News & Notable Events

Upcoming Events:

Why Lawyers Strike Out: Professionalism in Baseball and Law – Thursday, May 25
Cell Phone Evidence in Support of Criminal Trial Litigation – Thursday, June 1
How & Why Middle Market Businesses Choose Their Legal Counsel – Monday, June 5
Shared Parenting By the Numbers – Tuesday, June 6
Building a Profitable Client Base (New Lawyer Training) – Thursday, June 8
Building a Profitable Client Base (Professional Development) – Thursday, June 8
Bar Takers Luncheon– Wednesday, June 14
Practical Tips for Trial Attorneys with Judge Kimbler – Friday, June 16
Annual Meeting of the Akron Bar Association – Thursday, June 22
Advanced Topics in Probate Law – Friday, June 30 (followed by chicken roast)

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Latest News:

Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities for the Annual Meeting
Judge Oldfield Announces Turning Point Celebration for National Drug Court Month  
Proposed Local Rule Amendment 7.04(H)   
Inaugural Top Five Results
More than 200 Applicants Pass the February Bar Exam
Clerk of Courts announces E-Filing Activation for the Ninth District Court of Appeals 
Brown, Portman Request Applications for U.S. District Judgeship Vacancies in Ohio’s Southern and Northern Districts
Akron attorneys compile info to help children of immigrants stay in U.S.

New DR Court Cost Deposits Take Effect April 1
Advertising, Honesty Opinions Issued by Board of Professional Conduct
Court of Appeals Clerk Relocation
Ron Cable Appointed as Juvenile Court Magistrate
Judge Joy Malek Oldfield Appointed to Preside over Turning Point Program
Common Pleas Court Announces Presiding & Administrative Judges

Local Rule Changes for the 9th District Court of Appeals   

The Examiner:

April 2017
April Examiner: President’s Letter (Law Week Events), Law Week Calendar, Meet Frank Quirk, Recipient of This Year’s Sir Thomas More Award, “The 14th Amendment: Transforming American Democracy”
March 2017
March Examiner
: President’s Letter (Acts of Philanthropy), Felony Public Defender “Listening Tour,” Law Week & Annual Meeting Save-the-Dates, Applications for Summit County Criminal Indigent List
February 2017
February Examiner: President’s Letter (Assistance for Members), Annual Attorney Wellness Seminar, Diversity Committee Survey Results, Podcasts for Lawyers
January 2017
January Examiner: President’s Letter (Diversity Initiatives), ABA Incubator Program Seeks Participants, Free Law Library Membership for New/Recent Admittees
December 2016
December ExaminerPresident’s Letter (Member Community Involvement), Check Out the Florida CLE, Last-Minute CLEs, Lawyers Assistance: When Life Seems Out of Control, What’s Hot, What’s Not in the Legal Profession  
Lawyers Assistance:  Help When Life Seems Out of Control

Online CLE Discounts Available Through December 16!
Ways to Avoid Legal Malpractice, as Claims Rise Industry-wide
Lawyerist Gift Guide 2016  

Pathfinder Program – Guide Application for Law Students Now Open
Hudson Seeks Assistant City Attorney

Community Legal Aid Seeks Successor to Retiring Executive Director

November 2016
November Examiner: President’s Letter: The Contributions of the Past Presidents, Updated Fastcase 7 Software Arrives, Comedic CLE with Sean Carter, Pathfinder Program Needs You!
Akron Bar Association’s Official Ice Cream:  Tort(e) Reform  

October 2016

October Examiner:  President’s Letter: Pro-Bono Committee Now “Access to Justice”,  Meet This Year’s Professionalism Award Recipient:  Larry Poulos, Save the Date for the Foundation Gala
October Letter from the President
Ohio Board of Professional Conduct Issues Two Advisory Opinions

Open for Public Comment:  Akron Municipal Court Amended Local Rule 41  
Larry Poulos to be Honored as the 2016 Professionalism Award Recipient (Sold out!)
Rule Change Clarifies Lawyers’ Responsibilities in Providing Services Related to Medical Marijuana

OSBA Honors Judge Linda Teodosio with the Thomas J. Moyer Award for Judicial Excellence
2016 Judicial Commission Ratings
3rd Floor of Akron Bar Association Available for Lease

September 2016

Examiner 2016: 2016 Judicial Ratings, President’s Letter: Recognizing the Bar’s Committees & Sections, Online Legal Advertising: What Works & What Doesn’t   
Amendment would Clarify Lawyers’ Responsibilities in Providing Services to Medical Marijuana Clients
What flavor ice cream is the Akron legal community?
OBLIC’s Tips for Effective File Management
President’s Message
2016 United Way Campaign
Online Legal Advertising:  What Works and What Doesn’t

