Your December 2016 News & Updates
President's Letter  

The October President’s message focused on our Bar Association’s pro bono initiatives. As I reflected on all that our Association and its members have done and continue to do as related to pro bono, I was reminded of a statistic that I heard long ago when I first began to volunteer and get involved in community service: lawyers as a profession donate more time, talents, and treasures than any other profession, often more than other professions combined. Read more...
Escape the Ohio Winter! Attend Our First Destination CLE Event!

The Akron Bar Association & the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association present their first destination seminar. Enjoy the sunshine of Singer Island, Florida in January while earning your CLEs. Register by December 18 to guarantee our special discounted rate! Register and read more...

Still Need CLE Credits for 2016? Check Out These Topics.... 

Click each link above for more information and how to register. Looking forward to having you come learn with us!
Fastcase Tip-of-the-Month

There is no doubt that having a mobile device means improved work-flow and accessibility, regardless of your location. Need to visit a client? An attorney can whip out a smartphone and check messages or send emails. On a plane to a deposition? A paralegal’s laptop fits on the tray table for uninterrupted time to proofread that brief. Waiting to pick up a child from an afterschool activity? Why not sneak in some research time on a tablet. According to the American Bar Association (ABA) 2015 Legal Technology Survey, “The mobile device most used by lawyers remains the smartphone (90%), followed by the laptop (79%), and the tablet (… 49%).”

Why bring this up? In addition to the FREE access that the Akron Bar Association provides to Fastcase Legal Research, members also have access to the free Fastcase Mobile App. Available on Apple, Windows phone, and Android devices, the App allows users to access Fastcase anywhere there is Internet access. You can easily link your member benefit to the Mobile App by clicking on Options > Mobile Sync on Fastcase.

Lawyers Assistance: 
Help When Life Seems Out of Control

The winter holidays are upon us once again and, while they can mean times of good cheer, they can also bring incredible stress to someone who is already feeling overwhelmed by life, work, and family. The solution may seem simple: another couple of drinks, a few more pills. But self-medication for stress, depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues can lead down a very dark path. Read more....

Make It a New Year's Resolution to
Help Law Students Find Their Path

The Akron Bar Association Pathfinder Program empowers emerging members in the Summit County community to enhance their professional development & networking by creating meaningful relationships with experienced members of the Akron Bar Association.

We are currently seeking members who are willing to serve as guides to L2 and L3 students. Applications will be accepted through Friday, January 13, 2017. For further information about the Pathfinder Program, click here.

To be taken directly to the Guide Application Form, click here. 

What's Hot and What's Not in the Legal Profession

Author Bob Denney of Robert Denney Associates, Inc., offers the 28th edition of his "What's Hot and What's Not in the Legal Profession" list. Check out what's happening in practice areas, geographic markets, marketing and business developments, and other trends. Read more....
Seeking Writers for Akron Bar Examiner

We're looking for members of the Akron Bar who would like to submit articles to appear in the Examiner. Topics are of your choosing that relate to any aspect of the law, the legal profession,
a hobby or personal interest - whatever you'd like to share with other Bar members.

Consider a "Ten Top Things..." about your specialty.  Perhaps you'd like to describe a special project or even what you did on your last vacation. (Bill Dowling's bicycle trip trough Vietnam yielded incredible photos for the March 2015 issue....)

Deadlines are the 20th of each month for publication the following month. Interested? Send an email proposal to the Akron Bar Association Marketing Department at 
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.

Won't you be our neighbor?

The third floor of the Akron Bar Association office at 57 S. Broadway St. will soon be available for lease. Click here for full details....
Help Wanted:

Associate Attorney Job Opening

Law Office of Dianna M. Sudia Smith, LLC, Akron, Ohio

Small firm in Akron, OH seeks candidate to fill Associate Attorney position. Qualified candidates will possess 2-5 years experience as a licensed attorney. Experience with family law or domestic relations is preferable. Position is salaried at $50,000 per year. Extensive opportunities to grow within the firm. Interested candidates should send resume, cover letter, and list of references to Website:

Assistant City Attorney, City of Hudson

The City of Hudson, Ohio is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Assistant City Attorney to perform highly responsible legal representation and advice to City staff and appointed officials. 

Qualified candidates will possess at least 5 years of increasingly responsible experience in the practice of municipal and/or other governmental law as a licensed attorney. Duties may include prosecutorial criminal work. Hours worked approximately 20 – 25 hours per week. A complete job description can be found at

Interested candidates may submit completed application with cover-page, resume, and references to

Legal Administrative Assistant, US Acute Care Solutions

US Acute Care solutions is seeking a Legal Administrative Assistant who is responsible for providing administrative support to Corporate Counsel while performing a wide variety of administrative support duties for the Legal Department. Read full description here.... 

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