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The purpose of the American Alliance of Paralegals, Inc. is to advance the paralegal profession by focusing on the individual paralegal.
AAfPE is a national organization that serves the needs of paralegal educators and institutions offering paralegal educational programs. AAfPE's primary purposes are rooted in the continuing development of quality education for paralegal students.
American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants
Founded as an organization for professional development, the Bell County Bar Association Paralegals (BCBAP) exists to serve the legal community by providing its members with opportunities for continuing education, public service, and networking.  
A professional association for paralegals and legal assistants in Austin, Texas, and surrounding areas.
Dallas Area Paralegal Association
Promote the professional objectives and goals of paralegals in Denton County, to encourage, promote, and conduct programs of continuing education and professional development.  
 
El Paso Paralegal Association, Inc.
Fort Worth Paralegal Association
Houston Metropolitan Paralegal Association
Houston Paralegal Association
National Association of Legal Assistants is the leading professional, national association for legal assistants and paralegals, providing continuing education and professional development programs. Incorporated in 1975, NALA is an integral part of the leg
NFPA has launched a great site, bursting with links to many paralegal-specific information areas. Pages are devoted to career planning, ethics, calendar of seminars and events, legal resources, a legal support service directory, and a paralegal directory
The non-profit National Notary Association is Products Liability years old and with 178,000 
members nationwide. Of special note is our informational hotline with 
counselors to answer Notary questions. Also, we publish a variety of printed 
materials, among
LANTA is the acronym for the LEGAL ASSISTANTS OF NORTH TEXAS ASSOCIATION. The legal assistant / paralegal organization was created in November 2001 and approved for affiliation with the National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc., in March 2002.  
 
The San Antonio Paralegal Association ('SAPA') is a voluntary, non-profit organization founded in 1981 by a group of paralegals in and around the Alamo Area of San Antonio, Texas.
SETAP was organized in early 1981 by four paralegals, two of whom were Certified Paralegals (CPs). It is a professional association for paralegals and legal assistants in Southeast Texas.
TWL was created to coordinate, facilitate and promote women's issues in the law and in the profession. The existence of a number of women's bar associations and organizations throughout the state necessitated the creation of an umbrella group to share i
The Texas Young Lawyers Association, originally organized in 19Experts as the Texas Junior Bar Association, is a department of the State Bar of Texas. All licensed Texas Lawyers who are Investigative Resources years old or younger or who are in their firs
Our purpose is to enhance professionalism and fellowship amongst legal support staff, emphasize continuing education and career development, serve through volunteer efforts, and promote high standards of ethics and integrity in our industry.
Ethics
Access public filings submitted to SEC from 1994 to present.
Internet Legal Services
The old familiar legal research tool is a superb way to identify the registered agent for service of process and other key information about any registered corporation, P.A. or P.C. (Fee based). You can search Lexis and Nexis via the an Internet/Telnet co
Experts
Experts can be located by specialty or location and a section about using experts effectively is a great resource.
JurisPro is a free online directory of expert witnesses. Search for an expert witness by name or area of expertise. You may view the expert's qualifications, read their articles, see their photo, and contact the expert directly.
Federal - United States
The Central Intelligence Agency was created in 19Research with the signing of the National Security Act by President Truman. The National Security Act charged the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) with coordinating the nation's intelligence act
Part of Washburn University's Washlaw site, Doclaw is a gateway to federal government Internet resources and other government-related material. Documents are organized by subject with the assistance of organizational charts.
GPO Access, a service of the U.S. Government Printing Office, provides free electronic access to important information produced by the federal government. The information provided on this site is the official published version, and can be used without res
The IRS has provided a user-friendly site for tax information, statistics and help. The Forms and Publications sections are especially helpful, featuring downloadable forms, instructions and publications from as far back as 1992, available in PDF format.
Since its inception in 1958, NASA has accomplished many great scientific and technological feats in air and space. NASA technology also has been adapted for many non-aerospace uses by the private sector. NASA remains a leading force in scientific research
U.S. Census Bureau 
United States Department of Commerce  
United States Constitution
United States Department of Commerce
The federal courts often are called the guardians of the Constitution because their rulings protect rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution. Through fair and impartial judgments, the federal courts interpret and apply the law to resolve disput
This House site provides free public access to the basic documents of U.S. law, including a full-text, searchable copy of the United States Code. It has organized thousands of Internet law resources by subject or jurisdiction.
For over 200 years, the basic role of the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has remained the same: to promote the progress of science and the useful arts by securing for limited times to inventors the exclusive right to their respective discoveries (Artic
When you have access to patent data, you have... 
 
