U.S. District Court for the Northern District
Alabama Administrative Law Sources
See also a page of links to sources of rules, maintained by the Administrative Codes and Registers Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State.
Alabama Ordinances and Home-Rule Charters
Ordinances are local laws, commonly organized into codes, that have been enacted by municipalities — cities, towns, etc. — and counties. Charters are organic laws (similar in function to a constitution) of those local government entities for which “home rule” is authorized by state law. For local laws not found through the links given here, try the county web sites and municipality web sites at “State and Local Government on the Net” by Piper Resources, or a publisher’s web site:
State law does not authorize “home rule” for municipalities or counties, which therefore do not have charters.
Alabama Law-Related Periodicals
Periodicals providing on-line articles are linked here. See also links to all Alabama law-review web sites as well as links to web sites of all U.S.-published law reviews and periodicals.
[Alabama State Bar] — Official newsletter of the state bar. The current issue is on-line.
- Alabama Law Review (Ala. L. Rev.)
Other Alabama Commentary
- Annual Eleventh Circuit Survey
[Mercer Univ. Sch. of Law] — The Mercer Law Review publishes the Eleventh Circuit survey as the summer issue each year.
- Doing Business in Alabama. Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C.
Alabama Law-Related Topical Web Sites
Alabama Court Information
See also the Administrative Office of the Courts web site, as well as links to state court web sites, maintained by the National Center for State Courts. Additionally, see Judgepedia, a Wikipedia-style web site, self-described as “an encyclopedia about judges and courts,” which is maintained by the Sam Adams Alliance (Illinois).
- Ethics Commission — Forms
Forms are in PDF files.
- Business Entity Forms
Other Alabama Resources
Legal Research and Assistance
Alabama State Bar Brochures
Brochures on legal topics of interest to the general public.
Bankruptcy Law and Procedures for Alabama Residents
[Calicchia & Kinast LLP (Ohio)] — This web site, presented by a Cleveland bankruptcy law firm, covers basic information about the bankruptcy process, describes debt consolidation and credit counseling as alternatives to bankruptcy, lists the property that an individual is allowed to keep (with citations to governing provisions of Alabama law), and gives information about the bankruptcy courts and how to contact bankruptcy attorneys in Alabama.
Low-Cost Legal Aid
See also the web site for LawHelp.org and the web site for SelfHelpSupport.org.
- Alabama Legal Help for the Poor
[Am. Bar Ass’n] — Contact information for statewide and local legal-aid programs, from the ABA’s Directory of Pro Bono Programs. The ABA also provides a page of links to pro bono programs’ web sites.
- WomensLaw.org — Sources of Legal Help
[WomensLaw.org (N.Y.)] — Sources of legal help (not limited to legal help for women) include statewide domestic-violence resources, local domestic-violence resources listed by city or town, free or low-cost legal services, and lawyer referral services.
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