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Online Court Resources
Resources for the Wayne County Probate Court as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Wayne County, Michigan, and resources applicable to all courts in Michigan.
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Wayne County Probate Court Case Records
Search Wayne County Probate Court case records by name, case number, or attorney information. Additional search options include case type, cases status, party type, date of birth, date of death, and file date.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Wayne County Probate Court Mental Health Hearing Schedule
View the Wayne County Probate Court mental health hearing schedule by year and judge. Scroll down for link to hearing schedule.
Published opinions and orders
Probate Court Judicial Opinions
View or search the Wayne County Probate Court Judicial Opinion Bank, which contains selected opinions from Cass, Clinton, Gogebic, Marquette, Oakland, St. Clair, Van Buren, and Wayne Counties.
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
Wayne County Probate Court Forms
View and download Wayne County Probate Court forms.
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
Wayne County Probate Court Information
View information about Wayne County Probate Court, including how to start and close a case, answers to frequently asked questions, and mediation.
Wayne County Mediation
View information for this non-profit agency that provides mediation services for a fee as an alternative to going to court in Wayne County.
Guardianship and Conservatorship Information
View detailed information about guardianships and conservatorships in Michigan Probate Courts.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Tribal Court Information
View information about Native American Tribal Courts in Michigan, with contacts and links to individual court 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.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Wayne County Legal Assistance
View a directory of free civil legal services providers in Wayne County.
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.
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.
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.