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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.
Includes information on Jefferson County, Birmingham and Bessemer Divisions. Website also has information on fees, forms, judges, jury page, and more.
The Jefferson County Law Library provides the public with access to a collection of well-organized authoritative law materials for in-house use. Statutes, reporters, form books, administrative law books, and law reviews form the bulk of the collection. There is a high concentration of Alabama and Federal materials. The Law Library staff will assist patrons in the use of the library, but cannot answer legal questions, assist in filling out legal forms, interpret the law, or provide any assistance which could be construed as practicing law without a license.
Alabama - Constitution, Statues, and Regulations
The Alabama Administrative Code is a compilation of the rules of all state agencies covered by the Alabama Administrative Procedure Act. The Code is compiled by agency generally in alphabetical order by agency name and includes a table of contents for each agency's rules.
This electronic version of the Code of Alabama is available on the Alabama Legislature's website. The full text of each of the code's titles can be viewed or the entire code can be searched using keywords or phrases.
The website of the Alabama Legislature includes an electronic version of the Constitution of Alabama. Each section of the constitution, as well as all amendments, can be viewed in their entirety. The full text of the constitution can also be searched using keywords and phrases.
Alabama - Information sources
Search the Alabama Supreme Court and State Law Library Catalog, links to Alabama Judicial system, Appellate Courts, and some resources on the web.
Select the "Public Resources" link for information on a number of topics such as how to get free legal help.
The site includes links to full text versions of all Alabama Rules of Court.
Legal resources for the state of Alabama from the ABA such as how to search for free legal help for special populations, finding lawyers, self help, court information, foreclosure information and more.
Compiled by the Law Library of Congress Public Services Division, it provides an annotated guide to what is available online from reliable sites for legal information.
This site by the Cornell University Law School provides opinions, legislation, code, and links to organizations regarding Alabama.
United States - Constitution
The website of the Avalon Project has the text of the United States Constitution, in its entirety. The Avalon Project, created and maintained by the staff of the Lillian Goldman Library of the Yale University Law School, is a digital collection of documents relating to law, history and diplomacy.
The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation (popularly known as the Constitution Annotated) contains legal analysis and interpretation of the United States Constitution, based primarily on Supreme Court case law. This regularly updated resource is especially useful when researching the constitutional implications of a specific issue or topic.
United States - Statutes and Regulations
The United States Code is a consolidation and codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States. It is prepared by the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the United States House of Representatives. The code can be searched, or browsed, by title. It can also be searched using keywords.
The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is an annual codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government. It is divided into 50 titles that represent broad areas subject to Federal regulation. The 50 subject matter titles contain one or more individual volumes, which are updated once each calendar year, on a staggered basis. The annual update cycle is as follows: titles 1-16 are revised as of January 1; titles 17-27 are revised as of April 1; titles 28-41 are revised as of July 1; and titles 42-50 are revised as of October 1. Each title is divided into chapters, which usually bear the name of the issuing agency. Each chapter is further subdivided into parts that cover specific regulatory areas. Large parts may be subdivided into subparts. All parts are organized in sections, and most citations to the CFR refer to material at the section level.
Published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.
United States - Information sources
Has a list of legal topics, guides on legal topics such as divorce, bankruptcy, foreclosure, intellectual property, auto accidents and more. Also aas general forms and letters you can print for free, links to resources on the legal topic, and articles.
Public resources for a variety of legal topics, how to get legal help, publications, and about how the law works.
Provides current legal news, cases, forms and more. It is organized by topic and for each topic there are links to subtopics and a range of useful information, links and articles.
Free resources from a popular publisher of legal guides. Provides quick answers to common legal questions, legal updates, articles, basic information about legal research, legal terminology dictionary, and calculators for common legal financial matters. While the majority of the site is free they also do sell some of their legal forms.
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