News and information useful to Cleveland-Marshall College of Law students, faculty and staff.

WLSA Dress for Success Clothing Drive


The Women Law Students Association (WLSA) of C|M|Law is sponsoring a clothing drive to help others “Dress for Success”. There is a donation box at the law library’s circulation desk.

Clothing Donation Guidelines

  • Accepting up-to-date, new or gently worn women’s clothing and accessories.
  • Donate interview or work appropriate clothing and accessories such as:
  • Dresses, Business Suits, Blouses, Slacks and Skirts
  • Turtleneck Sweaters, Cardigans, Blazers
  • Purses, Jewelry, Scarves, and Unused Hosiery
  • Business and Interview Appropriate Shoes and Boots
  • Khaki Pants
  • Solid Colored Polo Shirts (no branding) — think of Nice, Business Casual Attire
  • Medical Scrubs and Medical Comfort Shoes
  • Work Boots and Gloves
  • Coats (Trench, Raincoats, Winter), Jackets
  • Tennis Shoes

ALL SIZES are accepted and welcomed.

Please note that 65% of women, that Dress For Success regularly help, wear size 16 and up, thus accessories which do not have a size are wonderful donation options and help complete the head-to-toe professional look for each woman in need and seeking employment.

DONATION INSTRUCTIONS:

CLOTHING DONATIONS MUST BE CLEAN and LAUNDERED and DELIVERED IN an ORGANIZED and CONTAINED MANNER:

  • On Hangers
  • or Neatly Folded,
  • and Contained in CLEAR GARMENT BAGS (i.e.: Dry Cleaner Bag)
  • ACCESSORY ITEMS and SHOES should be dropped off in bags or boxes to keep items neat and organized.

Cuyahoga County Now Using Electronic Pollbooks


Cuyahoga County Board of Elections logoIf you will be voting in the 9/12/17 Primary Election in Cuyahoga County, and have not voted since before the 5/2/17 Primary Election, you will see a new feature at the polls.  Electronic pollbooks were tested in many precincts for the 5/2/17 Primary Election, but electronic pollbooks will be used throughout all of Cuyahoga County for the 9/12/17 Primary Election.  Electronic pollbooks are handheld tablets used to check in voters, and each electronic pollbook has the record of every voter in the county.  Poll workers can check in voters by scanning the voter’s driver’s license or state ID, or by doing a manual name search.  [Voters must provide proof of identify when checking in – see the Ohio Secretary of State voter Identification Requirements page.]  Each electronic pollbook is synced to other units at the polling location – when a voter checks in on one unit, all units at that location are updated.  For additional information, see the Cuyahoga County Electronic Poll Books page and Electronic Pollbook Training Videos page.

DACA Information from Lexis with Points Contest


Jennifer Durkin, our Lexis representative just sent us great information on a current event topic in the law: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  This is a great way to learn more about this issue, get to know Lexis and get a chance to win some points from Lexis.

Fifteen states have filed suit against President Trump and his administration for the decision to end the DACA program.  This decision has sparked a major legal debate.  Learn more about DACA and the lawsuit so you can be informed and win Lexis points (see below).

Log onto Lexis before clicking on the Lexis links.

What is DACA?
DACA (from Wikipedia) is an immigration policy that allows certain illegal immigrants (often referred to as “dreamers” under the DREAM Act) who entered the country as minors to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and eligibility for a work permit.

Learn more about the lawsuit
View the docket: New York v. Trump 1:17-cv-5228
View the latest legal news on the lawsuit and set up an alert to stay informed.  (Click the bell icon at the top of the page.)
The case has been assigned to Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis.  View the judge’s legal analytics on Lex Machina(right frame) and Litigation Profile Suite .

CONTEST: To earn 50 points and a chance at 500, simply print out any of the Lexis links above and give it to one of your Lexis Associates or email it to our Lexis rep Jen Durkin at jennifer.durkin@lexisnexis.com.

Library Open House Next Tuesday


The C|M|Law Library cordially invites all students, faculty and staff to attend our semi-annual Open House next Tuesday, September 12th from 4-6pm on the first floor of the library.  We will have pizza, pop, and refreshments along with drawings for great prizes including a $25 Amazon gift card, Lexis points, and a Giant Eagle gift card from Lexis and other giveaways from the law library and Westlaw.

 

Those who wish to enter the prize drawings will need to visit each table hosted by librarians and vendors to receive a sticker.  Once every table has been visited you will be entered—it’s as simple as that. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday!

New Blog from C|M|Law Career Services


C|M|Law’s Career Services Office has a blog: CareerNotes. The blog provides news, announcements and advice to students as they develop into Cleveland-Marshall professionals. CareerNotes’ goal is to  increase students’ knowledge of career options and the legal market, offer assistance with job search and networking efforts, and recommend resources to help students build and protect their professional brand.