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DECEMBER 12, 2018

Conduct Board Files Disciplinary Reports and Recommendations

Image of the Board of Professional Conduct logoThe Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced the filing of 16 disciplinary case reports with the Ohio Supreme Court.

DECEMBER 10, 2018

Victims of Attorney Theft Awarded Money from Lawyers' Fund

The Board of Commissioners of the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection has awarded $240,000 to 16 victims of attorney theft.

DECEMBER 5, 2018

December Disciplinary Hearings Announced

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced its December scheduled disciplinary hearings involving attorneys and judges charged with professional misconduct.

New Legislators Gain Insights on Justices’ Role in Interpreting Laws

Before Ohio’s newest legislators officially begin their terms at the Statehouse next month, they were welcomed to their new roles by a member of Ohio’s top tier in the judiciary: the Supreme Court.

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DECEMBER 12, 2018

Nursing Home Barred from Seeking Outstanding Bill Payment from Surviving Spouse

A creditor must seek payment of unpaid bills from a deceased spouse’s estate before attempting to collect payment from the surviving spouse, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

DECEMBER 11, 2018

California Lawyer Fined for Unauthorized Practice of Law

The Ohio Supreme Court today fined a California lawyer and his firm $2,000 for representing an Ohioan in a debt collection case in the state without having a license to practice law in Ohio.

DECEMBER 7, 2018

Supreme Court Decides 10 Cases Based on Earlier Ruling About Juvenile Offenses

The Ohio Supreme Court today ruled in 10 cases involving adults convicted of illegal firearm possession based on juvenile offenses.

NOVEMBER 29, 2018

Latest Appeal by Man Sent to Death Row in 1985 Rejected

Ohio law did not permit a Cuyahoga County trial court to consider a post-conviction petition from a man on death row since 1985, who was convicted of rape, burglary, and murder, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

NOVEMBER 28, 2018

Court-Appointed Counsel Representing Indigent Defendant Suspended for Sex with Client

A former candidate for Hocking County prosecuting attorney who had sex with a court-appointed client, trespassed onto his neighbor’s property to use a hot tub, and lied about his actions to the presiding judge has been suspended by the Ohio Supreme Court for two years with 18 months stayed.

Clerk Must Produce Court Record, But Faces No Fine

The Hamilton County Clerk of Courts must respond to one of three records requests a state prison inmate accused the clerk of failing to provide.

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DECEMBER 12, 2018

Justice DeGenaro Departs from the Court

For children, there are things that shape the rest of their lives. For Ohio Supreme Court Justice Mary DeGenaro, it was a book and a film.

NOVEMBER 27, 2018

Board Announces 2019 Judicial Candidate Seminar Schedule

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced the 2019 schedule of seminars for judicial candidates, including three live seminars and two video replays.

New Judge Appointed in Troy

Image of Judge Scott R. AltenburgerGov. John Kasich recently appointed magistrate Scott R. Altenburger to serve as a judge on the Miami County Probate/Juvenile Court. His term began Nov. 26, 2018, replacing Judge W. McGregor “Greg” Dixon Jr., who retired.

NOVEMBER 21, 2018

Justice French Backs Buckeyes in Bet with Michigan Supreme Court Justice

Two iconic college football programs and their fan bases won’t be the only ones with bragging rights on the line this weekend. A pair of state Supreme Court justices will also be intently watching “The Game.”

NOVEMBER 16, 2018

Governor Appoints Knox County Juvenile and Probate Judge

Image of Judge Jay NixonJudge Jay W. Nixon was recently appointed as the new Knox County juvenile/probate judge.

NOVEMBER 14, 2018

Barr Sworn in as New Meigs County Judge

Image of Judge Michael L. BarrJudge Michael L. “Mick” Barr was sworn in today as the new Meigs County Court judge.

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DECEMBER 12, 2018

Conduct Board Files Disciplinary Reports and Recommendations

Image of the Board of Professional Conduct logoThe Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced the filing of 16 disciplinary case reports with the Ohio Supreme Court.

DECEMBER 10, 2018

Victims of Attorney Theft Awarded Money from Lawyers' Fund

The Board of Commissioners of the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection has awarded $240,000 to 16 victims of attorney theft.

DECEMBER 5, 2018

December Disciplinary Hearings Announced

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced its December scheduled disciplinary hearings involving attorneys and judges charged with professional misconduct.

New Legislators Gain Insights on Justices’ Role in Interpreting Laws

Before Ohio’s newest legislators officially begin their terms at the Statehouse next month, they were welcomed to their new roles by a member of Ohio’s top tier in the judiciary: the Supreme Court.

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Dedicated Jurist

Justice Terrence O’Donnell reflects on more than a decade of sitting on Ohio’s highest Court.