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Judicial College Adjusts Programming Due to Coronavirus

Court News Ohio - Fri, 03/27/2020 - 12:57pm
The Ohio Supreme Court’s Judicial College, which provides legal and professional education for judges, magistrates, and court personnel, has adjusted its on-site programming due to the coronavirus crisis.

Feinberg Delivers Mediation Message despite Conference Postponement

Court News Ohio - Thu, 03/12/2020 - 1:30pm
The world’s most famous mediator has made a career out of being resourceful. As the keynote speaker for the Ohio Supreme Court’s Dispute Resolution Conference, he showed his improvisational skills after the event’s last-minute postponement.

Victims of Attorney Theft Awarded More Than $125,000 from Lawyers' Fund

Court News Ohio - Tue, 03/10/2020 - 2:04pm
The Board of Commissioners of the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection has awarded $125,377.64 to 15 victims of attorney theft.

Today’s Dispute Resolution Conference Postponed Due to Virus Situation

Court News Ohio - Tue, 03/10/2020 - 5:46am
The Supreme Court of Ohio’s Dispute Resolution Conference, to be held today at Ohio State University, has been postponed indefinitely due to the corona virus situation.

Conduct Board Issues Ethics Guide on Limited Scope Representation

Court News Ohio - Fri, 03/06/2020 - 9:31am
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has issued a new ethics guide to assist the bar in providing limited scope representation to clients.

Family Foundational for Bar Examinees

Court News Ohio - Tue, 03/03/2020 - 2:18pm
Behind the buildup to every bar exam, there’s almost always a family providing encouragement to an applicant.

Conduct Board Announces March Disciplinary Hearings

Court News Ohio - Mon, 03/02/2020 - 11:14am
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct announced March disciplinary hearings involving attorneys and judges charged with professional misconduct.

Court Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Changes to Ohio Disciplinary System

Court News Ohio - Fri, 02/28/2020 - 8:25am
The Ohio Supreme Court will accept public comment on proposed amendments to the Rules for the Government of the Bar of Ohio and the Supreme Court Rules for the Government of the Judiciary of Ohio.

Teachers Experience ‘Government in Action’

Court News Ohio - Thu, 02/27/2020 - 12:10pm
Thousands of students come to the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center every year. But the building’s most pivotal visitors are arguably teachers.

Court Makes “Access to Justice Foundation” Name Change Official

Court News Ohio - Tue, 02/25/2020 - 1:33pm
The Ohio Supreme Court has adopted amendments to the Rules of Professional Conduct to reflect an Oct. 19, 2019 legislative enactment that renamed the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation.

Dispute Resolution Conference Pays Tribute to Former Chief Justice

Court News Ohio - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 4:04pm
The second statewide conference focusing on dispute resolution will pay tribute to the 10-year anniversary of former Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer’s passing.

Court Hosts Ohio and Kentucky Law Deans

Court News Ohio - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 7:48am
Ohio law school deans met with leaders of the Ohio Supreme Court, Ohio State Bar Association, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, and the Ohio Metropolitan Bar Association Consortium to talk about key issues, including the new Uniform Bar Exam.

Court to Attorneys: Completing Survey Helps Ohioans

Court News Ohio - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 8:37am
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.”


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