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Summary
The Legal Self Help subject guide provides a listing of databases, websites, and other library resources that can be used to meet information needs such as locating an attorney, researching a legal question, or finding a legal form.
Websites
At Duhaime.org, we strive to deliver legal information and generic advice in a format not just comprehensible to John and Jane Doe Public, but also to lawyers and justice system professionals around the English-speaking world. As we average 10,000 visitors a day and 30,000 page-views, that’s millions of readers a year.
FindLaw is a business of Thomson Reuters that provides online legal information. The FindLaw Legal Dictionary provides free access to over 8260 definitions of legal terms.
Websites
The Alabama Access to Justice website was created to provide legal information and resources to Alabamians. The website contains self-help handouts on specific legal issues, do-it-yourself court forms, and basic information about the legal system. You can also find lawyers and legal advice clinics in your area.
Links to consumer affairs, victim assistance and programs available through or in partnership with the AGO.
Databases
Description
Provides a wide selection of Alabama legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language.
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Requires a JCLC card and residence in Birmingham, AL.
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Websites
A variety of free forms you can fill out and print on topics.
Forms for Athlete Agents, Corporations Divisions, Elections Divisions, Trademarks, and UCC.
Birmingham - Statutes
The current law code of the the City of Birmingham, Alabama is included on the Municode Library website. The code can be browsed by title or searched by keyword. Also included are recent city ordinances that have not yet been codified.
Birmingham and Jefferson County - Information sources
Links regarding legal research, archives, Code of Alabama, and forms.
The Birmingham Municipal Court is authorized to hear misdemeanor criminal and traffic cases which involve offenses committed within its police jurisdiction.
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