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JUNE 21, 2021

Conduct Board Files Disciplinary Case Reports, Recommendations

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has filed 10 disciplinary case reports with the Supreme Court of Ohio.

Conduct Board Issues Advisories on Lawyer Advertising

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has issued two advisory opinions regarding lawyer advertising.

JUNE 16, 2021

Guardians Must Report Felony, Misdemeanor Charges

Close-up image of a wooden gavelThe Ohio Supreme Court has adopted rules requiring guardians to report any pending felony and misdemeanor charges to the local probate court that appointed the guardianship.

Quality Hearings Toolkit Seeks Rise in Family Reunifications

Close-up image of a man's hand holding a child's handOhio courts have a new aid to develop better engagement with parents and children in child abuse, neglect, and dependency cases for the purpose of reuniting more families.


JUNE 8, 2021

Driver Seeks Damages After Collision with Fortified Rural Mailbox Left Him Paralyzed

Frustrated by teenage vandals cracking the wooden post of his mailbox, Matthew Burr built a new mailbox using an 8-inch diameter steel pipe he obtained from the scrap yard where he worked and buried the pipe three feet into the ground.

MAY 26, 2021

Prison System’s Withholding of Execution Records Approved, but Penalized for Delays

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC) was entitled to withhold information related to carrying out executions by lethal injection requested by a law firm, but must pay the firm $500 and a yet-to-be determined amount in legal fees for waiting three months to respond, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

MAY 25, 2021

30 Years Later, Prosecutors Can Seek Murder Charge for Cleveland Playground Shooting

A man may be tried for murder based on a shooting that occurred 27 years before the victim’s death because there no was evidence that the defendant's earlier no contest plea to attempted murder was a result of a deal with prosecutors that he wouldn’t be prosecuted further, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

MAY 20, 2021

Hamilton County Judicial Candidate Reprimanded for False Statements

The Ohio Supreme Court today affirmed a public reprimand and $1,000 fine levied against a Hamilton County judicial candidate for disseminating false information about her opponent in the  2020 Republican primary election.

MAY 19, 2021

Community School Group Entitled to Additional Funds for ‘Quality Schools’

Twelve Horizon Science Academies were wrongfully disqualified from additional state funding for “community schools of quality,” the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

MAY 13, 2021

Twelfth District: Lawmaker’s Attempt to Jail Governor for COVID Orders Rejected

The Clermont County Prosecutor’s Office spent five hours reviewing a former state lawmaker’s claim that Gov. Mike DeWine should be charged for terrorism and other crimes for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic before rejecting the idea.

MAY 4, 2021

Botanical Garden Dustup Rooted in 139-Year-Old Deed

The climate is heated between Cleveland’s botanical garden, which sits in Wade Park, and the heirs of the benefactor who donated the land.


JUNE 21, 2021

Party or No Party? Justice, Appellate Judge to Discuss Political Designations

An Ohio Supreme Court justice and an appeals court judge will examine a longstanding judicial topic under consideration by state legislators: should the political party affiliations of those running for the judicial branch be listed on the ballot for general elections?

JUNE 16, 2021

Eighth District Judge Hears Oral Argument Virtually

Image of a female judge participating in oral arguments in the courtroom of the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial CenterEighth District Court of Appeals Judge Anita Laster Mays served as a visiting jurist on the Ohio Supreme Court for oral arguments today.

JUNE 9, 2021

Eleventh District Court of Appeals Judge Appointed

Image of a man smiling and wearing a suitFormer state Sen. John Eklund will join the 11th District Court of Appeals on July 1.

JUNE 4, 2021

Prosecutor Appointed to Municipal Court Bench

Image of a smiling man with a beard wearing a suitBrian Driscoll of New Carlisle will join the Clark County Municipal Court on June 14, following his gubernatorial appointment.

JUNE 2, 2021

Drug Court’s HART-Felt Graduation

After a year of medical and social unrest, 12 drug court participants celebrated overcoming their own struggles.

MAY 28, 2021

Serving Those Who Served: Founding Veterans Court Celebrates 10 Years

A decade ago, members of Stark County Common Pleas Court followed their instincts to start Ohio’s first felony veterans treatment program.

MAY 26, 2021

‘Life-Saving’ Work Highlighted in National Drug Court Month Video

Image of Medina County Court of Common Pleas Judge Joyce Kimbler wearing a black judicial robeEvery May, a northeast Ohio court with a specialized docket does something unique to celebrate National Drug Court Month. This year, it’s the participants who are lending their voices.