Law & Legal Resources
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Gale Virtual Reference Library (Gale)
This is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research, including a collection of Law resources.
IRS Forms & Publications (website)
Official website for federal tax forms and publications
Legal Information Reference Center (EBSCO)
Providing exclusive online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books, Legal Information Reference Center contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms, with more content being added on a regular basis.
Provides a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms, such as: real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others.
Regional Income Tax Agency (website)
Check here for local income tax forms, such as the Youngstown City Income Tax Form
State of Ohio’s Tax Forms (website)
As state forms are made available online, they are added to this site. Topics range from absentee ballot applications to workers’ compensation forms.
Community Legal Aid Services (website)
Community Legal Aid Services (CLAS) serves the residents of central northeast Ohio. For help, call the Legal Aid HelpLine at: 1-800-998-9454.
Daily Legal News (website)
Official law journal of Mahoning County, which includes among its news the local Sheriff’s Sales
Find A Lawyer or Law Firm (website)
From Martindale.com, a free service to locate lawyers and law firms.
Google Patents (website)
Search and read the full text of patents from around the world
Guide to Law Online (website)
The Guide to Law Online, prepared by the Law Library of Congress Public Services Division, is an annotated guide to sources of information on government and law available online. It includes selected links to useful and reliable sites for legal information.
Judicial Votes Count (website)
The site to go to in order to learn about candidates for judicial positions in Ohio and to learn about Ohio courts in general.
Legal Information Institute (website)
Provides links to court decisions, statutes, international law, taxation, civil rights, immigration, etc.
Nolo Free Legal Topics (website)
Thousands of free articles on everyday legal topics.
Ohio Crime Victims Rights Toolkit (website)
Created by the Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center, in the Toolkit, you’ll find nearly everything victims need to know about their rights from the time of first report to a hospital or police through investigation, prosecution, incarceration, and post release control.
Ohio Laws & Rules (website)
Access to Ohio’s revised code of laws and Ohio’s administrative regulations
Ohio Legal Services (website)
This guide to legal assistance for low-income Ohioans includes several options to participate in self-guided interviews that result in completed Ohio legal forms.
Ohio Municipal Codes Online (website)
Ordinances for many Ohio cities.
United States Bankruptcy Court – Northern District of Ohio (website)
The Bankruptcy Court helps a person or business discharge or restructure debt. The website has information about bankruptcy, forms, and rules of the court. The Youngstown location is the Nathaniel R. Jones Federal Building and U. S. Courthouse.
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (website)
The Court of Appeals reviews decisions of the District Court if asked by parties in the cases.
United States District Court. Northern District of Ohio (website)
This is a general federal trial court which hears both civil and criminal cases. The Youngstown location is the Thomas D. Lambros Federal Building and U. S. Courthouse.
PACER-Public Access to Court Electronic Records (website)
PACER includes case and docket information for all district, bankruptcy, and appellate courts. PACER currently hosts 500 million case file documents. Sign up for an online account to access information for a nominal fee. If your usage does not exceed $15 in a quarter, fees for that quarter are waived, effectively making the service free for most users.
The RECAP Archive is a searchable collection of millions of PACER documents and dockets that were gathered using our RECAP Extensions for Firefox and Chrome. PACER is the government-run system where nearly every legal document is filed from federal cases. The archive also includes every free PACER opinion.