice; conducts continuing professional education programs for attorneys. Submits amicus curiae briefs to federal courts on contemporary criminal justice issues.
Criminal Justice (Magazine), quarterly; Criminal Law Outline (Book); Ethical Problems Facing The Criminal Defense Lawyer (Book); The Fourth Amendment Handbook (Book); Practice Under the New Federal Sentencing Guidelines; Protecting Yourself and Your Fee-A Defense Lawyer's Practice Guide in a New Age of Federal Law; Newsletter, 3/year. Formerly: Section of Criminal Law.
Seeks to: further academic excellence through participation by law students in the efforts of the organized bar; achieve awareness and promote the involvement of law students in the solutions of problems confronted in today's changing society; promote professional responsibility. Sponsors nationwide Client Counseling Competition, National Appellate Advocacy Competition, and Negotiation Competition. Conducts seminars and workshops.
Student Lawyer (Magazine), monthly. Formerly: American Law Student Association.
Bar and law foundations affiliated with state, local, national, and Canadian bar associations. Works to help bar foundations develop programs and achieve public interest objectives by providing a medium for the exchange of information. Compiles statistics. Conducts educational programs. Coordinates with the American Bar Association in developing public interest publications.
Bar Foundation Activities Survey (Survey), biennial; NCBF Foundation Forum (Newsletter), quarterly; NCBF Membership Roster and Bylaws (Membership Directory), annual.
740 15th St. NW. 9th FI. Washington, DC 20005-1009
David Moora, Chair
P: (202) 662-1680
F: (202) 662-1683
A section of the American Bar Association. Lawyers, judges, law professors, and other legal professionals and laypersons. Serves as an information clearinghouse on dispute resolution; provides technical sen/ices; coordinates actions of dispute resolution programs worldwide. Conducts workshops at legal conferences; aids law schools in establishing sound dispute resolution curricula. Encourages the participation of state and local bar associations in dispute resolution activities.
Dispute Resolution Magazine (Magazine), quarterly; Dispute Resolution Program Directory 1993 (Directory), annual; Law School Directory (Directory), periodic; Legislative Updates, periodic; Mediation: The Coming of Age; 1989 Federal and State DR Legislative Monograph (Monograph), periodic. Formerly: American Bar Association Committee on the Resolution of Minor Disputes; American Bar Association Special Committee on Dispute Resolution; American Bar Association Standing Committee on Dispute Resolution.
A section of the American Bar Association. Represents lawyers, law students, and other individuals. Concentrates on law and public policy as they relate to civil and constitutional rights, civil liberties, and human rights in the United States and internationally. Supports projects including legal issues in AIDS/HIV and death penalty moratorium.
Human Rights Magazine (Magazine), quarterly; IRR E-Newsletter (Newsletter), quarterly.
Attorneys licensed to practice law in the U.S.; attorneys admitted to the bar in foreign countries; law students. Seeks to advance the rule of law worldwide; assists attorneys in practice involving international issues. Conducts continuing education programs; maintains over 60 committees including International Trade, International Litigation, Corporate Law, Human Rights, and Environmental Law.
International Law News (Newsletter), quarterly; International Lawyer (Journal), quarterly; Leadership Manual (Manual); Section Update E-newsletter (Newsletter), monthly.
Members of the American Bar Association who are under the age of 36 or have been accepted to the bar for 5 years or less. Provides information to lawyers who are beginning their legal careers; assists state bar associations to facilitate public service initiatives.
The Affiliate (Newsletters), bimonthly; Committee Newsletter (Newsletter), periodic; The Young Lawyer (Newsletter), monthly; Membership Directory.
750 N Lake Shore Dr., 4th FI. Chicago, IL 60611-4403
Anita Lee-Bjerke, Contact
P: (312) 988-6500
F: (312) 988-6579
Research and educational organization. Studies the administration of justice; promotes the study of law and sociologic research; conducts research on such topics as the work of lawyers, professionalism, alternative dispute resolution, tort reform, medical malpractice, the courts and judicial administration, and legal education.
Fellows News (Newsletter); Law and Social Inquiry (Journal), quarterly; Researching Law: An ABF Update (Newsletter), quarterly.
Attorneys engaged in the practice of bankruptcy and creditors' rights law. Seeks to improve the quality of bankruptcy and creditors' rights law bars. Develops standards of training, ethics, and practice for members; certifies qualifying attorneys in the fields of business bankruptcy, consumer bankruptcy, and creditors' rights law.
Attorneys. Strives to improve the 'ethical and technical standards of practice in the field of advocacy to the end that individual litigants may receive more effective representation and the general public benefit by more efficient administration of justice consistent with time-tested and traditional principles".
U.S. Highway Rt. 46, Ste. 7 PO Box 10092 Fairfield, NJ 07004
Christopher A. Ferrara, Pres/Chief Counsel
P: (973) 244-9895
F: (973) 244-9897
Represents individuals dedicated to the free legal defense of and the rights of Catholics in America. Seeks to establish the "Social Kingship of Christ", and uphold the Divine prerogatives and moral law. Provides free legal services on behalf of Catholics needing legal defense in matters of faith and con-science.
Asian Pacific Americans and other individuals concerned with discrimination against ethnic groups. Works to combat and prevent racial intolerance. Operates the Asian American Center for Justice. Monitors legislation and law enforcement. Community education of Asian Pacific American history and culture.
Represents individuals and families from all walks of life, all sharing the common goal of preparing themselves, their families, and their communities against natural and manmade disasters. Aims to provide information, tools and resources that empower American Citizens with a comprehensive understanding of reasonable preparedness strategies and techniques; promoting a self-reliant, pro-active approach to protecting themselves, their families and their communities in the event of Nuclear, Biological, Chemical or other manmade and natural disasters. Maintains Speakers' Bureau that organizes speaking opportunities by experts in their fields. Formerly: Association for Community-Wide Protection from Nuclear Attack.
Champions the rights set forth in the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution: freedom of speech, press, assembly, and religion; due process of law and fair trial; equality before the law regardless of race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, political opinion, or religious belief. Conducts activities including litigation, advocacy, and public education. Sponsors litigation projects on topics such as women's rights, gay and lesbian rights, and children's rights.
Established as the tax-exempt arm of the American Civil Liberties Union. Conducts legal defense, research, and public education on behalf of civil liberties including freedom of speech, press, and other First Amendment rights; has litigation projects on topics such as capital punishment, censorship, women's rights, immigration, prisoners' rights, voting rights, and lesbian and gay rights. Provides research and public education projects to enable citizens to know and assert their rights. Seeks funds to protect liberty guaranteed by the Bill of Rights and the Constitution.
Civil Liberties (Newsletter), semiannual. Formerly: Roger Baldwin Foundation of ACLU.
Aims to protect the civil rights of all Americans by pubtidy advantage a Constitutional understanding of the essential rights and freedoms. Monitors and counters organizations that threaten the constitutional rights. Fights against harmful anti-Constitutional ideologies that have taken hold in nation's courts, law schools and bureaucracies.
11350 Random Hills Rd., Ste. 800 Fairfax, VA 22030-6044
Shari Bedker, Exec. Dir.
P: (703) 934-6154
F: (703) 802-0207
Bankruptcy attorneys, judges, and professors united to recognize and honor distinguished bankruptcy professionals in an effort to set standards of achievement in the field. Funds and assists projects that promote quality bankruptcy practice including undergraduate and graduate programs. Conducts research.
College Columns Newsletter (Newsletter), quarterly.
Senior lawyers involved in construction law; membership is limited to lawyers who have demonstrated skill, experience, and high standards of professional and ethical conduct in the practice or in the teaching of construction law. Focuses on excellence in the special practice of construction law. Offers advanced professional educational programs; contributes to solving construction industry legal problems; provides a forum for development and exchange of ideas.
1300 SW 5th Ave., Ste. 2300 Portland, OR 97201-5630
Jeffrey A. Thaler, Pres.
P: (207) 774-1200
F: (207) 774-1127
Represents the interests of lawyers who practice in the field of environmental law. Maintains and improves the ethical practice of environmental law, the administration of justice, and the development of environmental law at both the state and federal level.
2 Woodfield Lake 1100 E Woodfield Rd.. Ste. 520 Schaumburg, IL 60173-5125
Gary I. Bimbaum, Pres.
P: (847) 969-0283
F: (847) 517-7229
Persons who hold degrees in medicine, dentistry, law and nursing. Promotes and advances the field of legal medicine or medical jurisprudence; arranges for meetings with medical, legal, and professional groups and legislative, judicial, and enforcement bodies interested in any province where law and medicine are contiguous; fosters and encourages centers for study and research in the field of legal medicine and publishes materials pertaining to legal medicine.
American College of Legal Medicine- Newsletter (Newsletter), quarterly; Journal of Legal Medicine (Journal), quarterly; Legal Medicine (Book), bimonthly; Legal Medicine Perspectives (Report), bimonthly; Legal Medicine Q&A (Report), bimonthly; Medical Legal Lessons (Report), bimonthly.
Attorneys pradidng real estate law. Promotes adherence to high standards of ethics and practice by members; seeks to advance the real estate law profession. Serves as a clearinghouse on real estate law; facilitates exchange of information among members; addresses legislative and legal reform issues impacting on the practice of real estate law; consults and cooperates with bar associations and government agencies with an interest in real estate law. Produces and distributes educational materials.
750 National Press Bldg. 529 14th St. NW Washington, DC 20045
Penny Alston, Admin. Mgr.
P: (202) 637-3243
F: (202) 331-2714
Dedicated to the study of tax policy and seeks methods for improving the operation and administration of the tax system, epically those aspects that relate to voluntary compliance, professionalism, and ethics in the practice of tax law.
Represents attorneys specializing in probate law. Sends delegates to American Bar Association's Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section; maintains liaison with other organizations involved in probate law. Operates ACTEC Foundation, which makes available grants.
Probate Lawyer (Journal), annual; Journal, quarterly. Formerly: American College of Probate Counsel.
Serves as lobbying organization seeking to mobilize resources of responsible conservative activists across the country and to further the general cause of conservatism. Lobbies and educates in subject areas, such as political activity, foreign and military policy, domestic economic policy, legal policy, social issues, etc. Rates members of congress on important legislation.
Battleline (Newsletter), quarterly; Conservative Battleline (Magazine); In Defense of the West: American Values Under Siege (Book); Ratings of Congress (Booklet), annual. Absorbed: Political Adion Committee of Young Americans for Freedom.
Ensures that the fundamental principles of human dignity, individual rights and liberties, genuine equality and access to justice are in their rightful place in American law. Fosters a progressive vision of the law. Works to strengthen the underpinnings for progressive law and policy in the United States.
Correctional administrators, wardens, superintendents, members of prison and parole boards, probation officers, psychologists, educators, sociologists, and other individuals; institutions and associations involved in the Correctional field. Promotes improved correctional standards, including selection of personnel, care, supervision, education, training, employment, treatment, and post-release adjustment of inmates. Studies causes of crime and juvenile delinquency and methods of crime control and prevention through grants and contracts. Compiles statistics. Conducts research programs and training of Correctional professionals. Offers accreditation of institutions and certification for Correctional executive, manager, supervisor, and officer.
Correctional Compendium (Journal), bimonthly; Juvenile and Adult Correctional Departments, Institutions, Agencies & Probation & Parole Authorities (Directory), annual; National Jail and Adult Detention Diredory (Directory), biennial. Formerly: National Prison Association; American Prison Association.
Seeks to enhance public safety. Provides training to criminal justice officers and offers public safety education and training presentations to the general public. Offers national instructor certifications and department training accreditation programs.
Persons employed in an area concerned with the administration of criminal justice; retirees from a career in criminal justice; persons enrolled in a program of study in this field at a college or university, and persons approved by the Executive Board of Grand Chapter involved in volunteer work directly related to the administration of criminal justice. Dedicated to: furthering the professional standards of criminal justice; fostering assistance and understanding of the problems and objectives of agencies devoted to the administration of criminal justice. Conducts competitive activities.
ACJA/ LAE Newsletter (Newsletter), semiannual; Journal of the American Criminal Justice Association (Journal), annual. Formerly: Lambda Alpha Epsilon.
Represents labor and employment attorneys practicing on the management side. Seeks to encourage and promote the standards of professional competence and responsibility in the field of labor and employment law. Provides a forum for discussion and exchange of information among employment attorneys.
Promotes the fundamental liberty, rights and privileges of families. Assists families and children by providing educational materials, news, support and information on sovereign rights and liberties of families.
Governmental and private law enforcement officers (paid, part-time, or volunteer) united for the prevention of crime and the apprehension of criminals. Offers death benefits and training programs to members and police survivors. Sponsors American Police Academy. Maintains hall of fame. Conducts workshops. Absorbed: National Police and Fire Fighters Association; American Law Enforcement Officers Association; CB Radio Patrol of American Federation of Police. Also Known As: American Police Hall of Fame and Museum. Formerly: United States Federation of Police; American Federation of Police.
Represents attorneys, jurists, and law professors concerned with issues in international, comparative, and foreign law. Maintains non-governmental organization status with the United Nations. Conducts research. Sponsors educational programs, monthly luncheon programs, and International Law Weekend.
American Journal of Comparative Law (Journal), quarterly.
Represents legal videographers in America. Develops skills and acknowledges the qualifications of a properly trained legal video professional. Shares information for the advancement of the profession. Trains professional legal videographers in all aspects of video recording and visual evidence including the final preparation of the evidence.
Advances the development of effective patient representative and advocacy programs in health care institutions. Conducts seminars and workshops.
In The Name of the Patient (Manual), periodic; Managing Patient Expectations: The Art of Finding and Keeping Loyal Patients (Book), periodic; Membership Roster (Directory), annual; Resolving Patient Complaints: A Step-by-Step Guide to Effective Service Recovery (Book), periodic; The Written Word: Guidelines for Responding in Writing to Patient Concerns (Manual), periodic. Formerly: Society of Patient Representatives; National Society of Patient Representatives of the American Hospital Association; National Society of Patient Representation and Consumer Affairs of the American Hospital Association.
Sheriffs, jail administrators, and officers. Works to raise the standards of local adult detention facilities; exchange information on jail management techniques; assure professionalization of jail personnel. Conducts specialized training and education. Administers jail manager and jail officer certification programs.
American Jails (Magazine), bimonthly; Jail and Prison Legal Issues: An Administrator's Guide (Manual), annual. Formerly: National Jail Association; National Jail Managers Association.
Represents individuals dedicated to the advancement of economic understanding of law and related areas of public policy. Fosters the study and practice of law as it pertains to economic matters. Facilitates communication and cooperation among members.
Judges, law teachers, and lawyers. Promotes the clarification and simplification of the law and its better adaptation to social needs by continuing work on the Restatement of the Law, model and uniform codes, and model statutes. Conducts a program of continuing legal education jointly with the American Bar Association called 'ALI-ABA'.
ALI Proceedings of Annual Meetings (Proceedings), annual; ALI Reporter (Newsletter), quarterly.
Develops an awareness of the legal funding industry. Works to establish legal and regulatory frameworks to meet the needs and concerns of all parties interested in legal funding. Establishes and maintains ethical standards and fair business practices within the legal funding industry.
Promotes patriotism and encourages the demonstration of respect and honor among American Muslims in law enforcement. Fosters strong relationships between the American Muslim community, its attendant institutions, and the law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and its territories. Facilitates communication among members.
Aims to achieve through education, information, promotion and an aroused public opinion full United States support for the International Criminal Court and the earliest possible U.S. ratification of the Court's Rome Statute. Provides opportunities to energize the support that the people of the United States have shown for the Court.
Promotes, supports, defends and works to insure freedom, liberty and patriotism in the United States of America. Advocates for nonviolence, civil rights and liberty for people of all races, religions and national origin.
Insurance companies, prepaid legal plan sponsors and administrators, lawyers and law firms, and others interested in prepaid/group legal services. The concept of prepaid legal services is similar to that of health insurance a consumer pays a fixed amount each year or month in exchange for certain (legal) service benefits to be used as and if needed. Acts as a national information and technical assistance resource. Provides information and assistance on regulation and tax status of prepaid and group legal plans. Reviews documents and makes suggestions. Arranges for speakers to participate in educational programs sponsored by other organizations. Con-ducts limited research for members and other groups.
American Prepaid Legal Services Institute-News briefs (Newsletter), monthly; Plan Newsletter (Newsletter); Regulation Reporter (Book), bimonthly; Who's Who in Prepaid Legal Services: The API Membership Directory (Membership Directory), annual.
44 Canal Center Plz., Ste. 110 Alexandria, VA22314
Barbara LaWall, Chair
P: (703) 549-9222
F: (703) 836-3195
Acts as a clearinghouse, providing information and referrals to interested individuals in regard to all areas of criminal justice and on topics such as child abuse, environmental crime prosecution, and narcotics prosecution. Provides research and training in child abuse, environmental crime, drug, and impaired driving prosecution.
Building Bridges (Newsletter), quarterly; Investigation and Prosecution of Child Abuse (Manual); The Silent Witness (Newsletter), quarterly; Update (Newsletter), monthly.
Serves to promote the rule of law and interests of the legal system through public education, offering suggestions on legislation, promoting the judiciary and advocating the rule of law. Offers legal scholarships to students who show exemplary academics and desire to promote the rule of law in American Samoa. Languages: Samoan.
Members are law schools and law-related institutes. Promotes the comparative study of law and the understanding of foreign legal systems and private international law. Supports the American Journal of Comparative Law and other publications concerning comparative, foreign, and private international law; also co-sponsors conferences in these fields. Formerly: American Association for the Comparative Study of Law.
Represents professional and academic criminologists, students of criminology in accredited universities, psychiatrists, psychologists, and sociologists. Develops criminology as a science and academic discipline. Aids in the construction of criminological curricula in accredited universities. Upgrades the practitioner in criminological fields (police, prisons, probation, parole, delinquency workers). Conducts research programs and sponsors three student paper competitions. Provides placement service at annual convention.
Criminology: An Interdisciplinary Journal (Journal), quarterly; Criminology and Public Policy (Journal), quarterly. Absorbed: Association of College Police Training Officials. Formerly: Society for the Advancement of Criminology.
2451 Cumberland Pkwy., Ste. 3382 Atlanta, GA 30339-6157
Patrick Zeller, Chm.
Toll-free: (866) 534-9734
Represents digital forensic examiners, legal professionals, litigation support analysts and managers, law enforcement, and government investigators. Promotes digital forensics and electronic discovery through advocacy, education, research and information. Conducts conferences, training programs and workshops.
Scholars, practitioners, government officials, political scientists, and specialists in subjects. Such as human rights, law of the sea, disarmament and more. Provides access to insight and information on the world of international law.
American Journal of International Law (Journal), quarterly.
765 Commonwealth Ave., Ste. 1634 Boston, MA 02215-1401
Ted Hutchinson, Exec. Dir.
P: (617) 262-4990
F: (617) 437-7596
Physicians, attorneys, health care management executives, nurses, insurance company personnel, members of the judiciary, and others interested in medico legal relations, health law, and ethics. Aims to provide opportunities for continuing education through publications, conferences, and information clearinghouse. Maintains speakers' bureau.
Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics (Journal), quarterly. Formerly: Massachusetts Society of Examining Physicians; Massachusetts Society of Law and Medicine; American Society of Law and Medicine.
3085 Stevenson Dr., Ste. 200 Springfield, IL 62703-427
Nathela Chatara, Exec. Dir.
P: (217) 529-6948
F: (217) 529-9120
Pharmacists, lawyers, and students. Aims are to: further legal knowledge; communicate accurate legal information to pharmacists; foster knowledge and education pertaining to the rights and duties of pharmacists; distribute information of interest to members; provide a forum for exchange of information pertaining to pharmacy law.
Pharma-Law eNews (Bulletins), monthly; Rx Ipsa Loquitur (Newsletter), bimonthly.
Aims to provide medical, legal and emotional support to American survivors of terrorism. Advises survivors on available medical services and benefits. Creates a network for terrorism survivors to interact with each other and with veteran survivors of previous attacks.
Washburn University 1700 SW College Ave. Topeka, KS 66621
Debra Stanley, Pres.
P: (785) 231-1010
F: (785) 231-1028
Serves as an American forum for victimo logists and as the national voice of academidans and practitioners on all topics related to victimology. Provides leadership in the field of victimological education and training. Addresses the needs of victims through research, education and service.
1142 S Diamond Bar Blvd., Ste. 305 Diamond Bar, CA 91765
Gene S. Whitehead, ChmiFounder
Represents politically conservative individuals seeking to defend the U.S. Constitution. Concentrates efforts on the right to keep and bear arms; opposes gun control, including restrictions on semiautomatic weapons. Maintains that "mandatory gun registration precedes confiscation, which infringes upon individual freedom*. Claims that "less than one percent of registered guns are used for illegal purposes, therefore gun control would constitute harassment of 99% of gun owners". Provides information on the right to bear arms. Compiles statistics; operates speakers' bureau. 104 American attorneys in good standing, seeks to improve the administration of civil and criminal justice, and the availability of legal services to the public. Association
Acts as a clearinghouse for state and local groups throughout the country, promoting educational programs pertaining to the law. Encourages members to volunteer their services to legal services programs and to juvenile courts. Cooperates with the organized bar in public service activities and programs such as Law Day and courthouse tours; promotes public service programs such as advocacy for people with disabilities. Compiles statistics. Maintains 15 committees. Formerly: National Lawyers Wines.
1101 Connecticut Ave. NW, Ste. 400 Washington, DC 20036
Sherman Joyce, Pres.
P: (202) 682-1163
F: (202) 682-1022
Membership includes professional groups and businesses, nonprofit and trade associations. Advocates changes in the current tort system, returning fairness, efficiency, and predictability to the civil justice system. Offers advocacy information and public education on legal issues. Maintains speakers' bureau.
Dedicated to serving gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender veterans and active duty personnel, "challenging the discriminatory policies of the Department of Defense," eliminating Uniform code of Military Justice restrictions on private, adult consensual sexual activities, and working on issues of importance to veterans, especially gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender veterans.
The Forward Observer (Newsletter), quarterly. Formerly: Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Veterans of America.
Provides information to members regarding pertinent issues in the field of veterinary medical law. Increases public awareness and understanding of the impact of law on all aspects of veterinary medicine. Facilitates interactions among organizations, regulatory agencies and the courts for the benefit of society.
Represents the interests of community-based youth service programs, including group homes, runaway programs, counseling centers, hotlines, multi-purpose programs, youth employment programs, and delinquency treatment and prevention programs. Acts as an advocate for youth programs; monitors Congress and federal agencies. Coordinates international exchange programs for youth workers.
Youth Today: The Newspaper on Youth Work (Newspaper), monthly.
Seeks to explore the need for effective enforcement of criminal law. Helps police, prosecutors, and the courts promote fairer, more effective administration of criminal law. Serves as a friend of the court, representing the law-abiding public, in cases before the United States Supreme Court or other courts where cases with a bearing on effective criminal law enforcement is being heard. Drafts model legislation and constitutional amendments to aid in effective law enforcement and public protection. States that it is concerned with equal justice for all and will reject support from "advocates of racial bias or other unconstitutional concepts." Maintains Law Enforcement Legal Defense Center that assists police administrators in defense of civil suits alleging police misconduct.
Jail and Prison Law Bulletin (Bulletin), monthly; Law Enforcement Legal Liability Reporter (Bulletin), monthly.
Individuals dedicated to preserving religious, intellectual, and personal freedom, the constitutional principle of separation of church and state, democratic secular public education, reproductive rights, and the Jeffersonian-Madisonian ideal of a pluralistic secular democracy. Counter attacks on church-state separation by sectarian special interests. Maintains speakers' bureau; conducts research programs; engages in litigation.
Voice of Reason (Newsletter), quarterly. Absorbed: Center for Moral Democracy. Formerly: Voice of Reason.
Seeks to educate the American people and expose the influence of global institutions in their lives. Represents the interests of members committed to maintaining America's freedom, independence and sovereignty.
Works to stop animal cruelty and suffering through legislation, administrative agency action and litigation. Offers legal analysis of the difficult and controversial issues relating to animals. Promotes or opposes political candidates and lobbies without restriction for legislation in support of animal welfare.
Seeks to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all citizens alike. Educates Americans about Israel; promotes all citizens alike. Fights bigotry of all kinds; exposes extremist individuals and organizations; builds bridges to better interfaith and intergroup relations; works against anti-Semitism; of understanding between racial, religious, and ethnic groups; educates about Israel; trains educators on counterparts antidemocratic extremism and diversity; champions separation of church and state.
Dimensions (Journal), semiannual; Law Enforcement Bulletin (Bulletin), semiannual. Absorbed: Institute for Democratic Education. Also Known As: Anti Defamation League of B'nai B'rith.
Engages in anti-racist and anti-colonial activities. Promotes freedom, equality, self-determination, and respect for all; opposes white and male supremacy and radst and sexist discrimination in any form.
Turning the Tide: Journal of Anti-Radst Action, Research & Education (Journal), quarterly. Formerly: People Against Racist Terror; Anti-Radst Action/People Against Radst Terror.
Thomas Clarkson House The Stableyard Broomgrove Rd. London SW9 9TL
Aidan McQuade, Dir.
P: 44 20 75018920
F: 44 20 77384110
Aims to eliminate all forms of slavery in the world today. Works to end slavery by exposing current cases of slavery and campaigning for their eradication. Supports the initiatives of local organizations to release people enslaved. Promotes more effective implementation of international laws against slavery and presses governments of countries where there is slavery to develop and implement measures to end it. Languages: English; French.
The Reporter (Newsletter), quarterly. Absorbed: Aborigines' Protection Society. Formerly: British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society; Anti-Slavery and Aborigines' Protection Society; Anti-Slavery Society for the Protection of Human Rights.
Works with the Democratic Party to foster support within the Armenian American community for the Democratic Party and national Democratic office holders. Promotes the election of Armenian American Democrats to political office. Encourages greater participation of Armenian American Democrats at all levels of the public policy process.
Armenian attorneys; interested others. Works to enable attorneys of Armenian heritage to better serve the legal profession and the Armenian community. Provides pro bono services; offers legal education in Armenian communities. Sponsors programs and exchanges to promote democracy and rule of law in the Republic of Armenia.
Named for Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, organization unites individuals in 32 countries to advocate the right to freedom to hold opinions without interference and to receive and disseminate information through any media. Works to eradicate censorship worldwide. Pressures governments for greater freedom of information and expression; encourages improved national and international standards to protect such freedoms. Maintains a network of contacts and correspondents for information exchange regarding censorship. Campaigns on behalf of censorship victims. Conducts research programs. Languages: Arabic; English; French; Spanish.
ARTICLE 19 (Annual Report), annual; Censorship News, periodic; Country Reports (Reports), periodic; World Report on Censorship (Report); XIX Article 19 Newsletter (Newsletter), quarterly.
Aims to sen/e the poorest areas of Haiti. Works to provide education, hot meals, clean drinking water and regular medical treatments to children living in the slums. Addresses issues of poverty and enfranchisement in communities around the world.
Represents artists, activists and industry professionals who create awareness and motivate action for social change. Empowers activists to create and distribute multimedia contents that educate the public about human rights violations and social injustices.
Attorneys, judges, and individuals working in criminal justice or involved in probation supervision. Promotes regional cooperation in the prevention ol crime. Encourages improvement in criminal justice systems and increased cooperation on the part of the public sector. Supports research and field work in the area of crime prevention; collects and disseminates information; organizes symposiums, workshops, and seminars. Conducts training in conjunction with the United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders. Languages: English; Japanese.
1140 Connecticut Ave. NW, Ste. 1200 Washington, DC 20036
Jadnta S. Ma, Deputy Dir.
P: (202) 296-2300
F: (202) 296-2318
Works to advance the human and civil rights of Asian Americans through advocacy, public policy, public education, and litigation. Focuses its work to promote civic engagement, to forge strong and safe communities, and to create an inclusive sodety in communities on a local, regional, and national level. Focuses on the issues about the Asian American community such as: affirmative action, anti-Asian violence prevention/race relations, census, immigrant rights, immigration, language access, and voting rights. Formerly: National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium.
Attorneys, legal workers, and members of the community who seek to employ legal, advocacy, and educational methods to address civil rights issues in Asian American communities. Provides bilingual legal counseling and representation for people who cannot obtain access to legal assistance; areas of concern include immigration, employment, voting rights, racially-motivated violence against Asian Americans, affirmative action and language rights. Litigates cases that have the potential of improving the quality of life in the Asian American community. Monitors and reports on incidents of racial discrimination against Asian Americans. Sponsors training sessions to inform community workers and residents of their rights and benefits before legal problems arise. Conducts student intern program to provide law and undergraduate students with legal experience in a community setting; is supported by foundation and corporate grants, special events, and individuals.
Aims to improve the human rights situation in Pakistan. Addresses critical issues concerning existing discriminatory laws and practices against Pakistani women. Raises public awareness on human rights issues.
SM Tower, 24th FI. 979/69 Paholyothin Rd., Samsen Nai Phayathai 12120
Krasae Chanawongse, Chair
P: 66 2 2980682
F: 66 2 2980012
Civil defense and disaster preparedness; mitigation agencies and organizations. Seeks to improve the capacity of Asian nations to respond to natural disasters through training, technical advisory capacity and information sharing. Facilitates communication and cooperation among members; consults with government agencies responsible for civil defense and disaster preparedness. Languages: English; Thai.
Asian Disaster Preparedness News (Newsletter), quarterly; Thailand Tsunami Rapid Assessment Report (Report); Total Disaster Risk Management Manual (Manual).
People interested in the legal and civil rights of the Asian Pacific American. Strives to promote, advance and represent the legal and civil rights of the Asian and Pacific Islander communities. Litigates cases, provides free legal representation to low-income clients.
Promotes the concepts and development of ombudsmanship in Asia. Encourages and supports the study and research of the institution of the ombudsman. Develops professionalism and sponsors training and education programs for ombudsmen. Facilitates exchange of information and experiences among members. Undertakes various forms of capacity building and knowledge management functions. Languages: English; Nilotic.
1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, Ste. 800 Washington. DC 20036-2717
Lauren K. Robel, Pres.
P: (202) 296-8851
F: (202) 296-8869
Law schools association. Seeks to improve the legal profession through legal education. Interacts for law professors with state and federal government, other legal education and professional associations, and other national higher education and learned society organizations. Compiles statistics; sponsors teacher placement service. Presents professional development programs.
AALS Directory of Law Teachers (Directory), annual; Journal of Legal Education (Journal), quarterly; Placement Bulletin (Newsletter), quarterly.
Law teachers concerned with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender legal issues. Promotes consideration of legal issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity within the Association of American Law Schools; encourages incorporation of lesbian and gay legal issues in law school curricula; advances professional interests of lesbian and gay people in legal education. Compiles statistics on law school policies concerning sexual orientation and gender identity. Formerly: Section on Gay and Lesbian Legal Issues, Association of American Law Schools.
Seeks to maintain intellectual and friendly relations among current and former students and alumni of The Hague Academy of International Law and to develop an "international consciousness*. Languages: English; French.
Hague Yearbook of International Law (Yearbook), annual.
