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New case management system to link county, city offices

Beginning Dec. 31, 2018, the law departments, public defender offices and law enforcement offices of Summit County and the cities of Akron, Barberton, Cuyahoga Falls, Stow and Tallmadge will all be connected by a new, comprehensive and powerful case management system.
The system, called MATRIX, will be designed and maintained by ... (full story)

Disciplinary Board online, claims ‘coolness’ factor

The docket of the Ohio Board of Professional Conduct, in the last of a three-part system upgrade, is now completely online.
“Our website was a part of the Ohio Supreme Court’s site,” said Richard A. Dove, the board’s director. “Now, we have our own site.”
The board’s press release sta ... (full story)

CASEpeer—dedicated PI, MedMal practice management

There is a new practice management system for personal injury attorneys called CASEpeer (http://casepeer.com) that is getting pretty good reviews. It looks like it might be useful for smaller firms to get a handle on their PI work, so let’s take a look.
Until a program like this came along, attorneys had to try to adapt a g ... (full story)

Purdue buys an online law school

Purdue University, located in Lafayette, Indiana, is in the process of purchasing the private, for-profit Kaplan University, which includes Kaplan’s online law school. Purdue is calling this “the world’s next public university.” The purchase is awaiting “several regulatory approvals,” according to ... (full story)

UA’s computer forensics lab helps BCI, FBI

Stanley H. Smith is a busy man. The 63-year-old visiting assistant professor at The University of Akron has followed a long career in law enforcement, where he was in on the ground floor of computer forensics, with an equally lustrous career teaching computer forensics at the university.
Beyond that, Smith runs a state-of-the-a ... (full story)