Fall 2010

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In July the Law Library applied to renew its green certification with the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. In early August, the Library received the honor of being “Green Certified” for the biennial period from 2010-2012. Along with other recipients, the Law Library will be listed in the Bar Association’s Journal and on its website. The Law Library was also honored at the Bar Association’s luncheon for the Second Annual David Webster Greener Way to Work Day. You can read about the conservation efforts that won us initial Green Certification in our Fall 2009 Newsletter, which can be found on our website. Challenged to do even more than last year, the Law Library recently migrated its process of printing charge records for patron faxes, emails, and research projects to totally electronic format. Based on the amount of requests we fill, this new procedure is saving us a lot of paper. We are constantly re-examining the way we work and would be happy to entertain your suggestions about how we can work even greener.



Want to be the star of the Library’s next Podcast? If you have always wanted to produce your own Podcast but don’t have the resources, that’s where we can help. If you are knowledgeable about a particular topic, we can work with you here at the Library to produce your Podcast. We will provide the necessary software and technology, and we will record the podcast at our offices. All we ask is permission to post the podcast on our website. If you are interested, contact Kathleen M. Sasala, at

Process, Prevention & Preservation CLE
(3.5 hours of CLE Approved)


November 19, 2010, 1:00 - 4:45 pm
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Mobile Apps., Cloud Computing & Blogging CLE
(3.0 hours of CLE have been sought)


December 3, 2010, 1:00 - 4:15 pm
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(2.50 hours of CLE have been sought)


December 8, 2010, 1:00 - 3:45 pm
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Copy Card

Have you ever reached into a desk drawer or sifted through the cards in your wallet only to find one or more of the Law Library’s copy cards that you had long forgotten about? It’s time to gather those up and bring them in to exchange for our updated version. We have recently contracted with CardCash Systems for new card readers and copy cards for our copiers. The cards will have a new look, featuring the Library’s logo and phone number, but they will still be available in varying dollar amounts as before and operate similarly in the machines. In addition, we will continue to recycle the used cards once they are empty. We will be glad to check your old returned cards for remaining dollar amounts and issue you new ones. Be sure to stop in the Library soon for a trade-in!


New Acq Bankruptcy Law Manual (West, 2010)
Collaborative Family Law Workshop (OSBA, 2010)
Consumer Class Actions 7th Ed. (NCLC, 2010)
Consumer Warranty Law 4th Ed. (NCLC, 2010)
Elder Law Handbook (OSBA, 2010)
Finding Info Like A Pro: Mining The Internet’s Publicly Available Resources For Investigative Research (ABA, 2010)
Foreclosures 3rd Ed. (NCLC, 2010)
Lender’s Participation In A Chapter 11 Case (Lexis/Nexis, 2009)
Nonprofit Organizations: Law And Taxation (West, 2010)
Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act; Health Care & Education Reconciliation Act Of 2010 (CCH 2010)
Principles Of The Law Of Aggregate Litigation (ALI, 2010)
Sack On Defamation 4th Ed. (PLI, 2010)
Sexual Harassment In The Workplace (Aspen, 2010)




It’s nice to be loved! The following is what some of our members are saying about us:

• “The six attorneys at Berns, Ockner & Greenberger, LLC, keep the Cleveland Law Library on speed dial for a number of reasons. Despite the availability of numerous on-line legal resources, there remains a crucial need to mine the Library’s treatises, articles, and other resources which are otherwise unavailable.

The Library’s capable staff is usually able to locate and transmit copies of relevant excerpts from these resources by facsimile or email, or deliver by messenger the entire resource within a short time allowing us to include the relevant information in our time sensitive papers.

