Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Ohio Domestic Violence Law 2011-2012

A new Chapter 20 discussing the new authority of juvenile courts to hear petitions for protective orders against children, to determine whether a civil protection order should issue against a juvenile respondent, and to enforce a protection order issued, or consent agreement approved, against a juvenile respondent.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Ohio Sentencing HB 86 Questions & Review

"At once being described as landmark legislation being the first substantive revision & updating of Ohio sentencing law in 15 years, recently enacted HB 86 has also generated its share of concern, apprehension, and confusion as well – So much so that the General Assembly and Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission are being reported as being in the process of weighing those changes even as the corrections overhaul goes into effect."  Hamiton County Law Library Blog.

A review of the issues and useful links are found on the Hamilton Couty Law Library Blog.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Local Government Law -- Municipal (Baldwin's Ohio Practice)

The 2011-2012 pocket part includes a completely rewritten Chapter 30 on the critical topic of liability of local governments for violations of the Federal Civil Rights Act (42 U.S.C.A. Section 1983).

Friday, August 26, 2011

House Bill 86 - Summary and Analysis

 The Ohio Sentencing Commission has issued its summary & analysis of recently passed HB 86, going into effect on Sept. 1, 2011. Amended Substitute House Bill 86, sponsored by Reps. Lynn Slaby and Tracy Heard, contains the most significant amendments to criminal and prison law since S.B. 2 took effect in 1996. Proposed S.B. 22, sponsored by Sen. Bill Seitz last session, laid the foundation for many of the changes. H.B. 86 also makes noteworthy changes in juvenile law.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Lindey and Parley on Separation Agreements and Antenuptial Contracts, 2d, Chapter 41

Chapter 41 of Lindey and Parley (Release 77, July 2011) has been completely revised to include discussion on nondischargeable debt, most notably in Section 41.41. Significant revisions made to the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 ("BAPCPA") are examined.  Amendments to 11 U.S.C. Section 523 provide that a discharge in bankruptcy did not discharge an individual debtor from debt. These revisions are intended to simplify the process of determination as to whether a debt obligation in relation to matrimonial dissolution of child support is nondischargable.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Litigating Wrongful Discharge Claims (Revised Chapter 6) 2011

Christopher Bello has reviewed and revised Chapter 6 on behalf of the author. Chapter 6, "Alternative Tort Remedies," treats the numerous tort remedies that should be considered as a means of making a wrongfully discharged plaintiff whole.  Also included in this revision are revised appendices containing warious application statutes, and an updated state-by-state compendium of leading and representative decisions relating to implied contracts arising from handbooks and other representations.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Baldwin's OH Practice, Criminal Law 3d -- 2011 pocket parts

New features and recent developments highlighted in 2011 pocket parts include:

  • New section discussing a court's conclusion that an outstanding warrant against an individual negates his expectation of privacy and liberty, making a stop reasonable regardless of whether the officer knew of the outstanding warrant (Section 19:10.50)
  • New section on presecution appeals from orders requiring pretrial disclosure of materials being withheld by prosection (Section 47:13); and
  • New section outlining preservation of testimony pursuant to Crim. R. 16 (Section 53:13)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Wireless Access Now Available

Wireless access in now available to attorneys using the law library in the Wayne County Courthouse at 107 W. Liberty St.  Ask for the access code at the service desk.

Monday, March 21, 2011

BNA - Corporate Practice Series

The library subscribes to the complete set of over 60 portfolios in the Corporate Practice Series. This series covers legal issues affecting business organizations. They provide in-depth analysis and practical guidance from expert legal practitioners. BNA provides an online list of these publications as well as table of contents and list of forms from each portfolio. The portfolio is found in Section A-21 in the law library.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Government Printing Office launches FDsys

The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) provides publishing & dissemination services for the offical & authentic government publications to Congress, federal agencies, federal depository libraries & the public. The GPO recently launched it's latest version of government information services online with the Federal Digital System (FDsys). Through FDsys you are able to search for docments and publications, browse for documents by collection, congressional commitee and date. Frequently consulted collections include the Federal Register, Statutes at Large, Code of Federal Regulations and Public and Private Laws

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Powell on Real Estate, Release 133, December 2010

A new chapter 78C provides an introduction to Smart Growth, a subject related in goals to the previous chapter, Chapter 78B, Green Buildings ... Smart Growth challenges two long-standing goals of land use law: (1) reduction of population densities and (2) separation of land uses ... tenets include land conservation, environmental protection, regional planning, and public participation ... discusses possible inplications for private property rights.