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Two area attorneys receive community service awards

Two area attorneys receive community service awards<BR>

Since beginning her legal career at Kastner Westman & Wilkins Shareholder Jaime Kolligian has made a point to give back to the community, co-founding a successful charity corn hole event that benefits special needs children, chairing a committee to raise money for cancer, serving as an advocate for women’s issues and much ... (full story)

Lawyers taking to Youngstown streets to help residents with legal problems

“We had developed a reputation as an organization that just says no to people,” Executive Director Steven McGarrity said. “Legal Aid for a long time has not been focused on going out into the community. We sort of waited in our offices for the phone to ring.”
Over the past year, attorneys with the nonprofi ... (full story)

9th District affirms aggravated menacing case stemming from violent song lyrics posted to Facebook

The 9th District Court of Appeals recently upheld the aggravated menacing conviction of a man who sang threatening song lyrics about the mother of his child that were posted on Facebook.
Ramone Gilbert was sentenced in Lorain Municipal Court to 180 days in jail and a $200 fine after a bench trial.
The court suspended 106 days ... (full story)

Common Pleas Court awarded Supreme Court tech grants

AKRON––The Supreme Court of Ohio awarded the general division of the Summit County Common Pleas Court with more than $50,000 in grantd.
The Supreme Court has a competitive process and provides technology grants to assist Ohio courts and justice partners in funding upgrades to operations, innovative justice initiativ ... (full story)

Law Bulletin column: Sometimes it’s wiser to say ‘never’

I accept that Taylor Swift and I are never, ever getting back together.
I accept that I will never be Celt of the Year.
I accept that I will never dunk a basketball, use Snapchat or get my wife Holly anywhere on time.
You can spit into the wind. You could pull on Superman’s cape. But there are some true “nevers. ... (full story)