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This page lists online resources for the Washtenaw County Trial Court (22nd Circuit Court), online resources applicable to courts generally in Washtenaw County, Michigan, as well as resources applicable to all courts in Michigan.



 

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Criminal History Search
Search criminal histories by name and date of birth. Registration is required and a fee applies.

Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases

Washtenaw County Trial Court Calendars
View Washtenaw County Circuit and Probate Court calendars by judicial officer.

Published opinions and orders

Washtenaw County Trial Court Signed Orders
View lists of Washtenaw County Circuit and Probate Court signed orders by judge.
Washtenaw County Trial Court Administrative Orders
View Washtenaw County Trial Court local administrative orders by number and description.
Attorney General Legal Opinions
Search Michigan Attorney General opinions from 1963 to present. Search by full text, keyword, subject, headnote, or opinion number.

Self help, legal research, general information

Washtenaw County Trial Court Conviction Set-Aside
View instructions for an application to set aside a criminal or traffic conviction Washtenaw County Trial Court, with links to the application form and order.
Washtenaw County Trial Court Family Division
View information about Washtenaw County Trial Court Family Division matters, including divorce, Personal Protection Orders, name changes, juvenile, probate, and adoptions.
Washtenaw County Trial Court Self-Help Information
View information for litigants representing themselves in Washtenaw County Trial Court, including self-help packets on name change, conviction set-aside, and Personal Protection Orders.
Washtenaw County Trial Court Alternative Dispute Resolution
View information about alternative dispute resolution options for civil and domestic cases in Washtenaw County Trial Court, including lists of approved mediators.
Washtenaw County Friend of the Court
View information about the Washtenaw County Friend of the Court, which assists the Family Division of Circuit Court in matters of child custody, parenting time, and child support. Links to additional information are at the "Friend of the Court" menu item in the left column.
Washtenaw County Trial Court Juvenile Information
View information about juvenile matters in Washtenaw County Trial Court, including delinquency and child protective proceedings.
Court Rules
Search Michigan Court Rules and other rules related to court procedure, including the regulation of lawyers and judges, by keyword; view rules by rule type and chapter.
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 Information
Search for legal information articles by keyword, or browse by topic including Criminal, Domestic Violence, Elder, Family, Housing, Benefits, Consumer, Employment, Immigration, Native American, and more. Some materials are available in Arabic or Spanish.
Court Services and Procedures
View information about going to court, including interpreter and disability accommodation requests and other general court issues. View tips for finding legal information, collecting money on a judgment, and general information about court procedure including civil case filing and response, court hearings, and mediation. Links are in the left column.
Personal Protection Orders
View information about Personal Protection Orders for domestic violence or stalking, with a link to the Personal Protection Self Help Center which has procedural instructions and downloadable forms.
Child Support Information
The Michigan Department of Human Services offers information and services related to child support, including starting a case, locating parents, making or changing child support orders, locating absent parents, establishing paternity, enforcement of child support orders, making payments, and custody and parenting time issues.
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.
Michigan Compiled Laws, Acts, and Constitution
Search Michigan statutes and the Michigan Constitution by section or statute number, name, chapter, or keyword. Links to advanced search, Public Acts search, and index of chapters are in the left column.
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.
Types of Cases
View information about various types of cases including civil, civil infraction, custody, divorce, eviction, support, felony, misdemeanor, paternity, personal protection, small claims, name change, emancipation, and setting aside convictions. Links to the case types are in the left column.
Friend of the Court Handbook
View and download a handbook of detailed information about the Friend of the Court, which assists local family court divisions of the circuit courts in matters of child custody, parenting time, and child support.
Child Support Case Search
Sign up with this Office of Child Support online service to view child support enforcement and payment information.
Setting Aside an Adult Conviction
View information about having an adult criminal record set aside (expunged), including a downloadable application form.
Setting Aside a Juvenile Adjudication
View information about having a juvenile record aside (expunged), including a downloadable application form.
Name Changes
View information about name changes for persons over or under 14 years of age, procedural instructions, name change orders, and links to forms.
Emancipation of Minors
View information about emancipation of minors, with procedural instructions and links to forms.
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.
Friend of the Court Information
View general information about the Friend of the Court, and follow links in the left column to the Child Support Formula, Parenting Time Guideline, information for soldiers, and additional resources.
Child Custody Information
View and download the Michigan Custody Guideline with detailed information about child custody.
Tribal Court Information
View information about Native American Tribal Courts in Michigan, with contacts and links to individual court websites.
Child Support Services Application
View instructions for applying for child support services, with a link to the required form.
Domestic Violence Information
View a guide to domestic violence, stalking, and date rape, including a directory of shelters.
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.
Victim Help
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.
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.
Victim/Witness Information
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.
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.

Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral

Washtenaw County Court-Appointed Attorneys and Guardians Ad Litem
View information about court-appointed attorneys and guardians at litem in Washtenaw County Trial Court criminal, juvenile, mental health, guardianship, and conservatorship cases.
Washtenaw County Public Defender
View information about the Washtenaw County Public Defender's Office, which provides legal representation for parties in criminal and some domestic cases who cannot afford to hire a lawyer.
Washtenaw County Victim/Witness Help
The Washtenaw County Prosecuting Attorney's Office offers information about its Victim/Witness Unit, which provides crime victims and witnesses with case status notification, court accompaniment, referrals to community services, information about the court process and victims' rights, and help with victim impact statements, return of property, and applications for restitution. Links to criminal, domestic violence, and juvenile victim handbooks are available.
Washtenaw County Child Support and Paternity Assistance
The Washtenaw County Prosecuting Attorney's Office offers information about its paternity establishment and child support order services.
Washtenaw County Bad Check Restitution and Prosecution
The Washtenaw County Prosecuting Attorney's Office offers information about its Bad Check Restitution Program, with tips and instructions for merchants, guidelines, forms, and an intervention class for offenders.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lawyer Directory
Search the Michigan Bar Association directory of member lawyers by name, address, member type, or member number. Additional search options include committee and section membership. Use the "geographic roster" links in the left column to view a list of member lawyers by city.
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.
Complaints Against Attorneys
The Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission offers information about the procedure for requesting an investigation of an attorney for misconduct.

Forms and related information

Washtenaw County Trial Court Forms
View and download Washtenaw County Trial Court forms including procedural, civil, criminal, family, juvenile, and probate.
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.
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 fine payments

Child Support Payments
Make Michigan child support payments online. A convenience fee applies.


 
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