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Longtime Summit County bailiff takes on new role

A love of computers, complex issues and new challenges—those are the factors that first led former Summit County Common Pleas Court Bailiff Brian Scheetz to become interested in a career in the court system and those are the reasons he said he’s never changed course.
“I’ve always enjoyed working with compu ... (full story)


Going head to head with a narcissist during a divorce proceeding

Going through a divorce is often an emotionally and financially challenging experience regardless of the circumstances. However, navigating the divorce process with a spouse who has a narcissistic personality makes the process even more difficult. Fortunately, there are strategies to help ameliorate the stress and challenges clients ... (full story)


Restorative justice lessons from the fish house

Martha Mills is an American hero. She was my supervising judge in the Paternity Division back when children of unmarried parents were treated separately and, some might say, not equally. It was over at 32 W. Randolph St., no windows and the sun didn’t shine much, figuratively or literally. Martha battled relentlessly to make i ... (full story)


A way to use the experience of retired judges, but to avoid a new expense

The dire and potentially ruinous financial condition of the state requires calculated and creative financial reforms. One such reform that could conceivably reduce costs associated with the judiciary, while concurrently elevating the quality of the bench, relates to the recall of judges to active service.
Recalling judges is an i ... (full story)


18th century law set to undergo legal challenge before Supreme Court

On April 3, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Jesner v. Arab Bank, to review the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals law that the Alien Tort Statute categorically forecloses corporate liability for international human rights violations.
This case will settle the circuit split between the 2nd Circuit and the 4th, 5th, 7th ... (full story)