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Background Check Information
The Ohio Attorney General's Office offers instructions for obtaining a criminal background check from the Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Published opinions and orders
Attorney General Opinions
View recent Ohio Attorney General official opinions, browse opinions by year, or search by keyword.
Self help, legal research, general information
Dayton Area Domestic Violence Help
Artemis Center provides a 24-hour hotline, crisis intervention, advocacy, help with the legal process, referrals, and education for victims of domestic violence in the Dayton area.
Montgomery County Child Support Enforcement
View information about the Montgomery County Child Support Enforcement Agency, including paternity establishment, child support order establishment, modification and enforcement of orders, payment, and links to additional online resources.
Montgomery County Diversion
The Montgomery County Prosecutor's Office offers information about its diversion program, which can result in dismissal of charges for some first-time non-violent felony offenders who complete the program, which includes compensation of victims and community service.
Montgomery County Law Library
View information about the Montgomery County Law Library, including location, hours, available materials and services, an online catalog. downloadable resource guides to various legal topics, and links to additional online research resources.
Dayton Area Mediation
The Dayton Mediation Center provides conflict resolution services that can help parties avoid going to court.
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
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
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.
The Ohio Office of Child Support offers information and services related to child support, including paternity, support orders, modification, enforcement, collection, payment, and forms.
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
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.
View a parenting time guide for divorced or separated parents.
Dispute Resolution Information
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
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
View Ohio Court of Common Pleas, County Court, and Municipal Court local rules by county.
Legal Information for Seniors
Pro Seniors offers information for Ohio seniors about consumer, elder law, and health issues, including power of attorney forms and advance directives.
Domestic Violence Help
The Ohio Domestic Violence Network offers information for survivors of domestic violence, links to additional resources, and information about prevention.
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
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.
Juvenile Court Information
View a guide and videos explaining the Ohio juvenile justice system, from the Ohio State Bar Foundation.
Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas Domestic Relations Information
View answers to frequently asked questions about Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas Domestic Relations Division, including types of cases, enforcement of orders, use of attorneys, hearings, procedure, domestic violence protection orders, parenting issues, divorce, support, and more.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Montgomery County Public Defender
View information about the Law Office of the Montgomery County Public Defender, which provides free legal representation for indigent defendants facing possible incarceration, and for some Children's Services and child support cases.
Montgomery County Victim Help
The Montgomery County Prosecutor's Office Victim/Witness Division provides crime victims and witnesses with crisis intervention, information about the court process and victims' rights, court accompaniment, case status notification, and assistance with applications for victim's compensation.
Montgomery County Lawyer Referral
The Dayton Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by telephone or online request form, and an online "Find a Lawyer" search by area of law or name. Tips for hiring a lawyer, a glossary of terms, and a Legal Toolkit of information about various legal topics are also provided.
Miami Valley Legal Assistance
The Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project provides free civil legal representation, legal clinics, and advice for low-income residents of Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Miami, Montgomery, and Preble Counties.
Montgomery County Lawyer Fee Disputes
The Dayton Bar Association offers a fee arbitration program to help clients and lawyers resolve fee disputes. Links to rules and forms are included.
Montgomery County Lawyer Complaints
The Dayton Bar Association Certified Grievance Committee helps resolve complaints about lawyers for misconduct. A link to the form is included.
Search for attorneys admitted to practice in Ohio by name, registration number, and location.
Complaints Against Lawyers and Judges
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
View and download forms for use in Court of Common Pleas probate cases.