A Message From The President
Hamilton DeSaussure, Jr.
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 Bradford M. “Buck” Gearinger Professionalism Award Honoring Archie W. Skidmore Makes Headlines
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A Message From Joseph S. Kodish
"I would like to express my sincere thanks and gratitude to the Akron Bar Association and to all the participants celebrating my career with the Summit County Legal Defender Office. Your kind words and contributions are greatly appreciated. It has been a GREAT 47 years!"
The United States District Court
Northern District Of Ohio
"Judge Patricia A. Gaughan, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, announced that Judge J. Philip Calabrese was sworn in on Dec. 5, 2020, to serve as a United States District Judge in Cleveland. Judge Calabrese was nominated by President Donald J. Trump to serve a life term. He replaces District Judge Christopher A. Boyko, who assumed senior status in Jan. 2020."

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Summit County Court of Common Pleas - General Division 
Updates Local Rules
The Hon. Amy Corrigall Jones, Administrative Judge of the Summit County Court of Common Pleas - General Division, announced that the General Division Judiciary approved several Local Rule updates."

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Announces a New Partner in Providing 
Career Coaching and Placement for Probationers
"Administrative Judge Amy Corrigall Jones is pleased to announce the Summit County Court of Common Pleas Adult Probation Department is collaborating with Future Plans to increase services for probationers in Intervention in Lieu of Conviction (ILC)."

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Vacancy At The Summit County Domestic Relations Court
"With the election of Judge Katarina Cook to the Summit County Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations Division, a vacancy will be created on the Domestic Relations Court." Bryan C. Williams, Chairman of the Summit County Republican Party, stated, "...that any qualified individual interested in receiving the recommendation of the Summit County Republican Executive Committee to Governor Mike DeWine for appointment to fill this vacancy should submit a letter of interest, along with a resume..."

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2021 Mock Trial Competitions Goes Virtual
The Mock Trial Committee partners with the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education (OCLRE) to annually host a District and Regional Mock Trial Competition. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the OCLRE is planning to use a virtual competition format to ensure that students have the most authentic experience possible while following the best guidance available for safety.

To volunteer you must register via OCLRE; to volunteer, please click here...

For the volunteer flyer, please click here...

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Magistrate Thomas D. Bown, Mock Trial Committee Co-Chair.
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American Bar Association's Articles Of Interest
2020 Cloud Computing
By Dennis Kennedy
"The biggest story in the 2020 ABA Legal Technology Survey Report is not so much the 2020 results. It’s the not-yet-written story of the 2021 results as we see the impact of COVID-19 and 'work from home' on the way the legal profession works."

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As COVID-19 Continues, How Are Bars Doing…Really?
By Marilyn Cavicchia
"In the past few months, as we have addressed the many effects of the pandemic on bars and on their members, the underlying theme has been one of positivity: Bar executives, leaders, and staff members have told us about new things they’re trying and ways they’re keeping everyone connected and proving the value of membership. Responses to the 2020 State & Local Bar Benchmarks...
Survey from the ABA Division for Bar Services bear this out. The full report will be available in Dec. 2020, and a special report focused on the pandemic is available at no cost on the division’s COVID-19 resource page."

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Akron Bar Foundation's
Virtual Gala & Silent Auction Needs Your Help!
As the Akron Bar Foundation's Gala and Scholarship Committee is planning for the 2021 Virtual Gala and Silent Auction, we need YOUR HELP to make this event a smashing success! To make a donations for the Silent Auction or to find out how you can volunteer, please contact Ikel Kelly, Foundation and Office Operations Director.
CLE Programming Spotlights
Limiting Private Gatherings In Response To COVID-19: A Panel Discussion On Akron City Council Ordinance No. 336-2020
The City of Akron's Ordinance No. 336 -2020 limits the number of attendees at private gatherings, requires facial coverings, and establishing means of enforcement & imposing a penalty for violation. Join us on Wed., Dec. 9, 2020, from 10 - 11 am for a panel discussion on this controversial legislation.
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Appellate Law Practice
Appellate practitioners or those interested in expanding your practice to include appellate work, this 6-hour CLE is perfect for you! On Thu., Dec. 10 and Fri., Dec. 11, 2020, from 1 pm - 4:15 pm, this program will showcase tips from expert defense practitioners, prosecutors, and court staff.
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Racial Injustice In Society And It's Impact On The Workplace
Racial injustice continues to be at the forefront of daily-news and portrays racial inequalities in our society. On Tue., Dec. 15, 2020, from 9 am - 12:15 pm join our panelists as they present on employer responses to issues of racial inequity, injustice, and how to have difficult conversations about race in the workplace.
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Supreme Court of Ohio Extended 12-hour Cap Waiver To Attorneys Reporting December 31, 2021 (Last Names A-L)
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Virtual Event:

  • Feb. 6 - Akron Bar Foundation's Annual Gala & Silent Auction (registration opening soon)
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