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Better Business Bureau (BBB)
  Tons of resources for businesses and consumers
Statistics Online
  From various Federal and State agencies.
How to File a DBA in Los Angeles County
  Instructions from LA County Office of Registrar-Recorder/Clerk
Small Claims cases in California
  Self-help explanation and instructions from CA Courts

Corporate and real estate resources

California Business Portal
  California Secretary of State info on corporations, partnerships, LLPs, LLCs (includes search)
Corporate name search
  Check name for a new corporation or LLC - links to all Secretary of State websites, arranged by state.
Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)
  searchable, from Cornell
California Unlawful Detainers (Eviction)
  General information and online fillable forms
California Department of Real Estate (DRE)
  General information and broker/agent license search

U.S. (Federal) resources

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
  Includes resources on advertising, fair packaging & labeling, and FTC action process
Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)
  Regulates the securities industry - many online resources.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  Tax resources for individuals and businesses.
Social Security Administration (SSA)
  Contains a lot of information about your rights and benefits.
Bureau of Citizenship & Immigration Services (BCIS, formerly INS)
  Immigration issues and U.S. policy.
Patent and Trademark Office
  Registration of patents and trade/service marks, includes search
Copyright Office
  Registration of copyrights, includes search
The White House
  Interesting information from the Office of the U.S. President
The Library of Congress "Thomas" search
  Search Congressional bills, legislation, voting records, treaties and other government resources

California resources

California State Government
  Includes links to state agencies
California Labor and Workforce Development Agency
  Includes Employment Development Department (EDD), Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board (UIAB), Department of Inustrial Relations (DIR) and Labor Commissioner
Franchise Tax Board
  California tax agency resources and forms
California Department of Consumer Affairs
  Check license status of CA professionals (accountants, chiropractors, dentists)
California Contractors State License Board
  Consumer information and check license status of any contractor
California Department of Real Estate
  Check license status of any California realtor (broker or agent)
California State Bar
  Check license status of any California attorney; find a Lawyer Referral Service
California Medical Board
  Check license status of any California doctor or other health professional

Useful information

Headline Legal News
  The latest legal headlines reported in the media.
Litigation Watch
  A database of pending cases against large corporations, searchable by industry, company name or stock symbol
Legal Forms & Contracts
  Find legal forms and contracts from our central directory page.

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