Become a CASA

The first step on your journey to becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate is to fill out your pre-application today!

GAL Annual Compliance Statement

Make sure you have turned in your compliance statement for this year. The Annual Compliance form is made available to you on our website for your convenience. Please click on the link and start filling out the PDF to register your annual compliance Annual Compliance Form

Become a GAL

To become a Guardian ad litem for the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court, attorneys must attend New Guardian ad Litem Training (pre-service training), which the Guardian ad Litem Project offers. New GAL Training will be announced shortly. We hold this training cooperatively with the Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court.

Once an attorney completes New Guardian ad Litem Training, the attorney must submit an
Guardian ad Litem Application to the Guardian ad Litem Project.

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Change to Out-of-State Attorney Admission Rule Adopted

Court News Ohio - 7 hours 49 min ago
The Ohio Supreme Court recently adopted a rule that would allow attorneys who passed another state’s bar exam to practice law in Ohio while their requests to be admitted to the Ohio bar without examination are pending.

Chief among Law Summer Campers’ Experience at Supreme Court

Court News Ohio - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 1:31pm
A group of high schoolers with an interest in law this week came to the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center to explore their legal curiosity.

Conduct Board Announces July Hearings

Court News Ohio - Tue, 07/02/2019 - 10:17am
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has set its July hearings schedule. All hearings take place before a three-member board and are open to the public.

Amendments to Procedural Rules Take Effect

Court News Ohio - Mon, 07/01/2019 - 1:14pm
A series of rule changes regarding practice and procedure in Ohio’s courts took effect today, according to the Ohio Supreme Court.

Ohio Attorneys: Registration and Payment Due by Sept. 1

Court News Ohio - Fri, 06/28/2019 - 4:04pm
Ohio attorneys are reminded to register for the upcoming biennium by Sept. 1.

Court Program Helps Put Juveniles on the Right Track

Court News Ohio - Thu, 06/27/2019 - 12:30pm
When kids break the law, they can face police, a judge, even a juvenile detention center.

Pro Bono Efforts, Contributions up in Ohio

Court News Ohio - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 12:53pm
Pro bono contributions from attorneys to low-income Ohioans have increased across the board.

Equality Ohio Opens Free LGBTQ Legal Aid Clinic

Court News Ohio - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 11:40am
Phones seem to be ringing constantly at Ohio’s first legal aid clinic offering free services to members of the LGBTQ community.

Conduct Board Issues Advisory Opinion on a Lawyers’ Right to Practice

Court News Ohio - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 11:35am
The Board of Professional Conduct today issued an advisory opinion concerning restrictions on a lawyer’s right to practice law contained in settlement agreements.

Public Comment Sought on Attorney Certificates of Good Standing and Corporate Counsel Rule Amendments

Court News Ohio - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 2:32pm
The Ohio Supreme Court will accept public comment on two proposed amendments – one that defines what “good standing” is for Ohio attorneys and also a proposed amendment on rules for out-of-state attorneys registered for corporate counsel status in Ohio.

Conduct Board Files Disciplinary Reports and Recommendations

Court News Ohio - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 1:57pm
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has filed 13 disciplinary case reports with the Ohio Supreme Court. Each report recommends discipline for an attorney charged with professional misconduct.

Ohio Supreme Court Releases Annual Report

Court News Ohio - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 10:27am
New faces, notable decisions, and the first-ever statewide Dispute Resolution Conference were highlights at the Ohio Supreme Court last year, according to the Court’s newly released 2018 annual report.

Ohio State Bar Foundation Inducts New Fellows

Court News Ohio - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 3:25pm
Thirty-one new fellows were inducted to the Ohio State Bar Foundation at a ceremony yesterday at the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center.

Victims of Attorney Theft Awarded More Than $14,800

Court News Ohio - Mon, 06/10/2019 - 3:03pm
The Board of Commissioners of the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection has awarded $14,866 to seven victims of attorney theft. Six former or suspended Ohio attorneys were found to have misappropriated client funds.

Ohio Pro Bono Award Nominations Due July 10

Court News Ohio - Thu, 06/06/2019 - 1:30pm
The Ohio State Bar Foundation (OSBF) will present the John and Ginny Elam Pro Bono Award at its annual meeting this year. Nominations are due July 10.

Ohio’s Courts among Most Assertive in Addressing Mental Health Issues

Court News Ohio - Wed, 06/05/2019 - 11:16am
Seventy years after Mental Health Awareness Month was first observed in the United States, Ohio’s courts continue to be some of the most proactive in addressing psychological issues that find their way into the judicial system.

June Disciplinary Hearings Announced

Court News Ohio - Tue, 06/04/2019 - 2:12pm
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced June disciplinary hearings involving attorneys and judges charged with professional misconduct.

Ohio Courts Look to Higher Achievements for Veterans Courts

Court News Ohio - Tue, 06/04/2019 - 12:37pm
During a week of solemn memorials to the soldiers and sailors who died for the United States, the Ohio Supreme Court hosted a seminar about veterans who return from service, become involved in the criminal justice system, and benefit from special local courts.

Rural Courts Helping Juveniles Caught in Drug Epidemic

Court News Ohio - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 11:13am
As Ohio’s opioid crisis continues to grow, so are the number of courts across the state addressing the issue, including the youth affected in some of the smaller communities.

Court Program Helps with Dayton Area’s Devastating Tornado Aftermath

Court News Ohio - Thu, 05/30/2019 - 11:57am
When destructive tornadoes tore through western Ohio this week, an unlikely group jumped into action to help those who lost everything.


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