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Longtime Summit County court mediator retires

He’s worn many legal hats over the years, but 64-year-old Frank Motz said the one that has offered the most comfortable and satisfying fit is that of mediator.
“Mediation gives those directly involved in the conflict a chance to resolve their own cases,” said Motz, chief mediator in the Summit County Common Ple ... (full story)


Training seminar for those who deal with human trafficking victims

It has been less than two years since Summit County Juvenile Court officials came into contact with the first human trafficking victim, said Hilary Finkel, a mental health social worker at the court. Since then, she said court officials have been working to put processes and programs in place to help the victims.
“I don&rs ... (full story)


HHM litigator promoted to major in U.S. Army Reserves JAG Corps

SALEM, Ohio – Harrington, Hoppe & Mitchell Ltd. announced that HHM lawyer Vito J. Abruzzino has been promoted from captain to major in the U.S. Army Reserves Judge Advocate General Corps.
Abruzzino is a senior defense counsel, responsible for a team of lawyers who defend service-members accused of or being investigate ... (full story)


Family and friends bid farewell to legendary federal bankruptcy court judge

He presided over the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio for decades and as family and friends look back on the life of Judge Harold F. White, the verdict is in, he had a positive impact on both the court and their lives.
“Judge White was an institution,” said Harold A. Corzin, a Chapter 7 bankrup ... (full story)


Group discusses quality of indigent client representation in local courts

Group discusses quality of indigent client representation in local courts

Are poor people represented fairly in the Summit County judicial system? In a recent panel discussion sponsored by the Summit County Progressive Democrats, everyone seemed to hold a slightly different opinion on the subject.
An audience of about 60 people listened to three panelists on the issue of “Representation of Indig ... (full story)