INTERNET UPDATE -
LEGAL SPECIALTY SITES
The Web offers an abundance of legal specialty
sites to use for research, investigation and the gathering of legal
materials that you would be hard pressed to find in any other medium.
Here is a sample of some of the sites:
Product Liability Law: Ashcraft &
Gerel, LLP with offices in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia and
Massachusetts sponsors a site, full of resources for product liability
issues at http://www.ashcraftandgerel.com/ddprod.html.
The "Elements of Product Liability Claims,"
"Negligence as a Product Liability Theory" and "Warranty and
Strict Liability Theories" are very instructive. The site is
highlighted by a well-written explanation of the law, while helpful to
consumers is also useful for legal professionals. The links list
includes several pages devoted to various areas of the legal specialty.
Elder Law: The SeniorLaw Web site is
located at http://www.seniorlaw.com.
It is a comprehensive site where senior citizens, families,
legal professionals, social workers and financial planners can access
information regarding elder law, Medicare, Medicaid, estate planning,
trusts and the rights of the elderly and disabled. Links are also
provided to Nursing Home Law, Social Security Information, Long Term
Care Insurance and other sites that cater to the needs of the elderly
today. There are also links to state and federal resources, law school
resources and Eldercare resources. discretion
in deciding what kind of medical care he/she will receive.
Warren E. Agin of Swiggert & Agin, of Boston, MA has created a
site located at http://www.lawtrove.com/bankruptcy/.
This site is a combination of links to statutes,
regulations, cases and codes as well as FAQ and general information
sections. The site also is enhanced with quick loading graphics and a
straight line to its content.
Environmental Law: The Environmental Law
Institute, (ELI) at is an internationally recognized, independent
research and education center based in Washington, D.C. ELI researches
pressing problems, educates professionals and citizens about the
nature of these issues. The site contains research reports archived
from 1992 and feature links to worldwide governmental and
non-governmental resources. http://www.eli.org
The Maritime Law and Admiralty Law Page is located at http://www.admiraltylaw.com.
provides information about Canadian and international maritime, marine
and admiralty law, the law of marine insurance and the law of the sea,
ships and shipping. There are also extensive links to other shipping,
maritime law and marine insurance.
These are just a few of the web sites that deal
with legal specialties, subspecialties and odd or different issues
that may arrive in your office. If you canít find a site that covers
your specialty area, broaden your search.