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61st District Court
Biographical information on the six judges and two magistrates, names and contact numbers for administrators and department managers, types of cases handled, juror information and legal links

Information on the Courts throughout Kent County

American Bar Association
Includes a lawyer referral service, publications, legal products, services, legal links under "Lawlink," federal and state government information, courts, legal associations on the Internet, legal indexes, International law sites, and Internet guides

Employment: Workplace Rights and Responsibilities
Employees’ and employers’ rights and responsibilities in plain English

A legal search engine that provides access to cases, statutes, federal and state legal forms and more

Grand Rapids Bar Association
Provides a Lawyer Referral and Information Service for consumers so they can meet with an attorney for 30 minutes for a charge of $25.00

Includes federal, state, and international law, consumer law, and a lawyer search guide

Identity Theft Resources
These publications provide information on identity theft awareness and prevention. They also suggest actions for victims to take.

Internet Law Library for Michigan
A number of legal documents from the Michigan Constitution to tax forms to cases in the news and municipal codes

Legal Assistance Center
Provides legal counseling and help with locating an attorney or referring an individual to Legal Aid of Western Michigan.

The Legal Information Institute Supreme Court Collection
Searchable and browsable database of full-text copies of U.S. Supreme Court decisions posted the same day they are released

Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Locator
Search for lawyers by name, location, or area of practice

Michigan Child Support Formula Manual
Online version of child support formula manual

Michigan Compiled Laws
Searchable database of state laws

Michigan Department of Attorney General
Information on AG Opinions, consumer and business legal issues, women/children issues, FOIA/Open Meetings laws, senior citizen legal information, environmental information, healthcare/insurance information, charities, and crime and victim information

Michigan eLibrary Legal Gateway
Links to comprehensive legal sites, international legal resources, state laws and courts, legal directories, Federal Judicial Branch, Michigan law, legal associations, legal journals and media

Michigan Legal Help
The Michigan Legal Help website was created to help people who have to handle simple civil legal problems without a lawyer. There are helpful articles you can read to learn about a specific area of the law and toolkits and checklists to help you prepare to represent yourself in court. Automated forms can be completed when you answer simple questions. If you need more help, you can search for a lawyer or community services in your area.

Michigan Legislature
Full text of the Michigan Compiled Laws, state bills by number, Michigan House and Senate schedules, proposed laws, the Michigan Manual, "How a Bill Becomes a Law," "A Citizen's Guide to State Government" and links to the Michigan Administrative Code

Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry
Search by name or ZIP code

Michigan State Court Administrative Office Approved Forms
Forms for use in state court

The Michigan Townships Association
Provides model ordinances for townships

Municipal Code Corporation
Legal information on city ordinances for many cities in Michigan. Local cities include Grand Rapids, Ada Township, Belding, Caledonia Charter Township, Cedar Springs, Grandville, Middleville, Walker and Wyoming

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
National criminal statistical data

Nolo Press
Inexpensive and reliable legal guides written by attorneys for the public, a legal encyclopedia, and a legal dictionary. Also includes a selection of free legal eBooks.

State Law Library of the Library of Michigan
Guides to finding Michigan law and links to other good legal web sites

Supreme Court of the United States
Calendar, docket information, recent decisions, a history of the Court and biographies of the Justices

From the Library of Congress, includes the full text of bills, amendments, federal regulations, historical documents, treaties and federal law, also links to other government agencies, members of Congress, law schools, Supreme Court decisions and federal courts

U.S. Attorney’s Office in Western Michigan
Official website of the local federal prosecutor's office

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Michigan
Provides court news, hours of operation, courtroom locations, a court telephone directory, fee schedule, Chapters 7 and 13 Trustees, job announcements, a Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) section

U.S. Courts
Provides a great deal of information on the federal court system, links to all levels of federal courts, federal rules, the history of the various courts, statistical reports, Understanding the Federal Courts and other publications

U.S. Government Printing Office
Laws, regulations, publications, reports and links to other government web sites from the Government Printing Office

United States Code
Search or browse this database of general and permanent laws of the United States

United States Department of Justice
The US Department of Justice official website

United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
Provides access to case and court information, jury information, local rules, maps to the Federal Courthouse, forms, links to reports, standard civil jury instructions and links to legal information sites

The White House
Presidential Proclamations, Executive Orders, proposed new laws, speeches, Presidential radio addresses, historical information about the house and Presidential signing or veto of laws or legislation from Congress