Announcement of Butler County Law Library Resources Board Public Meeting

September 23, 2011

The Butler County Law Library Resources Board is scheduled to conduct a public meeting on September 28, 2011 at 4:15 PM in the 10th Floor Conference Room of the Prosecutor’s Office, 315 High Street, Hamilton, OH.
 
Media Inquires: Joe Hodnicki, County Law Library Director and Chief Administrator, Butler County Law Library Resources Board, 513-887-3455.


Announcement of Butler County Law Library Resources Board Public Meeting

May 25, 2011

The Butler County Law Library Resources Board is scheduled to conduct a public meeting on June 1, 2011 at Noon in the 10th Floor Conference Room of the Prosecutor’s Office, 315 High Street, Hamilton, OH.
 
Media Inquires: Joe Hodnicki, County Law Library Director and Chief Administrator, Butler County Law Library Resources Board, 513-887-3455.


Ohio Supreme Court’s Amended Rule for Reinstatement Effective April 1, 2011

March 30, 2011

The Supreme Court of Ohio has adopted amendments that will allow suspended attorneys, in limited circumstances, to apply for reinstatement while subject to probation or other post-conviction sanction. The amendments become effective April 1.

Amendments to Rule V, Section 10 for the Government of the Bar of Ohio will allow a respondent who is serving a term suspension of six months to two years to apply for reinstatement to the practice of law before “completing a term of probation, community control, intervention in lieu of conviction, or sanction imposed as part of a sentence for a felony conviction” if the disciplinary order allows it.

A lawyer serving a suspension of more than two years is ordinarily barred from seeking reinstatement to the practice of law while subject to probation or other post-conviction sanction. However, the amendments permit an indefinitely suspended lawyer to petition for reinstatement if the lawyer can demonstrate compliance with the terms of the court-ordered sanction and can provide evidence sufficient to show by clear and convincing evidence that good cause exists for reinstating the lawyer.

Under the revised rule, the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline could only recommend early reinstatement if it finds by clear and convincing evidence that good cause exists for waiving the reinstatement requirement. The Supreme Court would review the board’s recommendation and make the final decision as to whether reinstatement is appropriate.

The text of the amendment can be found online at http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/PIO/news/2011/ruleAmend2_032811.asp.


Announcement of Butler County Law Library Resources Board Public Meeting

March 28, 2011

The Butler County Law Library Resources Board is scheduled to conduct a public meeting on April 6, 2011 at Noon in the 10th Floor Conference Room of the Prosecutor’s Office, 315 High Street, Hamilton, OH.
 
Media Inquires: Joe Hodnicki, County Law Library Director and Chief Administrator, Butler County Law Library Resources Board, 513-887-3455.


Supreme Court of Ohio Seeks Comments on Specialized Dockets Rule

February 8, 2011

The Supreme Court of Ohio will accept public comments until March 8 on a new rule that outlines standards to help guide local courts if they are currently operating or considering starting a specialized docket. The rule defines a specialized docket as “a particular session of court which offers a therapeutically oriented judicial approach to providing court supervision and appropriate treatment to individuals.”
 
The 12 standards proposed under Rule 36.02 of the Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio are intended to create a minimum level of uniform practices yet still allow courts to tailor operations to meet their individual needs. Some of the standards require courts to engage in a planning process, use a non-adversarial approach, hold regular treatment team meetings, and conduct regular status review hearings. Text of proposed amendments available on the Court’s website.
 
Comments on the proposed amendments should be submitted in writing to: Melissa Knopp, Specialized Dockets Section manager, Supreme Court of Ohio, 65 S. Front St., Sixth Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215 or Melissa.Knopp@sc.ohio.gov.


Applications for the Butler County Juvenile Court Appointed Counsel List Due by March 4, 2011

January 13, 2011

The deadline for filing applications for inclusion on the court-appointed attorney list for the Juvenile Court is March 4, 2011.  The application form is contained in the Local Rules. Those Rules can be accessed on the Court’s website from this link. See Appendix K at page 66 of the PDF file.

Submitted for publication by John Bruewer, Chief Magistrate, Butler County Juvenile Court.


Announcement of Butler County Law Library Resources Board Public Meeting

December 29, 2010

The Butler County Law Library Resources Board is scheduled to conduct a public meeting on January 5, 2011 at Noon in the 10th Floor Conference Room of the Prosecutor’s Office, 315 High Street, Hamilton, OH.

Media Inquires: Joe Hodnicki, County Law Library Director and Chief Administrator, Butler County Law Library Resources Board, 513-887-3455, hodnickija@butlercountyohio.org


Announcement of Butler County Law Library Resources Board Public Meeting

October 26, 2010

The Butler County Law Library Resources Board is scheduled to conduct a public meeting on Nov. 10, 2010 starting at Noon in the 10th Floor Conference Room of the Prosecutor’s Office, 315 High Street, Hamilton, OH. 
 
Media Inquires: Joe Hodnicki, County Law Library Director and Chief Administrator, Butler County Law Library Resources Board, 513-887-3455, hodnickija@butlercountyohio.org


Supreme Court of Ohio Seeks Comments on Rules of Practice and Procedure

October 8, 2010

The Supreme Court of Ohio will accept public comments until November 2, 2010 on proposed amendments to the Ohio Rules of Appellate Procedure (4, 9, 21, 25, 26, and 43), Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure (53 and 86), Ohio Rules of Criminal Procedure (19 and 59), and Ohio Rules of Juvenile Procedure (1, 40 and 47). Details including a link to the text of the proposed amendments here.


Announcement of Butler County Law Library Resources Board Public Meeting

August 19, 2010

The Butler County Law Library Resources Board is scheduled to conduct a public meeting on September 1, 2010 at Noon in the 10th Floor Conference Room of the Prosecutor’s Office, 315 High Street, Hamilton, OH.
 
Media Inquires:  Joe Hodnicki, County Law Library Director, 513-887-3455, hodnickija@butlercountyohio.org