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legal case regarding teacher misconduct

Legal Case Regarding Teacher Misconduct Focuses Attention on Conduct of School Officials

The conduct of California school district officials was characterized as negligent supervision by the attorney for a 14-year-old girl who was abused by her 41-year-old science teacher.  Although notified of inappropriate e-mails the teacher had sent to his young student, the officials did little about it and, in fact, tried to pass the teacher to …

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2017 Super Lawyers Rising Stars at Slater & Zurz LLP

Attorneys Michael Schmeltzer, Brandon Dean, and Rob Horton Named 2017 Ohio Rising Stars

We are pleased to announce Slater & Zurz LLP attorneys Michael Schmeltzer, Brandon Dean, and Rob Horton have all been selected as 2017 Ohio Rising Stars. The Rising Stars list is developed annually using a multiphase selection process patented by Super Lawyers, a highly credible and impartial rating system that identifies outstanding lawyers. All attorneys who …

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Ohio medical marijuana law

Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Law

On September 8, 2016, Ohio will become the 25th state to permit its residents to legally use marijuana for medical purposes. Ohioans will be able to buy the drug in-state and use it to treat specified conditions. They must have a recommendation from a licensed Ohio physician with whom they have an ongoing relationship. There …

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Legal Aid Cuts

Legal Aid Cuts Causing More People To Represent Themselves

A disturbing report, Justice Denied, was recently published (April 26, 2016) in England which claims that 25% of all defendants who come before a magistrate in that country are unrepresented. The report cited various reasons for this finding. Reductions in legal aid, inadequate financial support for defendants, and inadequate information for defendants were three of …

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