Your September 2016 News & Updates
President's Letter

Bar president Meg Matejkovic shares her thoughts on the work of the Akron Bar's Committees and Sections.  Read more...

Akron Bar Announces 2016 Judicial Ratings

The Akron Bar Association Commission on Judicial Candidates has announced its assessment of candidates running in local judicial races.

The Commission rates the candidates “Excellent,” “Good,” “Adequate,” or “Not Acceptable.” Ratings are based on seven criteria: integrity, legal knowledge and ability, professional experience, judicial temperament, diligence, personal responsibility and public and community service. 

The Akron Bar Association has created a website – – to not only promote the Commission’s ratings, but to serve as a central source of information about the local judicial candidates appearing on the November ballot. In addition to the ratings, links to the candidates’ websites and social media pages can easily be found. 

Continue Your Legal Education with Us This Month!

Ohio Supreme Court to clarify medical marijuana stance

Maybe Ohio attorneys can represent clients in a legal business after all. The Ohio Supreme Court plans to clarify what kind of services attorneys can perform related to medical marijuana.

Akron Bar Board approves committee changes; addition

The Pro Bono has a new name and some fresh goals, while a new CLE committee has been created. Read more...
The Akron Area YMCA announces “Y-STRONG”

Y-STRONG is  a program developed to assist defendants battling addiction. The program was the result of the YMCA’s collaboration with Judge Thomas A. Teodosio and Judge Joy Malek Oldfield, who preside over two Summit County drug courts. Read more...

Are your files piled up to the ceiling?
Let these tips from Ohio Bar Liability Insurance Co. help you get everything organized. Read more... 
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....
United Way and the Akron Bar Association: A Powerful Partnership

For many years, the Akron Bar Association has been actively involved with United Way of Summit County through the generous volunteer support of the president-elect, who chairs the Akron Bar Association Leadership Division for the annual campaign. This year we welcome David J. Lewis, Esq., president-elect, to serve as the 2016 Campaign Chair, Akron Bar. This partnership is crucial to the success of the Campaign and is greatly appreciated. Read more...

Online Legal Advertising: What Works and What Doesn’t

There are numerous online marketing options currently available to lawyers, including directories, search engines, banners and video advertising.  They each have their purpose: some advertising channels are good for branding purposes, others for direct lead generation. Read more....
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:

Full-Time Assistant Prosecutor
City of Barberton
Please send a resume and letter of interest to Lisa Okolish Miller, Law Director. 
Member News

Bradley S. S. Dunn has been named Regional Director for the Akron Office of the Ohio Civil Rights Commission. Dunn is a graduate of the The University of Akron and The University of Akron School of Law where he graduated Cum Laude and was a member of various Honor Societies and a past President of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.

Bradley is a member of both the Ohio Bar Association and the Akron Bar Association, where he serves as the Past Chair of the Disability Law Section, Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section, and Vice-Chair of the Diversity Committee.

Brouse McDowell, a leading regional business law firm, is pleased to announce that 21 of its attorneys were included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016 and Partner, Richard H. Harris, III, was named a Best Lawyers® 2017 "Lawyer of the Year” in Akron, Ohio. 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.

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