What is Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber?

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Cities have different ways of organizing. In some places, there are aldermen (or alderpeople). In other cities, there are Boards of Supervisors. Cincinnati has a balance between the strong-mayor type of government and the council-manager type of system. Cincinnati’s city council is the main legislative...

‘Equal Shared Parenting’ May Soon Become Ohio’s Norm

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A Republican state representative from West Alexandria, Rodney Creech, is introducing legislation in the Ohio House of Representatives that would change the way child custody cases are decided in Ohio. If passed, the law would change courts’ approach to family law in Cincinnati and elsewhere...

Ohio’s Top Court Creating a Public Database

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In October 2021, the Ohio Supreme Court announced that it would pay the University of Cincinnati $800,000 to create a searchable database of all criminal sentences handed down by Ohio trial judges. The public will eventually be able to enter search queries into this database....

UC Launches Online Master of Legal Studies Degree

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The University of Cincinnati College of Law announced, as of October 2021, a brand new master’s degree program that is being administered entirely online. The Master of Legal Studies program has its first term beginning in January 2022. The university just began accepting applications for...

Why Has the Department of Justice Restored a Lapsed Office?

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At the very end of October, 2021, U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland announced that his justice department would restore the Office for Access to Justice as a standalone office. In the justice department’s press release, Merrick said that “There can be no equal justice...

Too Many Children Facing Incarceration

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Juvenile detention has become more of a hotly-contested issue in the past few decades. As child advocates have pushed for a reduction in the numbers of incarcerated minors, some states have changed their approaches to corrective measures involving those under the age of 18. In...

An Argument for Alternating Custody

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Different countries address family law in a variety of ways. In the United States, rulings tend to be on a case-by-case basis, decided in a court of family law. A Cincinnati child custody attorney will approach any case on its own merits, and with its...

Three Steps to Take in Child Custody Cases

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If you and your spouse are separating, and you have a child, you have a delicate situation ahead of you. You want to keep your child’s welfare at the top of your mind, of course, but you also need to protect your own best interests....

21 Charges That Require a Criminal Lawyer

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When you are in a car accident, you may need to hire a personal injury lawyer. And if you want help with your estate plans, you may need to work with a Will lawyer. But if you are being charged with a misdemeanor or a...

How Will Divorce Change My Estate Plans?

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If you and your spouse drafted estate plans during your marriage, those plans will almost certainly need to be altered. Hopefully you have an attorney well-versed in estate planning law to assist you. What will you need to change in these documents? Health Care Power...

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