Your November 2016 News & Updates
President's Letter  

The Akron Bar Association is envied for a variety of reasons by many other bar associations on a regional and national basis. Our membership continues to grow when many other associations are experiencing significant decline. Our staff is skilled and committed. Our programming is innovative. The list goes on. 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...

Fastcase 7 is Coming November 14!

We are proud to announce that Fastcase 7, the easy-to-use all-new interface, will be available to all Akron Bar Association members as a FREE benefit of membership beginning November 14. Fastcase has created an innovative new user interface to make research even faster and easier. New features include searching across all source types, improved Forecite, bottomless search results, and more. However, you will still have access to the classical version of Fastcase. Go to for more information...
New Lawyer Training December 6 & 7

The Akron Bar Association’s New Lawyer Training is a hands-on, practical program designed to help new lawyers find their path in the practice of law. Presenters include local prominent attorneys and Akron Bar leadership. This 12-hour course satisfies Ohio’s New Lawyer Training requirement. Read more...
Sean Carter’s Comedic CLE: 
The Ethys Awards and Fantasy Supreme Court League: 2016 Edition
Friday, December 9

For many busy professionals, spending a day at professional education seminar is like spending a day in traffic school; except that with traffic school, they’ve done something to deserve their “punishment.”  Professional education can be both fun and informative, as Sean Carter has proven in more than 500 lectures for lawyers, executives, HR professionals, and many others.

Mr. Carter draws on his unique background as a former securities lawyer, corporate vice president and stand-up comedian to create educational programs that are not only laugh out loud funny, but also, relevant to business and legal professionals. Click for a YouTube video sample...

Read more and register...

Helping 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. 

Changes in the Akron Bar Association’s
Lawyer Referral & Information Service

The Akron Bar Association LRIS is committed to helping our member attorneys profitably grow their practices. To that end, a number of changes have been put in place, including accreditation by the Akron Better Business Bureau. Read more...
Join Us for Our Annual Holiday Party!

Please join us at the Akron Bar Association office on Thursday, December 1 from 4:30 - 6:30 pm for our annual celebration of the holidays. Mingle with friends and welcome those newly-admitted to the Ohio Bar! Come one, come all!
All That Jazz!

The Akron Bar Foundation will host its 2017 Gala on Saturday, February 4, 2017. The annual dinner & auction raises funds to support the Foundation's scholarship & grant programs. Now there's something to get jazzed about! Read more...

Continue Your Legal Education with Us This Month

Click each link above for more information and how to register. Looking forward to having you come learn with us!
The Akron Bar Examiner Newsletter Needs YOU!

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 and the legal profession. 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 
Will You Be Listed in the 2017 Akron Bar Directory?

The Akron Bar Association's Annual Legal Directory for 2017 is now being compiled. Will you be part of this valuable and handy reference? The directory lists firms, individual lawyer and associate members, attorneys by field of practice, contact information for area courts and government offices, and much more.  Click here  to get your firm listed in the 2017 Directory. Interested in advertising in the Directory?  Click here...

Legal Buyers Are Kicking Old Habits

Mark Twain said, ““Nothing so needs reforming as other people’s habits.” So, can big business kick its habit of retaining law firms to handle a majority of its legal spend?

The litany of law firm gripes is long and familiar: exorbitant cost and rates, overstaffing, budget unpredictability, IT and process deficiencies, and limited knowledge of clients’ business. 

Social Highlights

If you weren't able to attend this year's Professionalism Dinner honoring Attorney Larry Poulos, take a look at these photos taken that night. We've also shared a few from the Senior Lawyers Fall Outing as well. Read more...
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

Executive Director: Community Legal Aid Services, Inc. (Akron)

Reporting to the 18-member Board of Trustees, the Executive Director of Community Legal Aid Services, Inc. (Akron) leads a staff of 55 talented lawyers and support staff with five direct reports: Associate Director, Advocacy Director, CFO, Director of Development & Communications, and Admin Assistant. Responsible for the direction, integrity, efficiency and productivity of the firm, the Executive Director oversees compliance and its financial stability and serves as its primary spokesperson expanding awareness and support of its works. Applications due on or before Monday, December 5. Read more...

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Phone: (330) 253-5007
Fax: (330) 253-2140