Your October 2016 News & Updates
The Akron Bar Examiner Newsletter Needs YOU!

We're looking for members of the Akron Bar who would like to submit articles to appear in the Examiner. Topics are of your choosing that relate to any aspect of the law and the legal profession. Deadlines are the 20th of each month for publication the following month. Interested? Send an email proposal to the Akron Bar Association Marketing Department at 
President's Letter

The American Bar Association announced the first national Pro Bono celebration for the month of October in 2009 and Ohio bar associations, including Akron, have embraced this celebration by highlighting their long-standing pro bono work and related opportunities.

As a result of the Akron Bar’s recent strategic planning process, our pro bono activities were recently realigned into the reformed Access to Justice (“ATJ”) Committee. Read more...

Meet This Year's Professionalism Award Recipient:
Larry G. Poulos

Attorney Larry Poulos has received many awards and honors over the years, but there is one particular honor that we bet most folks don't know about. Read more...

It's Donut Friday!

Shades of Homer Simpson - it's Donut Friday! The Akron Bar's Criminal Law Section is hosting its first Donut Friday on October 7 from 8 - 9 am in the Jury Assembly Room of the Summit County Courthouse Annex. There will be fresh java, too. Stop by and get a jump start on your day!

All That Jazz!

The Akron Bar Foundation will host its 2017 Gala on Saturday, February 4, 2017. The annual dinner & auction raises funds to support the Foundation's scholarship & grant programs. Now there's something to get jazzed about! Read more...

Continue Your Legal Education with Us This Month

Click each link above for more information and how to register. Looking forward to having you come learn with us!
Will You Be Listed in the 2017 Akron Bar Directory?

The Akron Bar Association's Annual Legal Directory for 2017 is now being compiled. Will you be part of this valuable and handy reference? The directory lists firms, individual lawyer and associate members, attorneys by field of practice, contact information for area courts and government offices, and much more.  Click here  to get your firm listed in the 2017 Directory. Interested in advertising in the Directory?  Click here...

Fastcase Tip of the Month

Don’t let the tedious process of copying down case citations sidetrack your research project. Instead, use the Copy Citation function in Fastcase to automatically copy and paste the citation of the case you are quoting into the document you are working on. Here’s how it works: Step 1: Access the case that you want to cite. Make sure that you are in the full case text view and not on the results screen. Step 2: Select Copy Citation from the Document menu. Step 3: Open the document (or e-mail) that you want to paste the citation into. Put your cursor in the appropriate spot in the document and press Ctrl + V.

Remember that Fastcase is available to you FREE of charge as a member of the Akron Bar Association. Read more...

Summit County Juvenile Court to Expand Attorney Help Desk

Judge Linda Tucci Teodosio has announced that the Court’s Attorney Help Desk will be expanding its hours beginning Wednesday, October 5, 2016. Services will be offered each Wednesday from 9 am until noon, as well as during the original hours of 1 pm - 4 pm. Read more...

ABA Committee Tightens Bar Pass Standards,
Some Raise Diversity Concerns

In a unanimous vote, the ABA Accreditation Standards Committee approved a proposal to tighten standards for bar passage rates at ABA-accredited law schools. The current standard says that within five years, at least 75 percent of first-time bar exam takers must pass, or the school must be within 15 points of its state’s bar passage rates. The proposed new standard says that 75 percent of a school’s graduating class must pass a bar exam within two years. Some believe the proposed standard is still too low, and others say that many schools that will likely be out of compliance are ones that admit a higher percentage of students who are economically disadvantaged and/or people of color. ABA Journal takes a closer look at the proposal and the reactions. 
Social Highlights

There was a lot going on at the Akron Bar during the month of September. Enjoy some photos from the Leadership Academy Reception, Ice Cream Day (courtesy of the Business & Corporate Law Section), and a gathering at the Burntwood Tavern. Read more....
Akron Bar Association Foundation:
Give ‘til it...helps!

The Akron Bar Association Foundation is our charitable entity that supports a variety of activities including providing community grants and scholarships to law students. The Foundation’s primary fundraiser is the annual Gala, but we offer many other ways to give toward the support of the legal programs and initiatives that make us a premier membership organization.

Won't you be our neighbor?

The third floor of the Akron Bar Association office at 57 S. Broadway St. will soon be available for lease. Click here for full details....
Help Wanted:

Associate Attorney Job Opening

Law Office of Dianna M. Sudia Smith, LLC, Akron, Ohio

Small firm in Akron, OH seeks candidate to fill Associate Attorney position. Qualified candidates will possess 2-5 years experience as a licensed attorney. Experience with family law or domestic relations is preferable. Position is salaried at $50,000 per year. Extensive opportunities to grow within the firm. Interested candidates should send resume, cover letter, and list of references to Website:

Full-Time Assistant Prosecutor
City of Barberton
Please send a resume and letter of interest to Lisa Okolish Miller, Law Director. 
Akron Bar Association
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Phone: (330) 253-5007
Fax: (330) 253-2140