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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Conduct Board Hosts Annual Discipline Seminar

Court News Ohio - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 9:35am
More than 160 people involved in Ohio’s lawyer disciplinary system recently gathered for an annual training seminar in Columbus.

November Disciplinary Hearings Announced

Court News Ohio - Mon, 10/28/2019 - 11:29am
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has set its November hearings schedule.

Justice Donnelly Guides International Attorneys-Turned-Students on Road to Reform

Court News Ohio - Fri, 10/25/2019 - 9:33am
Groups of students tour to the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center all the time. But a recent class came to do more than just document their experience. They did so to help their homelands.

July Ohio Bar Exam Results Released

Court News Ohio - Fri, 10/25/2019 - 7:00am
The Ohio Supreme Court today released results from the July 2019 Ohio Bar Examination.

Kids Learn about State, Local Court Connections during Take Your Child to Work Day

Court News Ohio - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 10:11am
While many state buildings are closed on Columbus Day, the Thomas J. Moyer Judicial Center remains not only operational, but also educational.

Ohio Disciplinary Counsel Dies

Court News Ohio - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 2:08pm
Scott Drexel, Ohio’s disciplinary counsel, passed away yesterday after a brief illness.

CLE Commission Sanctions 194 Attorneys for Noncompliance

Court News Ohio - Tue, 10/15/2019 - 2:54pm
The Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education issued sanctions for 194 attorneys who failed to comply with their CLE requirements.

After 100+ Foster Kids, Volunteer Provides Lifeline to Moms, Families in Recovery

Court News Ohio - Tue, 10/15/2019 - 2:18pm
In a drug court, the most visible people helping participants are a judge and their staff. But there are others who help those in need, including volunteers.

Conduct Board Issues Four Advisory Opinions

Court News Ohio - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 2:00pm
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct issued four advisory opinions regarding application of the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct.

Supreme Court Showcases ‘Italian Inspiration’ at Forum on the Law

Court News Ohio - Wed, 10/09/2019 - 2:59pm
Cesare Beccaria, a towering figure in the Italian Enlightenment and an inspiration for the founders of the American legal system, is the subject of a Forum on the Law series lecture at the Supreme Court of Ohio.

Ohio Courts Adopting Uniform Mediation Act

Court News Ohio - Wed, 10/09/2019 - 10:52am
Starting next year, all statewide courts that elect to use mediation will be required to incorporate into their local rule Ohio’s Uniform Mediation Act, identify cases that are eligible for mediation, and address confidentiality.

Public Comment Sought on Guardian Ad Litem Rules

Court News Ohio - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 3:32pm
The Ohio Supreme Court will accept public comments on proposed amendments to Rules of Superintendence 48 through 48.07 on guardians ad litem (GAL).

Public Comment Sought on Proposed Guardian Background Checks

Court News Ohio - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 1:18pm
The Ohio Supreme Court will accept public comments on a proposed amendment that would require all adult guardian applicants to submit an affidavit regarding pending criminal charges and convictions.

Conduct Board Files Disciplinary Case Reports and Recommendations

Court News Ohio - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 11:20am
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has filed seven new disciplinary case reports with the Ohio Supreme Court. Each report recommends discipline for an attorney charged with professional misconduct.

Convict to Coach: Drug Court Graduate’s Remarkable Renaissance

Court News Ohio - Wed, 10/02/2019 - 11:29am
A drug court judge and staff may have expertise and passion, but many specialized dockets often lack an element when relating with participants – a shared experience. Akron Municipal Court has a person with that kind of “street cred.”

October Disciplinary Hearings Announced

Court News Ohio - Tue, 10/01/2019 - 3:30pm
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has set its October hearings schedule.

Teachers and Advisers Awarded at Law and Citizenship Conference

Court News Ohio - Thu, 09/26/2019 - 1:02pm
The Ohio Center for Law-Related Education (OCLRE) recently presented its highest honors at the 29th annual Law & Citizenship Conference at the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center in Columbus.

Statewide Legal Aid Group Celebrates 25 Years, 4 Million Served

Court News Ohio - Wed, 09/25/2019 - 1:47pm
The National Veterans Memorial and Museum commemorates countless people whose mission was to serve others. Recently, the building hosted hundreds of Ohioans who do the same – not members of the military, but attorneys.

Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation Announces Name Change

Court News Ohio - Tue, 09/24/2019 - 3:37pm
The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation, the largest funder of civil legal aid in Ohio is changing its name to the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation.

Supreme Court Approves New Disciplinary Counsel

Court News Ohio - Mon, 09/23/2019 - 1:43pm
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has appointed Joseph M. Caligiuri as disciplinary counsel for the state of Ohio.

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