The Ohio Supreme Court's Board of Professional Conduct was urged on Jan. 10 to publicly reprimand a Lucas County judge who was convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol in July. The recommendation was made by the judge and the court's disciplinary counsel. An Ohio Supreme Court justice who found herself in a similar position was reprimanded in 2005. A public reprimand would become part of the judge's permanent record, but it would not prevent the judge from serving on the bench or seeking reelection.
Family lawyers often see a rise in business by about one-third at the beginning of the year. Many unhappy couples in Ohio and across the nation want a fresh start on their lives, especially after going through a stressful holiday season.