Ohio Supreme Court Says Dismissal of a Grievance May Not Be the Last Word

In a recent disciplinary case, the Supreme Court of Ohio was faced with deciding the finality of a dismissal of a grievance by a certified grievance committee. Their answer was: A committee’s dismissal of a grievance is not a final decision. Roger Kramer of Cleveland was investigated by the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association based on […]

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Alabama Chief Justice Attempts to Disqualify Colleagues for Bias

Chief Justice Roy Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court has made headlines this year for his refusal to adhere to the U.S. Supreme Court’s Obergefell decision (which granted same sex couples the right to marry). Now Moore, who is facing ethics charges due to his refusal to honor the federal ruling, has filed a motion […]

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Board of Professional Conduct Releases Advisory Opinion on Marijuana

In an Advisory Opinion issued August 5, 2016, the Ohio Board of Professional Conduct advised Ohio lawyers that they might be violating federal law by advising clients in the medical marijuana industry, or by using prescribed marijuana themselves. Ohio Sub. H.B. 523 permits the growth, processing, use, and sale of medical marijuana. Federal law, however, […]

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Number of People Taking the Ohio Bar Exam Down 20% from 2013

The number of individuals taking the Ohio bar continues to drop. 1,072 people applied to take the July 2016 Bar Exam, according to the Supreme Court of Ohio. That number is down from July of 2015, when 1,117 people applied to take the July Bar, and 1,351 who sought to take the July 2013 Bar. […]

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Manziel’s Lawyer Withdraws After Accidental Texts to AP

After accidentally forwarding potentially damaging information about his client to an AP reporter, Bob Hinton, Johnny Manziel’s Texas defense lawyer, has withdrawn from the case. On May 20th, Manziel was involved in a hit-and-run crash. An AP reporter reached out to Hinton for comment on the incident. Apparently intending to text another lawyer involved in […]

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