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Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline Advisory Opinion 2005-5

OPINION 2005-5

Issued June 10, 2005

SYLLABUS: It is improper under DR 9-101(A) of the Ohio Code of Professional Responsibility for a former magistrate, now privately practicing law, to represent a person in post-decree matters (such as modifying child custody, parenting time, or child support, or defending or initiating a contempt order to enforce a prior court order) when he or she served as magistrate in the person’s original divorce or dissolution action.



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