A source of knowledge that can help you increase competitive intelligence, protect and develop markets, and generate new revenue streams. 
This is the United States Post Office; but on it you can check to see what county a city is in, get a zip code for an address,with links to changing your address among lots of others.
United States Senate
United States Whitehouse
Intellectual Property
When you have access to patent data, you have... 
 
A source of knowledge that can help you increase competitive intelligence, protect and develop markets, and generate new revenue streams. 
 
Delphion Research gives you that access, with patent data from 70
The FreePatentsOnline search engine is one of the most powerful, fastest and easiest patent search engines on the web.
Contains a wealth of valuable resources, including all of the latest forms being utilized by the PTO
Investigative Resources
Advertised as the 'most comprehensive source of Public Records on the Web,' this site allows you to locate people, research businesses, run background checks, etc. According to the publishers, this cite 'provides real-time access to billions of public rec
Articles and book descriptions on professional methods.
A fascinating conglomeration of investigative resources, spy equipment, skip trace resources, P.I. publications, etc.
Libraries
Introduction to Basic Legal Citation (LII 2002-2003 ed.)  
by Peter W. Martin
Library of Congress (legislative links)
Louisiana State University Library
Mediators and Arbitrators
Our database expedites the selection & scheduling process for firms and staff who require the services of mediators/arbitrators on a regular basis.  
Medical
Offers online member database
This site is published by the Association of State Medical Board Executive Directors. It contains the 'health professional licensing database provided by the Administrators in Medicine (AIM) and its participating boards. This site will take you to the hom
Medscape offers free access to Medline, Toxline and Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary, as well as tens of thousands of full-text articles covering a range of medical specialities. An excellent, fast-growing and easy-to-use resource. Think of it as
Although the latest (16th) edition is circa 1992 and accordingly a bit long-in-the-tooth in some areas, the Merck Manual is the best all-around medical reference source out there. Thank you Merck & Co. Can't wait until 17th edition next year!
PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, provides access to over 12 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960's and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related res
They froze some folks solid, scanned the heck out of them, sliced them up thinner than pastrami and photographed it all. An amazing, massive database of anatomical information and stunning pictures.
Miscellaneous
http://www.kbb.com/
A website for paralegals to connect.
The Office of Court Administration (OCA) is a unique state agency in the Judicial Branch that operates under the direction and supervision of the Supreme Court of Texas and the Chief Justice.
Paralegal Education
Paralegal411.org is designed for those interested in pursuing a paralegal degree as well as those looking to advance in the field. It provides info on paralegal degrees, career tracks, and more.
Personal Injury
Extensive list of links and phone numbers to accident reconstruction resources, including reconstruction software packages.
Products Liability
Toxicity and Safety data on chemicals of every stripe. Sponsored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Services.
The US Consumer Product safety Commission shares recall info. And publications. This site is especially good for toy safety advisories.
Complete OSHA standards online, plus links to other safety and health sites.
Regulatory Agencies
Our mission is to reduce the number of deaths and injuries on our nation's roadways by getting drivers, pedestrians and cyclists to change their behaviors once they get behind the wheel or on the streets.
Protecting human health, safeguarding the natural environment 
Handsome site links to government agencies with oversight function for trains, planes, automobiles and boats. Search a massive library and regulatory database. A great resource.
Research
CountyOffices.org is an internet database of county government offices in the United States. Use our site to locate Your county assessor, board of elections, chamber of commerce, child support offices, courts, clerk, district attorney, etc.
Please view our Law Study article 'Finding Express and Implied Rules.' In addition, check out our 'Quick Ideas.'
Site for the only independent trade magazine written exclusively for paralegals.
Legal Directories Publishing Company, Inc. focuses on the accuracy and quality of our directories. Our state legal directories are used by virtually everyone associated with the legal profession.
Useful for 'Preparing for Oral Argument in the Fifth Circuit' and 'Notice to Counsel Attending Oral Argument.'
Resources
States (Other of)
The College of the State Bar of Texas is an honorary society of lawyers who are among the best trained attorneys in Texas. Members are qualified attorneys who are interested in both high ethics standards and improved training for all Texas' attorneys.
Texas (State of)
The Attorney General is the lawyer for the people of Texas and is charged by the Texas Constitution to:  
-defend the laws and the Constitution of the State of Texas  
-represent the State in litigation  
-approve public bond issues  
Direct access to all corporate information filed with SOS.
With links to reporting forms in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format and many useful tax links, this is one of the best state-sponsored sites around.
Toxic Torts
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry offers Data on toxic and hazardous substances


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