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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Court Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Changes to Rules Involving Pre-Trial Criminal Release

Mon, 09/23/2019 - 1:00pm
The Ohio Supreme Court will accept public comment on proposed amendments for the annual update to the Rules of Practice and Procedure, including those concerning pre-trial release in criminal cases and the civil discovery process.

Ohio Disciplinary Task Force Releases Final Report

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 11:04am
A task force convened by Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor to examine the state’s disciplinary system for judicial officers and attorneys has released its final report, including a variety of recommendations to the Court aimed at improving and promoting trust in the disciplinary system.

Transportation Grants Available for Field Trips to Court

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 3:33pm
The Ohio Supreme Court is accepting applications for transportation grants to help schools offset costs to visit the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center.

Five Seminars Scheduled for 2020 Judicial Candidates

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 12:45pm
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct announced the 2020 schedule of judicial campaign conduct seminars for candidates seeking judicial office.

Victims of Attorney Theft Awarded More than $192,000 from Lawyers' Fund

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 3:17pm
The Board of Commissioners of the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection has awarded $192,025 to 15 victims of attorney theft.

Court, Community Source of Hope before, during, after Drug Court Documentary

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 2:29pm
On a dreary evening in northern Ohio, people gathered to discuss the dark cloud of the drug crisis that looms over the community. But in the midst of all that gray, a rainbow emerged as a beacon of light, much like those who convened to address the epidemic.

Supreme Court Helps Launch Website to Offer Free Legal Resources for Ohioans

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 1:45pm
A new website is available to help Ohioans access the civil justice system from the tips of their fingers.