Legal consumers in Akron and Summit Coiunty, Ohio, have a wide range of legal resources available to them.
October 17, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Legal Resources In Akron And Summit County
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People in search of online legal resources in Akron and Summit County should consider visiting the law library at the University of Akron law school. As a public institution, the university and its facilities are open to the public, although they are geared to meeting the needs of students and faculty. Check with the library before visiting. Some online databases may be available remotely to members of the public, while others are not because of licensing restrictions.
Other law libraries in the region that are open to the public include Wayne County Law Library and the Akron Law Library. The Akron-Summit County Public Library has many databases available, although in general, a library card is required to access them.
The website Akron Legal Cafe provides access to free databases available to members of the public. The page also links to a list of free websites vetted by the American Library Association that can be used by anyone.
The Akron Bar Association website provides a variety of links useful to the public. These include links to court resources in the Akron area, including Summit County courts, as well as Akron Municipal Court, Barberton Municipal Court and Canton Municipal Court. Community Legal Aid provides classes, pamphlets and assistance to people in an eight-county area that includes Akron.
Akron Municipal Court provides online searching for cases by personal name as well as by other search criteria. The Summit County Court website offers public online access to cases in the following courts:
-Court of AppealsIt also provides a multijurisdictional search function for cases in Summit County, Akron, Barberton and Cuyahoga Falls courts.
The Ohio State Bar Association allows searching for news items - simply enter "Akron" or another geographical qualifier in the search box. Other news items can be found in the Akron Legal News, although much of the site is subscription-only. The Akron-Beacon Journal online allows for full text searching, so searches using terms such as law, courts and crime will result in stories related to those words.
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