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Private Investigators read PI Magazine, the trade publication for private detectives, police detectives, SIU Investigators and anyone interested in learning how to become a PI.
AttorneyFind has been placing consumers and business owners with attorneys online for more than 10 years!
Martindale-Hubbell® and is the most complete, trusted source for identifying qualified legal counsel.
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. Generations of lawyers have relied on Martindale-Hubbell® as the authoritative resource for information on the worldwide legal profession. With a history spanning 140 years, the Martindale-Hubbell legal network is powered by a database of over one million lawyers and law firms in over 160 countries. Now more than ever, Martindale-Hubbell is one of the most effective ways for lawyers and law firms to promote their practices.
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Duhaime has a great legal dictionary, resources and law magazine and daily Lawisms.
Many consider this the net's best law dictionary with thousands of definitions & explanations of legal terms, phrases & concepts.'s legal dictionary and portal to the legal sites and publications.
All Law is the internet's premire law portal.
Law Central is the portal of legal portals.
Since their focus is primarily on bringing you information on using technology in your law practice, it can be helpful to be aware of other portals that may have a broader focus, so below you will find links to other popular, and information law related web sites and portals. If you find any others that are especially helpful, please pass on the information and we will add them to our list.
PublicLegal, a product of the Internet Legal Research Group. A categorized index of select web sites and thousands of locally stored web pages, legal forms, and downloadable files, this site was established in 1995 to serve as a comprehensive resource of the information available on the Internet concerning law and the legal profession. is a full service and internationally rated law directory and portal.
LawSmart is wholly owned and operated by, Inc. LawInfo created the LawSmart site in order to more effectively distribute legal resources online to people who are in need of quality legal information, document creation services and qualified attorneys. was originally started in 1996 by a Los Angeles law firm and has evolved into one of the most popular legal web sites on the Internet. It is offered as a free service to the entire Internet community. web site is owned and operated by WebSiteBroker.
Law.Net is owned and operated by TurnPike Corp. and began services in October 1994.  It is one of the earliest Internet services dedicated to and focused upon law.  Since then, Law.Net has provided clients with affordable web sites that promote services and bring in clients.
Mega Law's mission iis providing an attractive, easy-to-use Internet site that gives you quick, comprehensive access to information and products that meet your professional and personal needs. Located on the cutting-edge of law and Internet technology. they depend upon the ideas, talents, and contributions of members to make the site the best possible online legal experience. Membership is free and guarantees access to future Megalaw developments and members-only content
Lawdog is illustrated with selections from the Fair Credit Reporting Act, as amended, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (Regulation B), selected provisions of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. See actual product for source descriptions. Any use of this site demonstrates conclusively your election to agree to the Terms of Use. Please read them.
Sign up for free law review articles by e-mail.These are free services brought to you by the educational community.
Law Professor is a legal portal home to hundreds of legal articles and legal resources and directories. All information is FREE and available at no cost to you.
The landlord tennant guide to check out states rent laws and other useful information.
Since 1971, Nolo has offered affordable, plain-English books, forms and software on a wide range of legal issues, including wills, estate planning, retirement, elder care, personal finance, taxes, housing, real estate, divorce and child custody. They also offer materials on human resources, employment, intellectual property, and starting and running a small business.
Blumberg has been serving the legal community for over 120 years with legal forms and electronic applications.
LegalZoom was developed by expert attorneys with experience at the most prestigious law firms in the country and the Education Center allows you to access the information you need to make informed decisions was created to assist you in identifying which courts handle different types of cases in each state, and then to provide information on how to get those records. In many cases, the database provides links to online free court searches provided by the courts or state agencies. Since there is often no online search option ( free or otherwise ), they have also provided links to each court's website, where available, and address and telephone number for each court.
The National Law Journal provides timely legal information of national importance to attorneys that other publications don't.
Free advice...can't beat the price. also has benefited from advice from members of its distinguished former Editorial Advisory Board comprised of distinguished attorneys, including law school deans and law professors, consumer advocates, former senior Government officials, senior partners at several of America's leading law firms and senior counsel in leading corporate law departments. 
Since 1994, has been providing millions of users worldwide with access to the information and expertise that they need. As one of the nation's most established and premier Internet registries, they serve as a "who's who" of experts at the top of their respective fields. Listed experts include authors, consultants, engineers, physicians, professors, scientists, specialists, and more. The registry has been a resource to attorneys, businesses, reporters, insurance companies, judges, librarians, the media, and countless others. Be there!
American Bar Association's Lawlink: The Legal Research Jumpstation.
American Bar Association let's you view contact information for the state and local bars therein.

