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September 30, 2022

Conduct Board Releases October Disciplinary Hearings

Ohio Board of Professional Conduct written on top of its logo consisting of gold and blue rings and other shapes.The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced four October disciplinary hearings involving three attorneys and a former judge.

September 19, 2022

Students Spend School Year Building Better Civic Future

Woman speaking to a crowd from a podium with a blue backdrop.Year-round, the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center serves as a place for education about the state’s judicial branch, government, and history. That includes the summer months when civic-minded teens learn how they can better their communities.

September 16, 2022

Chief Justice Delivers Her Last State of the Judiciary

Woman speaking to a crowd from a podium with a blue backdrop.Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor delivered her final State of the Judiciary address Thursday to more than 400 judges gathered at the Ohio Judicial Conference Annual Meeting in Columbus and streamed live to all Ohioans.

September 14, 2022

Court Seeks Comments on Proposed Changes to Rules for Civil, Criminal, and Juvenile Cases

The Supreme Court of Ohio has opened a 45-day period for public comment on proposed amendments to the rules for courts.

Grants Available for Field Trips to Supreme Court

Several yellow school buses parked.The Supreme Court of Ohio’s award-winning civic education program at the Thomas J. Moyer Judicial Center in Columbus, is in school tour season. Grants are available to underwrite transportation costs, so more schools can take advantage of the learning experience.

September 12, 2022

Victims of Attorney Theft Awarded Over $500,000

The Board of Commissioners of the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection recently awarded $501,502 to 11 victims of attorney theft.

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September 20, 2022

Independent Secretary of State Candidate Submitted Sufficient Signatures to Be on Ballot

The Supreme Court of Ohio ruled that Terpsehore Maras submitted a sufficient number of signatures to appear on the Nov. 8 general election ballot as an independent candidate for Ohio secretary of state.

September 16, 2022

Primary Election Loser Cannot Be Trumbull County Judicial Candidate This Fall

A candidate who lost in the primary election for an appeals court race cannot be her party’s candidate in the general election for a vacated common pleas court seat, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled today.

September 15, 2022

Court-Ordered Truck Forfeiture for Third Drunk-Driving Offense Found Constitutional

A Medina County man’s constitutional rights against excessive fines were not violated when he was ordered to forfeit his $31,000 truck after being convicted of his third drunk driving violation in 10 years, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled today.

Canton Attorney Suspended for Neglecting Clients’ Divorce Cases

The Supreme Court of Ohio today suspended a Canton lawyer for two years, with one year stayed, for neglecting two client matters and lying to the clients for months about the status of their cases.

September 14, 2022

Driving Under Suspension Charge Requires Moving Vehicle

Person with their hand on a car ignitionTo be guilty of driving under suspension for operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol (OVI), one must actually move the vehicle, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled today.

Attorney Suspended for Defrauding Family Estate

A Lorain County attorney has been suspended from the practice of law for two years with one year stayed for fraudulently diverting funds from a family probate estate, including taking $5,200 to purchase a used BMW, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled today.

September 13, 2022

Law Against Urging Picketing of Officials’ Homes During Labor Disputes Unconstitutional

People holding cardboard signs in protest outdoors.A state law that prohibits encouraging “targeted picketing” of public officials at their homes or private workplaces in connection with a labor dispute is unconstitutional, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled today.

September 8, 2022

Delayed Charge Based on Lab Results Did Not Violate Man’s Right to Speedy Trial

Prescription bottles with pills spilling onto a table.A Lorain County man’s right to a speedy trial was not violated when the state added a new vehicular homicide charge based on toxicology results months after his arrest for failing to stop after an accident, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled today.

Lawyer Convicted of Workers’ Compensation Fraud Suspended for Two Years

A Cuyahoga County lawyer convicted of workers’ compensation fraud and who owes more than $950,000 in restitution was suspended from the practice of law for two years by the Supreme Court of Ohio today.

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