North Carolina Legal Resources for Lawyers and Non-Lawyers
Links to Useful NC Resources on Family Law
At Kurtz & Blum, PLLC, our savvy attorneys and staff work hard to meet our clients needs. We do our best to help you, answer your questions, and ease your worries. We also understand the value of outside resources and educating yourself, especially when dealing with something as complicated as law. While we’re ready to assist you with any aspect of your case at any time, the links below include a variety of useful legal resources. We will always be here to answer any additional questions you might have.
Resource Quick Links
- Find a Court Date – Whether if you’re looking for a court date for yourself or for anyone else, the North Carolina Court System website maintains calendars for civil and criminal courtrooms across the state.
- Traffic and Insurance Points – Provides an overview of the points that are accumulated on your license and on your insurance when you have received a traffic violation.
- North Carolina Law – From FindLaw; a resource and database with somewhat friendly summaries of North Carolina’s laws.
- Raleigh Police Department Crash Reports – Searchable database of reported Raleigh vehicle accidents.
- North Carolina General Statutes – Database of North Carolina statutes provided by the General Assembly website. It is a full, searchable index of North Carolina laws passed by the legislature.
North Carolina Law & Court Resources
- North Carolina General Assembly – Official website of the NC legislature. The legislative branch in North Carolina is known as the General Assembly and is made of up the Senate and House of Representatives. The General Assembly provides the laws that govern North Carolina.
- North Carolina Rules of Evidence – Rules of evidence permit how and what evidence can be presented in case. The rules are very specific about what evidence is and isn’t allowed during a trial in order to preserve the fairest trial possible.
- North Carolina Court System – The North Carolina Court System’s website consists of ample information on NC Courts from keeping court calenders to FAQs about going to court. You will sometimes hear this website referred to as AOC for Administrative Office of the Courts.
- Going to Court – Information from the NC Court System website about what you should expect if you are going to any North Carolina criminal or civil court.
- FAQ About Criminal Laws – Frequently asked questions about going to court for criminal cases from the North Carolina Court System website.
- FAQ About Civil Cases – Frequently asked questions about going to court for civil cases from the North Carolina Court System website.
- FAQ About Traffic Violations -Frequently asked questions about going to court for traffic violations from the North Carolina Court System website.
- Wake County District Attorney’s Office – The Wake County DA’s Office website holds basic legal information from a prosecutor’s perspective.
- FAQ from the Wake County DA’s Office – The Wake County DA’s Office answers some commonly asked questions from a prosecutor’s perspective.
- Wake County Clerk of the Court – The Clerk is responsible for all administrative, clerical and record-keeping functions of the district and superior court. The Clerk also receives and disburses money collected each year from court fees and fines. The Clerk’s website holds helpful, need-to-know information about Wake County courts.
- NC Department of Justice – The North Carolina Department of Justice provides legal representation to state agencies, assists local law enforcement, provides training and standards for law enforcement, and protects NC consumers. The website has extensive information about the DOJ and the Attorney’s General work that you can browse.
- NC Secretary of State – The Secretary of State has many responsibilities including analysis of legal documents submitted by corporations, overseeing lobbying, regulating notary policy, supervising securities, and managing Uniform Commercial Code regulation.
- United States Courts – The United States Courts website is an extensive database of information on the federal courts. If your case is not being tried in a North Carolina or other state court, you can start gathering information here.
Family Law Resources
- Family Law Center – FindLaw’s information on family law topics ranging from divorce, child custody, adoption, and more.
- Wake County Family Court Calendar – Wake County’s Family Court calendar can show when your case is scheduled.
- NC Child Support Enforcement – From the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, the Child Support Enforcement program’s goal is collect as much money as possible to help NC children.
- NC Association for Marriage and Family Therapy – Professional website for marriage and family therapists promoting the well-being of families, couples, and individuals.
Technology and Law Resource Links
- National Clearinghouse for Law, Science, and Technology – NCLST functions as a database of information that assembles the available scientific, technological, and relevant legal resources into a comprehensive “one-stop” searchable database with equal access for all.
- MIT Technology Review – The Technology Review identifies and investigates new technologies and how they impact society. The Review filters through the flood of technologies to determine what is important.
- Lie Detector Roulette – Article on the uncertainty of the results from polygraph tests. Why the results from taking a lie detector test should not be the end all, be all of evidence.
- Computer Forensics, Cybercrime, and Steganography Resources – Database of information on forensics from leading researchers that can help you understand and battle forensic investigation.
- On the role of file system metadata in digital forensics – Most studies on digital forensics focus on how to obtain forensic evidence, but this article focus on obtaining quality and quantity of digital forensics.
- Small Firm Innovation – This website focuses on insight and advice to small firms and solo practitioners on running a law practice through first-person accounts.
- Shear on Social Media Law – A blog dedicated to informing about legal and policy issues on those who use social media law.
- Engadget – A website devoted to news, reviews, and opinions on consumer electronics and the science and technology that they’re built upon.
Other Resource Links
- North Carolina Bar – The NC Bar’s public-friendly website. This particular website is designed for non-lawyers looking to gather more information on North Carolina’s lawyers and the Bar organization.
- Find a Lawyer – Search for a North Carolina lawyer via the NC Bar.
- NC Bar’s Lawyer Website – The North Carolina Bar’s website for NC attorneys.
- Rules of Professional Conduct – The North Carolina Bar’s rules of professional conduct, which all attorneys admitted to the NC Bar must follow.
- North Caroline Bar Association – The NCBA is a voluntary organization of lawyers, paralegals, and law students that is meant to serve the public and uphold the integrity of the profession.
- Legal Aid of North Carolina – Statewide, nonprofit law firm that helps individuals, families and communities with legal problems affecting basic human needs.
- NC Lawyer Referral Service – The North Carolina Bar’s lawyer referral service can help you find an attorney in your area if you are in need of one.
- NC Lawyers’ Mutual Insurance Company – Company that provides malpractice insurance to many North Carolina attorneys.
- ACLU of North Carolina – The American Civil Liberties Union is a national organization devoted to preserving the guarantees of individual liberty.
- School of Government – UNC’s School of Government provides extensive information on state and local government.
- Administration of Justice – Bulletin published by the School of Government providing an overview of resolutions, contentions, and issues with our laws.
- Superior Court Judges’ Benchbook – A quick reference guide for judges put together by the School of Government.
- Above the Law – A legal blog that publishes a variety of information and gossip on law firms, lawyers, law schools, law suits, and more. If you want inside gossip on the big names in law this is the website to go.
- Lawyerist – A law practice blog that tags itself as a law practice survival guide. It includes information on technology, career development, skills, practice management, legal ethics, and law school.
- Forensic Magazine – A resource on forensic-related technologies, products, industry trends, and solutions. Their mission is to help forensics specialists keep current with today’s demands, featuring valuable trade tips, invigorating articles, and more.
- Medical Abbreviations Search – A handy tool for determining the meaning of various medical abbreviations.
- Search Engines:
- Google Advance Search – General search engine
- Bing – General search engine
- Surfwax – Search engine that uses semantic and lexically related search options
- Youtube – Video search engine
- Spokeo – People search engine
- 411.com – Directory search engine
- Wolfram|Alpha – Computational and knowledge search engine
- DuckDuckGo – Non-tracking search engine
- Wikipedia – A user-created encyclopedia; accuracy isn’t guaranteed but it’s a good place to review topics.