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SEPTEMBER 30, 2014

Trial Rates In Ohio Continue Decline, Statistical Report Reveals

The rate of cases going to trial in Ohio courts is on the decline and the state has seen five consecutive years of fewer overall filing of new cases, according to figures released by the Ohio Supreme Court.

SEPTEMBER 29, 2014

Supreme Court Considers Amendments to Allow for E-Filing

The Ohio Supreme Court is considering amendments to the Rules of Practice to allow attorneys to electronically file (e-file) documents.

SEPTEMBER 25, 2014

Justices Travel to Portage County for Off-Site Court

For its biannual Off-Site Court Program, the Ohio Supreme Court traveled to Portage County on September 24 for an official court session held at Ravenna High School.

SEPTEMBER 24, 2014

Ohio Center for Law-Related Education Honors Long-Time Volunteer

Image of OCLRE Board of Trustees President Marion Smithberger, Rick Dove, secretary to the Board of Commissioners on Grievances & Discipline, and OCLRE Executive Director Lisa EschlemanFor his 20 years of service to law-related education in Ohio, Rick Dove, secretary to the Board of Commissioners on Grievances & Discipline at the Supreme Court of Ohio, was awarded the Founders’ Award at the recent Ohio Center for Law-Related Education (OCLRE) Law & Citizenship Conference.

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SEPTEMBER 26, 2014

Eighth District: Bamboozled Diamond Ring Shipper Cannot Sue FedEx for Collecting Bogus Payment Check

A shipper of an expensive ring could expect FedEx to deliver her package without damaging the merchandise and not releasing it to the buyer until payment was provided, but could not hold FedEx liable for picking up a phony check, the Eight District Court of Appeals ruled.

SEPTEMBER 25, 2014

Trial Courts May Instruct Juries on Lesser-Included Offenses

A criminal defendant cannot prevent a trial court from giving instructions to a jury on lesser-included offenses, the Ohio Supreme Court held today.

Non-Lawyer Advocate Gave Legal Advice to Criminal Defendants

A Lorain County non-lawyer and his corporation engaged in the unauthorized practice of law by providing legal advice to individuals facing criminal charges, according to an Ohio Supreme Court decision today.

SEPTEMBER 24, 2014

Part of Judicial Conduct Rule Unconstitutional, Violates Free Speech

Image of Eleventh District Court of Appeals Judge Colleen O'TooleThe Ohio Supreme Court today found that part of a rule governing the conduct of candidates running for judge is unconstitutional.

SEPTEMBER 23, 2014

Right to Attorney Applies at Resentencing Hearings

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled today that criminal defendants are entitled to counsel at resentencing hearings held to impose postrelease control.

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Image of the number three next to a computer monitor with an arrow pointing at it and the words 'Things to Know" underneathTake a look at upcoming Ohio Supreme Court events and announcements for the week of September 29, 2014.

SEPTEMBER 30, 2014

Toledo Judge and Community-Based Alternatives to Juvenile Incarceration Spotlighted on Capitol Hill

Image of Lucas County Juvenile Court Judge Denise Navarre CubbonThe rate of juvenile incarceration is steeply declining in Toledo thanks to the collaborative effort among the courts, schools, mental health providers, and department of youth services.

SEPTEMBER 29, 2014

Judge, Attorney Discipline Board Hires Senior Counsel

Image of D. Allan AsburyDublin attorney D. Allan Asbury has been named senior counsel for the Board of Commissioners on Grievances & Discipline.

SEPTEMBER 25, 2014

Lorain County Judge Disqualified Pending Outcome of Felony Indictment

The Ohio Supreme Court issued an order today that Lorain County Common Pleas Court Judge James Burge is disqualified from acting as a judge because of an indictment for six felony counts.

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SEPTEMBER 30, 2014

Trial Rates In Ohio Continue Decline, Statistical Report Reveals

The rate of cases going to trial in Ohio courts is on the decline and the state has seen five consecutive years of fewer overall filing of new cases, according to figures released by the Ohio Supreme Court.

SEPTEMBER 29, 2014

Supreme Court Considers Amendments to Allow for E-Filing

The Ohio Supreme Court is considering amendments to the Rules of Practice to allow attorneys to electronically file (e-file) documents.

SEPTEMBER 25, 2014

Justices Travel to Portage County for Off-Site Court

For its biannual Off-Site Court Program, the Ohio Supreme Court traveled to Portage County on September 24 for an official court session held at Ravenna High School.

SEPTEMBER 24, 2014

Ohio Center for Law-Related Education Honors Long-Time Volunteer

Image of OCLRE Board of Trustees President Marion Smithberger, Rick Dove, secretary to the Board of Commissioners on Grievances & Discipline, and OCLRE Executive Director Lisa EschlemanFor his 20 years of service to law-related education in Ohio, Rick Dove, secretary to the Board of Commissioners on Grievances & Discipline at the Supreme Court of Ohio, was awarded the Founders’ Award at the recent Ohio Center for Law-Related Education (OCLRE) Law & Citizenship Conference.

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