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Please select a legal topic from the following list of law categories. You may also click on the "plus" symbols to view a description of the legal category. Other wise you can view all law category descriptions at once.

Administrative Law

Administrative law is the branch of law dealing with government agencies. Read more about administrative law...

Admiralty Law

Admiralty law is the branch of law that relates to commerce and navigation on the high seas or other navigable waters. Read more about admiralty law...

Adoption Law

Adoption law is the branch of law relating to voulantarily taking a child of another parent as one's own child. Read more about adoption law...

Aviation Law

Aviation law is the branch of law related to the operation or manufacture of airplanes. Read more about aviation law...

Banking Law

Banking law is the branch of law related to money and financial institutions and payment systems. Read more about banking law...

Bankruptcy Law

Bankruptcy law is the branch of law for a debtor whose property is subject to administration under the bankruptcy laws for the benefit of his creditors. Read more about bankruptcy law...

Business Law

Business law is the branch of law related to commercial, industrial enterprises, and other for-profit undertakings. Read more about business law...

Civil Rights Law

Civil rights law is the branch of law for civil liberties guaranteed by teh 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the Consitution and by the Civil ights Act of 1964. Read more about civil rights law...

Child Custody Law

Child custody law is the branch of law for the care or control exercised by a person or authority over a child. Read more about child custody law...

Computer Law

Computer law is the branch of law related to electronic data processing machines and other computer-related innovations. Read more about computer law...

Constitutional Law

Constitutional law is the branch of law establishing the basic principles and laws of a nation, state, or social group that determine the powers and duties of the goverment and guarantee certain rights to the people in it. Read more about constitutional law...

Construction Law

Construction law is the branch of law for building and making tangible real or personal property. Read more about construction law...

Collections Law

Collections law is the branch of civil law for enforcing obligations to pay another's claim. Read more about collections law...

Consumer Law

Consumer law is the branch of law dealing with indiviudals who purchase goods and services for personal use. Read more about consumer law...

Court & Litigation

Court and litigation law is the branch of law for seeking redress for civil greviances between parties using the judiciary system. Read more about court & litigation...

Criminal Law

Criminal law is the branch of law dealing with crimes and their prosecution. Read more about criminal law...

Disability Law

Disability law is the branch of law for those unable to pursue an occupation or substantial gainful activity because of a physical or mental imparment. Read more about disability law...

Discrimination Law

Discrimination law is the branch of law for different treatment on a basis prohibited by law, including race, sex, age, national origin, religion, and disability. Read more about discrimination law...
Divorce Law

Divorce law is the branch of law relates to the dissolution of a valid marriage granted on specified statutory grounds arising after the marriage. Read more about divorce law...

Drunk Driving Law

Drunk driving law is the branch of law for the offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated by drugs or alcohol. Read more about drunk driving law...

Education Law

Education law is the branch of law related to schools and institutions of learning, training, and instruction. Read more about education law...

Elder Law

Elder law is the branch of law for issues older individuals are particularly susceptible to. Read more about elder law...

Employment & Labor Law

Employment and labor law is the branch of law related to activities or services performed by an employee for an employer for compensation or as an occupation. Read more about employment & labor law...

Entertainment Law

Entertainment law is the branch of law related to activities for amusement, recreation, or pleasure. Read more about entertainment law...

Environmental Law

Environmental law is the branch of law related to the impact various events have on the natural or human environment. Read more about environmental law...

Estate Plan Law

Estate plan law is the branch of law for arranging for the care and disposition of land or other property upon death or incapacity. Read more about estate plan law...

Family Law

Family law is the branch of law dealing with family relations, including divorce, adoption, parternity, custody, and support. Read more about family law...

Health Care Law

Health care law is the branch of law for hospitals, doctors, and others who provide medical care or treatment to others for injuries or illness. Read more about health care law...

Immigration Law

Immigration law is the branch of law for coming to, taking up residence, or obtaining citizenship or assylum in a country. Read more about immigration law...

Insurance Law

Insurance law is the branch of law related to policies and companies who provide coverage by contracut for an agreed payment in the event of loss by a specified contingency or peril. Read more about insurance law...

