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Attorney in Birmingham, AL

Jamie Vardy

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Alabama State Records
Why Alabama Court Records are Available to the Public?

In 1923, the Alabama State Legislature passed a law named the Alabama Public Records Law. This law was enabled with the last changes in 2004 and aims to ensure disclosure of court records and other public records to the public.
What Court Records Access Means To You?

The Alabama Public Records Law is a series of laws designed to guarantee that the public has access to the records of government bodies at all levels, and people’s conduct in Alabama. This law is found at statutes 36.12.40-41 and 41.13.1 - 41.13.44 of the Code of Alabama. The law was first enacted in 1923 and changed in 1983, and then in 2004.
Accountability to the Public

When the legislature enacted Alabama Public Records Law, it significantly declared access to information that causes concern for the conduct of the people’s business. This is a fundamental and necessary right of every person in this state, Alabama-FOIA-Laws. Indeed, in Alabama access to the government and court, records, in particular, is a fundamental interest in citizenship and has emphasized that maxim disclosure of the conduct of governmental operations to now be promoted by the act. By promoting prompt public access to government records, the Alabama Public Records Law is intentional for the safeguard of the government to the public.
How the Alabama Court Process Functions?

Most cases in the Alabama courts began in one of the 67 superior or trial courts. They are found along with the state’s 67 counties.

The next level of judicial authority resides with the Court of Appeals. Most cases before the Court of Appeals involves the review of a superior court decision being contested by a party involved in the case.

The Supreme Court serves as the highest court in the state and has the discretion to review decisions of the Court of Appeals to settle important questions of law and to resolve conflicts among the Court of Appeals.
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Practice Areas
 Legal Services  Injuries & Accidents
 Abuse (Child, Domestic, Sexual)  Insurance
 Agencies & Administration  Investments (Securities, IPOs)
 Auto (Speeding, Traffic)  Juveniles
 Auto (Accidents, Insurance)  Landlord/Tenant
 Banking (Business, Mortgage)  Medical Malpractice
 Bankruptcy  Motor Vehicle Accidents
 Business Law  Negligence
 Children (Custody, Support)  Malpractice - Professional
 Class Actions (Drugs, Products)  Mediation
 Commercial Law and Contracts  Online / Video Legal Consultation
 Commercial Real Estate  Parents (Elder Law, Medicare, SSI)
 Commerical Litigation  Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks
 Construction (Accidents, Disputes)  Pay and Benefits
 Contract Disputes  Personal Injury
 COVID-19-Related Legal Help  Probate & Contested Wills
 Credit (Collections, Rights)  Product Liability
 Criminal Law  Real Estate/Property
 Discrimination/Harassment  Social Security
 Divorce  Taxes
 Eminent Domain/Condemnation  Transportation
 Employment Law  Unions
 Entertainment & Media  Immigration, Visas, Citizenship, Deportation
 Environmental Law/Zoning  White Collar Crime
 Family Law  Workers' Compensation
 Financing & Taxes  Wrongful Death
 Health Care & Insurance  Wrongful Termination
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Location
420 North 20th Street
Suite 2200
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