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  • 28 Aug 2012 1:44 PM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)
    A recent survey released by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) says more women than ever served as GCs in the Fortune 500 in 2011. Women now hold 21 percent of the top legal positions in Fortune 500 companies—that’s 108 women GCs and CLOs. Read more
  • 16 Aug 2012 11:21 AM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)
    The ABA Commission on Women in the Profession serves as the national voice for women lawyers. It was created in 1987, and its first Chair was Hillary Rodham Clinton. From its inception, it has identified the barriers that have impeded the advancement of women attorneys and has formulated a number of concrete solutions and strategies to help women succeed. Read more.
  • 30 Jul 2012 8:34 AM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)
    Ice Miller LLP has been recognized by The American Lawyer magazine as part of the publication's Women in Law Firms study.  Ice Miller ranked third in the nation for having the highest percentage of female equity partners – 26.9 percent – among the Am Law 200 firms.  Ice Miller was the only Midwestern law Firm recognized in the top five law firms.  The AmLaw 200 is a listing of the nation's largest 200 law firms.
     
    "Ice Miller has been a trailblazer when it comes to recognizing the talents and contributions of the Firm's women attorneys," stated Brenda Horn, a deputy managing partner of the Firm.  "Decades ago, Ice Miller was one of the first major firms in Indiana to elect a woman to the partnership and the first major firm in the state to welcome a minority female into the partnership ranks. Currently, women equity partners serve in a range of leadership roles, including in firm governance, as chairs of key internal committees, as practice group leaders and as mentors for younger women lawyers." Horn, who was featured in an article about the rankings, joined the Firm in 1981 and practices in the Firm's Municipal Finance Group, leading teams of lawyers on complex financing transactions.
     
    In 2009, the Firm was named a Working Mother & Flex-Time Lawyers Best Law Firm for Women, by Working Mother magazine. The publication recognized the Firm for having redefined the standards of success by creating a workplace that encourages the retention and advancement of women. In addition, MultiCultural Law Magazine ranked Ice Miller 15th in the "Top 100 Law Firms for Women" listing, and 11th in the publication's "Top 25 Law Firms for African-Americans" among the Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity in 2012.


     

     
  • 24 Jul 2012 12:33 PM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)
    Reminger Co., LPA is pleased to announce the addition of Danielle Lorenz as Of Counsel in the Cincinnati office. Danielle most recently practiced at Fairweather LLC, Attorneys. She brings with her significant experience in commercial leasing, commercial real estate and business formation. Danielle focuses her practice on commercial real estate, general business law, employment law, and creditors' rights. She is licensed to practice in the state of Ohio. She graduated cum laude from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law in 2009. While at Chase, Danielle was a member of the Northern Kentucky Law Review and was chosen to serve on the Editorial Board as Research Editor. Danielle was also invited to join the Salmon P. Chase Moot Court Board. As a member of the Board, she competed in the Rendigs National Products Liability Moot Court Competition and served as the Chief Justice and Ethics Representative. Danielle also competed with the Salmon P. Chase Arbitration Team, and her team was named a regional champion in the ABA Arbitration Competition.
  • 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
    or
    susan.christoff@sc.ohio.gov
  • 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

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