Self-study credits are limited to 12 hours for attorneys, magistrates and judges during a biennial compliance period. See Rules for the Government of the Bar of Ohio and the Rules for the Judiciary of Ohio. On October 16, 2020, the Ohio Supreme Court issued a waiver of the self-study cap for judges, magistrates, and attorneys with last names beginning with A through L for the 2020-2021 compliance period ending December 31, 2021. On September 22, 2021, the Court issued the latest waiver of the self-study caps for judges, magistrates, and attorneys with last names beginning with M through z for the 2021-2022 compliance period ending December 31, 2022. These temporary waivers are issued in recognition of the impact of COVID-19.
- Attorney Polly-Murphy failed to provide competent representation in violation of Prof.Cond.R. 1.1 by providing inaccurate legal advice concerning FDA regulation of the transdermal patches.
- She violated Prof.Cond.R. 1.8 by accepting stock in both companies without the required notice and informed consent.
- She engaged in dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation in violation of Prof.Cond.R. 8.4(c) by accepting payment for her legal services through a personal bank account and not disclosing the payment to her law firm.