Announcing Law Week (Plus!)
April 30-May 9, 2018

Monday, April 30
7:30 am-10:30 am
WAKR Ray Horner Radio Show
Dean Carro- Workplace Law

Tuesday, May 1
8:30 am-2 pm
Student Summit
St. Hedwig’s Church, 215 E. Glenwood St. Akron

Tuesday, May 1
3 pm-7 pm
Ask an Attorney
Akron-Summit County Public Library

Free legal consultations on topics including:
Divorce and Dissolution
Child Custody and Visitation
Child Support
Civil Protection Orders
Grandparents’ Rights

Tuesday, May 1
3 pm-7 pm
Ask an Attorney
Ohio Means Jobs Center, 1040 E. Tallmadge Ave., Akron

Free legal consultations on topics including:
Real Estate
Landlord/Tenant Issues

Wednesday, May 2
Noon-1 pm
Law Day Luncheon
Greystone Hall, 103 S High St, Akron
Click here to register for the luncheon

Honoring These Members
Liberty Bell Award Recipient: Attorney Alfred Schrader
Public Service Award Recipient: Attorney Joseph Kodish
Community Legal Aid Volunteer of the Year: Rebecca Sremack
Diversity Award Recipient: TBA
United Way Wendell Willkie Award: Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
New 50-Year Members: George J. Emershaw, C. Richard Eshelman & John F. Herman
New 60-Year Members: Frank H. Harvey, James R. Hinton, Charles D. Parke, Max Rothal & David Friedman

Thursday, May 3, 3018 Noon-1 pm
Law Week CLE (1 hour)
“Separation of Powers” with Attorney J. Dean Carro 

Friday, May 4
Noon-1 pm
Red Mass
St. Bernard’s Catholic Church
44 University Ave, Akron
Noon-1 pm
Sir Thomas Award Recipient: Judge Alice M. Batchelder

Tuesday, May 8
5 pm-7:30 pm
Law Week Movie – Marshall
In partnership with the
Akron-Summit County Public Library –Main Auditorium- 60 S High St, Akron
And while you're marking your calendar, add this year's
Akron Bar Association’s Annual Meeting
Thursday, June 21
Firestone Country Club, 452 East Warner Road, Akron

Click here to register or call 330.436.0112
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.
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 18, 2018
Sponsored by the Business & Corporate Section

April 20, 2018
Sponsored by the Estate Planning, Probate, & Elder Law Section

April 20, 2018
Juvenile Court: Views From the Bench
Summit County Juvenile Court, 650 Dan St., Akron
Sponsored by the Juvenile Court Committee

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 1, 2018
Sponsored by the Family Law Section

May 3, 2018

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
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!
Summit County Common Pleas Reentry Courts
Receive Grant from ADM Board

Summit County Common Pleas Administrative Judge Amy Corrigall Jones is pleased to announce Summit County Common Pleas Reentry Courts have been awarded a $20,000 grant from the County of Summit ADM Board. The funding, received from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services state reentry fund, provides reentry coalitions financial support to assist ex-offenders with behavioral health disorders and aid them in eliminating barriers to behavioral treatment that are specific to their individual needs. The Summit County Court of Common Pleas Reentry Courts, Broken Chains Ministry and Truly Reaching You, Inc. received funding to further reentry efforts in Summit County. Read more....
Summit Common Pleas Court Seeks Comments on Proposed Amendment Local Rule 11.08 (B)(2) Taxes on Tax Duplicate

At a meeting of the Summit County Common Pleas Court General Division Judges it was agreed to seek a 30-day comment period for the proposed amendment to Local Rule 11.08 (B)(2) Taxes on Tax Duplicate (Delinquent s , Lien s & Currents). The proposed amendments can be viewed on the court's website at . Comments should be submitted by the end of business on April 30, 2018 to the Court Executive Office at .
Common Pleas Court Seeks Candidates for Public Defender Commission and Library Board

The Court of Common Pleas - General Division is accepting letters of interest for an appointment to the Summit County Public Defender Commission, to serve a four-year term commencing
May 22, 2018.

The Court of Common Pleas - General Division is accepting letters of interest for appointment to the Akron Summit County Public Library Board, to serve a seven year term commencing
May 14, 2018.

Candidates for either position should send a letter of interest along with their qualifications to the Court Executive Office, Summit County Courthouse, 209 South High Street, Akron, OH 44308 no later than April 20, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
“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
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.
Job Openings

Full-time Paralegal

Full-time paralegal needed for small firm that handles primarily family law issues and does some personal injury cases. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel. A working knowledge of Amicus Case Management software is a plus. Compensation commensurate with experience. Please forward your resume to –  

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