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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Pro Bono Efforts, Contributions up in Ohio

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 12:53pm
Pro bono contributions from attorneys to low-income Ohioans have increased across the board.

Equality Ohio Opens Free LGBTQ Legal Aid Clinic

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 11:40am
Phones seem to be ringing constantly at Ohio’s first legal aid clinic offering free services to members of the LGBTQ community.

Conduct Board Issues Advisory Opinion on a Lawyers’ Right to Practice

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 11:35am
The Board of Professional Conduct today issued an advisory opinion concerning restrictions on a lawyer’s right to practice law contained in settlement agreements.

Public Comment Sought on Attorney Certificates of Good Standing and Corporate Counsel Rule Amendments

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 2:32pm
The Ohio Supreme Court will accept public comment on two proposed amendments – one that defines what “good standing” is for Ohio attorneys and also a proposed amendment on rules for out-of-state attorneys registered for corporate counsel status in Ohio.

Conduct Board Files Disciplinary Reports and Recommendations

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 1:57pm
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has filed 13 disciplinary case reports with the Ohio Supreme Court. Each report recommends discipline for an attorney charged with professional misconduct.

Ohio Supreme Court Releases Annual Report

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 10:27am
New faces, notable decisions, and the first-ever statewide Dispute Resolution Conference were highlights at the Ohio Supreme Court last year, according to the Court’s newly released 2018 annual report.

Ohio State Bar Foundation Inducts New Fellows

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 3:25pm
Thirty-one new fellows were inducted to the Ohio State Bar Foundation at a ceremony yesterday at the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center.

Victims of Attorney Theft Awarded More Than $14,800

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 3:03pm
The Board of Commissioners of the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection has awarded $14,866 to seven victims of attorney theft. Six former or suspended Ohio attorneys were found to have misappropriated client funds.

Ohio Pro Bono Award Nominations Due July 10

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 1:30pm
The Ohio State Bar Foundation (OSBF) will present the John and Ginny Elam Pro Bono Award at its annual meeting this year. Nominations are due July 10.

Ohio’s Courts among Most Assertive in Addressing Mental Health Issues

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 11:16am
Seventy years after Mental Health Awareness Month was first observed in the United States, Ohio’s courts continue to be some of the most proactive in addressing psychological issues that find their way into the judicial system.

June Disciplinary Hearings Announced

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 2:12pm
The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced June disciplinary hearings involving attorneys and judges charged with professional misconduct.

Ohio Courts Look to Higher Achievements for Veterans Courts

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 12:37pm
During a week of solemn memorials to the soldiers and sailors who died for the United States, the Ohio Supreme Court hosted a seminar about veterans who return from service, become involved in the criminal justice system, and benefit from special local courts.

Rural Courts Helping Juveniles Caught in Drug Epidemic

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 11:13am
As Ohio’s opioid crisis continues to grow, so are the number of courts across the state addressing the issue, including the youth affected in some of the smaller communities.

Court Program Helps with Dayton Area’s Devastating Tornado Aftermath

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 11:57am
When destructive tornadoes tore through western Ohio this week, an unlikely group jumped into action to help those who lost everything.

Constitutional Knowledge Takes Center Stage at Ohio Statehouse

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 1:14pm
Forget about summer plans. More than 200 Ohio middle school students recently hit the books to show off their knowledge of the United States Constitution.

170 Legal Minds Celebrate Start as Attorneys

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 2:57pm
After years of studying, and passing the biggest test of their lives, 170 lawyers joined the legal profession at the annual spring Ohio Bar Admissions Ceremony.

Thousands Flock to Supreme Court in Spring

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 2:12pm
Spring is arguably the most inviting time of year to simply get out and wander. For visitors to the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center, the warmer weather is just one reason why the three-month stretch is undoubtedly the building’s busiest season.

Court Approves Change to Judicial Fundraising

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 3:06pm
The Ohio Supreme Court today announced the adoption of 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.

New Lawyers Will Be Sworn In on Monday

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 11:03am
More than 170 new lawyers will walk across the stage at the Palace Theatre in Columbus May 13 to receive their law certificates and be admitted to practice law in Ohio.

Ohio Supreme Court Honors Employees at Annual All-Staff Event

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 10:38am
The Ohio Supreme Court bestowed its highest honors to three employees during a packed courtroom ceremony attended by Justices and staff.

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