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FEBRUARY 16, 2024

Board of Professional Conduct Issues Two Advisory Opinions

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has released two advisory opinions concerning in-house counsel and lawyers serving in the dual role of guardian ad litem/lawyer. Each opinion replaces an earlier opinion that analyzed the issue presented under the former Code of Professional Responsibility.

FEBRUARY 12, 2024

Board of Professional Conduct Issues 2023 Annual Report

Image of the cover of the Board of Professional Conduct annual report.The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has issued its 2023 annual report, highlighting the disposition of 41 disciplinary cases, including two judicial misconduct cases, and continued efforts to educate Ohio judges and lawyers about their professional responsibilities.

FEBRUARY 9, 2024

The Art of Justice: Stories of Black Cultural Expression

High school students visited the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center to hear how art and the law are complementary. Three accomplished Ohio artists spoke to the students about how individual expression can be used to advance justice.

FEBRUARY 5, 2024

Conduct Board Files Attorney Discipline Recommendations

Image of the logo for the Board of Professional Conduct.The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has filed three disciplinary case reports with the Supreme Court of Ohio, each recommending discipline for an Ohio attorney.

FEBRUARY 1, 2024

Conduct Board Announces February Disciplinary Hearings

Image of the logo for the Board of Professional Conduct.The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced four February disciplinary cases involving hearings for three attorneys and one judge.

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FEBRUARY 21, 2024

Police Properly Obtained Juvenile’s Confession to Shooting Friend

The Supreme Court of Ohio today affirmed the juvenile murder disposition of a 15-year-old Cleveland boy for the 2019 shooting death of a 14-year-old boy.

FEBRUARY 20, 2024

Lawyer Disbarred for Stealing From Clients

A Parma attorney who was indefinitely suspended from the practice of law for stealing from clients was disbarred by the Supreme Court of Ohio today.

Hamilton Lawyer Disbarred for Misusing Clients’ Settlement Funds

The Supreme Court of Ohio today disbarred a Hamilton attorney and ordered him to pay more than $25,000 in restitution to his former clients and others harmed by his misconduct.

FEBRUARY 16, 2024

Former Marion County Judge Indefinitely Suspended Following Felony Conviction

The Supreme Court of Ohio indefinitely suspended Jason Warner from the practice of law after the former Marion County Common Pleas judge was convicted of two felonies for leaving the scene of an auto accident.

FEBRUARY 15, 2024

New Trial Ordered for Taxi Driver Who Shot Passenger After Altercation

Image of an illuminated taxi sign on the roof of a taxi.A jury should have been allowed to consider the self-defense claim of a 71-year-old taxi driver who shot a drunken passenger after an altercation regarding the fare, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled today.

Toledo Lawyer Suspended for Ethics Violations

The Supreme Court of Ohio today suspended a Toledo lawyer for one year for multiple ethical violations, including knowingly making a false statement in a municipal court proceeding and failing to comply with a disciplinary investigation.

FEBRUARY 14, 2024

Municipalities Taxing Stay-At-Home Workers During Pandemic Was Constitutional

Image of several desks with computers on them. The desks are separated from one another by a plexiglass shield.A state law that allowed cities to temporarily collect income tax from individuals working from home but who lived outside of city limits during the COVID-19 pandemic was constitutional, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled today.

JANUARY 30, 2024

Court Considers How Judges Fashion Sentences to Fit the Crimes

A Hamilton County Common Pleas Court judge told Tommy Glover he put his victims through hours of terror when he committed a string of armed robberies and kidnappings in 2020. The judge sentenced Glover to 60 years in prison.