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JULY 12, 2024

Finding Hope in Prison

During a day-long seminar organized by the Ohio Judicial College, judicial officers from across the state met in Mansfield to experience life in both historic and modern-day prison.

JULY 11, 2024

Seats of Justice: A Look at Ohio’s Local Courthouses

Take in the grandeur of Ohio’s many courthouses without ever leaving home!

Supreme Court of Ohio Names Ellinger Director of Public Information

Image of a man wearing a dark grey suit, maroon shirt, and blue tie.Andy Ellinger has been named director of public information for the Supreme Court of Ohio.

JULY 3, 2024

Conduct Board Announces July Disciplinary Hearings

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct announced four disciplinary cases set for hearing in July. Each case involves allegations of professional misconduct by a lawyer.

JULY 1, 2024

New Practice and Procedure Rules Effective July 1

Changes to the practice and procedure rules for Ohio courts, recently filed with the Ohio General Assembly, are effective as of July 1, 2024.

JUNE 21, 2024

Victims of Attorney Theft Awarded more than $161,470 by Lawyers’ Fund

The Board of Commissioners of the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection (LFCP) reimbursed $161,472.80 to 15 victims of attorney theft at its recent meeting.

JUNE 18, 2024

Board of Professional Conduct Issues Advisory Opinion on Lawyer Fee Arbitration

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has issued an advisory opinion clarifying the application of a rule that mandates the arbitration or mediation of fee disputes between lawyers.


JULY 18, 2024

Trial Court Must Reassess Whether Board Could Discuss Voting Machine Purchase in Private

Image of a white privacy screen on top of a small table. The screen has an American flag and the word 'Vote' on it.The Supreme Court of Ohio ordered a new trial today to determine whether the Stark County Board of Elections violated state open meetings laws when it discussed purchasing new voting machine equipment in private.

JULY 17, 2024

East Cleveland Must Pay Man Held in Storage Closet More Than $30 Million

The Supreme Court of Ohio ruled today that the city of East Cleveland must pay more than $30 million for unlawfully arresting a man, beating him, and confining him in a storage closet for four days.

JULY 16, 2024

Court Considers Penalty for Harming Stray Cats Under Evolving Animal Cruelty Laws

Since 1871, Ohio has criminalized cruelty to any animal. In the early 2000s, state lawmakers recognized a need for greater protection for “companion animals,” such as dogs, cats, and other animals kept inside a residential dwelling.

JULY 2, 2024

Homeowner Seeks Compensation After Road Collapse Leads to Property Flooding

A Summit County homeowner’s property flooded multiple times in May 2017. She sued the county, alleging that the nearby public road wasn’t maintained, which caused the flooding.

JULY 1, 2024

Fifth District: Defendants Must Prove Exception to Avoid Texting-While-Driving Conviction

Image showing a person's hand holding a cell phone while the other hand is on a steering wheel.When a driver is charged with texting while driving, it’s the driver, not the state, who must prove whether an exception in the law applies, the Fifth District Court of Appeals ruled.

JUNE 5, 2024

Eighth District: Efforts to Block Chiropractor Calls to Crash Victims Unconstitutional

Image of a telephone headset next to a telephone.State laws that make it illegal for chiropractors to call victims immediately after car accidents and crimes are unconstitutional, the Eighth District Court of Appeals recently ruled.