Legal-Ease: Federal and state courts

Lee R. Schroeder is an Ohio licensed attorney with Schroeder Law LLC in Ottawa. He limits his practice to business, real estate, estate planning and agriculture issues in northwest Ohio. He can be reached at or at (419) 523-5523. This article is not intended to serve as legal advice, and specific advice should be sought from the licensed attorney of your choice based upon the specific facts and circumstances that you face.

Our legal system is made up of many different courts, in which different decisions are made and different cases are heard. Each federal district court and circuit court has its own requirements for attorney admission, including fees, tests and references.

Where a lawsuit is administered is usually, initially decided by the plaintiff, the party that files the first document that starts a lawsuit. Most lawsuits are filed in state courts.

State courts include our county, common pleas and municipal courts. These courts are called “trial courts,” because these courts are where “facts” can be decided in trials.

Read Lee’s full article in the Lima News here: Legal-Ease: Federal and state courts

Source:, Legal-Ease: Federal and state courts by Lee R. Schroeder, May 16, 2015

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