Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Ohio Supreme Court seeking public comments to enhance disciplinary system

The Ohio Supreme Court is seeking public comment on a series of proposed rule amendments designed to enhance Ohio’s disciplinary system for lawyers and judges.

The Court had considered a set of amendment proposals contained in a December 2009 report from an 18-member Task Force to Review the Ohio Disciplinary System appointed by the late Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer and published for comment in February 2010. After discussing the report and written comments, the Court made several revisions and is now re-issuing them for a second round of public comment. (Task Force’s report )

The Court’s announcement states “ review of the disciplinary system follows a five-year process to review, rewrite and adopt new ethical rules governing the conduct of Ohio lawyers (2007) and judges (2009). This is the first comprehensive review of the disciplinary process undertaken by the Court in at least the last 20 years. The last series of major amendments occurred in the late 1990s based on recommendations from a committee appointed by the Ohio State Bar Association.”

Text of Proposed Amendments.

Comments will be entertained until Aug. 2nd. & should be submitted in writing to:

Richard A. Dove, Secretary, Board of Commissioners on Grievances & Discipline
65 S. Front St., Fifth Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215


1 comment: said...

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