August, 2016

Akron Bar Association to Reassess Campaign Conduct Pledge Process
Akron Area YMCA Announces “Y-Strong” Program for Defendants Battling Addiction
Committee seeks to bridge Akron Law and Bar Assn. gap
Supreme Court to consider constitutionality of oil and gas law
Federal Law Makes Medical Marijuana Legal Services Out of Bounds in Ohio

Retired Akron Federal Judge David Dowd Dies at 87
2016/2017 Leadership Academy Class
 Need an Extra Admin Hand?  CuroLegal Offers 10% Discount to Akron Bar Members

July, 2016

July/August Examiner 2016:  President’s Letter: Meet the New Bar President, Margaret Andreeff Matejkovic; Akron Bar Foundation Awards $87,500 in Scholarships & Grants; Juvenile Court Proposes Amendment to Local Rules of Practice & Procedure
Akron Bar Foundation Awards $87,500 in Grants & Scholarships
Ohio Grand Jury Task Force Releases Final Report
Letters of Interest Accepted for the Next Incubator Program
Would You Like to Skip Winter with a Destination CLE?

June, 2016  

Seeking Candidate for Appointment to the Law Library Resources Board
View Photos from the Annual Meeting & Summer Celebration

May, 2016

From the President – May, 2016
We’re All Going to Die (and Other Happy Thoughts of an Estate Planner Turning 50)
22nd Annual (and Final) Las Vegas Seminar Finishes with a Full House!
Professionalism Award Nominations Accepted Through Friday, June 10th
Current Job Openings
Senior Lawyers to Honor Terry Zimmerman

April, 2016

Akron Beach Journal Letter to the Editor – In defense of Judge Oldfield
From the President – April, 2016
Board of Professional Conduct Releases Advisory Opinion About a Lawyer’s Duty to Report Another Lawyer’s Misconduct
Leadership Academy Application Deadline Extended to April 28th
2016 Board Nominees
Volunteer Guardian Program: Change a Life Today
FastCase:  The Hidden Gem of Membership!
2016 Sir Thomas More Award Recipient:  Honorable Carla Moore
Scanlon/Bell Inn of Court Accepting Applications for 2016-2017 Term

March, 2016

From the President – March, 2016
New Probate Court Guardianship Handbooks Available
Judge Alison McCarty Bids Fond Farewell to Mock Trial
Administrative Judge & Presiding Judges for 2016   
Gainer Named Court Executive Officer  
SBA Annual Public Interest Fellowship Auction – Friday, March 11th
[VIDEO] Hennepin County New Lawyers Section Explores Impact of Law School Debt
Red Mass Assistance Needed  
Akron Bar Foundation Awards Grant to Extend WiFi Throughout Summit County Courthouse  
2016 Legal Directories Now Available!  
Leadership Academy Applications Accepted Through March 28th  

February, 2016:

Our 2016 Judicial Pioneer:  Retired Judge Ted Schneiderman  
Lay Members Sought for Service on Disciplinary Committees
From the President – February, 2016    
Understanding the Work of the Commission on Judicial Candidates

January, 2016:

Oil & Gas Interest Lures Members to Akron Bar Section
From the President – January, 2016
When Can Minors Consent to Medical Treatment?
Put Me In, Coach!

December, 2015:

From the President – December, 2015   
Kay Belfance Awarded for Professionalism

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Akron Bar Association & Lawyer Referral Service

Welcome! The Akron Bar Association is here to help. We offer referrals to attorneys in Northeast Ohio whom we have pre-screened to ensure that they are in good standing. We also offer Notary Public seminars, testing, and products. As an association, our membership includes over 1,400 lawyers, judges, paralegals, legal staff & students.
Akron Bar Association & Lawyer Referral Service
Akron Bar Association & Lawyer Referral ServiceFriday, May 26th, 2017 at 6:57am
She opened doors for African-American women in the legal profession several times, becoming Summit County’s first African American female common pleas judge, but on April 18 Judge Saundra Jean House Robinson Jackson passed away after several major health setbacks.
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Suspect in Akron fire that killed seven gets no bond in his first court appearance
Stanley Ford is charged with seven counts of aggravated murder and one count of aggravated arson. His arrest was announced during a press conference Tuesday.
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Akron Bar Association & Lawyer Referral ServiceThursday, May 25th, 2017 at 7:30am