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August 17, 2016

Ohio Supreme Court to Address Medical Marijuana Issue

The Ohio Supreme Court today directed its staff to prepare a draft amendment to the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct that would clarify the services attorneys can offer clients seeking to comply with the state’s new medical marijuana law.

August 11, 2016

Federal Law Makes Medical Marijuana Legal Services Out of Bounds in Ohio

Ohio lawyers may not ethically provide legal services to a client who is establishing a medical marijuana business because of prohibitions in federal law, the Board of Professional Conduct declared today in an advisory opinion.

August 10, 2016

Board of Professional Conduct Files Disciplinary Case Reports and Recommendations with Supreme Court

The Board of Professional Conduct today announced it has filed the following reports and recommendations for disciplinary cases involving attorneys and judges charged with professional misconduct with the Ohio Supreme Court.

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AUGUST 23, 2016

Township Trustees Illegally Replaced Member on Military Leave

Spencer Township trustees in Lucas County improperly declared that a trustee on military leave vacated his office and the trustees then illegally replaced him with an outgoing trustee who lost his re-election bid, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

Court Releases Eight Opinions Consistent With Earlier Juvenile Sex-Offender Decision

The Ohio Supreme Court today released eight short opinions for cases whose facts were consistent with a juvenile sex-offender registration and notification case decided earlier this year.

AUGUST 22, 2016

Court to Review When Synthetic Drugs Were Made Illegal

Two state appeals courts disagree about whether the legislature made “analog,” or synthetic, drugs illegal in 2011 or 2012.

AUGUST 8, 2016

Supreme Court to Consider Constitutionality of Oil and Gas Law

The prospects of profitably extracting oil and natural gas from Ohio shale formations has led to many legal disputes over the ownership of mineral rights.

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AUGUST 4, 2016

Former Ohio Supreme Court Justice Dowd Dies at 87

Image of former Ohio Supreme Court Justice David D. Dowd Jr.Former Justice David D. Dowd Jr., who briefly served on the Ohio Supreme Court in the early 1980s, died today at the age of 87.

AUGUST 1, 2016

Lawrence County Judge Bowling Dies

Nearly four years after learning he had ALS, Lawrence County Common Pleas Court Judge D. Scott Bowling, 50, who founded the medical mission trip organization Jeremiah 38 Ministries with his wife Donna, died July 31.

JULY 20, 2016

Juvenile Court Judge Elected President-Elect of National Organization

Montgomery County Juvenile Judge Anthony CapizziMontgomery County Juvenile Court Judge Anthony Capizzi will serve as president-elect of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges for 2016-17 after his election last week by the NCJFCJ Board of Directors.

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August 17, 2016

Ohio Supreme Court to Address Medical Marijuana Issue

The Ohio Supreme Court today directed its staff to prepare a draft amendment to the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct that would clarify the services attorneys can offer clients seeking to comply with the state’s new medical marijuana law.

August 11, 2016

Federal Law Makes Medical Marijuana Legal Services Out of Bounds in Ohio

Ohio lawyers may not ethically provide legal services to a client who is establishing a medical marijuana business because of prohibitions in federal law, the Board of Professional Conduct declared today in an advisory opinion.

August 10, 2016

Board of Professional Conduct Files Disciplinary Case Reports and Recommendations with Supreme Court

The Board of Professional Conduct today announced it has filed the following reports and recommendations for disciplinary cases involving attorneys and judges charged with professional misconduct with the Ohio Supreme Court.

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