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DECEMBER 31, 2013

Mental Illness Reporting Tool Ready for Ohio Courts

DECEMBER 30, 2013

Legal Aid Experience Influences Woman to Become an Attorney

DECEMBER 23, 2013

Proposed Supreme Court Rule Changes Involve Accelerated Joint Bachelor’s/Law Degree Programs

DECEMBER 20, 2013

Supreme Court Adopts Amendments to Traffic Rules

DECEMBER 18, 2013

Attorneys Requested to Report Pro Bono Activities

DECEMBER 16, 2013

County Courthouses Shine During the Holidays

DECEMBER 13, 2013

CLE Commission Sanctions 195 Attorneys for Noncompliance

Grievances and Discipline Board Re-Elects Chair, Vice Chair

DECEMBER 12, 2013

Justice O’Neill Testifies About Judicial Election Reform Before Constitutional Commission

UPL Board Elects Chair and Vice Chair

DECEMBER 10, 2013

Clients’ Security Fund Awards Maximum $75,000 to One Victim of Attorney Theft, $340,000 Total

DECEMBER 9, 2013

Beat the Rush - CLE Deadline Approaching for Some Judges and Attorneys

DECEMBER 6, 2013

Conduct Guidelines Issued for Prosecutors and Defense Attorneys

DECEMBER 2, 2013

Supreme Court Offering Program to Resolve Government Disputes

NOVEMBER 27, 2013

Clients’ Security Fund Reimburses Attorney Theft Victims $1.1 Million in Fiscal Year 2013

NOVEMBER 26, 2013

Enhanced Online Legal Research Resources Available to Law Library Patrons

NOVEMBER 25, 2013

December Disciplinary Hearing Dates Announced

NOVEMBER 22, 2013

Specialized Dockets Conference Features Alternative Therapy Practices

Ohio Supreme Court Preps for Expanded Court Interpreter Services

NOVEMBER 21, 2013

Ohio Supreme Court and State Bar Association Leaders Encourage Civic Education

NOVEMBER 19, 2013

Updated Portal Unveiled for Mayor’s Court Statistical Reporting

NOVEMBER 15, 2013

Multimedia Performance Strips Down Supreme Court Decision

NOVEMBER 14, 2013

Reed Appointed Ohio Supreme Court Clerk of Court

NOVEMBER 12, 2013

56 County Teams Participate in Domestic Relations Summit Regional Meeting

NOVEMBER 7, 2013

Interactive Program Provided Behind the Scenes Look at Ohio Government

NOVEMBER 6, 2013

U.S. Diplomat Hopeful that Development of the Rule of Law in Myanmar Will Lead to Foreign Investment, Economic Growth

NOVEMBER 5, 2013

CNO Review Cover Story Features Veterans on the Bench, Bar and Battlefield

NOVEMBER 4, 2013

One Man’s Journey to Passing the Bar Examination

Teachers to Witness Ohio Government in Action

NOVEMBER 1, 2013

Ohio Lawyers Talk About the Graying of the Profession

Attorney Services Fund Releases 2013 Annual Report

263 Attorneys Have Ohio Law License Suspended for Failing to Register with Supreme Court

OCTOBER 31, 2013

Municipal Court Clerk Assists with Game Day Enforcement

OCTOBER 29, 2013

Bar Exam, Candidate for Admission Deadlines Approaching

OCTOBER 28, 2013

Haunted Ohio Courthouses

Fledgling Democracy is Topic of Forum Hosted by Ohio Supreme Court

Late Attorney Registration Period Ends October 31

OCTOBER 25, 2013

November Disciplinary Hearing Dates Announced

1,034 Applicants Pass July 2013 Bar Exam

OCTOBER 24, 2013

Off-Site Court Held in Justice’s Hometown

Court Administrators Celebrate 40th Anniversary, New Officers Sworn In

OCTOBER 23, 2013

Trailblazing Women Honored for Legal First

OCTOBER 18, 2013

Cross-Examination of Former Client on Prior Conviction Permissible

Conference to Focus on Treatment Options in Specialized Dockets Programs

OCTOBER 15, 2013

Federal Courts Struggle, Remain Open During Partial Shutdown; State Court Operations Unaffected

