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Fall 2012 Issue

President's Podium
District Court Clerk's Corner
The Judge's Gavel
Law School Corner
Members in the News
Judicial Profile: Judge Benita Pearson
One World Day
Don't Forget Your Life Preserver
FBA-NDOC Volunteers at Hitchcock Center in June
A Year of Service to the Community
Stout Risius Ross Paves the Way for Student Memberships in the FBA-NDO
"A Book of Your Own" Project a Great Successy

President's Podium


Diana M. Thimmig

by Diana M. Thimmig

It’s hard to believe that my term as President of the FBA ND Ohio Chapter is already drawing to a close. This is my last opportunity to share a few thoughts about our Chapter and its activities in the President’s Podium. Thinking back over the last twelve months, one word comes immediately to mind: Gratitude. (read more)

District Court Clerk's Corner


Geri M. Smith

by Geri M. Smith

Appointment of Judge Jeffrey J. Helmick
Judge Helmick was placed on the civil case assignment draw on June 19th and on the criminal draw on July 19th. Judge Helmick was nominated to fill the vacancy in Toledo that was created when Judge James G. Carr took senior status in June, 2010. (read more)

The Judge's Gavel


Solomon Oliver Jr., Chief Judge

by Solomon Oliver Jr., Chief Judge

In this issue, I would like to bring the three matters below to your attention.

It my pleasure to welcome our newest colleague, District Judge Jeffrey Helmick, to the Court. He was nominated by President Barack Obama on May 11, 2011, confirmed by the Senate on June 6, 2012, and received his commission from the President on June 7, 2012. (read more)