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E-filing now mandatory in Stow Municipal Court civil division, Summit County criminal division

There have been a few hiccups along the way, but Stow Municipal Court’s e-filing portal is now activated for civil cases.
E-filing was approved by the court in Local Rule 7. Although the rule mandated that attorneys will be required to file civil cases through the portal starting Jan. 1, a 30-day grace period was extended.< ... (full story)


Looking beyond the case of Washington v. Trump

The United States Constitution endured its first real test of the administration of President Donald Trump. Thus far, American constitutionalism appears to be holding its own, although the current controversy is hardly over. And there will be more.
With great fanfare, President Trump issued an ambiguously worded, executive order ... (full story)


Executive orders have become much more frequent — and contentious

Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution begins, “The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America.”
However, the Constitution does not define the scope of the “executive actions” that every president beginning with George Washington has exercised.
In recent days, ... (full story)


Dealing with unsavory attorneys: Be patient, let them sink themselves

This space is usually dedicated to the topic of alternative dispute resolution (with a sprinkling of decision science). After many years litigating primarily in Illinois state and federal courts and observing firsthand the unnecessary expense and damage to relationships that clients experience in the court system, I became fascinate ... (full story)


Stow attorney recertified as an OSBA specialist

Stow attorney recertified as an OSBA specialist<BR>

When a potential client wants to find out if an attorney is an expert in his or her field, the person may look to see if the lawyer has been certified as a specialist by the Ohio State Bar Association or another agency charged with issuing such an accreditation.
Ohio State Bar Association President Ron Kopp said certification is ... (full story)