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    Law Library


    The Montgomery County Law Library

     New at the Law Library is the Bloomberg BNA Privacy & Data Security Law Resource Center.  This online product is updated continually and provides researchers with forms, checklists, compliance strategies, rulings, and full-text decisions on the maze of evolving privacy and data security issues.  Practice tools include the perspectives of industry leaders on crucial privacy and data security concerns.  The Resource Center is available at all workstations in the Law Library’s Media Area.


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    About The Law Library


    The Montomery County Law Library is the successor to the Dayton Law Library Association which was originally incorporated in 1868 by a group of local attorneys and was known as the Dayton Bar Association. In 1925 the Association title changed to the Dayton Law Library Association.

    On January 1, 2010, the governance of the Law Library transferred to the newly formed Montgomery County Law Library Resources Board. This new county agency was established pursuant to Ohio H.B. 420 (2008) and has the responsibility to provide legal research, reference, and library services to the county and to manage the coordination, acquisition, and utilization of legal resources [ORC §307.51(B)]. The Board maintains a staffed library facility in the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Building to serve all officers and employees of the political jurisdictions throughout the county as well as the general public.



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    The Hugh H. Altick Memorial Reading Room

    505 Montgomery county Courts Building
    41 North Perry Street, PO Box 972,
    Dayton, OH 45422
    Phone (937) 225-4496   Fax (937) 225-5056

    Hours 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Monday - Friday



    Upcoming Holiday Closings:

    Closed January 20, 2014 -  Martin Luther King Day

    Closed February 17, 2014 -Presidents' Day

    The Supreme Court of Ohio published Writing Manual, Second Edition, effective July 1, 2013. A Print copy is available in the Law Library.  Link to the Writing Manual can also be accessed here:  http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/ROD/manual.pdf

    Recent Advisory Opinion Regarding Use of Judicial Titles By Former Judges was decided June 6, 2013 by Ohio Supreme Court's Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline  Opinion No. 2013-3.  http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/Boards/BOC/Advisory_Opinions/2013/Op_13-003.pdf

    "11 Great Social Media Videos for Litigators and Litigation Support" http://www.a2lc.com/blog/bid/64027/11-Great-Social-Media-Videos-for-Litigators-and-Litigation-Support

    Social Media Article, "5 Questions To Ask Before Axing Workers For Facebook Posts", http://www.law360.com/articles/436839/5-questions-to-ask-before-axing-workers-for-facebook-posts  print copies of this article available at the front desk.

    Amended Substitute Senate Bill Number 337, regarding juveniles, child support suspensions on driver's license, and time served for inmates.





    The Board of Commissioners on Grievance and Discipline of the Supreme Court of Ohio issued Advisory Opinions 2012-1 and 2012-2 on June 8, 2012.   

    Opinion 2012-1 is titled "Surreptitious (Secret) Recording by Lawyers." http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/Boards/BOC/Advisory_Opinions/2012/Op_12-001.pdf

    Opinion 2012-2 is titled "Identification of Nonlawyers on Law Firm Letterhead, Websites, and Business Cards." http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/Boards/BOC/Advisory_Opinions/2012/Op_12-002.pdf

    A complete searchable collection of the Board's advisory opinions, a subject index, and an advisory opinion status list are available at http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/Boards/BOC/ .

    Ohio Driver's License Reinstatement Handbook (2nd Edition - Revised 1/01/2012)


    Full Text of HB 267, "Revised Uniform Unincorporated Nonprofit Association Act"


    Analysis of HB 267


    Senate Bill 117, "Uniform Power of Attorney Act", Effective March 22, 2012


    Analysis of Senate Bill 117 by the Legislative Service Commission


    Online at http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/ROD/manual.pdf

    You will find:

    The Supreme Court of Ohio

    Writing Manual: A Guide to Citations, Style, and Judicial Opinion Writing.

    Effective January 1, 2012

    Ohio Sentencing Reform Bill
    Reference & Research Citations

    Link to full text of HB 86: