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JUNE 14, 2019

Ohio Supreme Court Releases Annual Report

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.

JUNE 12, 2019

Ohio State Bar Foundation Inducts New Fellows

Image of Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor speaking from behind a podiumThirty-one new fellows were inducted to the Ohio State Bar Foundation at a ceremony yesterday at the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center.

JUNE 10, 2019

Victims of Attorney Theft Awarded More Than $14,800

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.

JUNE 6, 2019

Ohio Pro Bono Award Nominations Due July 10

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.

JUNE 5, 2019

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

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.

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JUNE 5, 2019

Lorain Attorney Suspended for Losing Client’s Settlement Check

The Ohio Supreme Court today suspended a Lorain attorney for one year, with six months stayed, for losing one client’s settlement check and failing to provide competent representation in a legal malpractice lawsuit against another lawyer.

JUNE 4, 2019

Township Claims Immunity for Police Crash During Pursuit

Coitsville Township officials are appealing lower court rulings that declined to give the township immunity in a lawsuit alleging that a police officer’s negligent operation of his cruiser caused a car crash, which led to serious injuries.

MAY 30, 2019

Greater Cincinnati Attorney Disbarred after Practicing While Suspended

A Greater Cincinnati lawyer was disbarred by the Ohio Supreme Court today after he sought to represent a woman in a divorce while his license to practice law was under suspension, and then falsely promised her he would provide the service for free.

MAY 29, 2019

Trumbull County Woman’s Speedy-Trial Rights Not Violated by Documentation Deficiencies

A criminal defendant’s right to a speedy trial is not violated when requests for continuances are not specifically identified in a court’s written entries or the entries do not explain the precise reason for delays, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

MAY 23, 2019

Attorney General Must Take Action in Columbus Mosque Dispute

The Ohio attorney general will have to commence an action against one of two feuding boards of directors to determine which gets to operate a Columbus mosque and oversee $432,000 of its corporate funds, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

MAY 22, 2019

Florida Attorney Convicted of Health Care Fraud Suspended

A Tampa, Florida, attorney, licensed to practice in Ohio, was indefinitely suspended by the Ohio Supreme Court today based on a federal felony conviction that stemmed from health care fraud charges.

MAY 16, 2019

Suspended Westerville Attorney Receives Two More Years of Suspension

The Ohio Supreme Court today issued a two-year suspension to a Westerville attorney, who has yet to seek reinstatement from a one-year suspension imposed on him in 2016.

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JUNE 14, 2019

Veterans Court’s Mission of Encouraging Better Fathers

A Summit County veterans court’s participants are not only a band of brothers trying to help each other through the trauma that led most – if not all – of its participants into the criminal justice system. Many are fathers trying to fix frayed relationships with their families.

JUNE 7, 2019

New Toolkit Allows Ohio Judges and Magistrates to Help At-Risk Adults

Image of an elderly person's hands being held by another person's handThe Ohio Supreme Court has released a new resource to help probate judges and magistrates prevent the growing number of Ohio’s elderly population from being abused, neglected, and exploited.

MAY 29, 2019

Justice to Jam at Cleveland Concert for Charity

Image of a man playing an electric guitarOhio Supreme Court Justice Michael Donnelly will be showing off his guitar playing skills, with a host of other judges and lawyers performing music, June 19 at the 11th Annual Jam for Justice in Cleveland.

MAY 28, 2019

Reflections from the Bench, Episode 5: Former Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton

Justice Patrick F. Fischer interviews former Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton in the fifth episode of “Reflections from the Bench.”

MAY 21, 2019

Three Visiting Judges Hear Oral Arguments

Three judges from district appeals courts throughout the state today served as visiting judges on the Ohio Supreme Court for oral arguments.

MAY 20, 2019

Chief Justice Awarded Ohio’s Top Legal Honor

Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor has devoted her career to improving the justice system. It’s a passion that resulted in her receiving the state’s highest legal honor.

MAY 9, 2019

Judge-Turned-Journalism Prof Teaches Media Skills at Judicial Orientation

Months after their first crash course on courtroom conduct, Ohio’s newest crop of first-time judges returned to the Supreme Court for four days of orientation on many more subjects, including effective ways of working with the media.

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JUNE 14, 2019

Ohio Supreme Court Releases Annual Report

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.

JUNE 12, 2019

Ohio State Bar Foundation Inducts New Fellows

Image of Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor speaking from behind a podiumThirty-one new fellows were inducted to the Ohio State Bar Foundation at a ceremony yesterday at the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center.

JUNE 10, 2019

Victims of Attorney Theft Awarded More Than $14,800

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.

JUNE 6, 2019

Ohio Pro Bono Award Nominations Due July 10

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.

JUNE 5, 2019

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

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.