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MARCH 14, 2019

Court Urges Ohio Lawyers to Report Pro Bono Hours

Image of a day planner opened to Friday, April 5 with the date circled in redOhio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor is urging all state lawyers to fill out a survey about pro bono work for Ohioans who can’t afford legal services. The short survey should be completed by April 5, 2019.

Indian Hill Wins Sixth Title in 11 Years at State Mock Trial Championship

It’s been nearly 30 years since a professional team in Cincinnati has won a championship, but one Cincinnati area high school has created a dynasty over the past decade.

MARCH 13, 2019

Ohio's Efforts to Form Opioid Pact Repeated in New England

Image of a map of the northeastern United States with Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina colored gold and Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island colored blue with a courthouse in the backgroundThe Ohio Supreme Court initiative that brought eight states together to fight the opioid epidemic is being replicated by the six New England states.

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MARCH 20, 2019

Court Rejects Bid for Juvenile Hearing by Man in Mid-20s

Even though a Gallia County man was in his mid-20s when he pleaded guilty to rapes he committed as a teen, he claimed he could not be sentenced as an adult without first appearing in juvenile court.

MARCH 19, 2019

Question Raised about Whether Prior Nonconsensual Sex Can Be Addressed in Rape Trials

A teenager in Cuyahoga County told her high school principal in March 2016 that she was being sexually abused by the man she viewed as a father figure.

MARCH 13, 2019

Wayne Township Residents Can Contest Zoning Change at Ballot Box

The Warren County Board of Elections can place a Wayne Township rezoning referendum on the May 7 ballot regarding a proposed 42-acre housing development, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

MARCH 5, 2019

City Might Owe Township Tax Payments, But Court Will Not Order It

The Ohio Supreme Court agreed today with St. Clair Township that it was owed a share of property tax collected from land annexed by the neighboring city of Hamilton. But because the township does not know how much is owed, the Supreme Court refused to order Hamilton to pay.

FEBRUARY 28, 2019

Former Scioto County Judge Suspended for Attempt to Influence Daughter’s Speeding Ticket

A former Scioto County Common Pleas Court judge was suspended from the practice of law for six months by the Ohio Supreme Court today for attempting to influence an Ohio State Highway patrolman and juvenile court to drop a speeding charge against his daughter.

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MARCH 22, 2019

Governor Appoints Tenth District Court of Appeals Judge

Image of Frederick D. NelsonGov. Mike DeWine has appointed Frederick D. Nelson to serve as a judge on the Tenth District Court of Appeals. He assumes office Monday.

MARCH 19, 2019

Ohio Judge Speaks at United Nations Commission Promoting Women

Image of Summit County Court of Common Pleas Judge Mary Margaret Rowlands standing in front of a large, colorful banner that says 'Commission on the Status of Women 11-22 March 2019'Her audience was the world. Summit County Common Pleas Judge Mary Margaret Rowlands was a presenter at the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.

MARCH 18, 2019

New Magistrates Changing Legal Course

As Ohio’s 64 newly-elected judges are getting increasingly comfortable with life on the bench after a couple months into their tenure, another group of legal professionals are in the midst of learning how to lead a courtroom for the first time.

MARCH 15, 2019

Justice Stewart Holds ‘Inspiring’ Session with Urban Affairs Students

Image of Ohio Supreme Court Justice Melody J. Stewart standing in the courtroom at the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center speaking to a group of peopleJustice Melody J. Stewart gave students insights on the inner workings of the Ohio Supreme Court and her transition from a court of appeals court judge to a sitting justice when she met this week with Cleveland State University’s College of Urban Affairs.

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MARCH 14, 2019

Court Urges Ohio Lawyers to Report Pro Bono Hours

Image of a day planner opened to Friday, April 5 with the date circled in redOhio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor is urging all state lawyers to fill out a survey about pro bono work for Ohioans who can’t afford legal services. The short survey should be completed by April 5, 2019.

Indian Hill Wins Sixth Title in 11 Years at State Mock Trial Championship

It’s been nearly 30 years since a professional team in Cincinnati has won a championship, but one Cincinnati area high school has created a dynasty over the past decade.

MARCH 13, 2019

Ohio's Efforts to Form Opioid Pact Repeated in New England

Image of a map of the northeastern United States with Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina colored gold and Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island colored blue with a courthouse in the backgroundThe Ohio Supreme Court initiative that brought eight states together to fight the opioid epidemic is being replicated by the six New England states.

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Sealed Records Expand Hope

Individuals can ask courts to remove case records from public view after a certain amount of time if they are eligible based on their offense or non-conviction.