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DECEMBER 31, 2014

July Ohio Bar Exam Questions and Selected Answers Released

DECEMBER 30, 2014

New Rules Set To Take Effect January 1

DECEMBER 29, 2014

Mayor’s Court Registration Begins This Week

DECEMBER 26, 2014

Moyer Judicial Center Made Out of LEGO Bricks for Museum Exhibit

DECEMBER 23, 2014

25 Cases Certified to Attorney Discipline Board

DECEMBER 22, 2014

Public Comment Needed for Proposed CLE Rule Change

New Rule Proposed For Keeping Highly Personal Information Confidential in Juvenile and Domestic Cases

New Rules Proposed For Sharing Attorney Information, Noting Suspensions and Corporate Counsel Status

Supreme Court Adopts Amendments to Disciplinary Rules, Regulations

Supreme Court Approves New Ways for Admission Without Examination Applicants to Take Oath

DECEMBER 19, 2014

Electronically Shared Court Data Used to Crackdown on Scrap Metal Thieves

‘Of Counsel’ Relationship with Other Law Firm Permitted

DECEMBER 18, 2014

Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission Hires New Executive Director

DECEMBER 17, 2014

CLE Commission Sanctions 296 Attorneys for Noncompliance

Supreme Court Approves Amendments to the Rules of Practice to Permit Electronic Filing

Supreme Court Adopts Amended Rules, Forms Concerning Judicial Consent to Minor’s Abortion

DECEMBER 16, 2014

Attorneys: Pro Bono Activities Reporting Requested

DECEMBER 15, 2014

Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline Elects New Leaders

DECEMBER 12, 2014

UPL Board Elects Chair and Vice Chair

DECEMBER 9, 2014

Clients’ Security Fund Reimburses $75,000 to the Victim of One Attorney

DECEMBER 4, 2014

CLE Deadline Approaching for Attorneys M-Z

DECEMBER 1, 2014

Mini Documentaries About Ohio’s County Courthouses Premiers Today

Legal Aid Makes Online Connection for Low-Income Clients

NOVEMBER 25, 2014

Guide About Interpreter’s Role in the Court Released

NOVEMBER 24, 2014

Ohio Supreme Court Approves Amendments to Probate Forms

December Disciplinary Hearings Announced

NOVEMBER 21, 2014

Professionals From Across Ohio Gather to Discuss Ways to Operate Ohio’s Specialized Dockets

NOVEMBER 18, 2014

Supreme Court Hires Administrative Director

Law Students, Professionals Discuss How to Brace For the New Normal of the Legal Profession

NOVEMBER 17, 2014

Nearly 800 Admitted to Practice Law in Ohio at Bar Admission Ceremonies

NOVEMBER 10, 2014

Comments Welcomed On Proposed Rule For Courts to Electronically Share Critical Information

