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  • 22 Mar 2019 11:36 AM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    Gov. Mike DeWine has appointed Frederick D. Nelson to serve as a judge on the Tenth District Court of Appeals. He assumes office Monday.


  • 22 Mar 2019 9:44 AM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

  • 22 Mar 2019 9:42 AM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    Ice Miller is pleased to welcome attorney Abigail Barr to the Firm’s Labor, Employment and Immigration Group. She has extensive experience in collective bargaining, mediation and arbitration, practicing before the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, the EEOC and the State Personnel Board of Review and various other labor and employment matters.

    Before entering private practice, Abigail was a staff attorney for the Ohio Board of Nursing. She responded to charges of discrimination with both the Ohio Civil Rights Commission and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and handled various employee matters pertaining to FMLA, FLSA and ADA. In addition, she conducted staff training on statewide and Board policies and procedures, made recommendations on discipline for Board employees and acted as liaison between Board management and the labor unions.

    “Abigail has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience,” said Steve Humke, chief managing partner of Ice Miller. “Her work in various administrative agencies has equipped her with a deep understanding of the intricacies of labor and employment law, which will greatly benefit the Firm and our clients.”

    Abigail previously acted as a policy analyst for the Ohio Department of Administrative Services’ Office of Collective Bargaining. In this role, Abigail participated in the collective bargaining process for five separate union contracts, represented the state of Ohio in mediations and arbitrations with the unions, responded to unfair labor practice charges filed with the State Employment Relations Board and assisted state agencies in contract and policy interpretation.

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  • 20 Mar 2019 7:54 AM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    Her audience was the world. Summit County Common Pleas Judge Mary Margaret Rowlands was a presenter at the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.


  • 18 Mar 2019 12:43 PM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    As Ohio’s 64 newly-elected judges are getting increasingly comfortable with life on the bench after a couple months into their tenure, another group of legal professionals are in the midst of learning how to lead a courtroom for the first time.


  • 18 Mar 2019 9:26 AM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    Justice Melody J. Stewart gave students insights on the inner workings of the Ohio Supreme Court and her transition from a common pleas court judge to a sitting justice when she met this week with Cleveland State University’s College of Urban Affairs.


  • 14 Mar 2019 4:34 PM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor is urging all state lawyers to fill out a survey about pro bono work for Ohioans who can’t afford legal services. The short survey should be completed by April 5, 2019.


  • 14 Mar 2019 1:08 PM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    It’s been nearly 30 years since a professional team in Cincinnati has won a championship, but one Cincinnati area high school has created a dynasty over the past decade.


  • 13 Mar 2019 1:36 PM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    The Ohio Supreme Court initiative that brought eight states together to fight the opioid epidemic is being replicated by the six New England states.


  • 12 Mar 2019 3:42 PM | Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    The Ohio Supreme Court will accept public comment until April 10 on a proposed amendment that would allow attorneys who passed another state’s bar exam to practice law in Ohio while their requests to be admitted to the Ohio bar without examination are pending.


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