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JANUARY 20, 2023

Supreme Court Helping Military Spouses Practice Law in Ohio

Lawyers married to members of the military face different challenges when following their spouse on assignments. A main concern is being licensed when moving to a new state.

JANUARY 11, 2023

Justice Deters Joins Supreme Court

Justice Joseph T. Deters has spent much of his professional career handling high-profile cases in one of the state’s biggest counties. Now, he will hear cases that have significant and lasting impact from the bench of the Supreme Court of Ohio.

JANUARY 6, 2023

Conduct Board Releases January Disciplinary Hearings

Image of the Board of Professional Conduct logo.The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced four January disciplinary hearings involving three attorneys and a former judge.

JANUARY 5, 2023

Probate Form Changes Take Effect

The Supreme Court of Ohio has updated parts of the Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio that focus on standard probate forms.

JANUARY 4, 2023

Rule Changes Standardize Parenting Coordination and Neutral Evaluation

The Supreme Court of Ohio has revised dispute resolution regulations in the Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio to include neutral evaluation and parenting coordination.


JANUARY 4, 2023

Disputes Over Tokes Act Reach Supreme Court

Two men in prison are challenging the power of corrections officials to extend their sentences under the Reagan Tokes Act. Their appeals, which will be heard by the Supreme Court of Ohio next week, argue the Tokes Act is unconstitutional.

DECEMBER 29, 2022

Drivers Ticketed by Cleveland’s Traffic Cameras Not Entitled to Refund

Cleveland does not have to refund $4.1 million to motorists who paid fines under a now-defunct traffic camera program used to catch red-light and speeding violators, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled today.

Court Orders Hearing for Man Claiming He Was Misidentified as Rape Suspect

The Supreme Court of Ohio ruled today that a hearing is required to determine if a teen convicted for a 2001 rape received ineffective counsel because a witness identification expert was not called to testify.

Courts Not Mandated to Defer to State Agency Interpretations

The Supreme Court of Ohio today rejected the view that state courts must defer to an administrative agency’s interpretation of the law.

DECEMBER 23, 2022

Nursing Home Aide’s 65-Year Prison Sentence Reversed Again

For the second time, the Supreme Court of Ohio reversed an appeals court decision concerning a former nursing home aide’s prison sentence for stealing personal items from 46 residents at nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Delaware and Franklin counties.

Conviction Affirmed for Teen Transferred to Adult Court for Six-Month Crime Spree

The Supreme Court of Ohio affirmed all but one conviction of a 16-year-old Cleveland teen who went on a six-month crime spree, which included the attempted murder of an elderly couple and robbery of a television news crew.

DECEMBER 21, 2022

Change in Self-Defense Law Does Not Alter How Appeals Are Conducted

A 2018 state law change addressing the use of deadly force in self-defense does not change how an appeals court evaluates cases where a jury has rejected a self-defense claim, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled today.

DECEMBER 20, 2022

Trial Court Abused Discretion When Rejecting No-Contest Plea

A Stark County trial judge wrongly refused to allow a criminal defendant to pleadno contest” because the judge did not believe there were any  legitimate grounds for an appeal, the Supreme Court ruled today.