The Library is indispensible to our practice.”
- Paul M. Greenberger, Esq., Berns, Ockner & Greenberger, LLC

• “I am able to help many more clients in my law practice because of the endless resources and the helpful staff at the Cleveland Law Library.”
- Tania T. Nemer, Esq., Of Counsel for McGinty, Hilow & Spellacy Co., LPA

• “The Cleveland Law Library has been an invaluable asset to my law practice, both in its plethora of resources and research assistance. I hope they can continue to offer their services to the Cleveland legal community.”
- Eli Tamkin, Esq., Solo Practitioner

• “Always courteous and friendly, and the services they provide are excellent.”
- Carmine Camino, Esq., Solo Practitioner

• “I don’t think people realize what a truly valuable asset we have in our Cleveland Law Library and its staff. Simply put, they make us look good. CLL allows us to provide a high level of service to our attorneys because the service they provide is second to none! Whether it’s filling a simple routine request or ‘finding the impossible,’ we can depend on them for a quick, accurate response.”
- Maryann J. Prochaska, Library & Information Asst., Hahn, Loeser & Parks, LLP

• “I only have compliments for the staff of the Cleveland Law Library. Their prompt and courteous service is always relevant and directly on point. No request is too small; no job too big.”
- Roger M. Synenberg, Esq., Synenberg & Associates, LLC

• “The CLL -- what a treasure trove of resources and of expert, helpful library professionals!”
- Susan Miljenovic, Librarian, Baker & Hostetler

• “Trial adjourned early. I needed a cite. The elevator door opened. Up. The doors opened to a beautiful, quiet and friendly place---the Cleveland Law Library. What a great movie set! The librarian took me to the personal property books; the librarian looked online. Nothing! The property books were close. I took the first after an empty space. So, I read. There is was, but the case was 1905--none after. Court convened. I cited the 1905 case. But my opponent said, ‘How can you trust a case that old?’ The judge said, ‘You can’t! So I checked it out yesterday myself. You can’t . . because I found one from 1846 . . . it was better.’ The missing volume! Everything is just upstairs--exactly when I needed it. Better than the computer.”
- Sheldon P. Stark, Esq., Solo Practitioner

• “The staff at the Cleveland Law Library works miracles! Almost instantaneously, they produce relevant, on-point research. Not only do they have access to all the traditional resources, but they have access to resources I didn’t even know existed!”
- Elizabeth Kelly, Esq., Solo Practitioner



Starting in May, the Law Library began publishing a new monthly service called Law Library Briefs. This publication is totally electronic and advises members about upcoming events or highlights a service here at the Library. We email a copy to all members on our email distribution list, as well as place a link on our Home page. If you are not already receiving an electronic copy, but would like to, please email us at


The Law Library will be closed these days in 2010/11:

• Columbus Day, October 11th
• Veterans Day, November 11th
• Thanksgiving, November 25th and 26th
• Christmas Eve, December 24th
• New Year’s Eve, December 31st
• M. L. King Jr. Birthday, January 17th
• President’s Day, February 21st
• Memorial Day, May 30th
• Independence Day, July 4th
• Labor Day, September 5th
• Columbus Day, October 10th
• Veterans Day, November 11th
• Thanksgiving, November 24th and 25th
• Christmas Eve, December 26th

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1 West Lakeside Avenue-Floor 4
Cleveland, Ohio 44113-1023
Phone: (216) 861-5070
Fax: (216) 861-1606
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Board of Directors:

Joseph N. Gross - Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP, President
Carla M. Tricarichi - Tricarichi & Carnes, Vice-President
Irene Keyse-Walker - Tucker, Ellis & West, Treasurer
Hon. John P. O'Donnell
Thomas A. Cicarella - Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
Hon. Colleen Conway Cooney
Brian Linick - Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
David J. Naftzinger - Thompson Hine LLP
Philip M. Oliss - Squire, Sanders & Dempsey
Alvin Podboy - Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Patricia A. Poole - Baker & Hostetler
Scott E. Stewart - Stewart & DeChant
Ronald Stansbury - Ulmer & Berne

Law Library Staff:

Kathleen M. Sasala, Librarian & Chief Administrator
Sharla Johnston, Circulation Services Librarian
Eric Hess, Network Services Librarian
Terri Faulhaber, Technical Services Librarian
Leslie Hall, Business Manager

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