Criminal Law Resources

Advocates for Prisoners

The ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor, New York, NY, 10004

American Association for Justice

The Mission of the American Association for Justice is to promote a fair and effective justice system—and to support the work of attorneys in their efforts to ensure that any person who is injured by the misconduct or negligence of others can obtain justice in America’s courtrooms, even when taking on the most powerful interests.
777 6th Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC, 20001

Animal Legal Defense Fund

To protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system.
170 East Cotati Avenue, Cotati, CA, 94931

California Prison Focus

California Prison Focus works to abolish the California prison system in its present condition. We investigate and expose human rights abuses with the goal of ending long term isolation, medical neglect, and all forms of discrimination. We are community activists, prisoners, and their families educating and inspiring the public to demand change.
1904 Franklin St. #507, Oakland, CA, 94612

Center for Public Integrity

To serve democracy by revealing abuses of power, corruption and betrayal of public trust by powerful public and private institutions, using the tools of investigative journalism.
910 17th Street, NW, Seventh Floor, Washington, DC, 20006

Consumer Action

Through multilingual financial education materials, community outreach, and issue-focused advocacy, Consumer Action empowers underrepresented consumers nationwide to assert their rights in the marketplace and financially prosper.
221 Main Street, Suite 480, San Francisco, CA, 94105

Defenders of Animals, Inc.

To defend the inalienable rights of both companion animals and wildlife through education, legal and legislative activism.
P. O. Box 5634, Weybosset Hill Station, Providence, RI

Department of Justice, Anti-Trust Division

To enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20530-0001

Drug Watch International

The illegal or harmful use of psychoactive or addictive drugs is a major threat to all world communities and to future generations. Drug Watch International is a network of prevention experts and community volunteers from a wide range of professions whose mission is to help assure a healthier and safer world through drug prevention efforts by: providing accurate information on both illicit and harmful psychoactive substances; promoting sound drug policies based on scientific research; and opposing efforts to legalize or decriminalize drugs.
PO Box 45218, Omaha, NE, 68145-0218


To make legal information accessible and understandable. Whether a lawyer or a lay person, FindLaw strives to provide a forum for users to engage with the law and the legal community.
610 Opperman Drive, Eagan, MN, 55123

International Association of Democratic Lawyers

The International Association of Democratic Lawyers is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) with consultative status to ECOSOC and UNESCO.
Rue Brialmont 21, 1210 Brussels, Belgium

Landmark Legal Foundation

Landmark has an unparalleled reputation as an authority on the U.S. Constitution and the rule of law. Landmark has fought for more than a quarter century to preserve-and apply anew-the constitutional principles on which America was founded and which are the origin of the nation's enduring greatness. Landmark charges no fees and accepts no government funding for its services. It depends solely on contributions from generous individuals, corporations and privately-funded foundations. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization with offices in both Kansas City, Missouri and Leesburg, Virginia.
19415 Deerfield Ave, Suite 312, Leesburg, VA, 20176

Mountain States Legal Foundation

Our vision is to build the Mountain States Legal Foundation into the preeminent foundation for litigation aimed at securing and protecting constitutional freedoms and the rule of law.
2596 South Lewis Way, Lakewood, CO, 80227

National Association of Attorneys General

To facilitate interaction among Attorneys General as peers and to facilitate the enhanced performance of Attorneys General and their staffs
2030 M STREET NW, 8TH FLOOR, Washington, DC, 20036

O’Brien & Levine: National Court Reporting Services

O’Brien & Levine Court Reporting provides full-service local, nationwide and worldwide coverage from credentialed court reporters, legal videographers, interpreters and transcriptionists. Proceedings include depositions, arbitrations, hearings and trials that can be conducted conventionally as well as via realtime, videoconferencing or Internet streaming for text and video.
195 State Street, Boston, MA, 02109

Pine Tree Legal Assistance

PTLA is a statewide, non-profit organization committed to providing high quality, free, civil legal assistance to low-income people in Maine. Our mission is to ensure that state and federal laws affecting poor people are enforced while also addressing the systemic barriers to justice that low-income Mainers face. We are committed to ensuring that all Mainers have access to justice.
88 Federal Street P.O. Box 547, Portland, OR, 04112

Stop the Drug War (DRCNet) calls for an end to drug prohibition (e.g. some form of legalization), and its replacement with some sensible framework in which drugs can be regulated and controlled instead.
P.O. Box 18402, Washington, DC, 20036

The State Bar of California

For more than 85 years, the State Bar of California has shaped the development of the law, regulated the professional conduct of the state’s lawyers and provided greater access to legal services for all citizens. Created by the state legislature in 1927, the State Bar is a public corporation within the judicial branch of government, serving as an arm of the California Supreme Court. All State Bar members are officers of the court.
180 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA, 94105 ("LAS") has not evaluated the individuals or firms listed, and makes no endorsement or recommendation concerning any attorney or firm listed. LAS cannot warrant that information herein is complete or accurate, and does not assume, and hereby disclaims, any liability to any person for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions in this listing, whatever the cause. LAS recommends that before retaining any attorney, individuals make their own inquiry into the qualifications and experience of the attorney.

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