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Cleveland-Marshall College of Law helps graduates transition to solo practice

Although the unemployment rate may be going down, new law school graduates are still finding it challenging to secure jobs.
According to a report by the National Association for Law Placement, 84.5 percent of the class of 2013 secured a spot. Despite the slight improvement over the last two years, the employment rate still rema ... (full story)


State


PTSD 'no excuse' for ex-Marine's gun attack on police

In a 4-3 decision handed down recently, the Supreme Court of Ohio declined to issue an opinion on how trial courts should consider post-traumatic stress disorder when sentencing a veteran.
The majority, including justices Paul Pfeifer, Terrence O’Donnell, Sharon Kennedy and Judith French, dismissed Jeffery Belew’s ap ... (full story)


Music aside, Queen of Soul is pumped for fair food

Music aside, Queen of Soul is pumped for fair food

COLUMBUS (AP) — Aretha Franklin is jazzed about more than music at the Ohio State Fair: She's also looking forward to the food.
"I love the state fair, and I love the elephant ears," says the Queen of Soul, who is scheduled to perform Thursday night.
There may be plenty of opportunities for fried, sugary treat ... (full story)


Bill would ease burden on disabilities council

Legislation pending in the Ohio Senate seeks to eliminate several restrictions that make it difficult for the Ohio Governors Council on People with Disabilities to carry out its assigned powers, according to the council’s vice chairman.
“The GCPD exists to advise the governor and General Assembly on statewide disabil ... (full story)


Mexican national was properly informed of deportation possibility, court rules

A man recently lost his appeal after the 10th District Court of Appeals found that a trial court properly advised him that his guilty plea could result in his deportation.
Baltazar Altunar was indicted on numerous counts of aggravated vehicular assault and operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol in May ... (full story)


New trial denied after killer claims role as informant led to trial troubles

The 10th District Court of Appeals denied a man’s motion for a new trial after he claimed his work as a confidential informant resulted in false testimony against him.
James Bass filed a motion for a new trial in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas.
He claimed that he was wrongly convicted of murder for the Septem ... (full story)


Technology


Free helpful Gmail tools

This is for Gmail and Android users. I promise I’ll write about iOS next.
Some nifty things you can do with Gmail now include:
There are now two ways to encrypt Gmail without having to buy fancy encryption software. The first is SecureGmail from Streak, available in the Chrome Web Store. This only works if both sender ... (full story)