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Courts
Michigan State Court Administration Office - Forms:
This web site provides PDF copies of various Michigan legal forms. Scroll down to Categories of Forms for information on completing the forms online and printing.
Michigan's Courts:
The Michigan Supreme Court provides searchable court opinions, Q and A on the court system, and links to various branches of the court system.
U.S. Supreme Court Decisions:
Historic file of Supreme Court decisions searchable by case and keyword.

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Criminal Justice
Federal Bureau of Prisons:
The inmate locator will locate a prisoner in the Bureau of Prisons system from 1982 to the present. It will show prison location or date of release.
Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry:
A directory maintained by the Michigan State Police that is searchable by name or zip code.
Offender Tracking Information System (OTIS):
The searchable database from the Michigan Department of Corrections provides prisoner, parolee, and probationer data.
Uniform Crime Reports:
The Federal Bureau of Investigation cites annual statistics on various types of crimes committed across the nation.
Victim Information & Notification Everyday:
VINE (Victim Information & Notification Everyday) is a service available in most states for victims of crime to check on the custody status of the offender and register to receive email or telephone notification when the custody status changes.
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Laws & Legislation
Codified Ordinances for Clinton Township:
Online access to the local ordinances for Clinton Township
Codified Ordinances for Macomb Township:
Online access to the local ordinances for Macomb Township
Thomas:
Legislative information from the Library of Congress. Includes current legislation, the Congressional Record and House and Senate Committee information.
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Legal Resources
FindLaw:
A commercially produced site with legal news and commentary, links to state and federal legal resources including sample legal forms, and a link to West Legal Directory.
Legal Information Institute:
Cornell Law School's portal to legal research sources including state and international statutes for legal professionals and the general public
Library of Congress Guide to Law Online:
An annotated guide to laws and government information on the state, federal and international level. Includes text of the Declaration of Independence, Federalist Papers and the Magna Carta among others.
Martindale Lawyer Locator:
Find an attorney by name, firm, area of practice or geographic region; some entries provide peer and client review ratings.
Michigan Online Legal Self-Help Center:
Created by the State Bar,this site provides easy access to consumer laws and other consumer legal aids. The information provided is not a substitute for the services of an attorney and does not constitute legal advice.
Nolo Law for All:
This commercial site provides easy to understand explanations for a variety of legal topics and questions.
Peace of Mind Planning Guide:
This is a planning guide for end-of-life issues. Contains information on the Michigan Statuatory Will, Advance Directive for Health Care and organ donation.
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