San Francisco Rent Board
Official website of the Residential Rent Stabilization and Arbitration Board, which was created by the San Francisco Rent Ordinance (1979) created “in order to safeguard tenants from excessive rent increases and, at the same time, to assure landlords fair and adequate rents consistent with Federal Anti-Inflation Guidelines.” The website features pdf copies of the Rent Ordinance, a 70-topic F.A.Q. and minutes from Commission Meetings.
The Legislative Counsel of California maintains this online copy of all 29 codes of California Law, each one searchable by keyword.
San Francisco Municipal Codes
Similar to the California Law site, an online version of the SF Municipal codes which can be searched by keyword or viewed and printed code by code. Provided by American Legal Publishing.
San Francisco Tenants Union
Website for this member supported tenants advocacy group, founded in 1971. Information on tenants legal rights, counseling and Tenant Times newsletter reprints.
Website for the Small Property Owners Association of San Francisco, which focuses on protecting the rights of small property owners and promoting opportunities for first-time home buyers.
Official website of the Supreme Court of the United States. The Court agrees to hear only one percent of the approximately 8,000 cases that come up on appeal each year from the lower courts.
Pacific Legal Foundation
Nonprofit legal foundation in support of individual rights and reduced government intervention. The PLF website contains information on the cases the foundation is involved with, which include Individual Rights, Property Rights and Environmental Law.
The American Bar Association
The American Bar Association is a powerful source for legal information. The ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.
Westlaw is West Group’s online research tool for the legal community. Westlaw enables legal professionals to retrieve cases, statutes, and other documents from West’s library of legal business materials. Their site contains cases and statutes, forms law reviews and treatises, attorney profiles, news and business information.
West Legal Directory (FindLaw)
West Legal Directory is a useful search engine and comprehensive legal resource for U.S. law, Federal and State cases & codes, forms, legal news, federal sites, state sites, library documents, and online career center. FindLaw will search for lawyers by name, location or practice area, businesses, students and individuals.
The Library of Congress
West The Library of Congress site has extensive services and resources of the Library of Congress available. The Library’s global collections covers all languages, topics and types of material. You can spend the whole day at this site.Thomas is a comprehensive federal legislative information site. You will find the full text of all legislation introduced in Congress and the Congressional Record since 1989, summaries of bills since 1973, recent congressional committee reports and legislative schedules, as well as a multitude of Links to other sites of interest in legislative research. A powerful search engine enables you to find bills and other documents needed for your research according to different criteria. Key publications, application forms for copyright registration, Links to the copyright law, news (including congressional testimony and press releases), latest regulations, a link to online copyright records cataloged since 1978, and much more are available at the Copyright Office Site.
Newspapers Online you can search for Publications and Newspapers. Newspapers include papers from the United States, international papers and college and university papers. Publications cover business, classified, entertainment, industry, religious, specialty and state presses.