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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Troubleshooting Cellphone Technology in Court Cases

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 3:26pm
Smartphones are arguably the biggest technological evolution over the past generation. That change is particularly noticeable in court cases.

Victims of Attorney Theft Awarded Nearly $16,000 from Lawyers' Fund

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 1:17pm
The Board of Commissioners of the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection has awarded $15,880 to five victims of attorney theft.

Service Never Stops for Veterans’ Treatment Courts Mentors

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 12:20pm
Every November, people are reminded of the sacrifices veterans have made. In Ohio, dozens of vets continue to serve by offering their time, effort, and expertise to help brothers and sisters in arms who’ve landed in the criminal justice system.

December Disciplinary Hearings Announced

Wed, 11/27/2019 - 10:12am
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced December disciplinary hearings involving attorneys and judges charged with professional misconduct.

Rise in Specialized Dockets Revealed at Record-Setting Conference

Wed, 11/27/2019 - 9:28am
Every year, hundreds of judges, court officers, and treatment personnel come to Columbus to learn more about the state’s specialty courts. This year, they came in record numbers.

Toledo Law Students Watch Professional Conduct Board in Action

Mon, 11/25/2019 - 12:00pm
For the first time, law students at the University of Toledo Law School got a front row seat to see how the Ohio Board of Professional Conduct decides the fate of attorneys and judges who commit misconduct.

Leadership and Legal Lineage: Court Administrative Director’s Perfect Pairing

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 10:02am
The Ohio Supreme Court revolves around seven justices, but beyond the bench, there are hundreds of employees in 12 divisions who provide the jurists with professional support. Fittingly, the Court’s highest-ranking officer is an Army veteran, administrative director Jeffrey Hagler.

Discussing Criminal Justice Reform: One Year after Defeat of Issue 1

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 2:46pm
Lawmakers, jurists, and other stakeholders recently met to discuss strategies on how Ohio can be on the forefront of criminal justice reform.

Guides Continue Court Education with Justice, Historian

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 1:02pm
Few people know the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center like the building’s tour guides. But for all of their insight, there’s always more information available.

Court, Community Aid Former Service Members on Heels of Veterans Day

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 2:48pm
People go to the Summit County Courthouse for a variety of reasons. In connection with Veterans Day, the common pleas court expanded upon its services as part of a community-based event to help former service members who wound up in the judicial system.

Bailiffs, Court Officers Get Handle on Guns, Crowds during Active Shooter Training

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 12:32pm
Courtrooms are supposed to be quiet and civil, but like any public space, they’ve also experienced the unexpected. So, the men and women who protect the buildings are taking added steps to ensure security.

Hundreds of New Ohio Lawyers Take Oath at Renovated Theatre

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 3:28pm
It served as a natural setting for new beginnings. The renovated Palace Theatre in downtown Columbus recently hosted more than 589 new lawyers who took the oath of office to practice law in Ohio.

Drug Court Documentary Featured at Ohio University

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 1:19pm
A powerful one-hour documentary tracing how Ohio drug courts deal with those battling addiction takes center stage Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Ohio University at 6:30 p.m.

New Lawyers Will Be Sworn In on Tuesday

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 2:00pm
A total of 629 successful bar admission applicants will participate in one of two special Court sessions Nov. 12 at the Palace Theatre in Columbus.

Attorneys’ Ohio Law Licenses Suspended for Failing to Register with Supreme Court

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 2:09pm
The Ohio Supreme Court suspended the Ohio law licenses of 264 attorneys who failed to register with the Office of Attorney Services for the biennium that began Sept. 1, 2019 and ends Aug. 31, 2021.

Forum on the Law: The Italian Who Inspired the Founding Fathers

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 11:05am
When analyzing the foundation of legal principles in the United States, that base seemingly started with George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin. But the bedrock of the American justice system didn’t originate with those revolutionaries. It started with an Italian.

Court Asks for Public Comment on Uniform Bar Exam

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 1:37pm
The Ohio Supreme Court will accept public comment until Dec. 4 on a proposed rule that will allow Ohio to begin using the National Conference of Bar Examiner’s Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) beginning in July 2020.

Supreme Court Seeks Public Comment on New, Revised Probate Forms

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 12:20pm
The Ohio Supreme Court is accepting public comments until Dec. 4 on proposed new and revised standard probate forms regarding a surviving spouse’s automobile selection and a guardian’s authorization to sell a ward’s house or property.

Hamilton County Courthouse 100 Years Old and Counting

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 10:59am
The Hamilton County Courthouse has a prominent appearance in downtown Cincinnati. On Oct. 18, it managed to stand out even more as the historic setting celebrated its centennial.

Top Experts Headline Specialized Dockets Conference

Thu, 10/31/2019 - 11:23am
Leading experts in drug, veteran, and mental health courts will gather at Ohio State University on Nov. 21 and Nov. 22 to share ideas on how to improve care for those who get in trouble with the law while facing drug, alcohol, and mental health problems.

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