July 6, 2012
Isaac Brant Ledman & Teetor and Wiles Boyle, Burkholder & Bringardners will combine operations on January 1, 2013 and will begin conducting practice as ISAAC WILES. The name honors the founding partners from each firm. MICHAEL L. CLOSE, Wiles Boyle’s managing partner, and STEVE TEETOR, Isaac Brant’s managing partner, will serve as co-managing partners of the new firm. In April 2013, the firms will relocate to a combined space at Two Miranova Place. Both firms share a long-standing history in Central Ohio. Isaac Brant traces back to 1936, and Wiles Boyle opened its office in 1940.
The 2nd Annual FRANKLIN COUNTY JUVENILE PROBATION 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament is Friday, July 27, at Linden Recreation Center. Registration begins at 9am; tournament starts at 10am and lasts into the afternoon. Last year (inaugural event) over 50 participants included probationers, POs, and community members, over 30 additional volunteers and spectators (POs, Columbus Police, and Judge Kim Browne.) Lunch, drinks and gift card prizes were provided by donors, and transportation was available. Judge Browne described youths as “so well-behaved that any bystander would have sworn they were from a local church youth group.”
This year, double the number of participants is anticipated. Columbus Police and Fire have been invited to play and the Ohio Health Department will be on site offering free health screens. T-Shirts by Skreened will go to the winning team. Coach Sean Taylor of Northland High School is speaking. Donations are needed to provide t-shirts for all participants and to award additional prizes. The tournament is just the beginning of the increased community-based involvement and use of positive reinforcements by Franklin County Juvenile Probation. If you are interested in supporting the tournament or the overall endeavor, contact PO Malcolm Tanksley 614/525.5579, email@example.com) or PSI PO Jessica Cleavenger 614/525.4844, firstname.lastname@example.org). (Please note, we can only accept donations of gift cards, products, or services; no cash.)
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.
Answering phones last week? JOHN ALASTRA, PAM MAGGIED, MARION SMITHBERGER, SCOTT NEEDLEMAN and MICHAEL JUHOLA. If you would like to volunteer to participate in “Ask an Attorney” on Wednesday evening, 5:00-7:00pm at ABC6 TV, contact Marion Smithberger at 614/340.2070 or email@example.com.