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Larry Poulos to receive Professionalism Award

Akron attorney Larry Poulos has served in various legal capacities throughout his career, but no matter how many hours he devoted to his work, colleagues say he always made time to give back to the community and the Akron Bar Association.
While he’s received his share of accolades over the years, the Professionalism Award w ... (full story)

Experts weigh in on transgender student regulations

In our final article, we will examine the transgender athlete-student policies that educators should consider when it comes to participation in athletic programs. Although a federal injunction remains in place to prevent the U.S. Department of Education and other agencies from enforcing the May 2016 joint guidance, many schools nati ... (full story)

Akron Law unveils new BA/JD program

It’s been just over two years since the Ohio Supreme Court approved rule changes allowing eligible students to enter law school after just three years of undergraduate studies.
The changes, which took effect on July 1, 2014, paved the way for law schools in the state to begin offering six-year joint bachelor’s/law de ... (full story)

9th District partially reverses Jehovah’s Witnesses molestation suit

A Lorain County trial court erred when it ordered the West Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses to produce certain documents for discovery in a child molestation case.
However, the trial court was correct in concluding the majority of documents that were compelled are not protected from disclosure via the clergy-penitent pri ... (full story)

Akron Bar incubator: Support for law practice start-ups

Akron Bar incubator: Support for law practice start-ups<BR>

When Brimfield Township native Elizabeth Cummins graduated from The University of Akron School of Law in 2012, she said she considered starting her own practice but “did not have the confidence” to go it alone.
So instead she took a job as a research associate at State and Federal Communications Inc. in Akron. But aft ... (full story)