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Former Akron law director makes the switch to private practice

She spent most of her career handling legal matters for the city of Akron now former law director Patricia Ambrose Rubright has made the switch to private practice.
On Sept. 8 she joined the law firm of Mazanec, Raskin & Ryder Co. as of counsel in the municipal law group, where she’s focusing on civil rights and defendi ... (full story)

Discussing superdelegates after Trump

The current general election cycle has, among other things, warmed my feelings about superdelegates.
It may be a little difficult to remember after months of rally violence, tweetstorms and leaked audio, but once superdelegates were among our leading political controversies. Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders listed superdelegates ... (full story)

7th District finds judge erred by violating man’s allocation rights

The 7th District Court of Appeals has remanded an obstruction case because a Struthers Municipal Court judge did not allow a defendant or his attorney a chance to speak at sentencing.
Michael A. Albright was arrested for assault and obstructing official business at his Poland Township home on July 2, 2013.
A jury convicted him ... (full story)

Former UA professor to address ethics, expert evidence

A smudged fingerprint, bullet casings or dry blood found at a murder scene—prosecutors often rely on such evidence to prove their cases. But can these items really guarantee that the right people are prosecuted and convicted?
Jane Campbell Moriarty, a former professor and director of faculty research and development at The ... (full story)

Judge Giulitto elected to Ohio Judicial Conference

Since taking the bench in 2011, Portage County Domestic Relations Court Judge Paula C. Giulitto has undertaken a variety of new programs to help people get better access to courts and attorneys.
Now, she’s hoping to help launch similar efforts statewide as the new second vice chair for the Ohio Judicial Conference.
Giuli ... (full story)