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Common pleas court welcomes Tank the therapy dog

AKRON––Turning Point Program presiding judges Joy Malek Oldfield and Christine Croce have a furry new staff member, Tank, the Summit County Turning Point Therapy Dog.
Tank, an 18-month old Golden Retriever, will begin serving the court this month.
He was procured through Circle Tails, an accredited Assistance D ... (full story)

New Akron Bar president discusses goals

New Akron Bar president discusses goals<BR>

As a longtime Akron Bar Association member, Roderick Linton Belfance principal and managing partner William Chris has served in many different capacities as he sought to improve services and retain and attract members.
Now he’s taken the reins as president, pledging to continue to carry out the initiatives of his immediate ... (full story)

Law Bulletin Column: Resurgence of the Fourth Amendment

The comeback story of the last decade in criminal law continues to be the resurgence of the warrant. This past term, the U.S. Supreme Court held that a warrant was required both to enter curtilage to search a car and to access cell site location information. A concept that in the 1990s seemed to be losing ground now seems on the way ... (full story)

Law Bulletin: Cloud storage and attorney ethics

It’s all too common to find law firms busting at the seams with an avalanche of paper. Some might say it’s in our nature. The importance of “the original” of a document begins in the hallowed halls of law school.
Paper can be trusted, even revered. What better way to authenticate something but to hold it i ... (full story)

Akron Law offers free immigration training to attorneys

With two major raids in Ohio by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents and the massive influx of immigrants seeking asylum at the border, the need for pro bono representation for detained immigrants in Ohio is quickly skyrocketing.
To help meet the demand, The University of Akron School of Law is holding a full-da ... (full story)