All internal links to departments and
affiliates of the OSBA are acceptable.
No entity shall have the right for an external link on the OSBA Web site. All
requests for external links are subject to the approval of the Director of
Publications, whose approval shall be discretionary and subject to the policies
of the OSBA in effect at the time, and shall further qualify under one of the
a. Links to Web sites of federal, state, or local political subdivisions,
agencies, offices, departments, or commissions of the executive, legislative, or
judicial branches of government;
b. Links to Web sites of international, national, state, local, and
practice-specific bar associations;
c. Links to Web sites of law schools, law libraries, and law student
d. Links to Web sites of law journals, legal magazines, and other legal
e. Links to Web sites containing information, materials, and free resources
used for legal research;
f. Links to Web sites of publishers of legal information, including books,
audio tapes, video tapes, and electronic media;
g. Links to Web sites characterized as an Internet search engine or an
h. Links to vendor Web sites who are either approved or endorsed by the OSBA
or who are sponsoring an event or program of the OSBA;
i. Links to other Web sites that contain information that further the goals
of the OSBA and/or improving the quality of legal services; and,
j. Links to other Web sites that are consistent with the goals of the
Information about requesting a link
• Links may be placed
within the OSBA Web site upon approval by the Director of Publications.
appearance of links, including but not limited to graphic elements, text and
sound, are subject to the approval of the OSBA.
• The OSBA is not responsible
and shall be held harmless for the contents of any links from its Web
• The OSBA does not monitor any Web site or page where a link may
The OSBA reserves the right to exclude links from the OSBA site for any
reason. Possible reasons for exclusion include, but are not limited to:
• Links to Web sites with a purpose of promoting political candidates or
political, social or religious issues.
• Incongruity or lack of continuity
with the goals of the OSBA Web site.
Policy for linking to OSBA Web site
Other Web sites may
link to the OSBA Web site subject to the express approval of the Director of
Publications. This policy shall be published on the OSBA Web site. The Director
of Publications is authorized to deny linking authority to any Web site or
entity that shall be deemed adverse to the best interests of the OSBA.
Use of OSBA registered marks
Permission for use of the
registered marks of the Ohio State Bar Association on any Web site, other than
the mark for certified specialists on Web sites of specialists certified by the
OSBA, will not be granted.
Approved by the OSBA Board of Governors January 2006.