Supreme Court Adopts Rules to Clarify Commercial Docket Judge Designation

NOVEMBER 7, 2014

Eight Cases Certified to Attorney Discipline Board

Domestic Relations Workshop Focuses on Children After Parents Divorce

NOVEMBER 3, 2014

Court Interpreters Bridge Language Gap

OCTOBER 31, 2014

Attorney Services Fund Releases 2014 Annual Report

902 Applicants Pass July 2014 Bar Exam

OCTOBER 30, 2014

November Disciplinary Hearings Announced

OCTOBER 29, 2014

UPL Seminar Focuses on Sovereign Citizens

OCTOBER 24, 2014

Mayor’s Court Experience Decade Long Decline in Caseload

OCTOBER 23, 2014

Supreme Court’s Electronic Filing Portal Now Open

OCTOBER 22, 2014

Supreme Court Library Goes Digital

OCTOBER 20, 2014

Volunteer Legal Services Celebrated

OCTOBER 16, 2014

Input Sought on Statewide Case Management System

OCTOBER 15, 2014

Transportation Grants Available for Field Trips to Court

OCTOBER 13, 2014

Clients’ Security Fund Name Change to Take Effect in January

Documentary to Air about Ohio Judicial Center

Updates Approved to Judicial Emergency Rules

Ohio Supreme Court to Test Electronic Case Filing

OCTOBER 10, 2014

Ohio Adds to Certified Court Managers

Annual Conference Draws Legal and Media Experts

OCTOBER 9, 2014

Ten Cases Certified to Attorney Discipline Board

OCTOBER 8, 2014

October Disciplinary Hearing Dates Announced

OCTOBER 3, 2014

Legal Aid Initiates Awareness Campaign With Hopes to Serve More Ohioans

OCTOBER 1, 2014

Domestic Violence Awareness Advocates Honored

Lawyers’ Use of Social Media for Jury Selection OK’d By ABA

SEPTEMBER 30, 2014

Trial Rates In Ohio Continue Decline, Statistical Report Reveals

SEPTEMBER 29, 2014

Supreme Court Considers Amendments to Allow for E-Filing

SEPTEMBER 25, 2014

Justices Travel to Portage County for Off-Site Court

SEPTEMBER 24, 2014

Ohio Center for Law-Related Education Honors Long-Time Volunteer

SEPTEMBER 15, 2014

Public Comment Sought on Professional Conduct Rules Amendments

Supreme Court Seeks Comments on Proposed Rule Changes

SEPTEMBER 12, 2014

New Class of Certified Court Managers Graduate

Judges and Attorneys Give Testimony on Drug Epidemic

SEPTEMBER 11, 2014

Commission Releases ‘Dos and Don’ts’ Guide for Legal Writing

SEPTEMBER 10, 2014

Supreme Court Hires Reporter of Decisions

Clients’ Security Fund Reimburses $27,000 to the Victim of One Attorney


Five Cases Certified to Attorney Discipline Board

Check-In Kiosks Ease Montgomery County Court’s Caseflow


Cuyahoga County Court Distributes Millions to Ohio Charities


Supreme Court Offers Security Services to Local Courts

AUGUST 29, 2014

CPO Card Program Honored by OSBA

Research Team Ready to Assist Local Courts

AUGUST 28, 2014

Judicial Pay, Court Funding Top State of the Judiciary Remarks

AUGUST 27, 2014

September Disciplinary Hearings Announced

AUGUST 26, 2014

Attorneys No Longer Required to File Reporting Transcript

AUGUST 21, 2014

More Specialized Courts Awarded Final Certification

AUGUST 19, 2014

Drug Court Graduation Day

AUGUST 18, 2014

Year-Round School for Ohio’s Judges

AUGUST 15, 2014

No Conflict Exists for Attorneys to Confess Judgment in Cognovit Note

AUGUST 14, 2014

Part-Time Prosecutor’s Law Firm Allowed to Represent Criminal Defendants

AUGUST 12, 2014

Three Cases Certified to Attorney Discipline Board

AUGUST 7, 2014

Portage County to Host Supreme Court Oral Arguments in September

AUGUST 6, 2014

Courts Continue to Adapt to the Influence of New Media

AUGUST 4, 2014

Gahanna Teacher To Accept National Teacher of the Year Honors

AUGUST 1, 2014

Task Force on Access to Justice Holds First Meeting

JULY 31, 2014

Aspiring Ohio Lawyers Took Bar Exam This Week

JULY 29, 2014

August Disciplinary Hearings Announced

JULY 25, 2014

Law & Leadership Institute Student’s Perspective

JULY 21, 2014

Commission Releases ‘Dos and Don’ts’ Guide for Judicial Professionalism

JULY 15, 2014

Supreme Court Offers Security Services for Local Courts

JULY 14, 2014

Supreme Court Develops Parenting Coordination Toolkit

JULY 11, 2014

Law Student Wins National SCOTUS Competition

Seven Cases Certified to Attorney Discipline Board

JULY 10, 2014

Changes to Ohio Court of Claims Structure Take Effect

JULY 8, 2014

July Disciplinary Hearings Announced

JULY 1, 2014

Symposium on Opiate Addiction Focuses on Coordinated Effort

July 1 Brings Several Rule Changes

JUNE 30, 2014

1,245 Seek to Take July Bar Exam

Supreme Court Adopts Electronic Ticket Amendments

JUNE 27, 2014

Hanson Retires from Supreme Court, Led Children & Families Section

Barriers to Access to Justice Will Be Focus of Supreme Court Task Force

JUNE 26, 2014

Civics Education Leader to Retire

JUNE 23, 2014

Supreme Court Adopts Rule Changes

JUNE 19, 2014

Requirement to Submit Statistics Electronically for Some Ohio Courts Effective in September

