A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Karen Adinolfi

As we find ourselves in mid-February already, I thought I would provide you with some information as to events at the Bar you might not be aware of.

Special Thanks to Our Akron Bar Sponsors

Annual Diamond Sponsor
Brennan, Manna & Diamond, LLC
Brouse McDowell, LPA
Roetzel & Andress, LPA

Annual Platinum Sponsor
Kastner, Westman & Wilkens, LLC

Annual Gold Sponsor
Akron Legal News
Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs
Niekamp, Weisensell, Mutersbaugh & Mastrantonio, LLP
PNC Financial Services Group
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, LLP

Annual Advertisement Sponsor
Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., LPA
Scanlon & Elliott
The University of Akron Law School

Friends of the Association & Foundation
Judge Thomas Teodosio
Judge Linda Teodosio
Thank you for your support!

The Annual Gala was once again a huge success! To everyone who donated an auction item, attended the event, purchased a silent auction item, bought 50/50 and/or lottery basket tickets: THANK YOU!

The Akron Bar Foundation, Gala Committee and staff are greatly appreciative of everyone who helped. And we are especially grateful for our:
Event Sponsors
  • Akron Municipal Court
  • Reminger Co., LPA
  • Roderick Linton Belfance, LLP
  • Stark & Knoll Co., LPA

We're still crunching the numbers, but it's safe to say that the Foundation looks forward to announcing grant and scholarship recipients this spring.
Guest Columnist Steven J. McGarrity, Esq.
Executive Director, Community Legal Aid


Who Do You Play For?

The flurry of activity that happens after the holidays seems to sneak up on us every year. We come out of the lull of the holidays, briefly enchanted by a false sense of stillness, only to discover the mound of to-do lists and project deadlines that have been piling up.

But that’s life, isn’t it? Rapidly moving, gaining momentum with each passing year. And as we get older, it seems like every day, the need to make our mark grows stronger.

2020 Mock Trial Participants Dazzle

That's what the judges for this year's District and Regional Mock Trials had to say about the teams of students who participated. The Mock Trial Committee is grateful to the Akron Bar Foundation for making the event possible, the volunteer judges who participated, as well as the many judges who opened their courtrooms. A special thanks to Judge McCarty for opening her office as operations central for the committee. The Akron Public Library/Main Branch provided the ideal location for an awards presentation that was well attended by parents and grandparents of the students who participated.

Based on scores, Hoover and two teams from Hoban are heading to the state competition.



Nominations Now Open for NABE Peer Excellence Award
Know a NABE member that deserves recognition? Start sending in your nominations for the Peer Excellence Award to honor a NABE member who has made special contributions to the development of his/her bar executive peers. The Peer Excellence Award will be presented to a NABE member at the NABE Annual Meeting in Chicago this coming July. Click here to view the nomination form. Forms must be returned to Emma Buell at emma.buell@americanbar.org by April 6, 2020.

Add these key 2020 events to your calendars and watch the weekly update and our website for updates and more details as they become available.

April 17 - White-Williams Bankruptcy Institute, Hartville Kitchen
April 24 - Federal Courts Luncheon, Fairlawn Country Club
April 28 - Street Law Student Summit, Oriana House Training Center
April 29 - Law Day Luncheon, Greystone Hall
May 1 - Red Mass, St. Bernard Catholic Church
May 15-16 - Annual Workers' Comp Seminar - Las Vegas
June 25 - Annual Meeting, Lake Forest Country Club
Dec. 3 - Holiday Celebration, Akron Bar Association


People News!

L. Terrance Ufholz Joins Roderick Linton Belfance
 Terry brings to the firm extensive corporate, family, estate and real estate law experience. He's also been a very active member of the Akron Bar Association, having served on the board as secretary and president. Congratulations Terry!



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