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Ohio Board of Professional Conduct Releases Opinion on Virtual Law Offices

On Thursday, June 22, the Ohio Supreme Court’s Board of Professional Conduct released Advisory Opinion 2007-5 which allows the operation of virtual law offices.  What is a virtual law office? In basic terms, it describes a lawyer or firm without a brick and mortar office, who serves clients mainly through technology, or as the opinion …

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Medical marijuana ethics advisory opinion for attorneys likely in the coming months

At the request of two Ohio attorneys, the Ohio Board of Professional Conduct will likely provide ethical guidance for attorneys about how the legalization of medical marijuana will impact the profession in the coming months. According to Court News Ohio, the Board is currently reviewing requests for an advisory opinion that addresses issues related to: (1) the …

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Ohio judges can’t refuse to perform same-sex marriages, Board advises

The Board of Professional Conduct of the Supreme Court of Ohio has issued an advisory opinion finding that Ohio judges may not ethically refuse to perform same-sex marriages. In response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges that eliminated same-sex marriage bans nationwide the Board analyzed: (1) whether a judge can refuse to …

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