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American Law Sources On–line is a comprehensive, uniform, and useful compilation of links to freely accessible on–line sources of law for the United States and Canada, as well as Mexico.


FindLaw provides a comprehensive set of on–line legal resources for legal professionals, businesses, students and individuals.


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Advance Directives

The NRC-PAD (National Resource Center on Psychiatric Advance Directives) offers an introduction to psychiatric advance directives, state-by-state information about advance directives, instructions and forms, discussion rolex replica uk forums, educational webcasts, current research, links to other websites, and more!.

NRC-PAD North Carolina Psychiatric Advance Directives Forms

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration)

SAMHSA Publications

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law: Advance Psychiatric Directives

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North Carolina Statutes

Chapter 122C - Article 3: Clients' Rights and Advance Instruction
Chapter 32A - Article 3: Health Care Powers of Attorney
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Mecklenburg Area Resources

The Mecklenburg County Bar, 26th Judicial District, established in 1912, has nearly 3,400 members who serve the public and profession through a variety of programs and services. Its mission is to serve the uk replica watches public and the bar members in improving and preserving the administration of justice, and to assist the North Carolina State Bar as described by statutory requirements.


The Mecklenburg County Court System

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North Carolina Resources

The North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) is a voluntary organization entirely separate from the mandatory N.C. State Bar. The N.C. Bar Association, founded in 1899, provides services to attorneys, including continuing legal education programs, and the general public, including a series of legal information pamphlets and a nonprofit lawyer referral service.


The North Carolina Court System


The North Carolina State Bar is the state agency responsible for regulating the practice of law in North Carolina. This, along with the North Carolina State Bar Journal, is a place to learn more about the regulation of the legal profession in North Carolina, review proposed ethics opinions and proposed amendments to the rules and regulations of the State Bar, research the existing rules, regulations and ethics opinions of the State Bar and catch up on the latest news and information from the State Bar.

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National Resources

The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law is the leading national legal advocate for people with mental disabilities. Through precedent–setting litigation and in the public policy arena, the Bazelon Center works to advance and preserve the rights of people with mental illnesses and developmental disabilities.


The Criminal Justice / Mental Health Consensus Project is a national effort coordinated by the Council of State Governments (CSG) to help local, state, and federal policymakers and criminal justice and mental health professionals improve the response to people with mental illness who become involved in, or are at risk of involvement in, the criminal justice system. The Consensus Project Web site provides access to the Project Report, information about relevant research, statistics, and Web–based resources, and a directory of program profiles from around the country, which allows visitors to communicate with program administrators online.

Mental Health Consensus Project Website consensusproject.org
The Mental Health Courts Program (MHCP) consensusproject.org/mhcourts

The National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice (NCMHJJ) was created to respond to the needs of youth involved with the juvenile justice system who are experiencing mental health problems. The Center's key objectives are to create a national focus on youth with mental health and co–occurring substance use disorders in contact with the juvenile justice system,serve as a national resource for the collection and dissemination of evidence-based and best practice information to improve services for these youth, conduct new research and evaluation to fill gaps in the existing knowledge base and foster systems and policy changes at the national, state and local levels to improve services for these youth. The Center provides online resources concerning available research and information, effective and innovative programs and policies, as well as a list of experts and technical assistance resources and publications that synthesize existing knowledge..


The National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) mission is to improve the quality of health care in jails, prisons and juvenile confinement facilities. With support from the major national organizations representing the fields of health, law and corrections, NCCHC?s leadership in setting standards for health services is widely recognized. Building on that foundation, our not-for-profit organization offers a broad array of resources to help correctional health care systems provide efficient, high quality care.


The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) is dedicated to serving the nation's children and families by improving the courts of juvenile and family jurisdictions.


National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) mission is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery and cure.


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