If you have a legal problem, you may need to get involved with the legal system. This section contains information that will help you understand how the state and federal legal systems work. It also explains what kinds of cases are decided in the different parts of the state and federal legal systems.
This section also contains links to Web sites that will help you find a lawyer. If you have decided to try to handle your legal problem yourself, you may find the forms for lawsuits section helpful. It contains forms that can be used for civil lawsuits. (If your legal problem has to do with a criminal offense, you should look at the Crime section of this Web site.)
Sometimes legal disputes or problems can be settled without a trial or a hearing in a court, by using other processes.