Board of Professional Conduct
The Board of Professional Conduct is a 28-member quasi-judicial body appointed by the Supreme Court of Ohio that consists of 17 lawyers, seven active or retired judges, and four non-lawyers. The Board's duties are as follows:
- Adjudicating formal complaints of misconduct involving judges and lawyers and making recommendations to the Supreme Court on the appropriate sanction
- Hearing cases involving the mental illness of judges and lawyers and the reinstatement of lawyers suspended from the practice of law
- Monitoring and assisting bar association certified grievance committees in the regulation of the legal profession
- Issuing ethics advisory opinions
- Advising judges and lawyers on ethics compliance
- Conducting educational programs on ethics for judges, lawyers, and judicial candidates
- Receiving and retaining financial disclosure statements filed annually by judges, magistrates, and judicial candidates
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