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Our Legal Information Center organizes summaries of legal topics grouped together by practice area. These summaries are not intended as a substitute for the advice of a licensed attorney. All visitors should review our Disclosures/Disclaimers and Terms of Use.

Hdr_accidentInjury

Personal injury law covers physical, emotional and financial injuries caused by accidents, defective products, environmental hazards or certain intentional acts.

Hdr_familyLaw

The family law of each state governs the formation and breakup of family relationships. State laws vary greatly in this emotional area of law.

Hdr_criminalLaw

Criminal law involves prosecution by the government for acts harmful to society. Punishment for various crimes differs from state to state.

Hdr_employmentLaw

Issues relating to the employer–employee relationship are governed by numerous federal and state laws.

Hdr_immigrationLaw

This area of federal law regulates the movement of people into the U.S. on either a temporary or permanent basis.

Hdr_bankruptcyDebt

This area of federal law provides relief to debtors unable to pay their creditors, usually involving the distribution of the debtor's assets among creditors.

Hdr_intellectualProp

Intellectual property law protects the rights of individuals to control and benefit from their original ideas and creations. Federal law governs most of this area.

Hdr_taxLaw

All individuals and businesses are affected by various state and federal taxes, including taxation of income, property and estates.

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Icn_businessLaw Business Law
Business law governs the formation and operation of business entities.
Icn_bankingFinance Banking, Finance & Securities
Various federal and state laws protect individual rights and aim to prevent discrimination.
Icn_consumerRights Consumer Rights Law
Numerous laws and regulations protect the interests of consumers in certain transactions with businesses.
Icn_elderLaw Wills, Trusts & Estates
Wills, trusts and estates provide ways for individuals and families to plan and manage the transfer of property.
Icn_govtAgencies Government Agencies & Programs
Federal and state agencies administer government contracts and benefits such as Social Security, and Medicare.
Icn_lawsuitsDisputes Lawsuits & Disputes
Lawsuits are a common way to handle disputes, but alternatives exist such as arbitration and mediation.
Icn_realEstate Real Estate Law
Various state and federal laws govern real estate transactions, mortgages, landlord–tenant issues and land use.
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