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AUGUST 22, 2019

Ohio Supreme Court Debuts Unique Learning Program for Local Schools

Image of the covers of both the Educator Resource Guide and Student Resource GuideOhio high schools can now get a front-row seat to how the Ohio Supreme Court operates, without even visiting Columbus. The Court’s Civic Education Section recently unveiled “Under Advisement: Ohio Supreme Court Cases on Demand.”

AUGUST 20, 2019

‘Blunt, Real’ Drug Courts on Display at Documentary Screening

At the Palace Theatre in Marion, you see a charm that’s often overlooked throughout Ohio. Inside the beautiful building, you hear about an ugly truth of how drugs have stigmatized communities across the state, but also, about the good being done by those impacted by the epidemic.

AUGUST 15, 2019

New Report Shows Court, Volunteers Helped Nearly 77,000 Ohioans Reinstate Drivers’ Licenses

Image of a woman speaking from a podium with two additional women standing to her leftA program that waived or reduced fees for Ohioans with suspended drivers’ licenses saved $63 million in built-up fees during a six-month period, according to a new report.

AUGUST 9, 2019

Professional Conduct Board Issues Four Advisory Opinions

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has issued four advisory opinions in response to requests for advice.

AUGUST 6, 2019

Board of Professional Conduct Recommends Discipline in Eight Cases

Image of the Board of Professional Conduct logoThe Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has filed eight disciplinary case reports with the Supreme Court of Ohio. Each report recommends discipline for an attorney charged with professional misconduct.

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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.

AUGUST 14, 2019

Public Bodies Cannot Use Secret Ballots to Take Official Action

A governmental body cannot conduct public business by way of a secret ballot, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

AUGUST 13, 2019

Former Lorain County Judge Suspended from Practicing Law

The Ohio Supreme Court today suspended former Lorain County Common Pleas Court Judge James M. Burge from practicing law.

JULY 30, 2019

Constitutionality of Adult Offenses Based on Juvenile Actions Challenged

A man convicted when he was 19 years old for failing to register certain information with authorities disputes the constitutionality of the requirement because it was based on a juvenile offense.

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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.

AUGUST 1, 2019

Hamilton County Judge Designs Courtroom to Create Calming Atmosphere

Image of a woman standing in front of large portraits depicting nature scenesWalking into a courtroom for the first time can be a scary experience. But Hamilton County Domestic Relations Judge Amy Searcy is trying to change that by transforming the nature of the space.

JULY 22, 2019

Cleveland Students Participate in Q & A Session with Justices

Image of Justices Stewart and Donnelly talking to students in the CourtroomFifty eager Cleveland-area college students recently made the trip to Columbus to the see the Ohio Supreme Court in action.

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AUGUST 22, 2019

Ohio Supreme Court Debuts Unique Learning Program for Local Schools

Image of the covers of both the Educator Resource Guide and Student Resource GuideOhio high schools can now get a front-row seat to how the Ohio Supreme Court operates, without even visiting Columbus. The Court’s Civic Education Section recently unveiled “Under Advisement: Ohio Supreme Court Cases on Demand.”

AUGUST 20, 2019

‘Blunt, Real’ Drug Courts on Display at Documentary Screening

At the Palace Theatre in Marion, you see a charm that’s often overlooked throughout Ohio. Inside the beautiful building, you hear about an ugly truth of how drugs have stigmatized communities across the state, but also, about the good being done by those impacted by the epidemic.

AUGUST 15, 2019

New Report Shows Court, Volunteers Helped Nearly 77,000 Ohioans Reinstate Drivers’ Licenses

Image of a woman speaking from a podium with two additional women standing to her leftA program that waived or reduced fees for Ohioans with suspended drivers’ licenses saved $63 million in built-up fees during a six-month period, according to a new report.

AUGUST 9, 2019

Professional Conduct Board Issues Four Advisory Opinions

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has issued four advisory opinions in response to requests for advice.

AUGUST 6, 2019

Board of Professional Conduct Recommends Discipline in Eight Cases

Image of the Board of Professional Conduct logoThe Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has filed eight disciplinary case reports with the Supreme Court of Ohio. Each report recommends discipline for an attorney charged with professional misconduct.