the tune of Jingle Bells)
through the year
Now the end’s in sight
Oh, what fun we’ve had
(Yes, this is kind of trite)
Making spirits bright (?)
We’re here to help you through
Till New Year’s is in sight
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
what fun it is to be
A member of the CBA - hey!
From our place to yours...
Lagusch and Columbus Bar staff
1. Magistrate Job Posting
for Municipal Court
2. New Management Positions in Clerk’s Office
3. Half-Priced Gift Idea for Your Paralegal
4. Standards of Practice for Attorney Guardians
5. Amended Domestic Rule 8 - Magistrate Hearings
6. Extreme Paralegal Makeover for a Competitive Job Market
7. Elder Law Planning Update: Key to Securing Benefits
for Your Client
8. Et Cetera
Job Posting for
Franklin County Municipal Court is seeking a Magistrate. Click
here for a complete job description and details about
the application process. The application deadline is December 23,
Management Positions in
O’Shaughnessy, Clerk of Common Pleas Court, today announced
that Dion Hemmerly, formerly the manager of the Juvenile Division,
has been named the manager of the Clerk’s Civil and Criminal
These two divisions will be established in
the same area when the general court moves into the new courthouse
building in 2011. Dion has been charged with coordinating the synthesis
of Criminal and Civil, developing plans for sharing resources and
skill sets where applicable.
Torrey Taylor, formerly the assistant manager
for the Juvenile Division, takes over as manager of Juvenile.
Dion Hemmerly can be reached at (614) 462-5909.
Torrey Taylor can be reached at (614) 462-3296.
Gift Idea for Your Paralegal
Looking for a creative gift idea for your paralegal? Though everyone
appreciates gift certificates for spa treatments or dinner, why
not give your paralegal a gift that keeps on giving? We’re
not suggesting a subscription to the Clark Griswold Jelly-of-the-Month
Club. Instead consider giving your paralegal a joint membership
in the Columbus Bar / Paralegal Association of Central Ohio this
just $65, you can give your paralegal a membership in both the CBA
and PACO, offering great networking opportunities, continuing education,
and special discounts from local vendors. Take advantage of this
special 6-month membership rate and demonstrate that you value your
paralegal by investing in his/her career. Click
here to learn more about a paralegal membership.
fine print: Membership effective January 1 through June 30, 2010.
Individuals must submit an application and be sponsored by an attorney
member of the Columbus Bar Association. Application subject to approval
by the CBA and PACO governing Boards.
of Practice for
following standards are intended to help clarify expectations for
attorney guardians and to serve as a source of training. Compliance
with these standards will promote consistent practices from the
time a referral is accepted by an attorney guardian and continuing
throughout the duration of the guardianship. Full compliance with
these minimum standards is mandatory unless the court upon review
of the circumstances deems otherwise. Continue
Domestic Rule 8 -
Practice in Domestic Court? Here's an update on the latest rule
Paralegal Makeover for a
Competitive Job Market
Garth W. Rowbotham, PACO Citator Editor
On November 14, PACO held its first job fair and networking seminar,
titling it: “The Extreme Paralegal Makeover,” which
was attended by paralegals and speakers from Central Ohio, Dayton
and Michigan. Current and future paralegals had the opportunity
to get “hands-on” information and advice regarding resume
“do’s and don’ts,” interviewing techniques,
and networking strategies in today’s competitive job market.
“Every single line on your resume should tell a story,”
said Wade Meyer, who appears regularly on ONN, and is also with
Spectrum Paralegal and More, LLC. Continue
Law Planning Update: Keys to Securing Benefits for Your Client
all Probate Lawyers! The Columbus Bar Association will
be offering members a free teleconference on January
14. The teleconference will take place at the Columbus Bar offices.
Elder Law Planning Update is a non-CLE program offering valuable
information about guardianships, securing Medicaid/Medicare benefits
for your clients, and estate planning strategies with senior living
facilities. For details, click
here. To register, contact email@example.com
by January 12.
Offers Legal Research for the Average Citizen--and Lawyers, Too
can go to the Google Scholar online search engine and type in case
names, topics or key words to find the relevant cases.
to Optimize Your Website for Mobile Users
a cell phone to view websites can be quite frustrating, and not
just for the obvious reason—small screen sizes. The real problem
is that most websites are not optimized for cell phone viewing.
Lobbies for Student Loan Relief for
American Bar Association is lobbying Congress and the Obama administration,
seeking student loan debt relief for struggling law graduates.
Law Firms Respond to Crisis, 21% of Law Students Regret Choice
new survey by LexisNexis found that, based on the changing legal
marketplace, 21 percent of law students regret attending law school.
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