Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Supreme Court Seeks Comment on Specialized Dockets Rule

The Supreme Court of Ohio will accept public comments until March 1 on a new rule that outlines standards to help guide local courts if they are currently operating or considering starting a specialized docket. Share and Enjoy:  Read More →

Municipal, County Judges Elected as Association Officers

Supreme Court of Ohio Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor administered the oath of office today to the municipal and county court judges elected to leadership positions by the membership of their association. Share and Enjoy:  Read More →

Judicial Leaders Participate in Prison Policy Roll-Out

Two Ohio Supreme Court Justices joined representatives from the executive and legislative branches today in unveiling a policy framework designed to avert growth in the prison population and save money. Share and Enjoy:  Read More →

First Supreme Court Certified Interpreters Honored

In a ceremony honoring the first group of 23 court interpreters to be certified by the Supreme Court of Ohio, Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor today lauded their accomplishment and restated the Supreme Court’s commitment to improving language access in Ohio courts. Share and Enjoy:  Read More →

February Disciplinary Hearings Announced

The following schedule of cases is set for hearings by the Supreme Court’s Board of Commissioners on Grievances & Discipline next month. Share and Enjoy:  Read More →

Supreme Court Appoints Commission Chair, Vice-Chair

The Supreme Court of Ohio announced today the 2011 chair and vice-chair of its Commission on the Rules of Superintendence. Share and Enjoy:  Read More →

OLAF Selects Lloyd as New Executive Director

The Board of Trustees of the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation (OLAF) selected Angela Lloyd as its new executive director. Lloyd, who started with OLAF on Jan. 3, will be responsible for leading the primary funder of civil legal services for low-income persons throughout Ohio. Share and Enjoy:  Read More →

Fort Wayne Attorney Suspended from Ohio Practice

The Supreme Court of Ohio today indefinitely suspended the Ohio law license of Fort Wayne, IN attorney Brian Jeffrey Butler. Butler has been under an interim license suspension in Ohio since December 2008, when the Court was informed of his convictions on multiple felony counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor. Share and Enjoy:  Read More →

Former Gallia County Judge Indefinitely Suspended

The Supreme Court of Ohio today indefinitely suspended the law license of Gallipolis attorney William Scott Medley for cashing state payroll warrants totaling $71,405.04 in gross wages that were mistakenly issued to him between January and December of 2005, while he was suspended without pay from his former position as judge of the Gallia County Probate Court. The Court also found that Medley made... [Read more]

Supreme Court Overturns Acquittal Order, Directs Judge to Resentence Lorain Sex Offender

The Supreme Court of Ohio held today that a Lorain County common pleas court judge acted without jurisdiction when he reopened a 15 year old criminal case based on an error in the court’s original sentencing entry, issued a judgment of acquittal, and released from custody a woman who was serving a prison term for multiple sex offenses. Share and Enjoy:  Read More →

Second Ohio Veterans Court Opens in Youngstown

The state’s second veterans court opened its doors today in northeast Ohio with a ceremony featuring Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton as guest speaker. Share and Enjoy:  Read More →

Grievances & Discipline Board Names Chair

At its December meeting, the Supreme Court of Ohio Board of Commissioners on Grievances & Discipline elected attorney Stephen Rodeheffer of Portsmouth as its 2011 chair. Share and Enjoy:  Read More →

Returning Justices Sworn In to New Terms

Before hundreds of family, friends and guests today at the Ohio Judicial Center, Supreme Court of Ohio Justices Paul E. Pfeifer and Judith Ann Lanzinger took the ceremonial oath of office at a public courtroom event. Share and Enjoy:  Read More →

Former Supreme Court Justice Clifford Brown Dies

Former Supreme Court of Ohio Justice Clifford F. Brown, 94, died today in Sandusky. He served in the Ohio judiciary for nearly 30 years. Share and Enjoy:  Read More →

Supreme Court Seeks Volunteer Guides

The Supreme Court of Ohio Civic Education program is seeking volunteers to lead tours of the Visitor Education Center and the beautifully restored Ohio Judicial Center. Share and Enjoy:  Read More →