Member Testimonials

The Akron Bar Association offers a local connection to the Summit County legal community. Network with your colleagues, judges, and legal staff at our numerous events and celebrations.

Involvement in our Committees and Sections provide the opportunity for all members to improve the local legal community. From offering input on proposed local rules to planning CLE seminars or the Annual Federal Court Luncheon, you can have a voice in protecting and enriching your profession.

We are dedicated to helping you grow as a professional. We want you to feel successful and fulfilled in your career. Therefore we offer various leadership opportunities, roles in committees and sections, pertinent CLEs, community involvement opportunities, and many other ways to make a difference in your life as well as the lives around you.

The Akron Bar offers various resources to our members. These include free unlimited access to Fastcase, use of our conference rooms, a free subscription to our monthly publication The Examiner, free subscription to the Friday edition of the Akron Legal News, the ABA Legal Directory at a discount, and CLEs at discounted prices. In fact, your membership can pay for itself in CLE savings and other discounts!


“The Akron Bar provides lawyers a gateway into the legal community. The collegiality not only helps to grow their business but also become more involved with what is happening outside of the law profession.”

Ann Marie O’Brien
President 2014 - 2015, Member Since 1991


“I am especially interested in improving the perception of attorneys in the community and in identifying and providing benefits to our members to keep the association a viable entity.”

Deborah L. Ruby
Secretary 2009 - 2010, Member Since 1997