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Online Court Resources
Resources for the Shelby County District Court as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Shelby County, Kentucky, and resources applicable to all courts in Kentucky.
Search court case records
Kentucky Court Case Records
Search Circuit and District Court case records online.
Kentucky Criminal Record Information
View instructions for obtaining criminal record reports from the Administrative Office of the Courts.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Kentucky Court Case Information
Search upcoming Circuit and District Court case information by name, case number, or citation information.
Kentucky Court Dockets
Search Circuit Court and District Court daily dockets by county, court division, date, courtroom, and subdivision. Search results include case number, case title, hearing type, courtroom, and time.
Published opinions and orders
Kentucky Judicial Ethics Opinions
View and download Kentucky Judicial Ethics Opinions by opinion number and subject.
Forms and related information
Attorney Complaint Form
View and download a Kentucky Bar Association complaint form for lawyer misconduct, with instructions for filing a complaint.
Kentucky Court Forms
View and download Kentucky court forms by title, category, or number, including civil, criminal, family law, and small claims.
Online Self-Help Forms
Complete Kentucky court forms using an interactive interview process; completed forms can be saved and printed. Forms may also be downloaded and filled out by hand. Instructions and additional self-help resources are provided.
Online fine payments
Pay Kentucky Court Fines and Fees
Pay Kentucky court fines and fees online. All counties but Harlan, Logan and Menifee accept online payment. A fee applies for this service.
Self help, legal research, general information
Kentucky Family Court Information
View information about Family Court, a division of Circuit Court that handles divorce, support, custody and visitation, paternity, adoption, and juvenile matters. Resources include answers to frequently asked questions, locations of family courts, divorce education, and domestic violence treatment providers.
Kentucky Small Claims Information
View and download an informational handbook about small claims cases in Kentucky District Courts, including filing, court procedure, and collecting money judgments.
Child Support Services
The Child Support Enforcement program in the Department of Income Support offers information and assistance related to child support. Services include application assistance, contacts and office locations, child support calculation and modification, paternity, and wage withholding.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in Kentucky, including procedural steps, scam avoidance, local housing counseling agencies, state programs and laws, state and nonprofit agencies, and links to legal aid providers.
Kentucky Court Administration
View information about the Administrative Office of the Courts, including court services such as interpreters, mediation, records, drug courts, pretrial release, and juvenile services.
Kentucky Court Directory
Search the Kentucky court directory for clerks, judges, administrators, mediators, and other court officials by county.
Kentucky Court Programs
View information about Kentucky court programs including the Citizen Foster Care Review Board, Veterans Treatment Court, language access, and mediation.
Kentucky Court Rules
Search Local Rules of Practice for Circuit Courts and District Courts by circuit or district, rule type, and county.
Kentucky Drug Court Information
View information about Kentucky Drug Court, which can set up a treatment program in lieu of jail for some offenders.
Kentucky Mediation Information
View information about Kentucky mediation, which can help parties resolve disputes without going to court. Information includes guidelines, forms, educational resources, and a roster of mediators searchable by name or location.
Kentucky Probate Procedure Information
View and download a guide to Kentucky probate procedure, including settling estates, fiduciaries and sureties, guardian and conservators, curators, and name changes.
Kentucky Protective Orders
View and download a booklet about protective orders, including types of orders, how to obtain an order, effects of an order, violations, and changes.
Kentucky State Law Library
View information about the Kentucky State Law Library, including location, hours, and available materials and services.
The Legal Aid Network of Kentucky offers an online public law library with legal resources in video or text format on a variety of topics.
Search Kentucky Laws
Search the Kentucky Revised Statutes by keyword, or browse by table of contents.
Traffic and Motor Vehicle Information
The Kentucky Department of Vehicle Regulation offers information related to traffic and motor vehicle laws, driver's licenses, and State Traffic School. Traffic School can be completed online or by classroom instruction.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Kentucky Lawyer Referral
The Louisville Bar Association offers the Kentucky Lawyer Referral Service, which provides free referrals to lawyers in Breckenridge, Bullitt, Hardin, Henry, Jefferson, Larue, Meade, Nelson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, and Trimble Counties. A free half-hour initial consultation is included.
Complaints Against Kentucky Lawyers
The Kentucky Bar Association offers information about filing a complaint against a lawyer for misconduct. A downloadable complaint form is included.
Find a Kentucky Lawyer
The Kentucky Bar Association offers an online search service for attorneys by name, city, county, area of practice or language.
Kentucky Lawyer Referral
The Northern Kentucky Bar Association offers an online lawyer referral service that covers all counties. Online referral requests must include contact information and legal subject matter.
Kentucky Public Advocacy
The Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy provides criminal defense services to low-income defendants. A list of offices in each county is included.
Legal Aid Network of Kentucky
View information about organizations offering free and low-cost legal services to eligible clients. A list of local legal services programs, a clickable map to find local offices in your area, and a toll-free phone number for seniors are included.