Qualified, independent attorney-mediators. Strives to promote the use of mediation and protects the mediation process. Conducts seminars for attorneys, assists the Judiciary in drafting and implementing local rules and procedures for mediation: submits amicus briefs to the Courts on selected issues involving mediation and monitors legislation concerning the mediation process.
Association of Attorney-Mediators Newsletter (Newsletter).
Organization for black women lawyers. Aims to encourage and enhance the professional development of women of color. Provides information, networking opportunities, mentoring opportunities, and CLE programs.
Professional association for insolvency, business recovery, and turnaround specialists in the UK. Works to promote the best practice for professionals work-ing with financially troubled individuals and businesses. Represents the interest of its members. Provides a forum for debate on key issues fadng the profession. Languages: English; Italian; Spanish.
Recovery (Journal), quarterly; R3 Directory (Directory). Formerly: Society of Practitioners of Insolvency.
Represents and improves the standards of lawyers, experts and other professionals involved in obtaining compensation for the physical, sexual or emotional abuse of children and adults. Provides practical support for professionals and survivors in the field of abuse.
Promotes and advocates for respect of fundamental rights. Defends the rights of the inhabitants of Argentina, espedatiy those who have limited access to justice due to discrimination. Contributes to the strengthening of democratic institutions, with special emphasis on the justice system.
Professionals and organizations involved in continuing legal education including state and local bar associations, law schools, government agencies, and independents. Seeks to improve the quality of public legal services by providing a forum for the exchange of information and ideas; assists members in curriculum development and problem solving. Aims to develop and promote formal positions on issues relevant to the practice of law as it is affected by continuing legal education. Formerly: Assodation of Continuing Legal Education Administrators.
1025 Connecticut Ave. NW, Ste. 200 Washington, DC 20036-5425
J. Alberto Gonzalez Pita, Chm.
P: (202) 293-4103
F: (202) 293-4701
Attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations and other private sector organizations. Promotes the common interests of its members, contributes to their continuing education, seeks to improve understanding of the role of in-house attorneys, and encourages advancements in the standards of corporate legal practice. Formerly: American Corporate Counsel Association.
Individuals and organizations with an interest in criminal justice. Seeks to reverse the convictions of those wrongly convicted of murder. Provides support and legal services to individuals the group believes were wrongly convicted. Languages: English; French.
Wellington House Manby Park Lincolnshire Manby LN11 8UU
Jean Venables, Chief Exec.
F: 44 150 7328097
Flood defense and drainage authorities in England and Wales with associate membership extended to local authorities, manufacturers, suppliers and other bodies interested in flood defense and land drainage. Represents the interests of flood defense and land drainage in consultation with government departments and other national bodies and to provide an advisory service to the membership. Interests are served through Finance and Administration, Technical and Environmental and Publicity Committees. Languages: English.
110 S Fairfax Ave. A11, No. 183 Los Angeles, CA 90036
Mike Camp, Pres.
Aims to advance and promote the entertainment marketing industry. Creates awareness through sponsorship, promotion of outreach, internship, educational scholarship and other programs. Provides industry statistics, economic data and other similar information. Promotes high standards of ethics within the entertainment marketing industry.
Fosters continued professionalism of explosive detection dog handlers and their K-9 partners. Seeks to improve communication, coordination, and accreditation of professional private explosive detection teams. Provides certification to determine the providence and reliability of canine teams in the detection of explosives.
Judges, counselors, family court personnel, attorneys, mediators, researchers, and teachers concerned with the resolution of family disputes as they affect children. Proposes to develop and improve the practice of dispute resolution procedure as a complement to judicial procedures. Aims to strengthen the family unit and minimize family strife by improving the process of marriage, family, and divorce counseling; and to provide an interdisdplinary forum for the exchange of ideas, for the creation of new approaches to child custody matters and solutions to problems of family discord. Collaborates with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, National Judicial College, the National Center for State Courts, the American Bar Association and several universities, law schools, and state organizations responsible for providing ongoing training for attorneys, judges, and family therapists. Conducts research and offers technical assistance and training to courts, legal associations, judicial organizations, and behavioral science professionals.
AFCC Newsletter (Newsletter), quarterly; Family Court Review (Journal), quarterly.
Seeks to improve the legal system in America and 'gain respect for the legal profession by striving to keep attorneys honest." Offers assistance with attorney difficulties, education regarding the legal system, and a quick resolution of legal matters.
Burwood House, 2nd FI. 14-16 Caxton St. London SW1H OQY
John Gray, Sec.
P: 44 20 78731000
F: 44 20 78731000
Independent attorneys. Promotes adherence to high standards of ethics and practice by members. Represents members' professional interests; sponsors continuing professional development courses. Languages: English; French.
Law teachers from higher and further education. Furthers the study, understanding and reform of educational aspects of law and its teaching, and represents members' views on the teaching of law and the general support and encouragement of activities of benefit to law teachers.
Lawyers, social workers, children's guardians, doctors, and others who work with or for children. Offers training, consultation and research, to improve knowledge, furthering best practice, and encouraging inter-agency understanding in work with and for children. Upholds the welfare of children, and raises awareness of children's rights and needs. Languages: English.
75 Tri-State International, Ste. 222 Lincolnshire, IL 60069-4435
Larry C. Smith, Exec. Dir.
P: (847) 267-1252
F: (847) 267-1329
Administrators of private law firms and corporate and governmental law departments. Promotes the exchange of information regarding administration and management problems particular to legal organizations; provides information on the value and availability of professional administrators; improves standards and qualifications; develops continuing education programs; participates in the advancement of legal administration. Offers classified advertising service.
ALA News (Magazine), bi-monthly; ALA News International (Magazine), quarterly; Association of Legal Administrators-Directory (Directory), annual; Legal Management: The Journal of the Association of Legal Administrators (Journal), bimonthly.
Preserves and protects the culture and tradition of the legal system of the Republic of Liberia. Advocates for financial and other material support to train Liberian judges and judicial personnel of the Republic of Liberia. Cooperates and collaborates with other legal and professional organizations and institutions in the United States of America.
Supports efforts in Honduras that promote the interests of the poor in legislative projects. Seeks to increase the democratic participation of churches to practice the Biblical teachings on justice. Publishes journalistic investigations on issues that affect the poor of Honduras.
Woolworth Bldg., Ste. 801 233 Broadway New York, NY 10279-0815
Omar Mohammedi, Pres.
Seeks to assist the Muslim American community's exercise of legal rights through education. Encourages entry of Muslim Americans into the legal profession. Promotes high standards of professionalism, integrity, and honor among members.
Represents lawyers, students, practitioners, Muslims and non-Muslims who work on issues of importance and significance to Muslims. Highlights issues that affect Muslims. Promotes the provision of legal advice and assistance. Protects the legal rights of Muslims and the availability of advice in accordance with Shari'an of Islam.
Represents independent specialty law firms that devote a majority of their practice to patent, trademark and copyright law. Provides expert patent litigation support, portfolio strategy advice and protection against copyright and trademark theft. Strives to ensure excellence in intellectual property law practice.
PMI House, Rm. 10 4-10 Artillery Ln. London E1 7LS
Alastair Meeks, Chm.
Lawyers satisfying certain criteria, specializing in pensions law. Promotes awareness of the importance of the rule of law in the provision of pensions and in regulating and defining the relationships between pension scheme trustees, employers and beneficiaries.
Represents lawyers working on behalf of personal injury victims. Provides accreditation to lawyers specializing in the area of personal injury law. Campaigns for better laws to help people who are injured or ill through no fault of their own.
Acts as the national voice of all police authorities. Influences the national policing agenda on behalf of police authorities and local communities. Promotes awareness of policing needs and the roles and achievements of police authorities.
Professionals in corrections or related fields and others interested in issues concerning adult and juvenile female offenders. Develops and sponsors workshops on the topic of female offenders; facilitates sharing of information about programs and research on female offenders. Has sponsored conference workshops including Providing Services for Women in Jail: Whose Responsibility?; Mothers in Prison; and Education, Training, Employment: Resources for Women Inmates. Conducts educational and research programs and charitable activities. Maintains speakers' bureau; compiles statistics; acts as a clearing-house, fielding and responding to questions from legislators, policymakers, media, academia, authors, and colleagues on a national basis. Formerly: Women's Correctional Association.
Solicitors' firms conducting investment management, usually for private clients. Encourages provision of portfolio investment services by solicitors' firms subject to appropriate expertise and high standards; increases awareness of such firms among the general public; lobbies the government and self- regulatory or professional bodies on behalf of members; provides a forum for the exchange of information and experience.
Administrators of state and federal correctional systems. Promotes the exchange of ideas among directors of correctional systems; encourages the improvement of correctional standards; seeks support for advances in correctional operations; stimulates public interest toward correctional administration; advocates research into correctional management. Furnishes information to members; conducts training sessions. Formerly: Correctional Administrators Association of America.
1221 Connecticut Ave. NW, 2nd FI. Washington, DC 20036
Alexandra Dunn, Exec. Dir.
P: (202) 756-0600
F: (202) 756-0605
Represents administrators of state and interstate governmental agencies legally responsible for prevention, abatement, and control of water pollution. Promotes coordination among state agency programs and those of the Environmental Protection Agency, Congress, and other federal agencies. Conducts research; maintains speakers' bureau.
Focuses on upholding an atheism that is confidently held, morally active and vigorously opposed to religions that are 'politically and socially predatory or harm innocent people'. Provides a voice for human rights within the atheist community and develops a national network of dtizens who seek the sodal and political right to be religion-free. Advocates for religion-free governments that support 'rational moral standards uninfluenced by sectarian dogma".
Seeks to advance equal rights for LGBT partners, parents and their children. Conducts research and works with businesses and policy institutions to develop ideas and policies that foster equal rights for same gender partners and their families.
Level 16,1 Castlereagh St. Sydney, New South Wales 2000
Doug Jones, Pres.
P: 61 2 92231099
F: 61 2 92237053
Supports and facilitates international arbitration. Promotes Sydney and Australia as a venue for international commercial arbitrations. Conducts educational services including seminars and conferences.
Promotes civil liberties for Australian citizens. Investigates arbitrary government actions, invasions of privacy, police conduct, and violations of freedom of speech and freedom of association. Provides advice on citizens' rights; assists in court proceedings; campaigns for law reform, sponsoring research programs in police powers, censorship, and phone tapping. Languages: English.
Big Brother Report (Report), periodic; Your Rights (Pamphlet), annual.
Represents all Australian Federal Police employees under the Workplace Relations Act 1996 and other law enforcement and national security professionals. Aims to improve working conditions of Australian police. Maintains and increases the status of the law enforcement profession. Strives to achieve fair and equitable terms and conditions of service of the members.
Acts as a network for consultation and discussion about areas of interest, concern or common experience by Australian and New Zealand Ombudsman offices. Promotes cooperation and communication between recognized industry, parliamentary and professional Ombudsmen and their offices. Strives to enhance the status and visibility of recognized Ombudsmen and the importance of the profession.
Colorado of Law Bldg. 5, Fellows Rd. Canberran Capital Territory 0200
Andrew Byrnes, Pres.
P: 61 2 61250454
F: 61 2 61250103
Works to promote and develop the discipline of international law; support the teaching of international law; provide forum for academics, government lawyers, NGOs, students and praditioners of international law; increase public awareness and understanding of international law. Works as liaison with other bodies promoting these objectives.
Contributes to the creation of fair and equitable societies, in which the law and its institutions serve society's most vulnerable groups. Aims to realize this objective through field interventions in the judicial sphere in general, and in the area of international legal assistance and legal services in particular. Languages: English; Flemish; French.
Seeks to establish a sound environment and ecological order for all using law as tool. Monitors and pursues the implementation and observance of the existing laws on natural resource and environment management. Advocates for wider participation from both the government and the non-governmental sector in law making and policy planning.
Represents barristers in local government and the public sector. Focuses on the protection and promotion of the professional rights, and interests of barristers employed in local government and public sector by giving advice to barristers seeking a career in the public sector, making representations to the Bar Council and elsewhere relating to training, rights of audience and direct access to counsel and by promoting professional knowledge.
Works to establish respect, dignity and equal rights for adoptees, including the restoration of the right of access to adult adoptees, of government documents pertaining to the adoptee's historical, genetic, and legal identity, including the original birth certificate and adoption decree.
Aims to promote equal rights, especially for women and girls, in society through capacity building, education and advocacy. Addresses the issues of gender- based discrimination and violence. Supports programs to combat gender inequalities through girls' education and life skills.
Members of the legal profession. Encourages legal education and the promotion of jurisprudence. Supports the public rights of access to the courts and the right of representation by members of the Bar before the courts and tribunals. Issues, revokes, and suspends practicing certificates.
Nondenominational evangelical Christian prison ministry reaching inmates nationwide with the love, hope & salvation of Jesus Christ. Believes that even the most hardened of criminals can be touched and changed forever by the power and love of our Lord and Savior. Provides chaplains with Bibles, booklets, tracts, newsletters, audios, and videos to assist them in reaching prisoners with God's Word. Offers counseling and encouragement to those who want to change.
The Graybar Bldg., Ste. 300 420 Lexington Ave. New York, NY 10170
Jennifer Miller, Exec. Dir.
P: (212) 297-6109
F: (212) 986-1952
Aims to empower professionals and organizations in healthcare, life science and biotechnology. Provides programs and services to educate, train and advise on bioethics issues. Works to improve the quality of care for patients and to expand biotechnology, pharmaceutical and environmental sustainability programs.
Canadian businesspeople and professionals of African descent. Seeks to 'address discrimination in business, employment, education, housing, policing, political representation, and immigration." Provides assistance to young adults attempting to enter business or the professions. Serves as a unified voice speaking for members on business and economic issues. Facilitates networking among members; conducts community outreach programs; sponsors social activities. Makes available continuing professional education programs for members. Languages: English; French.
Works to ensure that people of color are afforded their rights under the Constitution by police, especially in urban areas. Specializes in gang violence- prevention, youth violence reduction/intervention, police violence issues, and community empowerment and motivation.
Represents black attorneys specializing in entertainment and sports law. Aims to provide more efficient and effective legal representation to entertainers and athletes. Offers referral system for legal representation and a resource bank for providing information to students, groups, and non-profit and civic organizations involved in the entertainment industry; and serves as an industry watchdog in protecting the rights of individuals within the entertainment community. Maintains hall of fame; conducts research programs.
Annual Conference Proceedings (Proceedings), annual; BESLA Bulletin (Bulletin), quarterly. Formerly: Black Entertainment Lawyers Association.
African Americans employed by law enforcement agencies in the U.S.; others interested in the history of African Americans in U.S. law enforcement. Seeks to educate the public concerning the contributions made by African Americans in the field of law enforcement. Documents the lives and achievements of the first African Americans to participate in law enforcement in the U.S. Develops programs to improve the public image of law enforcement officers; Has established a short-term training program for law enforcement officers. Provides children's services, including the operation of an animal farm. Operates hall of fame. Sponsors competitions; compiles statistics; Law Enforcement Children's Animal Ranch; maintains speakers' bureau.
Participates in the campaign to equalize federal sentences for cocaine offenses. Promotes compassion, racial justice and human rights among African American men. Strives to reduce racial disparity in drug law enforcement.
Provides information and assistance in the efficient and cost-effective resolution of commercial disputes. Assist with writing arbitral clauses and rules. Languages: English; French; Russian.
A Progressive Approach to ADR (Article); Fast Track Alternative to Litigation for the Business Community (Article); Resolving Disputes In The Business World (Article); The Role Of The British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre (Article); What is an Administered Arbitration? (Article).
Charles Clore House 17 Russell Sq. London WC1B 5JP
Robert McCorquodale, Dir.
P: 44 20 78625151
F: 44 20 78625152
Academic, student, practicing lawyers throughout the world. Through its meetings, publications and research and training programmes, it serves to familiarize lawyers with legal systems other than their own (particularly within the EU) and to provide opportunities to contribute by widened experience, comparison and analysis of these systems to the development of national, international and regional law.
Bulletin of International Legal Developments (Bulletin), biweekly; International and Comparative Law, quarterly.
University of Warwick UK Centre for Legal Education Coventry CV4 7AL
Stephen Cooper, Membership Sec.-Treas.
P: 44 24 76523117
F: 44 24 76523290
Law teaching institutions in the United Kingdom and overseas. Promotes the use of technology in legal education. Promotes research; supports the development and distribution of legal software; provides information on technology in legal developments; liaises with other related organizations. Languages: English.
Association of Average Adjusters; British Insurance Brokers Association; The Chamber of Shipping; Institute of London Underwriters; Lloyd's Underwriters Association; Protection and Indemnity Clubs; university law departments, solicitors, barristers and loss adjusters. Promotes uniformity of maritime law (private rather than public). Co-ordinates contributions to international and national maritime legislation and informs members of latest developments in maritime law. Languages: English.
Supports and protects the character, status and interests of the legal profession. Promotes the improvement of the administration of justice in British Virgin Islands. Maintains good relations and understanding between the bar and the public. Advances and improves legal education, the study of jurisprudence, legal literature and law reporting.
Ads as an advocate for good governance in Sierra Leone. Aims to increase citizen participation in governance through advocacy, capacity building and dviceducation. Conduds sdentific research, opinion polls on developmental issues and analysis of policies.
Police chiefs. Promotes increased cooperation among law enforcement bodies throughout Canada. Facilitates communication among members and conduds research and educational programs. Languages: English; French.
Collects and disseminates information on reports of threats to freedom of speech and expression across Canada. Places special emphasis on the 'repressive activities of Human Rights Commissions*. Raises money for thought crimes victims and intervenes in free speech cases. Languages: English.
Promotes excellence in police education in Canada. Languages: English; French.
Canadian Association for the Practical Study of Law in Education (CAPSLE) (L'Association canadienne pour I'etude pratique de la loi dans le systeme educatif) http://www.capste.ca firstname.lastname@example.org
37 Moultrey Crescent Georgetown, ON L7G 4N4
Robert Weir, Pres.
P: (905) 702-1710
F: (905) 873-0662
Lawyers, educators, school board officials, representatives of teachers' federations and support staff, unions, school trustees, principals, and others. Promotes knowledge and understanding of legal issues affecting education in Canada. Assists in professional development of members; encourages research in the field of law in education. Languages: English.
Attorneys. Promotes professional development of members; seeks to advance the practice of law. Facilitates communication and cooperation among members; advocates for legal reform; represents members' professional and economic interests. Languages: English; French.
Canadian Bar Review (Journal), 3/year; CCCA Magazine (Magazine), quarterly; National Magazine (Magazine), 8/year.
Individuals and organizations. Promotes respect for the rights of the individual and the rule of law. Monitors legal and judicial proceedings and publicizes human rights infringements. Languages: English; French.
In-house attorneys employed by private sector companies and crown corporations. Promotes professional advancement of members. Makes available to members education, information, and other services and resources; facilitates communication and cooperation among members. Plans to maintain an information service, resource/precedent library, and database on substantive legal developments of interest to members. Languages: English; French.
Inside Counsel (Newsletter), quarterly; Program Papers (Proceedings), semiannual.
Represents university scholars, government lawyers, practitioners, and students interested in international law. Promotes the study and analysis of international legal issues. Languages: English; French.
Individuals and corporations, partnerships, and other legal entities with an interest in criminal justice and related issues. Promotes professional advancement of members, and the improvement of study and practice in the field of criminal justice. Serves as a clearinghouse on criminal justice and related fields; monitors judicial and legal developments in Canada and other countries. Conduds research and educational programs. Languages: English; French.
Canadian Journal of Criminology (Journal), quarterly; Justice Report (Newsletter), quarterly; Justice Services (Diredory), annual.
Proteds and enhances public health and environmental quality throughout Canada. Advocates for comprehensive laws, standards and policies. Seeks to increase public participation in environmental decision-making. Languages: English.
Works to improve legal and economic policies affecting the environment. Conducts research and disseminates information on current environmental policies. Promotes dialogue among governments, the private sector, and nongovernmental groups. Provides educational programs. Languages: English.
The Citizen's Guide to Biotechnology (Book); Eledricity Competition and Clean Air (Book); Environment on Trial (Book). Formerly: Canadian Environmental Law Research Foundation.
University of Calgary Murray Fraser Hall, Rm. 3353 2500 University Dr. NW Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
J. Owen Saunders, Exec. Dir.
P: (403) 220-3200
F: (403) 282-6182
Promotes research, education, and publication on law relating to Canada's renewable and nonrenewable natural resources. Conduds research and educational programs on topics including the relationship between legal systems, laws, and natural resources, and the development of public policies governing environmental protection and natural resources extraction. Provides advice and assistance to legal and policy-making bodies; gathers and disseminates information on environmental law. Languages: English; French; Russian.
University of Toronto 78 Queen's Park Toronto, ON M5S 2C5
Nadia Gulezko, Contad
P: (416) 978-6767
F: (416) 978-7899
Attorneys and economists. Seeks to advance the study, teaching, and practice of law as it pertains to economic matters. Facilitates communication and cooperation among members; sponsors research and educational programs. Languages: English; French.
Police officers' organizations and police departments. Promotes excellence in the practice of law enforcement; seeks to ensure fairness and efficiency of police operations nationwide. Serves as a clearinghouse on law enforcement; conducts educational programs to raise public awareness of policing and law enforcement issues; represents the economic interests of law enforcement personnel. Languages: English; French.
Express (Magazine), quarterly. Formerly: Canadian Professional Police Association.
Headquarters for the Catholic Central Union of America and National Catholic Women's Union. Promotes Catholic social action, fostered through its periodicals, pamphlets, brochures, and leaflets stressing the Catholic viewpoint in social, economic, religious, intellectual, and political problems affecting contemporary society. Offers mission aid and relief, aid to immigrants, information service, and distribution of Catholic literature to missionaries, institutions, and institutional libraries. Maintains vertical file on 9000 subjects including biography, politics, and religion.
Focuses on transforming lives through reading and writing. Conducts literary workshops in prisons, detention centers, community centers, and schools for at-risk youth. Offers under-served communities the tools to overcome obstacles to learning. Helps participants gain self-knowledge and instill self reliance as they explore issues such as race, culture, addiction, community, and responsibility.
Provides continuing legal and law enforcement education, focusing primarily on continuing education programs for lawyers and management training programs for law enforcement officials. Formerly: Southwestern Legal Foundation.
Represents legal and educational organization dedicated to advancing and protecting 'the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights." Advocates the 'creative use of law" as a positive force for social change. Sponsors the Ella Baker Student Program.
CCR News (Newsletter), semiannual; Jailhouse Lawyer's Handbook (Handbook); Annual Report, annual. Absorbed: National Emergency Civil Liberties Committee. Formerly: Civil Rights Legal Defense Fund; Law Center for Constitutional Rights.
1666 Connecticut Ave. NW Washington, DC 20009-1039
Linda R. Singer, Founder/Pres.
P: (202) 265-9572
F: (202) 332-3951
Seeks to design, implement, and evaluate programs that apply mediation and other dispute resolution techniques to government, interpersonal, community, business, and institutional problems. Manages complaint center and operates service for the mediation of disputes. Offers consulting and training services. Formerly: Center for Correctional Justice; Center for Community Justice.
Promotes a free enterprise approach to global economic justice through expanded capital ownership.
Capital Homesteading for Every Citizen: A Just Free Market Solution for Saving Social Security (Book); Curing World Poverty: The New Role of Property (Book); Toward Economic and Social Justice: The Founding Principles of CESJ (Pamphlet).
1350 Connecticut Ave. NW, Ste. 1100 Washington, DC 20036
Carroll Muffett, Pres./CEO
P: (202) 785-8700
F: (202) 785-8701
Environmental attorneys. Seeks to strengthen national, international, and comparative environmental law and public policy worldwide. Conducts environmental and legal research and provides recommendations to policy makers.
Strives to improve the quality of the judiciary by removing political considerations from the judicial selection process and by ensuring that the process of disciplining and removing judges is effective and meaningful. Educates the public about the importance of the judiciary. Works to document, track, testify at public hearings, and initiate legal action in the public interest to advance the goal of a quality judiciary, free from political influence.
Seeks to reduce society's reliance on the use of incarceration as a solution to soda! problems.
A Preliminary Analysis of Detention Expansion In Alameda County; A Tale of Two Jurisdictions: Youth Crime and Detention Rates in Maryland and the District of Columbia; An Analysis of San Francisco Juvenile Justice Reforms During The Brown Administration; Barriers and Promising Approaches to Workforce and Youth Development for Young Offenders; Drugs and Disparity: The Racial Impact of Illinois' Practice of Transferring Young Drug Offenders to Adult Court; The History of the Presentence Investigation Report (Report); OFF BALANCE: Youth, Race and Crime in the News; Prison Expansion in a Time of Austerity: An Analysis of the Governor's Proposed New Prison in Delano; Reducing Disproportionate Minority Confinement: The Multnomah County Oregon Success Story and its Implications; Restructuring Juvenile Corrections in California (Report); Widening the Net in Juvenile Justice and the Dangers of Prevention and Early Intervention.
Attorneys interested in "fighting for human life and striving for a culture of life in which families may live in faith and freedom." Litigates at state and federal levels to protect all human rights; produces several newsletters. Have speakers available.
Provides training, education, and consultation services to health and legal professionals, health care consumers, and the general public in matters related to health, health care, law, alternative dispute resolution, and ethics. Trains institutional ethics committees to employ alternative forms of dispute resolution in ethics consultations, including mediation and other collaborative facilitation models. Conducts research and educational programs.
A division of Seamen's Church Institute of New York/ New Jersey. Aims to protect, empower, and support merchant seafarers through: researching maritime laws; advocating for national and international structures of legal protection for seafarers; advising individual seafarers and their advocates. Holds international seminars on seafarers' rights issues.
Researches the operation of deterrent processes in criminal law, the relationship of weapons to homicide rates and gun-control measures, administration of justice in juvenile and family courts, prisons, and pretrial settlement conferences.
Provides training and resources to sustain direct action organizing in communities of color in the United States. Provides issue analysis research and leads a national campaign for welfare rights.
CTWO Times (Newsletter), bimonthly; Directory of Church Funding Sources (Directory), periodic; Images of Color: A Guide to Media from and for Asian, Black, Latino, and Native American Communities; Is-sue Pac, quarterly; Surviving America: What You're Entitled to and How to Get it; Third Force, bimonthly.
Provides direct care and rehabilitation services to survivors of politically-motivated torture and their families. Also offers training to health care providers, educators, and social workers; performs torture treatment and human rights research.
Healing the Hurt: A Guide for Developing Services for Torture Survivors (Handbook); New Neighbors, Hid den Scars (Handbook); Resource Manual For Teachers (Manual); Storycloth (Newsletter), quarterly.
Young lawyers with an interest in international law. Promotes increased understanding of developments in international law. Brings together 20-24 young lawyers per year to conduct research and report on specific international law issues. Serves as a clearinghouse on developments in international law. Languages: English; French.
Promotes functional democracy and economic sustainability in Bangladesh. Strives to aid the people of Bangladesh in becoming aware of their rights. Encourages the Bangladesh people to participate in democratic governance.
Hempsons The Exchange Sta. Parade Harrogate HG1 1DY
Catherine Rustomji, Honorary Sec.
P: 44 1634 373253
Solicitors and barristers practicing in the field of charity law, other professionals such as accountants having an interest in the development of charity law, charities and charity trustees. Aims to advance the education of the public in charity law and matters relating thereto and to improve the administration of charities.
Serves as the professional home for all dispute resolvers and a resource centre for those who benefit from cost effective and private dispute resolution. Offers individuals from a variety of sectors, internationally recognised standards of excellence. Languages: Arabic; English; Spanish.
Provides opportunities for children and youth affected by armed conflict and social injustice through education and empowerment. Addresses issues faced by children and youth affected by armed conflict and social injustice in Latin America and the world.
Advocates for the provision of healthcare for all children; opposes child abuse and neglect related to religious belief or cultural tradition; opposes religious exemptions from child health and safety laws.
Children, Medicine, Religion and the Law (Reprint); Cry, the Beloved Children (Booklet). Also Known As: CHILD, Inc..
Works towards equal rights and justice for Asian Americans, women and other people of color. Conducts policy advocacy in the areas of education, employment, hate crimes and affirmative action. Provides direct services for people interested inrton traditional blue collar work where women and people of color have been historically underrepresented.
Represents and promotes the interests of the police K9 and working dogs utilized in law enforcement and other public safety functions. Offers support, guidance, education and training involving the use of police K9's in all areas of law enforcement and public safety. Fosters communication and cooperation to increase technique and standards in the working dog field.
Provides and facilitates Christian anti-defamation legal services, including litigation and supporting services in defense of the rights and interests of Christians under the U.S. Bill of Rights with particular emphasis on the freedom of religion clause of the First Amendment. Advocates for the elimination of defamation of Christians and other religious and ethnic groups, as well as advance proper understanding among all peoples in order to preserve and translate into greater effectiveness the principles of freedom, equality and democracy. Formerly: Christian Anti-Defamation League.
Focuses on electing morality and values-based candidates from the very lowest to the very highest political positions all over the United States of America, who are pro-America first, pro-traditional family, pro-life, pro-Second Amendment, pro-USA sovereignty, pro-constitutional candidates.
The Good News Report (Newsletter), periodic; Have you Been Lied To? (Article).
Citizens interested in defending the Second Amendment; more than 150 members of Congress serve on the advisory board. Conducts educational and political activities, in-depth studies on gun legislation and lobbying activities. Sponsors speakers' bureau; compiles statistics.
Gottlieb-Tartaro Report (Newsletter), monthly; Gun Rights Fact Book An Individual Right (Book); Point Blank (Newsletter), monthly; Politically Correct Guns (Book); Politically Correct Hunting (Book); The Rights of Gun Owners. Absorbed: Firearms Lobby of America. Formerly: National Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms; National Association of Gun and Knife Shows.
Promotes the use of good and clear language by the legal profession. Seeks to avoid archaic, obscure and over elaborate language in legal work. Drafts legal documents in language that is both certain in meaning and easily understandable. Facilitates exchange of ideas and precedents to produce good written and spoken legal language.
Works to enact federal policy to reduce the pollutants from America's coal-fired power plants that cause respiratory death and disease, smog, acid rain and haze. Aims to reduce atmospheric pollution through research, advocacy and private sector collaboration.
Promotes the interests and professional development of clinical teachers. Encourages the expansion and improvement of clinical legal education. Supports clinical research and scholarship. Disseminates information about issues and developments that affeddinical teachers.
Aims to fight the threat of counterfeiting and piracy to the economy, jobs, consumer health and safety. Strives to increase understanding of the negative impad of counterfeiting and piracy. Seeks to find real solutions by working with government, industry, opinion leaders, the media and consumers.
4301 Connedicut Ave. NW, No. 404 Washington, DC 20008-2369
Sharon F. Terry, Chair
P: (202) 966-5557
F: (202) 966-8553
Addresses the concern surrounding the misuse of genetic information tn insurance and employment decisions. Urges Congress to pass comprehensive federal legislation against genetic discrimination. Increases public awareness and understanding of genetic discrimination issues.
Aims to advance intellectual property rights in Russia, Ukraine and other states in the Commonwealth for Independent States (CIS) region. Works with government and businesses to improve IPR laws and enforcement regimes consistent with international standards. Seeks to provide support to members addressing company-specific IP issues in Russia, Ukraine, and other countries of the region.
