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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.
Painsville Municipal Court Case Records broken link ?
Search Painsville Municipal Court case records by name, case number, ticket number, hearing date, or file date.
Painesville Municipal Court Active Warrants broken link ?
View a list of Painesville Municipal Court active warrants by case number, defendant name, issue date, agency, and reason.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Painesville Municipal Court Hearing Schedule broken link ?
Search the Painesville Municipal Court hearing schedule by case type and date range.
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
Lake County Domestic Violence Help broken link ?
Forbes House provides a 24-hour helpline, shelter, support groups, counseling, advocacy, and children's programs for victims of domestic violence.
Lake County Law Library broken link ?
View information about Lake County Law Library, including locations, hours, available materials and services, an online catalog, and links to additional online research resources.
Ohio Constitution, Laws, and Regulations broken link ?
Search the Ohio Constitution, Revised Code, or Administrative Code by keyword, or browse by table of contents.
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View Ohio Rules of Court including civil procedure, criminal procedure, evidence, juvenile procedure, traffic, and rules that apply to lawyers and judges.
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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.
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.
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.
Motor Vehicle Information broken link ?
The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles offers information about licensing and registration, traffic laws, insurance requirements, copies of driving records, and license reinstatement.
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.
Painesville Municipal Court Expungement and Record Sealing broken link ?
View information about expungement and sealing of criminal records in Painesville Municipal Court, with a link to the request form.
Painesville Municipal Court Local Rules broken link ?
View the local rules of Painesville Municipal Court.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Northeastern Ohio Legal Assistance broken link ?
The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland provides free civil legal help to low-income residents of Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, and Lorain Counties. A telephone application line, locations of local offices, information about programs, answers to frequently asked question, and a list of upcoming free advice clinics are included.
Lake County Victim Help broken link ?
The Lake County Prosecutor's Office provides crime victims with information about victims' rights, a 24-hour hotline, support, referrals, and assistance with victim impact statements and victims' compensation applications.
Lake County Lawyer Referral and Directory broken link ?
The Lake County Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by telephone, and a link to a directory of members by area of law.
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.
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.
Painesville Municipal Court Civil and Small Claims Forms broken link ?
View and download Painesville Municipal Court civil and small claims forms.
Painesville Municipal Court Criminal and Traffic Forms broken link ?
View and download Painesville Municipal Court criminal and traffic forms.
Online fine payments