Mission Statement

The Board of Commissioners on Grievances & Discipline is a 28-member commission appointed by the Supreme Court of Ohio. The Board's duties are as follows: issuing final recommendations to the Supreme Court on formal disciplinary charges against Ohio's lawyers and judges; monitoring and assisting the certified grievance committees in the regulation of the legal profession; and issuing advisory ethics opinions. In addition to the duties required by the Ohio constitution and Gov.Bar R.V, the Board serves as a facilitator and resource for upholding the highest principles of the legal profession. It is dedicated to furthering the goals of self-regulation of the bench and bar; enhancing the public's access to information and participation in the Supreme Court's regulation of the legal profession and the judiciary; and to assisting and encouraging Ohio attorneys and judges through advice, guidance and education, to observe the standards of professional responsibility so as to prevent ethical abuses and attendant harm to Ohio's citizens and its system of justice.