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Toledo Legal News - News LaRose and Ohio Supreme Court again joining forces to boost poll worker recruitment and attorney education

 

Once again, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose and the Ohio Supreme Court are partnering together to strengthen poll worker recruitment while boosting educational opportunities for Ohio attorneys by renewing Lawyers for Liberty. An order, as approved by the Supreme Court this week, allows Ohio attorneys to receive required Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit for serving as a precinct election official in the May 2021 primary. The recruitment effort, branded as Lawyers for Liberty last year, will help ensure Ohio voters have a safe, secure, and fair election throughout the year.

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Getting more movement throughout the day

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Date Published: April 14, 2021

Know the facts about orphaned and injured wildlife

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Date Published: April 14, 2021

OCC announced as finalist for national Awards of Excellence

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Date Published: April 13, 2021

Tree planting for today and the future

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Date Published: April 13, 2021

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

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Date Published: April 13, 2021

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Date Published: April 12, 2021

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Date Published: April 9, 2021

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Date Published: April 8, 2021

Lawmakers want to add safety fee to fireworks purchases

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