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  • Columbus Lawyer Finder
    Sponsored by the Columbus Bar Association, this site can help you find a local attorney, or help you prepare yourself with printer-friendly lists, questions, links, and information about your legal issue.
  • Guide to the Law Online
    A list, prepared by the Library of Congess, of the "most useful and reliable" publicly accessible online sites of law and government information
  • Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Locator
    This national directory of lawyers and law firms is searchable by name or firm and includes ratings of lawyers.
  • Ohio Revised/Administrative Codes
    Statutory laws of Ohio and state agency regulations.
  • Ohio Victims of Crime Services Directory
    Victims of crime may find assistance from a number of agencies, depending on the type of crime, the location of the crime and/or victim, and the kind of assistance needed.
  • United States Code
    Cornell Law School's site provides a searchable database of the U.S. Code. Features easy access by titles, table of popular names, specific sections, and keyword searching. Timely updates to changes in the law are available with the appropriate section.

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Criminal Records

  • Bureau of Justice Statistics
    Use this U.S. Dept. of Justice site to find up-to-date statistics on crime--victims, offenders, firearms and other weapons, and many other topics. This site also leads you to online versions of the Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics and the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports.
  • CrimeReports.com
    CrimeReports.com provides law enforcement agencies with an affordable and easy-to-use Web-based service for managing and controlling the sharing of crime data with the public, in near real-time. Community members can then access their neighborhood crime information for free, empowering them to make informed decisions to help improve the safety of their families, friends, property and the community at large.
  • Most Wanted in Ohio for Neglecting to Pay Child Support
    Just click on the "Most Wanted Poster" link to see the 10 most wanted in Ohio for neglecting to pay their court-ordered child support. The list is published twice a year by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services' Office of Child Support.
  • National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
    The National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) web site provides an extensive collection of statistics on crime-related topics such as gun violence, victims of crime, and drugs and crime. Also, the NCJRS database contains summaries of more than 160,000 criminal justice publications, including Federal, State, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, and unpublished research.
  • Sexual Offender Database - Franklin County
    Select the Sexual Offender Database on the Franklin County Sheriff's Office site to search for registered sex offenders by zip code, school district, or to get a list of all registered offenders. There is also a link to wanted sex offender information.
  • Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
    The Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics brings together data from more than 100 sources about many aspects of criminal justice in the United States. These data are displayed in over 1,000 tables.

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  • FindLaw
    Full-text database of Supreme Court decisions from 1893 to present. Cases may be browsed by US Reports volume number or searched by legal citation, keyword or party name.
  • Legal Information Institute
    Cornell University site that provides text of cases from both historic and recent Supreme Court Opinions. Features include full-text searching and daily updates.
  • Regulations.Gov
    Read about Federal documents that are open for comment and published in the Federal Register, and then submit your opinions online.
  • Slip Opinions (current term)
    The latest decisions of the Supreme Court may be found here in the form of Slip Opinions.
  • Stanford University's Copyright Renewal Database
    Stanford's Copyright Renewal Database compiles all US Class A (book) renewal registrations for works published between 1924 and 1963. These renewals were received by the U.S. Copyright Office between 1950 and 1993.
  • U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services
    Information and immigration forms to assist those seeking visas, green cards, or interested in becoming US citizens.

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  • Ohio Revised Code
    Full text of Ohio laws searchable by word, phrase, or code number.
  • Ohio Administrative Code
    Compilations of Ohio agency rules and regulations governing such activities as consumer rights, taxation, natural resources, etc.
  • Ohio Fire Code
    A free, electronic, searchable version of the code.
  • Ohio State Bar Association
    General information geared to the non-lawyer can be found in the public area of this site. LawFacts on commonly encountered legal issues are also available.
  • JCARR: Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review
    Weekly update on proposed or amended state agency rules that are under review.
  • Register of Ohio
    Service provides public notice and information about state agency rule-making proceedings including notices of public hearings.

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