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View Resource Legal Forms Library

Copies of actual forms and documents in Word format are provided to help users with their legal or business needs. Continuously updated to reflect current state laws, Also includes a law digest, legal questions and answers, and an attorney directory.  Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.  It is important to note that not all Michigan courts may accept the legal forms contained i...

http://www.galesupport.com/migeoipcheck/migeoipcheck-gale.ph...
View Resource Legal Information Institute

A gateway for free legal information from numerous U.S. jurisdictions. Includes “WEX,” an online legal dictionary and encyclopedia.

http://www.law.cornell.edu
View Resource Locating the Law: A Handbook for Non-Law Librarians in Michigan

Describes resources and strategies for finding legal information, with an emphasis on Michigan online and print legal materials. Written by academic, law firm, and government librarians, this publication also adresses best reference practices for non-law librarians, and discusses the difference between giving legal advice and providing legal information.

https://www.oakgov.com/lawlibrary/Documents/documents/PDFLoc...
View Resource Michigan Court of Appeals: Pro Per Manuals

Published by the Clerk's Office of the Michigan Court of Appeals, these two procedural manuals are designed to help lay people appearing in propria persona make accurate filings on appeal. One is a guide for appellants, who are the parties initiating the appeal. The other is a guide for appellees, who are responding to the appeal and issues brought by the appellants.  

http://courts.mi.gov/Courts/COA/clerksoffice/Pages/ProPer.as...
View Resource Online Legal Research: Beyond Lexis & Westlaw

Points to numerous free federal and multistate resources available through the Internet.  Although the emphasis is on California law, the tips on doing legal research and the wide range of materials is helpful to all researchers and self-represented litigants.

http://libguides.law.ucla.edu/c.php?g=183338&p=1208780
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