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American Bar Association launches Law Day 2021

The American Bar Association launched its celebration of Law Day 2021 this month with a virtual panel discussion about the Law Day theme, “Advancing the Rule of Law Now.” The program provides suggestions on how to prepare for a virtual Law Day celebration. Law Day is generally held on or around May 1 in schools and communities across the nation. Read More of "American Bar Association launches Law Day 2021"

Private schools balk at proposal for timely transfers of student records

Lawmakers in the Ohio House of Representatives recently heard testimony related to a seemingly straightforward bill to require transfer of a school student’s records within five days of changing schools that positions government-run schools and private schools at odds. Read More of "Private schools balk at proposal for timely transfers of student records"

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

ABA issues guidance on model rules, ethical tech duties to consider when working remotely

The American Bar Association Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility released recently a formal opinion that catalogues the relevant model rules and technological considerations that lawyers should be alert to when practicing virtually. Read More of "ABA issues guidance on model rules, ethical tech duties to consider when working remotely"

Know the facts about orphaned and injured wildlife

A baby bird has tumbled from its nest. A young white-tailed deer is discovered at the base of a tree. A nest of immature rabbits calls a suburban yard home. These are all common situations Ohioans experience when wildlife reproduction peaks in the spring, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Each situation has a natural solution, and professional intervention should remain a last resort. Read More of "Know the facts about orphaned and injured wildlife"

Ohio Attorney General Yost launches legal action against Texas companies behind billions of illegal robocalls

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost recently joined six other states in filing suit against a pair of Texas businesses accused of blasting billions of illegal robocalls, including over 59 million calls to Ohioans. Read More of "Ohio Attorney General Yost launches legal action against Texas companies behind billions of illegal robocalls"

Supreme Court of Ohio to decide if a juvenile can be tried in adult court for charges for which the juvenile court found no probable cause

The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday, March 31st, heard four oral arguments, including one asking if a juvenile can be charged in adult court for crimes that a juvenile court found no probably cause. Read More of "Supreme Court of Ohio to decide if a juvenile can be tried in adult court for charges for which the juvenile court found no probable cause"

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

AG Dave Yost leads national coalition to create “tip of the spear” against robocalls

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, along with 51 other attorneys general, recently encouraged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to facilitate continued collaboration between states and telecom companies to help trace illegal robocalls to their source. Read More of "AG Dave Yost leads national coalition to create “tip of the spear” against robocalls"

OCC announced as finalist for national Awards of Excellence

Owens Community College has been named a finalist in two categories – Outstanding College/Corporate Partnership and Students Success – for the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) 2021 Awards of Excellence. The national awards recognize exceptional work among the nation’s two-year colleges. Read More of "OCC announced as finalist for national Awards of Excellence"

Tree planting for today and the future

Ohio is now at the start of prime tree planting season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Forestry. Tree roots begin to lengthen as the buds break in the spring when soil moisture is typically the highest. This allows the growing roots to move through the soil to find water and nutrients needed for the tree to grow in its new home. Read More of "Tree planting for today and the future"

Trooper’s right to act on shout of ‘that lady is drunk’ contested

The Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday, March 30th, heard four oral arguments, including one regarding the rights of a state trooper whose follow up to a citizen’s call to action resulted in a motorist’s arrest for operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol (OVI.) Read More of "Trooper’s right to act on shout of ‘that lady is drunk’ contested"

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

ODJFS addressing racial inequity in children services system

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) is taking immediate steps in response to a report released recently that found racial inequity in the state’s children services system. Those steps include launching a new approach to recruiting, retaining, and racial equity training for children services caseworkers via virtual reality headsets to help them be mindful of possible implicit racial bias in their decisions affecting children. Read More of "ODJFS addressing racial inequity in children services system"

Proposed bill would extend eviction and foreclosure moratoriums in the state

Committee members in the Ohio House of Representatives were to hear more testimony in support of a bill that looks to codify COVID-19-related eviction and foreclosure moratoriums late last month at the Ohio Statehouse. Read More of "Proposed bill would extend eviction and foreclosure moratoriums in the state"

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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