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12th District Court (Jackson County) Warrants
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Jackson County Case Records
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Jackson County Court Calendars
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Attorney General Legal Opinions
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12th District Court (Jackson County) Aggression Court
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12th District Court (Jackson County) Civil Cases
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12th District Court (Jackson County) Criminal Cases
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12th District Court (Jackson County) Glossary
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12th District Court (Jackson County) Traffic Cases
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Consumer Protection Guide
View and download a Consumer Protection Guide with information about rights, legal action, types of consumer issues, and a directory of helpful agencies.
Consumer Protection Information
The Michigan Attorney General's Office offers information about various types of consumer issues, tips, alerts, brochures, and instructions for filing various types of complaint forms.
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Court Services and Procedures
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Crime Victim Information
The Michigan Department of Corrections offers information about the parole consideration process, victim notification, crime victims' rights, a victims' compensation application form, brochures, and links to agencies that serve victims.
Driver Improvement Course
View information about the Basic Driver Improvement Course program, which can keep points off driving records of eligible offenders who complete the course. A link to course providers is included.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in Michigan, including local housing counseling agencies, state agencies and programs, and a link to legal aid providers.
Jackson County Mental Health Court
View information about Jackson County Mental Health Court, a program of the 4th Circuit Court and 12th District Court which can set up treatment in lieu of incarceration for some offenders with mental health problems. Links to applicable forms are also available.
View a guide to Michigan Landlord/Tenant laws and regulations.
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Legal Information and Self Help Resources
The State Bar of Michigan offers legal information organized by topic including Consumer, Criminal, Debt, Elder, Family, Identity Theft, Immigration, Landlord/Tenant, and Wills and Trusts. Additional links include Finding a Lawyer, Finding a Law Library, legal research resources, and Michigan legal websites.
Legal Self-Help Information
Michigan Legal Help offers information by topic including Family, Protection from Abuse, Housing, Consumer, Expungement, Benefits, and Tax. Links to local Self-Help Centers, community services, and courts are provided by county.
Michigan Compiled Laws, Acts, and Constitution
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Michigan Law Libraries
View information about the State Law Library including available resources, document copying and delivery, and links to online legal research resources. A directory of local law libraries by region, with links to their websites, is also available.
Office of Dispute Resolution
Find information on alternative dispute resolution in Michigan, including the Community Dispute Resolution Program and a list of mediation centers by county.
Problem Solving Courts
View information about Problem Solving Courts, which are programs of Circuit and District Courts that provide alternatives to incarceration, such as treatment, education, and community service for some offenders. Types of programs include Drug, DWI, and Family Dependency Court; Mental Health Court; Veterans Treatment Court; Community Court; and other types such as Child Support Court, Domestic Violence Court, Gambling Court, Gun Court, Homeless Court, Teen Court, and Truancy Court. Links are in the left column.
Tribal Court Information
View information about Native American Tribal Courts in Michigan, with contacts and links to individual court websites.
Types of Cases
View information about various types of cases including civil, civil infraction, family, felony, misdemeanor, paternity, and name change. Links to the case types are in the left column.
The Michigan Attorney General's Office offers information about crime victims' rights and compensation, answers to frequently asked questions, and links to additional state and local services and resources.
The Prosecuting Attorney's Association of Michigan offers information for crime victims and witnesses, including a glossary of criminal terms, tips for testifying in court, the steps in a criminal case, and victim rights including compensation and answers to frequently asked questions.
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A Practical Guide to Hiring a Lawyer
View this publication from the State Bar of Michigan that helps the reader decide when it is necessary to hire a lawyer, and how to find and hire a lawyer.
Complaints Against Attorneys
The Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission offers information about the procedure for requesting an investigation of an attorney for misconduct.
Complaints Against Attorneys, Judges, and Court Personnel
View the procedure for filing a complaint against a Michigan attorney, judge, Friend of the Court, or other court personnel.
Complaints Against Judges
The Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission offers information about the procedure for requesting an investigation of a judge for misconduct.
Directory of Free and Low-Cost Legal Services
View organizations offering free and low-cost legal services to low-income residents, by county and legal issue.
Find Attorney Discipline Records
The Michigan Attorney Discipline Board offers online access to notices of discipline, disability, and reinstatement since October 1978 by attorney last name.
Find Legal Assistance
View information about lawyer referral services, Legal Assistance Centers, and court-appointed attorneys.
Free and Low-Cost Legal Services Search
The State Bar of Michigan offers a search of legal service providers by type of service and county, with contact information and links to organizations' websites. These organizations provide free and low-cost legal services to low-income residents.
Jackson County Victim Help
The Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney's Victim Rights Unit offers services to crime victims including court accompaniment, assistance with compensation applications and return of property, education, referrals, and more. Explanation of victims' rights and compensation are provided.
Search the Michigan Bar Association directory of member lawyers by name, firm name, location, member number, keyword, committee, section, and status.
Lawyer Referral Services
The State Bar of Michigan offers a statewide lawyer referral service by phone or online request, and contact information for local lawyer referral services by county.
Forms and related information
12th District Court (Jackson County) Civil Forms
View and download civil case forms for use in 12th District Court (Jackson County) including landlord/tenant, judgment, and appeal.
12th District Court (Jackson County) Traffic Forms and Instructions
View and download forms and instructions for use in the Traffic Division of 12th District Court (Jackson County).
Attorney Complaint Form and Information
The Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission provides instructions and a form to request an investigation of an attorney for misconduct.
Judge Complaint Form and Information
The Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission provides instructions and a form to file a grievance against a judge.
Online Court Forms
View and download forms for various legal issues and general court procedure. Categories of available forms include, but are not limited to: civil, criminal, domestic relations, probate, juvenile, landlord/tenant, mental health, motor vehicle, name change, personal protection, and small claims. Forms are organized by subject and may be searched by form number or form name.