Public Resources

​​​​LawFacts Pamphle​​ts

The LawFacts pamphlet series provides general information for consumers about the most commonly encountered legal issues.

Law You C​an Use

Journalists, librarians, students, teachers and members of the general public can find previously published, question-answer columns on a wide variety of legal topics. For a free subscription to current columns, contact OSBA Public Relations at (800) 282-6556.​

Selected public resources

Invaluable public information provided by OSBA members.

Need answers ​about health care?

We can help. is full of resources to help you make well-informed decisions about your health care.

Ohio Guide to the Servicemembers​​ Civil Relief Act

This Guide provides an introduction to the Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act, including references to Ohio statutes supplementing the Act and case law interpreting it.​

The Law & ​​You

A legal handbook for Ohio consumers and journalists, the 14th edition of The Law & You is available as an eBook (for use on electronic devices) and in PDF format. This handbook includes web references, chapter summaries, a glossary, index, a new media law chapter and tips and resources for journalists.

So You Want to Be a L​awyer...

Thinking about a career in law? This Web page is full of helpful resources.

Fine Print Newsletter

A brief, quarterly newsletter written by lawyers to provide basic legal information to the small business community. “Fine Print” features newsworthy developments in key areas of business law and basics for addressing these issues.​​​

Legal Basics for Sm​all Business

Written especially for Ohio's small business owners, Legal Basics for Small Business is a compilation of articles written and edited by 140 volunteer Ohio attorneys and presented in easy-to-read language.​

The Legal Handbook for Ohio​ Journalists

The Legal Handbook for Ohio Journalists has been replaced by the 2012 edition of The Law & You: A Legal Handbook for Ohio Consumers and Journalists. This 350-page text not only provides an overview of Ohio law, but now includes a chapter on media law, as well as a glossary, index, web links, chapter summaries, and suggestions for journalists who are covering different areas of the law.

Speakers ​Bureau

The OSBA maintains a cadre of speakers available to provide legal information at no cost to community civic, social, educational and business organizations in an effort to educate Ohioans.​

Advance Dire​ctives

​"Advance directives" is the legal term for documents that designate health care decision-makers and choices about life-sustaining treatment. 

Save the Dream: Ohio's Foreclosure ​​​Prevention Effort

This feature article includes information regarding Ohio's response to the mortgage foreclosure crisis.

OSBA Diversity and Inclu​sion Web page

This valuable resource includes the new Policy on Diversity and Inclusion in the Profession and the Justice System, information on the Advisory Council on Diversity Initiatives, news and announcements and helpful resources and links.​

Ohio State Bar Foundation Reso​urces

An online directory of programs, publications, Web sites and other resources throughout Ohio that promote public understanding of the law and improvements in the justice system.



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