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Online Court Resources
Resources for the DeKalb County Magistrate Court as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in DeKalb County, Georgia, and resources applicable to all courts in Georgia.
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DeKalb County Superior, State, and Magistrate Court Case Records
Search Dekalb County Superior, State, and Magistrate Court case records online.
Published opinions and orders
Attorney General Legal Opinions
Search or view Georgia Attorney General official and unofficial legal opinions.
Forms and related information
DeKalb County State and Magistrate Court Forms
View and download civil and garnishment forms for use in DeKalb County State Court, and statement of claim and entry of service forms for use in DeKalb County Magistrate Court.
Magistrate Court Forms
View and download various forms for use in Magistrate Court.
Magistrate Court Interactive Forms
Use an interactive online interview to generate complete forms for filing in Georgia Magistrate Courts.
Self-Help Domestic Relations Forms
View the I-Can online legal application to assist with filling out and filing domestic relations and family law forms. Registration is required; there is no fee.
Online fine payments
Pay Super-Speeder and Failure to Appear Fines
Pay fines for Super Speeder and Failure to Appear violations online to the Georgia Department of Driver Services. You will need the transaction ID on the notice sent by the Department, your driver's license number, and your date of birth.
Self help, legal research, general information
DeKalb County Dispute Resolution Center
View information about the DeKalb County Dispute Resolution Center, which provides mediation, arbitration, and case evaluation services that can help parties resolve disputes without going to trial. Links to forms and additional information about civil and domestic relations matters are included.
DeKalb County District Attorney Information
The DeKalb County District Attorney's Office provides answers to frequently asked questions about expungement/restriction of records, juvenile procedure, pre-trial diversion, traffic case procedure, child support, and victim/witness assistance.
DeKalb County Domestic Violence Help
The Women's Resouce Center to End Domestic Violence provides victims with a 24-hour hotline, shelter, legal advocacy and consultation, support groups, workshops, and safety planning.
DeKalb County Domestic Violence Information
The Dekalb County Sheriff's Office offers information about domestic violence, including how to file a protective order, tips for victims, and a list of community resources and phone numbers.
DeKalb County Law Library
View information about the DeKalb County Law Library, including contacts, hours, available services and materials, and links to additional resources.
DeKalb County Magistrate Court Information
View answers to frequently asked questions about DeKalb County Magistrate Court, including civil, small claims, dispossessory (eviction), criminal, and garnishment.
DeKalb County Victim Assistance
The DeKalb County District Attorney's office offers information about assistance and services for victims of domestic violence, elder abuse, homicide, sexual assault, and other crimes. Downloadable publications, a description of the criminal justice process, information about protective orders, and links to community resources are included.
Atlanta Area Self-Help Information
The Atlanta Legal Aid Society offers an online library of self-help information including consumer, children and education, courts, criminal law, disability, employment, family law, health, housing, benefits, and seniors.
Magistrate Court Cases and Procedure
View information about the types of cases handled in Magistrate Court, as well as procedures for filing a claim, notifying the defendant, hearings, judgments, appeals, and collecting awards.
Magistrate Court Information
View instructional videos about Georgia Magistrate Courts.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
View information about Alternative Dispute Resolution, which includes mediation, arbitration, and neutral evaluation, and can help parties resolve disputes without going to court. Links include answers to frequently asked questions, a list of local programs searchable by county or name, and a roster of registered neutrals searchable by county, registration category or ID, area of expertise, and name.
Child Support Services
The Georgia Division of Child Support Services offers child support services, application forms, and instructions; online customer service; answers to frequently asked questions; and information about paternity, child support, case status, payment, enforcement, non-custodial parents, and interstate cases.
View the Uniform Rules for Superior, State, Juvenile, Magistrate, Probate, and Municipal Courts.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in Georgia, including a list of steps to take, local housing counseling agencies, state and national programs, scam avoidance, workshops, publications, and a link to legal aid providers.
Georgia Accountability Courts
Georgia Drug Courts, DUI Courts, Juvenile Drug Courts, Family Dependency Treatment Courts, Mental Health Courts, and Veterans Courts can set up treatment programs in lieu of incarceration for some offenders. Links include a directory of all Georgia Accountability Courts, a list of links to some individual Accountability Court websites, calendars, and sample forms.
Instructions for Expungement of Georgia Criminal Records
Download a step by step instruction sheet for obtaining an expungement of Georgia arrest records.
View and download the Georgia Landlord-Tenant Handbook.
The Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council provides information about crime victim compensation, including eligibility, maximum amounts available by category, and answers to frequently asked questions. Links to additional victim resources and relevant forms are included.
DUI and Defensive Driving Schools
The Georgia Department of Driver Services provides information about its DUI Risk Reduction Program, which is required before restoration of driving privileges; and its Defensive Driving Program, which can result in dismissed charges or reduced points and insurance premiums for some offenders. Links to approved schools are included.
Search the Official Code of Georgia by keyword, or browse by table of contents.
Information for Consumers
The Georgia Department of Law Consumer Protection Unit offers information about various consumer topics, consumer education, tips about scams, and instructions and forms for filing a consumer complaint.
Legal Information and Legal Assistance
Legal information topics include Children's Law, Civil Rights, Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Disability Law, Disaster Relief, Domestic Violence, Employment, Family Law, Housing, Immigration, Military, Personal Injury, Public Benefits, Wills and Life Planning, and the court system in general.
Traffic and Motor Vehicle Information
View and download forms and manuals from the Georgia Department of Driver Services, including a Driver's Manual, Commercial Driver's Manual, Motorcycle Driver's Manual and other traffic and motor vehicle information.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
DeKalb County Attorneys
The DeKalb Bar Association offers a search of member attorneys by area of practice, name, and location.
DeKalb County Volunteer Lawyers
View information about DeKalb Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, which refers low-income residents to lawyers who provide free services for certain types of civil cases.
Atlanta Area Legal Aid
View information about Atlanta Legal Aid Society, which provides free civil legal services to low-income residents of Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, and Gwinnett Counties. Locations, contacts, types of cases, and links to self-help resources are included.
Public Defender Services
The Georgia Public Defender Standards Council lists contact information by county for Circuit Public Defenders, Capital Defenders and Mental Health Advocates. Application forms, information about the procedure for determining indigency, and information about mental health matters is included.
Assistance with Complaints about Lawyers
The State Bar of Georgia offers a Consumer Assistance Program for people with complaints or concerns about attorneys, including information and dispute resolution services.
The Governor's Office of Consumer Protection offers information about its investigation, civil lawsuit, and criminal charge processes; instructions for filing a complaint; downloadable and online consumer complaint forms; tips and information about various scams; and links to additional consumer resources.
Find Free Legal Assistance
Find organizations offering free legal services and other types of assistance by county and organization name.
Find Recent Attorney Discipline Records
The State Bar of Georgia lists recent information about disciplinary actions taken against attorneys in Georgia.
Georgia Attorney Directory
Search the Georgia State Bar membership directory by name, specialty, law school, and location.
Georgia Legal Services
View information about the Georgia Legal Services Program, which provides free civil legal help for low-income residents.
How to Find a Lawyer
The State Bar of Georgia offers a "How to Choose a Lawyer" pamphlet and links to local bar associations and legal services providers.
Lawyer Fee Arbitration
The State Bar of Georgia offers an arbitration program to help resolve disputes over lawyers's fees. Links to program rules and answers to frequently asked questions are included.
Military Legal Help
The State Bar of Georgia Military Legal Assistance Program provides free or low-cost civil legal services to service members and veterans. An application form is included.