Resources
 

Law links that may be useful

Michigan Resources

Michigan Supreme Court Learning Center provides information about the Michigan court system and educational resources for students and teachers.

Michigan Traffic Laws FAQ—The Michigan State Police provides answers to frequently asked questions regarding Michigan traffic laws.

Landlord and Tenant Law—A guide to housing rental laws in Michigan.

Elections and Voting—Michigan League of Women Voters provides links to other resources and information on Michigan election laws.

Construction Liens at the Consumer Guide to the Michigan Construction Lien Act and the Homeowner Construction Lien Recovery Fund.

Open Meetings Act Presentation

Freedom of Information Act Presentation

Liquor Control Commission & Local Units of Government provides information concerning the types of liquor licenses available under Michigan law and the responsibilities of local units of government with respect to such licenses.

Township Government—Michigan Township Association provides information on laws related to township government and the statutory duties of township officials.

Zoning and Planning Center—Michigan State University, offers links to several other resources providing information on laws related to zoning, planning, and land use.

Municipal Law—Michigan Municipal League and the archives of Michigan Legal Briefs, which is a quarterly publication providing summaries of Michigan cases and Attorney General opinions related to municipal law.

Michigan Day Care Center Requirements—licensing rules for operating day care facilities in Michigan.

Michigan Firearms Laws—A legislative guide to Michigan laws related to firearms.


General Legal Education Resources

ABA Public Education provides numerous links to several law related education resources.

FindLaw for consumers.

Legal Definitions and Legal Terms

Cornell Law Library Online Legal Resources—Access online research databases covering a wide range of topics, including non-legal resources; arranged by subject.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

U.S. Courts—Information on the federal court system.

U.S. Copyright—Information on copyright law.

Southern Poverty Law Center, known for its tolerance education programs, legal victories against white supremacists, and tracking of hate groups.

NOLO Self-Help Law—Self-help law on a variety of topics.

University of Minnesota Human Rights Center and Human Rights Library houses a collections of core human rights documents, including several hundred human rights treaties and other primary international human rights instruments. The site also provides a unique search device to access multiple human rights sites. Documents are available in nine languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish.

Wrights Law for Disabilities—Special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.

Tribal Court Clearinghouse is a resource for American Indian and Alaska Native Nations, tribal justice systems, victims services providers, tribal service providers, and others involved in the improvement of justice in Indian country.

American Society of International Law fosters the study of international law and promotes the establishment and maintenance of international relations on the basis of law and justice.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Federal Courts

United States Courts

United States Supreme Court

United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit: The homepage of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, which reviews appeals from the federal district courts in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee, and from the U.S. Tax Court and certain federal administrative agencies where the non-governmental parties are from the states that make up the Sixth Circuit.

State Courts

Michigan Courts: One Court of Justice: This is the official page of the Michigan Court System, which provides links to all of the Michigan State Courts as well as to the State Court Administrator's Web site.

Michigan Court of Appeals

Calhoun County Courts

Kent County Courts

Macomb County Circuit Court

Washtenaw County Trial Court

Wayne County Third Judicial Circuit Court

United States Bankruptcy Court -- Eastern District of Michigan: This is the Web site for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, which maintains its headquarters in Detroit, Michigan. Divisional offices are located in Bay City and Flint.

United State Bankruptcy Court -- Western District of Michigan: Like the Eastern District Bankruptcy Court, the Western District is located in Grand Rapids and handles bankruptcy matters in that area of the state.

United States District Court -- Eastern District of Michigan: This Web site is designed for public access to information and services provided by the Eastern District Court.