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FEBRUARY 25, 2021

Black History Documentary Highlights ‘Prejudice and Progress’

In observance of Black History Month, the Ohio Supreme Court is launching the first video of a documentary series exploring racial injustice and the legal journeys of African Americans in our state.

FEBRUARY 24, 2021

March Disciplinary Hearings Listed by Conduct Board

Image of the round blue and gray logo of the Ohio Board of Professional ConductThe Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced four March disciplinary hearings involving attorneys.

Conduct Board: Preserving Judicial Integrity

Judges and attorneys take an oath to maintain the integrity of Ohio’s justice system, and the profession maintains a disciplinary system to address oath violations.

FEBRUARY 22, 2021

New Tool Helps Ohio Juvenile Judges Navigate Child Protection Disputes

Image of the toolkit document coverHenry County Family Court Judge Denise McColley has used child protection mediation to help families resolve their differences for years.

Conduct Board Files Disciplinary Recommendations

Image of the blue and gray round logo of the Ohio Board of Professional ConductThe Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced the filing of 12 disciplinary case reports with the Ohio Supreme Court.

FEBRUARY 16, 2021

Supreme Court Partnership First to Monitor Drug Court Participants

Image of 2 women in a Courtroom facing several others in the audienceThe Ohio Supreme Court is helping to bridge the information gap between the criminal justice system and healthcare providers as part of a landmark achievement for treating people struggling with substance use disorders.


FEBRUARY 23, 2021

ECOT Continues Appeals of $60 Million Refund Order

A shuttered online school is making a new attempt to overturn a state education department order to refund tens of millions of taxpayer dollars paid to the school.

FEBRUARY 4, 2021

NE Ohio Woman Fined $10,000 for Unauthorized Practice of Law

The Ohio Supreme Court today fined a northeastern Ohio woman $10,000 for the unauthorized practice of law, including preparing a will for a 93-year-old Navy veteran.

FEBRUARY 3, 2021

Medina County Attorney Suspended for Neglecting Client Matters

The Ohio Supreme Court today indefinitely suspended a Medina County lawyer for neglecting several client matters, lying to her clients about their cases, and lying to the disciplinary investigators to conceal her misconduct.

JANUARY 22, 2021

Teen Sentenced to 141 Years Drops Appeal due to New Law

A new state law granting parole hearings for juveniles imprisoned for adult crimes has led a Youngstown man to drop his third appeal of a sentence originally set at 141 years.

JANUARY 19, 2021

Defense Challenges Marsy’s Law ‘Right’ of Accuser to Sit with Prosecutor

In November 2017, Ohio voters overwhelmingly approved Marsy’s Law, which enhanced the rights of crime victims, including securing the right of victims to be present in the courtroom during the trial of the accused perpetrator.

JANUARY 5, 2021

Controversy Ensues over Skills Needed When Schools Arm Their Staffs

A Butler County school board maintains a state law doesn’t define the training required for school teachers and staff who are authorized to carry weapons on school grounds. A group of parents in the school district disagree.

DECEMBER 23, 2020

Time Limit for Medical Malpractice Cases Prevents Claims against Spine Surgeon

Patients claiming medical malpractice by a spine surgeon and Cincinnati-area hospitals waited too long to refile their cases when they attempted to move the cases from Butler County to Hamilton County, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

Law Against Carrying Gun while Intoxicated Ruled Constitutional

The Ohio Supreme Court today upheld the conviction of a Clermont County man for holding a shotgun in his home while intoxicated.

DECEMBER 22, 2020

Driving on Outer Edge Line Not Traffic Violation

Image of a vehicle tire on a white line on a roadAn Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper incorrectly charged a motorist with a traffic violation for driving on –  but not over –  the single solid white line on the right edge of a state highway, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

DECEMBER 17, 2020

Newspaper Notice Allowed after Reasonable Search for Unknown Oil and Gas Rights Owners

Surface property owners seeking to have mineral rights declared abandoned must use “reasonable diligence” to locate unknown heirs and others who might have inherited the mineral rights to the property, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.   


FEBRUARY 19, 2021

Judges Appointed in Ashtabula, Lucas and Franklin Counties

New judges were appointed today to the Lucas County Common Pleas Court, the Ashtabula County Court and the Franklin County Municipal Court.

FEBRUARY 18, 2021

Decades of Advocacy Spawn New Veterans Court

Image of Judge James FieldsA judge who built a niche defending people with mental health issues as a private attorney used his experience to create a specialized docket dedicated to address those ongoing concerns for veterans.

FEBRUARY 12, 2021

Magistrate Appointed Greene County Juvenile Judge

Image of former Supreme Court Justice James CelebrezzeAmy Lewis, a long-time magistrate, was appointed judge today to the Greene County Common Pleas Juvenile Court.

Former Justice James Celebrezze Dies at 83

Image of former Supreme Court Justice James CelebrezzeFormer Ohio Supreme Court Justice James Celebrezze has passed away. He was 83.

FEBRUARY 10, 2021

Esteemed Judge Honored with Socially Distanced Sendoff

Image of a computer screen showing 6 people in separate screens participating in a video meetingAfter four decades of public service to central and southern Ohio, a heralded judge hosted an era-appropriate farewell before heading off to the Florida sunset.

FEBRUARY 5, 2021

Retiring Judge Adds to Legacy with New Juvenile Drug Court

Image of about a dozen people sitting in a courtroom gallery listening to a woman judge who is in her black judicial robeAs a final act in her decades of service, a northern Ohio judge created a specialized docket to continue the positive impact she initiated with alternative court programs more than a decade ago.

FEBRUARY 4, 2021

Judge Predicts a Remote Tech Future

Image of First District Court of Appeals Judge Pierre BergeronWith Ohio courts running efficiently during COVID-19, the realization for many judges is that remote technology will likely outlive the pandemic.

FEBRUARY 1, 2021

Butler County Judge Robert Lyons Receives New Appointment

Image of Judge Robert H. LyonsButler County Court Judge Robert H. Lyons was appointed last week to a different court seat by Gov. Mike DeWine and will assume office on County Court No. 3 on Feb. 8.

Justice Brunner’s Pioneering Path Continues on Supreme Court

Four years ago, Judge Jennifer Brunner made her debut on the Ohio Supreme Court bench as a visiting judge from the Tenth District Court of Appeals.