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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Court Introduces Fee for Certificates of Good Standing, Amendments to the Corporate Counsel Registration Rule

Court News Ohio - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 12:32pm
The Ohio Supreme Court today announced the adoption of an amendment to the Rules for the Government of the Bar of Ohio that would add a fee to certificates of good standing.

Hundreds Unite for Ohio’s First Human Trafficking Summit

Court News Ohio - Tue, 01/14/2020 - 2:25pm
Inside the Greater Columbus Convention Center, hundreds of people recently gathered to discuss a dark issue, and bring it into the light: human trafficking.

Court Seeking Applications for Civil Justice Program to Help Ohioans in Need

Court News Ohio - Mon, 01/13/2020 - 12:46pm
The Ohio Supreme Court is accepting applications for a program aimed at improving access to justice for low-income, underserved, and disadvantaged Ohioans.

Renovation Renaissance: 150-Year-Old Courthouse’s Rebirth

Court News Ohio - Fri, 01/10/2020 - 10:26am
After years of planning, and 11 months of renovations worth $4.2 million, the Fulton County Courthouse’s transformation to a different time, and world, is complete.

Supreme Court Issues $3.2 Million in Technology Grants to 54 Local Court Projects

Court News Ohio - Mon, 01/06/2020 - 2:27pm
Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor announced today that 54 local court projects are receiving more than $3.2 million in this year’s technology grant funding through the Ohio Supreme Court.

Court Administrators Swear-In New Officers

Court News Ohio - Tue, 12/31/2019 - 2:16pm
Court professionals from across Ohio gathered this fall for their annual three-day conference in Columbus.

New Mediation Rules Set To Take Effect January 1

Court News Ohio - Tue, 12/31/2019 - 1:27pm
The Ohio Supreme Court adopted several mediation rule changes in 2019 that take effect on January 1, including requiring courts to incorporate the state’s Uniform Mediation Act, identify the cases eligible for mediation, and address confidentiality.

Board of Professional Conduct Issues January Hearing Schedule

Court News Ohio - Mon, 12/30/2019 - 1:08pm
Seven cases are set for hearings before the Ohio Board of Professional Conduct in January.

Courthouse’s Most Wonderful Time of Year

Court News Ohio - Mon, 12/23/2019 - 11:22am
The Guernsey County Courthouse has always been the center of attention in downtown Cambridge. Thirteen years ago, a native son made it more colorful.

Mediator for 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund to Keynote Ohio Dispute Resolution Conference

Court News Ohio - Fri, 12/20/2019 - 10:00am
The attorney famous for delivering compensation for victims and survivors of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, will be featured as the keynote speaker at next year’s Dispute Resolution Conference.

Conduct Board Files Disciplinary Case Reports and Recommendations

Court News Ohio - Wed, 12/18/2019 - 3:26pm
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.

Registration Open for Ohio Dispute Resolution Conference

Court News Ohio - Tue, 12/17/2019 - 2:05pm
Registration is now open for a statewide conference that brings national experts to the center stage to highlight the importance of dispute resolution in solving legal disputes.

Board of Professional Conduct Elects Leadership for 2020

Court News Ohio - Mon, 12/16/2019 - 2:35pm
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced the re-election of Judge John W. Wise as chairman and attorney Patricia A. Wise as vice chair.

Court Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Changes to Pre-Trial Rules

Court News Ohio - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 8:56am
The Ohio Supreme Court will accept public comments through Jan. 2 on proposed amendments for the annual update to the Rules of Practice and Procedure, including those concerning pre-trial release in criminal cases and the civil discovery process.

Troubleshooting Cellphone Technology in Court Cases

Court News Ohio - Fri, 12/06/2019 - 3:26pm
Smartphones are arguably the biggest technological evolution over the past generation. That change is particularly noticeable in court cases.

Victims of Attorney Theft Awarded Nearly $16,000 from Lawyers' Fund

Court News Ohio - Thu, 12/05/2019 - 1:17pm
The Board of Commissioners of the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection has awarded $15,880 to five victims of attorney theft.

Service Never Stops for Veterans’ Treatment Courts Mentors

Court News Ohio - Mon, 12/02/2019 - 12:20pm
Every November, people are reminded of the sacrifices veterans have made. In Ohio, dozens of vets continue to serve by offering their time, effort, and expertise to help brothers and sisters in arms who’ve landed in the criminal justice system.

December Disciplinary Hearings Announced

Court News Ohio - Wed, 11/27/2019 - 10:12am
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced December disciplinary hearings involving attorneys and judges charged with professional misconduct.

Rise in Specialized Dockets Revealed at Record-Setting Conference

Court News Ohio - Wed, 11/27/2019 - 9:28am
Every year, hundreds of judges, court officers, and treatment personnel come to Columbus to learn more about the state’s specialty courts. This year, they came in record numbers.

Toledo Law Students Watch Professional Conduct Board in Action

Court News Ohio - Mon, 11/25/2019 - 12:00pm
For the first time, law students at the University of Toledo Law School got a front row seat to see how the Ohio Board of Professional Conduct decides the fate of attorneys and judges who commit misconduct.

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