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Courts

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit The federal courts are divided into "circuits." West Virginia is in the Fourth Circuit.

United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia This is the federal district court that covers the northern part of the state with courthouses in Clarksburg, Elkins, Martinsburg, and Wheeling.

United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia This is the website for the federal district court that covers the southern part of the state with courthouses in Beckley, Bluefield, Charleston, Huntington, and Parkersburg.

United States Supreme Court The official website for the United States Supreme Court includes information about the Supreme Court and access to opinions in recent years.

West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals This website includes lots of information about the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals including its decisions since September 1991.


Websites Dealing with Discrimination

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission The website for the EEOC, the federal agency that handles discrimination claims, has lots of information about laws prohibiting discrimination. However, victims of discrimination in West Virginia have a choice between federal and state law. In many cases, it is better to pursue a claim under state law than under federal law. Consult with an attorney before filing with the EEOC.

West Virginia Human Rights Commission This website includes information about how to file a discrimination claim with the West Virginia Human Rights Commission. However, victims of discrimination in West Virginia have a number of choices including filing with the Commission, filing with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and filing in a West Virginia state court. Consult with an attorney in order to determine which choice is best for your case.


Other Legal Websites

American Bar Association The website of this national organization of attorneys includes news and information about law and the legal profession.

American Association for Justice This is the website for the leading organization of lawyers who represent injured persons, the AAJ.

Take Justice Back This is the AAJ's grassroots website which helps to bring awareness to civil justice issues.

Legal Help for West Virginians This website was created by the legal services programs in West Virginia and the West Virginia University Clinical Law Program. It includes information on a number of different legal issues.

The Innocence Project This is the website of the organization that has helped overturn the wrongful convictions of over 150 persons who were imprisoned for crimes they did not commit. It includes information about the Innocence Project, its work and the clients they have represented.

Lawyers.com This website allows you to search for information about lawyers throughout the United States.

National Employment Lawyers Association This is the website for the leading organization of lawyers who represent employees in work-related legal problems.

West Virginia Lawyer Disciplinary Board This is the website for the organization that interprets lawyer ethics rules in West Virginia and handles complaints against West Virginia attorneys.

West Virginia State Bar This is the website for the West Virginia State Bar. All West Virginia lawyers must belong to the West Virginia State Bar. This website includes a membership directory of lawyers in West Virginia and other information about the West Virginia State Bar.


West Virginia Officials

Jay Rockefeller United States Senate

Joe Manchin United States Senate

Congressman David McKinley First Congressional District of West Virginia

Congresswoman Shelley Moore Second Congressional District of West Virginia

Congressman Nick Rahall Third Congressional District of West Virginia


Other Sites of Interest

Alliance for Justice The AFJ is a national association that works to promote justice for all Americans and to help strengthen the public interest community's ability to influence public policy.

Americans for Insurance Reform This website offers news and analysis concerning insurance issues. AIR is a project of the Center for Justice and Democracy. It offers a critical perspective on the claims of the insurance industry.

Center for Justice and Democracy This website includes news and articles on our civil justice system.

Consumers Union and Reports The homepage for the national consumer organization that publishes Consumer Reports includes lots of information about consumer products, including consumer product safety.

HIPAA - Privacy of Medical Records The website of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has information concerning your right to privacy regarding your medical records.

U.S. Wage and Hour Law This is the website for the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor. It has information about federal wage and hour law.

West Virginia Wage and Hour Law This website has information concerning West Virginia laws regarding wage and related matters.

Workplace Fairness This website includes news and articles about workplace problems, policies, and rights.

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