Access to Justice Resources

Self-Representation
  • Ohio Legal Help
    Need legal information, forms or a lawyer? Ohio Legal Help provides plain language legal help information, including an interactive self-help tool, connection to the local legal community, and other resources to help people resolve their legal issues.
  • Legal Aid: 1-866-LAW-OHIO (866.529.6446)
    Six Legal Aid offices provide high quality legal services to Ohio citizens. Call 1-866-LAW-OHIO (866.529.6446) to contact the local office that serves your area.
  • Why Can’t I Talk to the Judge? A Citizens Guide
    To ensure fairness and equal treatment, judges are not allowed to receive information from one side or party. This guide outlines how to make proper communication with the judge assigned to a case.
  • Representing Yourself in Court: A Citizens Guide
    Information about preparing for a case, how to conduct oneself in the courtroom, and the roles of all people in the court room is provided in this resource guide.
  • Pro Seniors
    Statewide organization that runs a legal hotline for Ohioans 60-years and over.
  • Operation Legal Help Ohio (OLHO)
    Veterans and service members may benefit from volunteer legal resources provided by OLHO. Assistance is found by clicking on the above link or calling: 855.219.5993.
  • Victim's Rights Information
    If you are a victim of a crime, you have rights surrounding information and hearings. A full summary of rights is found in this document.
  • Filing a Grievance Against Judges or Lawyers (6 languages, 1 form)
    The Office of Disciplinary Counsel investigates allegations of ethical misconduct made against attorneys, judges, and magistrates, as well as the unauthorized practice of law. The complaint form may be downloaded and mailed to the Office.
Language Services
Court Forms
Sealing and Expunging
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