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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:

    Labor Day - September 7, 2015

    Columbus Day - October 12, 2015

    Veterans' Day - November 11, 2015 



    In April, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio released a Felony Sentencing Quick Reference Guide. You can download the guide at this link: http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/…/summaries/felonyQuickRef.pdf

    The Ohio Justice & Policy Center has created an online resource for researching the civil impact, or collateral consequences, of a conviction under Ohio Criminal Law.  The database is searchable by Civil Impact and by Offense.  This website should be helpful to attorneys as well as Pro Se patrons. http://civiccohio.org/

    Court Ordered Treatment For Those With Mental Illness SB 43 Analysis

    Court Ordered Treatment For Those With Mental Illness SB 43 Text


    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