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JUNE 21, 2019

Pro Bono Efforts, Contributions up in Ohio

Image of a circular infographic that reads: '118,145 Pro Bono Hours Reported (35% increase)'Pro bono contributions from attorneys to low-income Ohioans have increased across the board.

Equality Ohio Opens Free LGBTQ Legal Aid Clinic

Image of the rainbow LGBT pride flag in front of a silhouette of two peoplePhones seem to be ringing constantly at Ohio’s first legal aid clinic offering free services to members of the LGBTQ community.

JUNE 20, 2019

Conduct Board Issues Advisory Opinion on a Lawyers’ Right to Practice

The Board of Professional Conduct today issued an advisory opinion concerning restrictions on a lawyer’s right to practice law contained in settlement agreements.

JUNE 18, 2019

Public Comment Sought on Attorney Certificates of Good Standing and Corporate Counsel Rule Amendments

The Ohio Supreme Court will accept public comment on two proposed amendments – one that defines what “good standing” is for Ohio attorneys and also a proposed amendment on rules for out-of-state attorneys registered for corporate counsel status in Ohio.

Conduct Board Files Disciplinary Reports and Recommendations

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has filed 13 disciplinary case reports with the Ohio Supreme Court. Each report recommends discipline for an attorney charged with professional misconduct.

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JUNE 20, 2019

Modification of Wind Farm Permit Not Subject to Stricter Location Standards

The Ohio Power Siting Board was authorized to allow a proposed 25-turbine wind farm in Huron County to change the model of turbines it will use without subjecting the facility to stricter turbine setback requirements imposed by state lawmakers after the windfarm’s original certification, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

JUNE 19, 2019

First Energy Electric Grid Modernization Charge Improperly Imposed

Since 2017, FirstEnergy Companies’ customers have been paying an extra $168 million to $204 million per year through a rider intended to incentivize the companies to modernize their energy-distribution systems.

JUNE 5, 2019

Lorain Attorney Suspended for Losing Client’s Settlement Check

The Ohio Supreme Court today suspended a Lorain attorney for one year, with six months stayed, for losing one client’s settlement check and failing to provide competent representation in a legal malpractice lawsuit against another lawyer.

JUNE 4, 2019

Township Claims Immunity for Police Crash During Pursuit

Coitsville Township officials are appealing lower court rulings that declined to give the township immunity in a lawsuit alleging that a police officer’s negligent operation of his cruiser caused a car crash, which led to serious injuries.

MAY 30, 2019

Greater Cincinnati Attorney Disbarred after Practicing While Suspended

A Greater Cincinnati lawyer was disbarred by the Ohio Supreme Court today after he sought to represent a woman in a divorce while his license to practice law was under suspension, and then falsely promised her he would provide the service for free.

MAY 29, 2019

Trumbull County Woman’s Speedy-Trial Rights Not Violated by Documentation Deficiencies

A criminal defendant’s right to a speedy trial is not violated when requests for continuances are not specifically identified in a court’s written entries or the entries do not explain the precise reason for delays, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

MAY 23, 2019

Attorney General Must Take Action in Columbus Mosque Dispute

The Ohio attorney general will have to commence an action against one of two feuding boards of directors to determine which gets to operate a Columbus mosque and oversee $432,000 of its corporate funds, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

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JUNE 24, 2019

Ohio Probate, Domestic Relations, and Juvenile Court Judges Cited for Innovation

Image of Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor speaking from behind a podiumThe Ohio Association of Probate Judges (OAPJ), made up of probate, domestic relations, and juvenile court judges, convened its annual meeting with plaudits for innovation on the bench.

JUNE 21, 2019

Governor Appoints Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge

Image of J. Philip CalabreseGov. Mike DeWine today appointed a judge to fill an empty seat left open in Cuyahoga County after a judge received a federal judgeship.

JUNE 14, 2019

Veterans Court’s Mission of Encouraging Better Fathers

A Summit County veterans court’s participants are not only a band of brothers trying to help each other through the trauma that led most – if not all – of its participants into the criminal justice system. Many are fathers trying to fix frayed relationships with their families.

JUNE 7, 2019

New Toolkit Allows Ohio Judges and Magistrates to Help At-Risk Adults

Image of an elderly person's hands being held by another person's handThe Ohio Supreme Court has released a new resource to help probate judges and magistrates prevent the growing number of Ohio’s elderly population from being abused, neglected, and exploited.

MAY 29, 2019

Justice to Jam at Cleveland Concert for Charity

Image of a man playing an electric guitarOhio Supreme Court Justice Michael Donnelly will be showing off his guitar playing skills, with a host of other judges and lawyers performing music, June 19 at the 11th Annual Jam for Justice in Cleveland.

MAY 28, 2019

Reflections from the Bench, Episode 5: Former Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton

Justice Patrick F. Fischer interviews former Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton in the fifth episode of “Reflections from the Bench.”

MAY 21, 2019

Three Visiting Judges Hear Oral Arguments

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

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JUNE 21, 2019

Pro Bono Efforts, Contributions up in Ohio

Image of a circular infographic that reads: '118,145 Pro Bono Hours Reported (35% increase)'Pro bono contributions from attorneys to low-income Ohioans have increased across the board.

Equality Ohio Opens Free LGBTQ Legal Aid Clinic

Image of the rainbow LGBT pride flag in front of a silhouette of two peoplePhones seem to be ringing constantly at Ohio’s first legal aid clinic offering free services to members of the LGBTQ community.

JUNE 20, 2019

Conduct Board Issues Advisory Opinion on a Lawyers’ Right to Practice

The Board of Professional Conduct today issued an advisory opinion concerning restrictions on a lawyer’s right to practice law contained in settlement agreements.

JUNE 18, 2019

Public Comment Sought on Attorney Certificates of Good Standing and Corporate Counsel Rule Amendments

The Ohio Supreme Court will accept public comment on two proposed amendments – one that defines what “good standing” is for Ohio attorneys and also a proposed amendment on rules for out-of-state attorneys registered for corporate counsel status in Ohio.

Conduct Board Files Disciplinary Reports and Recommendations

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has filed 13 disciplinary case reports with the Ohio Supreme Court. Each report recommends discipline for an attorney charged with professional misconduct.