OCTOBER 14, 2013

Experts Examine “Protection vs. Privacy”

OCTOBER 11, 2013

Portrait of First African American Ohio Supreme Court Justice Dedicated

OCTOBER 8, 2013

New Grant Announced During Domestic Violence Awareness Month

OCTOBER 4, 2013

Freedom of the Student Press and Open Records Debated

As Pro Bono Needs Increase, Dayton VLP Celebrates 25 Years

Two Judges, Two Magistrates Award Recipients at OAM Conference

OCTOBER 2, 2013

O.P.E.N. Court Lets Youth with Exceptional Needs Learn about Court Proceedings

OCTOBER 1, 2013

Two Ohioans Selected to National Board

SEPTEMBER 30, 2013

Improvements Proposed to Ohio Court Interpreter Services

SEPTEMBER 27, 2013

Court Professionals Complete Executive Training Program

SEPTEMBER 26, 2013

Federal Judiciary to Remain Open if Government Shuts Down

SEPTEMBER 25, 2013

Ohio Teachers Attend Civics Conference

October Disciplinary Hearing Dates Announced

SEPTEMBER 20, 2013

Commission Releases ‘Dos and Don’ts’ Guide for Working with Opposing Counsel

SEPTEMBER 19, 2013

Judiciary Supports Reevaluation of Mandatory Minimum Sentences

SEPTEMBER 16, 2013

New Requirements for Out-of-State Corporate Counsel Registration Announced

SEPTEMBER 12, 2013

Chief Justice: Supreme Court to Offer Support for Court Interpretation

SEPTEMBER 11, 2013

Homeowners Take Advantage of Mediation Program

SEPTEMBER 10, 2013

Victims of Attorney Theft Awarded More Than $279,000 by Clients’ Security Fund

National Group that Awards Grants to State Courts Visits Ohio Supreme Court

September Disciplinary Hearing Dates Announced


Proposed Rule for Ohio Courts to Notify Police About Offenders’ Mental Illness


Crawford County to Host Supreme Court Oral Arguments in October

Court of Claims Launches Video Streaming Program


Cincinnati School Kicks Off New Tour Season


Supreme Court Seeks Comments on Proposed Rule Changes

AUGUST 30, 2013

Ohio Supreme Court Employees to Lead National Organizations

Bells Toll in Circleville to Remember Martin Luther King Jr. Speech

AUGUST 29, 2013

Supreme Court Approves New Disciplinary Counsel

AUGUST 23, 2013

New Cases Filed in Mayor’s Courts Lower Than Ever

AUGUST 21, 2013

Ohio Supreme Court Featured in National Book

AUGUST 15, 2013

Two Ohio Courthouses Recognized for Energy Savings

AUGUST 14, 2013

Supreme Court Appoints Commission on Professionalism Members

AUGUST 7, 2013

Fourth Report Released on New Media’s Impact on the Judiciary

AUGUST 6, 2013

Supreme Court Advisory Committee Co-Chair Appointed

AUGUST 5, 2013

Supreme Court Seeks Public Comment on New Parenting Coordination Rules

AUGUST 2, 2013

Bankruptcy Filings Down 13 Percent in June 2013

AUGUST 1, 2013

Aspiring Ohio Lawyers Took Bar Exam This Week

JULY 30, 2013

9 Disciplinary Hearings Announced for August

JULY 29, 2013

New Rule to Increase Bar Admissions Fee in Limited Areas

JULY 26, 2013

Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation Releases 2012 Annual Report

