Your October 2017 News
from the Akron Bar Association
Legal Technology and the Modern Law Firm

As advances in law technology revolutionize today’s legal landscape, the role of the legal professional has evolved. The automation of legal processes has prompted lawyers,  paralegals , legal secretaries and other legal professionals to become proficient at an ever-increasing array of word processing, spreadsheet, telecommunications, database, presentation and legal research software. Law technology has impacted every aspect of the legal field, from law firm and corporate practice to courtroom operation and document management. Read more....
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October-November 2017 CLEs at the Akron Bar

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Hosted by the Business & Corporate Law Section
1 CLE Credit

Friday, October 20, 2017
Hosted by the Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law Section
1 CLE Credit

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Hosted by the Disability Law Section
1 CLE Credit

Friday, October 27, 2017
Hilton Garden Inn Cleveland/Twinsburg
2.5 Professional Conduct Credits

Friday, November 10, 2017
DoubleTree by Hilton - 3150 W. Market St.
3 CLE Credits

Thursday, November 16. 2017
Hilton Akron/Fairlawn - 3180 W. Market St.
6 CLE Credits 

Click on the CLE titles above for more information and to register. 

In 2017, every member of the Akron Bar Association is eligible to receive
ONE HOUR OF FREE CLE (up to $35.00 value) compliments of the Law Library Committee of the Akron Bar Foundation (one time use only). 

Upcoming Social Events

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
4-6 pm
Hampton Woods Clubhouse

Thursday, October 19, 2017
4:30-6:30 pm

Thursday, November 9, 2017
Portage Country Club
7:30-9 am
We are so excited to announce that we will be traveling to Arizona this spring to enjoy Cleveland Indians baseball, warm weather, and CLE hours in paradise! Not to mention - hopefully basking in the sunlight of a World Series Championship!

Mark your calendars! The trip will take place March 22-24 and attendees will be staying at the Renaissance Glendale Resort and Spa.
What better place to earn 9 CLE hours?

Stay tuned as you won't want to miss the details we will be announcing soon!
Are You a New Lawyer Looking for
a Place to Call Home?

The Akron Bar’s Incubator Program is looking for new attorneys to set up offices in our Barberton Incubator. Lawyers in the program are solo practitioners who work with an experienced mentor and ABA leadership to establish practices in Summit County.   Read more...
LRIS: A Recipe for Success

Achieving excellence does not occur without a foundation of diligent study and rigorous preparation. Thus, the Committee, Director, and staff of the Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) of the Akron Bar Association continue to undertake a comprehensive appreciative inquiry of the LRIS experience.  Read more....
Akron Bar Board Issues Resolution Supporting Equal Access to Justice

The Board of Trustees of the Akron Bar Association has issued a resolution in support of equal access to justice and urging federal. state, and local legislative bodies and governmental agencies to adopt laws and policies that ensure full and adequate funding for civil legal aid in Ohio. Read the full resolution here....
The Blimps of Akron:
A Story in Four Parts

Attorney Jim Slater has a client who is both an accomplished writer and a blimp aficionado. He commissioned a multi-part series of stories on Akron and its blimps from local journalist Sandy Bee Lynn and has made those stories available through the Slater & Zurz webpage. Installment One is shared in this issue of the Examiner and includes links to the remaining three parts. Read more to find out all about the blimps of Akron and their storied past.

Zombies & Haunted Houses Don’t Scare Me But People Do: Some Thoughts on
Character & Image
by Attorney Theresa Morelli

I live about 1.5 miles from a nationally acclaimed haunted house and laboratory in Akron, Ohio and filled with frightening zombies, ghouls, and creatures. I have never been there since it opened about 30 years ago. Why? Quite simply, people scare me more than any fake gore and carnage ever could. Read more....
Celebrating Pro Bono Month With Community Legal Aid


That is the number of Community Legal Aid cases taken on by pro bono attorneys last year alone.

$2.2 million.

The total dollars saved or earned for clients in 2016.


The number of attorneys who gave their time pro bono to help our clients last year.

This month, the entire legal community will celebrate pro bono work. And at Legal Aid, we’re no exception. Because we know the profound difference you make in the lives of our clients, and we know these individuals and families would otherwise not have access to the legal services they needed without you. Read more....
Member News

Judge Annalisa S. Williams Appointed to the Board of Trustees
of the Ohio Supreme Court Judicial College

Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor has appointed Judge Annalisa S. Williams (Akron, OH) to the Board of Trustees of the Supreme Court of Ohio Judicial College for a three-year term beginning January 1, 2018 and ending December 31, 2020. Read more....

Here's a Legal Practice Growth Opportunity You Might Have Missed

Did you know that the Akron Bar Association works with Community Legal Aid to provide a
Modest Means Referral Program (MMRP)?

MMRP attorneys agree to charge no more than $60/hour for those who qualify. Cases are prescreened through CLAS.

Click here for more information and the application form. 
A Special Bar Association Benefit for New/Recent Admittees!

Did you know that all new/recent admittees who join the Akron Bar Association also receive a free law library membership? If you are a first- through fourth-year legal practitioner, you qualify for this benefit. Click here to apply for your FREE Akron Law Library membership.
Fastcase Tip-of-the-Month

The Akron Bar Association provides Fastcase’s industry-leading legal research service as a free member benefit to you. If you are following a case or statute, Fastcase's alerts keep you up-to-date on your research. Alerts can be managed by going to Options, then Manage Alerts.
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.
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