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MARCH 29, 2023

Collaboration Leads to Improvements in Child Welfare

Image of a large room full of men and women sitting at round tables while a person speaks from behind a podium.Teams from 52 Ohio counties gathered at the Supreme Court of Ohio’s Summit on Children to identify ways to increase collaboration between the courts, children services, and families. The teams included judges, child welfare workers, attorneys, guardians ad litem, and youth participants who shared their own personal stories of growing up in the foster care system.

Attorney Returns to Supreme Court as New Clerk

Image of a man wearing a blue suit and blue striped tieOne of Robert Vaughn’s first jobs as a lawyer was working as case management counsel for the clerk of the Supreme Court of Ohio. Decades later, he has returned, now as the Clerk of the Court. Vaughn replaces Sandra Grosko, a one-time coworker, who retired in the fall.

MARCH 23, 2023

Not Too Soon to Plan for Attorney Registration

This year, attorney registration opens early. Mark your calendar for June 29, 2023.

MARCH 16, 2023

St. Edward Wins State Mock Trial Competition

Image showing 10 young men, all wearing suits, one man is holding a trophy and another is holding a plaque.St. Edward High School in Lakewood took home the gold at the 40th annual Ohio Center for Law-Related Education (OCLRE) Mock Trial State Competition.


MARCH 28, 2023

Requests to Change Sex Listed on Birth Certificates Questioned

An Ohio law permits people born in the state to apply to a probate court to correct their birth certificates. In fall 2021, a woman applied to the Clark County Probate Court to correct the name and sex designation recorded on her birth certificate.

MARCH 16, 2023

Juvenile Court Did Not Have Power to Grant Minors Immunity For Testifying in Criminal Case

While it is a division of the Warren County Common Pleas Court, the county probate-juvenile court does not have the same authority of a common pleas court to grant witness immunity in a criminal case, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled today.

MARCH 15, 2023

Hamilton County Clerk’s Office Fined $1,000 for Withholding Public Records

The Hamilton County Clerk of Courts must pay a Richland County prisoner $1,000 because the clerk refused to provide public records that the inmate was entitled to receive, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled today.

MARCH 14, 2023

Arson Registration Law Tests Separation of Powers Boundaries

Since mid-2013, anyone convicted in Ohio of an arson-related crime must register with county sheriffs for life. A judge can reduce an offender’s registration, but only if the prosecutor and the law enforcement agency involved in the arson case recommend the reduction.

FEBRUARY 22, 2023

Worker and City Clash on Taxing Remote Work

In March 2020, state lawmakers passed an emergency measure with direction on local tax procedures for employees who suddenly were required to work remotely, rather than at their employer’s offices, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Veterans Club Declared Vexatious Litigator

Huber Heights Veterans Club (HHVC) has been declared a vexatious litigator and cannot file a lawsuit challenging that designation unless it is granted permission by a court, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled today.