A Guide to Ohio Practice - Capital University Law School

A Guide to Ohio Practice

  • This guide identifies both online and print resources that are useful to the attorney practicing law in Ohio. All print resources mentioned are available at Capital’s Law Library.   

    • Court Information  
      • Links to Ohio appellate, common pleas, and municipal court websites can be found under the Ohio Judicial System menu on the Ohio Supreme Court’s website: http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/ 
      • The American Bench: Judges of the Nation. (2010). KF 8700 .A19A5. Law Reserve Room. Contains court information, maps, contact information, and biographies of judges for each of the fifty states.
    • Court Rules  
      • Rules Governing the Courts of Ohio. (1995-present). KFO 529 .A2A5. Most recent edition in the Law Reserve Room; prior editions are available on 4th Floor. Multiple volumes covering state, local, and federal courts.   
      • Ohio Rules of Court. (2005-present). KFO 529 .A2W41, .A2W42. Most recent edition in the Law Reserve Room; prior editions are available on 4th Floor. Four volumes: federal, bankruptcy, state, and local.
      • Rules of Practice of the Supreme Court of Ohio can be found at: http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/LegalResources/Rules/practice/rulesofpractice.pdf 
      • Supreme Court of Ohio Writing Manual is available at: http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/ROD/manual.pdf 
    • Attorney Directories  
      • OSBA Membership Directory. The latest directory may be found on the OSBA’s website (http://www.ohiobar.org/) under the “Member Resources” heading. Users must be members to access the directory.
    • Statutes/Session Laws 
      • Baldwin’s Ohio Revised Code Annotated. (1994-present). Updated by pocket parts. KFO 30 1994 .A4B3. Law Stacks, 4th Floor. Superceded volumes are also available.
      • Page’s Ohio Revised Code Annotated. (1953-present). Updated by pocket parts. KFO 30 1953 .A4P3. Law Stacks, 4th Floor. Superceded volumes are also available.
      • Baldwin’s Ohio Legislative Service. (1971-present). KFO 15 .B34. Law Stacks, 4th Floor.
      • Page’s Legislative Bulletin. (1985-present.) KFO 30 1953 .A4P3. Law Stacks, 4th Floor.
      • Laws of Ohio. (1803-1998).  KFO 25 .O35.  Law Stacks, 4th Floor.
    • Legislative History  
      • The Legislative Service Commission has bill analyses, status reports of legislation, and fiscal notes from 1997-present: http://www.lsc.ohio.gov/ 
      • The Legislative Service Commission also provides a chart detailing what legislative information sources are available to the public. It provides phone numbers and links to websites (when available): http://www.lsc.ohio.gov/research/leginfo.html 
    • Case Law/Briefs  
      • Northeastern Reporter, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd series. (1885-present). Law Stacks, 4th Floor.
      • Ohio Official Reports. (1965-present). Contains cases from the Ohio Supreme Court, appellate courts, and some trial level cases. Law Stacks, 4th Floor.
      • Ohio State Reports, 1st and 2nd series. (1893-1982). Contains cases from the Ohio Supreme Court. NB: the Ohio State Reports 2d are also published in the Ohio Official Reports. Law Stacks, 4th Floor.
      • Opinions of the Ohio Supreme Court, Ohio Appellate Courts, the Court of Claims, etc. from 1992-present are available at: http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/ROD/docs/ Briefs for cases are occasionally posted in PDF format, beginning in 2006.
    • Administrative Code  
      • An Overview of Administrative Rulemaking Procedure in Ohio. Written by the Legislative Service Commission, this paper outlines the process of creating administrative law from legislature to agency. It is available at: http://www.lsc.ohio.gov/membersonly/127rulemaking.pdf 
      • Baldwin’s Ohio Administrative Code. (1994-present). Updated by pocket parts. KFO 35 .A2A34 1994. Law Stacks, 4th Floor. Superceded volumes are also available.
      • Baldwin’s Ohio Monthly Record. (1989-present). KFO 35 .A4M6. Law Stacks, 4th Floor.
      • The Joint Committee Agency on Rule Review checks proposed and final rules to ensure that they comply with legislative standards: http://www.jcarr.state.oh.us/ 
    • Attorney General Opinions  
      • Opinions of the Attorney General of Ohio. Opinions range from 1846-present. KFO 427.5 .A8O3. Law Stacks, 4th Floor.
    • Encyclopedias and Digests  
      • West’s Ohio Digest. (2000-present). Updated by pocket parts. KFO 57 .W4. Law Stacks, 4th Floor.
