The 2018 Legal Directories are now available for purchase at the Akron Bar office. We are open Monday-Thursday, 9 am - 5 pm and Friday 9 am - 4 pm. Member price is $49 per copy; non-member price is $69 per copy.

If you prepaid for your directory, you should have received an email notification from us dated March 14, 2018. If you did not receive an email and believe that you did prepay, please give us a call at 330.253.5007, and we will check our records.
Akron Bar Foundation opens application process for law student scholarships; local grants
Don't forget! The deadline for all applications is Monday, March 26, 2018.

Click here for the scholarship application form and further requirements.
Click here for information on applying for grants.

For questions or further information regarding the Akron Bar Foundation and its grant and scholarship activities, contact Development Director Ikel Kelly at 330.436.0103 or
Where Will YOU Be Next Week?
The Rest of Us Will Be in Arizona
With the Indians!

The CMBA and Akron Bar are going on Spring Break
- A Cleveland Indians Spring Break!
March 22-24, 2018
Join us in Arizona to get your fix of baseball, CLE and warm weather in Arizona from March 22-24! What better way to get 9 hours of CLE while cheering on the  NUMBER ONE  baseball team in the land?!

Download full agenda and view Spring Training Games and Social Opportunities here .

Register here .

Thursday, Friday and Saturday
8:00 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. Program
11:45 a.m. Adjourn
CLE Hours:
9.00 hours CLE credit
CLE Pricing:
$325 - Members of the CMBA, Akron Bar Association & Maricopa County Bar Association
$425 - Non-Members 
Price Includes: CLEs, breakfast Thursday - Saturday; Wednesday and Friday happy hours and dinner Thursday night. Cash bar optional at all events. This program is not eligible for the CLE Passport.

Attendees are responsible for their own airfare and travel and lodging. There are currently no more rooms available at The Renaissance Glendale hotel.  Visit CMBA website for nearby alternative accommodations.
Special thanks to the Maricopa County Bar Association for their assistance in planning this Spring Break Destination CLE!
In Case You Missed It....

If you missed the February issue of the Examiner, you missed the introduction of our brand-new membership marketing campaign! To read all about it, plus much more, click here....
March 16, 2018  
1 Hour CLE Credit                    
Sponsored by the Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law Section

March 27, 2018
1 Hour CLE Credit
Sponsored by the Disability Law Section

April 13, 2018
5 Hours General CLE Credit
1 Hour Professional Conduct CLE Credit
Presented by the Akron Bar and Stark County Bar Associations

April 27, 2018                    
5 Hours General CLE Credit
1 Hour Professional Conduct CLE Credit
Sponsored by the Lawyers Assistance Committee & Heart to Heart Communications

May 18-May 19, 2018
10.5 CLE Credit Hours
(Includes 1 hour Professional Conduct Credit)
This is the eagerly-awaited annual Las Vegas seminar! Don't miss out!

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

FOUR MORE FREE FRIDAYS! The Law Library Committee is underwriting a series of CLE programs during the coming months that cover technology and research. Only FOUR programs remain in the series,
so don't miss out!

Upcoming FREE CLE Dates Are:
May 11, 2018
June 8, 2018
August 10, 2018
September 14, 2018

Save the Date for these learning
and social events
Registration Coming Soon!

April 3

Family Law Section CLE:
Understanding the Evolution in Interstate Child Support Enforcement

April 18

Business & Corporate Section CLE:
Cyber Security in the Business & Corporate Landscape

April 20

Annual Federal Court Luncheon

Juvenile Court Committee 3-hr CLE:
A View From The Bench

Estate Planning, Probate, & Elder Law Section CLE:
Dipping Your Toe in the Pool:
What You Need to Know About Pooled and Medicaid Trusts

May 1

Family Law Section CLE:
Common Ground - Helping Families Find Common Ground Through Supervised Visitation and Monitored Exchange

May 2

Law Day Luncheon

May 4
Red Mass
Signs That You May Have an Eating Disorder
from our friends at OLAP (Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program)

The statistics are staggering. According to the National Eating Disorder Association, up to 30 million people in the United States suffer from an eating disorder. Eating disorders, also known as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or binge-eating disorder, are illnesses that cause abnormal eating habits. Eating disorders are not a choice. They are a mental illness, and they affect all people, even lawyers.

