News & Notable Events

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, November 1
Legally Breakfast – First Wednesday of each month

Thursday, November 9, 2017
Akron Bar Foundation Fellows Breakfast
Portage Country Club

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Latest News:

Akron Bar Board Issues Resolution Supporting Equal Access to Justice
Judge Annalisa S. Williams Appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Ohio Supreme Court Judicial College
American Bar Association Seeks Volunteers for Disaster Victims

Law Day 2018 Theme Announced: “Separation of Powers: Framework for Freedom”

The Examiner:

October 2017
October Examiner: Legal Technology & the Modern Law Firm, The Blimps of Akron: A Story in Four Parts, Zombies & Haunted Houses Don’t Scare Me, But People Do: Some Thoughts on Character & Image

September 2017
September Examiner: Let Akron Bar’s Lawyer Referral Service Connect You With New Clients, UA Law School Unveils $21 Million Renovation, National Task Force Report Offers Solid Solutions for Attorney Wellness

July/August 2017
June/July Examiner: ABA Annual Meeting: Changing of the Guard, Akron Bar Welcomes New LRIS Director, Ohio State Bar Association Futures Commission Report Draft Considers Challenges for Delivery of Legal Services in Ohio

 June 2017
June Examiner:
President’s Letter (The mortgage is paid!), Scanlon & Elliott move into the third floor of the Akron Bar building, 10 Common Assistive Animal Questions

May 2017
May Examiner:
President’s Letter (Akron Bar & the University of Akron School of Law), Practical Tips for Trial Lawyers (Judge James L. Kimbler), Law Week Photo Album, Security Fatigue

April 2017
April Examiner: President’s Letter (Law Week Events), Law Week Calendar, Meet Frank Quirk, Recipient of This Year’s Sir Thomas More Award, “The 14th Amendment: Transforming American Democracy”

March 2017
March Examiner
: President’s Letter (Acts of Philanthropy), Felony Public Defender “Listening Tour,” Law Week & Annual Meeting Save-the-Dates, Applications for Summit County Criminal Indigent List

February 2017
February Examiner: President’s Letter (Assistance for Members), Annual Attorney Wellness Seminar, Diversity Committee Survey Results, Podcasts for Lawyers

January 2017
January Examiner: President’s Letter (Diversity Initiatives), ABA Incubator Program Seeks Participants, Free Law Library Membership for New/Recent Admittees

December 2016
December ExaminerPresident’s Letter (Member Community Involvement), Check Out the Florida CLE, Last-Minute CLEs, Lawyers Assistance: When Life Seems Out of Control, What’s Hot, What’s Not in the Legal Profession  
Lawyers Assistance:  Help When Life Seems Out of Control

Ways to Avoid Legal Malpractice, as Claims Rise Industry-wide

November 2016
November Examiner: President’s Letter: The Contributions of the Past Presidents, Updated Fastcase 7 Software Arrives, Comedic CLE with Sean Carter, Pathfinder Program Needs You!
Akron Bar Association’s Official Ice Cream:  Tort(e) Reform  

October 2016

October Examiner:  President’s Letter: Pro-Bono Committee Now “Access to Justice”,  Meet This Year’s Professionalism Award Recipient:  Larry Poulos, Save the Date for the Foundation Gala
Ohio Board of Professional Conduct Issues Two Advisory Opinions

Open for Public Comment:  Akron Municipal Court Amended Local Rule 41  
Rule Change Clarifies Lawyers’ Responsibilities in Providing Services Related to Medical Marijuana

2016 Judicial Commission Ratings

September 2016

Examiner 2016: 2016 Judicial Ratings, President’s Letter: Recognizing the Bar’s Committees & Sections, Online Legal Advertising: What Works & What Doesn’t   
Amendment would Clarify Lawyers’ Responsibilities in Providing Services to Medical Marijuana Clients
OBLIC’s Tips for Effective File Management
Online Legal Advertising:  What Works and What Doesn’t

August, 2016

Akron Bar Association to Reassess Campaign Conduct Pledge Process
2016/2017 Leadership Academy Class
 Need an Extra Admin Hand?  CuroLegal Offers 10% Discount to Akron Bar Members

July, 2016

July/August Examiner 2016:  President’s Letter: Meet the New Bar President, Margaret Andreeff Matejkovic; Akron Bar Foundation Awards $87,500 in Scholarships & Grants; Juvenile Court Proposes Amendment to Local Rules of Practice & Procedure
Akron Bar Foundation Awards $87,500 in Grants & Scholarships
Ohio Grand Jury Task Force Releases Final Report

June, 2016  

Seeking Candidate for Appointment to the Law Library Resources Board
View Photos from the Annual Meeting & Summer Celebration

May, 2016

From the President – May, 2016
We’re All Going to Die (and Other Happy Thoughts of an Estate Planner Turning 50)
22nd Annual (and Final) Las Vegas Seminar Finishes with a Full House!
Professionalism Award Nominations Accepted Through Friday, June 10th
Current Job Openings
Senior Lawyers to Honor Terry Zimmerman

April, 2016

From the President – April, 2016
Board of Professional Conduct Releases Advisory Opinion About a Lawyer’s Duty to Report Another Lawyer’s Misconduct
2016 Sir Thomas More Award Recipient:  Honorable Carla Moore

March, 2016

From the President – March, 2016
New Probate Court Guardianship Handbooks Available
Judge Alison McCarty Bids Fond Farewell to Mock Trial   
Akron Bar Foundation Awards Grant to Extend WiFi Throughout Summit County Courthouse  

February, 2016:

Our 2016 Judicial Pioneer:  Retired Judge Ted Schneiderman  
From the President – February, 2016    
Understanding the Work of the Commission on Judicial Candidates

January, 2016:

Oil & Gas Interest Lures Members to Akron Bar Section
From the President – January, 2016
When Can Minors Consent to Medical Treatment?
Put Me In, Coach!