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Brown Bag Seminars: Ohio Legal Resources

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Learn More About Ohio Primary Law

Ohio Legal Resources CLE from June 1, 2016 at the Franklin County Law LIbrary

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Primary law is the law itself as issued by the government.  Sources of primary law in Ohio include:


  • Statutes
  • Case Opinions, court rules
  • The Ohio Constitution
  • Bills and legislative history documents
  • Regulations and administrative decisions
  • Executive Orders

See Franklin County Law Library's guide: Ohio Primary Law Legal Research Guide. 

Secondary sources comment upon, describe, explain or analyze the law and can help to find primary source materials, such as cases, statutes, rules and regulations. 

See Franklin County Law Library's guide: Ohio Secondary Law Legal Research Guide.

Guide Author

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Susanna Marlowe
Franklin County Law Library Reference Librarian