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APRIL 18, 2024

Jackson County Prepares for Off-Site Court

Image of a group of men and women arranged in four rows standing on a staircase.Preparations are underway in Jackson County to welcome the Supreme Court of Ohio for an official session of oral arguments in a program called Off-Site Court.

APRIL 15, 2024

Reading and Writing Legal Briefs and Opinions Is Getting Easier

The third edition of the Supreme Court of Ohio Writing Manual is now available and promises to improve the readability of legal documents.

APRIL 8, 2024

Conduct Board Files Attorney Discipline Recommendations

Image of the Board of Professional Conduct logo.The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has filed 10 reports with the Supreme Court of Ohio, nine recommending discipline for Ohio attorneys and one recommending discipline for a sitting judge.

APRIL 4, 2024

Applications Now Open for Money for Courts to Improve Criminal Reporting

Image showing a magnified fingerprint.The Ohio Attorney General is making $2.45 million in funding available to courts to help improve the system of criminal background checks and the accuracy and completeness of the state’s criminal records database.

MARCH 28, 2024

Conduct Board Announces April Disciplinary Hearings

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced six disciplinary cases set for hearing in April.

MARCH 19, 2024

Public Comment Open: Proposed Changes to CLE Requirements

The Supreme Court of Ohio has opened a 45-day period for public comment on proposed amendments to the Rules for the Government of the Bar of Ohio regarding continuing legal education (CLE) requirements for Ohio attorneys.

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APRIL 18, 2024

Charge Against Teen May Proceed in Adult Court

A teen may be charged and convicted of tampering with evidence in the Hamilton County Common Pleas Court after his murder case was transferred from juvenile court, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled today.

APRIL 17, 2024

Database Collection of Death Information Not Public Record

Image of a death certificate.A statewide database of dead Ohioans with the names and addresses associated with the causes of death is not available to the public via a public records request because it contains “protected health information,” the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled today.

APRIL 16, 2024

Court Hears Claim That Finding of Passion or Rage in First Murder Trial Must Apply to Retrial

Dujuan Wiley was an admitted drug dealer when he was attacked in his bedroom by three men, including one of his regular customers.

APRIL 4, 2024

Video Testimony in Sex Crime Case Unconstitutional, But Not Enough to Overturn Conviction

Image showing an empty jury box in a courtroom. Several monitors are mounted in front of jurors' seats.The Supreme Court of Ohio today upheld the sexual battery conviction of a Logan County man, finding that the impermissible videoconference testimony from a witness did not impact the outcome of the trial.

APRIL 2, 2024

Medical Negligence Case Raises Questions About Voting Instructions for Juries

A 37-year-old man died after an emergency surgery in 2017, and his estate sued the medical providers.

MARCH 27, 2024

Man’s Lengthy Criminal History Justified Consecutive Prison Sentences

A Cuyahoga County man’s five-year prison sentence for drug-related crimes was appropriate considering his extensive criminal history and evidence that he lied about the offenses he committed, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled today.

MARCH 26, 2024

All Parties Must Agree to Drop Request for Jury Trial, Regardless of Who Paid Deposit

Image of a woman with long blond hair, tied back in a ponytail, wearing a black blazer. Her back is to the camera and she is facing two men and a woman seated in a courtroom.Once a party in a civil case requests a jury trial, the request cannot be withdrawn unless all the parties agree, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled today.