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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Courts in the Cloud and Tech Talk Dominate Conference

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 8:46am
Representatives from across the state came to Central Ohio to not only enhance the technology of their court operations, but make them more efficient and cost effective.

Supreme Court Issues $2.9 Million in Technology Grants to 47 Local Court Projects

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 10:50am
Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor announced today that 47 local court projects are receiving more than $2.9 million in this year’s technology grant funding through the Ohio Supreme Court.

U.S. Army Colonel Hagler Named Administrative Director of the Supreme Court of Ohio

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 11:46am
Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor announced today the selection of U.S. Army Colonel Jeffrey C. Hagler as the Court’s next administrative director.

Deadline Extended for Ohio Lawyers to Report Pro Bono Hours

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 12:03pm
The Ohio Supreme Court has extended its deadline for state lawyers to fill out a survey about pro bono work to April 19, 2019. Attorneys who have already filled out the survey don’t need to fill it out again.

Conduct Board Files Disciplinary Reports and Recommendations

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 11:27am
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct recently filed five disciplinary-case reports with the Ohio Supreme Court. Each report recommended discipline for an attorney charged with professional misconduct.

Court, Volunteers Help Reinstate Licenses for Suspended Drivers

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 12:28pm
For many Franklin County residents, their road leads to the county court. What drives that kind of traffic is a basic necessity for millions of Ohioans: a driver’s license.

Rural Courts, Sheriffs Convene with Feds to Combat Opioids

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 2:57pm
The opioid epidemic has created a crime and treatment crisis for all kinds of American communities. But the ones that may be most affected are small and rural jurisdictions.

April Disciplinary Hearings Announced

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 2:13pm
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has set its April hearings schedule.

Public Comment Sought on Proposed Change to Judicial Fundraising

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 1:37pm
The Ohio Supreme Court will accept public comment on proposed amendments to the Ohio Code of Judicial Conduct to increase the time a judicial candidate’s campaign committee can start soliciting and receiving campaign contributions.

Courts, Child Welfare Partners Coordinate Efforts regarding Foster Care

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 1:02pm
Every year, thousands of children in Ohio are impacted by the judicial system through no fault of their own. It’s a reality that compels courts and child welfare agencies to coordinate their efforts to ensure the safety and stability of such juveniles who end up in foster care.

Court Urges Ohio Lawyers to Report Pro Bono Hours

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 1:24pm
Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor is urging all state lawyers to fill out a survey about pro bono work for Ohioans who can’t afford legal services. The short survey should be completed by April 5, 2019.

Indian Hill Wins Sixth Title in 11 Years at State Mock Trial Championship

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 12:55pm
It’s been nearly 30 years since a professional team in Cincinnati has won a championship, but one Cincinnati area high school has created a dynasty over the past decade.

Ohio's Efforts to Form Opioid Pact Repeated in New England

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 1:15pm
The Ohio Supreme Court initiative that brought eight states together to fight the opioid epidemic is being replicated by the six New England states.

Public Comment Period Opens on Change to Out-of-State Attorney Admission Rule

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 2:58pm
The Ohio Supreme Court will accept public comment until April 10 on a proposed amendment 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.

Victims of Attorney Theft Awarded More Than $39,500 from Lawyer’s Fund

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 12:15pm
The Board of Commissioners of the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection has awarded $39,580 to 19 victims of attorney theft.

Ohio Supreme Court Promotes Educational Video During National Judicial Outreach Week

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 3:03pm
The Ohio Supreme Court’s Civic Education Section recently unveiled a video that explains how the state court system operates.

Family Ties: Father, Daughter Make History at Ohio Bar Exam

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 12:49pm
It’s the most critical week in a prospective attorney’s life. While everyone has a story on how they got to the Ohio bar exam, one Akron duo has a uniquely shared path.

Rules of Practice Amendments Adopted by Supreme Court Take Effect

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 1:24pm
The Ohio Supreme Court has adopted amendments to its Rules of Practice that define an official record as the electronic version.

Diversity, Youth Spark COSI CEO’s Speech at Black History Month Event

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 11:27am
When thinking about famous scientists, there’s a stereotypical appearance. Whether it’s Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, or even Bill Nye “the Science Guy,” the general association is that science is exclusive to older, white men. But there are countless others who’ve created revolutionary inventions.

Board Announces March Disciplinary Hearings

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 9:44am
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced March disciplinary hearings involving attorneys charged with professional misconduct.

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