People with anorexia see themselves as overweight and refrain from eating. Anorexia nervosa has the highest mortality rate of any mental disorder. Anorexics constantly weigh themselves and count calories. They only eat certain foods and are extremely underweight. Read more....
Join the Akron Bar in Vegas!

We know you've read this here before, but Rik Williger says this is the 24th and Absolutely, Positively, Final Las Vegas seminar . We shall see....

Advanced Issues in Workers' Compensation Practice: Items for Your Toolkit
Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19, 2018
The Beacon Center
Las Vegas, NV

10.5 CLE Credit Hours
(Includes 1 hour Professional Conduct Credit)

Click here   for further information and to register. See you in Vegas!
“Ask an Attorney”
A Community Outreach Program of
Akron Bar Association
Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS)
Second and Fourth Fridays
9 am to 11 am
(330) 253-5038
or 1-800-OUR-LAWS
or (330) 253-5007
Please spread the word about this opportunity
for members of the community
to receive free answers to brief legal questions.
Attorney volunteers needed
March 2018 and beyond. 
To volunteer,
call Matthew Albright at (330) 436-0117
"Fill the Closet" Clothing Drive
for Indigent Defendants

The Akron Bar, in partnership with Goodwill, is addressing the needs of indigent clients who are without appropriate clothing for court appearances. Defense counsel will have the opportunity to shop at any Goodwill location and select clothing from the general inventory.

We need YOU to help get this off the ground! As you clean out your personal closet, please consider donating those items to our "Fill the Closet" Drive. Donations should consist of court-appropriate clothing for men and women, dress shoes, dress socks, belts, and ties. You are encouraged to donate only those items that are in a condition that you would be comfortable handing down to family or friends.

The Akron Bar Association and Goodwill are drop-off locations for this drive. Details for defense counsel on how to shop at Goodwill are forthcoming.
Log on for Online Directory

Perhaps you've noticed that the online member directory is no longer readily at hand. The company that maintains the back end of our database made the directory open to the public. Since having it open is detrimental to our Lawyer Referral Service and participating attorneys, we have put it behind a firewall so that only Akron Bar members can access it. You will need to first log in to your Akron Bar account to open the online directory. Should you have problems with opening your account, please contact Member Services at 330.436.0105 or
Can You Assist?

  • Looking for a post 1997 Will for Joanne M. Nemeikis. Please contact:

Kathleen A. Mihalik, Esq.
Cleaver & Sokolowski, LLC
P.O. Box 35007
Canton, OH 44735
Tel: (330) 499-7053
Fax: (330) 499-8162
Fastcase Tip-of-the-Month

The Akron Bar Association provides Fastcase’s newest service as a free member benefit to you. Features like type-ahead, interactive timeline, and tag cloud just to name a few! Flip the switch today to experience Fastcase 7. If you need help locating the toggle, view this short video .

Need more help with the new interface? Fastcase 7 is more intuitive and operates more in line with the way you think when you are on the hunt for legal research. Fastcase 7 comes with a guided tour that will automatically launch the first time you use the toggle to access Fastcase 7.
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. 
Job Openings

Dureska & Moore, LLC, Canton

Us Acute Care Solutions

Community Legal Aid Services, Inc.

Community Legal Aid Services, Inc.

Summit County Court of Common Pleas-General Division

Community Legal Aid Services, Canton (Open Until Filled)

Community Legal Aid Services ( Open Until Filled)

Regional Personal Injury Firm, Cleveland/Akron

Summit County Prosecutor’s Officer

Day Ketterer Ltd., Hudson

Click on the job title for full description and application information.
Akron Bar Association
57 South Broadway, Akron, OH 44308
Phone: (330) 253-5007
Fax: (330) 253-2140