Legal Information


HCDL Resources

Gale LegalForms
Official, State Specific, Federal, Business, Personal, Real Estate and General forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.

Legal Information Reference Center 
Designed to assist the general public in legal matters of all kinds. Coverage includes exclusive full text for many top consumer legal reference books, thousands of legal forms, and detailed how-to instructions covering a wide range of legal issues. a majority of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo.

Legal Source 
Authoritative database for current issues, studies, thoughts, and trends of the legal world. It is an excellent resource for attorneys, educators, business people, law librarians, students, paralegals, and others involved with the law.

Internet Resources - Law

Consumers Guide to Legal Help
Basic info for all 50 states by the American Bar Association.

Provides state-by-state resources. Forms available for a fee.

Legal resources and forms.

Legal Information Institute
From Cornell Law School; best free site for access to statutes, regulations, and case law.

Legal Services of South Central Michigan
Provides free legal advice and representation in certain civil cases to low income persons and senior citizens (regardless of income).

Livingston County Friend of the Court
Useful information and forms.

Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Locator
Find a lawyer near you.

Michigan Compiled Laws
Online version. Searchable.

Michigan Legal Help
Articles and toolkits to help you represent yourself in court.

Michigan Courts Self-Help Center
From the State of Michigan Court System

Michigan S.C.A.O. Forms
Approved court forms from the State Court Administrative Office.

Multimedia guide to the Supreme Court.

State Bar of Michigan - Public Resources
Links to legal aid programs, attorney grievance commission and more.

State of Michigan Courts
Extensive information links on the Michigan court system.

Supreme Court Decisions
Historic Supreme Court decisions by topic. 
Links to federal legislative information.

United States Code

WashLaw: Legal Research on the Web
From Washburn University Law School, another excellent site for state, federal, and international legal research.


Internet Resources - Crime

FBI Uniform Crime Report
National crime statistics.

Michigan Uniform Crime Report
Michigan crime statistics.

Michigan Sex Offender Registry

OTIS: Offender Tracking Information System
From the Michigan Department of Corrections.

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
National statistics compiled by the Bureau of Justice.