Any court process can be difficult to navigate, especially if you do not have an attorney to help.  A wide range of resources are available to assist self-represented litigants. Visit Resources for Self-Represented Litigants for quick access to up-to-date information and news.

Self-Represented Litigants Can Attend Court Remotely

The way you attend court hearings is changing.  Before COVID-19 (coronavirus), you attended your court hearings at the courthouse.  Now, you might be allowed to attend your court hearings remotely using one of the following methods:

  • Telephone
  • Videoconferencing

Resources to Assist with Zoom Videoconferencing

Michigan Legal Help

Do you want to start a court case or maybe find the forms and information for filing a motion?  Visit the Michigan Legal Help website.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted most court operations.  Michigan Legal Help and One Court of Justice have published some of the frequently asked questions regarding how court cases are being affected.

How will the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Emergency Affect My Legal Problem? to visit the Michigan Legal Help FAQs.

Judicial Branch Response to COVID-19 to see FAQs and other news from One Court of Justice.

Other Helpful Links

Otsego County Friend of the Court Forms

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Michigan Supreme Court Decisions
Michigan Court of Appeals Decisions
Michigan Court Forms (Fill-in and Print)
Michigan Attorney General’s Office
Michigan Laws and Pending Bills
Michigan Department of State (Secretary of State’s Office)
Michigan – Department of Corrections

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