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Remote Appearances and Oaths Extended

Court News Ohio - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 1:45pm
The Ohio Supreme Court today issued an order to continue allowing remote appearances by parties in Ohio courts and the remote administration of oaths and affirmations.

Anti-Bias Training Part of Judicial College’s Present and Past

Court News Ohio - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 9:59am
Racial fairness has been the leading issue of protests in Ohio since the death of George Floyd in police custody four months ago. The Ohio Supreme Court’s Judicial College has made racial bias studies part of its curriculum for decades, so the renewed spotlight is bringing an extra measure of power to discussions about innate human biases.

Conduct Board Announces August Hearings

Court News Ohio - Thu, 07/30/2020 - 2:22pm
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced August disciplinary hearings involving attorneys.

Court Issues More than $725,000 in Civil Justice Grants

Court News Ohio - Fri, 07/24/2020 - 11:17am
The Ohio Supreme Court has issued $725,088 in civil justice grants for 19 courts and court-related associations to help low-income, underserved, and disadvantaged Ohioans who need legal assistance.

Ohio Lawyers as Poll Workers: Supreme Court Approves Innovative Plan for Nov. 3

Court News Ohio - Thu, 07/23/2020 - 1:30pm
The Ohio Supreme Court has unanimously approved a novel plan that would turn Ohio lawyers into volunteer poll workers for a day at general election sites on Nov. 3.

Bar Exam Postponed One Month Due to Coronavirus

Court News Ohio - Wed, 07/22/2020 - 4:14pm
The Ohio Supreme Court today postponed the next Ohio Bar Exam from Sept. 10 and 11 to Oct. 5 and 6 and converted it to a remote test session due to the coronavirus crisis.

Supreme Court Offers Eviction Guidance in Pandemic

Court News Ohio - Wed, 07/22/2020 - 3:09pm
The Ohio Supreme Court has issued a report to state courts offering recommendations on handling “an expected influx of eviction filings” during the global pandemic.

Ohio Supreme Court Annual Report Cites Innovations

Court News Ohio - Thu, 07/09/2020 - 4:55pm
Innovative endeavors, new faces, and an insightful drug court documentary are highlighted in the latest annual report from the Supreme Court of Ohio.

Virtual Reality: Judicial College Conducts Conferences via Video

Court News Ohio - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 3:41pm
During normal times, the summer months mean vacation season. But in this coronavirus pandemic, the Ohio Supreme Court’s Judicial College’s workload is heating up.

Ohio Pro Bono Award Nominations Due Aug. 14

Court News Ohio - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 12:10pm
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 Aug.14.

Dispute Resolution Videos and Podcasts Released After Conference Postponement

Court News Ohio - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 3:16pm
Mediators are known for being resourceful. When the Ohio Supreme Court’s Dispute Resolution Conference was postponed on March 10 due to coronavirus concerns, organizers April Nelson and Dr. Adonis Bolden jumped into action.

Conduct Board Announces July Hearings

Court News Ohio - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 4:01pm
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has set its hearing schedule for July.

Court Adopts Temporary Mediation Training Requirements

Court News Ohio - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 1:09pm
The Ohio Supreme Court has adopted a rule temporarily revising the requirements for mediation training in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

New Rules of Practice and Procedure To Take Effect July 1

Court News Ohio - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 9:38am
A series of rule changes regarding practice and procedure in Ohio’s courts will take effect July 1, according to the Ohio Supreme Court.

Supreme Court Foreclosure Guide Touts Mediation, Tech

Court News Ohio - Mon, 06/29/2020 - 2:30pm
The Ohio Supreme Court’s guide on home foreclosure disputes promotes mediation and technology as major avenues where local courts can forge remedies between homeowners and lenders.

Ohio Academic’s Labors Part of U.S. Supreme Court Debate

Court News Ohio - Tue, 06/23/2020 - 11:05am
An Ohio professor’s careerlong research about the Electoral College placed his work in the middle of recent U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments.

Conduct Board Issues Two Advisory Opinions and Withdraws Three

Court News Ohio - Fri, 06/19/2020 - 3:02pm
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has issued two opinions to replace opinions it previously issued under the former Code of Professional Responsibility.

Legal Aid Leads Ohioans through Difficult Times

Court News Ohio - Fri, 06/19/2020 - 2:50pm
The fear and uncertainty millions have faced during the coronavirus pandemic are familiar feelings to low-income Ohioans steeped in debt.

Conduct Board Files Disciplinary Reports and Recommendations

Court News Ohio - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 1:06pm
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.

Victims of Attorney Theft Awarded More Than $19,000 from Lawyers' Fund

Court News Ohio - Mon, 06/08/2020 - 2:50pm
The Board of Commissioners of the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection has awarded $19,000 to eight victims of attorney theft during its board meeting Friday.

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