Advocates for a fair, effective and independent International Criminal Court (ICC). Raises awareness of the ICC at the national, regional and global level. Monitors and supports the work of the Assembly of States Parties. Facilitates involvement and capacity building of NGOs in the ICC process. Provides technical expertise to governments, the ICC, and other institutions.
CICC Bulletin (Bulletin), bimonthly; The Monitor (Journal), semiannual.
Strives to maintain and advance the principles of a free and democratic society. Offers economical assistance to landlords, merchants and residential property owners. Provides a registry of legal counsel. Assists in the acquisition, transfer and foreclosure of real property.
Protects and promotes the interests and rights of airline passengers. Advocates for laws, regulations and policies that will give the flying public a legal voice. Seeks to educate and inform the public with resped to laws and policies affeding passengers on commerdal airlines in the United States.
341-11 S College Rd. PMB 2053 Wilmington, NC 28403
Barbara Nicely, Exec. Dir.
P: (910) 799-9357
F: (910) 799-9357
Works to strengthen the tifesaving capabilities of tactical medical responders. Provides scholarship funding to advance the tactical medical skills of military and civilian medical responders. Promotes the adoption by the civilian sector of TCCC (Tactical Combat Casualty Care) lifesaving techniques.
Strives to make the public aware of the full advantage of the ISO AMT legislation, a legislative initiative that remedied the Incentive Stock Option Alternative Minimum (ISO AMT) crisis. Disseminates information about the key points that the public needs to know in order to benefit from the ISO AMR legislation. Ensures that ISO AMT relief is extended to all families at all income levels.
Seeks to make business people aware of changes to the law, and to make lawmakers aware ol the changing business environment. Provides extensive program of ongoing education for those involved with law and business. Coordinates the Leading Edge Seminar Series and other events.
Represents lawyers and other professionals engaged in bankruptcy and other commercial law areas; commercial collection agencies; law list publishers. Elevates the standards and improve the practice of commercial law. Promotes uniformity of legislation in matters affecting commercial law. Conducts educational programs on legal topics and issues of public interest at regional and national meetings. Maintains speakers' bureau and over 40 special and standing committees covering areas of commercial law including Bankruptcy and Uniform Commercial Code.
Commercial Law Bulletin (Magazine), bimonthly; Member Roster (Membership Directory), annual.
Aims to administer an accreditation program by which law enforcement agencies at local, county, state, national, and international levels can voluntarily demonstrate their compliance with professional criteria; has established a body of over 400 standards of evaluation. Seeks to improve the delivery of law enforcement services. Recruits, selects, and trains assessors who conduct on-site assessments of agency compliance with standards. Maintains speakers' bureau.
Represents commission of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences. Lawyers, jurists, anthropologists, and sociologists in 70 countries concerned with or involved in theoretical and practical questions of folk law. (Folk law is the law of indigenous people or custom, as opposed to common or civil law.) Seeks to further knowledge of folk law and legal pluralism (a situation where more than one legal regime applies at the same time) and the theoretical and practical problems resulting from the interaction of folk law and state law. Strives to make a sympathetic and constructive contribution to the solution of these problems for the future of ethnic and social groups governed by folk law. Conducts symposia and international courses. Languages: English; French; Spanish. Formerly: Commission on Folk Law and Legal Pluralism.
Serves as the anti-defamation arm of the Order Sons of Italy in America. Monitors businesses, schools, and the media to combat negative portrayals of Italian- Americans. Seeks to gain positive recognition for the contributions of Italians and Americans of Italian descent. Conducts surveys and evaluations regarding the image of Italian Americans throughout the country; compiles statistics.
Survey of Italian-American Representation in the Top 800 Companies in the U.S. (Survey). Formerly: Institute for Liberty and Justice.
Assesses the status of women in the legal profession. Strives to identify barriers to the advancement of women. Promotes the full and equal participation of women in the ABA, the legal profession, and the justice system.
Directory of Associations for Women Lawyers (Directory), annual; Perspective (Magazine), quarterly.
Committed to social, economic, political and cultural justice for all human beings through the use of law, legal process and the legal system; acts as pro-bono public group for promotion and protection of human rights, specifically for women, children, scheduled castes, indigenous tribal and ethnic communities, bonded laborers and physically handicapped as well as the poor.
Legal Matrix; Undermining Children in Mines (Report).
Any person who is qualified to be a member of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association, any national, state, or regional professional body Promotes interests within the Commonwealth in all aspects of public sector law; provides a focus and forum for the exchange of information and ideas; and supports public sector lawyers in carrying out their professional duties, encourages and supports exchange and secondary arrangements for public sector lawyers; maintains links with other bodies that have common interests; and seeks to develop training and consulting services for lawyers in need.
Lawyers, bar associations, and law societies in Commonwealth countries. Works to raise and maintain the standard of legal services in the Commonwealth. Protects members' interests; conducts workshops and professional development programs. Seeks to stimulate a reappraisal of values, institutions, and methodologies among members of the legal profession. Facilitates the exchange of information among members concerning developments relevant to the organization and useful to legal professionals. Languages: English.
Clarion (Newsletter), quarterly; The Commonwealth Lawyer (Journal), 3/year; Bulletin, 3/year.
Represents the interests of lawyers in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Promotes the professional competence of attorneys. Administers the continuing legal education of active lawyers.
Strives to defend the rights of medical marijuana patients and care providers through education and community participation. Helps build and support lo-cal chapters nationwide, linking them with other medical marijuana reform organizations and resources. Aims to educate the public on medical marijuana laws, scientific studies of medical marijuana and objective evidence relating to medical marijuana.
Assists in the rebuilding of the lives of surviving families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty as determined by Federal criteria. Provides training to law enforcement agencies on survivor victimization issues. Educates the public on the need to support the law enforcement profession and its survivors.
Support Services to Surviving Families of Line-of-Duty Death (Handbook); Newsletter, quarterly; Newsletter, semiannual.
Lawyers interested in the field of consumer finance law. Seeks to: encourage study and research in the field of financial services law; make available information on the history and current status of the laws and regulations relating to banking, consumer finance, and financial science; promote, through education, the sound development of consumer finance; stimulate, by discussion and publication, the improvement of legal procedures affecting consumer finance; provide a forum for the exchange of opinions. Presents a formal paper, program, or seminar speech on financial services law in conjunction with the American Bar Association.
Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report (Journal), quarterly. Formerly: Conference on Personal Finance Law.
2900 W Anderson Ln" C-200-322 Austin, TX 78757-1102
Jon Roland. Contact
P: (512) 299-5001
Dedicated to research and public education on the principles of constitutional republican government. Publishes documentation, engages in litigation and organizes local citizens groups to work for reform.
Helps young people to better understand the workings of the democratic system and encourage them to undertake a positive role in American society. Strives to empower a new generation of engaged citizens, urging them to familiarize themselves with the substance of the Constitution and civil institutions. Provides mentoring programs, professional internships, leadership development, community problem solving, teacher training and educational materials. Works to lead young Americans towards a future based on democratic values and responsible action.
Adult and juvenile educational administrators, academic and vocational educators, correctional officers, child care counselors, clinicians, librarians, and other interested individuals at local, county, state, and federal facilities. Seeks to: increase the effectiveness, expertise, and skills of educators and administrators who provide services to students in correctional settings; increase the quality of educational programs and services; offer timely and practical information to staff members; represent a collective interest of correctional education before government, the media, and the public. Encourages an active and supportive network of professionals who are leaders in the field of correctional education. Maintains speakers' bureau. Compiles statistics.
Directory of Correctional Educators (Directory), annual; Journal of Correctional Education (Journal), quarterly.
National bars of the countries of the European Union and European Economic area and eleven observer states. Addresses questions affecting the legal profession and coordinates and harmonizes professional practice. Acts as liaison between members and between EU institutions and members. Addresses questions pertaining to consumer protection, education, lawyers' rights of establishment, professional conduct, new technology, access to justice, and the rights of defense. Maintains consultative status with the Council of Europe. Languages: English; French.
Guide Pratique pour la mise en Oeuvre du Droit Communautaire (Book). Formerly: Con-sultative Committee of the Bars and Law Societies of the European Community; Council of the Bars and Law Societies of the European Community; Council of the Bars and Law Societies of the European Union.
Seeks to ensure the efficient and effective enforcement of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Provides members and the public with educational information about ESA and its applications. Encourages scientific rigor in implementing environmental statutes.
Colleges, universities, and law firms. Dedicated to improving the understanding of higher education law and policy in order to improve compliance and reduce legal risks.
The Campus Privacy Letter (Newsletter), quarterly; CLHE's Legal Wire (Bulletin); Privacy in the 21st Century (Book); The Regulatory Advisor (Newsletter), monthly; Student Affairs Law and Policy Weekly (Newsletter), weekly.
Federally funded program that assists economically and educationally disadvantaged students gain entrance to American Bar Association approved law schools. Sponsors six-week summer institutes for seleded college graduates and provides a 5,000 annual living stipend to those certified summer institute graduates who continue in law school.
Represents individuals dedicated to the principles and practices of litigation management. Provides training and educational opportunities to create better awareness and expertise of litigation and the management thereof. Fosters communication between all parties o risk managers, claims managers and adjusters, general counsel, insurance company executives, attorneys, brokers, and service providers.
General counsel from major corporations, senior partners of leading law firms, and prominent legal scholars and public institutions. Develops new Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) procedures, educates and trains law departments, law firms, and the courts in ADR; resolves significant public and business disputes through CPR Panels of Distinguished Neutrals.
Judge's Deskbook on Court ADR (Book). Formerly: Center for Public Resources; CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution.
Provides support to crime victims to help them recover from their mental, emotional, physical, and financial experiences. Serves crime victims and their families by being an advocate and resource. Empowers crime victims to survive and thrive by informing the public about their rights and needs.
Strives to uphold the standards of professional competence and academic excellence in criminal defense investigatioa Encourages dialogue between professionals and scholars involved in various aspects of criminal defense investigation. Serves as a forum for discussion of topics on investigative philosophy, methodology, education, and principles of ethical inquiry.
Non-partisan educational group which promotes solutions to problems facing the criminal justice system. Promotes the use of community-based problem-solving techniques which deal with the societal causes of crime instead of the present offender- oriented, incarceration-as-deterrent methods. Supports the National Drug Strategy Network, which is composed of people and organizations that are working for effective approaches to the nation's drug problems. It is primarily an information exchange.
Promotes the advancement of lawyers and law students of Croatian heritage in the legal profession. Provides a forum for professional networking, support, and exchange of ideas among its members. Supports the provision of legal services to the Croatian-American community. Fosters camaraderie among its members.
Crude Accountability works with local activists and citizen groups in the Caspian Sea basin to protect the region's natural environment and to ensure environmental justice for communities impacted by natural resource development.
Represents the interests of members of the profession of Attorney at Law. Languages: Czech; English; French; German. educational program, economical opportunities and developmental projects. Supports activism in the Dalit movement and provides resources.
Aims to provide resettlement and rehabilitation services to Darfurians displaced from their homes due to human rights violations. Documents human rights violations of Darfurian citizens and reports each case to the international community. Serves as a support system and networking to find temporary basic needs for displaced citizens and refugees who are scattered in several countries.
Diverse group of people who believe in an inherent right to make their own choices regarding their health care and end-of-life decisions. Informs and educates the public about physician aid-in-dying so that they can make informed decisions regarding issues related to end-of-life choices. Provides forums for public and professional education. Disperses information in non-technical language. Places physician aid- in-dying in the context of recent social policy such as Living Wills, the Durable Power of Attorney and the Federal Patient Self Determination Act. Works with professional organizations to expand the scope of care and support available to terminally ill patients.
The Dignity Report (Newsletter), semiannual. Formerly: Death With Dignity Education Fund; Death With Dignity Education Center.
Represents lawyers of the Jewish faith. Seeks to promote and cultivate social and professional relations among members of the legal profession. Conducts a forum on topics of general and Jewish interest. Maintains placement service to help members find employment and office facilities.
The Decalogue Tablets (Newsletter), quarterly; Membership Directory, periodic.
Seeks to protect the rights of free expression for individuals and organizations. Disseminates educational information on the first amendment. Conducts research.
The FBI vs. Black Voting Rights (Pamphlet); The FBI vs. the First Amendment (Book); Political Smears - A Technique for Suppression (Pamphlet); Terrorism and the Constitution (Book); Uncertain Future: Thought Control and Repression During the Reagan-Bush Era (Book); The Vigil: Remembering Lovejoy (Film). Formed by Merger of: First Amendment Foundation and National Committee Against Repressive Legislation.
Women lawyers, judges, civil sen/ants, economists, and law students. Seeks to enhance the status of women. Works to update legislation regarding: violence against women, women's pensions, cohabitation, abortion, and equal employment. Fosters communication among members; promotes international understanding. Conducts research and educational programs. Languages: English; German.
djbZ (Zeitschrift des Deutschen Juristinnenbundes) (Journal), quarterly.
Represents the interests of individuals, congregations, and organizations within the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Works for greater justice, peace and diversity in churches, communities, and nations. Provides resources for seminarians and other students.
Individuals with an interest in individual freedom and the expansion of government activities in the 20th century. Promotes increased understanding of the impact of "government expansion into almost all walks of life'' on civil rights. Serves as a clearinghouse on the rights of the individual; sponsors research and educational programs.
Aims to improve security documents and security related procedures. Serves as a forum for government agencies to meet and work with the private sector and academia to resolve issues related to the production and distribution of counterfeit documents. Provides recommendations on processes, methods, techniques and technologies to improve document security.
Advocates for the protection of children against abuse. Educates the public on child abuse signs/ symptoms, statistics, intervention, reporting and prevention. Assists victims and survivors in locating the proper resources to help achieve and enable a full recovery.
Serves as a certifying organization for professionals in the field of Business Continuity Management. Promotes advancement in the study, teaching, and practice of disaster recovery and business continuity. Seeks to ensure the existence of workable business recovery plans worldwide. Devises public and private infrastructure continuity plans and studies; sponsors professional development and other educational programs; conducts examinations and certifies business continuity professionals.
International Newsletter (Newsletter), semiannual. Formerly: Disaster Recovery Institute International.
Promotes alternative methods such as legalization, decriminalization, and medicalization of currently illegal substances including marijuana and heroin, to curb drug abuse while protecting the rights of the individual. Believes that legal drugs, clean needles, and effective drug treatment would vastly improve the health of addicts, slow the spread of AIDS, and decrease crime. Opposes the use of urine tests in employment. Sponsors debates and seminars on drug policy issues. Conducts research.
The Ally (Newsletter), semiannual; The Marijuana Conviction (Book); Marijuana Myths, Marijuana Facts (Book); Psychedelic Drugs Reconsidered (Book); Safety First (Booklet), periodic. Formerly: Drug Policy Foundation; Lindesmith Center. Promotes alternative methods such as legalization, decriminalization, and medicalization of currently illegal substances including marijuana and heroin, to curb drug abuse while protecting the rights of the individual. Believes that legal drugs, clean needles, and effective drug treatment would vastly improve the health of addicts, slow the spread of AIDS, and decrease crime. Opposes the use of urine tests in employment. Sponsors debates and seminars on drug policy issues. Conducts research.
Serves as special project of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Aims to increase the number of practicing black lawyers in the U.S. Conducts one or more Lawyers Training Institutes each year, which are attended by both experienced and young minority lawyers. Seeks to retain a close personal and professional relationship with program graduates. Offers program on public interest law. Convention/Meeting: none.
Serves as special project of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Aims to increase the number of practicing black lawyers in the U.S. Conducts one or more Lawyers Training Institutes each year, which are attended by both experienced and young minority lawyers. Seeks to retain a close personal and professional relationship with program graduates. Offers program on public interest law. Convention/Meeting: none.
Strives to foster a global society founded on the principles of respect for the earth, life in all of its diversity, economic and sodal justice and a culture of peace and non-violence in accordance with the principals set out in the Earth Charter. Aims to foster increased awareness of sustainability achievements, problems and pragmatic solutions around the world. Seeks to provide a platform for leaders at the grassroots and national levels to work together in solving problems and seizing opportunities outside the confines of traditional bureaucracies.
Public interest law firm committed to safeguarding public lands, national forests, parks, wilderness areas; reduce air and water pollution, prevent toxic contamination, preserve endangered spedes and wildlife habitat, achieve environmental justice. Represents clients without charge. Formerly: Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund.
Seeks to end earth rights abuses. Promotes and protects human rights and the environment. Spedalizes in fact-finding, legal actions against perpetrators of earth rights abuses, training grassroots and community leaders and advocacy campaigns.
Think tank for applied environmental research, policy analysis and consultancy, covering the entire spectrum of environmental issues and includes the integration of environmental concerns into other policy fields.
Works to educate and empower people to take action to end social injustice. Develops, produces and distributes justice-oriented programming and content to the educational marketplace. Seeks to raise awareness about issues of justice and sparks efforts for social change.
School attorneys, law professors, professors of education, school administrators, teachers, and school board members. Works for exchange of information on law school; seeks to stimulate research and publication in the field.
ELA Notes (Newsletter), quarterly; School Law Reporter (Journal), monthly; Yearbook of Education Law (Yearbook), annual. Formerly: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education.
Collaborates at the local, state and national levels to establish transparent vote counting. Strives to expose electoral fraud and establish electoral integrity in local, county, state and national elections. Alerts the citizenry to the illusions and dangers of privatized, computerized and fraud-prone voting machines.
Represents the interests of embroidery software and design manufacturers. Strives to defend the integrity and quality of embroidery products by promoting copyright compliance. Seeks to eliminate piracy and the counterfeiting of embroidery designs and software.
Any person who is involved in a professional, managerial or operational capacity in emergency planning or management. Aims to promote effective emergency planning and management in the UK and to promote the professional interests of its members. Provides a forum for the study of the most effective means of planning and managing local emergency preparation and response, and disseminating good practice.
Seeks to end impunity and achieve justice for mass state crimes in India, with a focus on Punjab. Documents abuses to counter official denials and build evidence for accountability. Engages in strategic litigation to remove perpetrators from power and set national precedents on human rights norms.
Ala. Dr. Carlos D'Assumpcao, No. 393 a 437 Edif. Dynasty Plz, 10
P: 853 2872 5134
F: 853 2872 5129
Purpose To strategize ways to protect the environment, nature and ecological balance and present legislative proposals to the Chief Executive in an annual report. Advocates training, education and collaboration. Activities Organizes training, meetings and workshops.
Global alliance of public interest attorneys and scientists in 50 countries who defend the environment through law. Gives advocates around the world access to the lessons and resources of U.S. efforts to protect the environment including regulatory models, case precedents from U.S. courts, U.S. legal scholarship and jurisprudence, and information about multinational corporations.
Provides information services, training courses and seminars, and research programs. Works to develops effective solutions to pressing environmental problems. Governed by a board of directors who represent a "balanced mix of leaders within the environmental profession" and supported by individuals, foundations, government, corporations, law firms and other sources. Co-sponsors environmental law conferences with the American Bar Association, American Law Institute, and the Smithsonian Institution. Conducts summer and annual internship programs for law students. Research division includes projects on air and water pollution; wetlands; economics; state environmental law; toxic substances and hazardous waste; land use; biodiversity; smart growth/sprawl.
Environmental Forum (Journal), bimonthly; Environmental Law Reporter (Journal); National Wetlands Newsletter (Newsletter), bimonthly. Absorbed: Center for Native Lands.
Attorneys, law students and interns, and others with an interest in environmental law and conservation. Works to insure that ecological concerns are considered in the formulation of national and local development policies and in judicial decision-making. Conducts legal advocacy on behalf of the environment; initiates environmental research and education; drafts model environmental legislation and contracts; implements resource management and environmental quality programs. Maintains environmental law research center; operates extra-judicial environmental conflict resolution center. Languages: English; Spanish.
Regimen Juridico Legal e Institu- cional de los Materiales Peligrosos en Costa Rica.
Operates the Global Cities Project which provides environmental information sendees to cities and communities to assist in building sustainable futures. Studies public policy issues with respect to local environmental concerns.
Building Sustainable Communities: An Environmental Guide for Local Government (Monographs), periodic; Case Studies (Reports). Formerly: Center for the Study of Law and Politics.
Environmental law public interest organization. Promotes increased legal protection of the environment. Conducts educational programs to raise public awareness of environmental issues. Makes available legal services, training programs, law drafting and environmental information support for citizens and NGOs. Languages: English; Polish; Russian; Ukrainian.
Environmental Advocacy (Journal), quarterly. Formerly: Environmental Public Advocacy Group; EcopravoLviv.
260 California St., Ste. 700 San Francisco, CA 94111
Eva Paterson, Pres.
P: (415) 288-8700
F: (415) 288-8787
Represents the interests of scholars, advocates and concerned individuals advancing legal strategies and public policy for enduring social change. Aims to reshape jurisprudence to ensure that the rights of all are expanded, rather than diminished, by the courts and policy makers. Develops and disseminates new legal theories to help ensure fairness and democracy. Forges connections between students and those who are already practicing law.
Public interest law center specializing in sex discrimination. Focuses on discrimination issues in employment such as nontraditional work, sexual harassment, pregnancy-based discrimination, pay equity, and gender equity issues. Lectures to professional groups; advises local, state, and national attorneys, legislators, and other advocates. Provides legal advice and counsel to victims of race- and sex-based discrimination; conducts public education programs on discrimination issues.
Affirmative Action Handbook: How to Start and Defend Affirmative Action Programs (Handbook).
Represents state-based lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy organizations. Works to achieve equality for LGBT people in every state and territory by building strong and sustainable organizations.
Individuals of European descent living in the United States. Functions as an advocate for the civil rights of Americans of European descent; encourages cultural and ethnic diversity in American life. Works to change the prevailing social perception of European Americans as culturally bland and politically and socially oppressive. 'Rejects use of the term 'white', which the group believes ignores European ethnic and cultural diversity. Opposes affirmative action, which the group believes to be the* use of racial preference in educational admissions and hiring." Conducts cultural and educational programs.
Promotes the right to education and encourages progress in educational rights. Elaborates on education law as a discipline and supports the effort made toward codification of educational rights and educational legislation.
Prestwich Hospital Bury New Rd. Prestwich Manchester M25 3BL
Caroline Logan, Membership Off./Treas.
P: 44 161 7723686
F: 44 161 7723585
Promotes research in the field of psychology and law and improvements in legal procedures, teaching, and practice in the fields of legal psychology, criminological psychology, and forensic psychology. Fosters communication and exchange among psychologists, lawyers, and other related professions. Disseminates information.
National and regional organizations representing over 600,000 individuals. Acts as clearinghouse and seeks communal resolutions to common police-related problems. Promotes association among police officials; advocates crime prevention and international cooperation regarding economic and environmental crimes; seeks to include women in police service. Opposes human rights violations, racial discrimination, and apartheid. Collects and disseminates information regarding international humanitarian law and other matters of police service. Languages: English; French; German. Formerly: International Union of Police Syndicates.
National associations representing 3,750 specialists in agrarian law and related social sciences. Promotes and provides for the exchange of views on questions of agrarian law and related issues. Publishes the opinions of members on the integration of agrarian law and other social sciences; conducts research and disseminates findings on agrarian law, particularly as enforced in the European Economic Community. Presents proposals and opinions before international organizations and governments; maintains consultative status with the Council of Europe and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Establishes educational facilities and collaborates with those already established. Languages: English; French; German; Italian; Spanish.
Victims of traffic accidents and their families and friends. Seeks to prevent road accidents. Lobbies for more effective traffic safety laws and regulations; provides assistance to road accident victims and their families. Languages: English; French; German; Italian.
Members work in all sections related to food industry, production, enforcement, analysts, technologists, etc. Aims to contribute in Europe to a better knowledge of food law and to the development of food law and its international harmonization, paying due regard to its interdisciplinary character and its role in the field of consumer protection. Languages: English; French.
European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control Affiliated with the United Nations (Institut d'Europe pour la Prevention du Crime et la Lutte Contre la Delinquance Affile a ('Organisation des Nations Unies) http://www.heuni.fi email@example.com
PO Box 444 FIN-00531 Helsinki
Kauko Aromaa, Dir.
P: 358 10 3665280
F: 358 10 3665290
Functions as the European branch of the United Nations Crime and Criminal Justice Programme. Assists European countries in responding to the challenges presented by crime. Gathers and disseminates information on crime and criminal justice; conducts seminars and research projects; makes available scholarships to Europeans. Participates in planning and developing the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme. Languages: English; French; Russian.
Assessing International Assistance in Law Enforcement (Monograph); Crime and Criminal Justice in Europe and North America (Monograph); Directory of Computerized Criminal Justice Information Systems (Monograph); Prison Systems in Central & Eastern Europe (Monograph); Newsletter, semiannual. Fornterly: Helsinki Institute for Crime Prevention and Control, Affiliated with the United Nations.
Practicing attorneys in the European Union. Promotes adoption of a common approach to the practice of law throughout Europe. Facilitates communication and cooperation among members; serves as a clearinghouse on legal practice; sponsors continuing professional development courses for attorneys. Languages: English; French; German; Italian; Spanish.
Works to analyze law in a social framework; examine law at a local, national, and global level; promotes legal cultures, especially cultures of the French speaking. Promotes international cooperation. Languages: English; French; German; Italian; Portuguese; Spanish.
Droit and Societe (Recherches and Travaux) Vol. 12 (2004 June) (Journal); Droit and Societe Series Vol. 41 (2004 September) (Journal); Droit and Societe Vol. 57 (2006 September) (Journal), quarterly.
Seeks to enhance the status of female police officers throughout Europe. Fosters mutual support and exchange of experiences among female police officers. Supports international research on topics of interest to policewomen. Encourages formation of national networks of policewomen. Languages: English.
ENP News (Magazine), quarterly; ENP, Ten Years European Network of Policewomen (Report); Equal Treatment of Policewomen in the European Community (Book); Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Policewomen but Were Afraid to Ask (Video); Facts, Figures and General Information about Policewomen in Europe (Book); Women in European Policing, 'What's It All About!' (Book); Annual Report, annual; Newsletter, quarterly.
Parliament House Advocates Library Edinburgh EH1 1RF
Bruce McKain, Dir. of Public Affairs
P: 44 131 2265071
F: 44 131 2253642
All members of the Scottish Bar. Concerned with the provision of specialist advocacy before courts, tribunals, inquiries, arbitrations and similar bodies; the provision of legal advice on both litigious and non litigious matters.
Represents experienced election lawyers who are involved in removing impediments to increased voter participation. Seeks to help bring about increased voter participation by traditionally under-represented constituencies. Serves as a legal clearinghouse for attorney referrals and contacts. Promotes communication among election lawyers.
Represents faith-based, community-oriented and non-profit organizations that deeply value the 'physical, emotional and spiritual dignity of the whole person." Aims to eradicate human trafficking through prevention, victim protection and sustainable restoration. Mobilizes communities to generate a united and active response to the injustices of slavery and human trafficking.
Citizens interested in the reform of statutory mandatory minimum sentences. Opposes mandatory sentencing laws passed by Congress in 1986 as well as state mandatory minimum sentences. Offers information and analysis of mandatory minimum sentences to federal and state legislators, the public, and the media. Encourages legislators to replace such mandatory sentencing with greater use of judicial discretion.
Provides legal services to family farmers and rural communities. Works to protect and preserve the family farm system of agriculture in the U.S. Undertakes strategic litigation and class action lawsuits to change important areas of the law that will have an effect on a large number of family farmers. Submits formal comments on proposed agency regulations, testifies before federal and state legislative bodies and assists client organizations in their attempt to draft legislation.
Attorneys employed by the federal government as legislators, judges, lawyers, or members of quasijudicial boards and commissions; those with previous government legal experience; and those with a substantive interest in federal law and who practice before a federal court or agency. Over 100 special ized committees, operating through 24 Sections and Divisions, provide various programs such as continuing legal education and professional and community service.
The Federal Lawyer (Magazine), 10/year, Membership Directory, quinquennial.
Active duty special agents in the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Promotes professional advancement of members. Facilitates communication and cooperation among members; sponsors research and educational programs.
Represents all areas of the legal community of the Federal Circuit. Seeks to unite different groups who practice within the legal community of the Federal Circuit. Offers a forum for common concerns and dialogue between bar and court, government counsel and private practitioner, litigator, and corporate counsel.
Federal Circuit Bar Association Newsletter (Newsletter); Federal Circuit Bar Journal (Journal), quarterly.
Serves as professional fraternal organization dedicated to the advancement of federal law enforcement officers and the citizens they serve. Aims to ensure law enforcement professionals have the tools and support network to meet the challenges of future criminal investigations while becoming more community oriented. Intends to pursue mission by promoting professionalism, enhancing the image of federal officers, fostering cooperation among all law enforcement professionals, providing a fraternal environment for the advancement of the membership and community. Helps charitable programs and organizations.
Newsletter, quarterly. Formerly: U.S. Treasury Agents Association; Association of Federal Investigators; Federal Investigators Association.
Represents pilot volunteers who are screened, trained, and deputized as Federal Law Enforcement Officers. Offers benefits to members such as: insurance and legal counsel, discounts on training and equipment, and a forum to discuss operational issues. Provides a unified voice to Congress and the parent agency, TSA/OLE/FAMS, on issues relevant to improving flight operations.
Supports equal treatment for all people in the law enforcement workplace. Acts as a collective voice and representation to address law enforcement concerns before legislative bodies, regulatory agencies, and the courts. Provides networking opportunities for its members.
Membership is elected and limited to one third of one percent of the lawyers in each U.S. jurisdiction, with a minimum quota of eight per jurisdiction, no more than 50 members-at-large and about 2500 life members. Membership is considered 'evidence of professional distinction", and asserts that members 'are among the major contributors" of the American Bar Foundation.
Fellows Handbook (Handbook); Fellows News (Newsletter), quarterly; Roster of the Fellows (Membership Directory), annual.
Lawyers who support and defend cases involving the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (i.e., freedom of religion, freedom of speech and the press, freedom to peaceably assemble, and freedom to petition the government for a redress of grievances).
Collects and distributes medical equipment, medical supplies, laboratory instruments and medicine to developing nations around the globe. Seeks to help those who are in need of medical attention due to war. Coordinates with sponsoring organizations, religious organizations and medical societies for assistance.
Represents victims of asset forfeiture laws, attorneys with an interest in forfeiture statutes, and other individuals advocating reform of forfeiture laws as a defense of the right of due process. Group believes that current forfeiture statutes (forfeiture is the loss of properly due to a breach of legal obligation) place undue burdens on the defendant, who is often deprived of the means to finance legal defense by the act of forfeiture. Plans to operate state groups in all U.S. slates. Maintains speakers' bureau. Also Known As: FEAR.
1666 Garnet Ave., No. 108 San Diego, CA 92109-3116
Karen Conde, Pres./Founder
Toll-free: (877) 668-4468
Promotes help and support to people dealing with trauma. Works to increase access to services for those in need of spiritual, emotional and or legal support. Strives to protect trauma victims from their hardships after a life-changing accident.
