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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Transportation Grants Available for Field Trips to Court

Court News Ohio - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 3:33pm
The Ohio Supreme Court is accepting applications for transportation grants to help schools offset costs to visit the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center.

Five Seminars Scheduled for 2020 Judicial Candidates

Court News Ohio - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 12:45pm
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct announced the 2020 schedule of judicial campaign conduct seminars for candidates seeking judicial office.

Victims of Attorney Theft Awarded More than $192,000 from Lawyers' Fund

Court News Ohio - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 3:17pm
The Board of Commissioners of the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection has awarded $192,025 to 15 victims of attorney theft.

Court, Community Source of Hope before, during, after Drug Court Documentary

Court News Ohio - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 2:29pm
On a dreary evening in northern Ohio, people gathered to discuss the dark cloud of the drug crisis that looms over the community. But in the midst of all that gray, a rainbow emerged as a beacon of light, much like those who convened to address the epidemic.

Supreme Court Helps Launch Website to Offer Free Legal Resources for Ohioans

Court News Ohio - Tue, 09/03/2019 - 1:45pm
A new website is available to help Ohioans access the civil justice system from the tips of their fingers.

Road to Redemption: Judiciary Analyzes Crime and Punishment at ‘Shawshank’

Court News Ohio - Fri, 08/30/2019 - 10:57am
Judges and magistrates from across Ohio visited one of the state’s most remarkable structures and the setting for one of the iconic films of the last generation: the Ohio State Reformatory (OSR).

Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Helping Ohioans in Need

Court News Ohio - Wed, 08/28/2019 - 1:58pm
The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation is celebrating 25 years of meeting the civil legal aid needs of low-income Ohioans.

September Disciplinary Hearings Announced

Court News Ohio - Wed, 08/28/2019 - 11:47am
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has set its September hearings schedule. All hearings take place before a three-member panel of the board and are open to the public.

Ohio Court Professionals Complete Management Training Program

Court News Ohio - Tue, 08/27/2019 - 2:57pm
Forty court professionals recently were honored for receiving national recognition as certified court managers.

Supreme Court Adopts New Requirements for Sign Language and Foreign Language Interpreters

Court News Ohio - Mon, 08/26/2019 - 3:00pm
The Ohio Supreme Court has announced new amendments to the Rules of Superintendence today to require American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters and foreign language interpreters to undergo legal training.

Public Comment Sought On Using Mediation in Civil Stalking Protection Orders

Court News Ohio - Mon, 08/26/2019 - 2:21pm
The Ohio Supreme Court will accept public comments on proposed amendments to Rule of Superintendence 16 that would allow a common pleas court to offer mediation in certain types of civil stalking protection order cases.

Public Comment Sought on Proposed Bond Schedule Rule

Court News Ohio - Mon, 08/26/2019 - 1:50pm
The Ohio Supreme Court will accept public comments until Oct. 25 on proposed amendments to the Rules of Superintendence that would require counties with multiple municipal or county courts to adopt a uniform bail bond schedule.

Ohio Supreme Court Debuts Unique Learning Program for Local Schools

Court News Ohio - Thu, 08/22/2019 - 3:23pm
Ohio high schools can now get a front-row seat to how the Ohio Supreme Court operates, without even visiting Columbus. The Court’s Civic Education Section recently unveiled “Under Advisement: Ohio Supreme Court Cases on Demand.”

‘Blunt, Real’ Drug Courts on Display at Documentary Screening

Court News Ohio - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 12:54pm
At the Palace Theatre in Marion, you see a charm that’s often overlooked throughout Ohio. Inside the beautiful building, you hear about an ugly truth of how drugs have stigmatized communities across the state, but also, about the good being done by those impacted by the epidemic.

New Report Shows Court, Volunteers Helped Nearly 77,000 Ohioans Reinstate Drivers’ Licenses

Court News Ohio - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 12:58pm
A program that waived or reduced fees for Ohioans with suspended drivers’ licenses saved $63 million in built-up fees during a six-month period, according to a new report.

Professional Conduct Board Issues Four Advisory Opinions

Court News Ohio - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 7:41am
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has issued four advisory opinions in response to requests for advice.

Board of Professional Conduct Recommends Discipline in Eight Cases

Court News Ohio - Tue, 08/06/2019 - 2:16pm
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has filed eight disciplinary case reports with the Supreme Court of Ohio. Each report recommends discipline for an attorney charged with professional misconduct.

Grants Available for Ohio Court Technology Projects

Court News Ohio - Mon, 08/05/2019 - 9:52am
The deadline for Ohio courts to apply for grant money through the Ohio Supreme Court’s technology initiative is less than a month away.

August Disciplinary Hearings Announced

Court News Ohio - Wed, 07/31/2019 - 11:52am
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced August disciplinary hearings involving attorneys and judges charged with professional misconduct.

Many Methods Part of Bar Exam Prep

Court News Ohio - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 2:46pm
In July, you typically see more birds than students around the University of Akron’s School of Law. For the few you see inside the C. Blake McDowell Law Center, most – if not all – are hard at work during the day as the biggest test of their lives is on the horizon.

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