Court News Ohio - A Service of the Supreme Court of Ohio & Ohio Government Telecommunications
Court News Ohio - A Service of the Supreme Court of Ohio & Ohio Government Telecommunications
Moyer Judicial Center Closed June 1
The Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center will be closed to the public on Monday, June 1. Supreme Court filings due June 1, 2020 may be accepted for filing on June 2, 2020.
View the Supreme Court Order
CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES
With the outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) across the United States and now into Ohio, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is asking employers and agencies open to the public to help prevent further spread of the disease.

View Coronavirus Resources

LAW LIBRARY CLOSED TO PUBLIC
The Supreme Court of Ohio Law Library is closed to the public until further notice. The Library is still offering reference assistance via Ask-A-Librarian, or you can email the reference staff directly at libref@sc.ohio.gov.
Image a female judge wearing a mask listening to an attorney in a courtroom Image of a sidewalk with a memorial of flowers outside a building and television camera crews set up in the street (flickr/Scott Beale) Image of a group of smaller images of adults and children from the Dispute Resolution training called 'Purpose of Divorce and Family Mediation' Image of Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor standing behind a podium in the courtroom of the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center
HAPPENING NOW Get e-mail updates when this information changes. Click to subscribe to the Happening Now RSS Feed

MAY 28, 2020

June Disciplinary Hearings Announced

Image of the Board of Professional Conduct logoThe Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced June disciplinary hearings involving attorneys and judges charged with professional misconduct.

MAY 18, 2020

Uniform Bar Exam Up Next for Law School Graduates

Image of someone filling in a bubble optical answer sheet with a pencil (smolaw11/iStock)The next time law grads sit for the test that can permit them to practice law in Ohio they will be trying to master the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE).

MAY 15, 2020

Pandemic Pivot Expands Dispute Resolution Offerings

Court operations during the coronavirus are all about being flexible – a principle of the Ohio Supreme Court’s Dispute Resolution Section.

MAY 14, 2020

Law School Graduates Can Apply for Temporary Supervised Practice

Image of a group of college graduates wearing caps and gownsThe Ohio Supreme Court today announced that recent law school graduates can apply to the Court to practice law pending admission to the bar beginning June 15.

MORE HAPPENING NOW »

MAY 27, 2020

Error in Jury Selection Did Not Automatically Require a New Trial

Allowing a prosecutor to remove a juror after the prosecution waived its final juror challenge is an error, but does not violate a criminal defendant’s constitutional rights.

Portage County Attorney Suspended for Illegally Thwarting Client’s Prosecution

The Ohio Supreme Court today indefinitely suspended a Portage County attorney for committing a felony with the intent of thwarting the domestic-violence prosecution of one of his clients, and for several serious ethical violations made while representing other clients.

MAY 26, 2020

Searchers for ‘Red Flags’ in Shooter’s School Records Challenge Claim that Privacy Laws Block Release

Dayton became the center of international media attention on Aug. 4, 2019, when 24-year-old Connor Betts opened fire outside a bar in Dayton’s Oregon District, killing nine and injuring 27 before police shot and killed Betts.

‘Senior Paralegal’ Engaged in Unauthorized Practice of Law

An Ohio man received the maximum penalty – a $10,000 fine – for the unauthorized practice of law from the Ohio Supreme Court today. The man had charged a small business owner $2,100 for legal services, and took another $1,000 from her.

MAY 21, 2020

Adult Registration as Sex Offender Based on Juvenile Court Orders Constitutional

Requiring a Hamilton County man to register as an adult sex offender for acts he committed while he was a juvenile does not violate his constitutional rights, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

MAY 20, 2020

Middletown Lawyer Who Asked Client for Painkillers Indefinitely Suspended

The Ohio Supreme Court today indefinitely suspended a Middletown attorney for ethical violations that resulted from two criminal convictions and misusing client funds.

MAY 14, 2020

Failure to Properly Impose Postrelease Control Renders Sentence Voidable But Not Void

When a trial court fails to properly impose postrelease control during criminal sentencing, the sentence is voidable, not void, and the error must be raised on direct appeal, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

MORE CASE NEWS »

MAY 29, 2020

Courts’ Adjustments Critical for Foster Youth during COVID-19

Since 1988, every May is recognized as National Foster Care Month. The coronavirus outbreak has made this edition the most difficult.

MAY 21, 2020

Wood County Common Pleas Judge Brings Courthouse Tours to Students

Image of the inside of the Wood County courthouseOn a usual spring day, the Wood County courthouse would be bustling with Bowling Green sixth graders taking a tour of the fascinating history of the 1896 building.

MAY 19, 2020

Chief Justice’s Tech Awards to Courts Top $6 Million

Image of computer programming code in front of a computer motherboardOhio courts “have a bigger responsibility” than other establishments to keep the public safe during the coronavirus pandemic, Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor said today.

MAY 18, 2020

Governor Appoints Two to Fill Judicial Vacancies

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has announced two appointments to fill judicial vacancies.

MAY 14, 2020

Judicial College Holds First Remote Orientation; Chief Justice Commends Pandemic Work

Image of Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor speaking from a podiumOhio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor welcomed 26 new judges in a live webinar conducted by the Court’s Judicial College, addressing a range of issues led by the coronavirus pandemic.

MAY 12, 2020

“E-Adoptions” Granted: Supreme Court Funds Help Families Grow

Image of a judge sitting at a desk in an empty room conducting adoption proceedings via video conferencingWhen the Ohio Supreme Court authorized more than $6 million in remote technology grants, it did so to help courts continue operations during COVID-19. Some of those funds helped a Mahoning County judge continue his favorite duty – finalizing adoptions.

MORE ON THE BENCH »

Image of the Ohio Department of Health logo

Questions about COVID-19? Visit coronavirus.ohio.gov or call 1.833.4ASKODH (1.833.427.5634) for answers.

MAY 28, 2020

June Disciplinary Hearings Announced

Image of the Board of Professional Conduct logoThe Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced June disciplinary hearings involving attorneys and judges charged with professional misconduct.

MAY 18, 2020

Uniform Bar Exam Up Next for Law School Graduates

Image of someone filling in a bubble optical answer sheet with a pencil (smolaw11/iStock)The next time law grads sit for the test that can permit them to practice law in Ohio they will be trying to master the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE).

MAY 15, 2020

Pandemic Pivot Expands Dispute Resolution Offerings

Court operations during the coronavirus are all about being flexible – a principle of the Ohio Supreme Court’s Dispute Resolution Section.

MAY 14, 2020

Law School Graduates Can Apply for Temporary Supervised Practice

Image of a group of college graduates wearing caps and gownsThe Ohio Supreme Court today announced that recent law school graduates can apply to the Court to practice law pending admission to the bar beginning June 15.