Access to Justice Resources
- Supreme Court Judicial Guide to Eviction Diversion Toolkit (2021)
- Eviction Assistance
- Foreclosure & Civil Justice Report and Recommendations (2020)
- Eviction Report & Recommendations (2020)
- Community Action Agencies
Ohioans can receive assistance with rent, mortgage, or utilities from the state of Ohio, through their local Community Action Agency. Use the link above to find local agencies and see if you are eligible for assistance.
- Court Flyer: Are you facing an eviction? (2021)
- Know your Rights
Knowing your rights during a police stop, understanding how the criminal justice system works, and learning how to voice your opinion to shape laws are important for all Ohioans. Resources on these topics and more can be found at My Ohio Rights.
- Report Child Abuse and Neglect 855 O-H-CHILD
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has launched 855-O-H-CHILD (855.642.4453), an automated telephone directory that will link callers directly to a child welfare or law enforcement office in their county. Reports can be anonymous.
- 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. Find your local legal aid center.
- 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.
- Ohio Justice Bus
The Ohio Justice Bus is a mobile legal aid office that travels around the state providing free legal services and access to technology to help address legal needs in rural and underserved areas of the state.
- 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 elder law hotline (1.800.488.6070) that provides legal advice, education, advocacy, and representation to individuals 60 and older at no cost to clients.
- 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.
- Domestic Relations and Juvenile Standardized Forms (31 forms)
Links to forms used in filing for divorce, dissolution, parenting time (custody), support, and motions for contempt.
- Domestic Violence Protection Order Forms (3 languages, 25 forms)
Links to forms used in filing a domestic violence protection order and forms for filing a motion form contempt for violating a civil protection order.
- Juvenile Protection Order Forms (3 languages, 7 forms)
Links to forms used in filing a juvenile protection order.
- Stalking and Sexually Oriented Offenses Protection Forms (3 languages, 8 forms)
Links to forms used in filing stalking and sexually oriented offense protection orders.
- Probate Forms
- Criminal Record Sealing Guide
Published by the Ohio Justice and Policy Center, this publication provides a step-by-step guide for sealing a criminal record.
- Understanding Criminal Record Sealing and Expungement in Ohio
Published by the Ohio Justice and Policy Center, the difference between sealing and expungement under Ohio law is explained.
- Safe Harbor Expungement – A Guide for Ohio’s Human Trafficking Survivors
Published by the Ohio Justice and Policy Center, a summary of expungement for victims of human trafficking, under Ohio’s Safe Harbor Act.
- How to Seal a Criminal Record
Published by Ohio Legal Help, this resource explains what it means to seal a record and how to apply to a court to have your records sealed.