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SEPTEMBER 14, 2018

Grants Available for Schools to Visit Supreme Court

Image of several yellow school busesThe application period has opened for school officials to apply for grants to help defray the transportation costs for student field trips to the Ohio Supreme Court and its Visitor Education Center.

SEPTEMBER 10, 2018

Victims of Attorney Theft Awarded More Than $200,000 from Lawyers' Fund

The Supreme Court of Ohio Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection written on a dark backgroundThe Board of Commissioners of the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection has awarded $208,525 to 14 victims of attorney theft during its board meeting Friday in Columbus.

Cases Certified to Disciplinary Board

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has announced the certification of four new cases for formal disciplinary proceedings.

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SEPTEMBER 18, 2018

Former Top Mahoning County Official’s Law License Suspended

The Ohio Supreme Court today suspended former Mahoning County Commissioner and Youngstown Mayor John A. McNally from practicing law based on criminal convictions for his role in the “Oakhill scandal.”

AUGUST 31, 2018

Fifth District: No Probable Cause for Stop of Dusty Rental Vehicle

Image of a traffic signal with a camera mounted above it (Chalabala/iStock/Thinkstock)Evidence found during the search of a vehicle stopped by law enforcement cannot be considered by a Licking County trial court, an Ohio appeals court has ruled.

AUGUST 16, 2018

Columbus Attorney Disbarred, Ordered to Pay $312,000 in Restitution

The Ohio Supreme Court today disbarred a Columbus attorney and ordered him to pay more than $312,000 in restitution for improperly transferring funds from a trust he oversaw to his own personal account.

AUGUST 15, 2018

Juvenile Offenses Can Be Used to Convict Adult of Illegal Firearm Possession

The state may criminalize firearm possession by adults who were adjudicated delinquent for committing certain crimes as juveniles, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today, upholding a man’sconviction on that basis.

AUGUST 14, 2018

Court Affirmed Adult-Court Conviction for Teen Who Participated in Trafficker’s Murder

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled today that the Summit County juvenile court did not follow the law when it allowed a 15-year-old human-trafficking victim to face adult charges for her role in the robbery and murder of the man who trafficked her.

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SEPTEMBER 18, 2018

Chief Justice Says Proposed Issue 1 Amendment ‘Disturbing,’ Calls on Judges to ‘Save Lives’ in State of the Judiciary

The Ohio Judicial Conference’s annual meeting is a time when judges can reflect on the state of Ohio’s courts. But before they can look ahead to what needs done, it helps to acknowledge what’s been done and those who’ve done it.

SEPTEMBER 13, 2018

Chief Justice to Receive Award for Judicial Excellence

Image of Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'ConnorOhio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor will be honored today as this year’s recipient of the Thomas J. Moyer Award for Judicial Excellence.

AUGUST 30, 2018

Chief Justice O’Connor Cites ‘Catastrophic’ Effects if State Issue 1 Passes This Fall

Too many people in our criminal justice system are there because of substance abuse disorders. This is undeniable. We know that substance abuse disorders are a major driver in criminal justice spending. We also know that through long-term treatment and therapy, those addicted can lead law-abiding, productive lives.

Justices Among Legal Minds Connecting, Learning at Annual OSBA Convention

While Supreme Court justices hear dozens of oral arguments each year, there are  numerous events and engagements outside their courtroom where they can be heard.

AUGUST 16, 2018

Supreme Court Hosts National Conference on Criminal Sentencing Reform

Representatives of state sentencing commissions from across the nation gathered for three days in Columbus this week to share ideas and experiences about enhancing justice and ensuring fair sentencing.

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SEPTEMBER 14, 2018

Grants Available for Schools to Visit Supreme Court

Image of several yellow school busesThe application period has opened for school officials to apply for grants to help defray the transportation costs for student field trips to the Ohio Supreme Court and its Visitor Education Center.

SEPTEMBER 10, 2018

Victims of Attorney Theft Awarded More Than $200,000 from Lawyers' Fund

The Supreme Court of Ohio Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection written on a dark backgroundThe Board of Commissioners of the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection has awarded $208,525 to 14 victims of attorney theft during its board meeting Friday in Columbus.

Cases Certified to Disciplinary Board

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has announced the certification of four new cases for formal disciplinary proceedings.

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Justice Files

The Ohio Supreme Court has resided in several homes since it first met in 1803, including the Ohio Statehouse and its Judiciary Annex, pictured below and completed in 1901. The justices who’ve walked the Court’s halls each helped to mold the institution’s legal legacy.