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Court to Attorneys: Completing Survey Helps Ohioans

Court News Ohio - 11 hours 39 min ago
The Ohio Supreme Court and the state’s official access to justice entity are asking the more than 44,000 lawyers in the state to assist thousands of fellow Ohioans in need of legal aid.

Conduct Board Releases 2019 Annual Report

Court News Ohio - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 12:27pm
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has issued its 2019 annual report, highlighting the disposition of 69 disciplinary cases, greater efficiency in case processing, and further efforts to make attorney disciplinary proceedings more transparent.

Supreme Court Partners with OSBA to Train on Sexual Harassment Prevention

Court News Ohio - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 11:27am
The Ohio Supreme Court teamed up with the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) for a second time to address the hot-button issue of sexual harassment in the work place.

Conduct Board Issues Two Advisory Opinions

Court News Ohio - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 12:50pm
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct issued two advisory opinions regarding application of the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct.

Supreme Court Hires New Chief Legal Counsel

Court News Ohio - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 12:28pm
Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor announced today the selection of John S. VanNorman as the Court’s next chief legal counsel.

Conduct Board Files Disciplinary Case Reports and Recommendations

Court News Ohio - Thu, 02/13/2020 - 1:13pm
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has filed eight disciplinary case reports with the Ohio Supreme Court. Each report recommends discipline for an attorney charged with professional misconduct.

Judicial Candidates Encouraged to Participate in Voter Education Program

Court News Ohio - Thu, 02/13/2020 - 12:18pm
With Ohio voters electing 210 judges this year, all judicial candidates are encouraged to participate in Judicial Votes Count ̶ the state’s only resource presenting information on all judicial races ̶ by submitting their biographical information now, ahead of the state’s March 17 primary election.

Chief Justice O’Connor Convenes Task Force on Wrongful Convictions

Court News Ohio - Thu, 02/13/2020 - 11:46am
Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor today issued guidelines for the convening of a new Ohio Supreme Court Task Force on wrongful convictions that would “analyze current practices and recommend improvements to further our standards of justice.”

Court Approves Code of Judicial Conduct Changes Involving Campaign Contributions

Court News Ohio - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 12:10pm
The Ohio Supreme Court approved a new amendment to the code of Judicial Conduct regarding judicial campaign contribution limits.

Attorneys’ 15 Minutes of Fame

Court News Ohio - Tue, 02/11/2020 - 1:43pm
For the Ohio Supreme Court justices, oral arguments are part of a routine day at the office. For the attorneys there to present cases, it’s anything but an ordinary experience.

Supreme Court Debuts New Mayor’s Court Bench Book

Court News Ohio - Fri, 02/07/2020 - 2:18pm
The Ohio Supreme Court has released a new bench book to help mayor’s courts navigate day-to-day operations more smoothly and efficiently.

Deadline Approaching to Register for Dispute Resolution Conference

Court News Ohio - Thu, 02/06/2020 - 2:58pm
National and state leaders who’ve used dispute resolution to solve high-profile conflicts will explore new strategies at the Ohio Supreme Court’s second statewide dispute resolution conference on March 10.

Court Adopts Amendment to Prohibit Multiple Extensions of Time

Court News Ohio - Wed, 02/05/2020 - 2:25pm
The Ohio Supreme Court has adopted an amendment to its Rules of Practice that prohibits the filing of multiple extensions of time by parties on the same side of a case.

Board of Professional Conduct Announces Three February Hearings

Court News Ohio - Fri, 01/31/2020 - 10:44am
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced the schedule for three hearings set for February. All hearings take place before a three-member panel of the Board and are open to the public.

Court and Ohio Bar Association Team Up to Prevent Sexual Harassment

Court News Ohio - Tue, 01/28/2020 - 2:16pm
The Ohio Supreme Court and the Ohio State Bar Association are partnering to sponsor a three-hour continuing legal education (CLE) program, designed for judges and attorneys.

Justice’s Musical Path Highlights Black History Month Event

Court News Ohio - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 12:20pm
The path to the Ohio Supreme Court can follow many twists and turns. For Justice Melody Stewart, it started with an interest in music theory and composition.

Chief Justice Awards Court Technology Grants to Southern Ohio Counties

Court News Ohio - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 1:46pm
Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor traveled to Meigs and Jackson counties to award court technology grants.

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.

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