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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.

JUNE 12, 2024

Supreme Court Cuts Backlog of Judicial Assignment Requests

Image showing the cover of the 2023 Judicial Assignment Program Annual Report.The time it takes for the Supreme Court of Ohio to assign a judge to a case after a local court makes a request dropped from more than 20 days in 2022 to less than one day by the end of 2023.

JUNE 11, 2024

Conduct Board Files Attorney Discipline Recommendations

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has filed four reports with the Supreme Court of Ohio, recommending discipline for each attorney.

Filling the Communication Gap

Image of a small statue of Lady Justice with a man and woman talking in the background.The ongoing demand for language interpreters in courtrooms is growing, with an increased need for the number of credentialed professionals.

JUNE 6, 2024

Funds for Technology Upgrades Awarded to Local Courts

With a new judicial center under construction in Hancock County, there was an ideal opportunity to modernize the technology used in some courtrooms. At the top of the list was replacing the antiquated systems used for recording court proceedings.

JUNE 4, 2024

Online Tool Helps Victims Obtain Protection Orders

Victims of stalking and sexually oriented offenses have a new way to find step-by-step guidance for securing a civil protection order.

MAY 30, 2024

Conduct Board Announces June Disciplinary Hearings

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

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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.

MAY 24, 2024

Lawsuit of Woman Who Froze to Death After Gas Shut-Off Must First Go Before Utility Regulator

A wrongful death lawsuit against Dominion Energy Ohio for shutting off a paying customer’s gas service must start with the state utility regulator before moving to common pleas court, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled today.

MAY 23, 2024

Court of Claims: Kent State Student Paid $50,0000 for Injuries While Hurrying for Care Package

Image of a cut-up loaf of soda brean on a wooden platter.Kent State University this month settled a lawsuit with a student who was injured when she tripped on the way to her dormitory mail room in hopes of receiving a package of Irish soda bread sent by her mother.

Bucyrus Law Director Receives Two-Year Stayed Suspension

The Supreme Court of Ohio today issued the Bucyrus city law director a two-year, fully stayed suspension for ethical violations arising from two separate drunken driving arrests and subsequent probation violations.

MAY 15, 2024

Court Must Find Parent Voluntarily Unemployed Before Estimating Child Support

A domestic relations court must expressly find that a parent is voluntarily unemployed before calculating a child support order based on estimated potential future income, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled today.

MAY 9, 2024

Juvenile Can Be Tried in Adult Court for Felony Murder

Image of a silver, metal table with some brown fole folders and handcuff on top.A juvenile suspected of being either the shooter or an accomplice in a 2016 murder may be tried in adult court for felony murder, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled today.