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The Office of the Clerk is here to serve you. We operate as support staff for our judges and as intermediaries for parties in litigation in our district. Our Clerk of Court is Debra P. Hackett, and our Chief Deputy Clerk is Trey Granger.
Serving Alabama's Middle District
The Clerk's Office is open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays.
Attorneys filing in the Middle District of Alabama are allowed to file electronically. Pro se litigants may not file electronically. Documents that are not to be filed electronically per the Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual may be filed conventionally:
The Montgomery courthouse is staffed daily. All documents that are not subject to electronic filing are filed and maintained at One Church Street, Montgomery AL, 36104.
The Dothan courthouse is not staffed. Filings are not accepted at this location.
The Opelika courthouse is not staffed. Filings are not accepted at this location.
The Alabama Middle District has three divisions.
The Southern Division (1) has a courthouse in Dothan, and is comprised of the following counties: Coffee, Dale, Geneva, Henry, and Houston. The Dothan courthouse is not staffed.
The Northern Division (2) is serviced by the Montgomery Courthouse, and is comprised of the following counties: Autauga, Barbour, Bullock, Butler, Chilton, Coosa, Covington, Crenshaw, Elmore, Lowndes, Montgomery, and Pike. The Clerk’s Office is open daily in Montgomery.
The Eastern Division (3) has a courthouse in Opelika, and is comprised of the following counties: Chambers, Lee, Macon, Randolph, Russell, and Tallapoosa. The Opelika courthouse is not staffed.
From time to time, the Alabama Middle District may issue an alert or notice deemed to be of high importance. The ALMD can activate one of four types of alerts. The emergency/critical alerts will appear in the form of a red banner on our main page. Any planned outages (to CM/ECF or other applications) or unplanned interruptions will have a dark navy background. Public notices will have a gold background. You may click here to view an archive of previously noticed alerts.
The Alabama Middle District transitioned to the Next Generation Case Management/Electronic Case Files (NextGen) system on May 3, 2021. We have prepared information to assist electronic filers in our Court, and you can go to our NextGen page to find instructional PDF documents, videos, and frequently asked questions. If we can assist you via telephone, please dial (334) 954-3935.