Tag Archives: right to counsel

What’s On Their Minds: Mother’s Right to Counsel at Permanent Custody Hearing. In re: R.K. (A.S., Appellant).

“Is that the rule you want from this court—if you don’t show up you are deemed to have waived counsel in the most important court proceeding in your life?”

Justice O’Neill, to the Children’s Services Lawyer

On September 13, 2017, … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Mother’s Right to Counsel at Permanent Custody Hearing. In re: R.K. (A.S., Appellant).

Read the analysis of the oral argument here.

On September 13, 2017, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral argument in the case, In re: R.K. (A.S., Appellant), 2017-0433. At issue is the propriety of the trial … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: Due Process Does not Require the State to Provide Appointed Counsel to an Indigent Non-Paying Parent at a Civil Contempt Purge Hearing. Liming v. Damos.

On October 24, 2012, the Supreme Court of Ohio issued a merit decision in Liming v. Damos, 2012-Ohio-4783. The Court had accepted the case on conflict certification and discretionary review and consolidated the two cases, argued May 23, 2012.  In … Continue reading

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Merit Decision: A Juvenile’s Statutory Right to Counsel Does Not Attach at a Police Interrogation. In Re M.W.

On October 3, 2012, the Supreme Court of Ohio handed down a merit decision in In Re M.W., 2012-Ohio-4538.  The case was argued December 6, 2011.  By a vote of 4-3, the Court held that a juvenile has no … Continue reading

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What’s on Their Minds: Child Support Contempt “Purge” Hearing to Impose a Suspended Sentence: Civil or Criminal? Michael Liming v. Denday Damos

On October 24, 2012 the Supreme Court issued a merit decision in this case.  Read the analysis here

On May 23, 2012, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of Michael Liming v. Denday … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Child Support Contempt “Purge” Hearing to Impose a Suspended Sentence: Civil or Criminal? Michael Liming v. Denday Damos

On October 24, 2012 the Supreme Court issued a merit decision in this case.  Read the analysis here.

Read the analysis of the oral argument in this case here.

On May 23, 2012, the Supreme Court of Ohio … Continue reading

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What’s on Their Minds: Does a Juvenile Have the Right to Counsel at the Interrogation Stage of the Proceedings? In re M.W.

On Oct. 3, 2012, the Supreme Court handed down a merit decision in this case.  Read the analysis here

On December 6 the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral argument in the case of In re M.W., 2011-0215.  … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Preview: Does a Juvenile Have the Right to Counsel at the Interrogation Stage of the Proceedings? In re M.W.

On Oct. 3, 2012, the Supreme Court handed down a merit decision in this case.  Read the analysis here.

Read the analysis of the oral argument here.

On December 6, the Supreme Court of Ohio will hear oral … Continue reading

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Due Process Rights at a Civil Contempt Hearing

In my July 13 post I discussed the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Turner v. Rogers , in which the high court discussed the procedural safeguards necessary … Continue reading

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Should A “Deadbeat Dad” get a Court-Appointed Lawyer Before Being Jailed for Non-Support

The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides that in a criminal trial the accused has the right to the assistance of a lawyer. And we all know from listening to the Miranda warnings on TV cop shows that if … Continue reading

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