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  • 12 Mar 2019 3:31 PM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    The Board of Commissioners of the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection has awarded $39,580 to 19 victims of attorney theft.

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  • 12 Mar 2019 9:35 AM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    The Ohio Supreme Court has launched a series of online training sessions to assist individuals interested in becoming court interpreters or improving their interpreting skills for legal proceedings.

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  • 12 Mar 2019 9:34 AM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    Gov. Mike DeWine recently appointed three judges to fill seats left open after the November election.

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  • 11 Mar 2019 12:48 PM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    Nominations for the 2019 Presidential Award are due this Friday, March 15, 2019.  Please refer to the details below regarding the nomination process.  Thank you!

    The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation Presidential Award is presented annually to individuals, law firms, or organizations that have made outstanding efforts in improving access to justice in Ohio.

    Past recipients include:

    • Hon. Luann Cooperrider and Hon. Dean Wilson (2018) for establishing the Perry County Free Legal Clinic in collaboration with Southeastern Ohio Legal Services;
    • John P. Gilligan (2017) for his service on the board of the Legal Aid Society of Columbus and his effective fundraising and volunteer work for the organization;
    • Paul D. Hancock (2016) for his extraordinary individual volunteer efforts for the Legal Aid of Western Ohio; and
    • Hon. Colleen Falkowski (2015) for the creation of the first quarterly legal clinic held in Lake County Courthouse in collaboration with the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland.

    The nomination period for the award is now open.  If you would like to nominate an individual, law firm, or organization for outstanding efforts in improving access to justice in Ohio, please submit your nomination by email to Sophia Chang at schang@olaf.org no later than Friday, March 15, 2019.

    Your nomination should include the name of the individual or organization you are nominating and a brief statement (no more than 250 words) of why the individual or organization should be selected.  You may submit more than one nomination. Letters of recommendation are welcomed but not required.

    The Foundation Board President will review all nominations and make a final selection.

    The Award will be presented on Friday, May 10, 2019, during the Ohio State Bar Association Council of Delegates meeting in Columbus, Ohio.


  • 08 Mar 2019 3:52 PM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    There are many historic names and faces enshrined at the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center. Few have the kind of lasting legacy of Justice Robert Duncan.

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  • 07 Mar 2019 3:39 PM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    The Ohio Supreme Court’s Civic Education Section recently unveiled a video that explains how the state court system operates.

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  • 07 Mar 2019 1:45 PM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    For someone who has been arrested but never convicted of a crime or has had their case dismissed, removing a case record from the public offers fairness. For those with convictions who finish their court-ordered sentences, removing public access to case documents gives them a chance to move forward.

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  • 05 Mar 2019 3:25 PM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    Second District Court of Appeals Judge Jeffrey E. Froelich served as a visiting judge on the Ohio Supreme Court today and heard oral arguments involving a case to determine whether a worker who was fired can sue a county that publicized her termination.

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  • 04 Mar 2019 1:36 PM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    It’s the most critical week in a prospective attorney’s life. While everyone has a story on how they got to the Ohio bar exam, one Akron duo has a uniquely shared path.

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  • 04 Mar 2019 1:25 PM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    Justice Patrick F. Fischer interviews former Justice Yvette McGee Brown in the third episode of “Reflections from the Bench.”

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