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Online Court Resources
Resources for the Jefferson County Probate Court as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Jefferson County, Alabama, and resources applicable to all courts in Alabama.
Published opinions and orders
Attorney General Opinions
Search Alabama Attorney General opinions by keyword, opinion number, and date.
Forms and related information
Jefferson County Legitimation Form and Instructions
View and download a Declaration of Legitimation form and instructions for use in Jefferson County Probate Court.
Jefferson County Name Change Forms and Instructions
View instructions for initiating adult and minor name change proceedings in Jefferson County Probate Court, with links to downloadable forms.
Do It Yourself Instructions and Forms
View and download "do it yourself" instructions and forms provided by the Alabama State Bar Committee on Pro Se Forms. Some forms may be filled out online.
Judicial System Forms
View and download forms including child support, civil, criminal, juvenile, motion cover sheet, probate, small claims, and traffic. Local forms are available for some counties.
Self help, legal research, general information
Jefferson County Adoption Information
View information about adoptions in Jefferson County Probate Court. A link to additional adoption resources is in the left column.
Jefferson County Guardianships and Conservatorships
View information about guardianships and conservatorships in Jefferson County Probate Court.
Jefferson County Law Library
View information about the Jefferson County Law Library, which is open to the public for legal research.
Jefferson County Mental Health Commitments
View information about mental health commitments in Jefferson County Probate Court.
Jefferson County Small Estate Summary Distribution
View information about summary distribution for small estates in Jefferson County Probate Court.
Alabama Probate Court Information
View and download pamphlets about Alabama probate matters, including adoption, conservators and guardians, duties of the Probate Office, estates, and involuntary commitments. Select the "Pamphlets" menu item for links.
Alabama Constitution and Laws
Search the Alabama Constitution or Code by keyword, or browse by table of contents. Click the "Code of Ala" or "Constitution" tabs on the left side of the page.
Child Support Information and Services
Find information about the establishment, modification, and enforcement of child support orders; paternity; locating the non-custodial parent; payment; and other issues related to child support. Links to downloadable forms and additional resources are included.
View Alabama court rules including Civil Procedure, Small Claims, Criminal Procedure, Juvenile Procedure, and Evidence.
Legal Information and Legal Assistance
Find information about Alabama legal issues related to families and children, housing, the legal system, veterans and military, benefits, health, immigration, disaster aid, consumer issues, senior citizens, and taxes. Links to community resources are also available, including organizations that offer free legal services to eligible clients.
Public Information Brochures
Download brochures from the Alabama State Bar on various legal issues, including foreclosure, arbitration, bankruptcy, and wills. Some brochures are also available in Spanish.
State Law Library
View information about the Supreme Court and State Law Library, which is open to the public for legal research. View the online catalog, available materials and services, links to legal research resources, and an "Ask a Librarian" online request form.
Traffic and Motor Vehicle Information
The Alabama Department of Public Safety offers several manuals with legal information about traffic and motor vehicle laws, including driver, CDL, motorcycle, and boat certification. Information and forms related to license reinstatement and other motor vehicle issues are also available.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Birmingham Area Lawyer Referral
The Birmingham Bar Association offers a free lawyer referral service by telephone.
Birmingham Volunteer Lawyers
The Birmingham Volunteer Lawyers Program provides free civil legal assistance to low-income residents.
Alabama Legal Assistance and Lawyer Referral
The Alabama State Bar provides information about legal assistance programs and a lawyer referral service.
Complaints Against Lawyers
The Alabama State Bar offers information about complaints against lawyers, including a downloadable brochure.
The Alabama Attorney General's Office of Consumer Protection offers an online complaint form and links to downloadable brochures and additional online resources. Select the "Consumer" menu item for links.
Find Legal Assistance
Search for civil legal assistance by location and legal issue, or view a directory of legal service providers by city name.
Search the Alabama State Bar directory of member attorneys by name, city, state, firm, and law school.
View information about free legal services for low-income people in civil matters, with an online application form and contacts for local offices.