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Archive for January 30th, 2020


Finding an Older Version of an Ohio Statute

You’d be surprised how often this comes up: you’re researching an issue and the law that applies is the Ohio statute that was in effect at the time of the facts. You know that the current law has changed, so you’re stuck trying to find an earlier version of an ORC section.

Our Ohio Primary Law Research Guide walks you through the process, step by step. The guide helps you understand the often cryptic citations you’ll see in a History note for a ORC section. You can also see where to find the actual older versions of the ORC, whether in Lexis Advance, Westlaw Next, in print, or on HeinOnline (coverage varies by source).

Finding older versions of a statute can be challenging, but it’s a research skill that’s useful to have.