Legal Links

Annotated listings of legal resources, including professional associations & organizations.

LLS offers the following links and brief descriptions for websites dealing with the law and the legal professional. We have organized these links into 3 major categories: The first is sites of general interest; the second is governmental/quasi-governmental sites; and the third is non-governmental organizations.

Intergovernmental Organizations (IGO’s)

The United Nations Organization
The UNO includes those international organizations created during and immediately after World War II and their related organizations such as the United Nations, the World Court, and the International Monetary Fund. Examples of more recent additions to the UNO include the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Organizations with Governmental Members other than the UNO
International organizations outside the UNO include both global and regional groupings of governments dealing with economic, military and developmental issues, among others. Examples include the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the Latin America Free Trade Association (LAFTA), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and the European Community and its institutions.

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s)

Professional Legal Associations
A wide variety of professional associations exist in the legal community. Some of these are restricted to attorneys and their immediate staff.  For ease of use we have divided these into two broad groupings, international and national.

Professional Legal Associations — International

Professional Legal Associations — National

Non-Governmental Professional Organizations
These organizations include membership groups open to persons who are not legal professionals but have mandates that impact on the law and the legal community. For ease of use we have divided these into two broad groupings, international and national.

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) — with members other than legal professionals — International

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) — with members other than legal professionals — National