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Daily Court Reporter - News Unsung heroes of the legal profession to be recognized with new IBA Jurist Award

 

Unsung heroes of the legal profession to be recognized with new IBA Jurist Award

A new International Bar Association (IBA) award, the IBA Jurist Award, is to celebrate the ‘unsung heroes’ of the legal profession: jurists who exemplify personal sacrifice and commitment to justice. Nominees can include, for example, lawyers undertaking cases pro bono in the pursuit of justice or judges who rule appropriately on landmark cases despite systemic or societal pressures. The IBA’s global search for these individuals is supported by Ashoka, the largest global network of leading social entrepreneurs working towards achieving social justice.

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Date Published: July 27, 2018

 

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Member of Dayton carjacking conspiracy pleads guilty

Carlos Raymond Alvarez, aka “Rico Finessegod”, 25, of Dayton, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to conspiracy to commit carjacking and gun charges for his role in a scheme that lured a victim through a dating app and stole his car when he showed up for his expected date.

UD’s Jake Gilkison finishes in top five at Rutherford Intercollegiate

Jake Gilkison continued to play strong as the Flyers finished strong at the Rutherford Open. Dayton finished in 9th place. The team as a whole shot a 298 + 301 + 289 = 888 (+36). The team was led by Jake Gilkison, who shot a 72 + 71 + 68 = 211 (-2). His impressive three days included an Eagle on the day. This was the second-best finish in the storied career of the Senior from Springboro, Ohio.

Ohio man who allegedly pretended to be missing Illinois boy charged with lying to federal officers

An Ohio man who pretended to be a missing Illinois boy has been charged federally with making false statements to federal agents.

National Veterans Memorial and Museum earns construction award

(Columbus) The stunning new National Veterans Memorial and Museum that spirals seemingly out of the west bank of the Scioto River in Franklinton is now the recipient of a prestigious design award.

Governor DeWine forms RecoveryOhio Minority Health Working Group

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, following a new report by the Ohio Department of Health, recently announced the formation of the RecoveryOhio Minority Health Working Group to make recommendations on reducing overdose deaths among minority populations. The Ohio Drug Overdose Data: Demographic Summary shows that in 2017, black non-Hispanic males had the highest overdose death rate in Ohio.

Attorney suspended for having sex with client, soliciting prostitution

The Ohio Supreme Court recently issued a one-year suspension, with six months stayed, to an Ashland lawyer who was caught in a police sting for soliciting a prostitute and having a sexual relationship with a client.

Ohio 529 top of charts for long-term performance

Every parent has long-term plans for their child, dreams to give them hope and a future. Once you held that precious bundle of joy in your arms, you’ve started your long-term plan from them with an Ohio 529 Plan to cover your child’s future higher education expenses. You opened the college savings account as early as possible as you know how important long-term investment performance is to the growth of the 529 plan.

Ohioans to see multitude of colors from spring wildflowers

Ohioans will soon be treated to a spectacular display of native spring wildflowers. This year’s season began in late March in Ohio’s southern counties and gradually will move northward as the season comes to an end in the middle of May, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Natural Areas and Preserves.

Court-cost-only judgment cannot be appealed

When a trial court decides not to impose a sentence for a minor misdemeanor, it must clearly state in the judgment of conviction that no sentence is imposed before the convicted person can file an appeal, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.

Student loan debt growth fastest among boomers

(BPT) Student loan debt in the U.S. has been skyrocketing for years, recently topping $1.5 trillion, and now surpassing automobile loans and credit cards to become the largest source of personal debt, aside from mortgages. Millennials bear the brunt of that burden, with 75 percent of the generation carrying some form of college debt. But the problem isn't contained to the younger generation. According to a new white paper from The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America(R) (Guardian), baby boomers are increasingly feeling the strain of student loan debt - and it's having a major impact on their overall well-being.

Sales of Ohio built Honda vehicles up so far this year

The majority of Honda vehicle models built at the Marysville Auto Plant saw their sales increase last month, according to new figures released.

Ohio in top 10 for states with most clean energy jobs

Ohio ranks among the top 10 states for clean energy jobs, according to a recent analysis.

Fish dealer sentenced for unlawful trafficking in Michigan lake trout

John H. Cross III (Cross) and John Cross Fisheries Inc. (Cross Fisheries) were sentenced recently in Kalamazoo, Michigan, for trafficking in illegally transported and sold lake trout, announced Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Bossert Clark for the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division and United States Attorney Andrew Birge for the Western District of Michigan. Cross Fisheries was also sentenced for making false records about whitefish purchases.

Rural courts, sheriffs convene with feds to combat opioids

The opioid epidemic has created a crime and treatment crisis for all kinds of American communities. But the ones that may be most affected are small and rural jurisdictions.

New Oh SNAP mobile phone app provides food assistance information

A new Oh SNAP mobile phone application has detailed information about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and other food programs, not only for Ohioans receiving benefits but for those who think they may be eligible. It’s available for free on mobile devices through the App Store or Google Play.

BGSU research team sheds light on penguin evolution

Dr. Juan Bouzat, a professor in Bowling Green State University’s Department of Biological Sciences, is part of an international research team studying the evolution of penguins. He is a co-author of a study published in the journal of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution that demonstrates the importance of island formation in the diversification of penguins and posits the discovery of two extinct penguin species from New Zealand. The research, recently highlighted by the New York Times, was conducted by a diverse team of 19 scholars representing eight countries and 16 research institutions and universities.

Former CFO at publicly traded transportation company charged with $245 million securities and accounting fraud scheme

Big Lots launches spring campaign benefiting Nationwide Children's

Columbus-based Big Lots has announced the launch of its spring point-of-sale campaign, "Serve Families. Give Big." to benefit Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Senate bill would add two weeks to save speedy-trial violations

A state senator and attorney by trade hopes to correct what he and state prosecutors believe is the disproportionate penalty that results from violation of Ohio's speedy trial statute.

Ohio's 2019 wild turkey season coming soon

For many hunters, spring brings the unmistakable sound of gobbling wild turkeys as Ohio’s annual hunt of this popular game bird begins, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The state is divided into two zones for the 2019 spring turkey hunting season: a south zone, which opens to hunters on Monday, April 22, and a northeast zone, which opens to hunters on Monday, April 29. Hunters can view the 2019 spring turkey season zone map at wildohio.gov.