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Toledo Legal News - News Attorney suspended for losing client’s settlement check


The Ohio Supreme Court recently suspended a Lorain attorney for one year, with six months stayed, for losing one client’s settlement check and failing to provide competent representation in a legal malpractice lawsuit against another lawyer.

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State launches First Responder Wellness division

A new division within the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Office of Criminal Justice Services was created for the purpose of focusing solely on the well-being of first responders throughout the Buckeye State.

Date Published: December 8, 2021

Wrongful death lawsuit against caseworkers can move forward

A lawsuit against Hamilton County caseworkers filed by the grandmother of a child murdered by her parents contained enough information at the initial pleadings stage to move forward, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.

Date Published: December 8, 2021

ODJFS announces new bills of rights to support foster youth and their caregivers

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) is excited to announce two new Ohio Administrative Code sections that establish the rights of foster youth and resource caregivers became effective late last month. The Foster Youth Bill of Rights and the Resource Family Bill of Rights are the result of Governor Mike DeWine’s Children Services Transformation Advisory Council’s 37 recommendations, released in November 2020, to reform Ohio’s children services system. Amended House Bill 110 of the 134th General Assembly, signed into law by the Governor in June 2021, codified the creation of both bills of rights.

Date Published: December 7, 2021

Ohio’s new unemployment insurance tax system is live

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) is announcing Ohio’s new unemployment insurance tax system for employers is now live as of today. The SOURCE (State of Ohio Unemployment Resource for Claimants and Employers) will replace the current unemployment insurance tax system, the Employer Resource Information Center, which is more than 10 years old. The SOURCE is also scheduled to replace the 17-year-old Ohio Job Insurance benefits system and RC Express, the legacy unemployment appeals system, late next year.

Date Published: December 6, 2021

5 ways to protect your holiday budget

(StatePoint) It may be the season of cheer, but for many, the holidays are rife with anxiety about expenses. A recent survey shows that staying on budget is Americans’ top concern this holiday season, followed by incurring long-term debt, shipping costs and being charged late or hidden fees.

Date Published: December 3, 2021

Attorney suspended for disparaging justices and judges

The Ohio Supreme Court recently suspended a Richmond Heights attorney for one year with six months stayed for accusing Ohio judges and Supreme Court justices of basing property tax valuation decisions on “politics, not law,” and for speculating about political motivations behind their decisions.

Date Published: December 2, 2021

DOJ announces $139 million for law enforcement hiring to advance community policing

The Department of Justice recently announced more than $139 million in grant funding through the department’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) COPS Hiring Program (CHP). The awards provide direct funding to 183 law enforcement agencies across the nation, allowing those agencies to hire 1,066 additional full-time law enforcement professionals.

Date Published: December 2, 2021

Ohio Courts at forefront of child custody reform project

The early successes of one Ohio court initiative to stabilize families entangled in child welfare concerns has led to the largest expansion by any state attempting similar improvements to its legal system.