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Consumer protection resources

Consumer guides on scams and ripoffs
  So you don't want to get ripped off? Check out this collection of links regarding some of the more common scams, frauds and ripoffs you are linkely to encounter
How to dispute Credit Report errors
  A simple guide on the only way to "clean" your credit history from the FTC
Understanding the Credit Report
  Articles on understanding your Credit Report and ways to dispute items
Consumer and family rights and remedies in California
  California's official guide on how to file complaints against businesses & doctors, info on access to courts and filing small claims, and landlord-tenant issues
Protection from abuse in California
  Self-help center from CA Courts regarding obtaining restraining orders for child abuse, domestic or work violence, civil harassment, or elder/dependent adult abuse
California Labor Commissioner
  Handles mainly employment (wage) claims - lots of resources for employees
Better Business Bureau (BBB)
  Tons of resources for businesses and consumers

California licenses

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
California Department of Motor Vehicles
  Car registration and licensing information

General and legal information

Small Claims cases in California
  Self-help explanation and instructions from CA Courts
Unemployment or disability claims in California
  General information and forms from CA Employment Development Department
Medi-Cal and other health services
  Information and resources from CA Department of Health
  Information and resources from U.S. Medicare program
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  Federal tax resources and forms
Franchise Tax Board (FTB)
  California tax resources and forms
California Unlawful Detainers (Eviction)
  General information and online fillable forms
Legal Forms & Contracts
  Find legal forms and contracts from our central directory page

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Headline Legal News
  The latest legal headlines reported in the media
Strange Legal News
  Weird, funny, odd, but apparently true (at least as reported in the media)
Say What?
  Funny excerpts from depositions and trials (Judge Buchmeyer)
Quotes from George W. Bush
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