Links & Resources

The following are links of interest, legal resources, or organizations who support GACDL's mission and goals.

Professional Organizations Pro Bono and Advocacy Legal Research Links to Federal
Govt Information
Forensics & Scientific Evidence Links to Georgia State Government Information Death Penalty Juveniles
Mental Health Substance Abuse International Law & Non-English Speaking Clients Court Links

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. 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 the preeminent organization in the United States advancing the mission of the nation's criminal defense lawyers to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crime or other misconduct


PRO BONO AND ADVOCACY

 www.ga-innocenceproject.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
The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund is providing free legal services to the Asian, Muslim, Middle Eastern and North African communities affected by the INS Special Registration Program

http://www.atlantalegalaid.org
The Atlanta Legal Aid Society has represented Atlanta's poor in civil legal cases since 1924. Our work helps our 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. Our clients come from Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, and Gwinnett Counties in Georgia

avlf.org
Welcome to the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation! AVLF is a non-profit foundation dedicated to providing representation for persons of low income. AVLF arranges pro bono representation in civil matters for financially eligible clients who are residents of Fulton County, Georgia, or who have a case pending in Fulton County

www.schr.org
The Southern Center for Human Rights was created in 1976 to respond to the deplorable conditions in prisons and jails in the South and the United States Supreme Court’s decision that year allowing the resumption of capital punishment. Since its creation, the Center has been engaged in litigation, public education, advocacy, and work with other organization and individuals to protect the civil and human rights of people prosecuted in the criminal courts – particularly those facing the death penalty – and confined in the prisons and jails of the South

http://www.pdmiami.com/ExcessiveWorkload/
Excessive_Workload_Pleadings.htm 
Miami-Dade Public Defender Excessive Workload Litigation Pleadings pleadings filed by Miami-Dade Public Defenders Office to limit caseloads

LEGAL RESEARCH

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

Fastcase login on state bar of Georgia- Free legal research

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

www.lexisone.com

Limited free Federal and State case-law research at Lexis

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

Unannotated Georgia Code

http://www.thegacode.com/

Parag Shaw's summary of Title 16 of the 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

http://www.abacollateralconsequences.org/

An online inventory is a project of the American Bar Association and is a searchable online database of all the laws and rules that impose collateral consequences as a result of a criminal conviction. The database includes everything from voting restrictions to professional licensing issues to sex offender registries and is intended to be an educational resource for lawyers and scholars. 

 

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 theEastern 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
The United States Census Bureau

http://www.nynd-fpd.org/Library.html
The New York Public Defender's Office's Library

http://bopwatch.org
Yahoo Group devoted to news and informational exchange regarding federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)

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

 

LINKS TO GEORGIA STATE GOVERNMENT INFORMATION

 http://www.gpdsc.com Home Page of the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council

http://icje.uga.edu/documents/2014DVBenchbookFinal.pdf
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

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.gpdsc.org/?page_id=66
Georgia Capital Defender

104 Marietta Street NW
Suite 600
Atlanta, GA
30303
(404) 739-5151

http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/law-review-journal-articles-death-penalty

Death Penalty Information Center- Law Reviews and Articles

 

JUVENILES

 www.childrensdefense.org

The mission of the Children's Defense Fund is to Leave No Child Behind® and to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.
CDF provides a strong, effective voice for all the children of America who cannot vote, lobby, or speak for themselves. We pay particular attention to the needs of poor and minority children and those with disabilities

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

www.gacasa.org
Georgia Court Appointed Special Advocates(Georgia CASA) is a nonprofit organization which establishes and supports programs across the state that screen, train, and supervise community volunteers. These volunteers are then appointed by a judge to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children involved in juvenile court deprivation proceedings

www.juveniledefender.org
Southern Juvenile Defender Center is a program of Emory University School of Law and a public interest advocacy center created by the National Juvenile Defender Center. The National Center is managed by the American Bar Association Juvenile Justice Center in partnership with the Youth Law Center and the Juvenile Law Center. SJDC is one of nine regional affiliate centers and its territory includes: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina. SJDC provides assistance to attorneys representing juveniles through the dissemination of research based information, and policy analysis, training and technical assistance for juvenile defenders, defender offices, legal clinics, and advocacy groups to bring about juvenile defense reform

MENTAL HEALTH

http://www.asmii.org

Alternative Sentencing & Mitigation Institute, Inc. (ASMI) is comprised of forensic social workers who employ a clinical, client centered approach to developing alternative sentences and social history mitigation. ASMI's forensic social workers partner with defense attorneys and courts to seek solutions for mentally disabled and chemically addicted defendants and use existing relationships with community mental health and substance abuse providers in seeking rehabilitative treatments for criminal defendants.

 

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)

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. 

http://www.canadianlawsite.com/
The Canadian Law Site

 

COURT LINKS

CourthouseBites-Georgia Courthouse Dining Guide

United States Supreme Court

11th Circuit Court of Appeals

Georgia Supreme Court

Georgia Court of Appeals

Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit (Catoosa, Walker, Dade and Chattooga Counties)

Mugshots of all the sex offenders in Georgia, grouped by city


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