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Online Court Resources
Resources for the for the 12th District Court - Jackson as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Jackson County, Michigan, and resources applicable to all courts in Michigan.
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12th District Court (Jackson County) Warrants
View 12th District Court (Jackson County) outstanding warrants by name, charge, date of birth, and warrant date.
Jackson County Case Records
Search Jackson County Circuit, District, and Probate Court case records online.
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
Jackson County Court Calendars
Search Jackson County court calendars by name, case number, attorney, judge, date, and court type.
Published opinions and orders
Attorney General Legal Opinions
Search Michigan Attorney General opinions from 1963 to present. Search by full text, keyword, subject, headnote, or opinion number.
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).
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.
Judge Complaint Form and Information
The Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission provides instructions and a form to file a grievance against a judge.
Self help, legal research, general information
12th District Court (Jackson County) Aggression Court
View information about 12th District Court (Jackson County) Aggression Court, an alternative court for domestic violence offenders.
12th District Court (Jackson County) Civil Cases
View information about civil cases in 12th District Court (Jackson County) including small claims, landlord/tenant, and money judgments.
12th District Court (Jackson County) Criminal Cases
View answers to frequently asked questions about criminal cases in 12th District Court (Jackson County), including types of criminal cases, procedure, bond, probation, parole, court-appointed attorneys, Personal Protection Orders, and juvenile procedures.
12th District Court (Jackson County) Glossary
View a glossary of legal terms useful in 12th District Court (Jackson County).
12th District Court (Jackson County) Traffic Cases
View information about traffic cases in 12th District Court (Jackson County), including fine payments, pleas, points, and answers to frequently asked questions
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 offers treatment in lieu of incarceration for some offenders with mental health issues. Links to applicable forms are also available.
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.
The Michigan Attorney General's Office offers information about victims' rights and compensation, answers to frequently asked questions, and links to additional state and local services and resources.
Problem Solving Courts
Problem Solving Courts are programs administered by Michigan Circuit and District Courts to provide alternatives to incarceration by offering treatment, education, and community service options for certain offenders. Court types include: Drug, DWI, Family Dependency, Mental Health, Gun, Domestic Violence, Teen, and Veterans' Treatment.
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
The Michigan Basic Driver Improvement Course offers an online or classroom program to eligible offenders to keep points off driving records upon course completion. Links to course providers and answers to frequently asked questions are included.
Detailed landlord/tenant information is provided in this handbook.
Legal Information and Self-Help Resources
The State Bar of Michigan offers legal information by topic, including consumer, criminal, employment, immigration, probate, and family law. Additional links include how to find a lawyer, local law library, legal research assistance, and Michigan legal websites.
Consumer Protection Information
The Michigan Attorney General's Office offers information about consumer issues, including scams, prevention tips, fraud alerts and updates, and a link to online complaint forms and instructions.
Consumer Protection Guide
View and download a Consumer Protection Guide with information about consumer rights, legal actions, fraud prevention, and a directory of advocacy organizations and agencies.
Michigan Compiled Laws, Acts, and Constitution
Search Michigan statutes and the Michigan Constitution by section or statute number, popular name, chapter, or keyword. Links to state legislative resources, including pending and signed bills, committee types, members, and schedules, and a directory of state legislators are also included.
Michigan Law Libraries
View information about the State Law Library including print and online legal research resources, available library services, and a directory of local law libraries by region.
Michigan Legal Help
Michigan Legal Help provides information on a variety of civil matters, including family law, abuse prevention and victim protection, consumer, housing, public benefits, employment, and estate and guardianship. Self-help resources include guides and articles by legal topic, forms, instructions, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Office of Dispute Resolution
Find information about alternative dispute resolution in Michigan, including an online guide to mediation procedures, an instructional video, brochures and pamphlets, and Community Dispute Resolution Program.
Court Services and Procedures
View information about going to court in Michigan, including an overview of court processes, forms and instructions, a legal terms handbook, alternative dispute resolution, and various court services, such as interpreter and disability accommodation requests.
Tribal Court Information
View information about Native American Tribal Courts in Michigan, with contacts and links to individual court websites.
Search Michigan Court Rules and other rules related to court procedure, including the regulation of lawyers and judges, by keyword. Michigan Court Rules are displayed by rule type and chapter.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
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.
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.
Complaints Against Attorneys, Judges, and Court Personnel
View the procedure for filing a complaint against a Michigan judge, attorney, and other court personnel (including court reporters and interpreters).
Complaints Against Judges
View information about how to file a complaint against a judge and link to records of pending and resolved disciplinary proceedings.
Directory of Free and Low-Cost Legal Services
View organizations offering free and low-cost legal services to low-income residents, by county and by legal issue.
Complaints Against Attorneys
The procedure for filing an investigation for attorney misconduct is provided by the Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission.
Find Legal Assistance
View information about lawyer referral services, community legal resource and assistance centers, and court-appointed attorneys.
Free and Low-Cost Legal Services Search
Search 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 assistance to low-income residents.
A Practical Guide to Hiring a Lawyer
The State Bar of Michigan offers an instructional guide to assist individuals in finding, selecting, and hiring a lawyer.
Search the Michigan Bar Association directory of member lawyers by name, firm name, location, member number, keyword, committee and section membership, 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.