Hot Talks: The Opioid Crisis in Northeast Ohio

Hot Talks: The Opioid Crisis in Northeast Ohio

On August 8, 2017, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association held one of its most well-attended Hot Talks.  ‘The Opioid Crisis in Northeast Ohio’ is something on the minds of the Cleveland community.  There are not many families and friends left untouched by this terrible epidemic that has taken a staggering number of victims already. We heard from 3 panelists: Judge Lauren Moore who spoke about her specialized Drug Court work in the Cleveland Municipal Court.  She sees and works with people convicted of drug-related offenses.  Drug Court may be offered to a felony offender charged with a low-level possession of a controlled substance, who has only one nonviolent felony conviction and is chemically-dependent. The defendant is required to enter a plea of “guilty” to a first-degree misdemeanor. Their sentence is held pending successful completion of the program. Upon successful completion of Drug Court and payment of a supervision fee, a participant’s guilty plea is vacated, the charge(s) dismissed and the case sealed or expunged.  Judge Moore works one on one with families to help them complete the Drug Court program, many of these families have fallen victim to the opioid crisis. Marisa Darden, the Assistant United States Attorney here in Cleveland, Ohio, spoke to us about the legal side of the Opioid crisis.  She told us that the number of overdose cases in Cuyahoga County has doubled, and is set to only go higher.  Marisa also talked about the victimology of this crisis.  The frightening thing is that there is no specificity to victims.  Some of the addictions start legally with prescription painkillers.  There are no socioeconomic barriers or indications...
Spotlight On: Judge Lauren Moore

Spotlight On: Judge Lauren Moore

Judge Lauren Moore is an outstanding member of the Cleveland legal community.  She is dedicated and passionate about raising Cleveland citizens to be their best.  Since having passed the bar in 1987, Judge Moore has served as a civil attorney and a public defender at the Legal Aid Society.  She also served as Chief Prosecutor for the City of Cleveland and as an Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor.  In 2003 and election to the Cleveland Municipal Court fulfilled her ultimate goal. As an active advocate of justice, Judge Moore has received many acknowledgments and awards.  Some of which being: Claude E. Clark award for outstanding service UNCEF Eagle award Phenomenal Woman Foundation award NCNW meritorious service award Murtis Taylor’s Ebony Rose award Phi Delta Kappa award for outstanding service and support of school youths in the greater Cleveland area. Shaker Heights High School Alumni Association Hall of Fame Judge Moore is key to the Mock Trial Competition each year. At Cady Reporting, we have had the unique privilege of volunteering with her for these competitions.  Judge Moore never hesitates to encourage, upbuild and support each student who walks through the doors of her court(class)room.  Beyond this competition, she also provides the same encouragement through the 3Rs program with the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Associaton.   Judge Moore and Judge Groves also created the ‘Get on Track’ program at the Cleveland Municipal Court a number of years ago.  This is a special probation program that primarily helps young people with misdemeanors to get their GED or high school diplomas, and assists them with life skills. Beyond even all of that, Judge Moore handles Drug...
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Volunteering and Sponsorship

Volunteering and Sponsorship

Why are volunteering and sponsorship important to the Cady Family? We are honored to be included among the top litigation support providers in the country. We appreciate the opportunity that we have had to grow in this community. During our time period of becoming a pillar of the court reporting community in Ohio, we appreciate all of the resources we have at our disposal. We have gained knowledge and insight from the CMBA, the NNRC and long-time veterans of the industry just to name a few. When someone gives you a precious gift, you want to give back to others so that they can experience the same. That is why volunteering is so important to us. We volunteer on an ongoing basis with the CMBA so that the youth of Cleveland can have an even better chance at a bright future. We volunteer with the NNRC so that we can continually foster advancement in our own industry which helps litigators do their job even better. We are happy to give of our time and resources so that in small ways we can repay what we have been given....
Newsworthy and Notable

Newsworthy and Notable

There are many different aspects of the world that touch on the justice system.  In this section of the blog, we will write and also link to some newsworthy articles.  We will also strive to bring you goings-on that can affect your practice.  Our NNRC partners around the country have something exciting going on all the time, so we like to share.  When exciting things happen here at Cady Reporting, we like to share that with you also. Do you have something exciting happening in your firm or your life?  We would love to hear about it for the possibility to feature you on our blog.  Contact us through the chat function on our website and we can start the conversation!...
Guest Authors

Guest Authors

Guest authors bring a unique perspective to our blog. They are an invaluable part of the legal community here in Cleveland, Ohio and around the country. The guests who we have chosen know how “do the lawyering” much better than I do, and we sincerely appreciate them lending their expertise to share with all of our dear readers and enhancing the legal profession. Would you like to be featured on the blog? Sent me a message via the live chat function on our website. We would love to hear from you!   Here are some of our previous guest authors. Click to access their articles. Adrian Thompson of Taft Stettinius Richik Sarkar of McGlinchy Stafford Judge James L. Kimbler...