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JANUARY 28, 2015

February Disciplinary Hearings Announced

The Ohio Supreme Court’s Board of Professional Conduct today announced the disciplinary hearings involving attorneys and judges charged with professional misconduct that are scheduled for February.

JANUARY 26, 2015

Seven Cases Certified to Attorney Discipline Board

The Ohio Supreme Court’s Board of Professional Conduct today announced seven cases recently certified to the board by a probable cause panel.

Restoration Projects at Ohio County Courthouses

The main courtroom of the Coshocton County Common Pleas Court is encased in scaffolding so that workers can restore the decorative ceiling and balcony that have been covered for several decades.

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JANUARY 28, 2015

Pardons Deliver Forgiveness, Not Forgetfulness Under Current Law

Courts have no authority to seal an offender’s criminal record following a governor’s pardon unless the person meets the requirements defined in state law, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled in one of two opinions today about sealing records.

Records May Be Unsealed Only for Exceptions Spelled Out in State Law

In a second decision today about sealing criminal records, the Ohio Supreme Court held that courts may unseal an acquitted defendant’s record only for reasons defined by statute.

JANUARY 27, 2015

Jury Instruction on “Foreseeability of Harm” Did Not Affect Result in Medical Malpractice Case

The Ohio Supreme Court today determined that an unnecessary jury instruction did not change the outcome of a medical malpractice lawsuit filed by the parents of a 5-year-old. Their case alleged medical negligence after the child died while being treated at an Akron hospital.

Supreme Court Interprets Elements Needed to Prove Corrupt Activity

In corrupt activity cases the same evidence can establish both the existence of an “enterprise” and the associated pattern of corrupt activity, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

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Image of the number three next to a computer monitor with an arrow pointing at it and the words 'Things to Know" underneathTake a look at upcoming Ohio Supreme Court events and announcements for the week of January 26, 2015.

JANUARY 16, 2015

New Video Preps Potential Jurors

For Ohioans called to jury duty who may have questions about their role in the courtroom, an informative new video is now available.

JANUARY 15, 2015

Chief Justice O’Connor Asks State Constitution Commission to Consider Moving Judicial Elections to Odd Years

Image of Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor addressing a roomful of people.Ohio judicial races get lost compared to more heavily funded and media driven presidential, and gubernatorial campaigns, but are no less important to Ohioans, Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor told a statewide commission Thursday.

JANUARY 14, 2015

Two Justices Take Ceremonial Oath of Office

Ohio Supreme Court Justices Sharon L. Kennedy and Judith L. French were honored today in front of nearly 300 family and friends during a traditional swearing-in ceremony at the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center in Columbus.

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JANUARY 28, 2015

February Disciplinary Hearings Announced

The Ohio Supreme Court’s Board of Professional Conduct today announced the disciplinary hearings involving attorneys and judges charged with professional misconduct that are scheduled for February.

JANUARY 26, 2015

Seven Cases Certified to Attorney Discipline Board

The Ohio Supreme Court’s Board of Professional Conduct today announced seven cases recently certified to the board by a probable cause panel.

Restoration Projects at Ohio County Courthouses

The main courtroom of the Coshocton County Common Pleas Court is encased in scaffolding so that workers can restore the decorative ceiling and balcony that have been covered for several decades.

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