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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.
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Attorney General Opinions
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Self help, legal research, general information
Attorney General Legal Information
The Ohio Attorney General's Office offers answers to frequently asked questions about a wide variety of legal issues.
Butler County Law Library
View information about the Butler County Law Library, including location, hours, available materials and services, and links to online research resources.
Butler County Victim Help
The Butler County Prosecutor's Office offers information about services and resources for crime victims, including victims' rights, case status notification, victim impact statements, and victims' compensation.
The Ohio Office of Child Support offers information and services related to child support, including paternity, support orders, modification, enforcement, collection, payment, and forms.
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.
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.
View Ohio Rules of Court including civil procedure, criminal procedure, evidence, juvenile procedure, traffic, and rules that apply to lawyers and judges.
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.
Domestic Violence Help
The Ohio Domestic Violence Network offers information for survivors of domestic violence, links to additional resources, and information about prevention.
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.
Foreclosure and Eviction Information and Resources
View information and resources for Ohio homeowners facing foreclosure, including foreclosure mediation information and resources for renters facing eviction.
Juvenile Court Information
View a guide and videos explaining the Ohio juvenile justice system, from the Ohio State Bar Foundation.
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.
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.
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.
Local Court Rules
View Ohio Court of Common Pleas, County Court, and Municipal Court local rules by county.
Ohio Constitution, Laws, and Regulations
Search the Ohio Constitution, Revised Code, or Administrative Code by keyword, or browse by table of contents.
View a parenting time guide for divorced or separated parents.
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.
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.
Butler County Court of Common Pleas Juvenile Court Traffic Cases
View information about traffic cases in the Butler County Court of Common Pleas Juvenile Court.
Butler County Court of Common Pleas Juvenile Probation
View information about the Butler County Court of Common Pleas Juvenile Court probation. Click Services under Juvenile Probation in the left column for information about services and programs such as diversion, curfew, electronic monitoring, restitution, and more.
Butler County Court of Common Pleas Local Juvenile Court Rules
View the local rules of Butler County Court of Common Pleas Local Juvenile Court.
Butler County Family Drug Court
View information about the Family Drug Court program in Butler County Court of Common Pleas Juvenile Court, which can help reunite families in abuse, neglect, and dependency cases in which parents have drug or alcohol problems.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Search for attorneys admitted to practice in Ohio by name, registration number, and location.
Butler County Lawyer Referral
The Butler County Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by telephone. An initial consultation with a lawyer for a nominal fee is available.
Butler County Public Defender
View information about the Butler County Public Defender's Office, which provides free legal representation for indigent defendants facing possible incarceration.
Cincinnati Area Lawyers and Lawyer Referral
The Cincinnati Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by telephone or online form, and a searchable directory of lawyers in Butler, Clermont, and Hamilton Counties by area of law, location, and years of practice.
Complaints About Butler County Lawyers
The Butler County Bar Association Certified Grievance Committee helps resolve complaints about Butler County lawyers for misconduct. A form and instructions are included.
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.
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.
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.
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 the Disabled
Disability Rights Ohio provides free legal assistance to disabled persons in some types of cases.
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.
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.
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.
Southwestern Ohio Legal Assistance
The Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio provides free civil legal services for low-income residents in Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland, and Warren Counties. A toll-free application line, local office contact information, and links to the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati and the Volunteer Lawyers Project are included.
Forms and related information
Domestic Relations Forms
View and download forms for use in Court of Common Pleas domestic relations cases.
View and download forms for use in Court of Common Pleas probate cases.
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.
Butler County Court of Common Pleas Juvenile Court Forms
View and download forms for use in the of Butler County Court of Common Pleas Juvenile Court.