Serving Notice for May 9, 2014

NAVEEN RAMPRASAD has joined Reminger as an associate and brings a unique perspective to the firm, having spent nearly three years with the Ohio Attorney General's office, workers' compensation section.

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio has amended its Local Civil and Criminal Rules effective May 1, 2014. The amended rules have been posted to the SDOH’s website or you may follow the link: SDOH Local Civil and Criminal Rules.

EDWARD M. RYDER, co-founding partner of Mazanec Raskin & Ryder, has retired after 30 years of service and leadership – and is in transition to an “Of Counsel” role.

Weltman, Weinberg & Reis congratulates JIM KOZELEK, a partner in the commercial collection group of WWR who manages the Columbus office, on being appointed chairman of the Midwestern Section of the Commercial Law League of America.

MUNI COURT apologizes – 373 S. High Street (revolving doors, handicapped side doors, inside foyer) to the Courthouse will be closed due to construction renovation. Visitors can access through the entrance to the left of the main closed doors at 375 S. High Street. All visitors to 373 S. High Street will access through the Mound Street Pavilion (including handicapped). Areas will reopen sometime between July and September, 2014.

Announcing WWW.DAYTONFINDALAWYER.ORG! The Columbus Bar is pleased to announce the launch www.daytonfindalawyer.org. The Dayton site is a sister project to www.ColumbusLawyerFinder.com. By partnering with the Dayton Bar Association, the we are able to offer local legal information and a directory of local attorneys to the greater Dayton area community. The Dayton Find a Lawyer site is just one of our four new partner sites that will be launching in the next few months in partnership with local bars reaching as far as San Diego. We are delighted to see the success of Columbus Lawyer Finder inspire other bar associations to offer the same low-cost, effective online advertising service to their members.

Longtime member of the Columbus Bar and working member of the OSBA Professionalism Committee, BEA SOWALD was honored last week at the OSBA annual convention as recipient of the Nettie Cronise Lutes award. The award is presented annually to recognize women lawyers who have improved the legal profession through their own high level of professionalism and who have opened doors for other women and girls.

JONES LAW GROUP has opened its new office at the historic Thurman Mansion, 513 East Rich Street. The mansion was constructed in 1855 for $12,000 by Allen G. Thurman who was admitted to the Ohio bar in 1835 and served on Ohio's first Supreme Court. The Law Group phone and fax remain the same.

ELENI A. “ELEANA” DRAKATOS, formerly of Colley Shroyer & Abraham, has joined her husband Dennis V. Yacobozzi’s law practice. Their firm, Yacobozzi │Drakatos, LLC, focuses on plaintiff’s personal injury, medical malpractice, and general civil litigation.

Thanks to our ABC 6 TV "Ask the Attorney" volunteers PHILIP H. SHERIDAN JR., JOCELYN ARMSTRONG and DAVID HASSELBACK. If you would like to volunteer for any Wednesday evening (5:00-7:00pm), contact Marion Smithberger at marion@cbalaw.org or call (614) 340-2070. All conversations with callers are private and confidential, and the 100+ callers are grateful for the free advice.