Ohio Legal Research

This is a compilation of Ohio legal research resources.

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Ohio Law

Ohio Supreme Court

The Ohio Supreme Court has many great resources for lawyers, including the ability to search Ohio Supreme Court and Ohio Appellate Court decisions and announcement.

Here is the Court's schedule for oral argument.

Ohio Courts of Appeal

The Ohio Supreme Court maintains a list of Appellate Court Websites. (http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/District_Courts/default.asp). All appellate court decisions are also available on the Ohio Supreme Court's website.

Ohio Trial Courts

Many trial courts also have websites. The Ohio Supreme Court keeps a fairly comprehensive list. http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/Web_Sites/courts/default.asp.

The Ohio Clerk of Courts Association (http://www.occaohio.com/) also has a clickable map (http://www.occaohio.com/map.htm) which makes a nice starting point for finding Ohio courts on the internet.

Likewise the Ohio Association of Municipal Court Clerks (http://www.oamcc.com/) provides a page of links (http://www.oamcc.com/links.htm).

Ohio Statutes, Codes, Ohio Session Laws, and Rules of Court

At Anderson's, Ohio Revised Code and Ohio Administrative Code: (http://onlinedocs.andersonpublishing.com/)

At Ohio Supreme Court, Rules of Civil Procedure, Rules of Appellate Procedure, Rules of Evidence, and others: (http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/Rules/)

Local Rules of Common Pleas Courts: (http://www.columbuslawlib.org/links.asp?cmd=OtherCounties)

Legislative Service Commission, follow up on the status of pending legislation: (http://www.lsc.state.oh.us/)

Ohio City Ordinances at http://clelaw.lib.oh.us/Public/Misc/Muni_Ct.html#Ord or directly to the Columbus, Ohio City Code at (http://ordlink.com/codes/columbus/index.htm)

Ohio Departments, Agencies, and Local Governments

The State of Ohio Front Page (http://www.state.oh.us/) provides access to all branches of state government and many state agencies. Especially useful are:

Directory of Agency Websites (http://www.state.oh.us/ohio/agency.htm).

Directory of professionals licensing information (https://license.ohio.gov/), including physicians at the Ohio Medical Board (http://www.state.oh.us/med/).

Corporate registration information at the Secretary of State's office (http://www.state.oh.us/sos/). Hint: Look under Inquires for Business at the Secretary of State main page.

Insurance company principal place of business and agent information at the Ohio Department of Insurance (http://www.ins.state.oh.us/).

Ohio Attorney General decisions from 1994 to present: (http://www.ag.state.oh.us/opinions/agopinio.htm)

Columbus Libraries

Ohio Supreme Court Law Library Catalog

Capital Law School Library Catalog

Ohio State University (including the College of Law)

Columbus Metropolitan Library

Franklin County Law Library