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  • 05 Dec 2016 8:18 AM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    Ohio attorneys are advised to be on the alert for an email phishing scam that has been reported in at least 10 states, according to Scott J. Drexel, who heads the Office of Disciplinary Counsel in Ohio.

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  • 02 Dec 2016 11:11 AM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    Erie County Juvenile Court Judge Robert C. DeLamatre took office Thursday as president of the Ohio Association of Juvenile Court Judges for 2017.

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  • 01 Dec 2016 4:59 PM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)
     

    In the spirit of the seasons, we at the OWBA give thanks to the women and men who attended the Statewide CLE on November 9.  We also celebrate the admission of the new lawyers and wish them the best as they embark upon their careers.  And, we reflect upon our successes of 2016 and envision those that await you in 2017.

    As for the statewide CLE, all we can say is it will be hard to top the agenda and the quality of conversations next year!  As one of the facilitators in Columbus I will share with you that we, as co-chairs of the GS Subcommittee, worked tirelessly to provide a top-quality product for the audience.  We hope you enjoyed the conversations that took place that day and took something of value back to your workplaces to implement in your practice.  Whether it was a heightened awareness of what makes diverse workplaces effective and impactful, or whether it was a stress-relieving exercise suggested by Pat Snyder, the courses were designed with you in mind in an effort to offer meaningful professional development.  We hope you valued the experience and will return in the future.

       

    Looking ahead, we will join in the celebration of newly admitted lawyers next week in Cincinnati.  Will you be there?  It is my hope to see many of you supporting and welcoming the next generation of attorneys.  No matter the length of time you have been making this journey as a lawyer, the announcement by the Supreme Court of the bar exam results always bring to mind that time in our lives when we had accomplished a goal.  May that sense of empowerment and excitement propel you even on the most challenging of days. 

    The OWBA, and the GS Subcommittee aim to provide you with the resources, network, and opportunities to advance you and your career at every stage and in every practice area.  As we reflect, we recognize the subcommittee has grown both in number and in participation in the past two years.  We are confident though there is room for more – more diversity, more programming and more advancement.  To effectuate the progress, I challenge you to present an opportunity to the organization that enhances the leadership, education, networking and exchange of ideas among our members and the community.  We look forward to hearing from and seeing all of you in 2017.

    Warmest wishes to you and yours in this blessed holiday season,

    Magistrate Judge Amy Koorn & Yukiko Yee

    Government Sub-Committee Co-Chairs

  • 01 Dec 2016 8:57 AM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced the December disciplinary hearings involving attorneys and judges charged with professional misconduct.

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  • 17 Nov 2016 8:12 AM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    CLEVELAND, OH – Reminger Co., LPA is pleased to announce that Allison M. McMeechan has been has been named to the “Forty Under 40” list published by Crain’s Cleveland Business. The 25th Anniversary event, scheduled for Monday, November 21st at the Cleveland Public Auditorium, will honor Allison and 39 others who were selected based upon their professional success and civic contributions.

    Allison focuses her legal practice on elder and special needs law, including estate and long-term care planning, estate and trust administration, probate and guardianships. She serves as the Co-Chair of Reminger’s Elder Law & Special Needs practice group.

    Allison has published articles and has spoken in the areas of probate, estate planning, government benefits, and special needs trusts. Her audiences include individuals, bar associations, non-profit organizations, and other professional organizations.

    Allison is an Accredited Attorney with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys National and Ohio Chapters, the Ohio State Bar Association's Estate, Trust & Probate Law Section, and Elder & Special Needs Law Committee, and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law Section. Allison is also a member of the Board of the Consortium Against Adult Abuse (C3A), the chair of the C3A's Education Committee, Hospice of the Western Reserve's Advisory Committee, the Board of Directors of the Cleveland-Akron Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals, the Board of Directors of Breckenridge Village, and the Board of Directors of Milestones Autism Resources.

    In order to help promote the event, Crain’s Cleveland Business will donate $500 to the charity of choice for the honoree who prior to November 21st receives the most “likes” on a special Facebook page created for the event. The custom URL for Allison’s page is listed below. Allison has selected the charity Milestones Autism Resources, which educates, coaches and connects family members and professionals throughout Northeast Ohio who are impacted by autism. We are asking that individuals visit Crain’s Cleveland Facebook Page and “like” Allison’s profile:

    https://www.facebook.com/CrainsCleveland/photos/a.1228290640564985.1073741854.166950103365716/1228291313898251/?type=3&theater

    “As an attorney who specializes in working with individuals with special needs and their families, I see first-hand the impact of Milestones Autism Resources in our community,” said Allison. “Thousands of families have been helped by their educational and coaching services and I am proud to support this organization.”

    Allison can be reached by emailing amcmeechan@reminger.com or by calling 216.430.2105.

    About Reminger, Attorneys at Law:

    Reminger Co., L.P.A. is a full-service law firm with thirteen offices throughout the Midwest: Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Akron, Youngstown, Sandusky, Toledo, Fort Mitchell, Lexington, Louisville, Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, and Northwest Indiana. With more than 125 attorneys collectively, Reminger's practice areas include all aspects of litigation, along with corporate, tax, real estate and probate matters. Our fundamental objective in all the legal services we provide is to obtain the best possible results for our clients in the most practical and efficient manner possible. For more information, visit Reminger at www.reminger.com.


  • 10 Nov 2016 11:26 AM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    One hundred and fifty clients who sustained financial losses resulting from the dishonest conduct of their Ohio attorney were reimbursed more than $782,000 in Fiscal Year 2016, according to a report released today by the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection.

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  • 10 Nov 2016 11:25 AM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced the certification of 20 attorney cases to the board for formal disciplinary proceedings.

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  • 10 Nov 2016 10:52 AM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    Ohio voters elected a judge from the First District Court Appeals on Nov. 8 for an opening on the Ohio Supreme Court.

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  • 08 Nov 2016 2:09 PM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    A total of 616 successful bar admission applicants who satisfied all of the Ohio Supreme Court’s other requirements for admission participated in the November 2016 Bar Admissions Ceremonies Nov. 7 at The Ohio Theatre in Columbus.

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  • 07 Nov 2016 2:03 PM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    The opening on the Holmes County Municipal Court will be filled Nov. 18 when Andrew G. Hyde takes the bench. Gov. John Kasich appointed Hyde to the vacancy on Nov. 4.

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