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JULY 9, 2020

Ohio Supreme Court Annual Report Cites Innovations

Image of the cover and inside of the Supreme Court of Ohio 2019 annual reportInnovative endeavors, new faces, and an insightful drug court documentary are highlighted in the latest  annual report from the Supreme Court of Ohio.

JULY 6, 2020

Virtual Reality: Judicial College Conducts Conferences via Video

During normal times, the summer months mean vacation season. But in this coronavirus pandemic, the Ohio Supreme Court’s Judicial College’s workload is heating up.

Ohio Pro Bono Award Nominations Due Aug. 14

Image of a wood-framed award sitting on a tableThe Ohio State Bar Foundation (OSBF) will present the John and Ginny Elam Pro Bono Award at its annual meeting this year. Nominations are due Aug.14.

JULY 2, 2020

Dispute Resolution Videos and Podcasts Released After Conference Postponement

Image of a man wearing glasses, a dress shirt, and tie, sitting in a chairMediators are known for being resourceful. When the Ohio Supreme Court’s Dispute Resolution Conference was postponed on March 10 due to coronavirus concerns, organizers April Nelson and Dr. Adonis Bolden jumped into action.

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JULY 2, 2020

Courts Not Required to Consider Defendant’s Ability to Pay When Weighing Court Costs

A trial court does not have to consider a convicted criminal defendant’s present or future ability to pay court costs when considering the defendant’s request to have the costs waived, suspended, or modified, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

JULY 1, 2020

County Not Obligated to Pay Judge’s Legal Fees for Courtroom Control Dispute

Greene County does not have to pay the more than $66,000 in attorney fees and expenses incurred by the county probate court judge during a legal dispute about courtroom use because the judge did not follow the process in state law for securing payment, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

JUNE 30, 2020

Educators Resist Lawsuit Arising from Kindergarten Bullying Incident

Ohio courts haven’t considered “imperfect supervision” by public school teachers and administrators to be the kind of reckless behavior that would make the schools liable for a student’s injuries.

Class Action Improper to Challenge Recouping Medicaid Money from Personal-Injury Lawsuits

Ohio law now requires a Medicaid recipient to use an administrative appeals process when claiming the state recouped too much of the money a recipient received from a third-party wrongdoer, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

JUNE 25, 2020

Court Approves Annexation of Central State University Land Via Bike Trail

Image of a satellite view of the location in Xenia Township to be annexedThe Ohio Supreme Court today approved the city of Xenia’s proposed “balloon-on-a-string” annexation of land used by Central State University, finding the plan met all the conditions of the state’s expedited annexation process.

JUNE 24, 2020

City Blocked from Using Traffic-Camera Violations Appeals Process

Image of a traffic signal with a cameraToledo cannot use an “administrative” procedure to hear appeals of traffic tickets issued through red-light and speed-detection cameras because state lawmakers gave municipal courts exclusive authority to consider the matters, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

JUNE 18, 2020

Court Upholds Woman’s Life Sentence for Conspiring to Kill Informant

The Ohio Supreme Court today affirmed the life sentence of a Cuyahoga County woman who conspired to murder a police informant and was complicit in the acts leading to his death.

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JULY 10, 2020

Justices to Take Part in Criminal Database Reform Panel

Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor and Justice Michael P. Donnelly will be featured on a panel Monday, July 13 at a virtual public forum at noon to discuss creating a state sentencing database to advance criminal justice reform.

JULY 8, 2020

First District Judge Hears Supreme Court Case

Image of a male judgeFirst District Court of Appeals Judge Pierre H. Bergeron served as a visiting judge on the Ohio Supreme Court today and heard oral arguments in a case to decide the correct classification for out-of-state sex offenders.

‘Cam Do’ Attitude Guides Appellate Courts' Virtual Sessions

Two columns of three images, each showing a screen shot of a man or woman participating in a video proceedingLike many courts, the Eighth District Court of Appeals has incorporated remote technology in order to efficiently operate during the coronavirus.

JULY 7, 2020

Appellate Judge Sits for Oral Arguments

Image of a male judgeTenth District Court of Appeals Judge Frederick D. Nelson served as a visiting judge on the Ohio Supreme Court today for a case questioning whether a trial court has the discretion to impose a sentence of 25 years to life in a child rape case.

JULY 3, 2020

Chief Justice O’Connor Issues Independence Day Statement on Criminal Justice Reform

Image of a female judgeAs our nation heads into its Independence Day holiday, Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor is issuing a statement that reflects upon our courts and the criminal justice system, the meaning of recent events in our nation, and our need to examine, by aggregating data, pre-trial and sentencing practices as they relate to those who come before the courts of Ohio.

JULY 2, 2020

Supreme Court Justice Calls for Plea Agreement Reform

Image of a male judgeIn an article being published by the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, state Supreme Court Justice Michael P. Donnelly calls for reforms in the criminal plea negotiation process.

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JULY 9, 2020

Ohio Supreme Court Annual Report Cites Innovations

Image of the cover and inside of the Supreme Court of Ohio 2019 annual reportInnovative endeavors, new faces, and an insightful drug court documentary are highlighted in the latest  annual report from the Supreme Court of Ohio.

JULY 6, 2020

Virtual Reality: Judicial College Conducts Conferences via Video

During normal times, the summer months mean vacation season. But in this coronavirus pandemic, the Ohio Supreme Court’s Judicial College’s workload is heating up.

Ohio Pro Bono Award Nominations Due Aug. 14

Image of a wood-framed award sitting on a tableThe Ohio State Bar Foundation (OSBF) will present the John and Ginny Elam Pro Bono Award at its annual meeting this year. Nominations are due Aug.14.

JULY 2, 2020

Dispute Resolution Videos and Podcasts Released After Conference Postponement

Image of a man wearing glasses, a dress shirt, and tie, sitting in a chairMediators are known for being resourceful. When the Ohio Supreme Court’s Dispute Resolution Conference was postponed on March 10 due to coronavirus concerns, organizers April Nelson and Dr. Adonis Bolden jumped into action.