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JULY 16, 2019

Change to Out-of-State Attorney Admission Rule Adopted

Image of a sign that reads: 'Attorney Registration' next to another sign with information for newly admitted attorneysThe Ohio Supreme Court recently adopted a rule that would allow attorneys who passed another state’s bar exam to practice law in Ohio while their requests to be admitted to the Ohio bar without examination are pending.

JULY 15, 2019

Chief among Law Summer Campers’ Experience at Supreme Court

A group of high schoolers with an interest in law this week came to the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center to explore their legal curiosity.

JULY 2, 2019

Conduct Board Announces July Hearings

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has set its July hearings schedule. All hearings take place before a three-member board and are open to the public.

JULY 1, 2019

Amendments to Procedural Rules Take Effect

A series of rule changes regarding practice and procedure in Ohio’s courts took effect today, according to the Ohio Supreme Court.

JUNE 28, 2019

Ohio Attorneys: Registration and Payment Due by Sept. 1

Image of a person accessing the Ohio Supreme Court website on a laptop computerOhio attorneys are reminded to register for the upcoming biennium by Sept. 1.

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JULY 16, 2019

Common Pleas Court Can Consider Challenge to High School Sports’ Competitive Balance Rule

Image of several arms raising a trophy into the air (vchal/iStock)A Hamilton County Common Pleas Court judge can consider a Catholic high school athletic league’s challenge to the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) “competitive balance rules,” which help determine which divisions high schools compete in for state championships, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

JULY 10, 2019

Tenth District: Police Properly Arrested Intoxicated Man at Dog Day Care; OVI Charges Reinstated

A Franklin County trial court wrongfully dismissed drunken driving charges against a man found at a dog day care slumped over the wheel of the car with keys in the ignition, half a bottle of liquor on the floor, and a blood alcohol concentration four times over the legal limit, an Ohio appeals court ruled recently.

JULY 9, 2019

Eighth District: Court Must Consider New Trial after “Newly Discovered” Photos and Other Evidence Disappeared

A Cleveland man convicted of a 1989 murder produced newly discovered crime-scene photos at a series of 2017 hearings seeking a new trial. The trial court ultimately denied his request, but when he appealed, all the evidence from those proceedings disappeared.

JULY 2, 2019

Pawnshop Seeks Immunity after Owner of Stolen Jewelry Sues When Goods Were Sold

Ohio pawnshops generally are immune from civil lawsuits for unknowingly selling stolen property if they follow procedures prescribed in state law. But does a shop lose that protection when it disassembles and melts down pawned merchandise to sell it for a better price?

JUNE 27, 2019

Attorney Suspended for Purposely Underpaying Another Lawyer His Share of Fees

The Ohio Supreme Court today suspended a Cuyahoga County lawyer for two years, with 18 months stayed, for purposely underpaying another lawyer with whom he had a fee-sharing agreement.

JUNE 26, 2019

Cuyahoga County Not Immune from Lawsuit Filed by Fired Employee

Political subdivisions are not immune from lawsuits by former employees as long as the worker’s claim is connected to the “employment relationship” with the government body, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

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JULY 11, 2019

Drug Court Graduation Illustrates Many Ties to Addiction

The path to recovery from drug and alcohol addiction is a lifelong journey. But along the way there are numerous milestones to celebrate.

JULY 9, 2019

Ninth District Judge Hears Supreme Court Case

Image of Ninth District Court of Appeals Judge Jennifer HensalNinth District Court of Appeals Judge Jennifer Hensal served as a visiting judge on the Ohio Supreme Court today and heard oral arguments in a case on whether an owner can collect damages from a pawnshop that sold her stolen jewelry.

JUNE 28, 2019

OVI Court Transforms Participants, Presiding Judge

Specialized dockets are geared to enlighten and change the lives of participants heading down a wrong path.

JUNE 24, 2019

Ohio Probate, Domestic Relations, and Juvenile Court Judges Cited for Innovation

Image of Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor speaking from behind a podiumThe Ohio Association of Probate Judges (OAPJ), made up of probate, domestic relations, and juvenile court judges, convened its annual meeting with plaudits for innovation on the bench.

JUNE 21, 2019

Governor Appoints Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge

Image of J. Philip CalabreseGov. Mike DeWine today appointed a judge to fill an empty seat left open in Cuyahoga County after a judge received a federal judgeship.

JUNE 14, 2019

Veterans Court’s Mission of Encouraging Better Fathers

A Summit County veterans court’s participants are not only a band of brothers trying to help each other through the trauma that led most – if not all – of its participants into the criminal justice system. Many are fathers trying to fix frayed relationships with their families.

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JULY 16, 2019

Change to Out-of-State Attorney Admission Rule Adopted

Image of a sign that reads: 'Attorney Registration' next to another sign with information for newly admitted attorneysThe Ohio Supreme Court recently adopted a rule that would allow attorneys who passed another state’s bar exam to practice law in Ohio while their requests to be admitted to the Ohio bar without examination are pending.

JULY 15, 2019

Chief among Law Summer Campers’ Experience at Supreme Court

A group of high schoolers with an interest in law this week came to the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center to explore their legal curiosity.

JULY 2, 2019

Conduct Board Announces July Hearings

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has set its July hearings schedule. All hearings take place before a three-member board and are open to the public.

JULY 1, 2019

Amendments to Procedural Rules Take Effect

A series of rule changes regarding practice and procedure in Ohio’s courts took effect today, according to the Ohio Supreme Court.

JUNE 28, 2019

Ohio Attorneys: Registration and Payment Due by Sept. 1

Image of a person accessing the Ohio Supreme Court website on a laptop computerOhio attorneys are reminded to register for the upcoming biennium by Sept. 1.