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Online Court Resources
Resources for the 4th Circuit Court - Jackson as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Jackson County, Michigan, and resources applicable to all courts in Michigan.
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Jackson County Case Records
Search Jackson County Circuit, District, and Probate Court case records online.
Criminal History Search
Search criminal histories by name and date of birth. Registration is required and a fee applies.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Jackson County Court Calendars
Search Jackson County court calendars by name, case number, attorney, judge, date, and court type.
Published opinions and orders
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
Jackson County Friend of the Court Forms and Information
View and download Jackson County Friend of the Court forms, instructions, handbooks, and manuals, including parenting, medical, child support, custody, and mediation.
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.
Online fine payments
Child Support Payments
Make Michigan child support payments online. A convenience fee applies.
Self help, legal research, general information
4th Circuit Court (Jackson County) Alternative Dispute Resolution
View information about Alternative Dispute Resolution in 4th Circuit Court (Jackson County), including a stipulation form and lists of approved mediators and case evaluators.
4th Circuit Court (Jackson County) Information
View answers to frequently asked questions about 4th Circuit Court (Jackson County), including diversion, probation, court-appointed attorneys, and more.
4th Circuit Court (Jackson County) Recovery Court
View information about 4th Circuit Court (Jackson County) Recovery Court, which can set up treatment in lieu of incarceration for some offenders affected by susbstance abuse.
Jackson County Domestic Violence Help
The AWARE program provides shelter information, a crisis hotline, counseling, links to additional online resources, and other services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Jackson County Friend of the Court
View information about the Jackson County Friend of the Court, which assists the Family Division of Circuit Court in matters of child custody, parenting time, and child support. Links to detailed information and forms are in the left column.
Jackson County Juvenile Court Information
View information about juvenile cases in Jackson County, including diversion programs, schedules, transcripts, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Jackson County Mental Health Court
View information about Jackson County Mental Health Court, a program of the 4th Circuit Court and 12th District Court, which offers treatment in lieu of incarceration for some offenders with mental health issues. Links to applicable forms are also available.
Child Custody Information
View and download the Michigan Custody Guideline with detailed information about child custody.
Child Support Case Search
Sign up with this Office of Child Support online service to view child support enforcement and payment information.
Child Support Information
The Michigan Department of Human Services offers information and services related to child support, including starting a case, locating parents, making, changing, and enforcing child support orders, establishing paternity, making payments, and related matters.
Child Support Services Application
View instructions for applying for child support services, with a link to the required form.
Domestic Violence Information
Resources and services to victims of domestic violence, stalking, and date rape are provided, including a directory of shelters.
Friend of the Court Handbook
View and download a handbook of detailed information about the Friend of the Court office, which assists local family court divisions of the circuit courts in matters of child custody, visitation and parenting plans, and child support.
Crime Victim Information
The Michigan Department of Corrections offers information about the parole consideration process, victim notification, crime victims' rights, a victims' compensation application form, brochures, and links to agencies that serve victims.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in Michigan, including local housing counseling agencies, state agencies and programs, and a link to legal aid providers.
Problem Solving Courts
Problem Solving Courts are programs administered by Michigan Circuit and District Courts to provide alternatives to incarceration by offering treatment, education, and community service options for certain offenders. Court types include: Drug, DWI, Family Dependency, Mental Health, Gun, Domestic Violence, Teen, and Veterans' Treatment.
The Michigan Attorney General's Office offers information about victims' rights and compensation, links to additional state and local services and resources, and contact information for local county victim service agencies.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Jackson County Domestic Violence Legal Help
AWARE provides free legal assistance to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, including help with Personal Protection Orders, court accompaniment, referrals, and other services.
Jackson County Victim Help
The Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney's Victim Rights Unit offers services to crime victims including court accompaniment, assistance with compensation applications and return of property, education, referrals, and more. Explanation of victims' rights and compensation are provided.
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.
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.
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.
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 type of lawyer and location.
Lawyer Referral Services
The State Bar of Michigan offers a statewide lawyer referral service by telephone or online request form for a nominal fee, which includes an initial consultation with a lawyer.