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SEPTEMBER 26, 2023

Justice Fischer Encourages First Year Law Students

Image of several men and women standing in front of a wood panel wall.The Leadership Honors Program at the University of Dayton School of Law helps train the next generation of lawyer-leaders.

SEPTEMBER 25, 2023

Chief Justice Speaks to Ohio Judiciary in Changing Times

Image of a woman wearing a black suit and red blouse speaking from a wooden podium.Chief Justice Sharon L. Kennedy delivered the annual State of the Judiciary address to the Ohio Judicial Conference. She spoke to over 400 judges and court leaders about the changes facing the judiciary and how they can work together to impact their communities.

Conduct Board Announces 2024 Judicial Candidate Seminar Schedule

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has announced a schedule of five judicial campaign conduct seminars for candidates seeking judicial office in 2024.

SEPTEMBER 18, 2023

Victims of Attorney Theft Awarded Over $465,000

The Board of Commissioners of the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection recently reimbursed $465,462.39 to 18 victims of attorney theft.

SEPTEMBER 15, 2023

Funding Available for Supreme Court Experience

The Supreme Court of Ohio invites school groups to come learn about Ohio’s judicial system. The Court’s award-winning education program is now accepting applications to offset travel expenses, so more schools can take advantage of the learning experience.


OCTOBER 4, 2023

Search of Truck That Revealed Illegal Gun Found Constitutional

Image of a white pickup truck.A Hamilton County deputy discovered a gun when conducting an “inventory search” of a truck driven by a man with a suspended driver’s license.

SEPTEMBER 27, 2023

Contract Requires Oil Driller to Pay Penalty Well Owner Accepted

Image of an oil drill rig used in the practice of fracking.An eastern Ohio oil well owner paid a $50,000 fine to state regulators to settle pollution violations caused by a drilling company the owner hired.

SEPTEMBER 26, 2023

Columbus Attorney Suspended for Neglecting Client Matters

A Columbus attorney was suspended by the Supreme Court of Ohio today for two years, with 18 months stayed, for accepting fees for an adoption case but not following through with the work.

SEPTEMBER 20, 2023

Court Affirms PUCO-Approved Rider to Pay for Natural Gas Company Improvements

Image of several rings of blue gas flames.A portion of a PUCO order allowing Dominion Energy to collect approximately $73 million from its Northeast Ohio customers to pay for past capital improvements to its natural gas distribution infrastructure is not unreasonable or unlawful, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled today.

SEPTEMBER 19, 2023

State Appeals Hold on ‘Heartbeat Act’

Since the U.S. Supreme Court in 2022 ruled there is no federal constitutional right to abortion, states have been left to decide the issue. More than a dozen have made abortion illegal in nearly every circumstance, while the procedure is legal in 25 states up to at least 22 weeks.


University Asks to Be Shielded From Students’ COVID-Related Lawsuits

In the spring of 2020, Brooke Smith was an Ohio State University (OSU) senior taking her final classes to earn an undergraduate degree. She paid tuition, room and board, and seven other fees to Ohio State.