State of California Agency List:      https://www.ca.gov/– Use this site as an index to California agencies, departments, licensing boards and commissions.

State Bar of California:   www.calsb.org

Contractors State Licensing Board:

www.cslb.ca.gov– Check license and disciplinary status of contractors.

Department of Real Estate:

www.dre.cahwnet.gov– Check license and disciplinary status of real estate brokers, mortgage brokers, and real estate salespersons.

Secretary of State:

www.ss.ca.gov/business– Check on corporate status, active corporations, names, articles of incorporation, financing and tax lien information, uniform commercial code provisions and information about limited partnerships and limited liability companies.

State Court Judicial Council Forms:

https://www.courts.ca.gov/forms.htm– Review, download, or print mandatory and discretionary pleading and court forms including form unlawful detainer complaints, answers, small claims forms, post-judgment forms, abstracts, writs, summons, and family law forms. (Note that it is recommended that you consult an attorney before filing any pleadings other than small claims documents.)

Department of Consumer Affairs:

https://www.dca.ca.gov/– License status, consumer information and complaint procedures for Bureau of Automotive Repairs, Barbering and Cosmetology, accountancy, funeral services, and many other professions.

Department of Motor Vehicles:

https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv– Information regarding vehicle and drivers’ licensing, registration, office locations, smog requirements, license suspensions, title transfer and salvage procedures and insurance requirements.

Department of Insurance:

www.insurance.ca.gov– Complaint procedures and other consumer information regarding insurance.

Small Claims Information Center:

https://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp-smallclaims.htm– Information, forms, procedures, and links to assist non-lawyers in the prosecution or defense of small claims proceedings.

Academy of California Adoption Attorneys:


American Academy of Adoption Attorneys:


North American Council on Adoptable Children:


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Pact: An Adoption Alliance:


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