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FEBRUARY 20, 2020

Court to Attorneys: Completing Survey Helps Ohioans

The Ohio Supreme Court and the state’s official access to justice entity are asking the more than 44,000 lawyers in the state to assist thousands of fellow Ohioans in need of legal aid.

FEBRUARY 19, 2020

Conduct Board Releases 2019 Annual Report

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has issued its 2019 annual report, highlighting the disposition of 69 disciplinary cases, greater efficiency in case processing, and further efforts to make attorney disciplinary proceedings more transparent.

Supreme Court Partners with OSBA to Train on Sexual Harassment Prevention

The Ohio Supreme Court teamed up with the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) for a second time to address the hot-button issue of sexual harassment in the work place.

FEBRUARY 18, 2020

Conduct Board Issues Two Advisory Opinions

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct issued two advisory opinions regarding application of the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct.

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FEBRUARY 20, 2020

Search Recovering Teacher’s Recording of Girls Undressing at School Ruled Lawful

A Franklin County trial court appropriately ruled a police officer was acting in good faith when he searched a high school drama teacher’s home and found secret recordings of girls undressing in the school locker room, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

FEBRUARY 19, 2020

Adult May Prove ‘Reasonable Parental Discipline” to Avoid Child-Injury Conviction

When a parent or caretaker is charged with a crime for injuring a child, the accused adult may prove their actions were a form of “reasonable parental discipline” as an affirmative defense to avoid a conviction, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

FEBRUARY 18, 2020

Constitutionality of Law Prohibiting Firearm Use While Intoxicated Challenged

The Ohio Supreme Court will hear an appeal next week about a state law that bans carrying or using a firearm while intoxicated.

FEBRUARY 12, 2020

Wrongful Termination Claim Not Allowed in Case Involving Unemployment Reporting Dispute

A Medina County court correctly dismissed the lawsuit of a restaurant server who claimed she was fired after confronting the restaurant owner for allegedly underreporting her earnings to the Bureau of Unemployment Compensation and paying less than what was due to the state, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

Logan County Lawyer Reprimanded for Seeking to Represent Jailed Woman

The Ohio Supreme Court today publicly reprimanded a Logan County attorney who said she went to the local jail to visit a woman accused of murder who she did not know to advise her of her rights, but intended to have the woman allow her to be part of her defense team.

FEBRUARY 11, 2020

Interstate Pipeline’s Transactions Occurring Solely within the State Can Be Taxed

The Ohio tax commissioner correctly charged a public-utility excise tax on $2 million of the $699 million of income earned by a pipeline operator for transporting natural gas solely within the state, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

FEBRUARY 6, 2020

Court Approves More than Doubling of New Albany Apartment Complex Value to $34.5 Million

Although the county auditor originally determined that the fair market value of an apartment complex in the New Albany area of the Columbus city school district was $16 million for tax year 2015, the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) properly increased the valuation to $34.5 million based on a sale of the property in 2015, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

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FEBRUARY 14, 2020

Justice’s Harmony Highlights Black History Month Celebration

A year after Ohio Supreme Court Justice Melody Stewart was sworn in as the first African-American woman elected to the state’s high court, she added another historic milestone.

FEBRUARY 10, 2020

Governor DeWine Appoints New Brown County Common Pleas Judge

Image of attorney Val Lewis IIGov. Mike DeWine has appointed Val Lewis II to serve as a judge on the Brown County Common Pleas Court. He replaces Judge Danny R. Bubp, who will resign May 31, 2020.

FEBRUARY 4, 2020

Delicate Dynamic of Gender in Human Trafficking Courts

As Human Trafficking Awareness Month recently concluded, victims spent January telling stories about how their struggles began. For those who wound up in the judicial system, which in Ohio is almost entirely women, they have a haunting history of abuse, typically at the hands of men.

JANUARY 30, 2020

Steps, Support Needed to Start Human Trafficking Court

Akron Municipal Judge Ron Cable recently joined only a few other judges in the state to have a human trafficking specialized docket certified by the Ohio Supreme Court.

JANUARY 29, 2020

Two Visiting Judges Hear Oral Arguments

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

JANUARY 24, 2020

Judge’s Shared Experience Helps Heal Human Trafficking Survivors

Substance use issues are central to many – if not most – human trafficking victims. That struggle for sobriety is very familiar to Cleveland Municipal Judge Marilyn Cassidy.

JANUARY 23, 2020

New Judicial Guide to Public Health Helps Judges Manage Emergencies

The health and well-being of Ohio citizens and communities are paramount in any emergency.  That’s why the Ohio Supreme Court partnered with experts from the Ohio Department of Health to update and expand the Judicial Guide to Public Health.

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FEBRUARY 20, 2020

Court to Attorneys: Completing Survey Helps Ohioans

The Ohio Supreme Court and the state’s official access to justice entity are asking the more than 44,000 lawyers in the state to assist thousands of fellow Ohioans in need of legal aid.

FEBRUARY 19, 2020

Conduct Board Releases 2019 Annual Report

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has issued its 2019 annual report, highlighting the disposition of 69 disciplinary cases, greater efficiency in case processing, and further efforts to make attorney disciplinary proceedings more transparent.

Supreme Court Partners with OSBA to Train on Sexual Harassment Prevention

The Ohio Supreme Court teamed up with the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) for a second time to address the hot-button issue of sexual harassment in the work place.

FEBRUARY 18, 2020

Conduct Board Issues Two Advisory Opinions

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct issued two advisory opinions regarding application of the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct.