The 10th Judicial Circuit - Jefferson County, Birmingham and Bessemer Divisions
The Tenth Judicial Circuit of the Alabama State Court system consists of the Birmingham and Bessemer Divisions. Information about the various judges, court personnel, filing fees and juror information can all be found on this website.
Pay traffic tickets and District Criminal Court fines online.
Please see the traffic court page for more information.
On demand access to electronic court records, without a subscription.
Please register with Alafile to receive free electronic notices and orders.
There are no fees or ongoing charges for the registration and use of AlaFile for receipt of notices and orders. All that is needed is a working e-mail address. The registered attorney will receive court orders and notices immediately upon the entry of the order by the judge. If the lawyer does not "do" e-mail, it is suggested that a member of his/her staff can register. Please read the full article in the Alabama State Bar Addendum.
Only such persons as are regularly licensed have the authority to practice law. Ala.Code 1975 § 34-3-6. No legal advice is provided through this website.
|Please see the attached order (PDF format) entered by Chief Justice Malone concerning mandatory electronic filing in the civil divisions of the circuit and district courts effective October 1, 2012. Also attached hereto (PDF format) are the Administrative Policies and Procedures for Electronic Filing in the Civil Divisions of the Alabama Unified Judicial System. If you have any questions, please contact IT Support Division (866) 954-9411 Option 1, then Option 4.||September 7, 2012|
|The Alabama Supreme Court has approved changes to the Alabama Rules of Civil Procedure: Limited Scope Representation (Unbundling of Legal Services) (effective immediately) and Privacy Protections in Court Filings (effective August 12, 2012). PDF copies of these Orders are availalbe for download.||March 28, 2012|
|Please be aware that attorneys who need to update their contact information within the State Judicial Information System (SJIS) will no longer need to contact the Administrative Office of Courts (AOC) directly. Please see this PDF announcement for information on updating attorney contact information with the Alabama State Bar.|
|Please see this Administrative Order from the Presiding Judge regarding budget cuts and remedial measures. It is available as a PDF document here.||April 14, 2011.|
|A revised, generic scheduling and trial setting order to be used in the Circuit Civil Division of Jefferson County courts has been issued. It is available in PDF format here.||April 12, 2011.|
|Please read this administrative order on electronic case files.||March 24, 2011.|
|The Administrative Order creating the Commercial Litigation Docket in Birmingham Circuit Civil court can be found here (PDF format).||April 16, 2010|
|All practitioners are encouraged to review the Code of Pretrial and Trial Conduct provided by the American College of Trial Lawyers (PDF format).||December 3, 2009.|
|All Birmingham Circuit Civil Division practitioners: please see this memorandum (PDF format) regarding motion practice in the Jefferson County, Birmingham Division, Circuit Civil courts.||March 20, 2009|
|The Birmingham Civil Differential Case Management Plan has been updated and revised and is now available as a PDF download. Also, the general pre-trial Scheduling Order is available for download as a PDF file. See the DCMP Revision article for more information and to download the DCMP and Scheduling Order.||January 26, 2009.|
|Persons interested in becoming Court Interpreters in the Alabama State Judicial System must register with the Administrative Office of Courts using this PDF form. Please complete the form and submit it to the Administrative Office of Courts to register. For more information, please download and review the form. For complete information on the Administrative Office of Courts’ Foreign Language Interpreter Certification Program, visit http://elegal.alacourt.gov/.||January 8, 2009|
|These Criminal Case Appointment Forms are required to be completed by any attorney applying for appointed cases in Jefferson County's Criminal Division circuit courts. The forms must be completed by the applicant attorney and signed by the presiding judge of the Birmingham Circuit Criminal Division, Hon. C. Tommy Nail.||October 7, 2008.|