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Atchley, Russell, Waldrop & Hlavinka, LLP Texarkana, Arkansas
Atchley, Russell, Waldrop & Hlavinka, LLP Texarkana, Texas
Bennett Law Firm, P.A., The Maine
Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. Phoenix, Arizona
Christian & Small LLP Birmingham, Alabama
Copple, Rockey, McKeever & Schlecht Norfolk, Nebraska
Copple, Rockey, McKeever & Schlecht Omaha, Nebraska
Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP Binghamton, New York
Earp Cohn P.C. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Earp Cohn P.C. Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Fusthy & Manyai Law Office Budapest, Hungary
Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett New Orleans, Louisiana
Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Hodkin Stage Ward, PLLC Boca Raton, Florida
Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes, P.A. Charlotte, North Carolina
James, Potts & Wulfers, Inc. Tulsa, Oklahoma
Johnson, Graffe, Keay, Moniz & Wick, LLP Seattle, Washington
Krevolin & Horst, LLC Atlanta, Georgia
Magleby Cataxinos & Greenwood Salt Lake City, Utah
Mateer Harbert, PA Orlando, Florida
Neil, Dymott, Frank, McFall, McCabe & Hudson APLC San Diego, California
Prince Yeates Salt Lake City, Utah
Rendigs, Fry, Kiely & Dennis, LLP Cincinnati, Ohio
Rosen Hagood Charleston, South Carolina
Rosenblum Goldenhersh St. Louis, Missouri
Spicer Rudstrom PLLC Nashville, Tennessee
Spicer Rudstrom PLLC Chattanooga, Tennessee
Thomas Paschos & Associates, P.C. South Jersey
Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC West Virginia
Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC Harrisonburg, Virginia
Widerman Malek, P.L. Daytona Beach, Florida
Widerman Malek, P.L. Melbourne, Florida
Wilke, Fleury, Hoffelt, Gould & Birney, LLP Sacramento, California

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The scope of government law focuses on the procedures in which federal, state and local agencies are trusted to follow when such bodies of the government establish rules, issue licenses and permits, conduct investigations and impose penalties. Areas of interest in government law include education, environmental matters, military, civil rights issues, food and drug, public contracts and Social Security.

Organizationally, governments may be classified into parliamentary or presidential systems, depending on the relationship between executive and legislature. Government may also be classified according to the distribution of power at different levels. It may be unitary—i.e., with the central government controlling local affairs—or it may be federated or confederated, according to the degree of autonomy of local government. A constitution is the primary law determining the form of government. It may be written, as in the United States, or largely unwritten, as in Great Britain. The traditional duties of government are providing internal and external security, order, and justice. Government’s role today has expanded to include welfare services, regulating the economy, and establishing educational systems.

The U.S. federal government consists of three branches; the executive branch, legislative branch, and judicial branch. The legislative branch of the federal government consists of the Congress, which is divided into two chambers — the Senate and the House of Representatives. The judicial branch hears cases that challenge or require interpretation of the legislation passed by Congress and signed by the President. The power of the executive branch is vested in the President, who also serves as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces.