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Immigration law

Immigration law is the body of law that applies to immigration, naturalization, and citizenship within a country.

Antitrust law

Antitrust law, or competition law, is law that regulates healthy market competition by policing anti-competitive conduct.

Elder law

Elder law is an area of legal practice the encompasses estate planning, Medicaid, disability, and fiduciary administration for the aging population.

Dispute resolution

Dispute resolution is the process of resolving disputes, both legal and extra-legal, between parties.

Alternative dispute resolution

Alternative dispute resolution is a collective term for the processes and techniques that act as a means for disagreeing parties to come to an agreement or settle disputes short of litigation.

Commercial law

Commercial law (including business law & corporate law) is the body of law that governs business and commercial transactions. It is often considered to be a branch of civil law and deals with issues of both private law and public law.

Administrative law

Administrative law is the body of law that governs the activities of administrative agencies of government. Administrative law is considered a branch of public law. As a body of law, administrative law deals with the decision-making of administrative units of government (for example, tribunals, boards or commissions) that are part of a national regulatory scheme in such areas as police law, international trade, manufacturing, the environment, taxation, broadcasting, immigration and transport.

Litigation

The conduct of a lawsuit.

Business law

Business law, or Commercial law, is the body of law that applies to the conduct of commerce, trade and sales.

Employment law

Employment law is the body of laws which apply to the rights and restrictions of working people and their unions.

Intellectual property law

Intellectual property law is the body of laws which apply to the rights and restrictions of owners of intellectual property, or creations of the mind.

Family law

Family law is an area of the law that applies to family-related matters.

Labor law

Labor law (or labour law or employment law) is the body of law that address the legal rights of, and restrictions on, working people and their organizations.

Trusts & estates law

The law of trusts and estates is the body of law which governs the management of an individual's of personal affairs and property in the event of incapacity or death.

Criminal law

Criminal law is the body of law that relates to crime. It might be defined as the body of rules that defines conduct that is not allowed because it is held to threaten, harm or endanger the safety and welfare of people, and that sets out the punishment to be imposed on people who do not obey these laws.

Estate planning

Estate planning is an area of the law that focuses on arranging for the disposal of an estate with maximum value.

Civil litigation

Civil litigation is an area of the law that applies to disputes between individual where compensation may be awarded to the victim.

Corporate law

Corporate law is the body of law which governs the management of a corporation or company's affairs and property.

Environmental law

Environmental law pertains to laws, both international and local, that work to reduce the impacts of human activity on the natural environment.

Zoning law

Zoning law pertains to the laws of designating permitted uses of land based on mapped zones.

Bankruptcy law

Bankruptcy law deals with the legal framework for the collection from, or rehabilitation of a debtor who cannot repay the debts he owes to creditors.

Construction law

Construction law deals with laws pertaining to building construction and related legal issues including contracts, bonds, sureties, liens, tendering, construction claims, and related contracts.

Maritime law

Maritime law is the body of law relating to ships, shipping, marine commerce and navigation, transportation of persons or property by sea, etc. Also know as the law of the sea or admiralty law.

Aviation law

Aviation law deals with laws governing aspects of flight, air travel, and related concerns.

Admiralty law

Admiralty law is the body of law relating to ships, shipping, marine commerce and navigation, transportation of persons or property by sea, etc. Also know as the law of the sea or maritime law.

Advertising law

Advertising law or advertising regulation is the laws and rules that regulate the ways in which products or services can be advertised. Advertising laws can often define particulars of advertisements such as placement, timing, and content.

DUI/DWI

DUI/DWI law deals with arrests made for drunk driving.

Malpractice

Malpractice law deals with enforcing practice standards on professionals.

Dental Law

Dental law deals with legal dentistry issues.