Law and Government

Elections - Lorain County

Lorain County Board of Elections
This website includes information about voter registration deadlines, areas included within state and federal districts, candidates and issues on upcoming ballots, lists of elected officials and the results of recent elections.

Lorain County Voter's Guide
Prepared by the LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS Oberlin Area.

Where do I vote in Lorain County?
Enter your home address for information on your polling location including a map and directions.

Elections - Ohio

My Ohio Vote explains voter responsibilities in Ohio .

Ohio Voter Online Change of Address
Ohio voters have a responsibility to be registered at their current address at least 30 days before an election. Use this website to record that information.

Ohio Secretary of State - Elections and Ballot Issues
This page on the Secretary of State website gives information on current or upcoming statewide issues and candidates.

Law - Forms

'Lectric Law Library
Legal, business and general forms.

Bankruptcy Court - Northern District of Ohio
Click on the SELF HELP FILING option on the left part of the screen to see information about filing requirements, legal assistance, intake forms, bankruptcy forms, bankruptcy basics and a glossary of terms.

Bankruptcy Forms Manual
This manual is published by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts as a service to both the public and the courts.

Gale Ohio Legal Forms - Gale publishers welcomes you to the most extensive free forms site available to library patrons. Thousands of legal forms available with more forms being added daily. Official, State Specific, Federal, Business, Personal, Real Estate and General forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.  Visit our website's Research page and choose the CLEVNET Databases link (on the left side of the page).  Gale Legal Forms can be accessed from the CLEVNET Databases list.

Instructions for Sealing a Criminal Record (Ohio)
The Ohio Legal Services Organization provides information and forms related to applying for an expungement of a conviction in Ohio.

Ohio Donor Registry Enrollment Form
Provided by Life Connection of Ohio.

Ohio Forms
A variety of forms and information is provided by the Cleveland Law Library Association.

Ohio Health Care Power of Attorney
A 12-page Ohio Health Care Power of Attorney form.

Ohio Living Will
Provided by

Probate Forms - provided by the Supreme Court of Ohio and the Ohio Judicial System


Law - Forms - Domestic Relations - Ohio

Ohio Domestic Relations Law Forms

Provided by the Supreme Court of Ohio as of April 2013.  These forms are located on the "Uniform Ohio Domestic Relations Forms" website. The forms are available in an interactive PDF format, so they may be completed online and printed.

Law - Forms - Domestic Relations - Lorain County

Lorain County - Domestic Relations Court
Provided by the Lorain County Domestic Relations Court.

Law - Forms - Lorain City

Lorain Municipal Court - Forms
The Lorain Municipal Court Clerk of Court Office has prepared a number of forms used to file and adjudicate cases. Each of these forms provide a specific function and must be completed prior to case filing, during case adjudication and after cases are completed.


Law and Government - Lorain County

Elyria Municipal Court
An online resource guide to information offered by the Clerk's Office and the Court.

Lorain (City) - Codified Ordinances
NOTE: Some ordinances have been modified and new ones added since this version of the Lorain City Codified Ordinances was published. Check with the Lorain City Clerk of Council to verify the current status of any ordinance listed here.

Lorain County Common Pleas Court
Online court record lookup.Public Access Options For Civil, Criminal, Domestic Relations & Court of Appeals Cases.

Lorain County Law Association
A legal resource for both professionals and nonprofessionals.

Lorain County Probate Court
The Lorain County Probate Court is responsible for over two hundred separate duties including Marriage Licenses, Marriage Applications, Estates, and Guardianships. Local court rules forms are included on the site.

Lorain Municipal Court
The duties of the Court are described. Phone numbers are provided. Some legal forms - such as Small Claims Court claims and garnishment-related activities can be printed from the site.


Law and Government - Ohio

Information Guide for Ohio Voters
This website is provided by the Ohio Secretary of State''s office. Information is given about voter eligibility, registration and absentee voting.

Keys to the Courtroom - This resource about court procedures is meant for those representing themselves in a civil case.   The Ohio State Bar Foundation provides this information.

Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
Legal Aid secures justice and resolves fundamental problems for those who are low income and vulnerable by providing high quality legal services and working for systemic solutions in Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake and Lorain counties. Legal Aid provides advice and representation in the areas of consumer rights, domestic violence, education, employment, family law, health, housing, foreclosure, immigration, public benefits, utilities, and tax. Legal Aid represents clients in municipal, common pleas and federal courts, in appellate courts, before administrative agencies, and in a variety of other settings.

The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency is the Metropolitan Planning Organization for Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain and Medina Counties in Ohio.

Ohio Department of Commerce - Division of Unclaimed Funds
Search the Ohio unclaimed funds database.

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
This page provides information about services provided by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Links to a variety of application forms are provided.

Ohio General Assembly
Provides information on current legislation.

Ohio Law Facts Pamphlets
Provided by the Ohio Bar Association.

Ohio Legal Services
The website provides many links to information on a variety of legal problems.

