Attorney in Birmingham, AL
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Jamie Vardy
Alabama State Records
420 North 20th Street   
Suite 2200   
BirminghamAL 35205
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Practice Information:
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.
Some differences Between Civil Court and Small Claims Court
Practice Areas:
 Legal Services
 Abuse (Child, Domestic, Sexual)
 Agencies & Administration
 Auto (Speeding, Traffic)
 Auto (Accidents, Insurance)
 Banking (Business, Mortgage)
 Bankruptcy
 Business Law
 Children (Custody, Support)
 Class Actions (Drugs, Products)
 Commercial Law and Contracts
 Commercial Real Estate
 Commerical Litigation
 Construction (Accidents, Disputes)
 Contract Disputes
 COVID-19-Related Legal Help
 Credit (Collections, Rights)
 Criminal Law
 Discrimination/Harassment
 Divorce
 Eminent Domain/Condemnation
 Employment Law
 Entertainment & Media
 Environmental Law/Zoning
 Family Law
 Financing & Taxes
 Health Care & Insurance
 Injuries & Accidents
 Insurance
 Investments (Securities, IPOs)
 Juveniles
 Landlord/Tenant
 Medical Malpractice
 Motor Vehicle Accidents
 Negligence
 Malpractice - Professional
 Mediation
 Online / Video Legal Consultation
 Parents (Elder Law, Medicare, SSI)
 Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks
 Pay and Benefits
 Personal Injury
 Probate & Contested Wills
 Product Liability
 Real Estate/Property
 Social Security
 Taxes
 Transportation
 Unions
 Immigration, Visas, Citizenship, Deportation
 White Collar Crime
 Workers' Compensation
 Wrongful Death
 Wrongful Termination
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