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SEPTEMBER 19, 2019

Ohio Disciplinary Task Force Releases Final Report

Image of the cover of the Report and Recommendations of the Supreme Court of Ohio Task Force on the Ohio Disciplinary SystemA task force convened by Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor to examine the state’s disciplinary system for judicial officers and attorneys has released its final report, including a variety of recommendations to the Court aimed at improving and promoting trust in the disciplinary system.

SEPTEMBER 16, 2019

Transportation Grants Available for Field Trips to Court

Image of the side of a yellow school busThe Ohio Supreme Court is accepting applications for transportation grants to help schools offset costs to visit the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center.

SEPTEMBER 12, 2019

Five Seminars Scheduled for 2020 Judicial Candidates

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct announced the 2020 schedule of judicial campaign conduct seminars for candidates seeking judicial office.

SEPTEMBER 10, 2019

Victims of Attorney Theft Awarded More than $192,000 from Lawyers' Fund

The Board of Commissioners of the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection has awarded $192,025 to 15 victims of attorney theft.

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SEPTEMBER 19, 2019

Grocer Not Responsible for Motorized Cart Collision that Injured Shopper

Image of a motorized shopping cart typically found in grocery and large retail storesA woman shopping at a Brook Park Giant Eagle did not prove that the grocery store chain was legally responsible for the injuries she suffered when another shopper, who was driving a motorized cart, collided with her shopping cart, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

Court Suspends Attorney Arrested after Being Intoxicated at Trial

An Ashland lawyer who attempted to represent a client in a felony trial while intoxicated was suspended for two years with 18 months stayed by the Ohio Supreme Court today.

SEPTEMBER 3, 2019

State Challenges $4.5 Million Judgment to Cleveland for Workers’ Compensation Overcharges

The ability of hundreds of local governments to reclaim alleged overpayments of workers’ compensation premiums will be tested when the Ohio Supreme Court considers Cleveland’s $4.5 million judgment it won from the state.

AUGUST 22, 2019

Municipal Bond Buyers Do Not Automatically Acquire Right to Sue

Ohio law does not automatically transfer to the buyer of a municipal bond the seller’s right to sue a financial institution overseeing the repayment of the bonds, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

AUGUST 21, 2019

Court Extends Suspension for Lakewood Lawyer Who Practiced While Suspended

The Ohio Supreme Court today indefinitely suspended a Lakewood lawyer who continued to practice while under suspension and engaged in other professional misconduct, including lying to a client and a court about being suspended.

Out-of-State Lawyer to Pay $25,000 for Illegally Practicing in Ohio

An out of state lawyer, who provided legal advice and services to more than six Ohioans, was fined $25,000 by the Ohio Supreme Court today for engaging in the unauthorized practice of law.

AUGUST 20, 2019

State Workers Can Be Fired during Probationary Period at Employer’s Discretion

Ohio government employers have the right to fire civil service employees for unsatisfactory service during their initial probationary periods, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

AUGUST 15, 2019

Judge Cannot Impose Community Controls to be Served After Prison Sentence

The Ohio Supreme Court found today that Ohio’s criminal sentencing laws do not allow a trial court to impose community control sanctions for a felony offense to run consecutively to a prison sentence imposed for another felony offense.

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SEPTEMBER 18, 2019

Sentencing Reform, Case Data Drive Chief Justice’s ‘State of Judiciary’

Every year, judges juggle more than just caseloads. As professionals, they must continue to learn about evolving trends. For the judiciary, there’s no bigger think tank than the Ohio Judicial Conference.

SEPTEMBER 11, 2019

Justice Donnelly, Record Crowd Exhibit Growth of Magistrates

When a record-setting number of magistrates from across Ohio convened in Columbus, they did so to network, share best practices, and keep up with some of the latest judicial obstacles.

Cleveland Domestic Relations Court Creates Free App for Easy, On-the-Go Information

Image of the CourtConnect app logoA Cleveland court is using cutting-edge technology to bring the courtroom closer to the hands of litigants and attorneys.

AUGUST 23, 2019

Court’s New HOPE to Tackle Impaired Driving, Addiction

Nine years ago, Judge John Kolesar brought hope to the Sandusky County courts with the implementation of a specialized docket. Now, he has a new HOPE – honesty, openness, participation, and engagement – as part of a re-branding for his two specialty courts.

AUGUST 21, 2019

Governor Appoints Lawrence County Probate and Juvenile Judge

Image of Patricia SandersOhio Gov. Mike DeWine has announced the appointment of Patricia Sanders to serve as a judge on the Lawrence County Probate and Juvenile Court.

AUGUST 12, 2019

Chief Justice Plays Ambassador for Ohio, Drug Courts at Global Conference

Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor welcomed judges and staff from as far away as Alaska, Hawaii, Albania, Ukraine, and Australia to Ohio and the annual Conference of Court Public Information Officers.

AUGUST 6, 2019

Eighth District Judge Hears Supreme Court Case

Image of Eighth District Court of Appeals Judge Eileen A. GallagherEighth District Court of Appeals Judge Eileen A. Gallagher served as a visiting judge on the Ohio Supreme Court today and heard oral arguments in a case of whether a 19-year-old man convicted for failing to register as a sex offender had his constitutional rights violated because the reporting requirement was based on a juvenile offense.

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SEPTEMBER 19, 2019

Ohio Disciplinary Task Force Releases Final Report

Image of the cover of the Report and Recommendations of the Supreme Court of Ohio Task Force on the Ohio Disciplinary SystemA task force convened by Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor to examine the state’s disciplinary system for judicial officers and attorneys has released its final report, including a variety of recommendations to the Court aimed at improving and promoting trust in the disciplinary system.

SEPTEMBER 16, 2019

Transportation Grants Available for Field Trips to Court

Image of the side of a yellow school busThe Ohio Supreme Court is accepting applications for transportation grants to help schools offset costs to visit the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center.

SEPTEMBER 12, 2019

Five Seminars Scheduled for 2020 Judicial Candidates

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct announced the 2020 schedule of judicial campaign conduct seminars for candidates seeking judicial office.

SEPTEMBER 10, 2019

Victims of Attorney Theft Awarded More than $192,000 from Lawyers' Fund

The Board of Commissioners of the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection has awarded $192,025 to 15 victims of attorney theft.