JULY 25, 2013

Number of New Cases Filed in Ohio Courts Drops Again in 2012

JULY 23, 2013

Funding Crisis Strikes Throughout Federal Courts, Judge Tells Senate Panel

JULY 19, 2013

Supreme Court Reminds Attorneys of Upcoming CLE Changes

JULY 17, 2013

Columbus Students Learning About Law and Leadership

JULY 11, 2013

Leadership Changes at the Ohio State Bar Association

JULY 9, 2013

Attorney Registration Forms and Payment Due September 1

JULY 3, 2013

Commission Certifies First Specialized Dockets in Ohio

JULY 1, 2013

Standardized Domestic Relations Forms Effective, Accessible

JUNE 26, 2013

1,351 Seek to Take July Bar Exam

JUNE 25, 2013

July Disciplinary Hearings Announced

JUNE 24, 2013

Supreme Court Adopts Rules of Practice and Procedure

JUNE 20, 2013

Senate Also Votes to Consolidate Fostoria, Tiffin Courts

JUNE 14, 2013

Court of Claims Cites Achievements in 2012 Annual Report

JUNE 11, 2013

Victims of Attorney Theft Awarded More Than $330,000 by Clients’ Security Fund

JUNE 10, 2013

Annual Training Institute to Attract 500 Probation Officers

Supreme Court Adopts Amendments for Electronic Submission of Caseload Statistics

JUNE 6, 2013

Augsburger Named First Woman Ohio State Bar Association Executive Director

JUNE 5, 2013

Reporting Requirements for Mentally Ill Offenders Signed Into Law

JUNE 3, 2013

Supreme Court Seeks Comments on Rule Revision, Amended Protection Order Forms

MAY 30, 2013

June Disciplinary Hearings Announced

Secretary Honored for 60 Years at Law Firm, Still Going Strong

MAY 28, 2013

Supreme Court Adopts Standardized Domestic Relations Forms

MAY 24, 2013

Panelists Discuss Landmark Indigent Counsel Case 50 Years Later

MAY 23, 2013

House Votes to Consolidate Fostoria, Tiffin Courts

MAY 22, 2013

Late Compliance Deadline for M-Z Attorneys May 31

Stark County Event to Raise Awareness About Elder Abuse

MAY 21, 2013

Middle School Students Display Constitutional Knowledge in State Civics Showcase

MAY 20, 2013

Wood County Courthouse Home to Peregrine Falcons

MAY 14, 2013

Supreme Court Lecture Series to Feature Landmark Indigent Counsel Case

MAY 13, 2013

Supreme Court Seeks Public Comment on New, Revised Probate Forms

MAY 10, 2013

Students Advocate for Justice in their Communities

MAY 9, 2013

Chief Justice O’Connor Announces Plan to Strengthen Judicial Elections

OSBA Honors Cleveland Attorney for Volunteer Services

MAY 7, 2013

Former Pro Football Player Gets Law License

Ohio Attorneys Volunteered 100,000 Hours in 2012

MAY 2, 2013

Foreclosures Statewide Drop Again in 2012

CASA Day in Ohio Celebrates Volunteers

APRIL 30, 2013

May Disciplinary Hearings Announced

APRIL 29, 2013

Ohio Events Recognize Law Day

APRIL 26, 2013

Nearly 300 Applicants Pass Feburary 2013 Bar Exam

APRIL 25, 2013

Bellefontaine Students Prepare Before Observing Oral Arguments in Logan County

APRIL 18, 2013

Ohio Supreme Court Law Library Hosts Talk about Dog Fighting

APRIL 15, 2013

Middle School Students Participate in Fastest Growing Civics Program

APRIL 12, 2013

Capital Law Alumni Recognize Ellis as Graduate of the Last Decade

Lawyers Working for Multiple Firms Permissible

Supreme Court to Hear Four Cases at Oral Arguments in Logan County April 24

APRIL 11, 2013

Lawyers Texting for Clients Deemed OK by Disciplinary Board

APRIL 10, 2013

Commission on Specialized Dockets Meets for First Time Today

APRIL 5, 2013

A Juror’s Perspective

APRIL 3, 2013

First Woman Heads Clients’ Security Fund

APRIL 2, 2013

April Disciplinary Hearings Announced

APRIL 1, 2013

Supreme Court Adopts Permanent Commercial Dockets Rules

New Felony Sentencing Guidelines Take Effect

MARCH 29, 2013

April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month; Supreme Court Law Library Will Have Display

