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NOVEMBER 25, 2014

Guide About Interpreter’s Role in the Court Released

Image of a woman using sign languageIn an effort to provide equal access to justice for deaf and limited-English proficient litigants, the Ohio Supreme Court today released an informational brochure so those who go before a judge have the ability to communicate effectively.

NOVEMBER 24, 2014

Ohio Supreme Court Approves Amendments to Probate Forms

The Ohio Supreme Court has approved amendments to new and existing probate forms that will take effect January 1, 2015.

December Disciplinary Hearings Announced

The Ohio Supreme Court’s Board of Commissioners on Grievances & Discipline today announced the disciplinary hearings involving attorneys and judges charged with professional misconduct that are scheduled for December.

NOVEMBER 21, 2014

Professionals From Across Ohio Gather to Discuss Ways to Operate Ohio’s Specialized Dockets

A record number of judges, court staff, probation officers, counselors and other treatment providers gathered to exchange ideas and learn to improve services at the Ohio Specialized Dockets Conference.

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NOVEMBER 26, 2014

Second District: Victim of Barroom Brawl Entitled to Nearly $90,000 When Club Owner Fails to Respond to Lawsuit

The owners of a Dayton nightclub must pay nearly $90,000 to the victim of an alleged barroom brawl after they failed to respond to the victim’s lawsuit, the Second District Court of Appeals ruled.

NOVEMBER 20, 2014

When Some Evidence Is Wrongly Allowed, Appeals Courts Must Decide Whether Other Evidence Supports the Verdict

When deciding whether to grant a new trial because evidence of other acts was wrongly admitted, an appeals court must consider both the effect of the improper evidence on the verdict and the strength of the remaining evidence, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

NOVEMBER 19, 2014

Eighth District: Spouse Owes Development Firm $700,000 in Attorney Fees After Jailed Husband’s Deceit Revealed

After her husband was fired for fraud, the spouse of a commercial development firm executive sued the company to get her 10 percent share of profits earned by the firm for construction of several federal buildings, including FBI offices.

Two Attorneys Receive Indefinite Suspensions from the Practice of Law

The Ohio Supreme Court has indefinitely suspended two attorneys following their felony convictions in unrelated cases.

NOVEMBER 18, 2014

Former Municipal Court Judge Suspended

Image of former Franklin County Municipal Court Judge Harland H. HaleHarland H. Hale, who served on the Franklin County Municipal Court, has been suspended from practicing law for six months.

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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 November 24, 2014.

NOVEMBER 21, 2014

Court Hosts Celebration of Newly Formed Families

It’s not every day that you see in a courtroom balloons, cookies, and lots of people with smiles on their faces, but that’s exactly what the day called for in Franklin County Probate Court as 15 children were adopted as part of a National Adoption Day event.

NOVEMBER 17, 2014

Elected Officials Compensation Bill Introduced

Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor today praised State Rep. Gerald L. Stebelton, the Ohio Council of County Officials, and the Ohio Judicial Conference for their work to introduce a bill calling for pay raises for state and local elected officials, including judges.

NOVEMBER 14, 2014

Cuyahoga County to Add Veterans Court

During the week that the nation paused to honor its military veterans, Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas judges voted to create a Veterans Court.

NOVEMBER 13, 2014

Justice Pfeifer Tells Study Committee That School Funding Standards Should Remain in Constitution

Image of Ohio Supreme Court Justice Paul E. Pfeifer addressing the Ohio Constitutional Modernization CommitteeThe Only Ohio Supreme Court justice to have ruled on all four iterations of the landmark public school funding case said any proposal to remove judicial oversight of the state’s school funding methods would be a mistake and he would vocally oppose it.

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NOVEMBER 25, 2014

Guide About Interpreter’s Role in the Court Released

Image of a woman using sign languageIn an effort to provide equal access to justice for deaf and limited-English proficient litigants, the Ohio Supreme Court today released an informational brochure so those who go before a judge have the ability to communicate effectively.

NOVEMBER 24, 2014

Ohio Supreme Court Approves Amendments to Probate Forms

The Ohio Supreme Court has approved amendments to new and existing probate forms that will take effect January 1, 2015.

December Disciplinary Hearings Announced

The Ohio Supreme Court’s Board of Commissioners on Grievances & Discipline today announced the disciplinary hearings involving attorneys and judges charged with professional misconduct that are scheduled for December.

NOVEMBER 21, 2014

Professionals From Across Ohio Gather to Discuss Ways to Operate Ohio’s Specialized Dockets

A record number of judges, court staff, probation officers, counselors and other treatment providers gathered to exchange ideas and learn to improve services at the Ohio Specialized Dockets Conference.

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