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NOVEMBER 27, 2023

Disciplinary System Protects Public

Three white men wearing judicial robes sitting behind a panel discussing a fictitious case.When Judge John Willamowski took the oath to practice law 38 years ago, he vowed to uphold the integrity of the state justice system. Over the last decade, he has helped support that promise by being part of the process that oversees attorneys and judges accused of violating the public’s trust.

NOVEMBER 21, 2023

Court Provides Free Legal Help for 15 Years

Image of a female judge with red hair and wearing a black judicial robe seated at a wooden table with a wooden gavel at her side.Sitting as a judge means serving a community. That’s why Perry County Probate and Juvenile Judge Luann Cooperrider has a program to assist people with legal issues who can’t afford a lawyer.

NOVEMBER 16, 2023

The Many Sacrifices That Make an Attorney

Stephanie Alisha Darville. Some know her as a friend, daughter, partner, or parent. On Monday, she was introduced to the legal community as one of 613 new Ohio lawyers.

NOVEMBER 7, 2023

Court Expands Public Access Through Online Chat

Image showing a cellphone with a live chat application on the screen.The way people can interact with courts using technology and digital access is unlike anything Tonja Amato could have imagined when she first started as a clerk at Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court.

NOVEMBER 6, 2023

Students Sense Possibilities in Law After Historic Visit

A unique experience at an eastern Ohio high school allowed students to see and consider a career in the legal profession.


NOVEMBER 22, 2023

Law Firm Trio Deemed Vexatious Litigators

Three Cleveland lawyers have been declared vexatious litigators by the Supreme Court of Ohio today for filing an appeal in a divorce case that was contrary to well-established law.

NOVEMBER 21, 2023

Court Indefinitely Suspended Juvenile Judge Convicted of Felony

Former Hamilton County Juvenile Judge Tracie Hunter was indefinitely suspended from the practice of law by the Supreme Court of Ohio today based on her 2014 felony conviction.

NOVEMBER 9, 2023

Arson Registry Law Is Constitutional

Image of two firefighters spraying water onto a fire.A state law that requires a recommendation from a prosecutor and law enforcement agency to reduce an arson offender’s registration obligation is constitutional, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled today.

Man Claiming to Be Attorney Fined $5,000

A Cleveland man who assisted his cousin in pursuing legal action against a contractor has been fined $5,000 by the Supreme Court of Ohio today for the unauthorized practice of law.

NOVEMBER 8, 2023

Attorney Suspended for Using Client Settlement Funds for Own Purposes

The Supreme Court of Ohio today suspended an Akron attorney for two years, with 18 months stayed, for failing to pay the bills of his personal-injury case clients and diverting some of their settlement funds for his own personal use.

NOVEMBER 7, 2023

Access to Files on Resident Physicians Debated

An 18-year-old was treated at an Akron hospital after a 2018 auto accident. His family alleges that a tube to help him breathe was improperly inserted into his throat and he is now in a semi-vegetative state requiring 24-hour care.

Lawyer Suspended Two Years with One Year Stayed for Sexual Misconduct, Lying to Police

The Supreme Court of Ohio today suspended a Licking County attorney for two years, with one year stayed, for having sexual contact with the mother of an imprisoned client’s child and lying to police about it.

NOVEMBER 2, 2023

Judicial Seat Properly Declared Vacant; Election for Replacement Can Proceed

Image showing a dimly lit courtroom and an empty judicial bench.Tiffin City Council was authorized to declare the Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court judgeship vacant when former Judge Mark Repp was suspended from the practice of law, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled today. The election next week to name a new judge can proceed.