Friday First District Roundup 2-26-21

In re: D.G. Case #C200371Quote from Judge Bergeron’s Opinion:In this parental termination case, we must evaluate the weight and sufficiency of the evidence underlying the trial court’s grant of permanent custody to the Hamilton County Department of Job and Family Services (“HCJFS”), as well as the applicability of R.C. 2151.35(B)(1) when all parties expressly waive the …

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Mock Trial 2021

Today and tomorrow, high school students from all over the state are competing in the Regional Division of the OCLRE (Ohio Center for Law-Related Education) Mock Trial. Through a collaboration with the CBA LRS committee, attorneys and judges can volunteer to judge the district competition. This was my third year “judging” at the district level, …

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Friday First District Roundup 2-12-21

In re: B.J. Case #C200376 Quote from Judge Myers’ Opinion:Both mother and maternal grandfather have appealed the trial court’s entry granting permanent custody of B.J. to the Hamilton County Department of Job and Family Services (“HCJFS”). Because we find that the trial court’s determination that a grant of permanent custody was in B.J.’s best interest was …

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Paul Laurence Dunbar

Ohio Poet Paul Laurence Dunbar died on this day in 1906 (February 9, 1906). Our Law Library subscriptions include remote access to HeinOnline*, where we can find  Justice and the Law: an Anthology of American Legal Poetry and Verse, compiled by Percival E. Jackson.  Included in the anthology are the following poems about lawyers, justice, …

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From the Football Field to the Courtroom: Justice Alan C. Page

Yesterday, perhaps in advance of Superbowl LV, Thompson Reuters hosted a Fireside Chat with retired Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan C. Page.  Justice Page is also a 2018 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, a 1988 inductee in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and an author of 4 children’s books. When asked his prediction for …

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Friday First District Roundup 2-4-21

State of Ohio v. Ronnie Allen  Case #C200149 Quote from Judgment Entry:In January 2020, defendant-appellant Ronnie Allen entered a guilty plea to a reduced charge of attempted assault on a police officer. The trial court ordered a presentence investigation and subsequently imposed a maximum sentence of 12 months’ incarceration, citing Mr. Allen’s prior misdemeanor convictions, his …

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Law Library Resources Board Special Meeting

The Hamilton County Law Library Resources Board will hold a special meeting for the purposes of reopening planning on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 12pm, via Zoom. Call in information for the meeting is below. This meeting is open to the public. Should you wish to attend, please email lmorrison@cms.hamilton-co.org for the password. Dial by your location+1 …

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Page’s Ohio Revised Code Annotated now available on demand for all subscribers

With a little help from our friends at LexisNexis, the Law Library’s ebook collection is significantly expanding. Now all of our subscribers can access a plethora authoritative legal treatises on demand. These ebooks can be viewed either in a web browser or downloaded to an ereader using the overdrive app. Users can make annotations and …

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Law Library Resources Board Special Meeting – Executive Session

The Hamilton County Law Library Resources Board will hold a special meeting for the purpose of an executive session on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 9am via Zoom. Call in information for the meeting is below. This meeting is open to the public. Should you wish to attend, please email lmorrison@cms.hamilton-co.org for the password. Dial by your …

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