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Bankruptcy software and more for Akron Bar members

Akron Bar Association members have access to an “office away from the office” with some powerful software and other perks.
“The member’s office on the first floor is available for members to meet clients, hang out between hearings or provide a private place to meet,” said C. Allen Nichols, executive ... (full story)

Asbestos verdict finds for plaintiff despite testimony from co-workers

A Missouri Court of Appeals recently held that a defendant was partially responsible for the post-death loss of consortium damages from an electrician’s asbestos exposures. Urbach v. Okonite Co., No. ED 104393, 2017 WL 1151067 (Mo. Ct. App. March 28, 2017).
Plaintiff Jean Urbach brought claims of negligence, strict liabilit ... (full story)

Raland Hatchett appointed as ED of Big Brothers Big Sisters

AKRON––Raland Hatchett, a seasoned professional in management, fundraising and leadership, will begin his new role as executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Summit, Medina, and Stark Counties, Inc. on April 24. 
“After vetting many excellent candidates, our board of directors is very excited to ... (full story)

Law firms use cutting-edge technology to gain a competitive advantage

Attorneys and law firms are turning to technology more than ever to improve efficiencies, provide better customer service and gain an advantage over competitors. According to Law Technology Today, they are using the latest technology to personalize connections with clients, stay current with the ever-changing law, network with other ... (full story)

Divorce practice requires an attorney to become a jack-of-all-trades

Welcome to my new column, Discourse on Divorce. As a family law attorney, my practice has always intersected with many other fields of law. Knowing the value of collaboration in my work, it occurred to me that with decades of experience practicing as a divorce and family law attorney, I might have something of value to offer my coll ... (full story)