• When will the law consider me an Adult? Are you an adult at seventeen, eighteen? Find out here.
• Eighteen by election day? You can register to vote! One of the greatest strengths of America is that all citizens are provided a voice through the voting booth. And every vote does count! Many an election has been won by a handful of votes or even just one vote.
• You and the Law This booklet provides information on laws that are of special concern to teens. New sections include information on changes in driver's licensing rules and, for those of you are on the verge of turning 18, this booklet includes sections on voting and landlord/tenant law. It also contains a section on child custody, paternity, "parenting time," and child support.
• Legal Issues and Court
• Need legal help? How do I find low-cost legal help?
• Legal Terms in plain English This Handbook is designed for non-legal personnel, the definitions are written in plain English rather than in complicated legal terms.
• Michigan Legal Aid MichiganLegalAid.org provides help with legal problems to low income residents of Michigan. On this site you will find information about the law and about places to go for help with legal and related problems.
Courts Self-Help Center
Find legal assistance, learn about Michigan law, and learn
how to represent yourself in some legal matters.
to Court - Which Court do you need?
This section will assist you in identifying the proper
court for resolving your legal matter. If you have been notified to appear
in court for jury duty or to respond to a summons or traffic ticket, please
read the notice or summons carefully. It will indicate the court to which
you should proceed.
• Courtroom ettiquette May I use my cell phone in the courtroom? Find out here.