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FEBRUARY 27, 2020

Teachers Experience ‘Government in Action’

Thousands of students come to the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center every year. But the building’s most pivotal visitors are arguably teachers. 

FEBRUARY 25, 2020

Court Makes “Access to Justice Foundation” Name Change Official

The Ohio Supreme Court has adopted amendments to the Rules of Professional Conduct to reflect an Oct. 19, 2019 legislative enactment that renamed the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation.

FEBRUARY 21, 2020

Dispute Resolution Conference Pays Tribute to Former Chief Justice

Image of the late chief justice in his judicial robe speaking at a lecturnThe second statewide conference focusing on dispute resolution will pay tribute to the 10-year anniversary of former Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer’s passing.

Court Hosts Ohio and Kentucky Law Deans

Ohio law school deans met with leaders of the Ohio Supreme Court, Ohio State Bar Association, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, and the Ohio Metropolitan Bar Association Consortium to talk about key issues, including the new Uniform Bar Exam.

FEBRUARY 20, 2020

Court to Attorneys: Completing Survey Helps Ohioans

The Ohio Supreme Court and the state’s official access to justice entity are asking the more than 44,000 lawyers in the state to assist thousands of fellow Ohioans in need of legal aid.

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FEBRUARY 27, 2020

Racially Biased Juror Leads to New Trial for Hamilton County Man Sentenced to Death

The Ohio Supreme Court today ordered a new trial for a Hamilton County man sentenced to death for the murder of his 2-year-old daughter because his lawyer failed to question or remove a racially biased member of the jury.

FEBRUARY 26, 2020

Minimal Payment of Child Support Does Not Retain Right to Stop Adoption

A parent may lose the right to object to the adoption of a child by failing, without justifiable cause, to make child-support payments “as required by law or judicial decree,” the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

FEBRUARY 25, 2020

Prosecutor Can Appeal Manslaughter Conviction Overturned by Trial Court

Prosecutors can appeal a judge’s decision granting a new trial to a Lucas County man on charges of voluntary manslaughter and seek to have the jury’s guilty verdict reinstated. But if the appeal is unsuccessful, double jeopardy prevents the man from being retried, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

Court Suspends Lawyer Who Repeatedly Violated Protection Order, Failed Drug Tests

The Ohio Supreme Court today suspended an Olmsted Falls attorney who repeatedly violated a protection order, lied to police about violating the order, and tested positive for cocaine use, which violated the terms of his probation.

FEBRUARY 20, 2020

Search Recovering Teacher’s Recording of Girls Undressing at School Ruled Lawful

A Franklin County trial court appropriately ruled a police officer was acting in good faith when he searched a high school drama teacher’s home and found secret recordings of girls undressing in the school locker room, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

FEBRUARY 19, 2020

Adult May Prove ‘Reasonable Parental Discipline” to Avoid Child-Injury Conviction

When a parent or caretaker is charged with a crime for injuring a child, the accused adult may prove their actions were a form of “reasonable parental discipline” as an affirmative defense to avoid a conviction, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

FEBRUARY 18, 2020

Constitutionality of Law Prohibiting Firearm Use While Intoxicated Challenged

The Ohio Supreme Court will hear an appeal next week about a state law that bans carrying or using a firearm while intoxicated.

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FEBRUARY 26, 2020

Sixth District Judge Hears Oral Arguments for the First Time

Image of a woman sitting on a court bench listening to the court caseSixth District Court of Appeals Judge Gene A. Zmuda served as a visiting judge on the Ohio Supreme Court today and heard arguments in a case involving whether the drug manufacturing and dealing discovered by police was a pattern of corrupt activity.

FEBRUARY 25, 2020

Tenth District Appellate Judge Hears Oral Arguments

Image of a woman sitting on a court bench listening to the court caseTenth District Court of Appeals Judge Lisa L. Sadler served as a visiting judge on the Ohio Supreme Court today.

FEBRUARY 14, 2020

Justice’s Harmony Highlights Black History Month Celebration

A year after Ohio Supreme Court Justice Melody Stewart was sworn in as the first African-American woman elected to the state’s high court, she added another historic milestone.

FEBRUARY 10, 2020

Governor DeWine Appoints New Brown County Common Pleas Judge

Image of attorney Val Lewis IIGov. Mike DeWine has appointed Val Lewis II to serve as a judge on the Brown County Common Pleas Court. He replaces Judge Danny R. Bubp, who will resign May 31, 2020.

FEBRUARY 4, 2020

Delicate Dynamic of Gender in Human Trafficking Courts

As Human Trafficking Awareness Month recently concluded, victims spent January telling stories about how their struggles began. For those who wound up in the judicial system, which in Ohio is almost entirely women, they have a haunting history of abuse, typically at the hands of men.

JANUARY 30, 2020

Steps, Support Needed to Start Human Trafficking Court

Akron Municipal Judge Ron Cable recently joined only a few other judges in the state to have a human trafficking specialized docket certified by the Ohio Supreme Court.

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FEBRUARY 27, 2020

Teachers Experience ‘Government in Action’

Thousands of students come to the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center every year. But the building’s most pivotal visitors are arguably teachers. 

FEBRUARY 25, 2020

Court Makes “Access to Justice Foundation” Name Change Official

The Ohio Supreme Court has adopted amendments to the Rules of Professional Conduct to reflect an Oct. 19, 2019 legislative enactment that renamed the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation.

FEBRUARY 21, 2020

Dispute Resolution Conference Pays Tribute to Former Chief Justice

Image of the late chief justice in his judicial robe speaking at a lecturnThe second statewide conference focusing on dispute resolution will pay tribute to the 10-year anniversary of former Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer’s passing.

Court Hosts Ohio and Kentucky Law Deans

Ohio law school deans met with leaders of the Ohio Supreme Court, Ohio State Bar Association, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, and the Ohio Metropolitan Bar Association Consortium to talk about key issues, including the new Uniform Bar Exam.

FEBRUARY 20, 2020

Court to Attorneys: Completing Survey Helps Ohioans

The Ohio Supreme Court and the state’s official access to justice entity are asking the more than 44,000 lawyers in the state to assist thousands of fellow Ohioans in need of legal aid.