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This libguide sets out the process for filing a civil lawsuit in Ohio, focusing on Franklin County. However, it is not a substitute for hiring an attorney. If you have a civil lawsuit for less that $15,000 Franklin County Municipal Court, then it is best to start with the Franklin County Municipal Court Self-Help Center.
Ohio Practice Books at the Franklin County Law Library
Anderson's Ohio Civil Practice
Call Number: KFO 530 .A8
Includes forms for complaint pleadings, which include the elements of the action.
Also available as ebooks for attorneys with Franklin County Law Library cards. See the ebooks guide on this website for information on checking out electronic books through Overdrive. Also available on Lexis on the Franklin County Law Library public computers.
Klein & Darling Civil Practice by
Call Number: KFO 529 .A2 K5 2004
Ohio Evidence Courtroom Manual by
Call Number: KFO 540 .B521
Central Ohio attorneys with a library card can check out the ebook version from our website at https://lawlibrary.franklincountyohio.gov/. Also available on Lexis from the Franklin County Law Library public computers.
Ohio Forms of Pleading and Practice by
Call Number: KFO 530 .A65 M5
Also available as an ebook from our website at https://lawlibrary.franklincountyohio.gov/. if you are a Central Ohio attorney and have a library card with us and from Lexis on the Franklin County Law Library public computers.
Ohio Landlord Tenant Law by
Call Number: KFO 117 .W45
Ohio Jurisprudence 3rd
Call Number: KFO 65 .O3543
Available to use in the Library, or to check out if you are an attorney with a Franklin County Law Library card. Also available from Lexis on the Franklin County Law Library public computers.