June 28, 2012
“Ask the Attorney,” the ABC 6 On Your Side volunteers last week were Adam Karl, Marion Smithberger, Keith Golden, Jodie Meizlish, and David Korn. If you would like to volunteer to participate on Wednesday, 5:00-7:00pm, contact Marion at 614/340.2070.
Craig Hairston has joined Roetzel and will practice in the firm’s business services group.
KEITH BLOUGH, Librarian, Franklin County Law Library, extends an invitation to come by, say hello and see the new library location on the 6th floor of 375 S. High. The county has done a fine job in preparing the space. You can also register for some free CLE credit by attending a seminar on Friday, July 13, 10 a.m. to 11:30. Wendy Gramza from LexisNexis will be demonstrating Lexis Advance and Lexis for Microsoft Office in the library conference room. Attendance is limited to seven, so call or email Keith Blough at the Law Library to reserve your space, 614/525.4977, email@example.com.
Recognized in Chambers USA 2012, DINSMORE has received high marks in Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Corporate/M&A, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Intellectual Property, and Labor & Employment, and Litigation. Partners Jan Hensel (Labor & Employment), Don Leach (Construction) and Tim Robinson (Bankruptcy/Restructuring) were recognized in their respective fields.
STANLEY J. DOBROWSKI and CHRISTOPHER JONES, senior counsels of Calfee, Halter & Griswoldhave been recognized in the 2012 Chambers USA Guide. Dobrowski, was noted for construction law and recommended for his experience in representing public owners. JONES, whose practice focuses on environmental and regulatory issues and government relations, was singled out for natural resources and environment.
The Supreme Court of Ohio Board of Commissioners on Grievances & Discipline found that a legal but secret recording of a conversation by a lawyer is not inherently unethical. A previous advisory opinion issued on the topic has been withdrawn because it found the action to be misconduct. The board based its new approach on the ABA reversing its position on the issue in 2001, case law from Ohio and other states, and a “diminished expectation of privacy given advances in technology.”
The Board of Commissioners of the Clients’ Security Fund of Ohio (CSF) has awarded $182,234.56 to 47 victims of attorney theft. Twenty-five former or suspended attorneys were found to have misappropriated client funds. Three deceased attorneys were also involved in claims presented to the board.
Advisory Opinion on Identifying Non-Lawyer Employees -- Law firm letterhead and websites may list the names of non-lawyer employees if their status is clearly identified, according to a Supreme Court of Ohio Board of Commissioners on Grievances & Discipline advisory opinion.
Amendments to Rule V of the Rules for the Government of the Bar of Ohio (disciplinary procedure) have been adopted, effective August 1, 2012. The final version of the amendments has been published in the June 18, 2012 Ohio Official Reports advance sheet.
The Supreme Court of Ohio has adopted rule amendments that refine the existing default judgment process when a lawyer fails to comply with his professional duty to respond to disciplinary charges. Amendments are on the website, http://www.sc.ohio.gov.