From the President
Karen Adinolfi

Your voices have been heard! Thank you to all of you who communicated with us and your state elected representatives about the issue of the elimination of the Business Income Deduction (“BID”) for lawyers in the current Ohio budget bill.

Akron Bar Foundation Receives Award

The Akron Bar Foundation was honored with a special recognition award last Friday by the NE Ohio Association of Professional Fundraisers. The Foundation was nominated by Akron Municipal Court and Victim's Assistance for its long-standing community support.

2019 July Ohio Bar Exam Results

Out of 885 applicants, 73.1% received passing scores and out of 734 first-time applicants, 82% received passing scores. The oath will be given on Tuesday, November 12 at the Palace Theatre, 34 W. Broad St. Taking the oath at 10:30 a.m. are law school graduates from Capital University, Northern Kentucky University, University of Cincinnati, University of Dayton, and The Ohio State University. At the 2 p.m. session, the oath will be administered to eligible applicants from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, Ohio Northern University, University of Akron, University of Toledo, and out-of-state law schools.

For a list of those who passed, click here...
Summit County Witness Tree Awareness Event
S ummit County Valor Court, developed and led by Presiding Judge Amy Corrigall Jones, was established based on the recognition that many of our veterans return to civilian life with serious trauma both physical and mental, which has led to their involvement with the criminal justice system. By providing this court, veterans receive access to programs, treatment and interaction with mentors in a collaborative initiative to enhance chances of success.

In furtherance of the Valor Court mission and in conjunction with the upcoming Veterans Day holiday, Judge Corrigall Jones is pleased to announce the Summit County Witness Tree Awareness Event.  

Summit County Probate Court Arranges Backpacks for Adopting families 
Jockey Being Family Foundation provides for adoptees and siblings
Adoption means finding your forever family. As part of its support for adoption, the Jockey Being Family Foundation has offered to provide each adoptee and their siblings with a monogrammed backpack containing a teddy bear and blanket. In addition, each family receives a Parent Resource Tote with post adoption resources.  
October adoptees and their families were the first recipients of the new backpacks in Summit County Probate Court. The Jockey Being Family National Backpack Program has provided newly adopted children with over 30,000 personalized backpacks nationwide.  
“Adoption is the end of one journey and the beginning of another,” shared Summit County Probate Court Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer. “We are excited to be a part of that journey and to celebrate with families. This program gives a tangible reminder of their new beginning.” 

A new member service from the
Akron Bar Association ...
Introducing the
Legal Services Referral Network

Chances are from time to time you need a helping hand. It may be a pleading or brief that has you stumped or a filing with no time to do the research. Better yet, maybe it’s simply a matter of case overload. Now there's a trusted resource you can turn to for help.
The Value of A Paralegal
by Susan Macken Brandi Stewart

The Akron Bar Paralegal section began in 2008 and for 11 years this community of paralegals has promoted and expanded on the value of profession.

People News

Jessica S. Forrest Joins Cleveland Office of Reminger Co.,
Reminger Co., LPA is pleased to announce that Jessica S. Forrest has joined the Cleveland, Ohio office of Reminger Co., LPA. 
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Alfred E. Schrader Joins Roderick Linton Belfance, LLP
Attorney Alfred "Al" E. Schrader has joined the law firm of Roderick Linton Belfance, LLP, as an equity partner. Attorney Schrader is licensed to practice law in both State and Federal Courts in Ohio.
For more information, please  click here...

In Memoriam

Brian Pierce
October 24, 2019

"The flame that burns strong burns half as long." And so it was with Brian Pierce, gone from this earth far too soon at age 51.
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Charles Doyle Park
October 20, 2019

Charles Doyle Park, 88, passed away October 20 surrounded by family and friends.
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