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OCTOBER 23, 2014

Supreme Court’s Electronic Filing Portal Now Open

The Ohio Supreme Court’s new automated electronic filing system has been launched today.

OCTOBER 22, 2014

Supreme Court Library Goes Digital

Image of two tablets showing the Ohio Supreme Court Law Library's digital libraryWith more and more people using e-readers such as Nooks and Kindles, e-books are on the rise.

OCTOBER 20, 2014

Volunteer Legal Services Celebrated

Image of an orange circle outlined in black and decorated with party favors and champagne glasses with the words 'Celebrate Pro Bono' in the middle and the celebrateprobono.org web addressOhio lawyers provided more than 100,000 hours of pro bono legal services last year, according to 2013 figures from the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation.

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OCTOBER 23, 2014

Columbus Attorney Indefinitely Suspended

The Ohio Supreme Court has placed Christopher T. Cicero of Columbus on an indefinite suspension from the practice of law for altering the charge in his own speeding case.

OCTOBER 22, 2014

Restitution Must Be Paid Before Applying to Seal Criminal Record

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled today that an offender is not eligible to have a felony conviction sealed until the offender has paid all court-ordered restitution.

Two Attorneys Receive One-Year Suspensions

In separate cases, the Ohio Supreme Court suspended attorneys from Columbus and Howard for two years. The court stayed one year of each attorney’s suspension as long as they meet certain conditions.

OCTOBER 21, 2014

Trial Court Cannot Reconsider Sentence When Defendant Does Not Comply with Plea Agreement

After sentencing, a trial court has no legal authority to set aside the conviction and sentence of a defendant who made a plea deal and then reneged on it, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

Court Clarifies Standards for Evaluating Workers’ Compensation Cases

Ohio does not recognize the doctrine of dual intent when determining whether an employee injured while traveling for both work and personal reasons is entitled to benefits through workers’ compensation, the Ohio Supreme Court decided 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 October 20, 2014.

OCTOBER 23, 2014

Cuyahoga County to Add Second Drug Court

Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas is adding a second drug court in 2015.

OCTOBER 20, 2014

Mahoning County Court Takes Proactive Approach to Gang Problem

Image of Mahoning County Juvenile Court Judge Theresa DellickMore than one in three middle school students report gangs in their schools, according to a 2010 study conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

OCTOBER 17, 2014

Research Backs Drug Court Effectiveness

Image of Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Drug Court Judge David MatiaThe Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas now has research to back up claims that its drug court works.

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OCTOBER 23, 2014

Supreme Court’s Electronic Filing Portal Now Open

The Ohio Supreme Court’s new automated electronic filing system has been launched today.

OCTOBER 22, 2014

Supreme Court Library Goes Digital

Image of two tablets showing the Ohio Supreme Court Law Library's digital libraryWith more and more people using e-readers such as Nooks and Kindles, e-books are on the rise.

OCTOBER 20, 2014

Volunteer Legal Services Celebrated

Image of an orange circle outlined in black and decorated with party favors and champagne glasses with the words 'Celebrate Pro Bono' in the middle and the celebrateprobono.org web addressOhio lawyers provided more than 100,000 hours of pro bono legal services last year, according to 2013 figures from the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation.

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