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September 12, 2019

Five Seminars Scheduled for 2020 Judicial Candidates

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct announced the 2020 schedule of judicial campaign conduct seminars for candidates seeking judicial office

August 09, 2019

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has issued four advisory opinions in response to requests for advice. Three replace opinions previously issued under the former Code of Professional Responsibility. 

June 20, 2019

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

April 26, 2019

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today issued advisory opinions on attorney transfer of shares in a law firm to a trust and representation of governmental clients and criminal defendants in unrelated matters by the same law firm.

February 14, 2019

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has issued an advisory opinion concerning the representation of current or former clients in unrelated matters when the clients are directly opposed.

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has issued its 2018 annual report, highlighting the disposition of 83 disciplinary cases, a 30 percent reduction in pending caseload, and continued education and outreach efforts.

December 19, 2018

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced the election of Judge John W. Wise as chairman and attorney Patricia A. Wise as vice-chair. Judge Wise and Ms. Wise begin their respective positions on Jan. 1, 2019.

October 26, 2018

More than 150 judges, lawyers, and non-lawyers who serve in roles in Ohio’s lawyer disciplinary process met recently at the Ohio State Bar Association for the Annual Miller-Becker Seminar to discuss sexual harassment.

October 12, 2018

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has issued an advisory opinion concerning the advertisement by lawyers of their juris doctor degrees and other earned academic degrees and professional licenses.

Board of Professional Conduct Issues Advisory Opinions Concerning Magistrate Campaign Activities and Website Names

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today issued two advisory opinions concerning the political and campaign activities of magistrates and the ethical limitations of lawyer and law firm website domain names as a form of advertising.

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