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JUNE 19, 2018

Victims of Attorney Theft Awarded Money from Lawyers' Fund

The Board of Commissioners of the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection has awarded $141,440 to 22 victims of attorney theft at its most recent meeting.

Board of Professional Conduct Issues Advisory Opinions on Out-of-State Lawyers and Civil Settlements

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has issued two advisory opinions. The first concerns out-of-state lawyers engaging in temporary transactional legal services in Ohio, and another concerns civil settlements.

JUNE 15, 2018

Nominations Solicited for Statewide Pro Bono Award; Due July 20

The Ohio State Bar Association presents the John and Ginny Elam Pro Bono Award at its annual meeting each year.

Pro Bono Hours Reported Increases in Ohio

The number of pro bono hours provided by attorneys to low-income Ohioans has gone up.

JUNE 13, 2018

Board of Professional Conduct Files Disciplinary Case Reports and Recommendations

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced that it has filed 12 disciplinary case reports with the Supreme Court of Ohio.

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JUNE 19, 2018

Prosecutor Opposes New Trial Granted to Man Sentenced to Death for 1984 Murder

The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office is challenging the new trial ordered for a man sentenced to death for the 1984 murder and rape of a Cleveland woman. The Ohio Supreme Court will consider the case at next week’s oral arguments.

JUNE 7, 2018

Social Worker Acting Pursuant to Statute Not an Agent of Law Enforcement

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled today that social workers acting pursuant to statute when they interview those in custody —and who are not acting under the direction or control of law enforcement — are not law enforcement agents and do not have to read or remind those in custody of their rights before conducting the interview.

JUNE 6, 2018

Columbus Employment Agency Owes $3.5 Million in Unpaid Workers’ Compensation Premiums

A Columbus temporary-employment agency owes the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) nearly $3.5 million in unpaid premiums that were owed by another employment agency it acquired, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

JUNE 5, 2018

Court Considers State Tax on Bobblehead Giveaways

The Cincinnati Reds are hoping to avoid being at least the third major league baseball team to strike out on paying state sales tax on bobbleheads and other promotional items they give away at games.

City Not Liable for Accident Caused by Shrubs Blocking View of Stop Sign

Image of a tree-lined two-lane roadA city is not liable for the failure to remove roadside foliage that obstructs a traveler’s view of a state-mandated traffic-control device unless the foliage is actually growing on it, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

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JUNE 13, 2018

Sixth District Judge Mayle Hears Supreme Court Case

Image of Sixth District Court of Appeals Judge Christine E. MayleSixth District Court of Appeals Judge Christine E. Mayle served as a visiting judge on the Ohio Supreme Court today and heard oral arguments in a case involving whether sports teams must pay tax on promotional items at a sporting event.

JUNE 12, 2018

First District Judge Zayas Hears Supreme Court Case

Image of First District Court of Appeals Judge Marilyn ZayasFirst District Court of Appeals Judge Marilyn Zayas served as a visiting judge on the Ohio Supreme Court today and heard oral arguments in a case involving whether police violated an Ohio man’s constitutional rights when searching and seizing marijuana candy in his car.

MAY 22, 2018

First District Judge Cunningham Hears Supreme Court Case

Image of First District Court of Appeals Judge Penelope R. CunninghamFirst District Court of Appeals Judge Penelope R. Cunningham served as a visiting judge on the Ohio Supreme Court today and heard oral arguments in a case involving whether a medical malpractice lawsuit originally filed in Indiana was submitted too late in Ohio.

MAY 21, 2018

Court Revises CLE Requirements and Orientation for Magistrates

The Ohio Supreme Court announced today that amendments have been adopted requiring new magistrates to complete an orientation program within a 12-month-period and making changes to Continuing Legal Education (CLE) requirements for magistrates.

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JUNE 19, 2018

Victims of Attorney Theft Awarded Money from Lawyers' Fund

The Board of Commissioners of the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection has awarded $141,440 to 22 victims of attorney theft at its most recent meeting.

Board of Professional Conduct Issues Advisory Opinions on Out-of-State Lawyers and Civil Settlements

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has issued two advisory opinions. The first concerns out-of-state lawyers engaging in temporary transactional legal services in Ohio, and another concerns civil settlements.

JUNE 15, 2018

Nominations Solicited for Statewide Pro Bono Award; Due July 20

The Ohio State Bar Association presents the John and Ginny Elam Pro Bono Award at its annual meeting each year.

Pro Bono Hours Reported Increases in Ohio

The number of pro bono hours provided by attorneys to low-income Ohioans has gone up.

JUNE 13, 2018

Board of Professional Conduct Files Disciplinary Case Reports and Recommendations

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced that it has filed 12 disciplinary case reports with the Supreme Court of Ohio.

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Common Good

Dozens of Ohio courts have set up special sessions to assist people suffering from mental illness who end up in the criminal justice system. It’s a collaborative effort in which courts join forces with treatment providers, law enforcement, and others to connect people with much-needed services such as medication, counseling, housing, and transportation.