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OCTOBER 17, 2018

Human Trafficking Survivor, Treatment Court Graduates Discuss Dark Details of Addiction

People with different backgrounds from different parts of the state who are bound by their criminal struggles with substance addiction came together to share their battles and triumphs during the 14th annual Ohio Supreme Court Specialized Dockets Conference.

OCTOBER 12, 2018

Ohio Board of Professional Conduct Issues Advisory on Advertising Law Degrees

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has issued an advisory opinion concerning the advertisement by lawyers of their juris doctor degrees and other earned academic degrees and professional licenses.

OCTOBER 11, 2018

Board of Professional Conduct Files Disciplinary Case Reports and Recommendations

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced it has filed 10 disciplinary case reports with the Ohio Supreme Court.

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OCTOBER 17, 2018

Ohio Bar Applicant Not Engaged in Unauthorized Practice of Law

A Kentucky attorney —who practiced law exclusively in Kentucky from an Ohio office while awaiting admission to practice in Ohio — did not engage in the unauthorized practice of law, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

OCTOBER 16, 2018

Steubenville Attorney Suspended After Federal Fraud Conviction

The Ohio Supreme Court today indefinitely suspended a Steubenville attorney convicted of a federal felony for his role in fraudulently obtaining $140 million in federal contracts targeted to businesses owned by disabled veterans and the economically disadvantaged.

OCTOBER 11, 2018

Attorney Suspended After Being Caught on Tape Coaching Client to Lie

The Ohio Supreme Court today indefinitely suspended a Cleveland attorney whose client secretly recorded a conversation of the attorney disparaging the opposing lawyer, revealing his attempts to be uncooperative in the case, and telling the client to lie in a deposition.

Trumbull County Attorney Permanently Disbarred

The Ohio Supreme Court today disbarred a Warren attorney for this “third significant breach of misconduct,” including conduct that led to his client being sanctioned for filing a frivolous lawsuit.

OCTOBER 10, 2018

Death Row Inmate’s Request for DNA Testing of Evidence Rejected

Image of death-row inmate Melvin BonnellThe Ohio Supreme Court declined today a request by a death-row inmate for additional DNA testing, finding that he failed to show that testing the evidence would change the outcome of his case.

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OCTOBER 5, 2018

Justice French Welcomes, Educates Ohio Dominican Students about the Supreme Court

With the school year in full swing, that means thousands of students will explore the confines of the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center where they will not only receive a history lesson, but get an education in law.

OCTOBER 2, 2018

Veterans’ Court Helping Service Members Stay Clean, Adjust to Life after Combat

Every Monday afternoon, Courtroom 12B in Franklin County Municipal Court goes through its usual docket. Unlike most people under community control, those who are part of the military and veterans’ services specialized docket (MAVS) are connected through another kind of commitment.

SEPTEMBER 28, 2018

Chief Justice Praises Peers at Magistrates Conference, Presents Perils of Issue 1

If anyone can appreciate the unique role magistrates play in the Ohio judicial system, it’s former probate court magistrate and current Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice, Maureen O’Connor.

SEPTEMBER 21, 2018

New Judicial College Course Explores Bail and Access to Justice Issues

Image of a pile of money underneath a judges' gavel (Stockbyte/Thinkstock)Ohio has been a national leader among state courts in providing education to judicial officers on the issue of fines, fees, and court costs.

SEPTEMBER 18, 2018

Chief Justice Says Proposed Issue 1 Amendment ‘Disturbing,’ Calls on Judges to ‘Save Lives’ in State of the Judiciary

The Ohio Judicial Conference’s annual meeting is a time when judges can reflect on the state of Ohio’s courts. But before they can look ahead to what needs done, it helps to acknowledge what’s been done and those who’ve done it.

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OCTOBER 17, 2018

Human Trafficking Survivor, Treatment Court Graduates Discuss Dark Details of Addiction

People with different backgrounds from different parts of the state who are bound by their criminal struggles with substance addiction came together to share their battles and triumphs during the 14th annual Ohio Supreme Court Specialized Dockets Conference.

OCTOBER 12, 2018

Ohio Board of Professional Conduct Issues Advisory on Advertising Law Degrees

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has issued an advisory opinion concerning the advertisement by lawyers of their juris doctor degrees and other earned academic degrees and professional licenses.

OCTOBER 11, 2018

Board of Professional Conduct Files Disciplinary Case Reports and Recommendations

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced it has filed 10 disciplinary case reports with the Ohio Supreme Court.

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Partners in Justice

Ohio magistrates share why they cherish their chosen profession in the courts, what compelled them to take on the role, and what keeps them returning every day.