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PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

www.gabwa.org

The Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys. GABWA is a bar association formed in 1982 to serve the needs and interests of black women attorneys. We provide an informed and reliable voice through which the needs of black women lawyers and the black community at large may be articulated.

www.gatecitybar.org

The Gate City Bar Association is a rich organization, and is an affiliate chapter of an even richer organization - The National Bar Association (NBA). The NBA, celebrating 75 years of history, is the principal advocate for the interests of Black lawyers, judges, and law students.

www.nacdl.org

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) is a national organization advancing the mission of the nation's criminal defense lawyers to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crime or other misconduct. The GACDL is the state of Georgia's affiliate for the NACDL. 

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 PRO BONO AND ADVOCACY

www.georgiainnocenceproject.org

The Georgia Innocence Project is Georgia's answer to the growing national awareness that persons wrongfully convicted are languishing in prison or sentenced to death through no fault of their own. The Project combines legal pro bono with DNA technology to work to exonerate these individuals.

www.gjp.org

Founded in 1986, the Georgia Justice Project's mission is to ensure justice for the indigent criminally accused and to take a holistic approach to assist them in establishing crime-free lives and being productive citizens.

www.aaldef.org

Founded in 1974, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) is a national organization that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans. By combining litigation, advocacy, education, and organizing, AALDEF works with Asian American communities across the country to secure human rights for all.

http://www.atlantalegalaid.org

The Atlanta Legal Aid Society has represented Atlanta's poor in civil legal cases since 1924. Their work helps  clients deal with some of life's most basic needs -- a safe home, enough food to eat, a decent education, protection against fraud, and personal safety. Clients come from Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, and Gwinnett Counties in Georgia.

avlf.org

The Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, Inc., was created in 1979 through the joint efforts of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, the Atlanta Bar Association, the Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers, and the Gate City Bar Association. AVLF is the largest provider of pro bono legal services in Greater Atlanta. For over 35 years, they have promoted access to justice by inspiring volunteer attorneys to provide high-quality education, advocacy, and representation at no charge to low-income families with basic civil legal needs at critical times in their lives. Their programs include services for domestic violence survivors, landlord/tenant disputes, evictions, unpaid wages, and probate issues.

www.schr.org
The Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) is working for equality, justice, and dignity in our criminal justice system. The mission of SCHR is to end capital punishment, mass incarceration, and other criminal justice practices that are used to control the lives of poor people, people of color, and other marginalized groups in the Southern United States. They do this through death penalty representation, impact litigation, policy advocacy, and public education.

Excessive_Workload_Pleadings.htm 

Miami-Dade Public Defender Excessive Workload Litigation Pleadings pleadings filed by Miami-Dade Public Defenders Office to limit caseloads.

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LEGAL RESEARCH

http://www.gabar.org/attorneyresources/fastcase.cfm?uniqueID=F6533BC9-9C8E-9913-79DB1EAF19F85157

Fastcase log in on the State Bar of Georgia website. Free legal research for members of the State Bar of Georgia.

http://www.crimelynx.com/georgia.html

CrimeLynx listing of legal research links for Georgia.

http://web2.westlaw.com/signon/default.wl?fn=_top&newdoor=true&rs=WLW13%2E07&vr=2%2E0

Westlaw

https://www.lexisnexis.com/en-us/gateway.page

LexisNexis

http://w3.lexis.com/hottopics/gacode

Unannotated Georgia Code.

http://www.gsllaw.com/Publications.shtml#1

Don Samuel's Favorable and Noteworthy Decisions in the Supreme Court and the Federal Appellate Courts, Eleventh Circuit Criminal Handbook, Georgia Criminal Law Case Finder, and more. 

https://niccc.csgjusticecenter.org/resources/

Articles relating to collateral consequences of criminal convictions by The National Inventory of Collateral Consequences of Conviction.

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LINKS TO FEDERAL GOVERNMENT INFORMATION

 http://gan.fd.org/
Federal Defender for the Northern District of Georgia

http://www.uscourts.gov/services-forms/forms

Administrative Office of the United States Courts forms for use in federal court.

http://www.tned.uscourts.gov/forms.php

Many of the most commonly used national forms, along with a number of local forms at the Eastern District of Tennessee’s web site.

http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml 

The United States Census Bureau's "American Fact Finder": Facts and information about your community, economics, and demographics.

www.census.gov

United States Census Bureau

http://bopwatch.org

Yahoo Group devoted to news and informational exchange regarding federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP).

