Legal Resources

Helpful Resources

Boating Safety Organizations

Fishing and Wildlife Commission
Boating accident statistics database, updated annually.

United States Coast Guard
The U.S. Coast Guard provides maritime safety, law enforcement, recreational boating safety, and environmental protection information for merchant mariners, recreational boaters, fishermen, shipbuilders and governments.

United States Coast Guard Office of Boating Safety
Learn how to prevent accidents, injuries, and fatalities while boating. Review safety tips, news, recalls, defects, and laws and regulations you should know.

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)- Marine
Independent Federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every significant accident in transportation, including marine, and issuing safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents.

National Safe Boating Council
A recognized leader in the promotion of recreational boating safety and education.

United States Power Squadrons
USPS is a non profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation and related subjects.

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Cruise Passenger Resources

Cruise S.O.S. Card
Free emergency information for cruise ship passengers. Don’t take a cruise without bringing along the free Cruise S.O.S. Card.

Cruise Junkie
The “Other” Information about the Cruise Industry

Cruise Ship Security
Learn important safety tips for staying safe on a cruise ship. Many crimes occur on cruise ships. Keep your family and yourself safe.

Injury Funds Now
If you have been seriously injured on a cruise or boat and are represented by an attorney, you may be eligible to receive a portion of your anticipated settlement or recovery now.

Better your Chances for a Safe Cruise Vacation
Things to Do to Avoid Being a Crime Victim

The Best Cruise Line Analysis
The Best Cruise Line presents a scientific comparison of cruise lines with cruise ships sailing into and out of United States ports.

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Cruise Rape & Sexual Assault Resources

Cruise Ship Rape & Sexual Assault Support Center (CSRSAC)
A forum dedicated to the female & male victims of cruise ship rape & sexual assault.

International Cruise Victims Association
International Cruise Victims Association (ICV) is an all-volunteer victim advocacy group that is committed to representing victims and families of those who have experienced crime on cruise ships.

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Lawyer Associations & Courts

The Florida Bar
The Florida Bar is the organization of all lawyers who are licensed by the Supreme Court of Florida to practice law throughout the state.

Florida Supreme Court
The Supreme Court of Florida is the highest court in Florida.

American Association For Justice (formerly ATLA)
AAJ is a nonprofit advocacy and lobbying organization for plaintiff’s lawyers.

Florida Justice Association (formerly AFTL)
FJA protects the rights of citizens and consumers in Florida.

Miami-Dade Trial Lawyers Association (formerly MDJA)
Members of the Miami-Dade Trial Lawyers Association support the pursuit of justice, individual rights, trial advocacy and access to courts and education.

Florida State Courts
Learn about the Florida court system.

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Maritime Lawyer News

Cruise Line Law Reporter
Case Summaries from Issues Important to Admiralty & Maritime Claims against Cruise Lines

Cruise Ship Law Blog
Blog dedicated to cruise ship passenger and crew safety, seafarer conditions, maritime law and all types of injuries at sea. Updated regularly by a maritime lawyer at Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A.

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Maritime Organizations

International Maritime Organization (IMO)
Dedicated to safe, secure and efficient shipping on oceans

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Ports – Marinas – Harbors

Port of Miami
The Dante B. Fascell Port of Miami, also known as PortMiami, is a located in Biscayne Bay in Miami, Florida.

Port of Miami Web Cam
View a live feed of the cruise ship and commercial shipping port of Miami.

American Association of Port Authorities
The AAPA is an alliance for ports in the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean and throughout Latin America.

International Ports & Marinas
Find information via this full list of ports and marinas worldwide.

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Seafarer Unions & Other Resources

International Seafarers Association (ISA)
A non-profit organization dedicated to seafarer rights. Free anonymous membership.

Seafarer Rights in the United States when Involved in an Accident
Emergency guide in 8 languages.

Cruise ship crew members forum in Croatia

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July 15-19, 2006

American Trial Lawyers Association Convention
Seatte, Washington

Update on Cruise Ship Liability and Forum Selection/ Arbitration Clauses

Event Itinerary | Click here to listen

August 12, 2005

Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association Convention
New Orleans, Louisiana

High Stakes on the High Seas: How to Successfully Handle Cruise Ship Injury or Death Cases

Event Itinerary | Click here to listen