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  • 24 Jul 2012 10:35 AM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)
    Marissa Mayer, who was employee number 20 at Google, will be Yahoo's next president and chief executive. Mayer, 37, is the reason that Google's search homepage is simple and white with just a search bar. Recently, she was in charge of Google's location services, such as Google Maps, and oversaw 1,000 product managers. Read more
  • 24 Jul 2012 10:30 AM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)
    Marilena DiSilvio has been appointed to the board of The Gathering Place, an organization that supports, educates and empowers individuals and families touched by cancer, through programs and services provided free of charge. "Marilena's experience and desire to make a difference will serve her well in this new role," said Reminger Managing Partner Stephen E. Walters. After a career as a registered nurse, Marilena joined Reminger in 1997. Her background and experience have made her an invaluable leader in the firm's Medical Malpractice and Healthcare Law Practice Groups. Marilena has significant experience in the representation of healthcare providers and healthcare facilities and has tried over 40 medical malpractice cases. She also has expertise in Healthcare Law. From an administrative standpoint, Marilena is a member of the firm's executive and management committees. She is also responsible for managing the nurse consultants throughout the firm and is intimately involved with the education and mentoring of the firm's young lawyers. Along with being a member of multiple professional organizations and a member of the 2011-2012 Class of the Ohio Women's Bar Foundation Leadership Institute, Marilena has been honored multiple times as both an Ohio Super Lawyer and a Best Lawyer in America.
  • 17 Jul 2012 8:46 AM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)
    Plenty of young aspiring lawyers dream of landing a job at a high-powered, big-city firm after graduation. So an internship in a sleepy, rural town might not sound like a dream summer job. But that's just what three law schools in Iowa and Nebraska are encouraging their students to consider.

    With recent law school grads facing mountains of debt and one of the worst job markets in decades, practicing law in smaller towns is becoming more attractive for some young lawyers. Read more
  • 11 Jul 2012 1:20 PM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)
    The Ohio Supreme Court will accept public comment until August 7 on a proposed rule that would permit military attorneys stationed in Ohio to represent lower-ranking service members in Ohio tribunals.

    To be considered for the Expanded Legal Assistance Program (ELAP) for Military Attorneys, attorneys would need to meet these criteria:

    •    be admitted to practice in at least one other U.S. jurisdiction
    •    be employed by, serving in, or assigned to the armed services at an Ohio military installation
    •    and be authorized to provide legal assistance pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 1044.

    Military attorneys seeking this status would need to file an application, submit certificates of good standing and admission, and provide an affidavit from their commanding officer with the Office of Attorney Services. They also would need to meet all the requirements governing the practice of law in Ohio, including continuing legal education requirements. ELAP attorneys would not be required to pay biennial registration fees under Gov. Bar R. VI and would be prohibited from seeking or receiving compensation for their services.

    Access the text of the proposed changes to the Rules for the Government of the Bar of Ohio.

    Comments should be submitted in writing to:
    Susan Christoff, director, Attorney Services Division
    Supreme Court of Ohio
    65 S. Front St., Fifth Floor
    Columbus, Ohio 43215
  • 28 Jun 2012 10:59 AM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul. Read more.
  • 26 Jun 2012 9:57 AM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)
    Two of Northeast Ohio's three law schools are among a growing number of law institutions scaling back admissions as applications continue to drop amid a persistently tough job market for attorneys.

    In an effort to preserve the quality of the school's incoming class, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law is cutting the target for its entering class to 140 from its previous target of 200. Likewise, Case Western Reserve University School of Law is reducing its admissions target by about 10%, to 190 from a previous range of 210 to 220. Read more
  • 25 Jun 2012 11:22 AM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)
    When I was the dean, the Woodrow Wilson School created a program called Pathways to Public Service, aimed at advising women whose children were almost grown about how to go into public service, and many women still ask me about the best “on-ramps” to careers in their mid-40s. Honestly, I’m not sure what to tell most of them. Unlike the pioneering women who entered the workforce after having children in the 1970s, these women are competing with their younger selves. Government and NGO jobs are an option, but many careers are effectively closed off. Personally, I have never seen a woman in her 40s enter the academic market successfully, or enter a law firm as a junior associate, Alicia Florrick of The Good Wife notwithstanding. Read more.
  • 13 Jun 2012 2:46 PM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)
    The law dean at the University of Akron has informed alumni he is stepping down from the top job and returning to the classroom. Martin Belsky, 68, said he is not seeking reappointment to the job he has held for five years and for which he is paid $252,458.
    “I love this place, but it’s time for a change,” he said. “We’re poised to be even better than we are, and I’m looking forward to working with whoever comes in.” Read more.
  • 12 Jun 2012 8:02 AM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)
    Cutting edge corporate fellowship program at Ohio State is providing great opportunities for corporate law departments.  Now in its 2nd year, the Moritz College of Law's corporate fellowship program boasts 18 corporate partnerships!  The participating General Counsel offices have found the program to be a tremendous opportunity. Click here to learn more.
  • 11 Jun 2012 11:54 AM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)
    Forget the Chinese Zodiac calendar: This should be called the Year of the Working Woman. Case in point: In 2012, the number of women influencing the workplace, as both employees and business owners, is set to shoot up at a historic rate. Read more

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