Career Corner:
This job placement service from let's you register for a free account. Build your resume & cover letter, set up your job alerts and start your search for the job that will put your career on the right track.
Fnd current jobs in all practice areas: entry-level to senior-level, part-time and contract opportunities, law-related positions, fellowships, etc.
Legal Employment has striclty legal links and networking connections that are super.
If you're looking for a job in a law firm or corporate law environment, this site contains Attorney jobs, Paralegal jobs, Legal Secretary jobs, Law/Docket Clerk and Legal Administrator job postings plus many other legal resources to help your career. All job ads will be updated weekdays at 3:30 p.m.
Jobs in Credit has featured employers and jobs.
A national job placement service provided by the Federation of Credit and Financial Professionals. is a debt collections industry employment board dedicated to providing qualified candidates to professional employers looking for collections professionals.
Whether you’re looking for a career or want to know the latest news on what is going on in the debt collections industry, provides the companies and individuals with the tools needed to do just that.
The Credit and Collections' Industry Premier Source Provider.
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Accounts Receivables Management has some of the best places to work in collections.
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This a company whose sole mission is to help people find their true purpose in life and to build more fulfilling and rewarding careers. offers online job search resources and content for the $100k+ job seekers and recruiters. Our specialized job search engines are an invaluable asset to top-earning job seekers in law and other $100k industries.
Find hundreds of online applications and printable job forms.

Military Searches: 
The mission of the Office of Freedom of Information is to provide access to records created by the Office of the Secretary of Defense and Joint Staff. 
Military Pay and Benefits Website sponsored by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. Currently, the major elements of compensation are discussed
Formerly at now the Department of Defense has a new website.
You can use both First and Last Name to get a more refined result list, or just use Last Name to get back a more broad result list. Use the Genealogy Directory. Powered by
A military search directory. 
They limit retrieval to documents or information available from a public entity or public utility which are intended for public use.
Military Locator for veterans, active-duty personnel, and reservists you served with. Search our database of over 450,000 active members.
Search by first and last name or join and get unlimited access.
Since 1999’s  free membership has connected servicemembers, military families and veterans to all the benefits of service — government benefits, scholarships, discounts, lifelong friends, mentors, great stories of military life or missions, and much more. They are also largest military and veteran membership organization — 10 million members strong.
A private provider will send results directly to your office via facsimile.
Not just for military records.
Not to be confused with the military searches, but to be used in conjunction with the government site. 
Find birth, death, marriage, divorce, and vital records from one easy-to-use search interface. Discover new connections to your family tree with cemetery listings, obituaries, burial, military records and much more.
Public Records:
From the Edgar Database you can retrieve SEC filings (including 10K's, 10Q's, Annual Reports and Prospectuses) for approximately 3,500 U.S. public corporations.
This Search Engine is dedicated to locating World-wide Public Records.
The first and continues to be the largest collection of free public records on the internet. (formerly pac-info)
The SEC requires all public companies to file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms electronically through Edgar. Anyone can access and download this information for free.
Search over 650 state, county, city and federal (court) URL's where you can access public record information free.n

Professional Licenses:
New York State website to verify and archive licensure and professional disciplinary actions.
This is the web page to do a search for a name search by type of profession.
New York State Department of State site to search for licensees and registrants and other records.
State and Local Government on the Net is a frequently updated directory of links to government sponsored and controlled resources on the Internet. Free Site Name search.
Vital Records search information site.

Criminal Records:
NYS site to Verify and archive licensure and professional disciplinary actions.
NYS Unified Court System.
Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) is an electronic public access service that allows users to obtain case and docket information from Federal Appellate, District and Bankruptcy courts, and from the U.S. Party/Case Index.
Federal Bureau of Prisons can be searched by Name or Identification number. This is a nationwide search.
Search for sex offender by state.
Enter your zip code to locate offenders in your neighborhood. Other searches available at a premium.