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FORENSICS & SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE

http://www.howstuffworks.com/dna-evidence.htm
"HowStuffWorks.com," a good resource site for general knowledge, did a piece on DNA evidence.

http://www.pathguy.com/lectures/env-23.htm
Ed Friedlander, M.D., Pathologist (University of Health Sciences, Kansas City, MO). Dr. Friedlander has put together an amazing collection of pathology and forensic links and other assorted information.

http://www.scientific.org/tutorials/articles/riley/riley.html
"DNA Testing: An Introduction For Non-Scientists An Illustrated Explanation" by Donald E. Riley, Ph.D. University of Washington (Copyright 1998).

www.dnafiles.org
The DNA Files: Unraveling the Mysteries of Genetic Science. The genetic revolution affects us every day: our health, our food, our families. The DNA Files is a series of public radio documentaries.

http://www.forensicmag.com/
Forensic Magazine

http://www.truthaboutfalseconfessions.com/
Alan Hirsch's The Truth About False Confessions blog.

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LINKS TO GEORGIA STATE GOVERNMENT INFORMATION

Home Page of the Georgia Public Defender Council.

Georgia Superior Court Domestic Violence Benchbook, 8th Edition, created for Superior Court judges and now available to all.

http://gbi.georgia.gov/law-enforcement-links
GBI's "Law Enforcement Links" page is an excellent clearinghouse of not only links to GBI information, but local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and issue-related links.

http://www.gasupreme.us/
Home Page of the Georgia Supreme Court.

http://www.gaappeals.us/

Home page of the Georgia Court of Appeals.

http://www.georgia.gov
The home page for the State of Georgia. Lots of information and links. Intrasite search capability.

http://dph.georgia.gov/VitalRecords
Georgia vital records (a subdivision of the Georgia Department of Public Health).

http://www.municode.com
Free online search capability for many municipal codes in Georgia.

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DEATH PENALTY

www.capitaldefenseweekly.com/index.html
The Capital Defense Weekly is an extremely informative and comprehensive website which is constantly updated by Massachusetts Attorney Karl Keys.

capdefnet.org
The Capital Defense Network provides numerous resources for capital defense cases, including habeas assistance and training and Federal Capital Defense Counsel Support.

http://www.hrw.org/reports/2001/ustat
Human Rights Watch's piece entitled, "Beyond Reason: The Death Penalty and Offenders with Mental Retardation."

http://www.gapubdef.org/index.php/divisions/office-of-the-capital-defender
Georgia Capital Defender

104 Marietta Street NW 

Suite 600 

Atlanta, GA 30303

(404) 739-5176

http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/law-review-journal-articles-death-penalty                                                                                                                                                                                          Death Penalty Information Center- Law Reviews and Articles.

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JUVENILES

The Children's Defense Fund (CDF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit child advocacy organization that has worked relentlessly for more than 40 years to ensure a level playing field for all children. They champion policies and programs that lift children out of poverty; protect them from abuse and neglect; and ensure their access to health care, quality education and a moral and spiritual foundation. 

http://www.americanbar.org/groups/child_law.html
The ABA Center on Children and the Law.

www.gacasa.org
Georgia Court Appointed Special Advocates, Inc. develops and supports court-sanctioned, community-based affiliate programs that provide trained and supervised volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children involved in juvenile court dependency proceedings.

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SUBSTANCE ABUSE

http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/special-subjects/drug-use-and-dependence/overview-of-drug-use-and-dependence
Drug Use And Dependence (Substance Use Disorders; Drug Addiction; Drug Abuse; Drug Habituation) (The Merck Manual)

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INTERNATIONAL LAW & NON-ENGLISH SPEAKING CLIENTS

http://coi.georgiacourts.gov/
Georgia Commission on Interpreterspolicy-making body appointed by the Georgia Supreme Court to oversee the development of a statewide plan for the use of interpreters in Georgia courts during the presentation of civil or criminal matters. 

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