Intellectual Property Law

Intellectual property law is the branch of law related to works of the mind or intellect, such as ideas, inventions, trade secrets, process, program, data, formula, patent, copyright, or trademark or aplication, or registration relating thereto. Read more about intellectual property law...

International Law

International law is the branch of law based on custom, treaties, or legislation that control or effect the rights and duties of nations in relation to each other. Read more about international law...

Investment Law

Investment law is the branch of law for the outlay of money for income or profit or the commitment of funds with a view to minimizing risk and safeguarding capital while earning a return. Read more about investment law...

Juvenile Delinquency Law

Juvenile delinquency law is the branch of law for violations of the law by an individual who is under an age fixed by law for being an adult which would have been a crime if committed by an adult. Read more about juvenile delinquency law...

Landlord/Tenant Law

Landlord-tenant law is the branch of law for the rental or lease of real property -- usually houses, apartments, or commercial buildings. Read more about landlord/tenant law...

Legal Ethics

Legal ethics law is the branch of law for regulating the professional conduct of lawyers and judges and the occupation of practicing law. Read more about legal ethics law...

Legal Malpractice

Legal malpractice law is the branch of law for seeking redress against a lawyer or law firm for negligence, misconduct, lack of ordinary skill, or a breach of duty in the performance of providing legal services resulting in injury or loss. Read more about legal malpractice law...
Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice law is the branch of law seeking redress against a hospital, doctor, or other medical provider for negligence, misconduct, lack of ordinary skill, or a breach of duty in the performance of providing medical services resulting in injury or loss. Read more about medical malpractice law...

Military Law

Military law is the branch of law prescribed by statute for the government of the armed forces and accompanying civilian employees which is enforced by military rather than civil authorities. Read more about military law...

Native American Law

Native american law is the branch of law promulgated by and for indian tribes and the descendants of the original inhabitants of the Americas. Read more about native american law...

Personal Injury Law

Personal injury law is the branch of law relating to injury of one's body, mind or emotions for which common or statutory law allows the individual to recover damages. Read more about personal injury law...

Products Liability Law

Products liability law is the branch of law relating to liablity imposed on a manufacturer or seller for a defective and unreasonably dangerous product. Read more about products liability law...

Probate Law

Probate law is the branch of law for the process of proving in the probate court that an instrument is the valid last will and testament of a deceased person and the process of administering the assets of the probate estate. Read more about probate law...

Real Estate Law

Real estate law is the branch of law related to land, buildings, crops, or other resources still attached to or within the land or improvements or fixtures permanently attached to the land or a strcture on it. Read more about real estate law...

Sexual Harassment Law

Sexual harassment law is the branch of law for employment discrimination consisting of unwelcome verbal or physical conduct directed at an employee becuase of his or her sex and the tort of engaging in such discrimination. Read more about sexual harassment law...

Social Security Law

Social security law is the branch of law related to the U.S. government program created in 1935 to include old-age and survivors insurance, contributions to state unemployment insurance, and old-age assistance. Read more about social security law...

Sports Law

Sports law is the branch of law related to physical activities typically engaged in for pleasure or athletic purposes. Read more about sports law...

Techology Law

Technology law is the branch of law related to advances in the applied sciences, including chemistry, biology, and geology. Read more about techology law...

Tax & Taxation Law

Tax law is the branch of law for determining and collecting government revenues. Read more about tax & taxation law...

Telecommunications Law

Telecommunications law is the branch of law for service providers and consumers of services to communicate over distances using technology or equipment. Read more about telecommunications law...

Traffic Law

Traffic law is the branch of law for violations of state and municipal driving ordinances for operating vehicles on public roadways. Read more about traffic law...

Trust Document Law

Trust document law is the branch of law for the fiduciary relationship in which one party holds legal title to another's property for the benefit of a party who holds equitable title to the property. Read more about trust document law...

Veterans Law

Veterans law is the branch of law for issues faced by former member of the armed forces. Read more about veterans law...

Will & Codicil Law

Will and codicil law is the branch of law for the legal declaration of a person's wishes regarding the disposal of his property after death which is usually written in a formally executed instrument. Read more about will & codicil law...

Workers Compensation

Workers compensation law is the branch of law for compensation for injury to an employee arising out of and in the course of employment that is paid to the worker or dependents by an employer whose strict liability for such compensation is established by statute. Read more about workers compensation...


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