Vital Statistics - Birth, Death, Marriage and Divorce Records:
Provides users which US states provide information, down to the city level. You may order documents on the website.
Vital Records search information site for New York State.
Search over a million names in the Social Security Death Index at, the most up-to-date SSDI on the Internet.
They provide an actual copy of a divorce decree or an annulment. Order online.
New York State website for marriage records.
Search for weddings by name and state.
Who’s Alive and Who’s Dead by categories including recent deaths, new listings, performers, politicians, athletes and more.
View obituaries by city and state.

Real and Personal Property Records:
ACRIS is the abbreviation for Automated City Register Information System operated by the NYC Department of Tax and Finance.
Search NYC properties by address.
Search NYC properties by borough and/or block.
Search Nassau county property records by address, block, lot or tax assessment.
PoopertyShark has all the data you need for easy property research, including detailed property reports, foreclosure and for sale listings, comparable tools, maps and much more.
It's an all-in-one real estate site that's jam-packed with the most useful and timely information on homes for sale, neighborhoods, markets and trends to help you figure out exactly what, where and when to buy. And you can get advice and opinions from local experts on Trulia Voices, your online real estate community.
Zillow is a free online real estate site where you can search for homes for sale, find home prices, see home values, view recently sold homes, and check mortgage rates. Get started by finding and .
Take some time and check out all the features of StreetEasy and StreetTalk. The have recently launched coverage to the eastern end of Long Island and the South Forks. Along with the usuals like price and recorded sales, they also included some special advanced search options like Oceanfront and South of the Higheway for local interests.
Browse hundreds of foreclosures, instant access to foreclosure deals and other buyers and seller services.
Buy or sell services with added features.
Some features to view are Foreclosure Lists, Foreclosure Training, Foreclosure Tools, free Forclosure Lists, How to do Foreclosure Lists, Foreclosure Consultants, State Foreclosure Listings, Affiliate Programs and more.
Get instant access to the most accurate national database of bank foreclosures and government foreclosed properties. Choose From: HUD, Single Family Homes, Condos, Town homes, Rental & Income Properties and More.

Financial Links
Investopedia is an encyclopedia of investment terms and much more.
Investor Glossary is loaded with helpful investment information and updated frequently.
The Annual Reports Service is a Free Service provided by PrecisionIR. It provides you with quick access to annual reports and other information on select companies.
The Fund Info Service provides you with quick access to prospectuses and other information on select funds for free from PrecisionIR. Search by alpha, fund family or investment objective.
National Consumers League, is a central source of information and advice about fake check scams.
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority is the largest non-governmental securities regulator for all US securities firms
The Securities Investor Protection Corporation helps to restore funds to investors with assets in the hands of bankrupt and otherwise financially troubled brokerage firms.
Check the Bank Find function on the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s home page to make sure your bank is actually insured.
Founded in 1995 The Hedge Fund Association™ (HFA) is a not-for-profit international group of industry professionals with a mission to provide a forum for thought leaders, innovators, practitioners and investors who are shaping the way business is conducted in the global hedge fund industry. Membership in the HFA includes hedge fund firms, global financial institutions with hedge fund offerings including retail and private banks, asset management firms and broker dealers, investors including funds of hedge funds, family offices, public and private pension funds, endowments and foundations, high net worth individuals, allocators, and the industry’s service providers including prime brokers, administrators, custodians, auditors, lawyers, risk managers, technologists and third party marketers.
Escheatment offices by state from stock transfer which is also used as a vehicle to educate shareholders about their investments and give them access to services and professionals who can assist them.
National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators provides a free national search to reunite you with your unclaimed property maintained by the state officials who are safeguarding it.
Common types of unclaimed property include, Bank accounts and safe deposit box contents, Stocks, mutual funds, bonds, and dividends, Uncashed checks and wages, Insurance policies, CD's, trust funds, Utility deposits, escrow accounts. Forbes Bloomberg Barrons Fortune Money Crains Smart Money Kiplinger's Financial Times Investors Business Daily Portfolio Trader Daily Wall Street Journal Business Week Financial Week Investment News The mortgae industry daily publication.

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The etymology and history of first names.
Allows researchers to view site preview and site statistics with adjustable view.
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Get accurate, real time salary reports based on your job title, location, education, skills and experience.
Salary Wizard and other salary evaluation tools.

