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August 29, 2016

Ohio Board of Professional Conduct Announces September Disciplinary Hearings

The following schedule of disciplinary cases is set for September hearings by the Ohio Board of Professional Conduct. All hearings take place before a three-member panel of the board and are open to the public.

August 17, 2016

Ohio Supreme Court to Address Medical Marijuana Issue

The Ohio Supreme Court today directed its staff to prepare a draft amendment to the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct that would clarify the services attorneys can offer clients seeking to comply with the state’s new medical marijuana law.

August 11, 2016

Federal Law Makes Medical Marijuana Legal Services Out of Bounds in Ohio

Ohio lawyers may not ethically provide legal services to a client who is establishing a medical marijuana business because of prohibitions in federal law, the Board of Professional Conduct declared today in an advisory opinion.

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AUGUST 25, 2016

Using Juvenile Offense to Enhance Adult Crime Prison Sentence is Unconstitutional

Using a prior juvenile adjudication to enhance the sentence of an adult offender violates the state and federal constitutions, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

AUGUST 24, 2016

Supreme Court Affirms Death Sentence for Killer of Mother and Two Children

The Ohio Supreme Court has affirmed the death penalty of a man who killed his ex-girlfriend and two children on Thanksgiving Day six years ago.

Court Affirms Man’s Second Death Penalty Sentence

A Trumbull County trial judge’s error prompted the Ohio Supreme Court to vacate a man’s death sentence and order him to be resentenced. The trial judge again sentenced the man to death and while the Supreme Court still faulted the trial judge’s sentencing process, today it affirmed the death penalty.

AUGUST 23, 2016

Township Trustees Illegally Replaced Member on Military Leave

Spencer Township trustees in Lucas County improperly declared that a trustee on military leave vacated his office and the trustees then illegally replaced him with an outgoing trustee who lost his re-election bid, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

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AUGUST 4, 2016

Former Ohio Supreme Court Justice Dowd Dies at 87

Image of former Ohio Supreme Court Justice David D. Dowd Jr.Former Justice David D. Dowd Jr., who briefly served on the Ohio Supreme Court in the early 1980s, died today at the age of 87.

AUGUST 1, 2016

Lawrence County Judge Bowling Dies

Nearly four years after learning he had ALS, Lawrence County Common Pleas Court Judge D. Scott Bowling, 50, who founded the medical mission trip organization Jeremiah 38 Ministries with his wife Donna, died July 31.

JULY 20, 2016

Juvenile Court Judge Elected President-Elect of National Organization

Montgomery County Juvenile Judge Anthony CapizziMontgomery County Juvenile Court Judge Anthony Capizzi will serve as president-elect of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges for 2016-17 after his election last week by the NCJFCJ Board of Directors.

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August 29, 2016

Ohio Board of Professional Conduct Announces September Disciplinary Hearings

The following schedule of disciplinary cases is set for September hearings by the Ohio Board of Professional Conduct. All hearings take place before a three-member panel of the board and are open to the public.

August 17, 2016

Ohio Supreme Court to Address Medical Marijuana Issue

The Ohio Supreme Court today directed its staff to prepare a draft amendment to the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct that would clarify the services attorneys can offer clients seeking to comply with the state’s new medical marijuana law.

August 11, 2016

Federal Law Makes Medical Marijuana Legal Services Out of Bounds in Ohio

Ohio lawyers may not ethically provide legal services to a client who is establishing a medical marijuana business because of prohibitions in federal law, the Board of Professional Conduct declared today in an advisory opinion.

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