Resources

North Carolina:
North Carolina’s award winning website provides comprehensive resources for individuals, businesses, and state employees.
North Carolina Eastern Bankruptcy Court
North Carolina Middle Bankruptcy Court
North Carolina Middle District Court
North Carolina Western Bankruptcy Court
North Carolina Courts
North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
North Carolina Lawyers Weekly Newspaper
The North Carolina Constitution
North Carolina General Assembly—Legislative Bill  Information
Findlaw in North Carolina
North Carolina Judicial Directories
United States District Court for Western District of  N.C.   
Additional Legal resources:
Association of Trial Lawyers of America dedicated to promoting and protecting consumer safety, the right to trial by jury, and America’s civil justice system.The National Senior Citizens Law Center advocates nationwide to promote the independence and well-being of low-income elderly individuals, as well as persons with disabilities, with particular emphasis on women and racial and ethnic minorities.  The Legal Edge is the online home of the Emmy nominated TV  segment by Michel James Bryant. You can download scripts from past shows filled with interesting legal tidbits. (Select “text” when asked to choose a download format. The segment will then open in your word processor.)USC Law School and Law Library This site provides links to a variety of legal resources available on the Internet including Federal and State statutes and case law, government information and publications, and more. Legal Information Institute at Cornell University highlights legal issues in the news and resources include a link to their comprehensive Social Security library.
Disability Related Resources:
Americans with Disabilities Act Document Center – Provides copies of Americans with Disabilities Act statute, regulations, and tech sheets which have been reviewed by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or U.S. Department of Justice. Provides links to other internet legal or disability-related sites.Social Security Online Disability Programs. This user friendly government site is full of useful information such as its Disability Planner to help you calculate benefits.The Medical Information Network (MIN) has put together a list of Social Security disability related resources including information on qualifying if you have chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia.The Council for Disability Rights – How to make the law to work for you. Get the skinny on the ADA, recent legislation, and disability news. CDR is a non-profit organization.The N. Neal Pike Institute on Law and Disability – The  Institute was established at Boston University School of Law in 1983 to advance the study, research, and development of disability law. A list of medical conditions considered to be disabling prepared by Severe.net can be found here.
Personal Injury:
Employment Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) The US Department of Labor web site provides the history of the Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) A comprehensive web site about the Occupational Safety and Health Act hosted by the US Department of Labor.Should I retain a Personal Injury Lawyer? You’ll find a lot of helpful information here about the nature of injuries, dealing with insurance adjusters, and the statute of limitations.  Personal Injury Law litigation information.
Other useful non-legal resources:
Supplemental Security Income – Learn what SSI is, who can get it, and how to sign up for it.
AARP’s Advocacy Center on Social Security issues.

Blue Book – Autos
provides value information on new and used vehicles. The information is particularly useful in negotiating insurance settlements.
Hugh’s Mortgage and Financial Calculators
Medical Links
Prescriptions  for free are available for people who meet income guidelines and aren’t eligible for Medicaid from this industry funded program. For $5, The Medicine Program run by volunteers will search the available drug company programs and submit your application. Income levels range from below the poverty level to about $50,000.
People Finder
Telephone Directories
U.S. Military
Yellow Pages
White Pages
 Local Resources:
The Greater Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce
The Franklin Press
The Macon County News
Town of Franklin
Macon County Community Foundation
Southwestern Community College
Area Financial Institutions Online:
Centura Bank
Clyde Savings Bank
First Union
Entegra Bank
Regions Bank
Wells Fargo
Please Note:
The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.

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