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This page lists online resources for the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas - General Division, online resources applicable to courts generally in Franklin County, Ohio, as well as resources applicable to all courts in Ohio.



 

Searching Case Records

Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Case Records broken link ?
Search Franklin County Court of Common Pleas civil, criminal, and domestic relations cases by name or court schedule. Additional search options include court type and case number. Probate and juvenile cases are not included.
Background Check Information broken link ?
The Ohio Attorney General's Office offers instructions for obtaining a criminal background check from the Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

Published opinions and orders

Attorney General Opinions broken link ?
View recent Ohio Attorney General official opinions, browse opinions by year, or search by keyword.

Self help, legal research, general information

Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Protection Orders broken link ?
View information about protection orders in Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, including types of orders, how and where to get an order, procedure, and consequences of violations.
Columbus Area Legal Information broken link ?
The Legal Aid Society of Columbus provides information on legal topics including benefits, family law, consumer law, taxes, foreclosure, housing, veterans, reentry/expungement, legal services, and senior issues. Some publications are available in Spanish or Somali.
Franklin County Court of Common Pleas e-Filing broken link ?
View information about electronic filing of case documents in Franklin County Court of Common Pleas civil, criminal, domestic relations, and juvenile cases. Detailed instructions, links to print and video guides, and a link to the e-filing website are included. Registration is required.
Franklin County Law Library broken link ?
View information about the Franklin County Law Library, including location, hours, available resources and services, an extensive collection of downloadable forms, and links to additional research resources.
Columbus Area Legal Information broken link ?
The Columbus Bar Association offers answers to frequently asked questions about many areas of law, a glossary of terms, a legal toolkit of information, tips for hiring an attorney, and legal information for seniors.
Ohio Constitution, Laws, and Regulations broken link ?
Search the Ohio Constitution, Revised Code, or Administrative Code by keyword, or browse by table of contents.
Court Rules broken link ?
View Ohio Rules of Court including civil procedure, criminal procedure, evidence, juvenile procedure, traffic, and rules that apply to lawyers and judges.
Legal Information and Legal Resources broken link ?
View information about various legal topics including the court system, consumer rights, criminal matters, disability, domestic violence, employment, family law, health care, housing, immigration, public benefits, expungement, seniors, education, taxes, veterans, and wills and probate. Information can be searched by keyword and some information is available in Spanish. A dictionary of legal terms is also provided.
Domestic Violence Resources and Information broken link ?
View information and publications about domestic violence issues, including elder abuse and teen dating, with links to legal resources such as laws and court rules, and other resources and agencies.
Child Support broken link ?
The Ohio Office of Child Support offers information and services related to child support, including paternity, support orders, modification, enforcement, collection, payment, and forms.
Foreclosure Prevention Information and Resources broken link ?
View information and resources for Ohio homeowners and facing foreclosure, including foreclosure mediation information and resources for renters facing eviction.
Legal Information broken link ?
The Ohio State Bar Association offers information for the public about lawyers, small business, and publications on legal topics including a death planning family manual and LawFacts pamphlets on a variety of legal topics such as divorce, probate, credit laws, guardianship, living wills, bankruptcy, and more.
Citizen Brochures and Small Claims Guide broken link ?
The Ohio Judicial Conference offers a guide to small claims court and brochures on topics such as legal terminology, representing yourself, mediation, and court procedure.
Parenting Guide broken link ?
View a parenting time guide for divorced or separated parents.
Dispute Resolution Information broken link ?
View information about arbitration and mediation, which can help parties resolve disputes without going to trial. Links to directories of mediators and a guide to selecting a mediator are included.
Supreme Court Law Library broken link ?
View information about the Ohio Supreme Court Law Library, including location, hours, an online catalog, description of available materials and services, and an online ask-a-librarian service.
Local Court Rules broken link ?
View Ohio Court of Common Pleas, County Court, and Municipal Court local rules by county.
Legal Information for Seniors broken link ?
Pro Seniors offers information for Ohio seniors about consumer, elder law, and health issues, including power of attorney forms and advance directives.
Legal Pamphlets for Seniors broken link ?
Pro Seniors offers downloadable pamphlets on a variety of legal issues of interest to Ohio seniors.
Domestic Violence Help broken link ?
The Ohio Domestic Violence Network offers information for survivors of domestic violence, links to additional resources, and information about prevention.
Victim Help broken link ?
The Ohio Attorney General's Office offers information for crime victims, including victims' compensation, notification, cyber safety, and a searchable directory of victim services providers.
Consumer Protection Information broken link ?
The Ohio Attorney General's Office offers information and tips for consumers, including cyber safety, identity theft, foreclosure scams and resources, telephone solicitors, debt collection, elder fraud, and various other consumer scams. An online scam report form, search of consumer complaints, and search of consumer-related court decisions are also provided.
Attorney General Legal Information broken link ?
The Ohio Attorney General's Office offers answers to frequently asked questions about a wide variety of legal issues.
Juvenile Court Information broken link ?
View a guide and videos explaining the Ohio juvenile justice system, from the Ohio State Bar Foundation.
Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Drug Court broken link ?
View information about the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas "Treatment is Essential to Success" (TIES) drug court program, including eligibility criteria.
Franklin County Court of Common Pleas General Division Record Sealing and Expungement broken link ?
View information and instructions for sealing or expunging of records in Franklin County Court of Common Pleas General Division.
Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Civil Information broken link ?
View answers to frequently asked questions about civil cases in Franklin County Court of Common Pleas General Division, including filing of complaints, types of cases, liens, and disbursement of money.
Franklin County Court of Common Pleas General Division Arbitration broken link ?
View information about arbitration in Franklin County Court of Common Pleas General Division, which can help parties resolve disputes without going to trial. Links to forms are included.
Franklin County Court of Common Pleas General Division Local Rules broken link ?
View the local rules of Franklin County Court of Common Pleas General Division by name or number.
Franklin County Foreclosure Help broken link ?
View information and resources to assist parties facing foreclosure, tips for avoiding foreclosure, information about foreclosure mediation including the Foreclosure Mediation Project and forms for self-represented parties, and a monthly seminar.

Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral

Columbus Area Legal Assistance broken link ?
The Legal Aid Society of Columbus provides free civil legal services for low-income residents in Delaware, Franklin, Madison, Marion, Morrow, and Union Counties. An online intake form is included.
Columbus Area Lawyer Directories and Referral broken link ?
The Columbus Bar Association offers an online lawyer finder with searches by area of law or name, and a toolkit of legal information; a lawyer referral service by telephone or online request form; and a directory of member lawyers, mediators, and forensic consultants by name or area of practice.
Columbus Area Volunteer Lawyers broken link ?
The Columbus Bar Association pro-bono volunteer lawyers offer free legal clinics at multiple locations, and a weekly call-in "Ask an Attorney" program.
Columbus Area Lawyer Complaints broken link ?
The Columbus Bar Association provides information and forms for filing a grievance against a lawyer for misconduct, and an arbitration program for resolving fee disputes.
Attorney Directory broken link ?
Search for attorneys admitted to practice in Ohio by name, registration number, and location.
Lawyer Referral and Information Services broken link ?
View a list of Ohio lawyer referral and information services by area served, and a list of registered prepaid legal service providers.
Complaints Against Lawyers and Judges broken link ?
View instructions for filing an official complaint against a lawyer or judge in Ohio, with answers to frequently asked questions, rules, and a link to the complaint form.
Legal Assistance for the Disabled broken link ?
Disability Rights Ohio provides free legal assistance to disabled persons in some types of cases.
Public Defender broken link ?
The Office of the Ohio Public Defender offers information about its representation of indigent defendants in criminal cases, with links to local county public defenders and appointed counsel.
Legal Services broken link ?
Search by county or zip code for providers of free and low-cost civil legal services for low-income residents. Links to law school clinics, mediation services, lawyer referral services, and domestic violence resources are also available.
Legal Assistance for Seniors broken link ?
Pro Seniors provides Ohio residents over 60 with free legal assistance by telephone in all counties; in-person staff attorney assistance in Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, and Warren Counties; and referrals to private attorneys who will assist low-income seniors for a reduced fee.
Legal Assistance for Western Ohio and Migrant Farmworkers broken link ?
Legal Aid of Western Ohio and Advocates for Basic Legal Equality provide free civil legal services for low-income residents of 32 western Ohio counties, and for migrant farmworkers statewide. A toll free telephone line, online application forms in English and Spanish, and local office contact information are included.
Domestic Violence Legal Assistance broken link ?
The Justice League of Ohio provides free legal services for crime victims, and links to counseling services, domestic violence shelters, rape crisis centers, and local victim assistance programs.
File a Consumer Complaint broken link ?
Complete an online form to file a consumer complaint with the Ohio Attorney General's Office. A live chat with an agent is available.
Franklin County Court of Common Pleas General Division Assigned Counsel broken link ?
View information about Franklin County Court of Common Pleas General Division assigned counsel for indigent defendants, with links to laws, rules, and application forms and instructions.
Franklin County Felony Victim/Witness Help broken link ?
The Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney's Victim Witness Assistance Unit provides felony crime victims and witnesses with court accompaniment, information about the court system, referrals, case status notification, and assistance with protection orders, victim impact statements, and victims' compensation applications.

Forms and related information

Protection Order Forms and Information broken link ?
View and download domestic violence, juvenile, and stalking or sexually oriented offense protection order forms for use in Ohio courts. Links to related legal resources and publications are included.
Domestic Relations Forms broken link ?
View and download forms for use in Court of Common Pleas domestic relations cases.
Probate Forms broken link ?
View and download forms for use in Court of Common Pleas probate cases.
Franklin County Court of Common Pleas General Division Forms broken link ?
View and download forms for use in Franklin County Court of Common Pleas General Division, including arbitration, assigned counsel, interpreter, transcript request, and criminal case continuance.
Franklin County Court of Common Pleas General Division Civil Forms broken link ?
View and download various forms for use in Franklin County Court of Common Pleas General Division civil cases.
Franklin County Court of Common Pleas General Division Criminal Forms broken link ?
View and download various forms for use in Franklin County Court of Common Pleas General Division criminal cases, including warrant/capia set aside, subpoena, record sealing, bond, arraignment presence waiver, and not-guilty plea.


 
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