Become a CASA

The first step on your journey to becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate is to
download our application

Download this ODFJS Central Registry Request You need to fill out this form to request ODFJS to check your name against "Central Registry", a database that looks for any referrals or complaints about child abuse and neglect. Once you receive these results, please give them to the CASA office. You cannot be Sworn In as a CASA volunteer until these results are obtained. Because this process can take 6 weeks to process, please fill out this form ASAP.

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
Attorney Information & Statement of Interest Form to the Guardian ad Litem Project.

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Hundreds Await Results after Taking Ohio Bar Exam This Week

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 12:56pm
More than 360 aspiring attorneys were in Wilmington this week to take the February 2018 Ohio bar examination, administered by the Ohio Supreme Court. The three-day exam began Feb. 27.

Former OSU Football Star Speaks at Ohio Supreme Court’s Black History Month Event

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 2:48pm
The theme of redemption was at the heart of a speech delivered by former Ohio State football great Maurice Clarett, the keynote speaker at the Ohio Supreme Court’s Black History Month event.

In Depth: A Life in Law

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 11:46am
The paths into the legal profession are many. In honor of Black History Month, several African-American attorneys and judges shared their inspirations and talked about life in the law.

March Disciplinary Hearings Announced

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 3:07pm
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced March disciplinary hearings involving attorneys and judges charged with professional misconduct.

Supreme Court Releases New Resource for Juvenile Court Clerks

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 10:51am
To support Ohio’s 88 juvenile courts, the Ohio Supreme Court today released a new guide for juvenile court clerks.

Ohio Team Addressing Opioid Epidemic Continues Work

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 1:45pm
The Ohio team within a regional group addressing the opioid crisis met last week to identify state programs that target the crisis and gaps where more help may be needed.

Court Announces Black History Month Speaker

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 12:26pm
The Ohio Supreme Court will welcome former Ohio State University football star Maurice Clarett as its speaker at the annual Black History Month celebration Feb. 26, 2018.

Chief Justice Welcomes Teachers to Government in Action Forum

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:25pm
Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor welcomed 30 government and history teachers from around the state to the Thomas. J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center.

Deadline Nearing to Register for Dispute Resolution Conference

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:27pm
National and state experts will share new ideas for using dispute resolution in courts at the Ohio Supreme Court’s first statewide dispute resolution conference on March 13. The deadline to register is Feb. 27.

Board of Professional Conduct Files Disciplinary Case Reports and Recommendations

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:25am
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced it has filed 12 disciplinary case reports with the Supreme Court of Ohio.

Ohio Board of Professional Conduct Releases 2017 Annual Report

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 1:59pm
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has issued its 2017 annual report, highlighting the disposition of 75 disciplinary cases, a new Web presence, and the availability of an online docket that includes access to disciplinary case documents.

Court Accepting Comments on Proposed Amendments Involving Administrative Judges

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 12:37pm
The Ohio Supreme Court will accept public comment until March 14 on proposed amendments concerning the designation or election of an administrative judge in a multi-division municipal court.

February Disciplinary Hearings Announced

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 1:29pm
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced February disciplinary hearings involving attorneys and judges charged with professional misconduct.

Chief Justice Addresses Opioid Epidemic at Nevada Conference

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 3:35pm
With an average of 12 Ohioans dying each day of drug overdoses, Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor addressed the Conference of Chief Justices (CCJ) in Henderson, Nevada, this week to talk about the fight from a legal perspective.

UPL Board Elects Chair and Vice Chair

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 11:43am
The Ohio Supreme Court board that investigates the unauthorized practice of law has elected its 2018 leadership.

Bench Card Offers Guidance on Human Trafficking Cases

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 12:06pm
The Ohio Supreme Court announced today the availability of a bench card to strengthen the response of courts to recognize the intersection between human trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual violence.

Court Accepting Comments on Rules of Practice and Procedure

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 2:52pm
The Ohio Supreme Court will accept public comment until Feb. 14 on amendments to the annual update to the Ohio Rules of Practice and Procedure.

January Disciplinary Hearings Announced

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 2:06pm
The Ohio Board of Professional Conducted today announced January disciplinary hearings involving attorneys and judges charged with professional misconduct.

BPC Certifies New Disciplinary Cases

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 3:38pm
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced the certification of 16 new cases for formal disciplinary proceedings.

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