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  • 24 Jun 2019 2:14 PM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    The 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.


  • 21 Jun 2019 3:13 PM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    Gov. Mike DeWine today appointed a judge to fill an empty seat left open in Cuyahoga County after a judge received a federal judgeship.


  • 21 Jun 2019 1:28 PM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    Pro bono contributions from attorneys to low-income Ohioans have increased across the board.


  • 21 Jun 2019 1:26 PM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    Phones seem to be ringing constantly at Ohio’s first legal aid clinic offering free services to members of the LGBTQ community.


  • 20 Jun 2019 12:26 PM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    The Board of Professional Conduct today issued an advisory opinion concerning restrictions on a lawyer’s right to practice law contained in settlement agreements.


  • 20 Jun 2019 11:08 AM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    Judge Patricia A. Gaughan, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, announced that Judge Pamela A. Barker was sworn in today, to serve as a United States District Judge in Cleveland. Judge Barker was nominated by President Donald J. Trump to serve a life term. She replaces District Judge Donald C. Nugent, who assumed senior status in January 2017.

    Judge Barker earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science, magna cum laude, from Kenyon College in 1979, where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, and her Juris Doctor from the Ohio State University College of Law in 1982.

    For the past seven years, Judge Barker served as a Judge in the General Division on the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas. For the eleven years preceding her election to the Court of Common Pleas, she served as a Mayor’s Court Magistrate and Juvenile Diversion Magistrate for the City of Brecksville, Ohio. Prior to ascending to the bench, Judge Barker spent 29 years representing individuals, small businesses, and corporations, with a particular emphasis on insurance litigation.

    Judge Barker is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association - Women in the Law Section, the Westshore Bar Association and the William K. Thomas Inn of Court. Since 2012, she has served on the Ohio Common Pleas Judges’ Association, the Eighth District Judicial Conference where she served as Civil Chair in 2013, and the Ohio Judicial Conference.The United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio has court locations in Cleveland, Akron, Toledo and Youngstown and serves 6 million citizens in the 40 northernmost counties in Ohio.

    CONTACT: Sandy Opacich, Clerk of Court

    (216) 357-7068

  • 18 Jun 2019 3:19 PM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has filed 13 disciplinary case reports with the Ohio Supreme Court. Each report recommends discipline for an attorney charged with professional misconduct.


  • 18 Jun 2019 3:18 PM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    The planners who designed the building that’s now home to the Ohio Supreme Court devoted considerable time to deciding the purpose, materials, and art for each room, especially in the public areas. The lobby on the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center’s west side epitomizes the uniqueness of the building’s spaces. It’s filled with intricate elements designed to convey an appreciation of the state’s original occupants – several Native American cultures.


  • 18 Jun 2019 3:17 PM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    The Ohio Supreme Court will accept public comment on two proposed amendments – one that defines what “good standing” is for Ohio attorneys and also a proposed amendment on rules for out-of-state attorneys registered for corporate counsel status in Ohio.


  • 14 Jun 2019 11:00 AM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    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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