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Free Legal Research Resources

This is a selected list of free legal resources, compiled for a CLE presentation.

Ohio Law

Ohio Constitution

Current Ohio Constitution.

The Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission. (OCMC).

OCMC Newsletter.

The Constitutional Framework of Ohio State Government.

FindLaw's Ohio Constitution - FindLaw's version of the Ohio Constitution is provided by Thomson Reuters Westlaw.

 

Ohio Case Law & The Ohio Judicial System

The Supreme Court of Ohio & The Ohio Judicial System (Ohio Court Opinions).

Ohio Supreme Court Opinions (1992 - current) - Full-text searchable. (Use "Source" pull-down menu to choose court level).

Findlaw: Supreme Court of Ohio Cases (January 1997 - current). Findlaw also maintains an archive of Opinion Summaries since Sept. 2000 - the present.

Ohio Appellate Court Opinions (1992 - current) - Full-text searchable. (Use "Source" pull-down menu to choose court level).

Ohio Miscellaneous Court Opinions (1992 - current) - Full-text searchable. (Use "Source" pull-down menu to choose court level).

Court  of Appeals of Ohio Eighth Appellate District (1990 - current) - The Supreme Court of Ohio & The Ohio Judicial System website. (Adobe PDF format).

Search the 8th District Court of Appeals Opinions (Cleveland Law Library's Website (1990 - 2005).

Cleveland Law Library:  Verdicts - Recommends one free public site, as well as search the related law firms' websites and general news sources. 

Cuyahoga County Clerk of Courts (Cuyahoga County Dockets). 

 

Ohio Statutes & Regulations

Current  Ohio Revised Code (Unannotated). (Source: LAWriter).

Findlaw: Current Ohio Revised Code (Source: Thomson Reuters Westlaw - unannotated)

Ohio Session Laws - General Assembly 132.

Ohio Session Laws - General Assembly 121.

Ohio Administrative Code (Regulations). (Source: LAWriter).

A Guidebook for Ohio Legislators (15th ed., 2017-2018).

The Legislative Process in Ohio - How a Bill Becomes a Law. 

 

Miscellaneous Ohio Legal Resources

Legal Information Institute (LII): Ohio Legal Materials

Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA)

OSBA For Public Resources