Ex-offenders and others interested in penal reform. Addresses the needs of ex-offenders and high-risk youth. Promotes greater public awareness of the prison system and of the problems confronting inmates before, after, and during incarceration. Works on a personal basis with men and women recently released from prison; helps ex-offenders find jobs. Offers educational services including literacy training and G.E.D. preparation. Sends teams of ex-offenders to talk to school, church, and civic groups and on radio and television to relate first-hand experiences of prison life and to create a greater understanding of the causes of crime in the United States. Conducts Alternatives to Incarceration programs; offers AIDS and general counseling services. Acts as referral agency for half-way houses and drug and alcohol addiction programs.
Johan van Oldenbameveltlaan 34-36 NL-3818 HB Amersfoort
P: 31 33 4615029
F: 31 33 4618064
Individuals united to support victims of and bring an end to trafficking in women. Coordinates the efforts of groups throughout the Netherlands working to end trafficking in women. According to the group, women are brought to the Netherlands under false pretenses and forced into indentured servitude as prostitutes. Their illegal alien status prevents appeals to the police, and threats against their family coerce good behavior. Seeks to: influence policy-making to eliminate the trafficking of women; furnish topical information to governments, organizations, and the public; foster research and create a network of concerned organizations and individuals. Languages: Dutch; English; French; German; Spanish.
Membership comprises 20 of the original incorporators of the foundation and 150 members of the national council of the Federal Bar Association. Acquires and administers funds for activities that promote and improve the administration of justice, including the study of means for the improved handling of the legal business of federal departments and establishments. Conducts research on such subjects as delays in justice. Co-sponsors five briefing conferences annually. Operates Law Observance program.
The Merchant Ctr. Ste. D, 1st FI. 1 New Street Sq. London EC4A 3BF
Joy Hyvarinen, Exec. Dir.
P: 44 207 8428521
Attorneys, jurists, and other individuals with an interest in environmental law. Promotes environmental protection through legal action and reform. Provides consulting services to legal and governmental agencies with an interest in environmental protection. Languages: English.
FIELD in Brief (Newsletter); Review of European Community International Environmental Law (Journal), 3/year.
Represents individuals interested in studying the Constitution and subjects such as economic freedom, personal liberty, and foreign policy. Maintains National Endowment for Liberty which produces the 'At Issue' educational television series.
Challenge to Liberty. Formerly: Foundation for Research in Economics and Education.
Victoria Chambers 16-18 Strutton Ground London SW1 2HP
Marie-Blanche Camps, Admin.
Ph:44 20 72223860
F: 44 20 72223870
Advances public education and training in the practice of French, Scottish and English law. Works to improve relations and exchanges between French, Scottish and English lawyers. Languages: English; French.
Fraternal order of full-time law enforcement officers. Seeks social and economic benefits for members and professional advancement of policemen. Conducts seminars, research, educational, and charitable programs; compiles statistics. Sponsors competitions; maintains speakers' bureau.
FOP Journal (Journal), bimonthly; Survey of Salaries and Working Conditions of Police in the U.S. (Survey), annual.
Defends the freedom of choice of adults to smoke. Works to counter campaigns launched by smoking and tobacco prohibitionists. Maintains that it is not the role of the state to restrict smoking rights. Sponsors representatives attending debates and discussions on the topic and appearing on television and radio shows to advocate smoking rights. Languages: English.
Promotes political and economic liberalism; seeks to insure respect for the rights of the individual and the rule of law. Coordinates and supports the activities of local organizations advocating political freedom and social justice; serves as a clearinghouse on human and civil rights and political freedom. Plans to establish electronic network linking liberal institutions and organizations in southern Africa. Languages: Afrikaans; Dutch; English; Spanish.
Promotes human rights, social justice, democracy and good governance in Africa. Provides research- oriented policy advice, advocacy, training and resources to regional and international institutions in Africa. Seeks to bridge the gap between state institutions and the civil society to promote the implementation of economic, social and cultural rights in Africa.
Staff and volunteers seeking to stop the perpetuation of poverty and crime. Assists prison inmates in assuming responsibility for their own successful reintegration into society. Conducts educational, recreational, and social programs; sponsors support groups for adult and juvenile offenders and families of inmates; makes available emergency services. Offers work-furlough and reentry programs for parolees; operates victim and juvenile offenders programs, and mediation and conflict resolution workshops.
Works to increase the effectiveness of the institution of trial by jury. Educates ail potential jurors of their authority and obligations when serving on juries. Jurors-and defendants as well-are taught that the jury has the authority and the obligation to the defendant to "judge both the law and facts in reach-ing a verdict." Promotes the right of the defense to tell the jury of their power to judge the law. Maintains speakers' bureau.
The FIJActivist (Newsletter), quarterly; Fresh Air for Justice (Brochure); How Juries Protect the Second Amendment Brochure (Brochure); Jury Power Information Kit (Brochure); Jury Primer (Brochure); True/False (Brochure); Who Owns Your Body? (Brochure).
Attorneys working to defend the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, transgendered individuals, and people with HIV. Operates AIDS Law Project. Conducts educational programs, impact litigation, advocacy, and a lawyer and referral service within New England.
1875 Connecticut Ave. NW, Ste. 500 Washington, DC 20009
Elaine Zuckerman, PresVFounder
P: (202) 939-5463
Promotes women's rights and gender equality. Ensures that women and men equally participate in and benefit from International Financial Institution (I FI) investments in developing countries. Fosters the implementation of gender policies and strategies that increase women's economic empowerment opportunities.
Promotes and protects the professional and economic interests of the German bar, including legal notaries. Promotes the administration of justice and legislation. Maintains 55 committees and 23 study groups. Languages: English; French; Italian; Polish; Spanish.
Seeks to support knowledge and understanding of Brazilian law in Germany and of German law in Brazil by speeches, articles and gatherings. Supports legal works on issues which are relevant for both countries and for their relationship with each other. Supports the connection between German and Brazilian lawyers.
Promotes the interests of lawyers and other legal professionals in Germany and Europe. Promotes continuing education. Cooperates with international legal associations. Languages: English; French; Spanish.
BRAK o Mitteilungen (Journal), bimonthly. Formerly: National Bar Association.
Promotes and advances interest in and knowledge of American law. Offers German jurists opportunities both for cultural exchange as well as for deepening their experiences of America. Conducts lectures, discussions, and roundtables.
191/41 Sivalai Condominium Soi 33, Itsaraphap Rd. Bangkok-yai Bangkok 10600
Bandana Pattanaik, Contact
P: 66 2 8641427
F: 66 2 8641637
Works to improve practical support to trafficked people. Liaises with international organizations to enforce and utilize the existing human rights instruments of address trafficking issues. Campaigns for the development of humanitarian standards for the treatment of trafficked persons. Participates in advocacy work; facilitates research. Languages: English; Spanish; Turkish.
Seeks to achieve justice through education. Works to advance other forms of socially relevant legal education. Facilitates international information sharing and collaboration on justice education. Receives and administers funds to support the development of innovative justice education, especially in developing countries. Serves as a clearinghouse of teaching methods and materials.
Works to empower, unite, and support relief of poor, distressed and underprivileged women worldwide. Benefits women by establishing a global network of leading entrepreneurs. Raises awareness of critical issues facing women worldwide, especially sexual and gender-based violence during conflict.
Provides ministerial counseling and services to prisoners, ex-offenders, and their families. Assigns chaplains to prisons and institutions in the U.S. and abroad. Conducts a Bible correspondence program.
Aims to protect the environment of Liberia. Advances human rights protection and advocacy through environmental practices. Advocates for, and works to, enforce environmental laws. Encourages Liberian citizens to participate in environmental decision-making.
120 W O'Brien Dr. Guam Judicial Ctr., 2nd FI. Hagatna, GU 96910
Bruce Bradley, Exec. Dir.
P: (671) 475-3396
F: (671) 475-3400
Legal professionals. Aims to improve the administration of justice and the standards of the legal profession; encourage higher and better education of its members; assist in the admission and discipline of its members and in the formulation and administration of measures to prevent the unauthorized practice of law; and assume such other responsibilities and duties as the Supreme Court of Guam may from time to time determine.
Works for the recovery, empowerment and reintegration of women and children who have suffered human rights abuses. Provides long-term, individualized services to help women overcome their traumatic pasts and achieve true healing.
Strives to provide simple, affordable, and accountable justice for all. Challenges the legal establishment to improve access and reduce costs in the civil justice system at both the state and federal levels. Helps citizens understand the legal process and better manage their legal affairs. Formerly: HALT - Help Abolish Legal Tyranny; HALT o Americans for Legal Reform.
Works to bridge activist efforts in America and the Middle East by partnering with indigenous civic groups and activists. Conducts training workshops on nonviolence and civil rights for young activists. Publishes editorials and other educational materials on nonviolent reform.
Harvard Law School Pound Hall 1563 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, MA 02138
Myra Blake, Pres.
Represents Harvard law students united to protect the environment through legal research and educational programs. Conducts research projects on nuclear power, toxic wastes, land-use planning, and wilderness preservation. Activities include advice, research, assistance to organizations with litigation and the drafting of legislation, promoting placement in environmental law, sponsoring speakers, symposia, lobbying, outings, and paper recycling. Operates placement services.
Acts as an instrument to bring people and communities together to build a better world to live in. Seeks to generate innovative ideas to sustain solutions to significant problems, with special emphasis on understanding and cooperation in order to leverage complementary strengths in achieving common goals.
12555 Biscayne Blvd., No. 955 North Miami, FL 33181
John P. May, Pres.
Represents volunteer doctors, nurses and correctional professionals. Provides medical assistance and health care to prisoners of economically disadvantaged countries through public service. Focuses on prevention, identification and management of infectious diseases such as AIDS and tuberculosis.
Assists law enforcement, criminal justice and com-munity organizations nationwide in their efforts to recruit, train and promote qualified Hispanic American men and women. Collaborates with other non-profit organizations with the same interests.
Works to cultivate the science of jurisprudence; promote reform in the law; facilitate the administration of justice; advance the standing of the legal profession; and promote high standards of integrity, honor, and professional courtesy among Hispanic lawyers. Counsels Hispanics interested in law careers; offers placement service; provides financial assistance; and compiles statistics. Conducts professional training seminars.
Noticias (Newsletter), quarterly. Formerly: La Raza National Lawyers Association; La Raza National Bar Association.
Promotes the maintenance of the honor and independence of the Bar and the defense of the Bar in its relations with the Judiciary and the Executive; seeks improvement in the administration of justice, procedure, the arrangement of business, law reporting, and trial by jury in Hong Kong; the establishment and maintenance of a system of prompt and efficient legal advice and aid for those in need thereof, irrespective of capacity to pay; promotion and support of law reform; prescribing of rules of professional conduct, discipline and etiquette; further good relations and understanding between the Bar, the Judiciary, Law Officers of the Crown, the public, as well as lawyers from other countries. Languages: Chinese; English.
Bar Publication (Bulletin), quarterly; Hong Kong Bar Association Annual Statement (Annual Report); List of Practicing Barristers (Directory), quarterly.
Lawyers, judges, and other practitioners in the criminal justice system; academics; prisoners and their families; interested individuals. Aim is to increase professional and public awareness of issues relating to criminal justice. Encourages discussion and analysis, and makes recommendations for change. Believes that 'prison is the severest penalty on the statute book, and to use it more than can be shown to be the minimum necessary to protect the public is wrong in principle, besides being ineffective and costly." Undertakes research; offers training programs; holds seminars; operates speakers' bureau.
Howard Journal of Criminal Justice (Journal), 5/year; Howard League Magazine (Magazine), quarterly.
Represents national and international organizations dedicated to stopping racial discrimination, religious bigotry, and promoting equality for all. Screens and certifies human rights charities for programmatic impact and fiscal accountability. Allows affiliated member charities to participate in the combined federal campaign and other workplace fundraising drives.
Promotes the growth and development of young professionals who are dedicated to protecting human dignity and the rights of minorities. Engages student leaders in histories of resistance to institutionalized violations of minority rights in democratic countries. Seeks to strengthen the commitment of American and European university students to democratic values and foster their knowledge of resistance to intolerance.
3561 Homestead Rd., No. 375 Santa Clara, CA 95051-5161
Aman Kapoor, Co-Founder
P: (202) 386-6250
F: (202) 403-3853
Organizes political movement and resources to solve problems in the employment based green card process. Works to remove delays due to retrogression, USCIS processing backlogs, Labor Certification backlogs and other flaws by supporting changes to immigration law for high-skilled legal employment- based immigrants. Supports the right of the people of the United States to impose immigration laws for the advancement of the nation.
Aims to diversify America's law schools by providing inspiration, information and support to prospective law students of color. Strives to seek and engage high school and college students of color and educate them about law school and the legal profession. Facilitates interactive workshops that address various legal-related topics.
U.S. lawyers and judges of Irish ancestry. Promotes the doctrine of universal liberty, equal rights, and justice for all individuals; opposes anything that tends to impair the efficiency and permanency of free institutions. Facilitates exchange of ideas and information among members and with solicitors and barristers from other countries. Works to improve relations between legal professionals and the public. Preserves the memories and historical record of the Irish people. Maintains speakers' bureau; contributes to charities.
Aims to build economic health in vulnerable com-munities. Develops and promotes innovative solutions that help people and communities become, and remain, economically secure. Collaborates with foundations, nonprofits, educational institutions, government and businesses to develop, strengthen and promote programs and public policy that: lead to good jobs, strengthen early care and education systems, and enable people and communities to build financial and educational assets. Formerly: National Economic Development and Law Center.
Jack Jones House, 4th FI. 1 Islington Liverpool L3 8EG
Carolyn Jones, Dir.
P: 44 151 2075265
F: 44 151 2075264
Trade union general secretaries, academics and legal practitioners. Aims to analyze, discuss and promote issues relating to employment law. Wide network of experts - legal practitioners, academics and trade unionists to develop an alternative legal agenda for the future through publications and seminars.
Individuals in 52 countries who have contributed to international law in theory and practice. Promotes the progress of international law. Disseminates information to members. Languages: English; French.
Agency, supported by foundation grants and contracts, to which community disputants can turn for assistance in resolving differences on a voluntary basis. Seeks to: mediate community conflicts; train people in mediation techniques and conflict resolution skills; design dispute settlement systems. Facilitates discussion on current trends in dispute resolution.
F.Y.I. (Newsletter), quarterly. Also Known As: IMCR Dispute Resolution Center.
Assists the intellectually disabled in protecting and enforcing their legal rights. Offers legal advice, referral service, and casework service. Operates community legal centers. Conducts educational programs. Languages: English.
Intellectual Disability: A Manual for Criminal Lawyers (Manual); Questions of Rights; The Rights at Work Kit; Rights in Residence (Book).
1211 Connecticut Ave. NW, Ste. 202 Washington, DC 20036
Beatriz Roxana Martorello, Pres.
P: (202) 466-5944
F: (202) 466-5946
National, regional, and special associations of attorneys; individual lawyers. Purposes are to: advance the science of jurisprudence, and in particular, the study of comparative law; promote uniformity in commercial legislation; further the knowledge of laws of Western Hemisphere countries; propagate justificative administration through the creation and maintenance of independent judicial systems; protect and defend civil, human, and political rights of individuals; uphold the honor of the legal profession; encourage geniality and brotherhood among members.
Inter-American Bar Association-Conference Proceedings (Proceedings); Inter-American Bar Association Newsletter (Newsletter), quarterly.
Companies, businessmen, bankers, lawyers, investors, and interested others in 34 North and South American countries. Arbitrates or negotiates adjustment of international trade controversies. Promotes effective national arbitration laws in member countries of the Organization of American States. Conducts promotional and educational programs.
Instituto Nacional de Medicina Legal, I.P. Largo da Se Nova 3000-213 Coimbra
Duarte Nuno Vieira, Pres.
P: 351 239 854220
F: 351 239 836470
Forensic pathologists, jurists, and individuals in 40 countries interested in the development of legal and social medicine. Promotes international scientific cooperation in legal medicine including the fields of criminology, industrial medicine, legal psychiatry, medical ethics, social medicine, and toxicology. Formerly: International Academy of Legal and Social Medicine.
Law and linguistics professors, jurists, lawyers, and judges, linguists and social scientists. Promotes the study of linguistic law, which is the scientific analysis of the language of the law, the laws of language, and linguistic rights of minority groups. Conducts research and provides consultation on comparative linguistic law. Plans to establish a professional training program and a library. Languages: English; French.
Language and Law - Langue et Droit, Wilson et Lafleur, Montreal, 1989 (Proceedings); Language, Law and Equality, Unisa, Pretoria, South Africa, 1993 (Proceedings); Law and Languages of Education, Institute du Federalisme, Fribourg, 2001 (Proceedings); Law, Language and Linguistic Diversity, Law Press China, Beijing 2006 (Proceedings); Multilingual Cities and Language Policies, Abo Akademy University, Vasa-Vaasa, Finland, 1999 (Proceedings). Formerly: International Institute of Comparative Linguistic Law.
Represents the interests of attorneys who have been practicing for a minimum of 12 years and who are principally engaged in trial and appellate practice. Maintains museum-type Lincoln Library, including old and rare books. Operates charitable program.
Represents the interests of and encourages interactions among law firms. Promotes the professional excellence and high standards of ethics of law firms. Provides clients with practical solutions and legal services.
Promotes and protects the interests of the amusement and leisure industries. Encourages members to exchange information, share experiences and develop litigation strategies regarding the amusement and leisure industry. Serves as a clearinghouse for speakers and authors on industry-specific topics.
Represents law enforcement and private sector involved in accident reconstruction. Supports high standards of ethics, integrity, credibility and honor in the field of accident reconstruction; promotes traffic safety; communicates on matters of mutual interest; establishes high standards and professionalism in the investigation of traffic crashes and the presentation of testimony in a court of law; encourages training programs relating to accident investigation; and cherishes a spirit of brotherhood among members and associates.
ACPO/Ports Policing, 8th FI. 10 Victoria St. Westminster London SW1H ONN
Tim Kimsey, Sec.
P: 44 207 0848550
Law enforcement officers; associate members are senior management personnel connected with airports and seaports. Works to prevent and detect crime at air and sea ports, to study methods of investigation and detection, and to exchange information. Languages: English.
Law enforcement officers in 36 countries responsible for investigating vehicle thefts; vehicle manufacturers, insurance investigators, claims handlers, U.S. and Canadian auto theft bureau agents, members of motor vehicle and rental vehicle agencies. Aims to encourage high professional standards among auto theft investigators; promote exchange of information and cooperation between law enforcement agencies; facilitate dissemination of technical information among members.
Represents police executives who are commissioners, superintendents, chiefs, and directors of national, state, provincial, and municipal departments; assistant and deputy chiefs; division or district heads. Provides consultation and research services in all phases of police activity. Conducts educational programs.
Directory of IACP Members (Membership Directory), annual; Police Chief; The Professional Voice of Law Enforcement (Magazine), monthly. Formerly: National Chiefs of Police Union; National Association of Chiefs of Police; Chiefs of Police of the U.S. and Canada.
Local, state, and federal correctional facilities; community correctional centers and probation and parole agencies; juvenile services, private training, and higher education institutions. Purposes are to: promote the continuous improvement of training programs and staff development standards; encourage and provide a source of communication on developments in correctional staff training; promote professionalism in correctional training; represent the interests of correctional trainers. Conducts workshops, seminars, and research projects in correctional training. Formerly: American Association Correctional Training Personnel.
Attorneys practicing defense trial law in 13 countries. Organizes research projects; offers continuing legal education programs including the Defense Counsel Trial Academy for young trial lawyers. Conducts annual legal writing contest. Maintains 26 substantive law committees in addition to 20 standing committees.
Defense Counsel Journal (Journal), quarterly; IADC Docket (Newsletter), quarterly; The Joan Fullam Irick Privacy Project Phase I and II (Book); Membership Directory, annual. Formerly: General Counsels' Association of Accident and Health Counsels; International Association of Insurance Counsel.
201 Park Washington Ct. Falls Church, VA 22046-4527
Elizabeth B. Armstrong, CEO
P: (703) 538-1795
F: (703) 241-5603
Individuals responsible for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery, including homeland security on the city and country levels. Serves as liaison among local units of government and state and federal emergency and civil defense agencies. Seeks to develop a comprehensive, workable, and effective all-hazard emergency and civil defense program through coordinated action. Conducts educational programs. Provides a professional certification program.
IAEM Bulletin (Bulletin), monthly. Formerly: United States Civil Defense Council; National Coordinating Council on Emergency Management.
Lawyers and individuals in 25 countries who are directly or indirectly concerned with entertainment law and practice. Promotes studies to increase knowledge in the law, rules, and regulations governing entertainment. Organizes meetings between lawyers and other professionals concerned with entertainment law and practice. Languages: English; French.
2131 Hollywood Blvd., Ste. 403 Hollywood, FL 33020
Glen Calhoun, COO
Ph; (954) 589-0628
F: (954) 589-0657
Individuals engaged in forensic identification, investigation, and scientific crime detection. Strives to improve methods of scientific identification techniques used in criminal investigations.
Composite Art Manual (Manual); Journal of Forensic Identification (Journal), bimonthly. Absorbed: International Association of Voice Identification. Formerly: International Association for Criminal Identification.
Seeks to preserve and promote integrity, honesty, impartiality and professionalism in the work of independent private sector inspectors general (IPSIG). Creates a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences among members. Provides the public with information about the concept and work of IPSIGs.
Works to fights terror, Holocaust denial and Anti- Semitism. Contributes toward the establishment of an international legal order based on the Rule of Law. Promotes the principles of equality, and the right of all states and people to live in peace. Enhances the study of and research into the source of Jewish law with reference to the legal concepts of other nations. Fosters the study of legal problems of special interest to Jewish communities within the framework of international and domestic law. Languages: English; French; Hebrew; Spanish.
Represents law enforcement planning and research personnel. Strives to provide its members with information concerning innovations, problems, and solutions in the law enforcement industry. Holds weeklong Planner's course.
1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, Ste. 800 Washington, DC 20036-2717
Francis S.L. Wang, Pres.
P: (202) 296-6851
F: (202) 296-8869
Works to contribute to the development and improvement of law schools and the conditions of legal education throughout the world. Aims to enhance and strengthen the role of law in the development of societies through legal education. Helps to educate students about diverse legal systems and cultures. Serves as a clearinghouse for information about perspectives on law and legal education, law schools, curriculum issues and pedagogy.
Membership Attorneys (2000) and law firms and organizations (300). Purpose Promotes development of jurisprudence in all fields of law. Seeks to establish permanent relations and exchanges involving bar associations worldwide. Activities Represents and defends the interests of attorneys; conducts research and studies to improve the organization of the legal profession. Provides consulting services to international agencies including the United Nations, Council of Europe, and the International Criminal Court. Languages: Arabic; English; French; German; Italian; Portuguese; Spanish.
Juriste International (Magazine), quarterly; Nouvelles News Noticias (Newsletter), quarterly.
Lawyers, legal scholars, and other individuals with an interest in penal law. Seeks to advance the study of penal law and related topics. Serves as a forum for the exchange of information among members; sponsors research and educational programs. Languages: English; French; Spanish.
Revue Internationale de Droit Penal (Paper), semiannual.
Jurists, criminologists, judges, lawyers, administrators, and others with an interest in criminal justice. Serves as an international forum for discussion of multi- and interdisciplinary aspects of the criminal sciences, with emphasis on criminal policy and codification of national criminal law, comparative criminal justice, and international law. Works for the modernization of national legislation and development of the criminal sciences. Cooperates with agencies of the United Nations in addressing matters of international criminal justice and crime prevention. Operates Arab human rights program, which promotes extension and protection of the rights of individuals within the Arab World; plans to conduct African program. Maintains a committee of criminal justice experts. Makes avail-able postgraduate-level courses in human rights and criminal law. Languages: English; French.
Nouvelles Etudes Penales (Book), periodic; Revue International de Droit Penal, semiannual. Supersedes: International Union of Criminal Law.
Enhances the professional growth of law enforcement properly and evidence personnel. Provides education and training related to handling, storage, maintenance and disposal of law enforcement-held property and evidence.
Promotes the effective, fair, impartial and efficient prosecution of criminal offenses. Improves the standards and printiples involved in the administration of criminal justice. Assists prosecutors in the fight against organized or other serious crime. Facilitates exchange and dissemination of information, expertise and experience and encourages the use of information technology in criminal justice system. Languages: English; French; Russian; Spanish.
Promotes safety and professionalism among undercover officers. Fosters mutual cooperation, discussions and interests among its members. Provides international network of intelligence gathering means for undercover officers.
Open to all women and men in the criminal-justice field, regardless of rank, assignment, or department affiliation. Strengthens, unite and raise the profile of women in criminal justice internationally. Hosts an annual training conference.
Lawyers in 55 countries; national or regional law societies and bar associations. Promotes the interests of young lawyers and the entire legal profession, and encourages cooperation among lawyers. Studies problems of law; assists young lawyers fadng difficulties in the free exercise of their professional rights and duties. Intervenes when the rights of persons to be legally represented and to receive a fair trial are threatened. Contributes to the development of the legal profession and the harmonization of its professional rules; defends common principles considered to be invincible from the notion of justice and law. Encourages formation of new national associations in countries where such groups do not exist. Fosters international communication and friendship among lawyers. Languages: English; French; German; Spanish.
National bar associations and individual members of the legal profession working in the field of international law in 183 countries. Works to advance the science of jurisprudence; promotes uniformity in related legal fields and administration of justice under law. Seeks to establish and maintain friendly relations among members of the legal profession worldwide. Supports the legal principles and aims of the United Nations. Languages: English; Spanish.
Business Law International, 3/year; International Bar News (Magazine); Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law (Journal), quarterly; Newsletters, semiannual.
Protects the basic legal rights of ordinary citizens in developing countries. Provides technical support and training to emerging legal aid organizations. Advocates and supports the prioritization of just and effective criminal justice systems on the agenda of organizations involved with international human rights and legal development.
AFL-CIO. Law enforcement officers and police departments nationwide dedicated to the welfare and security of law enforcement personnel at the city, state, and national level. Maintains legal department; offers insurance program. Supports labor relations branch; conducts seminars.
Blue Shield (Newsletter), 3/year; Police Chronicle (Newspaper), quarterly.
Protects the basic legal rights of ordinary citizens in developing countries. Provides technical support and training to emerging legal aid organizations. Advocates and supports the prioritization of just and effective criminal justice systems on the agenda of organizations involved with international human rights and legal development.
AFL-CIO. Law enforcement officers and police departments nationwide dedicated to the welfare and security of law enforcement personnel at the city, state, and national level. Maintains legal department; offers insurance program. Supports labor relations branch; conducts seminars.
Blue Shield (Newsletter), 3/year; Police Chronicle (Newspaper), quarterly.
Aims to assist International Business Law Consortium member law firms, corporate counsel and accountancy firms in participating in the Center's publishing, conference, study and professional development programs, to further the research and scholarship programs of the Center, and to enhance professional contact and the exchange of information among its members. Languages: English.
Case Postale 6128 Succ. Centre-ville Montreal, QC H3C 3J7
Benoit Dupont, Dir.
P: (514) 343*7065
F: (514) 343-2269
Initiates comparative studies and the training of professional personnel and research workers in the field of criminal justice. Disseminates cross-cultural experience and resources; encourages the exchange of information on research and penal reform. Conducts studies on topics such as the adaptation of traditional systems of criminal justice to the demands of modern industrial societies. Organizes refresher courses for practitioners; participants evaluate the criminal justice system of many countries with a view toward initiating reforms in their own system. Conducts seminars on subjects such as crime, and deviance, adolescent delinquency, domestic violence, development of delinquent behavior, enforcement of penal norms, social image of crime, and victimology. Languages: English; French.
Seeks to assist in the formation of laws and regulatory systems that stimulate activities of non-profit organizations worldwide. Provides technical assistance in the writing of laws and regulations governing non-profit organizations; assists in the privatization of social, educational, and cultural assets and programs internationally.
The International Journal for Not-For-Profit Law (Journal), quarterly; Annual Report, annual.
An affiliated institute of the United Nations. Contributes to policy development and law reform nationally and internationally; collaborates with the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice and the members of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme network. Promotes proliferation of democratic principles and respect for the rule of law and fundamental principles of human rights in criminal law and the administration of criminal justice. Facilitates information exchange among crime and criminal justice agencies and organizations; pursues foreign policy objectives in the areas of criminal justice and human rights. Languages: English.
Countries that are members of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, or, by invitation, parties to the Statute of the International Court of Justice. Provides facilities for the conciliation and arbitration of investment disputes between members and nationals of other members in accordance with the provisions of the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States. Collects and disseminates information relating to legislation, international agreements, and other investment matters.
Contracting States and Measures Taken by Them for the Purpose of the Convention (Report), periodic; ICSID Review: Foreign Investment Law Journal (Journal), semiannual; International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes-Annual Report (Annual Report), annual; Investment Laws of the World (Journal), periodic; Rules and Regulations (Handbook).
Governments of 51 countries. Conducts organizational, training, and equipment research in the field of civil defense. Maintains liaison among governmental, professional, and volunteer organizations concerned with the protection and safety of civilian populations. Advocates public education against home, industrial, and natural hazards. Conducts research in accident prevention and response. Sponsors training of field personnel and disaster managers. Languages: Arabic; English; French; Russian; Spanish.
International Civil Defence Journal (Journal), quarterly.
National governmental representatives from 16 countries united to improve and internationally coordinate member countries' municipal and family laws. Acts as forum for international exchange of information on each country's municipal, personal, and family laws; exchanges legal texts and documentation. Coordinates efforts with the Hague Conference on Private International Law, the Council of Europe, the European Community, and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees. Languages: French.
Guide Pratique International de I'Etat Civil (Book), annual; Proces-Verbaux, semiannual.
Agencies and individuals from North America and other countries working in community based correctional programs. Purposes are to assist members in functioning more effectively through the exchange of information regarding management and treatment; promote the development of community-based correctional programs; develop and implement a pro-gram of public information and education in the field of community based treatment; assist social institu-tions within communities to accept the responsibility for coping with crime, substance abuse, mental health, delinquency, and related social problems. Sponsors programs in the areas of corrections. Conducts research programs and Margaret Mead Lecture Series. Formerly: International Halfway House Association; International Association of Residential and Community Alternative.
Individuals (315) and organizations (25) in the fields of environmental law, policy, and administration united to facilitate professional contact between members and to foster the exchange and dissemination of information on the legal and policy aspects of environmental conservation. Languages: English; French.
Environmental Policy and Law (Journal), bimonthly; International Environmental Law: Multilateral Treaties; References to Environmental Policy and Law Literature (Bibliography), quarterly.
11835 W Olympic Blvd., Ste. 1090 Los Angeles, CA 90064
Sean Butler, Pres./Sec.
P: (310) 473-0777
Toll-free: (866) 379-8843
Supports research and education regarding the participation of the United States in a permanent International Criminal Court. Promotes peace through International Law. Supports the International Criminal Court in promoting a just and equitable international legal system that will address crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, when there are no other courts willing or able to prosecute.
Organizes and advances professional and social interaction between academics, policymakers and legal professionals in international law. Promotes exchange of knowledge among criminal law professionals. Provides education and training.
Intergovernmental organization responsible for promoting the widest possible mutual assistance between law enforcement agencies around the world. Through its computer network and databases the organization serves as a central point of coordination for investigators of a trans-national nature. Languages: Arabic; English; French; Spanish.
International Crime Statistics, annual; International Criminal Police Review, bimonthly.
