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Akron Bar’s New Lawyers Section formed to attract members

There was a time that joining one’s local bar association was viewed as an essential part of having a successful law practice, especially among newcomers to the profession. But today joining the bar is far from a given as more graduates find themselves adhering to tighter budgets with access to new tools that allow them to mar ... (full story)


Former Akron U Law Clinic Director receives St. Thomas More award

Ask longtime Akron attorney and law professor J. Dean Carro about the secret to his success and he’ll say he was “just lucky.” But those whose lives he touched tell a different story, describing a humble family man who not only respected and cherished the law, but also gave freely of his time to help the less fortu ... (full story)


After Indiana is a compromise visible?

After Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed into law changes to the state’s newly passed religious freedom law the recriminations from supporters of rights for LGBT people gave way to recriminations from conservatives over the state’s retreat. This episode represents the latest skirmish in the broader struggle over equal rights ... (full story)


Ohio woman's search for birth mother leads to co-worker

Ohio woman's search for birth mother leads to co-worker

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A 38-year-old woman's quest to find her birth mother ended in a surprising place — the company where she works.
WKBN-TV in Youngstown reports that La-Sonya Mitchell-Clark requested records that were made available recently by the Ohio Department of Health. She learned her mother's name is Franc ... (full story)


Facts, law in Memphis case similar to Cleveland cop shooting

Facts, law in Memphis case similar to Cleveland cop shooting

CLEVELAND (AP) — The circumstances of a police shooting trial unfolding in a Cleveland courtroom share similarities to a high-speed chase and fatal shooting in Tennessee as well as the matters of law on which the Cleveland case will be decided: When does a threat to officers' lives end?
It is well into the third week of tri ... (full story)