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NOVEMBER 16, 2018

Bar Admission Caps Years-Long Journeys for Almost 600 New Attorneys

Nearly 600 attorneys took their oaths and received their certificates to practice law before all seven justices at the Ohio Supreme Court’s annual fall bar admission ceremony at the Palace Theatre in Columbus.

NOVEMBER 14, 2018

All Corners of U.S. Represented at Domestic Violence Familiarity Training

Representatives from Guam all the way to Puerto Rico traveled to the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center to talk about the numerous elements of domestic violence that surface and how they can enhance the process in their court systems, especially for victims.

NOVEMBER 9, 2018

New Lawyers Will Be Sworn In on Tuesday

Nearly 600 new lawyers will walk across the stage Nov. 13 to receive their law certificates and be admitted to practice law in Ohio during two special Supreme Court sessions at the Palace Theatre in Columbus.

NOVEMBER 2, 2018

Professional Conduct Board Certifies Nine Cases

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

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NOVEMBER 8, 2018

No Due Process Violation for Defendant Required to Prove ‘Blackout’ Defense

A divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled today that the Franklin County Common Pleas Court did not violate Darin K. Ireland’s constitutional rights when the court required Ireland to prove his defense of “blackout” — acting in an unconscious state because of disease or injury — by a preponderance of the evidence.

NOVEMBER 7, 2018

Northern Ohio Gasoline Distributor’s Tax Refund Claim Rejected

The Ohio Supreme Court rejected a Sunoco gasoline middleman’s argument that the company was entitled to a $417,000 commercial activities tax (CAT) refund.

NOVEMBER 6, 2018

Trial Judge’s Inspection of Secret Grand Jury Proceedings Cannot Be Immediately Appealed

A court reporter cannot immediately appeal a judge’s demand to privately review sealed grand jury materials, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

OCTOBER 31, 2018

Football Player’s Widow Can Pursue Head Injury Lawsuit Against Notre Dame, NCAA

Image of a brain scanA former University of Notre Dame football player who suffered a chronic brain injury did not necessarily wait too long to file a lawsuit claiming the school and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) were responsible for his injuries, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

OCTOBER 30, 2018

Board of Tax Appeals Must Review School District’s Appraisal of Thistledown Racino

The Ohio Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) wrongly refused to consider Warrensville Heights City School District’s appraisal of Thistledown Racino at $44.5 million, instead accepting the property owner’s $22 million valuation for 2013 property tax purposes, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

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NOVEMBER 16, 2018

Governor Appoints Knox County Juvenile and Probate Judge

Image of Judge Jay NixonJudge Jay W. Nixon was recently appointed as the new Knox County juvenile/probate judge.

NOVEMBER 14, 2018

Barr Sworn in as New Meigs County Judge

Image of Judge Michael L. BarrJudge Michael L. “Mick” Barr was sworn in today as the new Meigs County Court judge.

NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Judges Donnelly, Stewart Win Seats on Ohio Supreme Court

In a high-profile election year for state and federal races, Ohio’s judicial elections stood out for the change created with this week’s results: two newly elected Supreme Court justices, 14 defeated incumbents, and 49 attorneys who won their first judicial seats.

NOVEMBER 6, 2018

Justice French, Federal Appeals Judge Discuss Value of State Constitutions and Courts

A former state solicitor and current federal appeals judge has made it a career mission to raise awareness about the importance of state entities when handling or ruling on local issues. It’s a position shared by his one-time colleague: Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith French.

NOVEMBER 5, 2018

First Female Ohio Supreme Court Justice Featured on Columbus Mural

Positioned on a busy corner in downtown Columbus stands a mural dedicated to historic Ohio leaders who dedicated their lives to advancing social change.

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NOVEMBER 16, 2018

Bar Admission Caps Years-Long Journeys for Almost 600 New Attorneys

Nearly 600 attorneys took their oaths and received their certificates to practice law before all seven justices at the Ohio Supreme Court’s annual fall bar admission ceremony at the Palace Theatre in Columbus.

NOVEMBER 14, 2018

All Corners of U.S. Represented at Domestic Violence Familiarity Training

Representatives from Guam all the way to Puerto Rico traveled to the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center to talk about the numerous elements of domestic violence that surface and how they can enhance the process in their court systems, especially for victims.

NOVEMBER 9, 2018

New Lawyers Will Be Sworn In on Tuesday

Nearly 600 new lawyers will walk across the stage Nov. 13 to receive their law certificates and be admitted to practice law in Ohio during two special Supreme Court sessions at the Palace Theatre in Columbus.

NOVEMBER 2, 2018

Professional Conduct Board Certifies Nine Cases

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

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Fallout

The shattering effects of trauma can spill into courtrooms. Experts describe how understanding trauma’s role in behavior can improve court proceedings for all.