Represents victims of crime on cruise ships, their families and friends, and individuals concerned about the problems of victimization and disappearances on cruise ships. Advocates for legislative reform to protect passengers from crimes and increase the rights of victims of crimes that occur on cruise ships. Aims to contribute to growing a cruise industry where passengers and crew members are safe and secure from victimization.
Promotes the rule of law and good governance in developing countries, countries in economic transition and in those emerging from armed conflict. Works with people and institutions at all levels of society to build effective and fair legal frameworks and processes that create social and economic opportunity for all. Encourages its country partners to take charge of their own development agendas. Works directly with lawyers, jurists, policy-makers, regulators, civil society representatives, universities, research centers, public and private institutions and government ministries to empower them to actively contribute to their country's development. Languages: Arabic; English; French; Italian; Spanish.
Represents law enforcement officers and citizens of all professions and businesses. Brings together, on a social basis, conscientious law enforcement personnel and others interested in improving knowledge of law enforcement problems.
Represents the interests of trained canines, teams and facilities within the forensic entomology detection canine industry. Promotes quality and fair business practices within the canine detection industry. Provides training, education and certification to members.
Scholars and politicians in 40 countries working to promote nationality rights, regionalist independence, and self-determination in order to reduce armed conflicts and maintain peace. Conducts educational program on group rights issues; holds seminars. Sponsors research projects and field studies. Languages: Dutch; English; French; German.
Governments interested in examining ways of harmo-nizing and coordinating private law of states and groups of states. Prepares drafts of laws and conventions with the aim of establishing uniform law and improving international relations in the field; works to prepare various states for the adoption of uniform rules of private law. Organizes conferences, seminars, study groups, symposia, and work programs for academics and practitioners interested in international trade law and the legal and technical aspects of unification; sponsors studies in comparative private law. Collaborates with independent experts and organizations in the field. Languages: English; French; German; Italian; Spanish.
Charles Clore House 17 Russell Sq. London WC1B 5DR
David J.C. Wyld, Sec. Gen.
P: 44 20 73232978
F: 44 20 73233580
Lawyers and representatives in 85 countries active in the shipping, commercial, and banking industries. Fosters interest in the study, advancement and unification of international public and private law and comparative law, and in resolving legal conflicts. Conducts seminars. Languages: English; French.
Conference Reports (Proceedings), biennial; The Effect of Independence on Treaties (Book); The Present State of International Law (Book).
Parekh Chambers 30 School Ln. Bengali Market New Delhi 110 001
Pravin H. Parekh, Sec.
F: 91 11 23311951
Fosters professional and business relations between judges, lawyers and other members, business and government representatives in the region. Promotes the rule of law in a diverse range of political, cultural, social and economic contexts throughout the region.
Works for the study, clarification and development of both public and international law. Makes proposals for the solution of conflicts of law, for the unification of law, and the furthering of international understanding and goodwill.
The Foundry Bldg. 1055 Thomas Jefferson St. NW Washington, DC 20007
Don Wallace, Chm.
P: (202) 247-6006
F: (202) 247-6010
Offers a combination of research and training programs that focus on the legal aspect of international business transactions. Sponsors international conferences and service programs for foreign students and lawyers. Formerly: Institute for International and Foreign Trade Law.
International law societies at law schools worldwide; interns and associate members. Promotes the study and understanding of international law through cooperative development of programs. Provides support to local groups for on-campus programming and coordinates regional, national, and international events. Conducts annual Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, open to all international law societies. Administers the U.S. portion of the Student Trainee Exchange Program, a student administered internship exchange between U.S. and European law firms and legal organizations, and the Transamerica Student Exchange Program between the U.S. and Mexico. Provides research opportunities to undergraduate, graduate, and law students in the field of international law. Maintains speakers list; coordinates a book donation program.
ILSA Guide to Education and Career Development in International Law (Book); ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law (Journal), 3/year. Formerly: Association of Student International Law Societies.
United States attorneys concerned with the plight of individuals encountering legal problems in countries other than their own. Provides legal assistance to Americans incarcerated abroad. Acts as liaison between the family, the foreign attorney, and the client in both civil and criminal cases; and assists in hiring legal counsel abroad. Provides continued legal representation in the U.S. for prisoners returned under prisoner transfer treaties. Increases public awareness of legal problems encountered while living and traveling abroad. Company services include: employee seminar aimed at avoiding legal troubles abroad; legal orientation to foreign laws and customs; legal counseling for employees living or traveling abroad; legal opinions on matters involving civil or criminal laws of foreign countries. Maintains speakers' bureau.
Coming Home: A Handbook for Americans Imprisoned in Mexico (Handbook); The Hassle of Your Life: A Handbook for Families of Americans Jailed Abroad (Handbook); Prisoner Transfer Treaties, A Practical Guide (Handbook); Repatriation: A Handbook for Americans Imprisoned in Europe (Handbook). Supersedes: Committee of Concerned Parents.
Promotes increased understanding of Dutch and foreign private international law and foreign law. Gathers and disseminates information on Dutch and foreign private international taw and foreign law. Languages: Dutch; English; French; German; Spanish.
Bulletin, quarterly. Formerly: International Juridical Institute.
National maritime law associations. Strives to promote and contribute to the unification of maritime and commercial law, maritime customs, usages, and practices. Cooperates with other worldwide organizations. Languages: English; French.
Annuaire CMI Yearbook (Yearbook), annual; CMI News Letter (Newsletter), triennial; Proceedings of International Conferences of CMI (Proceedings), quadrennial.
Represents gaming attorneys and affiliated members in the gaming industry. Aims to further the gaming industry's legal education. Serves as a forum for the exchange of professional information concerning all aspects of gaming law.
Investigates situations of discrimination and strengthen solidarity among minority groups. Sends missions to specific areas occasionally. Acts to eliminate all forms of discrimination around the world. Fosters international solidarity among discriminated minorities and advancing the international regime of human right.
Seeks to promote and advance the development of local government law and. Serves as a clearinghouse of local law materials; collects and disseminates information; assists government agencies to prepare for litigation and develop new local laws; provides legal research and writing services; offers continuing legal education opportunities; conducts research programs. Absorbed: National 1ST of Municipal Law Officers.
Ensures that each firm's clients will receive quality legal representation. Provides a healthy referral network among the high performing, single focus law firms. Promotes a network that connects small law firms around the country and the world giving the small law firms a way to compete with the larger national and global firms.
Ombudsman offices, complaint handling organizations, institutions, libraries, and individuals in 74 countries. Promotes concept of ombudsmanship and supports research and educational efforts in the field. Disseminates information about ombudsmanship; participates in seminars concerning the ombudsman concept. Languages: English; French; German; Spanish.
International Organisation for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (EAFORD) (Organisation Internationale pour I'Elimination de Toutes les Formes de Discrimination Raciale) http://www.eaford.org firstname.lastname@example.org
5, Rte. Des Morillons Case Postale 2100 CH-1211 Geneva 2
Abdalla Sharafeddin, Pres.
P: 41 22 7886233
F: 41 22 7886245
Individuals and groups in 17 countries involved in human rights issues and who oppose racism and racial discrimination. Promotes equality, dignity, rights for all peoples and individuals. Provides support to nongovernmental organizations with similar aims. Cooperates with universities in different countries and United Nations bodies on the issue of racism and racial discrimination; disseminates information. Plans to establish a library and research centers. Languages: English.
32465 NE Old Parrett Mountain Rd. Newberg, OR 97132
Martene A. Young, Pres.
P: (503) 554-1552
F: (503) 554-1532
Aims to mobilize people, organizations and governments to prevent and mitigate the effects of the crimes and catastrophes on victims and communities. Promotes international policy changes that sup-port the rights and funding of services for victims and survivors of crime, violence, abuse of power, terrorism and national disasters. Provides information and education on violence prevention and restorative justice.
Individuals who manage paralegals. Promotes the field of paralegal management; conducts continuing education program for members; provides for information exchange among members and those planning to enter the field. Maintains 22 chapters. Formerly: Legal Assistant Management Association.
Intl. Administration Ctre. 1 Fox Rd. West Bridgford Nottingham NG2 6AJ
Georgios Karsaropouios, Internationa) Sec. Gen.
P: 44 115 9455985
F: 44 115 9822578
Members of the police service, either in employment or retired. Seeks to unite all active and retired members of the police service to establish ties of friendship and mutual aid among them. Organizes exchange holidays, pen-friendships, and group visits; encourages and stimulates public service to promote respect for law and the maintenance of order among members of the police service in all countries. Engages in social and cultural activities; Works to establish a correspondence service. NGO (special status) with UN, the council of Europe and UNESCO. Languages: English; French; German; Spanish.
Offers advanced training and prepared emergency management services to chaplains. Provides support to local and international law enforcement and fire departments, federal and state agencies, and emergency agencies in the event of natural disasters and acts of terrorism.
Provides resources, networking opportunities and training for public safety bicyclists, including police officers and EMS personnel. Conducts the tPMBA Police Cyclist Course and the EMS Cyclist Course.
Complete Guide to Police Cycling (Book); IPMBA News (Newsletter), quarterly.
Aims to unite and assist all law enforcement agencies in the training and continued progress of all police work dogs. Seeks to establish a working standard for all police work dogs, handlers, and trainers through an accreditation program. Promotes the image of the police work dog.
Metro Plaza II 8403 Cotesville Rd. Silver Spring, MD 20910
Deborah Robinson, Founder/Exec. Dir.
P: (301) 562-0883
F: (301) 562-8084
Represents the interests of individuals dedicated to building a global network linking people of African descent within the United States to social justice struggles throughout the world. Strives to increase understanding, participation and activism by Black people in international arenas. Mobilizes national and international networks to participate in international forums. Advocates for social justice, conducts research, provides technical assistance, serves as a clearinghouse for information, and provides avenues for experiential learning.
The Fundamental Human Right To Prosecution And Compensation (Paper); Shift Happens: Contemporary Racism And African American (Paper).
Represents individuals concerned about the spiritual well-being of prisoners in the U.S. Seeks to rehabilitate criminals through the processes of Christian conversion and discipleship. Conducts prison crusades and seminars.
866 United Nations Plz., Ste. 4018 New York, NY 10017
Sandrah Akello, Program Asst.
P: (212) 453-5853
Toll-free: (866) 504-0743
Strives to address human rights in conflict and displacement in Africa. Enhances the protection of displaced populations before, during and after conflict. Participates in the improvement and creation of models of law and practice which best guarantee human rights in conflict and displacement.
1211 Connecticut Ave. NW, Ste. 700 Washington, DC 20036
Asif M. Shaikh, Pres.
P: (202) 289-0100
F: (202) 289-7601
Promotes disaster preparedness and mitigation and effective emergency management worldwide. Undertakes and administers housing, flood preparedness, emergency construction, community self-help, monitoring and evaluating transition from emergency to environmental disaster programs. Formerly: INTER- TECT; IRG Ltd..
Provides volunteer legal services by highly skilled and experienced attorneys to advance democracy and the rule of law, protect human rights and promote equitable economic development worldwide. Helps governments and citizens develop and implement legal reforms. Assists programs that advance Ihe social and economic well-being of people in developing countries. Builds the capacity of local organizations and professionals to meet the needs of their communities.
Criminologists and other interested inc' to advance understanding of crime promotes interdisciplinary study of sues. Serves as a clearinghouse sponsors research and educatic courages communication arm between members and other * fields related to criminology. ' 0r French.
Improves the understanding of the complex inter-relationships between the law and technology. Promotes the regular exchange of new issues, ideas, and information related to the intersection of law and technology. Encourages collaboration between practicing lawyers, technologists, legal and technical academics, and the judiciary with respect to emerging areas related to new technologies and the law. Serves as facilitator and coordinator of new legal and technical information interchange worldwide.
Represents independent law firms. Helps restore honor and dignity to the legal profession. Strives to rebuild the public's trust in lawyers and the judicial system. Facilitates communication and cooperation among members.
AFL-CIO. Represents police officers organized to secure just compensation for their service and equitable settlement of their grievances, promote the establishment of just and reasonable work conditions, and encourage the formation of local unions, state and provincial associations, and joint councils. Seeks professionalization of the police officer through collective bargaining seminars and research. Encourages formation of political action committees by locals. Compiles statistics. Monitors national police/ labor legislation.
W and professional inventors in the U.S. s instruction, assistance, and guidance including: patent protection; patent searches Visions; offering inventions for sale; getting s and products designed, produced, and manufactured; choosing experts when required- performing as many of these vital actions as capabilities and resources provide. Organizes seminars and semiannual programs on invention promotion and Reduction to Practice." Conducts research. Works in cooperation with Entrepreneurs Workshop International, which was formed to help inventor/members sell, market, or license their products. Offers children s services. Operates Green2Gold Incubator and workshops for energy and environmental technologies.
Invent!: The Magazine of Creativity, Invention and Entrepreneurship and The Light- bulb Journal (Magazine), bimonthly; Inventor's Guidebook (Book); Inventor's Journal (Journal); Membership Resources Directory (Directory).
1025 Connecticut Ave. NW, Ste. 1012 Washington, DC 20036
Nema Milaninia, Pres.
P: (202) 828-1217
F: (202) 857-9799
Works to educate and inform the Iranian American community about legal issues of interest. Seeks to ensure that the American public at large, Iranian American representatives and other government officials are fully and accurately informed on legal matters ol interest and concern to the Iranian American community. Promotes the social, economic, professional and educational advancement of the Iranian American community. Strives to publicize and promote the achievements of Iranian American lawyers and other legal professionals.
IABA Newsletter (Newsletter); The IABA Review (Report).
Campaigns to end the occupation of Iraq. Disseminates information and provides coverage about the realities of the occupation. Develops and publicizes the arguments for ending the occupation. Provides research and highlights the reasons for British involvement.
Strives to advance the civil rights of Iraqi people. Supports Iraqis all over the world by aiding them in their needs and strengthening their lives. Collects blankets and other heating materials and gives them to Iraqi families. Provides Iraqi families with filters so they could filter their water and keep their families safe from disease.
Conducts campaigns in support of civil liberties. Stresses the importance of preserving and extending civil liberties and examines relevant laws and official practices. Sponsors seminars. Languages: English.
Advocates for fundamental changes in Jamaica's judicial, economic, social and political systems. Educates the public about the state of justice in Jamaica. Identifies issues and designs approaches to resolve them. Addresses citizens' complaints of justice.
Attorneys and bar associations in Japan. Works to uphold the standards and integrity of the legal profession by providing supervision of practicing attorneys and bar associations. Facilitates programs to protect civil rights and the environment. Represents members' judiciary positions to governmental bodies. Conducts research on legal systems and cultures in jurisdictions outside of Japan. Languages: English; Japanese.
Consists of Japanese, Oriental and Occidental societies, from ancient to contemporary times. Aims to promote the academic exchange among researchers occupied with the various aspects of the history of law. Languages: English; Japanese.
Participants conduct nonpartisan research and citizen education on constitutional reforms designed to improve government structure and functioning. Sponsors Jefferson Meetings on the Constitution, a series of citizen debates.
Jefferson Foundation News, semiannual. Supersedes: Foundation for the Study of Presidential and Congressional Terms.
Provides religious services and materials for Jewish prisoners and their families. Assists ex-offenders with reentry needs. Advises correctional agencies on Jewish religious standards and provides volunteers for in-prison/jail Jewish programs.
Individuals dedicated to advancing the civil right of law abiding persons to be armed. Works toward "destroying the concept that gun control is a beneficial policy*. Conducts research programs. Promotes public education regarding citizens' right to bear arms, and maintains that it is dangerous to individuals' safety and rights for the government to have guns while the public is disarmed.
Bill of Rights Sentinel (Magazine), periodic; Death by Gun Control: The Human Cost of Victim Disarmament (Booklet); Dial 911 and Die; Gun Control: Gateway to Tyranny (Book); Hope: A Novel About A New President Who Practices Strict Bill of Rights Enforcement (Booklet); I Will Live Free; The State vs. the People: Re-Rise of the American Police State (Booklet); Television Documentary: Innocents Betrayed (Booklet); The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
Works for prison reform and prevention and control of crime and delinquency. Provides professional consultation and survey services in the crime and delinquency field; encourages and develops volunteer programs; monitors criminal justice programs and services. Staffed by professionals in the correctional field reinforced by active citizen leaders. Conducts research projects and publishes findings; sponsors public information program to promote community understanding. Named after John Howard (1726-90), an 18th century English prison reformer.
Aims to clarify, establish, and advance the legal rights of people with mental and developmental disabilities. Provides technical assistance and training to lawyers, consumer groups, providers of mental health and supported housing services, and policymakers at federal, state, and local levels. Has staff attorneys that have represented leading national consumer and professional associations and, on occasion, individual plaintiffs in landmark lawsuits that have established many rights of people with mental and developmental disabilities including the rights to: appropriate education, compensation for institution-maintaining labor, and fair consideration for access to federal assistance. Works to expand community-living opportunities for adults and children with disabilities and to protect their civil rights under the American With Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act and Medicaid law. Formerly: Mental Health Law Project.
St. 3, Charai Ansari, Shar-e-Naw, House No. 200 Global Rights Compound Kabul
Mahfuza Folad, Exec. Dir.
P: 93 700476110
Works to strengthen the rule of law and expand access to justice for vulnerable populations in Afghanistan. Provides a competent legal representation in criminal, civil and family law cases to marginalized and underserved groups. Promotes an awareness among women, children and families about their legal rights.
Aims to help individuals receive ethical and moral treatment from the legal and judicial systems. Works to advocate, educate and assist those unfamiliar with civil and criminal laws. Educates the youth and young adults to help them avoid the hardships of navigating the criminal and civil judicial systems.
777 N Capitol St. NE, Ste. 801 Washington, DC 20002
Joan C. Weiss, Exec. Dir.
P: (202) 842-9330
F: (202) 842-9329
Heads of state statistical units in criminal justice are voting members; others are associate members. Seeks to further the collection, analysis, dissemination, and use of data concerning crime and criminal justice at the federal and state levels; assist in the identification and transfer of techniques for analyzing criminal justice data. Acts as clearinghouse and forum for discussion among criminal justice professionals; serves as liaison between the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics and the states. Coordinates the State Evaluation Development (SED) Program funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance.
The Forum (Newsletter), quarterly; Justice Research & Policy (Journal), semiannual. Formerly: Criminal Justice Statistics Association.
Lawyers, organizations, firms, and corporations in 24 countries. Facilitates an international and professional network for lawyers to update, reform and develop the law in the region. Provides members the opportunity to be updated in the laws of the region by offering specialty conferences throughout the year. Languages: English.
Represents the legal profession at the national level; speaks on behalf of constituent bodies on national issues affecting the legal profession; promotes the administration of justice, access to justice and general improvement of the law; advises governments, courts and other federal agencies on ways in which the law and the justice system can be improved to benefit the community. Presents events such as the biennial Australian Legal Convention, coordinates National Law Week, and organizes specialized seminars, workshops, and conferences on a range of legal issues. Languages: English.
Works to improve the criminal justice system and keep citizens safe from violent crime. Provides representation in Washington, DC; introduces and passes legislative criminal justice reforms; promotes victim's rights over criminal rights; supports an individual's right to choose to own a firearm.
Serves as a key resource to the global public safety community by focusing on the needs of video production and forensic imaging disciplines. Provides opportunities for professional development through quality training and informational exchange. Offers forensic video analysis training to law enforcement professionals.
Current and former law enforcement officers, lineal descendants of slain officers, and interested individuals working to compile a detailed, accurate, and documented list of police officers who died in the line of duty. Plans to establish a memorial museum and library and publish a memorial book. Conducts research.
Law schools in the U.S. and Canada. Develops and administers the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Provides services to law schools and law school applicants to support the admission process. Holds law school forums. Publishes legal education and test preparation material.
Becoming A Lawyer: A Video Collection (Video); The Next 10 Actual, Official PrepTests (Book); Official Guide to ABA Approved Law Schools (Book), annual; Prep Tests (Book); Ten Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests (Book). Formerly: Law Services.
University of Massachusetts 217 Draper Hall 40 Campus Center Way Amherst, MA 01003-9244
Ronald M. Pipkin, Exec. Off.
P: (413) 545-4617
F: (413) 577-3194
Social scientists, law professors, lawyers, and administrators for government and other agencies. Explores the relationships between law and society in order to contribute to the understanding of law as a social and political phenomenon and to expedite the use of law as an instrument of public policy. Promotes interdisciplinary ventures in the area of law and the social sciences. Sponsors activities that may stimulate criticism and new ideas among scholars and practitioners concerned with the interaction of society and law. Conducts joint panels and symposia with other professional associations; sponsors training institutes for socio-legal research and teaching.
Solicitors, law students and scholars, and other individuals with an interest in the law. Seeks to "improve access to the law". Represents the professional interests of, and provides support and services to, solicitors. Handles public complaints regarding the conduct of members; administers statutory compensation fund. Develops guidelines for legal practice and education. Sponsors continuing professional development courses for solicitors. Languages: English; Irish.
Scottish solicitors. Seeks to promote the profession of Scottish solicitors and the interests of the public in relation to that profession. Supports activities in legal education, client relations, law reform, practice development, and international law.
Journal of the Law Society of Scotland (Journal), monthly; Scottish Civil Law Reports (Reports).
Lawyers. Maintains and improves standards of conduct and learning of legal professions; represents, protects and assists members and public in Singapore in all matters of the law; establishes scheme by which all persons on non-capital criminal charges can be represented by lawyers.
eJus News (Bulletin), weekly; Singapore Law Gazette (Magazine), monthly.
Seeks to uphold and encourage the practice of law. Promotes legal aid and accessibility to law and courts. Fosters the study and development of customary legal systems and their application in practice. Provides legal and continuing education, practical legal training, research in the science of law and legal practice.
Attorneys and other individuals interested in promotion of human rights, good governance and rule of law. Promotes increased interest in research and advocacy. Sponsors research and educational programs; makes available legal services; serves as a network linking Asian jurists, attorneys, and legal scholars. Conducts research on human rights and making law a tool for social change. Languages: English; Tamil.
Appalate Law Recorder (Report), quarterly; LST Review (Journal), monthly; Sri Lanka: State of Human Rights (Report), annual; State of Human Rights Sri Lanka (Yearbook), annual.
Represents the interests of Bermudian law students. Provides information on issues pertinent to legal matters. Seeks to establish dose ties with the Bermuda Bar Association for the purposes of increasing awareness of the law profession.
Represents members who specialize in alternative dispute resolution. Works with other organizations to provide quality, cost effective alternative dispute resolution firms. Allows member firms to service the legal needs of clients that are expanding their operations and relationships into new domestic and foreign markets because of the increasing globalization of the business world. Assists clients with legal and business issues in the areas of corporate and financial transactions, real estate, intellectual property and information technology, litigation, and private client practice.
Provides services that help children and youth who are victims of abuse and neglect. Provides training and ongoing support to attorneys who have commit-ted them to providing pro bono representation to children.
1140 Connecticut Ave. NW, Ste. 503 Washington, DC 20036
L. Gino Marchetti, Pres.
P: (202) 429-0045
F: (202) 429-6982
Defense trial attorneys, defense bar organizations, and concerned business leaders. Promotes legislative and judicial reform by: furthers public education; gathers and exchanges information on judicial and legislative developments; maintains a resource bank of defense trial lawyers to provide legal expertise nationwide; files amicus briefs in tort reform cases to encourage countering of the plaintiff's bar. Seeks to: contain litigation costs; reestablish fault-based standards of liability; reform joint and several liability; control punitive and non-economic damage awards; and eliminate double recoveries from collateral sources. Encourages state legislatures to enact tort reform by stressing responsible legislation.
Operates through local committees of private lawyers in eight major cities to provide legal assistance to poor and minority groups living in urban centers. National office undertakes reform efforts in such fields as employment, voting rights, housing discrimination and community development, education discrimination, and environmental justice.
Advocates and promotes greater racial and ethnic diversity in the legal profession. Advocates for law schools, lawyers and judicial systems that accurately reflect the communities that they sen/e. Provides civil pro bono legal services to underserved communities.
Creates a global association of lawyers dedicated to the promotion and protection of human justice by providing free legal services. Supports capacity building of non-governmental organizations worldwide. Protects the integrity of legal process through neutral observation. Serves as a law oriented clearinghouse linking needs with the legal resources to meet them.
Coalition of national organizations working to promote passage of civil rights, social and economic legislation, and enforcement of laws already on the books; has released studies examining former President Ronald Reagan's tax and budget programs in areas including housing, elementary and secondary education, social welfare, and Indian affairs, and tax cuts. Evaluates the enforcement of activities in civil rights by the U.S. Department of Justice; has also reviewed civil rights activities of the U.S. Department of Education.
Supports young people striving to solve problems in the communities. Works with young people who have been shut out of the political process to make politics fun, engaging, relevant, and meaningful. Registers voters, writes and distributes voter guides, and lobbies elected officials.
Represents female students. Aims to improve the legal position of women. Offers free legal advice on matters relating to family law, the law of inheritance, child law, social security law, labor law, housing law, and the law of damages. Assists battered women, female immigrants, and female prisoners through subgroups; educate woman on legal matters; and acts as liaison between women and the government and organizations. Languages: English; Norwegian.
Provides legal services for the poor in both civil and criminal matters. Advocates for Cambodia's poor so that they are fairly and equally treated in society. Promotes respect of laws and human rights in Cambodia. Increases awareness of communities about their legal rights and laws.
Seeks to provide marginalized and under-represented communities with a legal aid lawyer. Promotes access to justice for all people of Afghanistan. Enhances the quality of legal aid sen/ices throughout Afghanistan.
Lawyers and administrative staff providing legal and educational services to disadvantaged persons and communities. Offers support and training to community advice offices. Believes in 'the value of law as an instrument of justice* and other democratic principles. Provides legal services to people who are economically disadvantaged, homeless, and landless; works to insure respect for human rights and the rule of law in South Africa; promotes gender and racial equality; contributes to the development of human rights jurisprudence. Languages: English.
Handbook of Public Interest Law (Book); LRC Review (Newsletter); Principles for Disciplinary Codes of Non-Profit Organizations (Booklet); Reference Guide for Non Profit Organizations (Booklet); Newsletters, periodic.
Attorneys and law firms. Promotes increased access to legal services for previously underserved populations. Provides legal assistance to needy individuals; sponsors internship programs; serves as a clearinghouse on legal and human rights issues. Languages: English.
Nongovernmental organizations promoting a human rights environment in Zimbabwe through programs which empower disadvantaged people to use the legal system, while improving the quality of justice for all in Zimbabwe. Languages: English.
Focuses on sales, service and quality issues in law firms and legal departments. Provides information resources for lawyers and their associates by providing research tools and a library. Facilitates events and resources for legal and business professionals.
Comprehensive, cost-free law firm devoted exclusively to protecting the legal rights of teens, children, and infants who are residents of San Francisco, CA, and other Bay Area counties. Supported by private contributions and foundation grants, the firm is staffed by attorneys, social workers, social work student interns, law students, and support staff. Clients receive the team services of attorneys and social workers. Accepts referrals from all public and private youth-serving agencies as well as from individual adults and some clients are referred by friends. Represents minors in child abuse and status offense cases in the Juvenile Court, in administrative proceedings, and in other civil matters such as guardianships, mental health, and special education. Attempts to break the cycle of neglect to delinquency; offers solution-oriented advocacy with respect to school, health, financial, and housing problems; advocates concrete alternatives to delinquency recidivism, institutionalization, and incarceration and provides advocacy and support groups for children in HIV positive families.
Lawyers who advise on and litigate cases concerning problems of the elderly. Funded through the Legal Services Corporation in New York City, attorney fees, grants, and the state of New York. Conducts research, litigation, and educational programs. Formerly: Legal Services for the Elderly Poor.
Lawyers, politicians, university professors, and social researchers. Coordinates and maintains the activities of the Basso International Research Network, the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal. Conducts roundtables, seminars, and workshops. Languages: English; French; Italian; Portuguese; Spanish.
Independent law firms. Provides an exchange of professional information about local and global practice and development of law, facilitates and disseminates communications among members, and improves members' abilities to sen/e their clients.
Seeks to improve the quality of law enforcement services in Liberia. Develops professionalism within law enforcement and other criminal justice institutions. Promotes community participation and cooperation in meeting the challenges of crimes and disorders. Provides law enforcement education and training opportunities for members.
Individuals committed to the defense and extension of civil liberties in the United Kingdom. Campaigns for: a Bill of Rights, protection against inhumane or degrading punishment; equality before the law; freedom from discrimination on grounds of disability, political opinion, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation; protection from arbitrary arrest and unnecessary detention and for fair hearings and associated legal rights; freedom of thought and belief, speech and publication, and peaceful assembly and association; free movement, privacy, and the right of access to official information. Lobbies Parliament; takes important test cases to court; advises people on legal rights. Commissions research. Languages: English.
Your Rights (Book). Formerly: Liberty National Council for Civil Liberties.
Addresses the injustice of wrongful conviction and incarceration by assisting exonerees and their family members in rebuilding their lives. Works to secure exonerees' physical, spiritual, psychological, social and economic well-being. Coordinates direct services to exonerees. Helps to build a community of the exonerated. Supports legislative and policy change.
Aims to provide an international platform for the free expression of ideas and experiences in order to foster understanding and connections between people of different cultures and beliefs. Promotes social welfare for the people of Turkey, Greece and the United States. Conducts research and compiles and publishes information concerning art, literature and ideas about the future. Promotes the theory and practice of the principles of good government and good citizenship. Provides a forum for discussion of all matters of public interest, partisan politics and sectarian religion.
Organizes, sponsors, and supports educational programs promoting the highest standards in legal scholarship and its application. Advances an understanding of the legal system of the United States of America in the Republic of Lithuania, and of the legal system of the Republic of Lithuania in the United States of America. Promotes a harmonious and productive relationship between the United States of America and the Republic of Lithuania.
Works to educate individuals on various issues of social injustice such as world poverty, clean water, the AIDS epidemic, human trafficking, homelessness, the environment, and oppression. Takes this knowledge and puts it to work through monthly action projects, community groups, events and partnerships.
No. 13,15 and 17, Leboh Pasar Besar 50050 Kuala Lumpur
Lim Chee Wee, Pres.
P: 60 3 20502050
F: 60 3 20261313
Provides a central reference point to the activities of the Malaysian Bar and the Malaysian legal profession. Provides relevant information to the public on the Malaysian legal profession, the role and function of the Bar Council and its office bearers, the rulings of the Bar Council, the activities of its various committees, and the press statements issued by the council on current and topical legal issues. Serves as a medium of discussion and discourse between the Bar Council and its members, as well as with the public.
Seeks to strengthen the capacity and coordination of regional media activist hub organizations. Aims to develop the skills and leadership of organizers from under-represented communities. Works for increased strategic effectiveness within and across regions, among media and social justice groups, and with D. C.-based allies.
627 Media Coalition 19 Fulton St., Rm. 407 New York, NY 10038
David Horowitz, Exec. Dir.
P: (212) 587-4025
F: (212) 587-2436
Trade associations united to defend the First Amendment right to produce and distribute books, magazines, recordings, videogames and videotapes. Monitors censorship legislation at the federal and state level; files legal challenges to unconstitutional laws and amicus curial briefs in cases involving First Amendment rights of producers and distributors of constitutionally protected works. Gathers and disseminates material, including public opinion polls and reports, on censorship and First Amendment issues.
