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Celebrations in the works to mark new Akron Law center

The construction and renovation of the C. Blake McDowell Law Center at The University of Akron School of Law is now complete and administrators are encouraging donors, alumni and others to register for the Sept. 8 ribbon-cutting ceremony.
“This ribbon-cutting ceremony is the culmination of much hard work and perseverance ov ... (full story)


Moving beyond Charlottesville

When I lived in Charlottesville during law school, we did not observe Martin Luther King Day. Instead, the state of Virginia celebrated the third Monday in January as “Lee-Jackson-King Day,” simultaneously “honoring” the great civil rights leader and two men who went to war to keep his ancestors enslaved.
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Divorce attorneys should be aware of the many ins, outs of real estate law

Welcome to the second edition of my Discourse on Divorce column, in which I explore areas of law that intersect with divorce law. After examining the connection between estate planning and divorce law in my last column on April 30, in this edition, I look at how real estate lawyers can keep their clients informed of their options to ... (full story)


Silent Protest Parade: The start of the civil rights movement

In early 1917, thousands arrived each week in St. Louis as part of the Great Migration of African-Americans from the South to find employment in the North. Many found work at the Aluminum Ore Co. and the American Steel Co. in East St. Louis, but tensions soon developed with whites fearing loss of their jobs, culminating in the East ... (full story)


Magistrate Mark Huberman looks forward to a busy retirement

Mark A. Huberman, long time domestic relations and juvenile court magistrate, has retired from his position at the Mahoning County Domestic Relations court.
His retirement on June 30, however, only stood to kick-start the rest of his life, he said. “I went from having one job to having three,” he said. He is taking o ... (full story)