Did You Miss The Virtual Annual Meeting?
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Racial Equity And The Akron Bar Association
A Virtual Book Discussion
On  Wed., Jul. 8, 2020 , from  noon - 1 pm , join Lavell O. Payne Brown , Esq., and Moriah K. Cheatham-Williams , Esq.,  for a timely discussion on the book,  How To Be An Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi .

Ibram, "...is one of America’s foremost historians and leading antiracist voices. He is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and the Founding Director of The Antiracist Research & Policy Center at American University in Washington, DC. A professor of history and international relations, Kendi is a contributor at The Atlantic and CBS News."

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Creating An Ohio State Sentencing Database With An Introduction By Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor
The Ohio Metropolitan Bar Associations are committed to addressing institutional racism. One possible way to reduce mass incarceration is a statewide sentencing database providing guidance to judges across Ohio. On Mon., Jul. 13, 2020 , at noon, join us in calling for the creation of this necessary tool for justice.
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A Virtual Book Discussion
On Aug. 4, 2020 , at noon , join the Akron Bar Association's Immediate Past President, Karen Adinolfi, for a timely discussion of Robin DiAngelo's book, White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism .

"White Fragility is a state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves. These moves include the outward display of emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and behaviors such as argumentation, silence, and leaving the stress-inducing situation. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium. This book explicates the dynamics of White Fragility and how we might build our capacity in the on-going work towards racial justice."
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21-Day Racial Equity Habit-Building Challenge
"Diversity education, research and consulting...Get Moore."

The 21-Day Challenge concept was conceived several years ago by diversity expert Eddie Moore, Jr. , to advance deeper understandings of the intersections of race, power, privilege, supremacy and oppression.

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Akron Bar Foundation Announces
Grant And Scholarship Recipients
The Akron Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Akron Bar Association, has announced the recipients of its law school scholarships and community grants for 2020. In total, the Foundation is awarding in excess of $184,000 this year.

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New Rules of Practice and Procedure
To Take Effect July 1, 2020
"A series of rule changes regarding practice and procedure in Ohio’s courts will take effect July 1, according to the Ohio Supreme Court. The  amendments  alter several rules governing civil, criminal, appellate, and juvenile proceedings, and rules of evidence. The amendments were submitted to the Supreme Court by its Commission on the Rules of Practice and Procedure and incorporate two rounds of public comment" (Yeager, 2020).

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The Hon. Katarina Cook Launches
Family Recovery Court Program
"Akron, Ohio, June 23, 2020 – When Judge Katarina Cook took the oath of office on January 5, 2017, she vowed to create a family recovery court that would address the needs of families appearing before the Court that are affected by the opioid epidemic. Not only has she kept that promise, she has expanded upon it."
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Attorneys With Civil Cases Pending In
The Stark County Court of Common Pleas
"The Judges of the General Division of the Stark County Court of Common Pleas are pleased to announce that they will host a Settlement Week in the Court from August 24 through August 28, 2020. With the disruptions of our public health crisis, courts are developing new ways to meet the needs of the public in providing a fair, impartial, and speedy resolution of pending civil cases without unnecessary delay."

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Feeling isolated, anxious, or depressed?
OLAP is open! We can help!
"The Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program (OLAP) is committed to providing Ohio lawyers, judges and law students with supportive services throughout the COVID-19 crisis. Our offices remain open during this difficult time. OLAP provides assessment and referral resources through in-person, telephone (800) 348-4343 , teleconferencing and webinar options. Please check our website and Facebook page regularly for supportive and helpful information."

For additional resources or assistance, please contact the Akron Bar's Lawyers Assistance Committee !
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