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Giving peace of mind: Akron firm co-hosts free legal clinic with Legal Aid

Giving peace of mind: Akron firm co-hosts free legal clinic with Legal Aid<BR>

Barbara Clemons walked into Mason Community Learning Center fighting back tears.
Minutes later, she felt relief about her financial situation for the first time in years.
“I feel so much better,” Clemons said after consulting with Brennan, Manna and Diamond LLC partner Duriya Dhinojwala about an old $11,000 credit ... (full story)


State


Lawmakers propose House Bill 128 to go after solicitation

A pair of lawmakers in the Ohio House of Representatives are hoping to stanch the rising incidents of prostitution associated with the state's opioid crisis.
Reps. Adam Miller, D-Columbus, and Kyle Koehler, R-Springfield, recently made the case for their bipartisan legislation to strengthen penalties for soliciting prostitution ... (full story)


Ohio’s license Reinstatement Fee Amnesty Initiative

Often, a major barrier to employment is the lack of a driver’s license. And for individuals with a limited income and money owed on reinstatement fees to the BMV, it can be nearly impossible to have a valid driver’s license. Without a valid driver’s license, individuals are forced to choose between losing employmen ... (full story)


Unions urge Democrats to focus on kitchen table economics

Unions urge Democrats to focus on kitchen table economics

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ardently liberal, pro-labor and anti-corporate cash, the field of Democrats running for president may look like a union activist's dream. But some key labor leaders are starting to worry about the topics dominating the 2020 conversation.
The candidates are spending too much time talking about esoteric issue ... (full story)


Aging Holocaust survivors visit homes to recount memories

Aging Holocaust survivors visit homes to recount memories

COLUMBUS (AP) — Henry Fenichel apologized in advance for what he felt would be an incomplete presentation on how he survived the Holocaust.
Standing in the Clintonville living room of Mike White and Emia Oppenheim on April 4, Fenichel, 80, explained that he normally uses a PowerPoint presentation to help the audience better ... (full story)


Technology


Keep up-to-date client contact through texting

As we all know, the chief complaint that lawyers deal with, especially in disciplinary actions, is a lack of client contact. And while nobody really wants to sit up and text every client 24/7, texting can provide a quick and easy way to contact clients while away from the office.
In fact, it’s probably a good idea to work c ... (full story)