MARCH 28, 2013

Hamilton County Court Upgrades Dispute Resolution Services

Chief Justice Speaks at DSCC Women’s History Event

MARCH 26, 2013

Commission Releases 'Dos and Don’ts' Guide to Courtroom Professionalism

MARCH 20, 2013

Sandra Day O’Connor Speaks at Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center

MARCH 18, 2013

Late CLE Compliance Deadline Approaching

MARCH 14, 2013

Guide Assists Potential Court Interpreters

MARCH 13, 2013

Three Employees Receive Supreme Court Awards

MARCH 12, 2013

Victims of Attorney Theft Awarded More Than $250,000 by Clients’ Security Fund

MARCH 11, 2013

Indian Hill High School Wins State Mock Trial Competition for Second Year in a Row

MARCH 8, 2013

Law and Leadership Institute Hosts Moot Court Competition

MARCH 7, 2013

Appeals Court Makes History With All-Women Membership

MARCH 5, 2013

ABA Opinion Offers Guidance on Judges and Social Media

MARCH 1, 2013

Logan County Court Employees Moving to a New Home, For Now

FEBRUARY 28, 2013

427 Aspiring Ohio Lawyers Took Bar Exam This Week

FEBRUARY 27, 2013

March Disciplinary Hearings Announced

FEBRUARY 21, 2013

Reporting Requirements for Mentally Ill Offenders Focus of New Bill

FEBRUARY 20, 2013

Ohio Courts Participate in National Videoconference Project to Save Time, Money

FEBRUARY 19, 2013

Storm Prompts Change of Venue as Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments in Logan County April 24

FEBRUARY 12, 2013

Supreme Court Appoints Commission Chair, Vice Chairs

FEBRUARY 11, 2013

Nuzum Named Judicial & Court Services Director

FEBRUARY 8, 2013

Check Scam Reported in Cleveland Targeting Law Firms

FEBRUARY 7, 2013

Disciplinary Board Increases Efficiency in 2012

FEBRUARY 5, 2013

Former Judge Speaks about Historic ‘Firsts’ at Ohio Supreme Court Black History Month Event

FEBRUARY 4, 2013

Hard Work Pays Off for Court Interpreters

Supreme Court Seeks Second Round of Comments on Rules of Practice and Procedure

February Disciplinary Hearings Announced

FEBRUARY 1, 2013

U.S. Courts of Appeals, Sixth Circuit See Increase in Overall Caseloads

JANUARY 30, 2013

Law and Leadership Institute Applications for Summer Program Due April 15

JANUARY 29, 2013

Ohio Mock Trial District Competition Begins Today

JANUARY 28, 2013

Findlay High School (Again) Wins State Civics Competition

Pro Hac Vice Renewal/Registration Compliance Due January 31

JANUARY 25, 2013

CLE transcript deadline approaching on January 31

JANUARY 23, 2013

501 Applicants Seek to Take February Bar Exam

JANUARY 18, 2013

FDIC Insurance Coverage Now Provides $250,000 of Protection, Per Client and Account

Supreme Court To Hear Arguments Involving a Criminal Defendant’s Rights Under ‘Confrontation Clause’ of U.S. Constitution

JANUARY 17, 2013

Video Clips Available From Ohio’s Northern District

JANUARY 16, 2013

Board Elects Unauthorized Practice of Law Chair and Vice Chair

JANUARY 15, 2013

Justice French to Take Oath of Office at January 23 Ceremony

JANUARY 11, 2013

High School Students to Participate in State Civics Competition

JANUARY 9, 2013

Information Helps Courts Prepare for Specialized Docket Certification

JANUARY 5, 2013

U.S. Chief Justice Gives Year-End Judiciary Review

JANUARY 4, 2013

Supreme Court To Hear Arguments in Death Row Prisoner’s Request for Re-Testing of DNA Evidence from Crime Scene

JANUARY 3, 2013

Interpreter Resource Available to Courts