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All employees and visitors in the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center MUST wear facial coverings inside the building. This mandate is effective immediately and will remain in place until further notice.

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NOVEMBER 19, 2021

Ohio Courts at Forefront of Child Custody Reform Project

Image of an adult left hand on the left and a child's right hand on the right with their fore fingers touching end to endThe early successes of one Ohio court initiative to stabilize families entangled in child welfare concerns has led to the largest expansion by any state attempting similar improvements to its legal system.

Professionalism Commission: Setting Standards for Ohio’s Lawyers

In Ohio, the ethical regulation of attorneys and judges is applied through a code of conduct that serves as a foundation for practicing the law and how to treat others connected to the profession.

NOVEMBER 12, 2021

Nearly 600 Legal Journeys Begin at Bar Admissions Ceremony

Hundreds of the state’s newest attorneys completed their transition to licensed practitioners at the fall Ohio bar admissions ceremony on Monday.


NOVEMBER 24, 2021

Fortified Mailbox Owners Not Responsible for Pickup Driver’s Paralyzing Injuries

A Huron County couple is not liable for the severe injuries suffered by a motorist whose truck slid off a rural road and struck the couple’s heavily fortified mailbox, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

NOVEMBER 23, 2021

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Hamilton County Caseworkers Can Move Forward

A lawsuit against Hamilton County caseworkers filed by the grandmother of a child murdered by her parents contained enough information at the initial pleadings stage to move forward, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

Attorney Suspended for Disparaging Justices and Judges

The Ohio Supreme Court today suspended a Richmond Heights attorney for one year with six months stayed for accusing Ohio judges and Supreme Court justices of basing property tax valuation decisions on “politics, not law,” and for speculating about political motivations behind their decisions.

NOVEMBER 18, 2021

Marsy’s Law Allows Victim to Challenge Order Granting Former Spouse’s Gun Rights

A Warren County judge wrongfully restored the gun possession rights of a man convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

Seizing Suspect’s Clothing at Hospital Illegal, but Did Not Affect Conviction

A police officer’s seizure of socks and underwear from a hospital room violated the constitutional rights of a teenage boy accused of killing his elderly neighbor, but excluding the evidence from the clothes would not have changed the outcome of the criminal proceedings, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

NOVEMBER 17, 2021

Attorney Who Mishandled Six Client Matters Suspended for Two Years

The Ohio Supreme Court today suspended a Cleveland attorney for two years for committing several ethical violations, including billing a client’s mother twice for round trips to Youngstown to visit his client in prison when the man was in the local county jail.

Columbus Lawyer Suspended for Mishandling Client Matters

The Ohio Supreme Court today suspended a Columbus attorney for 18 months with 12 months stayed for mishandling client matters, including providing an opposing party with her client’s personal information that the client did not want released.

NOVEMBER 10, 2021

Imprisoned Attorney Indefinitely Suspended

An attorney formerly of Toledo serving a 10-year prison sentence for child pornography-related charges was indefinitely suspended by the Ohio Supreme Court today.

Dayton Attorney Suspended for Lying about Failing to Appeal Client’s Conviction

The Ohio Supreme Court today suspended a Dayton attorney who failed to file an appeal in a criminal case then lied to his clients about the matter.


NOVEMBER 19, 2021

Two Common Pleas Court Vacancies Filled

Two new judges were appointed to vacant common pleas court judgeships in Marion and Henry counties today.

NOVEMBER 4, 2021

Nearly 900 Attend Supreme Court Off-Site Sessions

After two years, the Ohio Supreme Court returned to the road.

Voters Elect 12 New Municipal Court Judges

Image of a row of voting booths in a room full of windows, with signs on them that display an American flag and the word Vote image from istock-hermosawaveIn the smallest judicial election year in the past six years, Ohio voters elected 12 new municipal court judges in yesterday’s general election, including three who were elected over newly appointed incumbents.

NOVEMBER 1, 2021

Court Nuptials Capped by ‘Halloween’ Weddings

The Akron Civic Theatre is central to the city – in location and entertainment. On the inside, what people see and experience is unforgettable.

OCTOBER 25, 2021

Justice Donnelly Spotlighted in New Book on Plea Deals

Image is a headshot photo of Justice Michael Donnelly in his black judicial robe with a blue pleated curtain in the backgroundThe criminal sentencing reform views of Ohio Supreme Court Justice Michael Donnelly are featured in a new book that examines systemic issues with the most common resolution in criminal cases – plea deals.

OCTOBER 22, 2021

Ohio Vietnam Veteran Judge Featured on PBS

A retired Ohio judge will be featured in a new documentary detailing the lives of military veterans from their enlistment to life after their service.

OCTOBER 21, 2021

Ohio Voters to Select Nearly 50 Municipal Court Judges

Image shows 5 round, red, white and blue buttons that say Vote. Photo credit: iStock/Moussa81Early voting is underway in Ohio ahead of the Nov. 2 general election when voters in 23 Ohio counties will elect 47 judges for municipal court.

OCTOBER 14, 2021

Long-Serving Harrison County Judge Passes Away

Image is a black and white head-shot photo of a smiling Judge BeethamThe longest-serving county court judge in Harrison County has died.