Ohio Supreme Court appoints Professor Robertson to prestigious Commission on the Rules of Practice and Procedure

CWRU School of Law Professor Cassandra Robertson

Cassandra Burke Robertson, the John Deaver Drinko—BakerHostetler Professor of Law and director of the Center for Professional Ethics has been appointed by the Supreme Court of Ohio to its Commission on the Rules of Practice and Procedure.

The Supreme Court of Ohio is responsible for prescribing rules of practice and procedure governing Ohio courts and the commission was created to assist the court. The commission reviews all rules governing practice and procedure in the courts of Ohio, including the Rules of Civil Procedure, the Rules of Criminal Procedure, the Rules of Appellate Procedure, the Rules of Juvenile Procedure and the Rules of Evidence.

A faculty member since 2007, Professor Robertson both teaches and writes in the areas of legal ethics and civil procedure. Her scholarship has been cited by numerous state and federal courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States.

Professor Robertson is active in the national legal community. She has served two terms as a Commissioner to the Uniform Law Commission, where she chaired a national study committee on Third-Party Financing of Litigation and Arbitration and currently serves on a committee studying potential legislation affecting recurring service charges.