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Week of July 2, 2012

Lots going on this week.

Congratulations to our recent high school graduates who now also take on new legal rights and responsibilities as they turn 18. Take a look at our Now You’re 18 material that provides very timely information young people and their parents need to know. It’s also the time of year when fireworks are popular, and we have information about what’s legal and what’s not. And take a look at our new president, Judge Patrick Fischer, who became “official” on July 1.

Ken Brown
Director of Public & Media Relations
(614) 487-4426

News Tips

Cincinnati judge becomes state bar president

Judge Patrick Fischer of Cincinnati today officially became president of the Ohio State Bar Association; the first judge to serve in that capacity in 15 years.

Ohio law governs fireworks

There are limitations on the types of fireworks the average Ohioan can set off in the backyard this Fourth of July.

OSBA certifies paralegals

Twenty-six paralegals from across Ohio have met the requirements to earn the “OSBA Certified Paralegal” designation.

Increased penalties for hate crimes

Penalties in Ohio for hate crimes vary according to the criminal acts with which they are associated.

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