“A Library of Law” by Archibald MacLeish

In honor of National Library Week, let’s take a look at Archibald MacLeish’s view on law libraries…. From Justice and the Law: an Anthology of Legal Poetry and Verse, compiled by Percival E. Jackson, available on HeinOnline.* *These benefits are reserved for solo attorneys and 100% subscribing firms. HeinOnline also requires that subscribing firms have fewer than …

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“The Poet” by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Good morning! As we begin this week, we offer you Ralph Waldo Emerson’s thoughts on the Law, with a selection from The Poet. From Justice and the Law: an Anthology of Legal Poetry and Verse, compiled by Percival E. Jackson, available on HeinOnline.* *These benefits are reserved for solo attorneys and 100% subscribing firms. HeinOnline also requires …

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“Lawyer” by Carl Sandburg

Good afternoon, Poetry readers.  Thank you for joining us on our journey through poetry about law and lawyers, justice and jurisprudence. Today, we’re looking at what Carl Sandburg has to say about the “Lawyer.” From Justice and the Law: an Anthology of Legal Poetry and Verse, compiled by Percival E. Jackson, available on HeinOnline.* *These benefits are reserved …

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Friday First District Roundup 4-2-21

In re: S. & L. Children Case #C200341Quote from Judge Winkler’s Opinion:The mother of S.S.1, S.S.2, W.L.1, and W.L.2 appeals the judgment of the Hamilton County Juvenile court granting permanent custody of her children to the Hamilton County Department of Job and Family Services (“HCJFS”). Mother challenges the grant of permanent custody on the ground that …

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HCLL’s Peeps Through the Years

For several years now, the Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries (ORALL) has hosted a contest among its members called the (Unofficial) ORALL Peep Show (Unofficial because the ABA used to host the official Peep Show contest). Law Libraries in the region create displays using Peep marshmallow candy and compete against one another to take …

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Friday First District Roundup 3-26-21

State of Ohio v. Anthony Rosemond  Case #C180221 Quote from Judge Zayas’ Opinion:Defendant-appellant Anthony Rosemond has filed a timely application under App.R. 26(B) to reopen this appeal. We grant the application, because it demonstrates a genuine issue as to a colorable claim of ineffective assistance of appellate counsel in failing to assign as error trial counsel’s ineffectiveness …

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Friday First District Roundup 3-19-21

Evelyn Young v. bubakar Atiq Durrani, M.D., Christ HospitalCase #C190707Quote from Judge Crouse’s Opinion:These five consolidated appeals concern the latest in the several hundred cases involving alleged medical malpractice by defendant Abubakar Atiq Durrani, M.D. In line with recent authority from this court, we conclude that appellants’ claims are barred by the four-year medical-malpractice statute of …

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Honoring Three Judicial Trailblazers: Judge Olive Holmes, Judge William McClain and Justice Florence Ellinwood Allen

In 2019 the Law Library underwent a massive renovation that included the construction of three new conference rooms. When the construction dust settled and subscribers started asking to reserve the new rooms, we realized we had no idea what to call them. Other conference rooms in the library were named after judges and attorneys who …

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Beware the Ides of March……

If you must break the law, do it to seize power. In all other cases, observe it. –Julius Caesar In honor of the Ides of March (March 15th), Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and WVXU partnered to present a radio play of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar which debuted last night, March 14th, but will be available on …

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