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Online Court Resources
Resources for the for the DeKalb County Superior 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 Court Cases
Search Dekalb County civil and criminal cases and jail records by case ID, name, case type, case status, court type, and date.
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 Family Law Forms
View and download family law forms and information packets for use in DeKalb County Superior Court.
Superior Court Forms and Files
View and download forms for use in Superior Court, including civil and domestic relations filing and disposition forms, family violence and protective order forms and attachments, notary certificates and forms, and UCC checklists and forms.
Georgia Court Forms from the Administrative Office of the Courts
View and download forms for Superior Court, Juvenile Court, Probate Court, Inmate/Habeas Corpus, Domestic Violence/Protective Order, and Domestic Relations.
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.
Self help, legal research, general information
DeKalb County Family Law Information
View information about the DeKalb County Family Law Information Center, which provides forms, attorney consultations, and self-help resouces for people involved in family law issues.
DeKalb County Dispute Resolution Center
View information about the DeKalb County Dispute Resolution Center, which provides mediation, arbitration, and other services that can help parties resolve disputes without going to court.
DeKalb County Law Library
View information about the DeKalb County Law Library, including contacts, hours, available materials and other resources.
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.
DeKalb County Drug Court
View information about DeKalb County Drug Court, which can set up a treatment program in lieu of jail for some offenders.
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 Diversion Treatment Court
View information about the DeKalb County Diversion Treatment Court, which can set up treatment programs in lieu of jail for some mentally-ill defendants.
Atlanta 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.
Griffin Judicial Circuit Family Law Workshop
View information about the Griffin Judicial Circuit Family Law Workshop, which is open to residents of any county and provides assistance to parties representing themselves in family law cases. Online registration and a link to relevant forms are provided.
Henry County Family Law Workshop
View information about the Henry County Family Law Workshop, which is open to residents of any county and provides assistance to parties representing themselves in family law cases. A link to the online reservation system is provided.
View the Uniform Rules for Superior, State, Juvenile, Magistrate, Probate, and Municipal Courts.
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.
Instructions for Expungement of Georgia Criminal Records
Download a step by step instruction sheet for obtaining an expungement of Georgia arrest records.
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 to a directory of all Georgia Accountability Courts and a list of links to some individual Accountability Court websites are in the left column.
View and download the Georgia Landlord-Tenant Handbook.
Child Support Calculator and Income Deduction
The Georgia Child Support Commission offers a child support calculator, income deduction and withholding forms and instructions, answers to frequently asked questions, and tutorial videos.
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.
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.
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.
Search the Official Code of Georgia by keyword, or browse by table of contents.
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.
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.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
DeKalb County Bar Association Attorney Search
Search for an attorney in DeKalb County by area of practice, name, or location.
DeKalb County Volunteer Lawyers
View information about DeKalb Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, which refers low-income residents to pro bono lawyers for help with civil cases.
Atlanta 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.
Find Recent Attorney Discipline Records
The State Bar of Georgia lists recent information about disciplinary actions taken against attorneys in Georgia.
Find Free Legal Assistance
Find organizations offering free legal services and other types of assistance by county and organization name.
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.
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 Serivces 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.
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.