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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.
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
Ohio Constitution, Laws, and Regulations
Search the Ohio Constitution, Revised Code, or Administrative Code by keyword, or browse by table of contents.
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.
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.
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.
Motor Vehicle Information
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
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
Pro Seniors offers downloadable pamphlets on a variety of legal issues of interest to Ohio seniors.
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.
Attorney General Legal Information
The Ohio Attorney General's Office offers answers to frequently asked questions about a wide variety of legal issues.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Southeastern Ohio Legal Assistance
Southeastern Ohio Legal Services provides free civil legal services for low-income and senior individuals and organizations who are either residents of 30 counties in southeastern Ohio, or who need legal services in those counties. Links to local office locations, an online service request, and additional resources are included.
Search for attorneys admitted to practice in Ohio by name, registration number, and location.
Lawyer Referral and Information Services
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
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
Disability Rights Ohio provides free legal assistance to disabled persons in some types of cases.
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.
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.