ORC 2953.33 asserts the following:
(1) In any application for employment, license, or other right or privilege, any appearance as a witness, or any other inquiry, except as provided in division (E) of section 2953.32 and in section 3319.292 of the Revised Code and subject to division (B)(2) of this section, a person may be questioned only with respect to convictions not sealed, bail forfeitures not expunged under section 2953.42 of the Revised Code as it existed prior to June 29, 1988, and bail forfeitures not sealed, unless the question bears a direct and substantial relationship to the position for which the person is being considered.
Section A of ORC 2953.33 restored all rights and privileges to an individual whose record has been ordered sealed or expunged.ORC defined a privilege as: "an immunity, license, or right conferred by law, bestowed by express or implied grant, arising out of status, position, office, or relationship, or growing out of necessity." Is there a legal difference between inquiring as to the details of a subject and denying a right or privilege? Essentially, it would seem that the privilege of practicing law is given back to the individual whose record was ordered sealed, but the BAR can still make an inquiry into the matter; however, I do not read the law as allowing the BAR to revoke that privilege.