Ohio Legislative Service Commission
Provides bill analyses and status reports on Ohio legislation.

Ohio Revised Code & Ohio Administrative Code
Provides access to the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) and the Ohio Administative Code (OAC).

Ohio State Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association homepage. The resources for the public include a series of online pamphlets called LawFacts as well as a publication called Legal Basics for Small Business.

State of Ohio Homepage
Link to various agencies and branches of government. Search Ohio Revised Code and Ohio Administrative Code online.

Supreme Court of Ohio
The Ohio Supreme Court web site.

United States District Court - Northern District of Ohio
Includes information about local and federal rules of court.


Law and Government - U.S.

American Bar Association: LawInfo
Information on legal topics that affect daily life.

Code of Federal Regulations
The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.

Congress - Guide to Members
The Government Printing Office (GPO) has created a one-stop web site for information about members of the U.S. Congress.

Crime Statistics
The U.S. Bureau of Justice provides statistics about crime in the United States.

Employment law assistance for workers and small businesses. Information is provided by the U. S. Department of Labor.

Federal Citizen Information Center
Information and resources to help get answers to questions about Federal progams, benefits and services.

Federal Mortgage Programs
HUD information on mortgages and how to buy, rent or improve a home.

Federal Register
The Federal Register is the daily publication for Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government.

FedWorld makes it easy to locate government information. This web portal is provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce. It contains a variety of sources, including: Federal jobs database, Supreme Court decisions, government, science and technology resources.

FindLaw - Legal News and Commentary
Top legal headlines.

Forms from the Feds
Download and print federal forms from a variety of agencies, including the ATF and U.S. Customs Service.

GPO (Government Printing Office) Access
A service of the U.S. Government Printing Office, offering access to legislative, executive, judicial, and regulatory documents.

Legal Information Institute
Links to federal and state legal resources provided by the Cornell University Law School.

OYEZ: U.S. Supreme Court
Supreme Court information, including pending cases & some audio deliberations, is available from this website. News releases about recently decided cases are provided as well as details about Supreme Court decisions back to 1791.

Small Business Administration - Office of Advocacy
Baseline statistics on each state''s small business economy.

THOMAS - Legislative Information on the Internet
A service of the Library of Congress, this website provides information about federal legislation (bills) and the Congress.

U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Formerly Immigration and Naturalization Service, now a department of the Homeland Security Office. Forms & fees, services and programs. Plus, immigration laws, regulations, and guidelines.

U.S.A. - Flag Site
Flag history, etiquette, patriotic pictures and songs.

United States Code (Office of the Law Revision Council)
The Office of the Law Revision Counsel prepares and publishes the United States Code, which is a consolidation and codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States. Use this site to search the United States Code.

United States Code - Guide to Popular Names of Acts in the U.S. Code
The Table of Popular Names is organized alphabetically by popular name of the Acts. Links are provided to take the user to the actual text of the U.S. Code involved. The website is provided by the Cornell Law School.

The United States Government's official web portal.

USAGov Senior Resources
Info on consumer protection, education & training, health, legislation, and more. Site is maintained by the Social Security Administration.

Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents
Published every Monday; contains statements, messages, and other Presidential materials released by the White House during the preceding week.


Law and Government - U.S. Presidents

American Presidency Project
This website was established in 1999 as a collaboration between John Woolley and Gerhard Peters at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The archives contain 72,879 documents related to the study of the Presidency from 1789 to the present.

Presidents of the United States
Provides links to most of the sites on the web that have information about the Presidents of the United States. - Presidents
Presidential biographies and portraits are provided at this portion of the White House's website.


Law and Government - World

Constitution Finder
This database, provided by the University of Richmond, offers constitutions, charters, amendments, and other related documents. Nations of the world are linked to their constitutional text posted somewhere on the Internet.

International Court of Justice
The International Court of Justice, also known as the World Court, was founded in 1946. It is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. Its seat is in The Peace Palace in the Hague (The Netherlands).

United Nations
Global association of governments facilitating cooperation in international law, security, economic development, and social equity.


Prisons and Sexual Offenders

Cuyahoga County Sheriff Department - Sex Offender Registration and Notification
In 1997, the State of Ohio enacted a law that requires any person convicted of certain SEXUALLY ORIENTED OFFENSES to register upon completion of their jail or prison term with the Sheriff of the county in which they reside.

Lorain County Sheriff''s Department - Sexual Predators Listing
In 1997, the State of Ohio enacted a law that requires any person convicted of certain SEXUALLY ORIENTED OFFENSES to register upon completion of their jail or prison term with the Sheriff of the county in which they reside.

Ohio - Electronic Sex Offender Registration and Notification (eSORN)
eSORN -- This database is linked to all 88 Ohio county sheriff offices and all 32 correctional facility records offices. You can Register to receive an email notification whenever an offender registers within one mile of an address of your choosing.
Links to Correction Departments in other States.