1. Free E-Filing Resources from Clerk of Courts
2. Preference Poll Goes Online September 4
3. Columbus Bar Committees Resume in September
4. Ohio Supreme Court News
5. Will Clients Find You? Columbus Bar Directory 2013
6. Mediation Training from CBA and CMS
7. The "Wheels of Justice" Keep Rolling
8. Find Mentor to Answer 'Dumb' Questions
9. How My Emergency Plan Saved My Practice
10. 6th Circuit OKs Warrantless Tracking of Cellphones
11. Et Cetera
Free E-Filing Resources from Clerk of Courts
The Clerk of Courts Office website features an E-Filing page filled with information and resources on how to use the new E-Filing system, including a PowerPoint presentation and YouTube video providing step-by-step instructions. Click the image below for the "Introduction to E-Filing" video.
Clerk of Courts E-Filing Resources Website
2012 Judicial Preference Poll Goes Online September 4
Voting for the 2012 CBA Judicial Preference Poll begins on September 4.
Each fall, Franklin County attorneys
are asked which judicial candidates
they prefer, and the Judicial
Candidate Preference Poll
results are released in time
for the November election.
You will receive an email with a link to the online ballot, or access the poll from www.cbalaw.org beginning September 4.
Columbus Bar Committees Resume in September
The 2012-13 CBA committee season resumes next week.
The Columbus Bar offers more than 30 committees, attended by 2,000+ members, who value the personal and professional contacts they make.
If you have not yet signed up for one or more committees, click here to join a committee online (click the blue "Join a Committee" button at the top of the page), or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2012-13 committee chairs
Webinars Ease Law Clerk Application Process
As Ohio law students prepare to look for clerkships this fall, a series of informational webinars hosted by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts will help bring them up to speed on the federal Judiciary’s Online System for Clerkship Application and Review, or OSCAR. Read more...
Chief Justice O'Connor: Lack of Court Funds is an Access-to-Justice Problem
Courts shouldn’t limit access to justice due to a lack of court funding, Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor along with William Robinson, president of the American Bar Association, told members of the Columbus Metropolitan Club. Read more...
Columbus Bar Directory 2013:
Will your name come up in the search results?
The Columbus Bar Directory is used more than 50,000 times each month by potential clients and fellow attorneys. Reserve your listings by October 1 to make sure you’ll come up in 2013 search results.
ATTORNEYS: List your practice areas, foreign languages and court admissions. $25 per listing.
LAW FIRMS: List a description of your practice and contact info (including link to firm website) for $125.
All listings appear online at cbalaw.org/directory AND in the widely-distributed print edition.
Download an order form (attorneys and firms)
Reserve listings online (attorneys only)
Mediation Training from Community Mediation Services and the Columbus Bar
The Columbus Bar Association and Community Mediation Services of Central Ohio are co-sponsoring mediation training beginning in September. Register for Basic Mediation Training, Domestic Mediation Training, or Conflict Resolution Training. These courses are approved for CLE credit.
Training schedule / registration info
The "Wheels of Justice" Keep Rolling: Velvet Ride 2012
For the 12th consecutive year, Leon Friedberg of Carlile Patchen & Murphy announces that this year's "23rd Annual" Carlile Patchen & Murphy Legal "Velvet Ride" is scheduled for Sunday, September 23. The Velvet Ride is open to Central Ohio lawyers, judges, staff, relatives, and friends, and all are welcome.
The CPM Velvet Ride is a group motorcycle ride that travels for approximately an hour and a half by scenic route to a destination around Columbus. The first namesake ride was to the Velvet Ice Cream factory in Utica, but over the years destinations have included other locations such as Buckeye Lake and Yellow Springs.
More info about this year's Velvet Ride
Blogger's Advice to New Law Grads? Find Mentor to Answer 'Dumb' Questions
A recent law school graduate and aspiring personal injury lawyer asked New York Personal Injury Law Blog's Eric Turkewitz if he had any advice for him. Turkewitz recalled the piece of advice that he describes as one of the best things that happened to him in his training: "For the first year, there are no stupid questions."
Advice for recent law school graduates
How My Emergency Plan Saved My Practice
An article by CBA member Lloyd Cohen was recently published by the American Bar Association. The article, "How My Emergency Plan Saved My Practice," appeared in the July/August 2012 issue of GPSolo, a magazine published by the ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division.
"How My Emergency Plan Saved My Practice"
6th Circuit OKs Warrantless Tracking of Cellphones
Tracking a user's cellphone location without a warrant using GPS technology is different than putting a GPS tracking device on a motorist's vehicle without a warrant, a federal appeals court says.
Hence, the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the drug conviction of a man found with his son near a Texas rest stop with over 1,000 pounds of marijuana in their motor home. Because he had no reasonable expectation of privacy concerning the location of the device, the court ruled, there was no Fourth Amendment violation.
Ohio Voters Can Now Update Their Home Address Online; Change Made to Minimize Provisional Ballot Use (The Plain Dealer)
Law School Tuition Vastly Exceeding Inflation, Despite Lagging Applications
(The National Law Journal)
Funds for Free Legal Aid Sink as Need Rises (The Columbus Dispatch)
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