July 8, 2011
Attorney Registration Period Approaching
Every odd-numbered year, all Ohio attorneys on active or corporate status must register for the next biennium with the Supreme Court of Ohio Office of Attorney Services by Sept. 1 and pay a $350 registration fee.
Attorneys who fail to register and pay fees by the deadline or within the late registration period will be suspended, according to Susan Christoff, director of Attorney Services, who noted that the registration fee hasn’t increased since the 2007-2009 biennium.
Christoff pointed out that some attorneys confuse their reporting year with their biennial continuing legal education requirements or dues payments to their local bar association. “But every odd-numbered year means all Ohio attorneys need to register with us,” she said.
Attorneys are encouraged to register and pay their fees online by credit card, although registering by mail and paying by check or money order are still available. Attorneys who successfully complete the process will receive confirmation by mail. Those who don’t receive confirmation should contact Attorney Services.
Christoff also requested that attorneys provide the Supreme Court with up-to-date residence, office and email addresses. To ensure registration materials are timely received, attorneys should send any change of contact information to Attorney Services immediately. Attorneys may update their own records online or mail the changes directly to Attorney Services.