Friday, November 16, 2012

Keeping Current on Ohio Law

Yesterday's blog post gave the status of pending legislation in Ohio. Undoubtedly, it left you wondering, "How can I keep apprised of other pending legislation in Ohio?" and "What can knowing about pending legislation do for me?"

While you're in law school, Westlaw and Lexis both have features for setting up alerts. Hannah Capitol Connection is another great way to really focus on Ohio issues and track the latest developments in Ohio law. Gongwer News Service is yet another tool for staying on top of issues at the capitol.

Using these tools is a way to familiarize yourself with the people shaping Ohio law. Looking for something timely to talk about in an interview with a law firm that represents particular clients (e.g., those in construction or arts and entertainment)? Hannah and Gongwers can point you in the right direction. You can also track issues affecting lawyers and the judiciary if you have an interview for an Ohio clerkship lined up.