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Arizona Legal Resources

Other Legal Resources

Business Law

  • Arizona Secretary of State records and files documents from Arizona agencies, businesses, and public officers: www.azsos.gov
  • The mission of the Arizona Department of Revenue is to administer tax laws fairly and efficiently for the people of Arizona: www.azdor.gov
  • Better Business Bureau seeks to create an ethical marketplace where buyers and sellers can trust each other by setting standards for marketplace trust, celebrating marketplace role models, and denouncing substandard marketplace behavior: www.bbb.org
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions: www.uschamber.com
  • Arizona Corporation Commission has responsibilities that go beyond traditional public utilities regulation, and include facilitating the incorporation of businesses and organizations, securities regulation and railroad/pipeline safety: www.cc.state.az.us

Securities Law

  • Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) is the primary overseer and regulator of the U.S. securities markets, with a mission to protect investors among other things: www.sec.gov
  • Federal Reserve (The Fed) is the central bank of the United States, dedicated to providing the nation with a safe, flexible, and stable monetary and financial system: www.federalreserve.gov
  • The mission of the U.S. Treasury includes serving the American people by managing the U.S. government’s finances effectively: www.ustreas.gov
  • U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission regulates the futures and options markets in the U.S.: www.cftc.gov

Real Estate

  • Arizona Registrar of Contractors issues licenses for commercial and residential work for each particular trade or field of the construction profession: www.azroc.gov
  • Arizona Department of Real Estate is tasked with protecting the public through the licensing and regulating of real estate professionals, real estate schools and educators, and developers:www.re.state.az.us
  • Community Association Institute provides education, tools, and resources to people who govern and manage homeowners associations, condominiums and other planned communities:www.caionline.org
  • Institute of Real Estate Management is the source for education, resources, information, and membership for real estate management professionals: www.irem.org
  • The mission of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is to increase homeownership, support community development, and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination: www.hud.gov

Security Clearance

  • Defense Security Service (DSS) is a Department of Defense (DoD) agency providing personnel and industrial security services by clearing industrial facilities and personnel, among other things:www.dss.mil
  • U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) conducts security clearance investigations for most civilian branches of the government: www.opm.gov
  • Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals (DOHA) hears challenges to denials of security clearances:www.dod.mil/dodgc/doha/

Criminal Law

  • Arizona Attorney General is the chief legal officer of the state, prosecuting criminals charged with complex financial crimes and conspiracies involving illegal drugs: www.azag.gov
  • Arizona Department of Corrections maintains an inmate database with the current status of specific offenders: www.azcorrections.gov
  • United States Department of Justice, Federal Criminal Law provides information about federal crimes as well as links to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and U.S. Attorneys’ Offices:www.usdoj.gov/otj/fcl.htm