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Judge Oldfield returns to common pleas court

Judge Oldfield returns to common pleas court<BR>

Judge Joy Malek Oldfield believes people who are facing charges deserve a fair process in front of an impartial and knowledgeable judge who treats them with respect.
It’s a philosophy she said she has adhered to since first taking the bench in 2011 as a magistrate in the Summit County Court of Common Pleas General Division. ... (full story)

Akron Bar Foundation to celebrate “All That Jazz!” at fundraiser Feb. 4

AKRON––The Akron Bar Foundation, the fundraising arm of the Akron Bar Association, will hold its annual gala on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Akron Fairlawn Hilton.
“All That Jazz” is the theme of an evening that includes a sit-down dinner, silent auction, ‘20s music by the Jack S ... (full story)

Corrigall Jones and Croce to serve as administrative and presiding judges on Summit County Common Pleas Court in 2017

AKRON––The Summit County Court of Common Pleas General Division judges nominated and approved Judge Amy Corrigall Jones to serve as administrative judge in 2017.
The administrative judge is responsible for and exercises control over the administration, docket and calendar of the General Division of the Common Pleas ... (full story)

Portage County reckless homicide conviction affirmed

A Portage County judge did not err in failing to instruct a jury on self-defense in a murder case, the 11th District Court of Appeals recently ruled.
Christopher A. Kiehl was indicted on charges of purposeful murder and felony murder in September 2014.
After a trial two months later in Portage County Common Pleas Court, he was ... (full story)

Ron Cable appointed as juvenile court magistrate

Summit County Juvenile Court Judge Linda Tucci Teodosio has announced that Ron Cable accepted a position as magistrate with the court and began his service on Jan. 3, 2017.
Cable comes to juvenile court from the Summit County Domestic Relations Court, where he served as a judicial attorney and part-time magistrate in 2001 before ... (full story)