Law & Legal Resources



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Gale eBooks (formerly 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.

LegalForms (Gale)
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)
Check here for Ohio tax forms.

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Columbiana County Law Library (website)

Columbiana County Sheriff (website)

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, 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.

Mahoning County Law Library (website)

Mahoning County Sheriff (website)

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 Help (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.

Ohio State Bar Association (website)
Along with useful law & legal information for the public, there is also a link to Find A Lawyer.

Trumbull County Law Library (website)

Trumbull County Sheriff (website)

U.S. Copyright Office (website)

U.S. Passports (website)

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (website)

Youngstown Police Department (website)

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Supreme Court of the United States (website)

United States Courts (website)

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.

RECAP (website)
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.

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Supreme Court of Ohio & Ohio Judicial System (website)

Seventh District Court of Appeals (website)

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Columbiana County Clerk of Courts (website)

Columbiana County Courts Search (website)

Mahoning County Clerk of Courts (website)

Mahoning County Courts Search (website)

Mahoning County Domestic Relations Court (website)

Mahoning County Probate Court (website)

Mahoning County Probate Court Search (website)

Trumbull County Clerk of Courts (website)

Trumbull County Courts Search (website)

Trumbull County Probate Court (website)

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Austintown Court (website)

Boardman Court (website)

Campbell Municipal Court (website)

Canfield Court (website)

Sebring Court (website)

Struthers Municipal Court (website)

Youngstown Municipal Clerk of Courts (website)

Youngstown Municipal Court (website)

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