Fraud Busters: 
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants shepherds the experts and the industries. 
Report fraud to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and get the best help from the experts. 
A project of the National Consumers League that focuses on fraud, including mortgage fraud and mortgage scams provided by the National Loan Auditors.
The FraudBlogger Index was created by and utilizes mortgage fraud. They exclude investor fraud and foreclosure fraud.
 Mortgage Fraud Blog is a premier website for news and information on mortgage fraud and real estate fraud throughout the United States.
Flipping Frenzy is your source for news, information, and commentary on Real Estate and Mortgage Fraud.  Submit a News Tip online. Report Fraud Online!
US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development  website to report fraud in HUD programs and operations to the HUD Inspector General Hotline. 
US Department of Justice web site with a state directory of Web sites and press releases.
Federal Bureau of Investigation page for FBI case reports, mortgage fraud statistics and news. 
Federal Trade Commission site for mortgage fraud and identity theft investigation leading to law enforcement action 
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s web page to report fraud or complaints about national banks. 
Office of Thrift Supervision will let you report fraud or register complaints about federal savings and loan associations. 
State Chartered Credit Unions site to report suspected fraud or illegal activity by state chartered credit union employees.
Over 20 years dedeicated to educating the financial industry. 
National Association of Loan Processors is primarily educational but still has some good tools. 
Information on home mortgages and filing complaints from Federal Reserve Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. 
Home Loan Learning Center helps in Understanding and Reporting Suspected Predatory Lending and Fraud sponsored by the Mortgage Bankers Association. 
For reporting fraud by Los Angeles residents.
The world’s leading authority on money laundering news, guidance and analysis since 1989, offers web sites both in English and Spanish.. 
This online background verification service lets you instantly access numerous public records databases for your personal investigations. Best Masters online degrees in National Security. 
Institute for Fraud Prevention’s mission is to globally reduce fraud and corruption. 
Research Internet Scams, Identity Theft, and Urban Legends. 
Helps you understand how to avoid internet and money making scams. 
Taxpayers Against Fraud education fund is a nonprofit, public interest organization dedicated to combating fraud against the Federal Government through the promotion and use of the Federal False Claims Act and its qui tam provisions. 
Since its founding in 1993, the coalition has worked effectively to reduce and control everyone’s costs..  
Make sure the company you are using is legitimate by checking the insurance industry search and link directory.
The nation's #1 provider of Foresnic Loan Audits.
The mortgage electronic registration system is an innovative process that simplifies the way mortgage ownership and servicing rights are originated, sold and tracked. Created by the real estate finance industry, MERS eliminates the need to prepare and record assignments when trading residential and commercial mortgage loans.
PCI is the nation’s premier insurer trade association, representing over 1,000 companies that write 37.4 percent of the property casualty market. The association is also an advocate for sound public policy.
National underwriter property and casualty has a full line of resources for this branch and other underwriter branches. 
The Insurance Research Council is a non-profit division of the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters and the Insurance Institute of America. 
American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters and the Insurance Institute of America and the Insurance Institute of America are independent, nonprofit organizations offering educational programs and professional certification to people in all segments of the property and liability insurance business.
 National insurers crime bureau was formed in 1992 from a merger between the National Automobile Theft Bureau (NATB) and the Insurance Crime Prevention Institute (ICPI), both of which were not-for-profit organizations.
Insurance information institute is improving public understanding of insurance—what it does and how it works.
Provides high-quality information to owners of life insurance and annuities to promote informed decisions. It is not affiliated with any insurance companies, agents, brokers or life settlement firms.  All services are performed on a fee-only basis. 
American Risk & Insurance Association’s ability to provide networking, information, and support on important insurance issues makes it a valuable organization to its members.
The goal is to protect consumers from being cheated or taken advantage of by predatory mortgage brokers, bankers and lenders.
A leading developer of fraud prevention and web-based verification solutions.
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The scoreboard for realtors.
The real estate agent registry.
Homethinking shows you transactional histories of real estate agents and mortgage lenders.
Check out incredible agents.
A portal for realty agents.
Offers the most complete, accurate, and affordable realtor lists on the internet with the most generous usage license and satisfaction guarantee. The only limitation on the usage of our realtor list is that you cannot resell it nor re-publish it for public viewing... it is intended for marketing purposes only. We guarantee all contact information to be at least 95% accurate or we will immediately provide a prorated refund.
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