A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Karen Adinolfi

Whether or not you make New Year’s resolutions, you have to admit there is something refreshing about the idea of a new start, a blank slate, or however you put it .

Register for Annual Gala

Make your plans today to attend the Akron Bar Foundation's Gala on February 1 starting at 5 pm at the Hilton West. As an attendee, you will enjoy a gourmet dinner, cocktails, a fabulous silent auction and the great company of your Akron Bar friends.

Proceeds help the Akron Bar Foundation provide community grants and scholarships to law students.

For more information and to reserve your spot, visit:
Dear Akron Bar Foundation Supporters,

The Gala is approaching fast. Please purchase your tickets if you have not yet done so for the Feb 1, 2020 Gala.

We are making the "two-week push" for donations and baskets. If you wish to make a cash donation or create a basket, please email Ikel ( ikelly@akornbar.org ) or myself ( wprice@elkandelk.com ) immediately. We will need to have the donation or basket by January 22.

We appreciate everyone's efforts to make this a successful event.

Have a wonderful and safe New Year!

William J. Price
Akron Bar Foundation Gala Chair
Court Partners with Community Stakeholders
to Examine Eviction Procedures

Last year, the Akron Municipal Court partnered with the University of Akron School of Law, Community Legal Aid and Fair Housing Contact Service, Inc, to hold tenant education sessions and to examine eviction procedures. As a result, the court has issued a Public Notice of proposed rule changes.

What are the proposed rule changes? Click here to find out more ...
Indigent Defendants
Can Make a
Good First Impression

When your client's fate is in the jury's hands, a used suit can go along way toward improving the first impression.

The Akron Bar Association partners with Goodwill industries to make court-room appropriate clothing available to indigent defendants.

Legally Breakfast Rescheduled
for January 8

Due to the New Year's holiday, Legally Breakfast will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, January 8 at 7:30 a.m. at the Akron Family Restaurant. You'll love the food and the conversation with association members.
Volunteer Judges Needed for
2020 Mock Trial Competitions

Have you ever wanted to help young competitors increase their knowledge of the law? If so, being a Mock Trial judge is the perfect way. It's easy. You work in a team and lunch is on us.


The schedule for the upcoming competition is:

Friday, January 17, District Competition
Friday, February 7, Regional Competition

Morning Session: 8:30-Noon
Afternoon Session: Noon-3:30

Please email your availability to Jennifer Venables at jvenables@cpcourt.summitoh.net


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

Feb. 1 - Akron Bar Foundation Gala
April 24 - Federal Courts Luncheon
April 28 - Street Law Student Summit (Attorney Volunteers Needed)
April 29 - Law Day Luncheon
May 1 - Red Mass
June 25 - Annual Meeting
Dec. 3 - Holiday Celebration


People News!
Hon. Nicole Walker Named Akron Municipal Court's Presiding Judge

In her role, Judge walker will oversee the court's administration, docket and court calendar, as well as the observance of the rules of superintendence.


Andrew C. Voorhees Elected Shareholder at Weltman

Congratulations to Andrew, who has been with the firm for 15 years, practicing in commercial collections.
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Akron Bar Association
57 South Broadway, Akron, OH 44308
Phone: (330) 253-5007
Fax: (330) 253-2140