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Attorney General Opinions
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Self help, legal research, general information
Jefferson County Law Library
View information about the Jefferson County Law Library, which is open to the public for legal research.
Legal Information and Legal Assistance
Find information about Alabama legal issues related to families and children, housing, the legal system, veterans and military, benefits, health, immigration, disaster aid, consumer issues, senior citizens, and taxes. Links to community resources are also available, including organizations that offer free legal services to eligible clients.
Alabama Constitution and Laws
Search the Alabama Constitution or Code by keyword, or browse by table of contents. Click the "Code of Ala" or "Constitution" tabs on the left side of the page.
Child Support Information and Services
Find information about the establishment, modification, and enforcement of child support orders; paternity; locating the non-custodial parent; payment; and other issues related to child support. Links to downloadable forms and additional resources are included.
Traffic and Motor Vehicle Information
The Alabama Department of Public Safety offers several manuals with legal information about traffic and motor vehicle laws, including driver, CDL, motorcycle, and boat certification. Information and forms related to license reinstatement and other motor vehicle issues are also available.
View information on mediation, arbitration, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution, which can help parties avoid going to court. Find mediators, arbitrators, and private judges by practice area and location.
View information and instructions for obtaining a pardon of an Alabama criminal offense and the restoration of voting rights.
Juvenile Court Information
View information about juvenile matters in Alabama courts.
Public Information Brochures
Download brochures from the Alabama State Bar on various legal issues, including foreclosure, arbitration, bankruptcy, and wills. Some brochures are also available in Spanish.
Restorative Justice Programs
View information about Alabama Restorative Justice Programs, including criminal mediation, victim/offender conferencing, and "circle sentencing."
State Law Library
View information about the Supreme Court and State Law Library, which is open to the public for legal research. View the online catalog, available materials and services, links to legal research resources, and an "Ask a Librarian" online request form.
Child Support Payments and Guidelines
View child support payment information, including an online payment status inquiry, links to guidelines, and answers to frequently asked questions.
View Alabama court rules including Civil Procedure, Small Claims, Criminal Procedure, Juvenile Procedure, and Evidence.
The Alabama Attorney General's Office of Consumer Protection offers information about its services, an online complaint form, answers to frequently asked questions, and links to downloadable brochures and additional online resources.
The Alabama Attorney General's Office of Victim Assistance offers information about its services to victims of violent crime, an online victim notification form, victims' rights, the criminal justice process, victims' compensation, answers to frequently asked questions, and links to additional online resources.
District Court Traffic Citations
View information about Alabama traffic citations payable in District Court by county, including how to pay your ticket, how to fight a ticket, fine amounts, driving school, and traffic court procedure. Tickets issued by state troopers or county deputies are generally payable in District Court; tickets issued by city police are payable in Municipal Court. A link to online payment and a toll-free number for payment by telephone are available.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources and information for preventing foreclosure in Alabama, including local housing counseling agencies, state agencies and programs, and links to legal aid providers.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Birmingham Area Lawyer Referral
The Birmingham Bar Association offers a free lawyer referral service by telephone.
Birmingham Volunteer Lawyers
The Birmingham Volunteer Lawyers Program provides free civil legal assistance to low-income residents.
View information about free legal services for low-income people in civil matters, with an online application form and contacts for local offices.
Alabama Legal Assistance and Lawyer Referral
The Alabama State Bar provides information about legal assistance programs and a lawyer referral service.
Complaints Against Lawyers
The Alabama State Bar offers information about complaints against lawyers, including a downloadable brochure.
Search the Alabama State Bar directory of member attorneys by name, city, state, firm, and law school.
Find Legal Assistance
Search for civil legal assistance by location and legal issue, or view a directory of legal service providers by city name.
Forms and related information
Judicial System Forms
View and download forms including child support, civil, criminal, juvenile, motion cover sheet, probate, small claims, and traffic. Local forms are available for some counties.
Do It Yourself Instructions and Forms
View and download "do it yourself" instructions and forms provided by the Alabama State Bar Committee on Pro Se Forms. Some forms may be filled out online.
Child Support Forms and Information
View and download Alabama Department of Human Resources forms and information related to child support.
Attorney General Forms and Information
View and download Alabama Attorney General consumer protection and victim brochures and forms, view victim-related laws, and submit online consumer complaint and victim notification forms.
Online fine payments
Pay Alabama Traffic Tickets
Pay state-issued traffic tickets payable in District Court by UTC number and date of birth. A convenience fee applies.
Pay Alabama Criminal Fines
Pay criminal fines for District Court and some Municipal Courts online by county, case number, and date of birth or social security number. A convenience fee applies.