Board News and Events

April 15, 2021

Conduct Board Issues Two Advisory Opinions

 

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has issued two advisory opinions regarding application of the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct.

 

February 3, 2021

COVID Shift Central in Conduct Board’s 2020 Review

The disposition of dozens of cases and a sudden shift in how the Ohio Board of Professional Conduct held disciplinary hearings amid COVID-19 are at the center of its 2020 annual report.

January 5, 2021

Judicial Candidates Seminar Scheduled by Conduct Board

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced a schedule of judicial campaign conduct seminars for candidates seeking judicial office in 2021.

December 21, 2020

Service Marks by Law Firms Scrutinized

 

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has issued an advisory opinion addressing the use of registered service marks by law firms.  The Rules of Professional Conduct permit the use of a registered service mark by Ohio lawyers and law firms, provided the service mark is not false, misleading, or unverifiable.

December 14, 2020

Conduct Board Elects New Leadership for 2021

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced the election of Lucas County attorney Patricia A. Wise as board chair and Judge D. Chris Cook of Lorain County as board vice chair. Wise and Judge Cook will serve one-year terms commencing Jan. 1.

 

October 09, 2020

Conduct Board Issues Two New Advisory Opinions

 

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has issued two advisory opinions addressing rules regarding law firm representation of current clients and the use of trade names by law firms.

August 13, 2020

Conduct Board Updates Four Advisory Opinions Issued Under Former Code

 

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct issued four opinions to replace or modify opinions previously issued by the board under the former Code of Professional Responsibility.

June 19, 2020

Conduct Board Issues Two Advisory Opinions and Withdraws Three

 

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has issued two opinions to replace opinions it previously issued under the former Code of Professional Responsibility. The board also withdrew a 1994 opinion in light of the adoption of a rule that addresses the content of the opinion.

April 09, 2020

Conduct Board Issues Advisory Opinion on Client Conduct

 

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has issued an advisory opinion outlining a lawyer’s responsibilities when a prospective client admits that he or she has previously engaged in fraudulent conduct.

March 06, 2020

Conduct Board Issues Ethics Guide on Limited Scope Representation

 

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has issued a new ethics guide to assist the bar in providing limited scope representation to clients.

 

February 19, 2020

Conduct Board Releases 2019 Annual Report

 

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has issued its 2019 annual report, highlighting the disposition of 69 disciplinary cases, greater efficiency in case processing, and further efforts to make attorney disciplinary proceedings more transparent.

February 18, 2020

Conduct Board Issues Two Advisory Opinions

 

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct issued two advisory opinions regarding application of the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct.