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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Speakers Wanted for Ohio Dispute Resolution Conference

Court News Ohio - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 11:08am
National, state, and local experts who can speak about the benefits of using mediation in solving legal disputes are needed for an upcoming statewide conference on dispute resolution.

Supreme Court Stop Part of Chinese Students’ American Immersion

Court News Ohio - Fri, 07/26/2019 - 2:04pm
Typically, students who learn about the Ohio Supreme Court are from somewhere in the state. But 25 recent visitors traveled 7,000 miles to see the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center.

Supreme Court Hires Reporter of Decisions

Court News Ohio - Fri, 07/26/2019 - 11:22am
The Ohio Supreme Court recently voted to hire Douglas M. Nelson as its new Reporter of Decisions.

Ohio Bail Task Force Report Released

Court News Ohio - Wed, 07/24/2019 - 4:37pm
The task force convened by Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor to examine the state’s bail system today publicly released the report, including nine recommendations to the Court.

How Neil Armstrong Leaned on Law after Historic Moonwalk

Court News Ohio - Tue, 07/23/2019 - 12:41pm
Fifty years ago, there was a pulse on this planet, and out of this world. It was a moment involving a man from Wapakoneta, Ohio, whose footprint took humans to unseen heights.

Statewide Symposiums Share Best Practices on Using Medication to Fight Opioid Addiction

Court News Ohio - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 3:10pm
Faced with staggering statistics of Ohioans dying from the opioid crisis, 20 meetings kicked off recently to help criminal justice professionals learn how to safely incorporate medication assisted treatment (MAT) in drug courts.

Change to Out-of-State Attorney Admission Rule Adopted

Court News Ohio - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 1:43pm
The Ohio Supreme Court recently adopted a rule that would allow attorneys who passed another state’s bar exam to practice law in Ohio while their requests to be admitted to the Ohio bar without examination are pending.

Chief among Law Summer Campers’ Experience at Supreme Court

Court News Ohio - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 1:31pm
A group of high schoolers with an interest in law this week came to the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center to explore their legal curiosity.

Conduct Board Announces July Hearings

Court News Ohio - Tue, 07/02/2019 - 10:17am
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has set its July hearings schedule. All hearings take place before a three-member board and are open to the public.

Amendments to Procedural Rules Take Effect

Court News Ohio - Mon, 07/01/2019 - 1:14pm
A series of rule changes regarding practice and procedure in Ohio’s courts took effect today, according to the Ohio Supreme Court.

Ohio Attorneys: Registration and Payment Due by Sept. 1

Court News Ohio - Fri, 06/28/2019 - 4:04pm
Ohio attorneys are reminded to register for the upcoming biennium by Sept. 1.

Court Program Helps Put Juveniles on the Right Track

Court News Ohio - Thu, 06/27/2019 - 12:30pm
When kids break the law, they can face police, a judge, even a juvenile detention center.

Pro Bono Efforts, Contributions up in Ohio

Court News Ohio - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 12:53pm
Pro bono contributions from attorneys to low-income Ohioans have increased across the board.

Equality Ohio Opens Free LGBTQ Legal Aid Clinic

Court News Ohio - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 11:40am
Phones seem to be ringing constantly at Ohio’s first legal aid clinic offering free services to members of the LGBTQ community.

Conduct Board Issues Advisory Opinion on a Lawyers’ Right to Practice

Court News Ohio - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 11:35am
The Board of Professional Conduct today issued an advisory opinion concerning restrictions on a lawyer’s right to practice law contained in settlement agreements.

Public Comment Sought on Attorney Certificates of Good Standing and Corporate Counsel Rule Amendments

Court News Ohio - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 2:32pm
The Ohio Supreme Court will accept public comment on two proposed amendments – one that defines what “good standing” is for Ohio attorneys and also a proposed amendment on rules for out-of-state attorneys registered for corporate counsel status in Ohio.

Conduct Board Files Disciplinary Reports and Recommendations

Court News Ohio - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 1:57pm
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.

Ohio Supreme Court Releases Annual Report

Court News Ohio - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 10:27am
New faces, notable decisions, and the first-ever statewide Dispute Resolution Conference were highlights at the Ohio Supreme Court last year, according to the Court’s newly released 2018 annual report.

Ohio State Bar Foundation Inducts New Fellows

Court News Ohio - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 3:25pm
Thirty-one new fellows were inducted to the Ohio State Bar Foundation at a ceremony yesterday at the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center.

Victims of Attorney Theft Awarded More Than $14,800

Court News Ohio - Mon, 06/10/2019 - 3:03pm
The Board of Commissioners of the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection has awarded $14,866 to seven victims of attorney theft. Six former or suspended Ohio attorneys were found to have misappropriated client funds.

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