Board News and Events (2016-17)

December 28, 2017

Board of Professional Conduct Issues Ethics Guides on Law-Practice Transitions

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has issued two new ethics guides to assist the bar and bench with issues commonly faced when changing law firms or leaving the practice of law when becoming a judge.

December 20, 2017

Board of Professional Conduct Re-Elects Leadership for 2018

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct announced the reelection of board Chairman David L. Dingwell and Vice Chairman Sanford E. Watson to serve in their positions again in 2018.

November 20, 2017

Thirteen Disciplinary Cases Set by BPC

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced the certification of 13 new cases for formal disciplinary proceedings.

October 17, 2017

Board of Professional Conduct Issues Self-Help Legal Clinic Advisory Opinion

The Board of Professional Conduct today issued an advisory opinion concerning court- established, self-help legal clinics.  In the opinion the Board concludes that a court-operated, self-help legal clinic is both permissible and envisioned under the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct and the Code of Judicial Conduct.

October 10, 2017

Board of Professional Conduct Files Disciplinary Case Reports and Recommendations

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced it has filed seven disciplinary case reports with the Supreme Court of Ohio. Six reports recommend discipline for attorneys charged with professional misconduct. The seventh report recommends the reinstatement of a suspended lawyer to the practice of law.

September 26, 2017

Board Announces 2018 Judicial Candidate Seminar Schedule

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced the 2018 schedule of seminars for judicial candidates.  The 2018 schedule includes three live seminars and three video replays.

August 11, 2017

Board of Professional Conduct Concludes Dual Employment of Specialized Docket Employees Prohibited

The Board of Professional Conduct today issued an advisory opinion concerning the dual employment of court employees in both a specialized drug court and a nonprofit drug treatment center under contract with the court.

August 08, 2017

Board of Professional Conduct Files Disciplinary Case Reports and Recommendations

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced it has filed 12 disciplinary case reports with the Supreme Court of Ohio.  The reports recommend discipline for attorneys charged with professional misconduct. 

July 25, 2017

Professional Conduct Board Provides Online Access to Disciplinary Case Information

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced the availability of a new online docket that provides real-time access to case information and documents in lawyer and judge disciplinary cases.

June 28, 2017

Canton Attorney Lends Shutterbug Skills to County Courthouses

Fifty-five down, 33 to go. That’s the scorecard for Canton attorney David Dingwell in his quest to photograph all 88 Ohio county courthouses.

June 22, 2017

Board of Professional Conduct Issues Advisory Opinion Regarding Operation of Virtual Law Offices

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today issued an opinion concluding that the operation of a virtual law office is permissible under the Ohio Rule of Professional Conduct.

June 13, 2017

Board of Professional Conduct Files Disciplinary Case Reports and Recommendations

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced it has filed disciplinary case reports with the Supreme Court of Ohio.  Eight reports recommend discipline for attorneys charged with professional misconduct. 

April 12, 2017

Board of Professional Conduct Files Disciplinary Case Reports and Recommendations

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced the filing of disciplinary case reports with the Ohio Supreme Court. Five reports recommend discipline for attorneys charged with professional misconduct. The sixth report recommends the reinstatement of an attorney previously suspended for misconduct.

January 31, 2017

February Disciplinary Hearings Announced

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced February disciplinary hearings involving attorneys and judges charged with professional misconduct. All hearings take place before a three-member panel of the board and are open to the public.

December 20, 2016

Board Issues Four Advisory Opinions

Today, the Ohio Board of Professional Conduct issued four advisory opinions in response to requests for advice regarding application of the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct. Three of the opinions replace opinions previously issued by the Board under the former Code of Professional Responsibility.

December 16, 2016

December Board Reports Filed

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced it has filed the following reports and recommendations for disciplinary cases involving attorneys and judges charged with professional misconduct with the Ohio Supreme Court.

December 13, 2016

New Board Officers Elected

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced the election of officers for calendar year 2017.

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