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By Margaret Berkland, Published on May 18, 2003

Margaret Berkland is the president of Data Vision Design, Inc., which specializes in providing IT solutions to the legal community. Founded in Fredericksburg, VA in 1989, Data Vision Design, Inc. provides services that include: applications development, business process design, applications integration, electronic file tracking and, access expedition. Prior to becoming the president of DataVision Design, Inc., Margaret was the Info. Resources Technology Specialist for McKenna & Cuneo.

Center for Ethics in Government
http://www.ncsl.org/Ethics/

The Center for Ethics in Government is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization which supports professional and ethical principles in the legislative process. The site has ethics laws for state legislators and lobbyists, briefs on important issues, codes of ethics, links, and an ethics archive of materials. There is a News section with links to the latest ethics news and updates section. Since the Center is located at National Conference of State Legislatures, there are direct links to the NCSL website as well.

FedBizOpps
http://www.fedbizopps.gov/

At FedBizOpps.gov, government buyers can publicize their business opportunities of over $25, 000 via the Internet. Through this portal, commercial vendors can track and retrieve procurement opportunities solicited by the federal contracting community. The user can do an FBO/Awards Search using several criteria: full text, active/inactive documents, synopses/awards, by solicitation/award number, by date (all days-8 weeks), by set-aside code, by place of performance zip code, by procurement classification code, and by agency. Search results are arranged by most recent listing first. The information provided in the results includes date of posting, agency, office, location, type (with a link to a synopsis, amendment, solicitation, etc.), title, and SOL. There are related links, links to general information, and what’s new. If you click on the Vendor Notification Link, you can register to receive procurement announcements via e-mail.

Flags of the World
http://www.fotw.ca/flags/

Flags of the World provides you with about all the information you would ever want to know about flags. There are 9900+ pages about flags and more than 18,500 images of flags on the site. You can browse pages arranged by title, country, or date last updated, and by clickable maps. You can search the site by keyword. You can find a wealth of information under the broad topics of general information, design of flags, display and use of flags, and other flag information. There is a FAQ that includes a glossary of terms and a list of abbreviations. If you have a child who needs a black and white line drawing of a flag to color or you need one for other purposes, you can print one in small, medium or large sizes from this website. There is a glossary of vexillological terms and a bibliography of flag books. A listing with links to other interesting related sites is provided. A link to the history of FOTW explains the origin of the site and its current sponsorship and maintenance. National Law Journal Pro Bono Awards 2002

Iraqi Law
http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/world/iraq.htm

This page on the Jurist website has links to information on the Iraq Crisis; Constitution, Government, Legislation; Human Rights; Reconstruction; and War Crime Trials. There is a sidebar with links to the current day’s news on Iraq and links to Iraq TV and Iraq News AG. Freedom in the World 2001-2002.


WorkersCompensation.com
http://www.workerscompensation.com/

WorkersCompensation.com, Inc. is a source of Workers' Compensation services and information. You can use the pull down menu or the U.S. map to select a state from which to view listings of workers compensation information. Links are provided to news and legislative updates, the applicable state code section, workers’ comp forms, disability schedule and benefit rates, and guidelines for vocational rehabilitation to name a few. There is also specific information for employees, employers, insurance professional, and health care providers. Related links provides links to applicable state agencies, departments, etc. The About This Site section details the background of the staffers for WorkersCompensation.com, Inc.