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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Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Helping Ohioans in Need

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 1:58pm
The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation is celebrating 25 years of meeting the civil legal aid needs of low-income Ohioans.

September Disciplinary Hearings Announced

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 11:47am
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has set its September hearings schedule. All hearings take place before a three-member panel of the board and are open to the public.

Ohio Court Professionals Complete Management Training Program

Tue, 08/27/2019 - 2:57pm
Forty court professionals recently were honored for receiving national recognition as certified court managers.

Supreme Court Adopts New Requirements for Sign Language and Foreign Language Interpreters

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 3:00pm
The Ohio Supreme Court has announced new amendments to the Rules of Superintendence today to require American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters and foreign language interpreters to undergo legal training.

Public Comment Sought On Using Mediation in Civil Stalking Protection Orders

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 2:21pm
The Ohio Supreme Court will accept public comments on proposed amendments to Rule of Superintendence 16 that would allow a common pleas court to offer mediation in certain types of civil stalking protection order cases.

Public Comment Sought on Proposed Bond Schedule Rule

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 1:50pm
The Ohio Supreme Court will accept public comments until Oct. 25 on proposed amendments to the Rules of Superintendence that would require counties with multiple municipal or county courts to adopt a uniform bail bond schedule.

Ohio Supreme Court Debuts Unique Learning Program for Local Schools

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 3:23pm
Ohio high schools can now get a front-row seat to how the Ohio Supreme Court operates, without even visiting Columbus. The Court’s Civic Education Section recently unveiled “Under Advisement: Ohio Supreme Court Cases on Demand.”

‘Blunt, Real’ Drug Courts on Display at Documentary Screening

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 12:54pm
At the Palace Theatre in Marion, you see a charm that’s often overlooked throughout Ohio. Inside the beautiful building, you hear about an ugly truth of how drugs have stigmatized communities across the state, but also, about the good being done by those impacted by the epidemic.

New Report Shows Court, Volunteers Helped Nearly 77,000 Ohioans Reinstate Drivers’ Licenses

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 12:58pm
A program that waived or reduced fees for Ohioans with suspended drivers’ licenses saved $63 million in built-up fees during a six-month period, according to a new report.

Professional Conduct Board Issues Four Advisory Opinions

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 7:41am
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has issued four advisory opinions in response to requests for advice.

Board of Professional Conduct Recommends Discipline in Eight Cases

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 2:16pm
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has filed eight disciplinary case reports with the Supreme Court of Ohio. Each report recommends discipline for an attorney charged with professional misconduct.

Grants Available for Ohio Court Technology Projects

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 9:52am
The deadline for Ohio courts to apply for grant money through the Ohio Supreme Court’s technology initiative is less than a month away.

August Disciplinary Hearings Announced

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 11:52am
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced August disciplinary hearings involving attorneys and judges charged with professional misconduct.

Many Methods Part of Bar Exam Prep

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 2:46pm
In July, you typically see more birds than students around the University of Akron’s School of Law. For the few you see inside the C. Blake McDowell Law Center, most – if not all – are hard at work during the day as the biggest test of their lives is on the horizon.

Speakers Wanted for Ohio Dispute Resolution Conference

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

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

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

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

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

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.