JUNE 17, 2014

Dog Helps Ease Stress in Court

JUNE 13, 2014

Older Generations Give Courts Reason to Participate in Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Chief Justice Appoints Commission to Consider Mahoning County Auditor Suspension

JUNE 12, 2014

Supreme Court Approves Accelerated Path to Law Degree

JUNE 11, 2014

Seven Cases Certified to Attorney Discipline Board

JUNE 10, 2014

Clients’ Security Fund Reimburses 32 Victims of One Attorney More Than $37,000

JUNE 9, 2014

Court Takes Action, Seeks Comment on Probate Forms

Supreme Court Seeks Public Comment on Amendments to Appoint Capital Case Counsel for Indigent Defendants

JUNE 4, 2014

New Thomas J. Moyer Professorship, Fellowships Selected

National Family Courts Group Recognizes Ohio Leaders

JUNE 3, 2014

Training Held for Law Students Participating in State Program

MAY 30, 2014

Grosko Appointed Supreme Court Clerk of the Court Effective July 1

MAY 29, 2014

June Disciplinary Hearings Announced

MAY 23, 2014

Memorial Day Holiday Pay Case Decided Nearly 50 Years Ago

MAY 22, 2014

Change of Venue for July 2014 Bar Exam

MAY 21, 2014

Death Penalty Task Force Releases Final Report

Late compliance deadline for A-L attorneys May 31

MAY 19, 2014

Preserving the Past with an Eye Toward the Future

Ohio’s First Moot Court Competition

MAY 16, 2014

Five Cases Certified to Attorney Discipline Board

MAY 14, 2014

Unintended Consequences of Marijuana Legalization Discussed in National Forum

Ohio School Places Third at National Mock Trial Competition

MAY 13, 2014

Standardized Practices Proposed for Adult Guardianship Cases

MAY 9, 2014

Marijuana Law Lecture to Feature Broader Q&A Participation

CLE Examines Ohio Marriage Laws

MAY 6, 2014

226 New Attorneys Walk the Stage, Admitted to Practice

Foreclosures Statewide Drop for Fourth Consecutive Year

MAY 5, 2014

Specialized Courts Awarded Final Certification

National Conference Highlights Changing Legal Profession

MAY 2, 2014

Tool to Decode Legal Terms Debuts on Court News Ohio

MAY 1, 2014

Chief Justice Announces Plan to Reform Judicial Elections

APRIL 29, 2014

New Law Will Modernize Ohio Court of Claims

May Disciplinary Hearings Announced

APRIL 28, 2014

Supreme Court Seeks Public Comment on Electronic Ticket Amendments

APRIL 25, 2014

More than 280 Applicants Pass February 2014 Bar Exam

Chief Justice Appoints Commission to Consider Richland County Township Trustee Suspension

