Professionalism Resources

Supreme Court of Ohio Law Library Professionalism Collection

The Commission on Professionalism has collaborated with the Supreme Court of Ohio Law Library to create a collection of professionalism resources that are available according to the library's circulation policy. The professionalism collection includes materials dealing with a variety of professionalism topics, from career development and job satisfaction to law practice management and effective client communication. To view the Professionalism Collection, go to the Supreme Court of Ohio online law library and select "Library Info" then "Professionalism Collection."

Internet Resources

Links to other Web sites are for informational purposes only and do not imply any endorsement by the Supreme Court of Ohio or the Commission on Professionalism. The Supreme Court of Ohio is not responsible for the content on other Web sites.

For Lawyers For the Public
Pro Bono Information Ohio Laws You Can Use
ADR Information Ohio LawFacts
Codes of Conduct Attorney-Client Relationship
Law Practice Management Now You're 18
Lawyer Health Issues and Related Emotional Difficulties Divorce Manual: A Client Handbook
Other Commissions on Professionalism Citizens Guide
  Lawsuits and Lawyers

For Lawyers

Pro Bono Information
Pro bono and public service opportunities in Ohio:

Akron Bar Association Community Services

Cincinnati Bar Association Community Services

Cleveland Bar Association Pro Bono and Public Service Opportunities

Columbus Bar Association Pro Bono and Community Service Opportunities

Cuyahoga County Bar Association Public Service Committees

Dayton Bar Association Public Services

Ohio State Bar Association Access to Justice Committee

Toledo Bar Association Pro Bono Legal Services

Ohio Attorney General's Pro Bono Program

Ohio Attorney General's Patriot Program

Ohio State Legal Services Association Volunteer Opportunities

Renaissance of Idealism in the Legal Profession of the American Bar Association
A comprehensive guide which contains information about organizations which provide pro bono and public service opportunities

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ADR Information

Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management

Dispute Resolution Section of the Supreme Court of Ohio

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Codes of Conduct

American College of Trial Lawyers

Code of Pretrial and Trial Conduct

Trial Ethics Teaching Program

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Bounds of Advocacy – Goals for Family Lawyers

American College of Real Estate Lawyers

Statement of Professionalism

American Inns of Court

Professional Creed

The Advocates' Society of Ontario (Canada)

Principles of Civility for Advocates

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Law Practice Management

Ethics rules and precedent in Ohio may differ from other jurisdictions' rules, so any information found in practice management guides from the ABA or other jurisdictions should be supplemented with your own Ohio research.

Ohio State Bar Association Practice Resources
Online publications of the Ohio State Bar Association that provide general information, handbooks and guidelines on a variety of topics.

Ohio Lawyers Assistance Foundation
Provides the rules governing Ohio IOLTA/IOTA accounts and information about Ohio IOLTA/IOTA accounts.

Unlock Your Potential
An American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Members Service Project which is designed to aid young lawyers in determining whether they have chosen the right career path and offer resources and support to aid in successful career transitions.

American Bar Association Law Practice Management Section
A section of the ABA which provides helpful resources to its members about all aspects of law practice management.

American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division E-Library
Provides information about and materials from programs held at Young Lawyers Division Meetings and Conferences. Includes helpful outlines giving practical tips on how to practice law.

YourLaw Newsletter
A four-page client newsletter which provides sample articles of interest to clients which lawyers have the rights to use in their own office newsletter if they subscribe to it through the American Bar Association.

American Bar Association Lawyers' Professional Liability Risk Management Resources
Materials designed to assist lawyers in managing a law practice, avoid risk and better understand insurance coverage.

DC Bar Practice Management Resources
A series of publications of the District of Columbia Bar, which include guides to building a law practice, checklists for drafting fee agreements, and considerations in client selection.

State Bar of Georgia Law Practice Management Program
Sample case management forms for a law practice developed by the State Bar of Georgia.

How-To Kit: Open A Law Practice
A checklist and forms for opening a law practice provided by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education of Michigan.

State Bar of Michigan Practice Management Resource Center
Provides forms, checklists, how-to kits, and much more about practice management issues.

The Mississippi Small Firm and Solo Practitioner Handbook
A publication by the Young Lawyers Division of The Mississippi Bar which provides general information about starting a practice and considerations in the day-to-day operations of a law firm.

The Missouri Bar ClientKeeper Practice Aids
Practice aids and software developed by The Missouri Bar to assist attorneys in improving client relations and minimizing likelihood of claims for legal malpractice.

State Bar of New Mexico Solo Handbook
A handbook produced by the State Bar of New Mexico Law Office Management Committee which gives guidance on setting up your own law practice and operating it.

Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism Resources
Online resources related to legal ethics and professionalism, including three helpful guides: A Guide to the Basics of Law Practice, Operating and Managing A Law Practice, and The Ethics Course.

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Lawyer Health Issues and Related Emotional Difficulties

Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program
Provides confidential help to Ohio lawyers, judges and law students suffering from alcoholism, substance abuse or other addictions, or mental illness.

Law Care
Law Care publications provide helpful information about stress-management, debt-management, wellness plans, and alcohol abuse in the context of the legal profession.

Life in the Balance: Achieving Equilibrium in Professional and Personal Life
A publication of the Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association which focuses on maximizing effectiveness both at work and at home and provides strategies for achieving greater balance.

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Other Commissions on Professionalism

ABA Center for Professional Responsibility

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For the Public

Ohio Laws You Can Use
Consumer-oriented articles containing general, nuts and bolts information on a wide variety of topics produced by the Ohio State Bar Association.

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Ohio LawFacts
Published by the Ohio State Bar Association, the LawFacts pamphlets provide general information for consumers about the most commonly encountered legal issues.

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Attorney-Client Relationship

Attorney-Client Relationship Pamphlet
A publication of the Cincinnati Bar Association which explains to legal consumers what to expect from an attorney and what to do to assist an attorney in resolving the consumer’s legal matter.

Attorney-Client Relationship Information
Information about hiring an attorney and managing an attorney-client relationship.

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Now You're 18
A publication of the Cincinnati Bar Association which outlines for students the rights and responsibilities associated with turning 18.

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Divorce Manual: A Client Handbook
Published by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, this handbook provides a thorough explanation of the divorce process.

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Citizens Guide
Information about Ohio’s judicial system, including jury service, Ohio courts and legal terminology.

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Lawsuits and Lawyers
Articles on FindLaw.com which provide general information about lawsuits and lawyers, the court system, representing yourself, small claims court, legal malpractice and other general topics about the legal system.

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