Catharine A. MacKinnon: The Rise of a Feminist Censor, 1983-1993 (Report); Killing the Messenger: Why Censorship Won't Stop Violence (Report); The Rev. Donald Wildmon's Crusade for Censorship, 1977-1992 (Report); Sense and Censorship: The Vanity of Bonfires (Report). Formerly: Media Coalition/Americans for Constitutional Freedom.
North Tower, 20th FI. 520 Eighth Ave. New York, NY 10018
Sandra S. Baron, Exec. Dir.
P: (212) 337-0200
F: (212) 337-9893
Provides support for media defendants in libel and privacy cases, including development of statistical and empirical data, assistance in locating expert witnesses or consultants, and help in coordinating amicus curiae briefs by supporting organizations. Maintains a brief, pleading, and information bank; collects and disseminates information on pending libel and privacy cases for use in legal defense against claims. Serves as a liaison with media organizations, attorneys, and other groups working to advance the defense of libel and privacy claims. Prepares bulletins and reports on current developments and cases, legal theories, privileges, and defenses. Compiles statistics on the incidence and cost of libel and privacy litigation. Provides employment for law student interns. Conducts educational and training workshops and programs; has established fellowship program in libel law.
Annual 50-State Survey of Media Privacy and Related Law; 50-State Survey- Employment Libel and Privacy Law; 50 State Survey Media Libel Law (Survey), annual; MediaLawLetter (Newsletter), monthly; Bulletin, quarterly. Formerly: Libel Defense Resource Center.
Creates awareness in the global media on social justice and development issues in least developed countries. Disseminates news stories on economic development, global health, food security and the impact of climate change on developing countries. Provides an educational program for students interested in writing about development issues.
1001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Ste. 915 Washington, DC 20036
P: (202) 775-7780
F: (202) 775-7784
Provides legal representation to indigent migrant and seasonal farm workers and support to farm worker service organizations and advocates. Works with migrant service providers, local legal services lawyers and private attorneys assisting economically deprived agricultural workers on issues of working conditions, education, housing, minimum wage, occupational safety, and health standards and benefits. Engages in administrative and legislative monitoring.
Advocates for the expanded hiring, retention, and promotion of minority attorneys in corporate law departments and the law firms that serve them. Collects and disseminates information about diversity in the legal profession. Creates effective professional skills development programs for minority attorneys.
Obtains justice for minority and indigenous groups. Aims to enhance awareness of groups suffering discrimination. Attends meetings of the United Nations. Maintains nongovernmental organization and consultative status with the Economic and Social Council. Conducts research. Languages: English; French.
Outsider (Newsletter), semiannual; State of the World's Minorities (Annual Report), annual; World Directory of Minorities (Directory).
Provides legal services to women. Engages in policy and other forms of advocacy with other women's groups as part of efforts to protect and promote women's rights and dignity.
Movement Against Racism and for Friendship Between Peoples (Mouvement Contre le Racisme et pour I'Amitie Entre les Peuples) http://www.mrap.asso.fr
43, Blvd. Magenta 75010 Paris
P: 33 1 53389999
F: 33 1 40409098
Aims to eliminate racism in all its forms. Believes that all people should be assured of their rights, liberties, and respect for their dignity. Promotes mutual knowledge, understanding, and friendship among all people as a contribution to world peace. Achieves objectives by: waging campaigns and appeals to public opinion against racist acts; encouraging agencies having jurisdiction to punish those responsible for racist acts; providing financial, legal, and moral aid to victims of racism; petitioning and proposing laws to government authorities; demonstrating and holding public ceremonies; supporting teachers who work toward instilling respect for humanity and civic anti-racism in young people. Operates charitable program; provides legal services. Organizes summer schools. Languages: English; French; German.
Differences (Magazine), monthly. Formerly: Mouvement National Contre le Racisme; Organization Clandestine de Resistance.
Persons 'of all races and religions" who believe in the objectives and methods of the NAACP. Works to achieve equal rights through the democratic process and eliminate racial prejudice by removing racial discrimination in housing, employment, voting, schools, the courts, transportation, recreation, prisons, and business enterprises. Offers referral services, tutorials, job referrals, and day care. Sponsors seminars; maintains law library. Sponsors the NAACP National Housing Corporation to assist in the development of low and moderate income housing for families. Compiles statistics. Also Known As: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Legal arm of the civil rights movement, functioning independently from and no longer part of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People since the mid-1950s. Works to provide and support litigation in behalf of blacks, other racial minorities, and women defending their legal and constitutional rights against discrimination in employment, education, housing, and other areas. Represents civil rights groups as well as individual citizens who have bonafide civil rights claims. Contributed funds are used to finance court actions for equality in schools, jobs, voting, housing, municipal services, land use, and delivery of health care services. Has organized litigation campaign for prison reform and the abolition of capital punishment. Maintains Herbert Lehman Education Fund, through which scholarships are awarded to black students attending state universities; sponsors Earl Warren Legal Training Program, which provides scholarships to black law students. Compiles statistics on capital punishment. Committee of 100, a voluntary cooperative group of individuals, has sponsored the appeal of the fund since 1943.
Equal Justice (Newsletter), quarterly. Absorbed: National Office for the Rights of the Indigent.
Individuals and organizations in sympathy with organization's aims; organizations actively concerned with after-care or the prevention of crime. Helps people who have been in trouble with the law and those at risk of becoming so to deal with the problems they face and to be reaccepted into society without stigma. Promotes a more humane and constructive criminal justice system and to prevent crime.
Publications Catalogue (Catalog). Formerly: National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders.
Practicing attorneys, law professors, and others interested in the provision of legal services to the elderly and people with special needs. Promotes technical expertise and education for legal services addressing the needs of the elderly, people with special needs and their families.
NAELA Journal (Journal), semiannual; NAELA News (Newsletter), bimonthly; Online Education Center (Audiotapes), monthly.
Seeks to protect the human and civil rights of all women, especially those who are pregnant, parenting, low-income, drug-using and women of color. Strives to build bridges and align agendas across diverse public health and social justice movements and to leverage and connect local organizing and activism with national advocacy and policy work. Participates in ongoing court challenges to punitive reproductive health and drug policies and provides litigation support in cases across the country.
Ensures social, legal, educational, religious and political equality among Christian citizens of the United States. Monitors and speaks out against anti-Christian bias, bigotry, intolerance, defamation and discrimination. Educates Christians on protecting and promoting the Christian faith.
Aims to give justice to those who are condemned by the criminal justice system. Campaigns against official and unofficial police crimes, and works to abolish the death penalty. Works to defend and extend affirmative action programs.
The Illinois Organizer (Newsletter), quarterly. Formerly: Alliance to End Repression.
Seeks to represent 'the interests of individuals dedicated to addressing system failure in the courts and social services resulting in retaliation against non-offending parents who complain of family abuse."
Aims to protect and advance the rights and welfare of Filipinos by fighting for social, economic and racial equality. Responds to the basic needs and interests of Filipinos in the U.S. through education, action and national unity. Promotes Filipino heritage as a positive cultural identity and contribution to U.S. society. Gives Filipinos the opportunity to uplift the Philippine homeland and diaspora through social and economic reforms that strive for justice and lasting peace.
1140 Connecticut Ave. NW, Ste. 900 Washington, DC 20036
Maureen B. James, Contact
P: (202) 452-0620
Promotes fair, humane, and equitable sentencing and confinement decisions for all people in America. Advances the field of sentencing advocacy by fostering the professional development of its members and upholding the ethical standards of practice of the organization. Is a section of National Legal Aid and Defender Association.
NASA Notes (Newsletter), 3/year. Formerly: National Association of Sentencing Advocates.
University of Richmond Law School 28 Westhampton Way University of Richmond, VA 23173
Joy Hannel, Pres.
P: (804) 289-8204
F: (804) 289-8992
Comprised of attorneys employed by state and federal appellate courts across the country. Aims to provide educational, networking and professional development opportunities for staff attorneys, judges' law clerks and other attorneys employed by appellate courts.
Represents the interests of Asian American law enforcement commanders. Improves the recruitment and selection of qualified Asian Americans in law enforcement careers. Encourages and assists members in attaining positions of higher responsibility. Aims to achieve greater understanding and network between the Asian American communities and their criminal justice agencies. Evaluates and recommends criminal legislation.
Attorneys, court-appointed trustees, bankers, auctioneers, clerks, and others involved in bankruptcy proceedings. Seeks to help members manage their bankruptcy practices more efficiently and profitably. Provides continuing education on bankruptcy issues and office management procedures and systems. Seeks to obtain malpractice insurance for members. Lobbies the government and monitors legislation on bankruptcy issues. Formerly: National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees.
Executive directors of national, state, county, or city bar associations; public information officers; legislative directors; continuing legal education directors; counsels and other professional bar staff. Aims to coordinate and exchange ideas on administration of organized bar activities on both state and local levels. Compiles statistics; conducts surveys of bar activities, bar association staff members, and salaries. Sponsors specialized education programs including bar association budgeting, tax consequences, and bar public relations workshop. Maintains numerous committees.
The Bar Executive (Newsletter), quarterly. Formerly: National Conference of Bar Secretaries; National Conference of Bar Executives.
Spouses of attorneys united to conduct civic, cultural, and social activities in order 'to enhance the prestige of the legal profession* and to encourage fellowship among attorneys' spouses. Sponsors conferences on the family and child advocacy programs; maintains Dorothy Atkinson Legal Scholarship Fund for worthy law students and college students interested in careers in law. Formerly: National Barristers' Wives.
Seeks to address the concerns and issues of law enforcement officers of color throughout the United States and the communities they serve. Provides community-based solutions to policing issues that affect communities of color. Supports the efforts and continued development of law enforcement officers seeking to make a difference in promoting true justice for the communities they serve.
Criminal justice professionals concerned with the impact of criminal justice policies and practices on the minority community. Advocates with local, state, and federal criminal justice agencies for the improvement of minority recruitment practices and for the advancement of minority career mobility within those agencies. Sponsors regional conferences, career development seminars, and annual training institutes; maintains speakers' bureau. Provides financial and in-kind services to community groups. Compiles statistics on minority involvement in the criminal justice field.
The Commitment (Newsletter), quarterly; NABCJ Minority Criminal Justice Personnel Directory (Directory), annual; Proceedings of Annual Conference (Proceedings), annual.
Lawyers whose law practices deal with obligations issued by or on behalf of a state, territory, or possession of the United States; a political subdivision; the District of Columbia. Includes the rendering of legal opinions in connection with the delivery of such obligations. Aids in educating members and others in the law relating to state and municipal obligations. Provides advice and comments with regard to state and municipal obligations in proceedings before courts and administrative bodies through briefs and memoranda. Maintains ten committees and task forces.
Municipal, county, state, and federal law enforcement command officers and directors of security agencies. Acts as a liaison with congressional, White House and government agencies, provides training programs, death benefit insurance, and awards and honors. Supports and maintains the American Police Hall of Fame and Museum.
Works to promote law enforcement through the practice of civilian oversight. Provides training, referrals, information sharing and technical assistance to the oversight community and to persons and jurisdictions attempting to establish oversight. Educates and encourages taw enforcement agencies to respond on citizen's issues and complaints.
444 N Capitol St. NW, Ste. 307 Washington, DC 20001
William Becker, Exec. Dir.
P: (202) 624-7864
F: (202) 624-7863
Stale, local and territorial air pollution program administrators and members of their staffs. Provides an opportunity for state and local officials who are responsible for implementing air pollution control programs established under the Clean Air Act to share air quality-related experiences and to discuss problems. Encourages communication and cooperation among federal, state, and local regulatory agencies. Formerly: State and Territorial Air Pollution Program Administrators and Association of Local Air Pollution Control Officials.
Represents attorneys from U.S. and Canadian campuses, colleges and universities. Compiles and distributes legal decisions, opinions, and other writings and information on legal problems affecting colleges and universities.
College Law Digest (Report), monthly; Journal of College and University Law (Journal), 3/year, Racial Harassment on Campus (Pamphlet); Understanding Attorney- Client Privileges Issues in the College and University Setting (Pamphlet).
1959 S Power Rd., Ste. 103-279 Mesa, AZ 85206-4398
Justin R. Corbett, Exec. Dir.
P: (602) 633-4213
Supports the maintenance and growth of community- based mediation programs and processes. Presents a voice in appropriate policy making, legislative, professional, and other arenas. Encourages the development and sharing of resources for these efforts.
Community Dispute Resolution, Empowerment, and Social Justice: The Origin, History and Future of a Movement (Book); Community Mediation (Directory), annual; Community Mediation Center Self-Assessment Manual (Manual); The Com-munity Mediator (Newsletter), quarterly.
Provides educational programs, support and services to debtors, members, policy makers and the general community. Serves the needs of consumer bankruptcy attorneys. Protects the rights of consumer debtors and their attorneys in bankruptcy.
State crime victim compensation programs. Objectives are: to develop better methods of administering existing programs; to enhance public awareness of programs for crime victims; to foster the exchange of ideas and experience between agencies that deal with crime victims; to coordinate claim verification for crime victims who are injured in another state; to form liaisons with other victim-oriented groups; to encourage appropriate state and federal legislation relative to crime victims. Operates speakers' bureau.
Advances the mission of the nation's criminal defense lawyers to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crime or other misconduct. A professional bar association that includes private criminal defense lawyers, public defenders, law professors, active military defense counsel and judges committed to preserving fairness within America's criminal justice system.
The Champion (Magazine), 10/year; Membership Handbook (Membership Directory), annual. Formerly: National Association of Defense Lawyers in Criminal Cases.
Consists of members responsible for investigating and prosecuting pharmaceutical drug diversion. Supports pharmaceutical drug investigations. Provides education and training in pharmaceutical drug diversion.
Student-run environmental law sodeties. Promotes awareness of environmental issues among law schools, the legal profession, and the public. Works to advance environmental law through development of improved curricula and materials. Encourages formation of environmental law sodeties.
Aims to improve the quality of justice for those persons who are unable to afford counsel in federal criminal or habeas corpus cases. Strives to protect and insure by rule of law those individual rights guaranteed by the Federal Constitution. Preserves and proteds the ability of federal defender organizations to attract and retain qualified persons for service in their organizations.
Promotes and fosters mutual cooperation between field training officers, other members of their agendas, private industry and the public. Provides a (orum for the exchange of ideas and techniques. Conduds educational methodology research for the improvement in the areas of teaching and learning. Educates the public regarding apprenticeship training.
Seeks to address issues concerning gun rights. Assists the growing movement of pro-Second Amendment organizations, especially state-level gun rights groups. Conducts lobbying activities pertaining to people's right to keep and bear arms.
101 E Wilson, 8th FI. PO Box 7844 Madison, Wl 53707-7844
Laura Radke, Pres.
P: (608) 261-6614
F: (608) 261-8153
Represents individuals who are responsible for the acquisition, operation and management of local, state and federal criminal justice information systems. Shares information to managers for the courts and allied agencies who are involved with automated information system. Assists individuals who are investigating, evaluating and purchasing software or hardware that facilitates case tracking and management.
Individuals of Korean descent living in the United States. Seeks to safeguard the human and civil rights of Korean Americans; promotes friendly relations between Korean-Americans and other racial and ethnic groups. Conducts educational programs.
1220 19th St. NW, Ste. 401 Washington, DC 20036-2405
James G. Leipold, Exec. Dir.
P: (202) 835-1001
F: (202) 835-1112
Brings together law schools, legal employers, and bar associations to share information, research, and professional development opportunities. Works to facilitate legal career counseling and planning, recruitment and retention, and the professional development of law students and lawyers. Aims to cultivate ethical practices and fairness in legal career counseling and planning, recruitment, employment, and professional development; to promote the full range of legal career opportunities and to foster access to legal public interest and public sector employment; and to advocate for diversity in the legal profession and in the membership.
The Bulletin (Newsletter), monthly; Directory of Law Schools (Directory), annual; Directory of Legal Employers (Directory), annual; Public Sector and Public Interest Attorney Salary Report (Report), biennial.
Professional paralegals employed for over six months; graduates or students of legal assistant training programs; attorneys. Members subscribe to and are bound by the NALA Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility. Cooperates with local, state, and national bar associations in setting standards and guidelines for legal assistants. Promotes the profession and attempts to broaden public understanding of the function of the legal assistant. Offers continuing education for legal assistants both nationwide and statewide, and professional certification on a national basis to members and nonmembers who meet certain criteria.
Business Organizations Review (Manual); CLA Review, 2nd Edition (Manual); National Association of Legal Assistants - Career Chronicle (Journal), annual; National Association of Legal Assistants-Facts and Findings (Journal), quarterly.
Law firms, attorney fee experts, legal cost consult-ants, and qualifying legal audit services. Review, analyze, evaluate, and counsel on attorney fees or legal costs. Strives to provide integrity and reliability to the legal fee analysis profession.
3.08 Canterbury Ct. 1-3 Brixton Rd. London SW9 6DE
Amanda Hamilton, Contact
P: 44 20 31760900
Works to supervise the system of self-regulation and licensing of Paralegals. Seeks to reinforce and constantly increase its position as the leading professional body catering solely for the needs of the Paralegal. Strives to ensure the proper recognition of its members by the auditing of its qualifications, professional development and standards of behavior laid down for its members. Encourages and develops the role and practice of the Para-Legal and represents the interests of its members. Formerly: National Association of Paralegals.
Encourages women and minorities to pursue careers in the legal profession and fosters the formation of minority and women-owned law firms. Urges major corporations and public entities to utilize the services of minority and women-owned law firms. Assists its members in developing strategic alliances, coalitions, and affiliations with corporations, in-house counsel, and other legal trade associations. Strives to ensure the long-term survival of minority and women-owned law firms.
Supports patent practitioners and those working in the field of patent law. Disseminates information related to patent prosecution practice and technology development. Creates a collective, nationwide voice to respond to proposed changes in the patent statutes, rules and PTO operations with a view to their relationship with their clients.
Police officers united to promote the needs of members on a national level. Endorses candidates for national office. Conducts research on law enforcement related issues. Defends the rights of law- enforcement officers in courts and conduct educational seminars.
Top Cops Awards (Book); Washington Report (Newsletter), monthly.
Probation officers and other grades of staff in the Probation Service in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Salaries and conditions of service. Probation practice issues. Campaigning on wide range of legal, penal and social issues and the promotion of anti- discriminatory practice in probation and the criminal justice system.
Promotes excellence among police/private working K-9s for the security and well-being of society. Seeks to enhance the image and improve the capabilities of atl working dogs and handlers. Conducts training for members.
Collection law firms. Assists consumer collection law firms and creditors. Establishes performance standards; lobbies for creditors' rights legislation; provides collection support; conducts educational programs.
Represents individuals working or interested in rights protection and advocacy for recipients of mental health services. Aims to work for better rights protection and advocacy services and to provide a means of sharing information and support among those working in the field. Maintains speakers' bureau.
Lawyers and law firms that support strong federal and state securities and commercial laws. Promotes a free and fair market for investors and other consumers. Formerly: National Association of Securities and Commercial Law Attorneys.
Aims to provide a national voice for corrections-based victim services. Serves as a clearinghouse for information, resources and referrals. Assists in developing, providing and monitoring Training and Technical Assistance. Provides vision, leadership and guidance in policy and program development to increase victim satisfaction with corrections.
American Bar Center, MS 15.2 321 N Clark St. Chicago, IL 60654
Vicky DiProva, Exec. Dir.
P: (312) 988-6186
F: (312) 988-5100
Membership is open to any person who is a member in good standing of the bar of any state or U.S. territory, any non-U.S. legal professional (attorney or judge), any prospective attorney currently attending law school, and any state or local bar or law school association with compatible objectives. Men are welcome and encouraged to join.
Women Lawyer's Journal (Magazine), quarterly. Absorbed: Women Lawyers' Club.
Professional association of minority (predominantly African-American) attorneys, members of the judiciary, law students, and law faculty. Represents the interests of members and the communities they serve. Offers continuing legal education programs. Maintains hall of fame.
Works to enable African Americans to secure environmental and economic justice, health equity, civil rights and human rights. Raises awareness of environmental issues among African Americans and African descent populations around the world that are impacted by environmental racism. Focuses on safe and healthy communities, sustainable development, clean production, civil rights, equal protection laws and policies and international human rights protection.
Fosters equality by fighting racism and homophobia. Advocates for social justice by educating and mobilizing opinion leaders, including elected officials, clergy and media with focus on Black communities.
Aims to serve the needs and goals of black law students and "effectuate change" in the legal community. Includes chapters or affiliates in six different countries including the Bahamas, Nigeria, and South Africa. Conducts sessions comprising a program of prominent speakers, seminars, case study analyses, and small group discussions covering concerns, problems, issues, and opportunities in academic administration. Formerly: Black American Law Students Association.
Mate and female black police officers. Seeks to: improve relationships between police departments and the black community; recruit minority police officers on a national scale; eliminate police corruption, brutality, and racial discrimination. Maintains speakers' bureau. Operates charitable program.
Promotes good race relations and equality of opportunity within the police service. Seeks to improve the working environment and protect the rights of black staff employed in police service. Enhances the racial harmony and quality of service to the black community.
Promotes communication among minority state troopers; encourages members to participate in self- improvement programs; prepares and competes for promotions; and requests assignments to specialized units to advance careers and better serve communities.
Represents Catholic organization working for interracial justice and social concerns in America. Initiates programs within and outside the Catholic Church to end discrimination in community development, education, and employment.
Researches, develops, and produces programs that teach constitutional principles 'in the tradition of America's Founding Fathers". Believes in a strict interpretation of the Constitution whereby states rights are not denied by the evolution of a strong central government. Participates in seminars on the above topics and on current issues in relation to constitutional questions. Maintains research file and speakers' bureau.
The Constitution of the United States (Booklet). Formerly: Freemen Institute.
Serves as clearinghouse primarily on decarceration and aids in developing and promoting strategies and actions to reduce the number of people involuntarily institutionalized. Goals include: finding alternatives to mental hospitals; developing, promoting, and supervising enduring alternatives to prison programs; eliminating unnecessary lockup in massive, impersonal prisons, and juvenile training schools. Sponsors the Client Specific Planning Program to provide a systematized development of comprehensive, highly structured, alternative-to-prison, sentencing plans for presentation to the courts. Operates the Augustus Institute, a clinical mental health center which provides psycho-social evaluations and psychotherapy for juveniles and adults involved in the criminal justice system, and for their families; emphasis on violent behavior and sex offenders. Conducts mitigative studies in capital cases. Has completed statistics on the pronounced regional differences in the number of incarcerated youth and a national study of jail suicides. Maintains speakers' bureau. Conducts research programs.
Research division of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. Encourages progressive administration of juvenile justice and all its components through research and dissemination of pertinent data. Assumes the responsibility for collecting juvenile court statistics nationally since 1975, and has undertaken to improve both the quality and quantity of the statistics. Provides technical assistance to juvenile courts; conducts comparative analyses of juvenile and family codes and program evaluations. Assesses juvenile justice services; designs programs and facilities; provides consulting on automated information and reporting systems. Operates applied technical assistance resource center.
Juvenile and Family Law Digest (Journal), monthly; KINDEX: An Index to Periodical Literature Concern-ing Children (Bibliography), annual.
Legal services attorneys and programs; private attorneys; law universities and libraries; court judges and libraries; government organizations. Makes avail-able information on case law with respect to issues relating to poor people. Operates extensive brief bank of cases and publications relating to poverty law and the consumer. Provides advocacy to the poor on welfare and housing issues. Formerly: National Clearinghouse for Legal Services.
Aims to function as a national resource center to seek redress for injustices done to crime victims. Promotes public awareness, judicial responsiveness, and social service referrals for crime victims. Compiles statistics on crime and victimization; maintains toll-free information and referral line. Offers national referrals for crime victims to attorneys for civil cases. Provides education through conferences, workshops, seminars, and videocassettes for victims and victims' rights attorneys and organizations. Offers resources for the development of community-based programs for victims of violent crimes; sponsors intern program for students of criminal justice and sociology.
Networks (Magazine), quarterly; Pipeline (Newsletter), quarterly. Formerly: Sunny Von Bulow National Victim Advocacy Center.
A division of the Feminist Majority Foundation. Persons in the criminal justice field, including educators. Seeks to increase the numbers of women in policing to improve police services to the community, espedally in the area of violence against women.
Investigating Acquaintance Sexual Assault Training Manual (Manual); Recruiting and Retaining Women: A Self-Assessment Guide for Law Enforcement (Book); The Status of Women in Policing (Survey), annual.
Employs eight attorneys on a full-time basis to provide assistance to legal services programs and private attorneys representing poor children and youth across the U.S. Provides assistance such as: consultation, training, legal research, drafting of pleadings and motions, aid in writing trial and appellate briefs, and participation in litigation in selected cases. Maintains collection of pleadings, memoranda, motions, briefs, and other specialized materials. Provides expertise in such areas as: abuse and neglect proceedings, termination of parental rights, foster care, children in institutions, public benefits for children, child and adolescent health, and housing discrimination against families with children and child support issues.
Small and large businesses that view litigation as a means to curb the influence of government regulations on business. Represents business on national public policy issues before the courts and government agencies. Works to: overturn laws, regulations, and court rulings that violate businesses' constitutional rights and legal interests; contain the power of forces that disrupt sound labor-management relations, undermine businesses' potential strength, and bias government rulemaking activities; promote sensible rulemaking in national issues crucial to business such as consumer affairs, safety regulations, and environmental issues.
National Chamber Litigation Center-Case List (Reports), 8/year; 100 Ways to Cut Legal Fees and Manage Your Lawyer (Handbook); Newsletter, weekly.
Provides assistance to Individuals who feel they have been falsely accused of child abuse or neglect. Serves as a network for mental health professionals who research child abuse issues. Conducts children's services; maintains speaker's bureau. Compiles statistics.
Guilty Until Proven Innocent: A Manual for Surviving False Allegations of Child Abuse (Manual).
Promotes the well-being of children through professional development of its membership, advocacy and public awareness. Membership includes: Judges, court masters, hearing officers, district attorneys, government attorneys, private attorneys, social workers, child support enforcement caseworkers, state and county child support offices, probation departments, and child support advocates. Conducts monthly Tele-Talks, annual Policy Forum & Training Conference, Annual Training Conference & Expo.
Child Support Quarterly (Magazine), quarterly; Rapid Read (Newsletter), monthly; Membership Directory, annual. Formerly: National Conference on Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support; National Reciprocal and Family Support Enforcement Association.
Fosters the professional development of information, instruction, guidance, and assistance to public safety agencies and citizens involved or interested in the Citizens Police Academy concept. Offers a Citizen Police Academy certification course for law enforcement officers. Keeps members informed of current trends and new developments pertaining to law enforcement Citizen Police Academy programs.
Strives to address the issues concerning the pervasive problem of violence committed against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and HIV-affected communities. Acts as an advocate for victims of anti- LGBT and anti-AIDS/HIV violence, harassment, sexual assault, and other forms of victimization. Supports existing anti-violence organizations in their efforts to document and prevent the violence that plagues the communities.
2020 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Ste. 235 Washington, DC 20006
Nasser Rashidi, Exec. Dir.
P: (202) 595-1823
F: (202) 318-8152
Aims to focus the efforts of distinguished scholars, intellectuals, democracy and human rights activists, as well as concerned students and individuals to promote democracy, human rights and socioeconomic justice in Iran. Works to facilitate dialogue among Iranian Americans, governmental stake holders and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). Aims to monitor the impact of foreign policy debates on Iran and play a leading role in them to foster mutual and long-term benefit through transparent reporting and education.
339 Lafayette St., Ste. 203 New York, NY 10012-2725
Leonard Lehrman, Co-Dir.
P: (212) 533-1015
Aims to reopen the Rosenberg-Sobell case legally, legislatively, and politically, and to establish the innocence of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg and Morton Sobell. (The Rosenbergs were convicted at the height of McCarthyism in 1951 and electrocuted June 19, 1953, for conspiring to commit espionage. Sobell received a 30-year prison sentence.) Campaigns to open all Rosenberg files under the Freedom of Information Act as amended in 1974, and for appointment of a congressional or government commission of inquiry. Rosenberg sons, Robert and Michael Meeropol, instituted a lawsuit against a number of government agencies due to inadequate response to requests for information, with partial success. Urges proclamation for full pardon for Julius and Ethel Rosenberg and Morton Sobell. Maintains speakers' bureau; sponsors research and educational programs.
National Committee to Reopen the Rosenberg Case-Newsletter (Newsletter), periodic; Poems and Songs for Ethel and Julius Rosenberg.
Bar examiners and members of character committees designated by each state supreme court; lawyers ap-pointed to handle applications for admission to practice law. Works to: increase efficiency of state boards of law examiners and character committees; formulate and distribute bar examination materials and data to members; aid in character investigations incident to admission to the practice of law; further studies and cooperate with other branches of the legal profession in relation to the problems of legal education and admissions to the bar.
Division for Bar Services 321 N Clark St., 20th FI. Chicago, IL 60654
Pamela Robinson, Assoc. Dir.
P: (312) 988-5345
F: (312) 988-5492
Presidents, presidents-elect, and past presidents of state, local, and specialty bar associations. Provides a forum for exchange of ideas; seeks to stimulate work in bar associations, and encourages closer coordination of bar activities with the American Bar Association. Conducts educational programs.
Elected and appointed constables and individuals interested in preserving and upgrading the constable system. Seeks to re-establish and define the role of constables in the judicial and executive systems of local, county, state, and federal governments; train, educate, and upgrade the quality and performance of constables; encourage acceptance of constables within communities as trusted, responsible, elected, and appointed representatives of the people. Acts as a clearinghouse of information for constables. Compiles statistics. Maintains museum and hall of fame at American Police Hall of Fame, in Biscayne, FL. Operates speakers' bureau.
All Points Bulletin (Newsletter), quarterly; Code of Ethics; History of Constables; National Constables Association News (Newsletter), quarterly. Formerly: National Police Constables Association.
Professional correctional industry managers, supervisors, superintendents, and others employed in the industry. Seeks to improve the effectiveness of industrial programs as they relate to the correctional process by providing a forum for the development and exchange of ideas and by providing professional reaction and guidance concerning projected ideas and programs related to correctional industry trends. Compiles statistics.
Serves as a forum for the exchange of information and ideas about the administration, conduct and improvement of formal disciplinary and related proceedings for lawyers admitted to practice law in one or more jurisdictions of the United States. Facilitates joint, coordinated action to address lawyer deadline problems occurring throughout the United States. Aims to increase the knowledge, efficiency and consistency of action of member lawyers and staff lawyers of the disciplinary boards.
Provides technical support to attorneys representing crime victims in civil suits. Refers crime victims to lawyers in their local area. Increases general awareness on the availability of civil remedies for vidims of crime.
Civil Justice for Victims of Crime (Brochure); Vidim Advocate (Journal), quarterly.
Continuing legal education institution for criminal defense lawyers. Sponsors trial institute in two-week sessions in Macon, GA, twice each summer, and various shorter programs in other locations; holds seminars. Supersedes: National College for Criminal Defense.
Represents law enforcement officers who are involved in ProAdive Criminal Enforcement. Promotes networking and sharing of information about current criminal trends and active criminal investigations. Educates law enforcement officers about advanced criminal enforcement tactics.
State, tribal and local criminal justice planners, police chiefs, judges, prosecutors, defenders, corrections officials, educators, researchers, and elected officials. Promotes innovation in the criminal justice system through the focused coordination of law enforcement, the courts, corrosions, and juvenile justice. Seeks to: focus attention on national issues and developments related to the control of crime; determine and effectively express the states' and tribes' collective views on pending legislative and administrative action encompassing criminal and juvenile justice; improve the states' and tribes' administration of their criminal and juvenile justice responsibilities through the development and dissemination of information to and among justice administrators and policy makers. Conduds technical assistance and training programs.
Beltway Short Takes (Newsletter), bimonthly; Justice Bulletin (Bulletin), monthly; Newsletter, monthly. Formerly: National Conference of State Criminal Justice Planning Administrators.
Promotes disability rights and the equality of opportunity within the police services. Improves recruitment, inclusion, training, retention and progression of staff with disabilities. Assists police service in the development of new and existing policies. Influences policies concerning equality issues and anti- discrimination within the police service and wider criminal justice system.
44 Canal Center Plz., Ste. 110 Alexandria, VA 22314
Scott Bums, Exec. Dir.
P: (703) 549-9222
F: (703) 836-3195
Elected/appointed prosecuting attorneys; associate members are assistant prosecuting attorneys, investigators, paralegals, and other prosecution office staff. Dedicated in providing information and a national forum for prosecuting attorneys. Seeks to serve prosecuting attorneys and to improve and facilitate the administration of justice in the U.S. Provides educational and informational services, technical assistance and research in areas such as vehicular crimes, juvenile justice, guns prosecution, community prosecution, DNA forensics, white collar crime, drug prosecution and child abuse prosecution through the American Prosecutors Research Institute. Prepares amicus curiae briefs.
The Prosecutor (Magazine), bimonthly; Update Express (Newsletter). Formerly: National District Attorneys Association Foundation; National Association of County and Prosecuting Attorneys.
Law enforcement officers. Strives to promote the cooperation, education, and exchange of information among all law enforcement agencies involved in the enforcement of controlled substance laws. Hosts conferences and training seminars.
Government officials, business leaders, scholars, religious leaders, attorneys, civil libertarians, health care professionals, criminal justice officials, and community activists sharing information on the "War on Drugs". Sponsors training seminars; maintains speakers' bureau.
417Montgomery St., 4th FI. San Francisco, CA 94104
Patrida A. Barasch, Pres.
P: (415) 296-7629
F: (415) 677-9445
Attorneys who represent individual employees in cases involving employment discrimination, wrongful termination, benefits, and other employment-related matters. Promotes the professional development of members through networking, publications, technical assistance, and education. Supports the workplace rights of individual employees via lobbying and other activities. Maintains informational bank of pleadings and briefs; does not operate a lawyer referral service. Conducts regional seminars; conducts educational programs.
The Employee Advocate (Magazine), quarterly; Employee Rights Litigation: Pleading and Practice; Member Service Guide (Membership Directory), annual; NELA Directory (Directory). Formerly: Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Association.
1050 Thomas Jefferson St., 7th FI. Washington, DC 20007
Nancy Macan McNally, Exec. Dir.
P: (202) 333-7481
F: (202) 338-2416
Represents rural irrigators, municipalities, farmers, electric utilities, organizations, and businesses that are supportive of updating the ESA to achieve the ultimate goal of speeds recovery. Seeks to achieve improvements to the Endangered Species Act (ESA).Works with both parties of the U.S. Congress on their proposals to improve the ESA.
State and local paralegal associations and other organizations supporting the goals of the federation; individual paralegals. Works to serve as a national voice of the paralegal profession; to advance, foster, and promote the paralegal concept; to monitor and participate in developments in the paralegal profession; to maintain a nationwide communications network among paralegal associations and other members of the legal community. Provides a resource center of books, publications, and literature of the field. Monitors activities of local, state, and national bar associations and legislative bodies; presents testimony on matters affecting the profession. Developed PACE exam for Registered Paralegal credentials.
Directory of Paralegal Associations (Directory), periodic; The Reporter (Magazine), bimonthly.
Aims to promote access to all health care information, services, treatments and products that the people deem beneficial for their own health and survival. Seeks to promote an understanding of the laws and factors impacting the right to access. Assists the public in protecting its constitutional rights.
Serves as a project of the Legal Momentum in cooperation with the National Association of Women Judges. Works to eliminate gender bias in the courts by making judges aware of stereotypes, myths, and biases pertaining to the roles of men and women, and how those biases can affect judicial decision-making and the courtroom environment. Serves as a clearinghouse for data on gender bias in the courts. Conducts courses and other educational programs for judges, lawyers, and the public. Collaborates with state and national judicial colleges and state task forces; participates in legal conferences, law school programs, and continuing education projects. Formerly: National Judicial Education Program to Promote Equality for Women and Men in the Courts.
Aims to unite Americans in celebration of the common bond of freedom through the historic preservation of Juneteenth in America (June 19, 1865 is considered the date of freeing the last remaining slaves in America).
Judges, probation officers, educators, lawyers, and other individuals interested in juvenile justice. Seeks to: educate juvenile and family court personnel; plan and coordinate educational programs in conjunction with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. Develops rapport between juvenile court personnel and judges; raises professional competency; promotes community understanding; seeks greater support of treatment programs for juveniles; offers technical assistance. Sponsors professional courses and seminars.
Juvenile and Family Court Journal (Journal), quarterly; Juvenile and Family Justice TODAY (Magazine), quarterly; Juvenile and Family Law Digest (Booklet); Rapport (Newsletter), quarterly; Directory.
Serves as a medium for a collective Latina/Latino law student voice. Protects and advances the civil rights of Latinas and Latinos in law school and in the communities. Promotes and sustains the academic success of Latina and Latino law students.
Aims to create a coordinated network of support without limitations or boundaries. Promotes tolerance toward and understanding of the Latino culture in all public and private agencies, especially in the law enforcement communities. Creates strong bonds between the Latino community and other law enforcement agencies. Ensures equal representation in hiring and promotional practices.
Seeks to protect children and families from illegal pornography; strives to be a specialized resource of state and federal obscenity and child exploitation laws; aims to counsel federal, state and local legislators on existing criminal and civil codes; and provides training on specialized issues involved in illegal pornography and First Amendment related cases. Acts as a clearinghouse.
The Enforcer (Newsletter), quarterly; NLC Reporter (Newsletter).
Professional law enforcement associations united to pay tribute to officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty through the National Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial in Washington, DC. Also seeks to educate the public regarding the risks associated with being a law enforcement officer and the need for a national museum through the news media, public speaking, and promotional activities. Member organizations include: Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association; Fraternal Order of Police, Grand Lodge; International Association of Chiefs of Police; International Brotherhood of Police Officers; International Union of Police Associations/AFL-CIO; National Association of Police Organizations; National Black Police Association; National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives; National Sheriffs Association; Police Executive Research Forum; Police Foundation; Concerns of Police Survivors; Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary; National Troopers Coalition; United Federation of Police.
Roll Call of Fallen Officers (Newsletter), biweekly.
Seeks to improve the image of the legal profession. Aims to advance legal institutions and respect for the law, and to educate the public on such matters. Provide services, benefits, technology, education, guidance and professional assistance to its members.
Lawyers, law students, legal workers, and jailhouse lawyers dedicated to seek economic justice, social equality, and the right to political dissent. Serves as national center for progressive legal work providing training programs to both members and nonmembers. Sponsors skills seminars in different areas of law. Maintains speakers' bureau and offers legal referrals.
National Lawyers Guitd-Guild Practitioner (Newsletter), quarterly.
1140 Connecticut Ave. NW, Ste. 900 Washington, DC 20036
Jo-Ann Wallace, PresVCEO
P: (202) 452-0620
Legal aid offices and public defender organizations representing the indigent and individual members. Provides technical and management assistance to local organizations offering legal services to poor persons in civil or criminal cases and to state and local units of government. Advocates for federally funded high quality legal services with the public, media, congress, and members of the Executive branch. Offers litigation support through amicus curiae capability to organizations providing legal services. Serves as clearinghouse for information on the provision of legal aid and defender services to persons without means to pay lawyers' fees. Sponsors training program covering substantive law, management issues and litigation skills. Matches private law firms with impact cases to facilitate increased pro bono participation.
Directory of Legal Aid and Defender Offices in the U.S. (Directory), biennial.
Serves as public interest law firm dedicated to 'the restoration and defense of constitutional freedoms in America'. Litigates in defense of First Amendment liberties, with special focus on religious freedom. Prepares briefs, educational materials, and other publications on church-state issues for lawyers, teachers, and interested individuals. Holds seminars on First Amendment issues for attorneys. Maintains speakers' bureau.
Protects the civil rights, human rights and dignity of Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian peoples in the United States through legal advocacy. Gives legal defense, policy advocacy and public education to advance social justice.
1301 K St. NW, Ste. 1100 E Tower Washington, DC 20005
D'Arcy A. Kemnitz, Exec. Dir.
P: (202) 637-6364
Gay and lesbian lawyers and law students. Promotes public acceptance of difference in sexual preference; encourages professional advancement of members. Serves as a national voice representing members' interests; works to change the law and the legal profession in areas of concern to the homosexual community; functions as a forum for the discussion of legal and social matters of interest to members. Provides assistance to gay and lesbian law students; seeks to establish networks and coalitions pursuing the association's goals. Conducts educational programs; sponsors competitions; maintains speakers' bureau. Formerly: National Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association; National Lesbian and Gay Law Association.
Represents the interests of law enforcement personnel dedicated to the enforcement of liquor laws and regulations. Seeks to improve the standards and practices of liquor law enforcement. Strives for public recognition of the role of liquor law enforcement in protecting and promoting public safety. Fosters a cooperative and mutually beneficial working relationship with alcohol research and public health organizations and responsible members of the liquor industry.
Provides leadership and information within the criminal justice system and other stakeholders to minimize the effects of security threat groups, gangs and terrorists in jails, prisons and communities. Offers technical assistance in the development of statewide gang/security threat group programs in numerous jurisdictions. Seeks to establish information-sharing standards with regard to gangs and security threat group management.
Aims to respond to the needs of minorities with disabilities in America. Seeks to organize around issues of mutual concern and use collective strength to address disability issues from all communities of color. Uses strategies from the civil rights movement to seek personal growth, collective power and societal inclusion for people with disabilities. Creates opportunities for people of color with disabilities.
Promotes mutual cooperation between American Indian Law Enforcement officers, agents, personnel, agencies, tribes and private industries. Provides media for the exchange of ideas and new techniques used by both criminals and investigators. Informs its members about judicial decisions as they relate to the law enforcement community.
American Indian or Native Alaskan law students. Promotes unity, communication, and cooperation among Indian law students; seeks to provide financial aid and summer employment opportunities for members; encourages development of educational opportunities such as tutorial programs, research projects, and curriculum development in Indian law; offers a forum for discussion of legal problems relating to law affecting American Indians. Maintains speakers' bureau of students in the field of Indian law. Does not operate a library; however, members have access to the extensive Indian law collection at the University of New Mexico. Formerly: American Indian Law Students Association; Native American Law Students Association.
Attorneys for bar associations and disciplinary agencies in the U.S. and Canada who are professionally involved in representing their associations in all legal matters, with emphasis on matters of professional misconduct by lawyers. Participates in interpreting and prosecuting professional ethics, investigating unauthorized practice of law, and initiating improved legislation.
4609-F Pinecrest Office Park Dr. Alexandria, VA 22312-1442
Jessie Lee, Exec. Dir.
P: (703) 658-1529
F: (703) 658-9479
Represents law enforcement executives above the rank of lieutenant; police educators; academy directors; interested individuals and organizations. Provides a platform from which the concerns and opinions of minority law enforcement executives and command-level officers can be expressed. Facilitates the exchange of programmatic information among minority law enforcement executives. Aims to eliminate racism in the field of criminal justice and to increased cooperation from criminal justice agencies. Encourages coordination between law enforcement agencies and the community to prevent and abate crime and its causes. Conducts research and training and offers technical assistance in crime victim assistance, community oriented policing, domestic violence, use of deadly force, reduction of fear of crime, airport security assessment, and minority recruitment. Offers internships; operates speakers' bureau.
Hate Crimes: A Police Perspective (Video); NOBLE Actions (Magazine), quarterly; Racial and Religious Violence: Final Report (Report).
Aims to promote high professional standards for criminal justice agencies and criminal justice personnel. Fosters an interchange of information and training between professionals in law enforcement, the courts, corrections and interested citizens. Provides a mechanism for a meaningful interchange of information between the disciplines of the criminal justice system nationally for Hispanics and other minorities.
Serves as a public education organization working for change in U.S. policy regarding marijuana. Seeks a more reasonable treatment of marijuana consumers in federal, state, and local laws and policies. Provides speakers for interested groups; collects and disseminates educational materials; provides testimony for legislative committees; coordinates chapters around the country. Provides information on urinalysis testing.
Victim counselors, district attorneys, police officials, mental health professionals, judges, crisis intervention specialists, domestic violence and rape crisis workers, former victims, and others whose purpose is 'to express forcefully the victims' claims, too long ignored, for decency, compassion, and justice; to press those claims for the victims of crime and also for the victims of other stark misfortunes; and to ensure that victims' rights are honored by government officials and all others who can aid in the victims' relief and recovery." Offers technical counsel, referral services, and victim assistance training programs; also provides services to victims directly. Serves as clearinghouse on state and federal legislation. Maintains speakers' bureau; conducts educational activities. Sponsors Regional Victim Assistance Training Program and National Victim Rights Week. Compiles statistics. Has established network of service providers to foster communications.
National Organization for Victim Assistance-- Newsletter (Newsletter), monthly; Victim Rights and Services: A Legislative Directory (Directory), periodic.
Works to advance progressive organizing for social, economic and environmental justice and to sustain, support and nurture people of all ages. Represents the interests of organizers who are responsible for building a defined constituency through leadership development, collective action and development of democratic structures.
Paralegals, paralegal students, educators, supervisors, paralegal schools, administrators, law librarians, law dinics, and attorneys. Advances the paralegal profession by promoting recognition, economic benefits, and high standards. Registers paralegals; maintains speakers' bureau, job bank, and placement service; offers resume preparation assistance. Offers free job bank nationally. Sponsors commercial exhibits. Operates mail order bookstore and gift shop. Compiles statistics. Develops promotion and public relations, insurance, certification, and computer bank programs. Compiles and maintains for rental the largest list of paralegals nationwide.
Directory of Corporate Legal Departments (Directory); Directory of Local Paralegal Clubs (Directory), annual; National Paralegal Employment and Salary Survey (Survey), periodic; Paralegal Career Booklet (Booklet), periodic.
Aims to curtail police abuse of authority through coordinated legal adion, public education and support for organizations that work with vidims of police misconduct; a project of the National Lawyers Guild. Provides training and support for attorneys and legal workers, public education and information around issues relating to police misconduct, consulting services, support for legislative reform efforts aimed at raising the level of police accountability.
Law enforcement officers at all levels; search and rescue personnel with law enforcement affiliations. Promotes the advancement and training of the man- trailing abilities of the purebred bloodhound in law enforcement and search and rescue. Conducts ledures on topics concerning working bloodhounds. Offers assistance from experts in mountain, desert, swamp, snow, city, and urban trailing. Makes available technical information on scent, the preservation of scent, and methods of developing cooperation from the departments.
Nose News (Newsletter), quarterly; Manual. Formerly: Eastern Police Bloodhound Association.
Works as a resource for the professional development of canine teams and administrators. Works to achieve advancements and improvements in the area of law enforcement. Provides regional and national canine training seminars across the United States.
Promotes and upholds spiritual awareness and consciousness within the criminal justice system. Serves the spiritual needs and concerns of African Americans. Stimulates research and other documentation related to the pradice of religion in the criminal justice system. Encourages rasped and tolerance of religious diversity.
Represents law schools across the United States and Canada. Aids its members in their academic and professional pursuits of careers in the field of national security and law. Strives to create an effective, non-partisan forum for informed discourse on U.S. national security policy and foreign affairs.
Works to enable sheriffs and other law enforcement to perform and serve jurisdictions. Promotes cooperative relationships with local, state, and federal governmental agencies across the nation to network and form partnerships beneficial to law enforcement, equating to training, equipment and personnel. Seeks grassroots guidance. Assists sheriffs' offices and state sheriffs' association in locating and preparing applications for state and federal grant funding. Sponsors the National Sheriffs' Institute, the National Sheriff's Education Foundation, and the International Association of Court Officers and Services.
Jail Officers' Training Manual (Manual); Sheriff (Magazine), bimonthly.
1100New York Ave. NW, Ste. 750W Washington, DC 20005
Dan Finn, Pres.
P: (202) 289-4004
Strudured settlement firms, life insurance companies, claims adjustors, attorneys, and other consultants involved in the tort process. Develops out-of-court settlements in personal injury accident suits and other tort actions. Conducts educational programs; maintains speakers' bureau.
Unites all law enforcement workers regardless of race, religion, creed, nationality, age and gender. Improves wages, working conditions and other economic advantages of law enforcers through collective bargaining. Assists members at local, state or national levels of employment.
Voluntary nonpartisan community service agency of civic, professional, business, labor, and religious leaders with a staff of trained social workers and other professionals. Aims to eliminate racial segregation and discrimination in the United States and to achieve parity for blacks and other minorities in every phase of American life. Works to eliminate institutional rac-ism and to provide direct service to minorities in the areas of employment, housing, education, social welfare, health, family planning, mental retardation, law and consumer affairs, youth and student affairs, labor affairs, veterans' affairs, and community and minority business development. Maintains research department in Washington, DC.
Provides clients with trial and litigation representation. Advances the education, technology, business and science of law profession. Fosters research and study of advances in the state-of-the-art of legal representation. Offers continuing legal education to counsel and insurance professionals.
Drug, environmental, and sodal policy reform activists. Works to legalize marijuana and other psychotropic drugs. Promotes public awareness of what the group believes to be the benefits of ending drug prohibition and the negative constitutional, sodal, and economic consequences of continuing with current drug policy. Sponsors International Drug Policy Day. Maintains speakers' bureau.
Regulated Drug Legalization, Education, and Rehabilitation: A Framework for Safely Legalizing All Drugs. Formerly: New Age Patriot.
Promotes the interests and advances the professional needs of its members. Strives to achieve fair and equitable administration of justice. Provides leadership and advocacy for the legal needs of the Nigerian community.
Law enforcement, correctional, military, and security professionals who have been granted Personal Protection Spedalist Certification through completion of the protective services program offered by the Executive Protection Institute; conduds research; EPI programs emphasize personal survival skills and techniques for the protection of others. Provides professional recognition for qualified individuals engaged in executive protedion assignments. Maintains placement service. Operates speakers' bureau; compiles statistics.
Aims to fight noise pollution specifically from car alarms, boom cars, motorcycles, and leaf blowers. Focuses on protecting every individual from the adverse effects of airborne pollution. Informs and educates the public about the hazards of noise. Maintains online discussion group.
Aims to expand the role of America's nonprofits invoting and eledions. Provides resources and support to 501(c)(3) nonprofit voter participation initiatives that work year-round to increase the number of nonprofits integrating voter engagement activities into their ongoing work. Seeks to sustain the increasing voter participation in the country.
Wardens, superintendents, and heads of detention, penal, and correctional institutions (male and female), including federal, state and local officials in the public and private sedor. Seeks to: focus national attention on the problems and programs of corredional institutions; promote better management of institutions and the care, custody, and treatment of committed offenders.
The Grapevine (Newsletter), quarterly; View from the Trenches (Book). Formerly: Wardens Association of America; American Association of Wardens and Superintendents.
Active or retired law enforcement officers and military policemen who are or were canine handlers, trainers, or administrators; associate members are others involved with or interested in canine training or law enforcement. Seeks to unite all law enforcement agencies in the training and improvement of police work dogs. Has established a working standard for all police work dogs, handlers, and trainers; maintains accreditation program. Sponsors working seminars that allow handlers and their dogs to participate in specific training exercises. Conducts research on the legal ramifications of using police work dogs. Compiles statistics.
4800 Great America Pkwy., Ste. 310 Santa Clara, CA 95054-1227
Inderpreet Sawhney, Pres.
P: (408) 970-0100
F: (408) 970-0200
Provides a link between South Asian lawyers and the South Asian community across North America. Promotes the South Asian bar and focuses on the legal needs of the South Asian community. Educates and disseminates information to the South Asian community about the law, legal access, and relevant legal issues. Formerly: National South Asian Bar Association.
Seeks to create a strong network and community among South Asian law students and legal professionals throughout the U.S. and Canada. Promotes education, leadership and community service among South Asian law students. Supports groups aimed at South Asian law students across the U.S. and Canada.
Shipowners and others in 10 countries owning or chartering vessels and rigs used in drilling for gas and oil. Provides members with advice concerning maritime law on matters resulting from business activities. Settles disputes among members; undertakes litigation on members' behalf. Languages: English; Norwegian.
List of Agents; Medlemsblad, semiannual; Members Circular.
Works to end drug war injustice. Educates the public about destructive and unnecessary incarceration due to drug laws. Seeks to rehumanize the victims of the drug war and advocate for drug war prisoners. Increases awareness of policymakers about problems associated with drug war.
Nurses. Seek to protect 'the rights of infants and children to bodily integrity". Opposes circumcision 'whether in the name of medicine, religion or social custom, is a human rights violation". Provides expectant parents with educational materials regarding circumcision and its effects.
Raises funds to appeal a court judgment against Omega Group Ltd., publisher of Soldier of Fortune magazine. (Omega Group was ordered to pay $9.4 million in damages to the family of a woman whose killer was hired through a Soldier of Fortune classified advertisement. Omega Group maintains that the magazine was exercising its First Amendment rights by publishing the advertisement and that the ruling is an infringement of those rights).
Supports the moderate and liberal traditions of the Maldives. Aims to strengthen the foundations of democracy and human rights safeguards. Promotes social justice, equality, and an inclusive society, within a liberal economic framework.
Offers opportunities for individuals who have been in conflict with the law to transform their lives through innovative, effective, and replicable programs that service the community by reducing crimes and the human and economic costs from crime. Offers assistance for reform and rehabilitation through public education, advocacy, and alternatives to incarceration that respect the dignity of people and honor the capacity to change and achieve self-sufficiency, adopt healthy lifestyles, enter the workforce, form and rebuild families, and rejoin communities. Formerly: Welfare League Association of New York; National Society of Penal Information.
Provides education, advocacy, support and organizing resources for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth. Formerly: Out Proud The National Coalition for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth.
Litigates in state and federal courts challenging government actions, laws, and regulations that infringe on individual and economic freedoms. Defends and espouses the principles of private property rights, constitutionally limited government, free market enterprise, and individual responsibility. Opposes unfair tax assessment policies; challenges hiring and contracting quotas and preferences; supports education, tort, and welfare reforms.
At Issue (Report), 10/year; The PLF Sentry (Newsletter); Rescuing Liberty (Newsletter), quarterly.
Promotes social justice and development, human rights equality, and peace. Seeks to empower local communities in Pakistan through social mobilization and participation. Offers research, monitoring, and evaluation services for assessing field-based projects of other organizations, agencies, and institutions.
Promotes criminology and the scientific study of crimes, criminal processes and responses to crimes. Creates a forum to disseminate criminological knowledge and experiences. Provides suggestions to government organizations and legislators on preventive measures to curb crime and delinquency.
Pakistan Journal of Criminology (Journal), annual.
Seeks to bring together legal professionals who practice maritime law. Participates and influences regulations concerning the maritime industry. Creates a forum to discuss issues and problems affecting the maritime industry.
Focuses on providing information, facilitating peer support and offering assistance to male and female survivors of sexual violence and their friends and family. Offers resources and support for issues common in healing after rape such as flashbacks, depression, self-injury, eating disorders, issues with spirituality. pregnancy and legal concerns.
Founded by civil rights attorneys in Washington, DC. Provides and supports exclusively charitable and educational activities that secure and advance civil rights under the law, and that work towards the elimination of discrimination and prejudice.
Campaigns to establish a U.S. Department of Peace. Aims to empower civic activism for peace. Facilitates political and societal dialogue for peace building. Promotes public education, outreach and citizen lobbying effort.
Seeks to achieve penal reform, whilst recognizing diverse cultural contexts, by promoting: the development and implementation of international human rights instruments with regard to law enforcement, prison conditions and standards; the elimination of unfair and unethical discrimination in all penal measures; the abolition of the death penalty; the reduction in the use of imprisonment throughout the world; and the use of constructive non-custodial sanctions which encourage social reintegration whilst taking account of the interests of victims. Languages: Arabic; English; French; Russian; Spanish.
Nonpartisan constitutional liberties organization. Religious, business, media, and labor figures committed to reaffirming the traditional American values of pluralism, diversity, and freedom of expression and religion. Believes that the individual still matters in the society. Improves the quality of life by strengthening the things that unite citizens. Engages in a mass media campaign to create a positive climate of tolerance and respect for diverse peoples, religions, and values. Maintains speakers' bureau; conducts research programs; compiles statistics. Operates National Resource Center, a collection of printed and visual materials. Absorbed: Moral Alternatives; Citizens for Constitutional Concerns.
Provides information to people who want to represent themselves in court. Aims to restore integrity and honesty to the judicial system. Makes sure that judges and lawyers are required to follow their own rules.
Provides an alternative to mainstream charities. Provides funding for educational programs on peace, civil rights, civil liberties, economic inequality, anti- repression and social justice issues. Allocates grants which fund conferences, meetings, seminars, classes, national speaking tours and other activities around the country which fulfill its goal of educating the public about important international and local issues. Seeks to provide funding for the dissemination of information not found in the daily print or electronic media; donates funds to organizations for the purposes of publishing books, pamphlets, fact sheets and other literature and for producing videos which educate the public about the above issues.
Avenida Carlos Julio Arosemena Km. 3 Complejo Afban Borja. Edificio Classic
Gonzalo Pereira Puchy, Sec. Gen.
P: 593 4 2221202
F: 593 4 2221201
Ministries of foreign affairs and legal and scientific groups representing Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Seeks to coordinate members' maritime policies in the South Pacific, particularly programs concerning the marine environment and both living and mineral resources. Fosters scientific research and the free exchange of information and marine technology. Asserts the sovereignty and jurisdiction of member countries with respect to their seaco? waters in accordance with international law. Languages: Spanish.
Organizations working in the field of probation an interested individuals. Works to promote the soc*inclusion of offenders through community measu and sanctions such as probation, community senmediation and conciliation. Seeks to protect without resorting to imprisonment. Offers adgovernments working to develop criminal systems. Languages: English; French; f
Aims to promote the civil and human rights of homeless people. Works to change laws and policies that criminalize homeless people. Educates homeless people about their rights. Provides direct action and public education on the needs and rights of homeless people.
1120 Connecticut Ave. NW, Ste. 930 Washington, DC 20036
Chuck Wexler, Exec. Dir.
P: (202) 466-7820
F: (202) 466-7826
Represents executive heads, department heads and executives of criminal justice agencies. Stresses cooperation with other professionals and organizations in the criminal justice system. Seeks to stimulate public understanding and discussion of important criminal justice issues. Encourages research and experimentation; disseminates research information. '.Sponsors annual Senior Management Institute for police.
1201 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036-2636
Phone: (202) 833-1460
F: (202) 659-9149
The innovation and improvement in police search and evaluation, technical as- g, technology, professional services lion programs. Conducts research in policy and procedure. Works closely 'es on important police operational concerns. Provides services to law xies and state and local government 'a Crime Mapping and Problem that provides practical assistance police departments and develops the physical and theoretical infrastructure needed for innovations of police and criminological theory.
Ideas in American Policing (Newsletter) semiannual.
Dedicated to the elimination of the estate and gift taxes (death taxes) and the elimination of the destructive effect those taxes have on families, family businesses, job creation, the national economy and government revenues; coordinates efforts of other tax reform organizations to eliminate duplication of efforts and present consistent data.
Aims to fight the causes of poverty and work for social justice through awareness, education and philanthropy. Seeks to make a difference the community and around the world. Conducts fund-raising projects, service opportunities and educational outreach programs.
Provides through publications, videotapes, forums, and live and online seminars, training for lawyers throughout the country in new developments in the law and new legal techniques. Presents over 250 seminars annually.
Works to study and respond to the problems of prejudice, discrimination, conflict, and violence. Collects, analyzes, produces, and disseminates information and materials on programs of prevention and response. Conducts research on the causes and prevalence of prejudice and violence and their effects on victims and society; provides technical assistance to public agencies, voluntary organizations, schools, and communities in conflict; analyzes and drafts model legislation; conducts educational and training programs.
Ethno violence in the Workplace: Summary of Major Findings (Report); Perspectives: The Newsletter on Prejudice, Ethno violence and Social Policy (Newsletter), bimonthly. Formerly: Center for the Applied Study of Prejudice and Ethno violence; Institute for Prevention and Control of Violence and Extremism; National Institute Against Prejudice and Violence.
Provides criminal justice consulting services covering subjects such as data collection, jail overcrowding, and drug testing. Conducts seminars; maintains library.
Integrating Drug Testing Into a Pretrial Services System o 1999 Update (Monograph); Pretrial Release and Supervision Program Training Supplement - 1997 (Manual); Pretrial Reporter (Newsletter), bimonthly. Formerly: Pretrial Services Resource Center.
Prisoners and their families, prison staff and volunteers, and interested individuals. Provides encouragement and advice to prisoners and other shut-ins who want to use their time in spiritual training. Believes "if you are tired enough of being a prison inmate, then you can live instead as a prison monk or nun, using the cloistered lifestyle, the regular hours, the inaccessibility of friends, distractions, or entertainment, to your advantage just as in an ashram." Distributes several books on spiritual growth to prison inmates and staff. A project of the Human Kindness Foundation.
National Prison Fellowship organizations devoted to holistic Christian ministry in prisons and welfare communities for prisoners, ex-prisoners, victims, and their families. Promotes restorative justice in the criminal justice system and assists in implementing effective alternatives to incarceration. Offers consultation and assistance in developing additional Prison Fellowship movements.
Global Link Journal (Newsletter), quarterly; Proceedings, biennial.
Encourages Christians to work in prisons and to assist communities in ministering to prisoners, ex offenders, victims, and their families. Works towards a fair and effective criminal justice system. Trains volunteers for in-prison ministries. Sponsors in-prison seminars, bible studies, marriage enrichment seminars, community service projects, correspondence and visitation programs, and programs for ex-offenders and prisoners' families; also sponsors the Prison Fellowship Angel Tree Program, an outreach to prisoners' children at Christmas time, and through-out the year through mentoring and summer camping programs. Records 'Break Point" radio program, with Charles Colson, that airs on hundreds of Christian radio stations. Formerly: Prison Fellowship.
individuals concerned about the rehabilitation of people in prison. Seeks to assist people in prison and their families. Conducts visits to, and corresponds with, people in prison; encourages and supports measures to improve prison conditions and the welfare of the prisoners. Languages: Chinese; English.
