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Michigan Legal Information

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Michigan Legal Help

Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. – information, advocacy and legal advice for Michigan residents age 60+, including a free legal hotline at 1-800-347-5297.

Law Libraries in Michigan – by location, with notation regarding holdings.

Laws, Regulations, and Court System of the Michigan Government by the University of Michigan Documents Center.

Legal Aid Programs in Michigan

Legal Services for Wayne County Residents– choose “Neighborhood Resource Guide”, then “Legal Services”.

Michigan Legal Aid– information and directional legal assistance for low income residents.

Michigan Construction Codes

Michigan Courts– Comprehensive site for Michigan legal resources, including trial, appeals and supreme courts, learning center, self help center, legislative tracking, court forms, news.

Michigan eLibrary (MEL) – then select “Government, Law & Politics from Best of Web.  In addition to links to state laws and electronic databases, MEL links to the Michigan State Police, Michigan Sex Offender Registry, and Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice.

Michigan Legislature – compiled laws, bills, resolutions, analyses, executive orders, constitution, and publications such as Crime Victim’s Rights, Friend of the Court, Peace of Mind (statutory will, patient advocacy and organ donation), and Tenants and Landlords.

Plymouth City Charter & Code of Ordinances

Plymouth Township Municipal Code & Ordinances – a print copy is available at the Clerk’s Office and at the Plymouth District Library.

State Bar of Michigan– Attorney Discipline Board, Grievance Commission, consumer tips & alerts, lawyer referral service, legal help center, and full text access to the Michigan Bar Journal (via the publications link).

State Office of Administrative Hearings and Rules (SOAHR) – access to the Michigan Register, Michigan Administrative Code, and Annual Administrative Code Supplement.

 

 


 

Federal Legal Information

 

A – Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies

Thomas – legislative information from the Library of Congress, including bills, resolutions, the congressional record, treaties, committee reports, historical documents.

United State Copyright Office.

United States Courts – overview of the court system.

United States Government Printing Office – official information from executive, legislative and judicial branches.

United States Patent and Trademark Office.

United States Supreme Court – docket, oral arguments, rules, opinions, calendar, biographies.

 

 


 

General Legal Information 

 

American Association of Law Libraries – a guide for non-lawyers on how to research a legal problem.

American Bar Association – consumer legal issues, how to get help, publications, how the law and courts work.

Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute – An encyclopedic resource for all levels of courts, all states and all topics, including the U.S. Code, Court opinions, legal citations, federal statutes by topic, international law...

 

FindLaw – comprehensive legal resources for the public including an overview of the U.S. legal system, a legal dictionary, and information by area of law; and for the professional, research guides by area of law.

Georgetown University Law Center – research guides by topic, technique or jurisdiction.

Lawyer Search (by name, location or legal issue) at Martindale-Hubbell or FindLaw.  Both include profiles and contact information

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