New Ideas Will Bring Changes to DR Courts

APRIL 23, 2014

Ohio Supreme Court’s Administrator Reflects on Career

APRIL 22, 2014

Seven Libyan Judges Learn About Ohio Supreme Court, American Legal System

APRIL 18, 2014

Courthouses Symposium Will Offer Sneak Peak of Feature Film

APRIL 15, 2014

Panel of National Experts to Discuss Marijuana Law

APRIL 14, 2014

Planning Underway for Specialized Docket Courts Conference

APRIL 11, 2014

Wells Named Interim Administrative Director at Supreme Court

APRIL 7, 2014

Ohio Supreme Court to Host National Legal Mentoring Conference

APRIL 1, 2014

Ohio’s County Courthouses Subject of Symposium

MARCH 31, 2014

Ohio Supreme Court Adopts Interpreter Services Improvements

MARCH 28, 2014

Special Commission Suspends Athens County Sheriff

April Disciplinary Hearing Dates Announced

Middle School Students Bring Drama to Courtroom

MARCH 27, 2014

A Northeast Ohio Municipal Court Live Streams Proceedings

MARCH 14, 2014

Supreme Court Professionalism Commission Leadership Conducts First Meeting

MARCH 13, 2014

Hollon named as Constitutional Commission’s Executive Director

Clients’ Security Fund Awards Maximum $75,000 to One Victim of Attorney Theft, $110,000 Total

MARCH 12, 2014

Three Employees Receive Supreme Court Professionalism Awards

MARCH 11, 2014

New Champion of Ohio High School Mock Trial Competition

MARCH 7, 2014

New Internet Access to Ohio Supreme Court Case Information

FEBRUARY 28, 2014

Students from Six Cities to Compete in Mock Trial

March Disciplinary Hearings Announced

FEBRUARY 27, 2014

Supreme Court Celebrates Black History with Noted Local Architect

Aspiring Ohio Lawyers Took Bar Exam This Week

FEBRUARY 21, 2014

Public Comment Sought on Amended Rules, Forms Concerning Judicial Consent to Minor’s Abortion

FEBRUARY 19, 2014

Chief Justice Appoints Commission to Consider Athens County Sheriff Suspension

FEBRUARY 18, 2014

Public Comment Sought on Amendments to Disciplinary Rules, Regulations

Supreme Court Taking Steps to Deal with Judicial Emergencies

FEBRUARY 14, 2014

Pro Bono Reporting Requested

Supreme Court Precedent Involves Great President

FEBRUARY 13, 2014

Efficiency Increases Highlights 2013 Disciplinary Board Annual Report

FEBRUARY 11, 2014

National Court Management Conference Includes Discussion About Interpretation

FEBRUARY 7, 2014

Traveling Memorial Honors Fallen Members of Lima Company

Proposed Rules Would Establish Limits on Tracking Device Warrants

Supreme Court Adopts Rule Revision, Amends Protection Order Forms

FEBRUARY 6, 2014

Depth of Judicial Campaign Activities of Lawyer with Case Before Judge Determines Disqualification

FEBRUARY 5, 2014

February Disciplinary Hearing Dates Announced

FEBRUARY 4, 2014

Chief Justice to Appoint Commission to Consider Athens County Sheriff Suspension

Bench Card Offers Guidance On Collection of Court Fines, Costs

JANUARY 29, 2014

Supreme Court Seeks Second Round of Comments on Proposed Rule Changes

JANUARY 28, 2014

High School Students Showcase Constitutional Knowledge in State Competition

JANUARY 24, 2014

Supreme Court Adopts New Parenting Coordination Rules

JANUARY 23, 2014

CLE transcript deadline approaching on January 31

How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of Email Scams

JANUARY 22, 2014

516 Applicants Seek to Take February Bar Exam

JANUARY 17, 2014

Proposal Would Expand Scope of Criminal Sentencing Commission

JANUARY 17, 2014

Supreme Court Adopts New, Revised Probate Forms

JANUARY 14, 2014

Practical Disciplinary Advice for Lawyers

JANUARY 13, 2014

Scam Emails About Phony Court Cases Carry Virus

JANUARY 13, 2014

Ready to Make Their Case

JANUARY 10, 2014

July 2013 Bar Exam Questions, Answers Available

JANUARY 9, 2014

Judicial College Releases Dates, Content for 2014 Course Offerings

JANUARY 8, 2014

Online Option Now Available for Judicial Branch Financial Disclosure Statements

JANUARY 7, 2014

Children of Ohio Supreme Court Justices Follow Judicial Career Path

JANUARY 6, 2014

January Disciplinary Hearing Dates Announced

JANUARY 3, 2014

Ohioans Seek Compensation for Pothole Damage Through Court of Claims

JANUARY 2, 2014

New Year Brings Several Rule Changes