Ohio Board of Professional Conduct

UPDATE, again: Ohio Supreme Court to amend professional conduct rules re: medical marijuana

UPDATE, again: The Ohio Supreme Court has adopted the proposed language, below, as an amendment to the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct. This modifies Rule 1.2(d)(2). It became effective Sept. 20. **************************************************************************** UPDATE: The Ohio Supreme Court has proposed language amending Rule 1.2(d) of the Rules of Professional Conduct to address a lawyer’s ethical duties …

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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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Clarification on the duty to report attorney misconduct – Ohio Board of Professional Conduct releases new advisory opinion

The Board of Professional Conduct of the Supreme Court of Ohio released an advisory opinion (Op. 2016-2) today regarding an attorney’s duty to report knowledge of the misconduct of another attorney. The Board specifically evaluated a scenario where an attorney represents a client against his former attorney for misappropriating funds, the parties reach a settlement without the former attorney …

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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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