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Friday Bill Round Up: Finances, Firearms, Shelter Pets and More

Each Friday, we highlight some of the bills and resolutions introduced in the Ohio Legislature in the past week. For question about these bills, or to see the full list, contact Laura Dixon-Caldwell. SB 181-Unpaid Municipal Garbage Fees- This bill would essentially […]

Cincinnati Becomes the Latest City to Sue Opioid Manufacturers

Yesterday, Cincinnati joined a growing number of cities who have sued pharmaceutical companies in an attempt to hold them accountable for the opioid crisis. The federal suit was filed in the Southern District Court in Columbus. It accuses three companies, […]

Combating Attorney Compassion Fatigue

I recently read an article about compassion fatigue and its effects on various professions and I realized something. Attorneys are kind of like Vulcans. There are a lot of emotions being bandied about in any court proceeding, but attorneys aren’t […]

Justice Department Reverses Position in Voter Purge Case

The case of Ohio’s effort to purge voters from the rolls took another twist on Monday, when the Justice Department switched sides on the issue. The Justice Department filed a brief with the Supreme Court, backing Ohio’s plan of purging […]

Research, it’s kind of our thing.

We are not attorneys. We didn’t go to Law School (well, Lauren did), we didn’t pass the Bar (well, Lauren did) and we can’t practice the law (well, Lauren can). But we can research. Oh buddy can we research. We […]

How do I…?

Working in the library means you answer a lot of procedural and directional questions. “Where do I file this?” “Who do I talk to about that?” “How do I do this?” And while these are some of our favorite questions […]

Is it authoritative? A not-so-quick guide.

In a time when anyone can post anything on the internet and swear it’s true, it’s more important than ever to ensure the information you are gathering is correct. And to be honest, it can be absolutely exhausting. This post […]

Video now available: Immigration Law

On Friday, July 14th, attorney Thomas Geygan, Jr. gave a presentation during our monthly You and the Legal System event detailing the path to citizenship for foreign nationals who marry citizens of the United States. Representatives from the Mexican Consulate […]