People in need of legal information in the Toledo area have several options available. They have access to the University of Toledo law school library, LaValley Library, although they may not check anything out. The library’s website includes links to a variety of legal and nonlegal resources, and although some require the user to be a student or faculty member, others do not and can be accessed remotely. Click on Legal Research Links to get started.
The Lucas County Law Library provides a robust series of legal research links that include:
- Tax reference links
- Court links
- Criminal law
- Intellectual property
- Estate planning and related links
- Government links
- General legal links
The website also has local court information and provides access to court dockets, legal forms and many local government agencies.
Toledo-Lucas County Public Library has a variety of databases, most of which require a library card to use. The library has a subscription to WestLawNext, one of the largest legal databases available, but requires that it be used in the library.
The Toledo Legal News website allows visitors to search local court dockets, including those for Lucas County, Toledo Municipal Court and Oregon Municipal Court. One can also find listings of liens for failure to pay child support, sheriff’s sale dates, foreclosure announcements and general legal notices. The website includes information and photos of judges in Lucas County as well as new stories of interest to the legal community and public.
The website for Legal Aid of Western Ohio and Advocates for Basic Legal Equality Inc. has numerous resources, including links to agencies that provide legal help and full text of pamphlets on numerous legal issues, from stalking to the rights and duties of a tenant. Almost all of the pamphlets are available in both Spanish and English.
The Toledo Bar Association provides useful links on its website to legal resources, court information and databases of interest to individuals and attorneys involved in a wide range of legal matters, from medical malpractice to state bar association contact information throughout the United States.
These resources are not a substitute for the legal advicee of an experienced Toledo lawyer. If you are wondering whether you hae a legal case, call the Toledo office of Elk & Elk Co., Ltd., for a free consultation.