Represents human rights advocates, journalists, information technology experts, academics, and data protection experts. Works to protect personal privacy and monitor surveillance activities by governments and other organizations worldwide. Current activities include work on identity systems, biometrics, international cooperation, e-borders, freedom of information and data retention.
Works to allow individuals to preserve their privacy and regulate the intrusion of junk phone calls and junk mail. Subscribers authorize PCI to notify telemarketers and junk mailers not to solicit them; if telemarketers persist in such solicitation, they are levied a $500 charge for the subscriber's time. Conducts lobbying for the regulation of telemarketing. Operates speakers' bureau and compiles statistics.
Private Citizen Directory (Directory), semiannual; So...You want to Sue a Telemarketer (Book).
Chief, deputy chief, assistant chief probation officers and other top managers in the 58 probation services of England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Jersey and Isle of Man. Promotes and co-ordinates the work of the probation services of England and Wales. Formerly: Association of Chief Officers of Probation.
Facilitates coordination for the development of alternative dispute resolution and mediation. Enhances the standards and training in all areas of alternative dispute resolution. Provides referrals to industry, agencies and individuals.
4891 Independence St., Ste. 140 Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Ronald B. Jack, Pres.
Promotes the field of forensic mapping through high professional and personal conduct of its members. Provides members with a forum for the exchange of information pertaining to skills and techniques for the electronic documentation of crash or crime scenes. Offers training to members of law enforcement, governmental, and quasi-governmental agencies, private consultants and other persons in the field of forensic mapping.
Strives to transform the Democratic Party and the country. Builds alliances between grassroots activities and elected officials. Develops progressive legislation and supports the realization of progressive policies at the state and local levels.
Seeks to expand the network of intellectual property volunteers. Provides assistance through corps of pro bono professionals to organizations or groups of individuals who are confronted with matters pertaining to intellectual property. Operates a processing center and maintains a resource center with information for IP professionals and assistance seekers.
National public interest law firm specializing in precedent-setting and socially significant civil litigation requiring trial attorney skills. Fights for consumer and victims' rights, environmental protection and safety, civil rights and civil liberties, the preservation of the civil justice system, the elimination of secrecy in the court system, and the protection of the poor and powerless. Operates speakers' bureau; conducts educational programs.
Trial Lawyers Doing Public Justice (Booklet), annual. Formerly: Trial Lawyers for Public Justice.
Seeks to secure, promote and protect the civil and human rights of the Puerto Rican and wider Latino community. (Three divisions, Legal, Policy and Education, carry out the core program areas - Civil and Human Rights, Civic Engagement and Empowerment, Civil Society and Culture and Equitable Educational Opportunities -the pursuit of a legal career for Puerto Ricans and other minorities via its LSAT prep course, Law Day and other programs).
Justicia (Newsletter), quarterly; Politica Social (Newsletter); PRLDEF in the News.
Quakers with an interest in criminal justice. Promotes reform of the criminal justice system to incorporate principles of restorative and transformative justice. Lobbies government agencies concerned with criminal justice; conducts educational and charitable programs; provides support and services to prisoners. Languages: English; French. Formerly: Quaker Committee on Jails and Justice.
Built a national network of more than 60 community- based racial justice organizations. Participating organizations work on a wide range of issues, including immigrant rights, economic justice, welfare rights, Indigenous environmental issues, LGBT rights, issues facing young people of color, and domestic and sexual violence. The network and its Steering Committee is multigenerational, regionally diverse, and has attracted groups rooted in African American, Latino, Asian Pacific Islander, Arab, and South Asian communities and indigenous nations.
Assists school communities and education systems to recognize and address racism in the learning environment. Provides games and suggested activities aimed at engaging students in strategies to counter racism.
Aims to correct an injustice created by the way in which the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) is inappropriately and unjustly imposed upon owners of incentive stock options. Seeks to urge Congress to correct this flawed tax code, through the building of a grassroots tax reform organization, which has resulted in financial devastation for taxpayers obeying this law. Beyond correction of the law, also seeks full redress from the United States Government for those affected.
Seeks to address various issues concerning the legal system. Supports innovation and transformation in the legal profession. Provides a platform for exchange of ideas promoting understanding, collaboration, and cooperation in the legal community. Serves as a clearinghouse for legal information and resources.
Creates public awareness and support of the existence and contributions of reserve and auxiliary law enforcement programs. Provides training opportunities to reserve, auxiliary, and special law enforcement officers. Serves as a contact point and clearing house for information on reserve and auxiliary law enforcement programs.
Solicitors engaged in the practice of family law. Seeks to reduce 'the distress and anger that can arise when family relationships break down' and insure that members handle their cases so as to allow all the parties involved to preserve their dignity and reach agreement without conflict. Maintains and enforces a Code of Practice for family law practitioners; participates in legal reform initiatives; produces and distributes guidelines for effective family law practice. Languages: English. Formerly: Solicitors Family Law Association.
Works to defend and promote human rights, particularly the rights of indigenous peoples. Conducts educational and health care programs in Guatemala; develops projects relating to housing, urban planning and farming; works to strengthen unity between different groups of indigenous peoples. Maintains speakers' bureau.
1367 Connecticut Ave. NW, Ste. 200 Washington, DC 20036
Lynn Delaney, Exec. Dir.
P: (202) 463-7575
F: (202) 463-6606
A 'living memorial' established to promote Robert Kennedy's ideals of civic responsibility and social conscience, the importance of the power of communities and community involvement, and the pursuit of social justice and human rights for all people at home and abroad. Programs and activities include: Center for Human Rights and National Youth Project. Formerly: Robert F. Kennedy Memorial.
Provides environmental, human rights, and social justice organizers with the tools, training, and support needed to achieve their goals. Works with a broad range of communities, organizations, and movements from high school students to professional organizations. Facilitates the sharing of information and expertise that strengthens the capacity to change people's relationship with the environment and each other.
Provides referrals for specialized assessment and treatment for youthful and adult sexual victims and offenders. Offers educational materials, training, and networking to the general public as well as professionals who work with sexual offenders and victims. Compiles statistics. Formerly: Prison Research Education Action Project; Safer Society Program and Press.
Provides support and care to retired, injured or disabled military and law enforcement K-9s. Advocates for the protection of all working dogs. Seeks to open a facility in every state that provides both military and law enforcement agencies the ability to retire their K-9 partners.
University of Iceland Logberg L-311 Saeundargotu 6101 Reykjavik
Bjorg Kristjansdottir, Exec. Sec.
P: 354 5255189
Government representatives from the 5 Nordic countries. Initiates and conducts criminological research, including research on hidden criminality, police, and victim logy. Advises Nordic authorities and the Nordic Council. Collects and disseminates information to Scandinavian criminologists. Languages: Danish; English; Norwegian; Swedish. Publications; Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention (Journal), semiannual; Nordisk Kriminologi (Newsletter), 3/year; Proceedings of the Annual Research Seminar (Proceedings), periodic.
7311 Greenhaven Dr., Ste. 145 Sacramento, CA 95831
Ronald P. Hawley, Exec. Dir.
P: (916) 392-2550
F: (916) 392-8440
Gubernatorial appointees representing each of the 50 states. Seeks to improve the criminal justice system through the effective application of information and identification technology. Identifies and works to solve information management problems faced by the state and local criminal justice systems; strives to improve communication and cooperation among criminal justice agencies at all levels.
Individuals dedicated to promoting a better understanding of 'your constitutional right to privately own and possess firearms." Compiles statistics. Operates speakers' bureau, and legal referral service.
The Gottlieb-Tartaro Report (Report), monthly; Gun Week Newspaper (Newspaper), periodic; Publications Catalog (Catalog); Second Amendment Reporter (Report), quarterly.
Works for a fair and effective criminal justice system by promoting alternatives to incarceration, reforms in sentencing law and practice, and better use of community-based sen/ices and institutions. Seeks to recast the public debate on crime and punishment.
Race to Incarcerate (Book); Sentencing Times (Newsletter), annual.
Provides resource assistance to, and promotes the best interests of, the Serbian American community. Acts as a vehicle for making unified public pronouncements to represent and advocate the vital interests of the Serbian American community as a whole with respect to current social, political, economic, legal and other matters of vital concern. Serves as a national network of communication among members of the Serbian American legal community for purposes of networking, exchange of ideas, client referrals and career placement opportunities.
Provides legal services, serves as watchdog and policy organization dedicated to ending discrimination against and harassment of military personnel affected by "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and related forms of intolerance.
Conduct Unbecoming: The Annual Report on 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' (Annual Report), annual.
Aims to provide information and support to families, individuals, public media, legislators, defense attorneys and other professionals who work with or are interested in issues regarding sexual abuse and its prevention. Seeks to prevent sexual abuse through outreach, education and community reconciliation of sexual abusers.
Represents the interests of legal practitioners in Sierra Leone. Maintains and improves the standards of law practice. Promotes the fair administration of justice and practice of law. Strengthens communication and collaboration among the members of the bar.
Malacca Ctr., Level 16 20Malacca St. Singapore 048979
P: 65 65213177
F: 65 31515797
Represents the in-house lawyers in Singapore. Fosters a dynamic community of professional corporate counsel that gives its members the chance to network with other in-house counsel and to share information and resources. Provides a platform to establish views in respect of issues that concerns the in-house lawyers' community and the respective employers.
Aims to meet the demands of the international business community for a neutral, efficient and reliable resolution institution in Asia. Helps parties in the appointment of arbitrators, the management of financial and other aspects of arbitration and in the facilitation of the smooth progress of arbitration. Languages: English.
Contract Administration: Guide to the Singapore Standard Form of Building Contract (Book); New Arbitration Law for the Philippines: Republic Act 9285 (Article); The Role of National Law in International Commercial Arbitrations The Singapore Experience (Article); Singapore Arbitration Handbook (Handbook); Thailand's New Arbitration Regulations (Article).
1237 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. SW Atlanta, GA 30310
Loretta Ross, Natl. Coor.
P: (404) 756-2680
F: (404) 756-2684
Aims to improve the lives of indigenous women and women of color in the United States through reproductive justice. Seeks to educate women of color and policy makers on reproductive and sexual health and rights. Provides direct service and advocacy work through leadership development, organizational exchanges, trainings, technical assistance, and innovative pilot projects.
Collective Voices (Newspaper). Formerly: Sister Song Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective.
Represents law enforcement professionals including special agents, criminal investigators, inspectors, auditors, analysts, and attorneys from every branch of the Federal government. Promotes law enforcement as a premier occupation. Seeks to enhance hiring and employment opportunities of qualified applicants for Federal law enforcement positions from entry level to management. Fosters comradely and leadership among its members.
University professors, scholars, judges, attorneys, and barristers in 46 countries. Promotes the study and comparison of the laws and legal systems of various countries as well as the means to improve the different branches of law. Collects documents and translations of foreign laws; studies current problems in the fields of private, public, and criminal law. Languages: French.
Revue Internationale de Droit Compare (Book), quarterly.
Barristers, solicitors, architects, surveyors, engineers, and other construction professionals. Is concerned with education, study, research and dissemination of knowledge of construction law and related subjects.
Aims to restore the public integrity of all lawyers. Seeks to advance the positive public image of attorneys and the profession of practicing law. Promotes honesty, clarity and integrity in the practice of law and in attorney relations with tribunals, clients, potential clients and the public.
Persons who have served at least one year as a spedal agent of the FBI. Maintains National Executive Placement Committee to help members obtain employment, a foundation aiding needy members and children of deceased members, and a scholarship program.
Helps settle disputes arising from contracts for any and all movements by water or involving shipbuilding and repair; maintains uniformity in U.S. maritime arbitration proceedings. Holds arbitration workshop.
Arbitration Award Service (Report),bimonthly; The Arbitrator (Newsletter), quarterly.
Strives to prevent and intervene in the social problems of Iran. Increases awareness and enhances discussion on social issues affecting the people of Iran. Promotes cooperation and coordinates activities among civil society partners.
702 Duke of Windsor Social Service Bldg.15Hennessy Rd. Wanchai Hong Kong
People's Republic of China
Justice Pang, Pres.
P: 852 25271322
F: 852 28651089
Promotes humane and effective care, supervision, and rehabilitation of convicted criminals who have been released from prison. Maintains network of casework, counseling, vocational training, recreational, and residential facilities. Conducts research and educational programs; compiles statistics; sponsors charitable activities. Languages: Chinese; English.
Annual Report, annual. Formerly: Hong Kong Discharged Prisoners' Aid Sodety.
Monitors and documents free expression violations throughout Somalia. Supports individuals and institutions that are subjected to persecution as a result of expressing their opinions. Promotes high standards of professional ethics, integrity and conduct in the journalism profession through training and education.
Empowers South Asian American youth 18-24 years to be a unified political voice. Seeks to encourage politicians to include South Asian Americans in the democratic process. Aspires to bring skills from the progressive movement to the South Asian community.
Elevates the voices and perspectives of South Asian individuals and organizations to build a more just and inclusive society in the United States. Advocates issues affeding South Asian communities through the use of social justice framework. Encourages South Asians to participate in collective problem-solving to achieve positive sodal change.
Nonsectarian coordinating and service agency for local organizations seeking full citizenship rights, equality, and the integration of African-Americans in all aspects of life in the U.S. and subscribing to the Ghandian philosophy of nonviolence. Works primarily in 16 southern and border states to improve civic, religious, economic, and cultural conditions. Fosters nonviolent resistance to all forms of racial injustice, including state and local laws and practices. Conducts leadership training program embracing such subjects as registration and voting, social protest, use of the boycott, picketing, nature of prejudice, and understanding politics. Sponsors citizenship education schools to teach reading and writing, help persons pass literacy tests for voting, and provide information about income tax forms, tax-supported resources, aid to handicapped children, public health facilities, how government is run, and social security. Conducts Crusade for the Ballot, which aims to double the black vote in the South through increased voter registrations. Sponsors lectures; disseminates literature.
Headquarters, Rm. 1N-637A 300 East 42nd St. New York, NY 10017
Sergei Chemiavsky, Sec. of the Special Committee
P: (212) 963-3051
F: (212) 963-5305
United Nations committee comprising representatives of 27 nations concerned with the progress of people under colonial rule toward self-determination and independence. Considers situations in 16 territories based on information received from administering powers or local governments, non-governmental organizations, published sources, and observations of the committee's visiting missions. Reviews activities of foreign economic interests in colonial territories; enlists support of United Nations specialized agencies and international institutions to assist de-colonization efforts, especially through aid to colonial people; seeks to mobilize public opinion in support of decolonization by disseminating information. Also Known As: Special Committee on Decolonization; Special Committee of 24.
Seeks to further the study and dissemination of information regarding legal aspects of sport and recreation. Cooperates with allied national and international organizations in areas such as athletics, education, exercise, law, medicine, recreation, and sport.
Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport (Journal), semiannual; The SRLA Newsletter (Newsletter), bimonthly.
Attorneys involved in sports law; students studying sports law. A law society for specialists in sports law; works for legislation regulating attorneys and agents who represent athletes. Offers sponsorship opportunities. Acts as a forum for discussion; provides educational materials.
The Sports Lawyer (Newsletter), monthly; The Sports Lawyers Journal (Journal), annual.
Allison Hawkins, Marketing and Communications Mgr.
P: (301) 589-1130
F: (301) 589-1131
Works to bring practical, participatory education about law, democracy, and human rights to classroom teachers; health and social science professionals; juvenile justice professionals; law enforcement; the legal community; and NGO leaders. Provides the members with programs and publications to empower and transform democratic ideals into a citizen action. Conducts programs in 50 states and over 30 countries.
Street Law Annual Report (Annual Reports), annual; Street Law Ink (Newsletters), quarterly. Formerly: National Street Law Institute; National Institute for Citizen Education in the Law.
Strives to advocate for good governance, sociopolitical and economic justice in Swaziland. Mobilizes and empowers civic society movements. Engages in dialogue with stakeholders, facilitates civic participation and builds leadership capacity to bring about change in Swaziland.
Represents Swedish speaking attorneys in the United States. Provides sources of Swedish speaking professional legal services for Swedish-American businesses. Facilitates communication and collaboration among members.
Works to maintain high ethical and professional standards in the legal profession; to monitor legal developments; to safeguard the general professional interests of its members; and to further unity and consensus between members. Represents qualified, practicing lawyers. Monitors ethical standards among members, provides views on draft legislation to government and does advocacy work on rule of law and other human rights/rights of the individual issues. Languages: Swedish.
Foretokening over advocator och advokatbyraer m.m. jamte stad- gar och regler for advokatverksamhet (Membership Directory); Journal for The Swedish Bar Association (Journal), 9/year.
Represents individual members, practitioners and academics engaged and/or interested in domestic and international arbitration. Contributes to the development of arbitration law and practice. Serves as an institutional body that hosts/administers arbitral proceedings. Languages: French; German.
ASA Bulletin (Bulletin), quarterly; ASA Special Series (Articles), semiannual.
Works to ensure that individuals are free to determine their gender identity and expression. Seeks to increase the political voice and visibility of low-income people who are transgender, intersex or gender non- conforming. Strives to improve access to social, health and legal services.
3333 S Brea Canyon Rd., Ste. 213 Diamond Bar, CA91765
Tony M. Lu, Pres.
P: (909) 468-4650
F: (909) 468-5020
Represents Taiwanese attorneys practicing law in the United States. Works to provide a forum for professional exchange and to serve the Taiwanese community in the United States. Raises the awareness and knowledge of U.S. laws, legal system and individual rights.
Independent advocate for the American taxpayer dedicated to cutting wasteful government spending and subsidies in order to achieve a responsible, efficient government. Assists grassroots partners, works with congress, and communicates through the media.
Technology law firms. Seeks to advance the practice of technology law. Represents the legal interests of corporations engaged in fields including aeronautics, computers, medicine and pharmaceuticals, plastics, and robotics. Conducts research and educational programs; maintains speakers' bureau.
Provides free justice services in Sierra Leone. Strives to solve clients' justice problems, thereby demonstrating concretely that justice is possible. Strives to cultivate the agency of the communities. Seeks to help people achieve concrete, practical solutions to their justice problems.
Focuses on the advancement of attorneys, paralegals and other legal support staff. Offers solo practitioners and small law firms the tools, training and network needed to collaborate with peers, connect with experts and find better work-life balance. Coordinates workshops and conferences, educational resources, legal tools, affinity partnerships and community forums.
Specializes in anti-bribery due diligence reviews and compliance training for international business enterprises. Promotes a high level of transparency in commercial transactions. Organizes anti-bribery workshops at locations around the world.
7723 Tylers Place Blvd., No. 330 West Chester, OH 45069
David Falk, CEO
P: (513) 898-9372
Toll-free: (888) 834-7465
Helps build new lives for survivors of sex trafficking. Aims for both trauma recovery and empowerment for women who have been sexually trafficked, exploited or abused. Provides holistic shelter and aftercare services consisting of psychological, social, educational and health services, job training and placement.
Promotes, advocates and advances issues and viewpoints of importance to Turkish-Americans. Informs Turkish-American individuals in the United States about their rights. Seeks to counter incorrect, biased and prejudiced statements and activities aimed at individuals of Turkish heritage.
Informs the American public about a campaign to 'restore America the beautiful under God and the written constitution". Wages this campaign under the banner of one Arch-Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, an interlocking unit of political, economic and cultural reforms subdivided into a total of 12 sections.
Represents congregations of Roman Catholic sisters committed to work for peace and human dignity in response to the needs of the world. Advocates for human rights, for the protection of immigrants and refugees, and for the conservation and protection of Mother Earth. Sponsors expert grassroots delegations to the United Nations for major events open to non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
Barristers, advocates, writers to the signet, solicitors, legal executives and academic lawyers, industry and environmental consultants and those interested in the development and practice of UK and EU environmental law. Aims to promote the enhancement and conservation of the environment and to advance the education of the public in all matters relating to the development, teaching, application and practice of law relating to the environment; encourage collaboration between those interested and concerned with environmental law. Formerly: Environmental Law Association.
UN regional institute for the sound development of criminal justice systems and mutual cooperation in the Asia and Pacific region. Organizes international training courses and seminars. Conducts research and disseminates various types of information on criminal justice. Languages: English; Japanese.
United Nations Office at Geneva Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights1211 Geneva 10
Nathalie Prouvez, Sec.
P: 41 22 9179440
F: 41 22 9179008
Created by the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. Eighteen human rights experts elected by the convention's 165 state parties. Aims to monitor the implementation of the convention's provisions concerning the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination in member states. Examines petitions from individuals or groups who are victims of racial discrimination; examines reports submitted by states and parties to the convention and addresses violations of convention provisions by individual states. Languages: Chinese; English; French; Russian; Spanish.
Annual Report to the General Assembly of the U.N. (Annual Report), annual; Reports by Stale Parties to the Convention (Reports), periodic; Summary Records of Proceedings (Proceedings), periodic.
1304 Langham Creek Dr., Ste. 324 Houston, TX 77084
Stephen R. Van Dyke, Founding Exec. Dir.
F: (281) 994-2634
Toll-free: (866) 933-7889
Serves the needs of county law enforcement agencies nationwide. Provides needed equipment to mostly rural, underfunded county law enforcement agencies. Offers emergency disaster relief and training seminars to members.
The Deputy Sheriff Magazine (Magazine), quarterly.
Aims to provide the highest level of skill and trained volunteer non-paid professionals dedicated to saving lives through search and rescue, disaster relief and response, and emergency preparedness safety education that provide the best possible care to those who call upon for help.
Politically conservative attorneys dedicated to preserve the civil, property, and human rights of U.S. citizens. Provides free legal services to individuals, businesses, and other entities having problems with government agencies, government regulations, and government-supported organizations. Network of attorneys in 17 states who volunteer time to work on cases chosen by the board of directors. Provides analysis of legislation for federal, state, and local legislators on numerous subjects. Helps draft legislation and/or policies for state and local government entities. Provides legal assistance and support for parents rights groups across the United States. Active in the legal fight to uphold Proposition 13, the California tax relief initiative. Also active in the litigation to uphold Proposition 187, the ban on free public education, welfare, and non-emergency medical services for illegal aliens. Provides speaker services.
Seeks to exchange ideas and experiences relating to law firm management, issues affecting law firms and legal developments in a variety of practice areas. Provides assistance in selecting competent counsel.
Full-time paid law enforcement officers who are either military, federal, state, county, or municipal officers and who are canine handlers, trainers, or administrators. Purposes are to: unite in a common cause all law enforcement agencies utilizing the sen/ices of the canine; promote friendship and brotherhood among all those interested in the training and utilization of the canine in police work; coordinate and exchange advanced techniques of training of the police dog; improve the image of the working police dog to the populace in general through improved public service and the prevention and detection of crime. Sponsors regional mini-seminars. Conducts police service dog certification field trials in patrol, detector dog and tracking ability. Maintains police evaluators and certification process to provide qualified professional evaluations. Maintains a legal assistance fund to support proper use of police service dogs and departments in legal challenges. Maintains speakers' bureau. Formerly:
Advocates public policies that enhances the respect for human rights and provides legal remedies and humanitarian assistance to victims of human rights abuses. Collaborates with individual human rights defenders, NGO's, IGO's and governments for the implementation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Supports programs, projects, campaigns and initiatives related to human rights.
Individuals and organizations opposed to racial discrimination. Seeks to abolish racism; promotes establishment of a racially neutral society. Publicizes instances of racial discrimination; works to raise public awareness of racism and related issues. Languages: Cantonese; English; French.
Seeks to increase the visibility of the US human rights movement. Supports collaborative efforts by human rights groups to address issues pertinent to human rights. Works to strengthen the links between US human rights activists and movements across issues and sectors of work.
Works as a national resource network of law firms, trustee companies, and affiliated business support firms serving the mortgage industry. Provides education, training and information resources to the mortgage servicing industry, as well as onsite education for clients.
National Mortgage Servicer's Reference Directory (Directory), annual; USFN e-Update (Newsletter), monthly; USFN Report (Newsletter), quarterly. Formerly: US Foreclosure Network.
National organizations providing senices to crime victims. Promotes increased availability of victim services throughout Europe; seeks to advance victim service techniques. Campaigns for victims' rights within criminal justice systems; advocates fair compensation for victims; service providers. Languages: English. Formerly: European Forum for Victim Services.
Individuals and their family members who have been victims of crime; businesses and agencies; concerned individuals. Seeks to ensure that a crime victim's rights are recognized and protected. Believes that the U.S. justice system goes to great lengths to protect the rights of criminals while discounting those of the victim. Discourages the commutation of sentences through parole and "good time,' an arrangement where inmates' sentences may be shortened two days for every one day served without violation of prison conduct regulations. Promotes recognition of the third week in April as Victim's Rights Week. Introduces and supports 14 victim's rights bills, including the Victim's Bill of Rights that provides for considerations to the victim guaranteed by law such as notification prior to the release of prisoners convicted of crimes perpetrated against them. Maintains speakers' bureau.
Fights against human trafficking of Vietnamese victims through advocacy, collaboration, and education. Provides programs and activities that build an alliance of individuals, community organizations, and NGOS to combat human trafficking.
Works to support and give guidance to women, youth and any group that has been marginalized from full participation in the economic, political and social life of their communities and countries. Creates awareness and understanding to empower individual citizens. Provides education, training and mentoring among individuals to develop their lives and benefit the society.
Volunteer lawyers who provide free legal services to artists and art organizations in art related legal matters. Works to familiarize the legal profession and the arts community with legal problems confronting artists and provide them with available solutions. Conducts special initiatives, internship and educational programs, seminars, and workshops. Maintains speakers' bureau; offers translation services for Spanish-speaking clients. Funded by the New York State Council on the Arts, individual contributions, corporations, and private foundations.
Grand Park Ctre. 28 W Adams, Ste. 1310 Detroit, Ml 48226
Jim Comer, Chm.
P: (313) 964-1110
F: (313) 964-1145
Aims to stimulate the development of citizen participation in juvenile and criminal justice rehabilitative programs. Sponsors a training program for professionals and nonprofessionals. Maintains speakers' bureau; conducts charitable program.
Sends Christian workers into prisons to teach inmates how to work through problems, handle culture shock upon reentering society, adjust to family life, gain acceptance in the community, and to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The Connection (Newsletter), 8/year; Intercessor's Email Prayer Bulletin (Bulletin), monthly.
3701Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 208 Los Angeles, CA 90010-2809
Paul Tepper, Exec. Dir.
P: (213) 487-7211
F: (213) 487-0242
Provides legal counsel and representation to individuals and groups whose actions may effect change in institutions affecting the poor. Specializes in poverty law in California, offering litigation assistance and services to all neighborhood legal services programs. Concentrates on substantive areas of law including housing, health, and welfare. Acts as co-counsel with local legal services programs. Provides technical and research assistance to all legal aid offices throughout California.
Directory, California and Nevada Legal Services Programs (Directory), annual.
Seeks to protect and defend all native and non-native wildcats. Reduces and eliminates commercial exploitation, private ownership, hunting, trade and trafficking of wildcats. Promotes public interest in the protection and conservation of wildcats. Engages the legal system through legislation and litigation of wildcat welfare.
Seeks to promote international human rights through partnerships as a provider of video equipment and distributor of documentaries. Promotes public engagement and policy change through people's personal stories of abuse.
Aims to achieve gender equity in federal law enforcement. Seeks to enhance the image of law enforcement. Promotes the value of collaborative and cooperative leadership styles. Assists and monitors the progress of agencies in the recruitment, hiring, promotion, and retention of women in law enforcement. Conducts research on issues affecting women in law enforcement positions.
Women lawyers and individuals interested in improving women's standard of living. Offers legal advice and assistance for women. Conducts educational programs to increase women's awareness of their rights. Organizes and coordinates activities among women's law groups. Researches legal and women's issues; disseminates information. Languages: English; French; Portuguese.
WILDAF News (Newsletter), quarterly. Formerly: Women, Law, and Development.
Promotes and protects human and women's rights. Strives to establish a culture in which human beings are respected and appreciated for what they are, irrespective of religious, ideological, regional, racial or sectarian affiliation. Conducts research, organizes conferences, seminars and training workshops, publishes human rights information and provides advocacy and training.
Works to link gender with macro-economic policy in international inter governmental policy-making arenas, from a human rights perspective. Seeks to bring a stronger economic analysis to women's issues and a stronger gender analysis to social and economic issues in the international arena.
Service agency that aids women involved in the criminal justice system and their families. Promotes alternatives to Incarceration; sponsors transitional programs for women being released from prison; assists homeless ex-offenders seeking to reunite with their children who are in kinship or foster-care.
A Guide to the New York Child Welfare System (Manual); A Report on the First Ten Years of the Sarah Powell Huntington House (Report).
1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Ste. 825 Washington, DC 20036
Page S. Gardner, Founder/Pres.
P: (202) 659-9570
F: (202) 833-4362
Aims to improve unmarried women's participation in the electorate and political process. Develops new ways to enfranchise and empower the historically under-represented groups that now comprise the new American electorate: unmarried women, African Americans, Hispanics, and young people. Strives to create awareness around a public policy agenda that will work for unmarried women.
Promotes education and best practices in corrosion control for the socio-economic benefit of society, preservation of resources and protection of the environment. Seeks to raise public awareness of corrosion and corrosion control. Aims to normalize corrosion-related standards worldwide. WCO is an NGO associated with the United Nations.
Lawyers, judges, law professors, jurists, law students, and non-legal professionals in 140 countries and territories. Seeks to build laws and legal institutions for international cooperation. Conducts Global Work Program to recommend research and voluntary action for development of international law as a basis for promoting the rule of law and the resolution of disputes by peaceful means. Sponsors biennial World Law Day. Maintains biographical archives. Contains 21 Sections, including Constitutional Law, Foreign Trade and investment, Human Rights, and Litigation.
Law and Judicial Systems of Nations (Book), periodic; Law/Technology (Journal), quarterly; The World Jurist (Newsletter), bimonthly. Formerly: World Peace Through Law Center.
Tulane Law School 6329 Freret St. New Orleans, LA 70118
Vernon Palmer, Pres.
P: (504) 865-5978
Unites jurists and corporatists around the globe. Studies and advances the mixed jurisdictions. Stimulates comparative law research, and keeps its members abreast of interesting developments and new research in the field.
Advances research, services and awareness for victims. Promotes the implementation of the UN Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power. Facilitates the networking of victimotogists around the world.
Aims to honor and empower wounded service men and women. Seeks to raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women. Helps severely injured service members aid and assist each other and provides unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs.
After Action Report (Newsletter); Handbook for Injured Service Members and Their Families (Handbook).
Seeks to recruit, train, educate and mobilize students on the ideals of liberty and the Constitution. Aims to empower young people and enhance their capabilities as potential leaders in the future. Provides activism grants to chapters.
1954 Hiiihurst Ave., No. 416 Los Angeles, CA 90027
Mary Shuttleworth, Pres.
P: (323) 663-5799
Educates young people in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Works with human rights advocates, legislators, teachers, police and humanitarians. Encourages young people to learn and champion human rights. Raises human rights awareness through instructional tools and events.
Human Rights (Handbook); UNITED (Video); What Are Human Rights? (Booklet).
Bridges diverse communities and individuals to address issues of visibility, equality, and social justice. Celebrates the dignity and courage of all young people. Encourages positive sell-development and expression among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and ally youth.