Sites by Subject · Laws, Regulations & Codes

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Research Databases

Gongwer News Service
Comprehensive, accurate, timely and balanced coverage of issues in and around Ohio's government and political systems. The daily Ohio Report provides coverage of every bill in the General Assembly and closely tracks the activities of the executive and judicial branches.
Ohio Capitol Connection
The full text of all House and Senate bills introduced or passed in the Ohio General Assembly from 1987 to the present can be searched and retrieved through the Ohio Capitol Connection. A table of contents provides a site overview. Other features include GovLinks, a descriptive list of government-oriented Web links; How Do I? , a list of frequently asked questions and answers; the Library, a documents database, and an extensive search capability.
Gale Legal Forms
Thousands of Ohio-specific and national legal forms spanning a variety of common concerns (bankruptcy, divorce, employment, landlord tenant, living wills, power of attorney, taxes, etc.).

Courts

Supreme Court of Ohio
This site provides a good overview of the Ohio judicial process.

Copyright

Sites by Subject · Patents, Trademarks & Copyright

Crime & Criminal Justice

Government Resources · Crime and Criminal Justice
Use this directory to locate government information.
Prison Search
Search for prison inmates, prisoners, prison records, and offendor records at state correctional institutions, county jails, and prisons.
VINELink
This service from the National Victim Notification Network allows crime victims to obtain timely and reliable information about criminal cases and the custody status of offenders.

Federal Legal Sources

Code of Federal Regulations
Allows you multiple means to access the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), provided by the National Archives and Records Administration.
The Internet Law Library
This service provides links to all major United States government web sites, Congressional, Executive and Judicial: the US Code, Code of Federal Regulations, the US Budget, Congressional Record, House and Senate reports, Congressional hearings, treaties and much more.
U.S. Code
This is a searchable version of the U.S. Code provided by the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Government Information

Government Resources · Laws, Regulations, and Codes
Use this directory to locate government information.

Legal Tools

American Civil Liberties Union
This site features in-depth information on issues ranging from criminal justice to workplace rights.
American Legal Ethics Library
This site has the codes or rules setting standards for the professional conduct of lawyers and commentary on the law governing lawyers.
Cincinnati Law Library: Legal Resources
Online catalog and complete list of legal resources in the Hamilton County (Cincinnati) Law Library, located in the main courthouse.
CINCINNATILAW
Legal topics, news, attorney search directory, etc.
FindLaw for the Public
Articles and resources for legal assistance.
Findlaw Internet Legal Resources
This site features easy-to-read discussions on various aspects of the law as well as the full text of all Supreme Court decisions, the U.S. Constitution, state constitutions, and state law codes. It also provides links to a multitude of state and federal law and government resources.
Law Library Resource Xchange
This is a twice-monthly web-magazine with links and articles of interest to legal researchers.
Law You Can Use (Ohio Bar Association)
Series of full-text articles and online pamphlets written by legal professionals and geared toward the general public covering a wide variety of topics, most specifically addressing Ohio law and regulations.
LII/Legal Information Institute
A Cornell University Law School Site which provides information on a variety of legal topics.
Ohio Legal Services - Legal Help
Civil (non-criminal) legal information for low-income Ohioans.
Wex – Legal Dictionary and Encyclopedia
Keyword search or browse articles, definitions, and legal information prepared by the Legal Information Institute at the Cornell Law School.

Find a Lawyer

Martindale-Hubbell
The premier directory of lawyers and law firms is now available in a searchable web site. Search by name of attorney or firm, by geography, or by specialties. It will provide a short professional biography for attorneys and contact information.
West Legal Directory
Another directory of lawyers, this is a service of FindLaw.

Ohio Legal Sources

Cincinnati (Ohio) Bar Association
Provides information about the CBA and its programs.
Law Facts Pamphlets
An Ohio Bar Association site which provides links to informative pamphlets about specific legal concerns such as bankruptcy, divorce and wills.
Law You Can Use
An Ohio Bar Association site with links to articles on practical legal issues.
Ohio Administrative Code (by Anderson’s)
This site contains the complete text of the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC).
Ohio Capitol Connection
The full text of all House and Senate bills introduced or passed in the Ohio General Assembly from 1987 to the present can be searched and retrieved through the Ohio Capitol Connection. A table of contents provides a site overview. Other features include GovLinks, a descriptive list of government-oriented Web links; How Do I? , a list of frequently asked questions and answers; the Library, a documents database, and an extensive search capability.
Ohio Legislative Service Commission
Presents the LSC's Bill Analysis and Digest of Enactments.
Ohio Revised Code (by Anderson’s)
This site contains the complete text of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC).
Public Resources
An Ohio Bar Association site which provides links to articles concerning general issues surrounding the law.