      • Ohio Jurisprudence 3d. (1977-present). KFO 65 .O35. Updated by pocket parts. Law Stacks, 4th floor.
    • Forms  
      • Anderson’s Ohio Civil Practice: Pleading, Procedure, Forms 2d. (2005-present). Looseleaf. KFO 530 .A8 2005. Law Reserve Room.
      • Ohio Civil Rules Practice, with Forms by John W. McCormac and Michael E. Solimine. (2003-present). KFO 530 .M3. Most recent edition in the Law Reserve Room; prior editions are available on 4th Floor.
      • Ohio Forms of Pleading and Practice by William W. Milligan. (1970-present). Looseleaf. KFO 530 .A65M5. Law stacks, 4th floor.
      • Ohio Transaction Guide. (1975-present). Looseleaf. KFO 68 .T7. Law stacks, 4th floor.
      • Couse’s Ohio Form Book. (1984-present). Looseleaf. KFO 68 .C65 1984. Law Reserve Room.
    • Jury Instructions  
      • Ohio Jury Instructions: A Collection of Standard Jury Instructions in Civil and Criminal Cases. Jury Instructions Committee of the Ohio Judicial Conference. (2008-present). Looseleaf. KFO 542.6 O351. Law Reserve Room.
    • Treatises  
      • Business  
        • Ferriell Commercial Code. (1996). KFO 152 .F47 1996. Law Reserve Room. Three volumes.
        • Ohio Securities Law and Practice. (2005-present). Looseleaf. KFO 179 .A6F741. Older edition in Law Stacks, 4th floor. Most recent edition in the Law Reserve Room.
      • Civil Procedure  
        • Anderson’s Ohio Civil Practice: Pleading, Procedure, Forms 2d. (2005-current). Looseleaf. KFO 530 .A8 2005. Multiple copies available. Law Stacks, 4th Floor and Law Reserve Room.
        • The Local Practice Handbook: Franklin County and Contiguous Counties: Delaware, Fairfield, Licking, Madison, Pickaway, and Union. (2006.) KFO 508 .A19G85. Law Stacks, 4th Floor. 
        • Ohio Appellate Practice. (2009-present). Annual. KFO 555 A.4. Most recent edition is in the Law Reserve Room; prior editions available on the 4th floor.
        • Ohio Civil Rules Practice, with Forms by John W. McCormac and Michael E. Solimine. (2003-present). Updated by pocket parts. KFO 530 .M3. Older versions in Law Stacks, 4th Floor. Most recent version in Law Reserve Room.
        • Ohio Forms of Pleading and Practice by William W. Milligan. (1970-present). Looseleaf. KFO 530 .A65M5. Law Stacks, 4th Floor. Multiple volumes.
      • Criminal  
        • Anderson’s Ohio Criminal Practice and Procedure. (2005-present). Annual. KFO 561 .A95. Most recent edition in the Law Reserve Room; prior editions available on the 4th floor.
        • Anderson’s Ohio Manual of Criminal Complaints and Indictments. (2011-present). Annual. KFO 577 .A65O35. Most recent edition in the Law Reserve Room; prior editions available on the 4th floor.
        • Katz & Giannelli Criminal Law 3d (2009-present). Updated by pocket parts. KFO 561 .K38 2009. Law Reserve Room. Multiple volumes.
        • Katz & Giannelli Ohio Criminal Law and Rules. (2010-present). Annual. KFO 561 .A3. Most recent edition in the Law Reserve Room; prior editions available on the 4th floor.
        • Ohio Arrest, Search and Seizure. (2003-2009). Annual. KFO 576 .K3. Most recent edition is in the Law Reserve Room; prior editions available on the 4th floor.
        • Ohio Felony Sentencing Law by Burt W. Griffin and Lewis R. Katz. (2002-2008). Annual. KFO 583.2 .O35. Most recent edition is in the Law Reserve Room; prior editions available on the 4th floor.
        • Ohio Statutory Charges by Dennis G. Terez. (2009-present). Annual. KFO 561 .K38B53. Most recent edition in the Law Reserve Room; prior editions available on the 4th floor.
      • Consumer 
        • Ohio Consumer Law. (2002-2009). Annual. KFO 230 .O35. Most recent edition is in the Law Reserve Room; prior editions available on the 4th floor.
      • Employment/Worker’s Compensation  
        • Ohio Employment Practices Law. (2008-present). Annual. KFO 334 .O35. Most recent edition is in the Law Reserve Room; prior editions available on the 4th floor.
