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Portage juvenile court offers new diversion program

Portage juvenile court offers new diversion program<BR>

A teenager receives a citation for speeding or a similar offense, the teen or a parent pays the fine and points are assessed on the juvenile’s driver’s license. That’s the typical way that traffic offenses play out in court, said Portage County Juvenile/Probate Court Judge Robert Berger.
“The trouble with ... (full story)

Law Bulletin column: Stipulations are not set in concrete

Stipulations have become commonplace in Illinois criminal courts, and for good reason. Stipulations, if done correctly, can often eliminate issues on appeal, make proceedings more understandable and synthesize a case for the fact-finder. For these reasons, stipulations ought to be encouraged whenever appropriate.
Black’s La ... (full story)

Law Bulletin column: When online reviews go low, go high

Dear Snap-D: How do I respond to online reviews? Some are positive, some are negative and some are from people with whom the firm has never done business.
A: It can be a full-time job answering reviews and monitoring your online presence. Whatever you do, be consistent and succinct. If someone praises your firm, warmly thank and ... (full story)

OSBA honors chief justice and Akron’s Judge Annalisa S. Williams

COLUMBUS––Ohio State Bar Association President Robin Weaver honored Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor and Akron Municipal Court Judge Annalisa S. Williams with awards for judicial excellence and innovation at the Ohio Judicial Conference Annual Meeting Thursday at the Hilton Easton in Columbus. ... (full story)

NBA gets into betting bonanza early with MGM deal

As a handful of states allow sports gambling/wagering, the National Basketball Association has named MGM Resorts International its official gaming partner, the first deal between a professional sports league and a casino operator in the United States.
The NBA took a bold, early lead among major sports leagues with the July 31 ann ... (full story)