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Catch up on the latest news about the library and in various practice areas.   Read our newsletter, select what categories of topical updates to subscribe to, and stay informed with our blog posts below. You can subscribe to our blog's RSS feed to get updates. To view pre-2013 posts, please visit our Blogger.

The New Cincinnati City Ordinance on Marijuana

The New Cincinnati City Ordinance on Marijuana

News that Cincinnati had decriminalized marijuana possession under 100 grams (about 3 ounces) spread far and wide yesterday and even made the front page of Reddit. Before everyone gets too excited though, there are a few things to remember. Public […]
Friday First District Roundup: Immigration Consequences and Sentencing

Friday First District Roundup: Immigration Consequences and Sentencing

Each Friday, we highlight decisions of the First District Court of Appeals in the past week. For question about these cases, contact Vanessa Seeger. State of Ohio v. Samuel Olugbemiga Afolabi  Case # C170658 2019 WL 2374663 SUMMARY FROM THE […]

New resource for Seniors

Pro Seniors, Inc. has received grant funding to create Legal Toolkits for lower income Seniors. Please feel free to checkout these new free resources! https://www.proseniors.org/toolkits/
Book Review: Accident Prevention Manual Essentials

Book Review: Accident Prevention Manual Essentials

As a Law Library, most people assume that our books would only be of interest to attorneys and judges and would likely be completely incomprehensible to the average layperson. And while we do have some very dry and intimidating tomes, […]

Research Hack: Using Bloomberg Law for Docket Searches

There’s a lot of debate right now about the cost for searching court dockets through resources like PACER, which can pack a hefty price tag with very little forewarning. Many are advocating for free PACER searching and Rep. Doug Collins […]
Get Your Passport to the LexisNexis Digital Library for on-the-go Research!

Get Your Passport to the LexisNexis Digital Library for on-the-go Research!

Interested in learning more about the off-site access to Lexis treatises available with your subscription to the Hamilton County Law Library? Attend a free webinar offered by Lexis on June 17th, 2019 at 12:30pm, conveniently accessible from your home or […]

New Books: DSM-5 and Psych Evals for the Courts

The Law Library has added two new books! Psychological Evaluation for the Courts has released a 4th Edition and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is in its 5th edition and we have added both to our collection! […]
Read the Books

Read the Books

Among some of the historic materials in our collection, I discovered the transcript from the centennial celebration of the Cincinnati Law Library Association, which was the original governing body of the Law Library. The event was held at the Court […]

Law Library partners with local Law Schools to help students ‘Bridge the Gap’

The Hamilton County Law Library is embarking on an ambitious new project with the Cincinnati Bar Association's Legal Research & Information Resources Committee, the University of Cincinnati College of Law and Northern Kentucky University’s Chase College of Law to help […]

New Parenting Coordination Page from the Supreme Court of Ohio

The Dispute Resolution Section of the Supreme Court of Ohio has a new section on Parenting Coordination that went into effect on April 1. This includes a toolkit, sample forms, a survey and Supreme Court Rules. This information can be […]