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The fight over the constitutionality of union fees continues

The fight over whether unions can require nonunion public sector employees to pay them service or fair share fees to support their collective bargaining work is continuing.
On March 29 the U.S. Supreme Court failed to reach a majority decision in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, allowing the fee collections to sta ... (full story)


Akron Law takes 3rd in national client counseling competition

First they were regional champs, now two students from The University of Akron School of Law have made an impressive showing in the national finals of the American Bar Association Law Student Division Client Counseling Competition.
Akron Law part-time 2Ls Nicolette Drotos and David Wolfram finished third in the contest, which too ... (full story)


Longtime Judge Carla Moore to receive St. Thomas More Award

When Carla Moore began her undergraduate studies at The University of Akron in the early ‘70s, she had no intention of going to law school, let alone being a judge. But fast-forward to today and not only did she become a lawyer, she’s spent more than 25 years on the bench, first as an Akron Municipal Court judge and curr ... (full story)


Akron Bar Law Week committee seeking new members

As members of Summit County’s legal profession gear up to take part in this year’s Law Week activities, the committee responsible for making it all possible has already begun looking ahead to next year.
On May 25, the Akron Bar Association’s Law Week committee will meet at the bar association at noon to discuss ... (full story)


Let’s talk about miscarriages and justice

Women taking part in the grassroots protest movement #PeriodsforPence are leaving excruciatingly detailed messages at the office of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence about their monthly cycles. The action protests a draconian new Indiana anti-abortion law that, among other things, requires that any tissue from an aborted or miscarried fetus b ... (full story)