Serving Notice for January 31, 2014

Franklin County Common Pleas Judge RICHARD A. FRYE is one of 28 state and federal trial judges from jurisdictions nationwide whose recommendations and practices in civil cases are featured in Working Smarter, Not Harder: How Excellent Judges Manage Cases published this month by the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (Univ. Denver) and the American College of Trial Lawyers. The study documents key case management techniques that have the potential to streamline litigation, especially the pretrial process.

Who’s new in the incubator? (Columbus Bar inc Professional Development Center)
JACQUELINE HICKS is a 2013 Moritz graduate. In law school, she was an active member of the Public Interest Law Foundation. Jacqueline has extensive clerk and extern experience in domestic law and civil litigation, currently working as a contract attorney for her father, a solo practitioner in Akron. She intends to start in a general practice and eventually narrow her focus to estate planning. With the help of Columbus Bar inc and guidance from her father, she will be a fine solo attorney.
KIA WRICE is a 2012 graduate of Capital Law. Prior to law school, Kia served in the U.S. Army National Guard and worked as a school teacher in Lorain, OH. She has completed several document review projects in Ohio and California while starting to build a small practice in Franklin and Lorain counties. Kia intends to practice family law, criminal law, personal injury and workers’ compensation. With mentors and educational opportunities from the incubator, Kia will thrive as a solo practitioner.

Thanks to our ABC 6 TV "Ask the Attorney" volunteers DAVID HASSELBACK, MARION SMITHBERGER, ORSOLYA HAMAR HILT, DAVID BLOOMFIELD, and MARK HOGAN who answered phones last week. If you would like to volunteer for any Wednesday from 5-7 pm, contact Marion Smithberger at or call 340-2070. All conversations with callers are private and confidential. The 100 + callers appreciate the free advice.