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15th District Court
Ann Arbor Justice Center
301 E Huron St
PO Box 8650
Ann Arbor, MI 48107 

Court employees have a tremendous amount of knowledge about the court system, however, they are not allowed to provide legal advice to those who use the court. What is legal advice? Court employees can provide very basic and general information on court operations (who does what) and they can provide blank copies of the various forms available. They cannot provide any of the following:

  • Legal interpretations (What does this mean?)
  • Procedural advice (How do I do this?)
  • Research of statutes, court rules and ordinances (Can you provide me a copy of this?)
  • Opinions on how to proceed (What would you do?)
  • Referrals (Can you recommend someone?)
  • Assistance in completing forms (What should I put here?)

The best possible person to ask these questions of is your attorney. If you do not have an attorney, there are several available in Washtenaw County to serve your needs. 

Organizations available to assist you in finding an attorney include the following:

Washtenaw County Lawyer Referral Service 
Legal Services of South Central Michigan
Student Legal Services (for University of Michigan Students)
State Bar of Michigan Lawyer Referral Service 
Michigan Legal Help Find a Lawyer