Free legal websites for access to caselaw, laws, forms and more

OhioLegalHelp – your one-stop shop for help with family law (divorce, custody, child support, etc), housing (including evictions), money and debt, health and public benefits, crime and traffic and going to court. This website has links to helpful information and forms in an easy-to-navigate site.

Casetext is offering free access to their database through April 23.

LAWriter – the Ohio Revised Code (the laws of Ohio) and the Ohio Administrative Code (the rules of Ohio).

This website actually works really well with your search engine (Google, etc.) If you search “ORC AND trespass” or whatever your issue is, it will bring up the laws on that topic.

FindLaw – an authoritative source for laws and commentary. This website also works well with your search engine. Searching “Ohio law domestic violence” will bring up a FindLaw section that discusses all applicable laws, forms, and resources to get help.

Google Scholar –this website contains case law for the state of Ohio and federal. Search for a topic or a specific case.

The Public Library of Law – case law for state supreme courts and appeals courts as well as federal circuit courts and the Supreme Court of the United States. You can search by topic or specific case.

Caselaw Access Project - Reporters of cases ranging from the 1800's all the ways up to 2018.

ProSeniors – Legal toolkits for advances directives, financial power of attorney, money and debt, wills and estate. ProsSeniors also has a free hotline to speak with an attorney available to all Ohioans over the age of 65.

Supreme Court of Ohio – Standard forms for Domestic Relations and Juvenile Court.

American Bar Association Free Legal Answers - a virtual legal advice clinic. Qualifying users post their civil legal question to their state's website. Users will then be emailed when their question receives a response. Attorney volunteers, who must be authorized to provide pro bono assistance in their state, log in to the website, select questions to answer, and provide legal information and advice. Volunteer attorneys will not answer criminal law questions.

The Boone County Public Library has posted a card number to allow anyone to access their online resources for free during the shutdown. This includes Kentucky Legal forms through Gale. The website can be found here.  The card number is 204022614405