        • Ohio Worker’s Compensation Law by Jo Ann F. Wasil et al. (2004-2009). Annual. KFO 342. W37. Most recent edition in the Law Reserve Room; prior editions available on the 4th floor.
      • Family and Juvenile Law  
        • Anderson's Ohio Family Law. (2003-present). Updated by pocket parts. KFO 94 .A95 2003. Law Reserve Room. Two volumes.
        • Ohio Domestic Violence Law. (2002-2008). Annual. KFO 567. F35O35. Most recent edition is in the Law Reserve Room; prior editions available on the 4th floor.
        • Ohio Juvenile Law. (2009-present). Annual. KFO 595. K8. Most recent edition is in the Law Reserve Room; prior editions available on the 4th floor.
        • Sowald Morganstern Domestic Relations Law 4th. (2002-present). Updated by pocket parts. KFO 94. S69 2002. Law Reserve Room.
      • Litigation 
        • Ohio Civil Procedure Litigation Manual. (2005-present). Annual. KFO 530 .A1W45. Most recent edition is in the Law Reserve Room; prior editions available on the 4th floor.
        • Rules of Evidence Handbook. (2011-present). Annual. KFO 540. Z9O3. Most recent edition is in the Law Reserve Room; prior editions available on the 4th floor.
        • Ohio Trial Practice. (2008-present). Annual. KFO 538 .M37. Most recent edition is in the Law Reserve Room; prior editions available on the 4th floor.
      • Municipal 
        • Local Government Law—Municipal by John E. Gotherman et al. (2004-present). Updated by pocket parts. KFO 430 .L632 2004. Law Reserve Room.
        • Local Government Law—Township by Rebecca C. Princehorn et al. (2004-present). Updated by pocket parts. KFO 430 .L634 2004. Law Reserve Room.
        • Local Government Laws and Rules Annotated. (2004-present). Annual. KFO 430 .L635. Most recent edition in Law Reserve Room; prior editions available on the 4th floor.
      • Probate  
        • Merrick-Rippner Probate Law. (1997-present). Updated by pocket parts and supplements. KFO 144 .M4 1997. Law Reserve Room.
        • Anderson's Ohio Probate Practice and Procedure. (2002-present). Annual. KFO 144 .A933. Most recent edition is in the Law Reserve Room; prior editions available on the 4th floor.
        • The Simple Will in Ohio. (1992-present). Annual. KFO 144 .M331. Most recent edition is in the Law Reserve Room; prior editions available on the 4th floor.
      • Real Estate  
        • Ohio Landlord Tenant Law. (2009-present). Annual. KFO 117. W4. Most recent edition is in the Law Reserve Room; prior editions available on the 4th floor.
        • Ohio Planning and Zoning Law. (2003-2009). Annual. KFO 458. O355. Most recent edition is in Law Reserve Room; prior editions available on the 4th floor.
        • Ohio Real Estate Law by Kenton L. Kuehnle and Jack S. Levey. (2003-present). Updated with pocket parts. KFO 112 .K84 2003. Law Reserve Room.
        • Ohio Residential Real Estate Manual. (2012-present). Annual. KFO 126 .W551. Law Stacks, 4th Floor. CD ROM available in Law Reserve Room.
      • School  
        • Anderson's Ohio School Law Guide. (2010-present). Annual. KFO 390 .A6B3. Most recent edition is in the Law Reserve Room; prior editions available on the 4th floor.
        • Ohio School Law. (2001-2009). Updated by pocket parts and supplements. KFO 390 .L4. Most recent edition is in the Law Reserve Room; prior editions available on the 4th floor.
      • Tax  
        • Baldwin's Ohio Tax Law and Rules 3d. (2011-present). Annual. KFO 470 .A6L33. Law Stacks, 4th Floor.
      • Traffic 
        • Anderson's Ohio Traffic Code. (2002-2008). Annual. KFO 297 .A3. Most recent edition is in the Law Reserve Room; prior editions available on the 4th floor.
        • Ohio Driving Under the Influence Law by Mark P. Painter and James M. Looker. (2009-present). Annual. KFO 297.8 .P35. Most recent edition is in the Law Reserve Room; prior editions available on the 4th floor.
      • Transactions  
        • Ohio Transaction Guide. (1975-present). Looseleaf. KFO 68 .T7. Law stacks, 4th floor.

    Updated 11/25/2015.