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Common Pleas & Appellate Courts Committee

This committee works along with the courts to recommend and formulate court rules and procedures.  It provies a forum between the judges and practitioners to discuss issues relating to practice in these courts.  It conducts seminars as necessary.  The committee will typically meet on the 4th Thursday of each month. 


Al Schrader
Al Schrader
Committee Chair
(330) 762-0765

Jacquenette Corgan
Committee Vice Chair
(330) 329-4942

2013/2014 Meeting Dates:
Held at 12:00 noon at the Akron Bar Office
Thursday, August 22nd, 2013
Thursday, September 26th, 2013
Thursday, October 24th, 2013
Thursday, November 21st, 2013
Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
Thursday, February 27th, 2014
Thursday, March 27th, 2014
Thursday, April 24th, 2014
Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Bar Office Contact:
Caroline Kirkner
(330) 253-5007

Resources & Articles:

Ninth District Court of Appeals Blog  |  Ninth District Court of Appeals Finality Issues Outline 

The Role of the Judiciary in Fostering Professionalism & Civility 

"Crayon Case" (a humorous example of questionable professionalism)

Use the Force: Ethical Guidance from a Galaxy Far, Far Away 

Proposed Summit County Appellate Indigent List Requirements 

The Tweet Smell of Success, or a Trip to the Disciplinary Board? 
Taken from The Bencher (

Instilling Civility and Professionalism - From Law School to Retirement 

2013 Bench Bar Conference Overview 

Professionalism Do's & Don'ts from SCO:
Depositions  |  Professionalism in the Courtroom 

What Judges Really Think of the Phrase, "May it please the Court"