North Dakota Self Help and Legal Research
This page provides information about Self Help and Legal Research resources in North Dakota.
Links are grouped by those that cover courts statewide, for multiple counties, and then by individual county.
North Dakota - Statewide Courts Self Help
Search and browse North Dakota court rules including civil procedure, criminal procedure, juvenile procedure, evidence, general court rules, local court rules, administrative rules and orders, and rules for attorneys and judges.
Online Legal Research Resources
Access North Dakota legal research resources including the state Constitution, Statutes, Administrative Code, Child Support Guidelines and Calculator, Tribal Court practice, Supreme Court Library, and more.
Search Legal Services of North Dakota legal information by keyword or browse by topic. Hover your mouse over the "Education Materials" link in the left column for links to the complete topic list and a list of downloadable brochures. Topics include civil rights, consumer, domestic violence, elder issues, family and children, health, housing, immigration, Indian law, benefits, and taxes. A brochure about criminal procedure is also available.
General Court Information
View information about the North Dakota judicial system, a glossary of commonly used legal terms, a guide to court records access, guardianship information, a probate manual, and information about complaints against judges and court employees.
Traffic and Motor Vehicle Information
The North Dakota Department of Transportation offers information and forms related to traffic and motor vehicle laws, drivers licenses, and safety issues.
Child Support Services
The North Dakota Department of Human Services offers several services related to child support cases, including paternity establishment, order establishment, order enforcement, order modification, and answers to frequently asked questions. An application form is available online as well as updating tools.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
View information about Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), which can help parties avoid going to court. A roster of ADR neutrals (professionals who can resolve disputes) is included.
The North Dakota Attorney General's office offers information on the sealing or expungement of North Dakota criminal records.
The State Bar Association of North Dakota offers a list with links and contact information for a variety of legal information providers.
Crime Victim Help
The North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation offers information about its services for victims of crime, including notification of offender status, links to social service and counseling agencies, and victims' compensation.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in North Dakota, including local housing counseling agencies, state laws, and a link to legal services.
North Dakota Multiple County Courts Self Help
East Central Judicial District Drug Court
View information about the East Central Judicial District Drug Court, which can set up a treatment program in lieu of jail for some offenders with substance abuse problems in Cass, Steele, and Traill Counties.
Southwestern North Dakota Domestic Violence Help
The Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center offers information about its services for domestic violence and rape victims, and supervised child visitation in Adams, Billings, Bowman, Dunn, Golden Valley, Hettinger, Mountrail, Slope, and Stark Counties.
Barnes County - Courts Self Help Resources
Barnes County Criminal Procedure
The State's Attorney for Barnes County offers information about criminal procedure, subpoenas, victims and witnesses, and trials.
Cass County - Courts Self Help Resources
Cass County Civil Commitments
The Cass County State's Attorney's Office offers information about civil commitments for mental illness and chemical dependency. A petition for involuntary commitment form is included.
Cass County Victim/Witness Information
The Cass County State's Attorney's Office offers information for crime victims and witnesses, including Victim Impact Statement, restitution, victims' compensation, and other services. Links to forms are included.
Pembina County - Courts Self Help Resources
Pembina County Domestic Violence Help
View information about the Domestic Violence and Abuse Center, which offers a 24-hour crisis line, emergency shelter, counseling, and help with the legal system for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Stutsman County - Courts Self Help Resources
Stutsman County Victim/Witness Help
View information about services for crime victims available from the Stutsman County Victim Witness Program.
Williams County - Courts Self Help Resources
Williams County Victim/Witness Help
View information about services for crime victims and witnesses available from the Williams County Victim Witness Assistance Program.