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August 26th, 2015

Medina County Bar Association 
August 26th, 2015
Medina County Bar Association
93 Public Square
Medina, Ohio 44256
Medina County Courthouse
I hope this letter finds you well and enjoying this wonderful fall weather we have been having.  I just want to update you all on a few items.
First of all, our end of the year dinner is coming up on Thursday, December 3rdfrom 6PM till 10PM at the Oaks Lakeside in Chippewa Lake.  As it has been for the past several years, the dinner is free to all members.  There is a $20 charge for each guest.  This year you have the option of  having one of the following : 
- Peppercorn Seared Strip Steak
-Cashew Toasted Chicken
-Shrimp, Spinach, & Roasted Garlic Pasta
There will also be many appetizers and dessert as well.  In addition, this year the bar is providing each attendee with a ticket for one free drink, either beer or wine.  So please come join us to celebrate the conclusion of another successful year and the holiday season.  All RSVP's must be received NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 19TH.  You may RSVP by contacting Mary Ann Lapina. We have to give our numbers to The Oaks by November 20th.  Please do not wait to till the last minute.  You also must let Mary Ann know the name of your guest and your menu selection when you RSVP.    I hope to see you all there. 
Juvenile / Probate Court Update : 
As you may be aware, Friday October 30th, the Medina County Bar and our Medina County Juvenile / Probate Court put on a CLE for the new required training that all guardians are required to complete in order to be guardians in the State of Ohio.  It was a success.  There will be another offering of the same required program on December 18th.  If you missed it or could not attend the last one, sign up today, as space is limited.  It is 6 free CLE hours and will fulfill the training requirement to serve as a guardian.  You can go to the Ohio Judicial Ecademy at to sign up.  You can also contact the Medina Juvenile and Probate Court for more information. 
Additionally, the Juvenile and Probate Court has asked that I provide you with this letter from Judge Dunn on the court's most recent update to our local rules.  Please follow this link : Update on Medina County Probate Court's Local Rules.  
As you will see there are many important changes that will affect you in your probate practice so be sure to review the changes and note the changes to existing forms.
Professional Responsibility CLE and Final Quarterly Luncheon and Meeting
As the end of the year rapidly approaches you may find yourself still needing a few CLE credits.  We are offering, as we always have, an end of the year CLE opportunity on December 4th at 8:45AM till noon at Williams on the Lake.  Registration will be from 8:15AM to 8:45AM. Continental breakfast will be provided.  The CLE is approved for 3.75 hours.  The workshop will be conducted by Marin L. Karp, retired partner, of  Ulmer & Berne, LLP.  Please register with Maryann Lapina or Alanna Arnold by November 30th, 2015.  This CLE workshop was extremely popular last year so I would be sure to register as soon as possible to ensure your spot.  The cost is $25 for members and $35 for non-members.
  Our final meeting for the year will be held immediately after the CLE.  A buffet lunch will be offered and we will be electing our Treasurer for 2016.   Cost for lunch is $15 for members and $25 for non-members.  Please contact Maryann Lapina or  Alanna Arnold before November 30th.    I hope to see you all there.  
Bankruptcy Forms Changes 
Please take a look at the attached notice.  Bankruptcy forms changes will be taking effect December 1, 2015.  Update on Bankruptcy Forms.
Well that is all for now.  Again, I hope this letter finds you well and that this has been a safe and successful year.  Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me or any of the executive committee members listed below.  I hope I see you at the upcoming events.  

Very truly yours,

Andrew Parker, President
Medina County Bar Association
Legal Practitioners Serving Others
2015 Executive Team:
President  - Andrew Parker
President-Elect -  Jared Hoover
Vice President - Alanna Arnold
Secretary - Brian Kerns
Treasurer- Michael Ash

Executive Secretary - MaryAnn Lapina


Medina County Bar Association
93 Public Square
Medina, Ohio 44256
Medina County Bar Association