FALL 2022


The Cuyahoga County Law Library Resources Board is convening a Retreat on Thursday, November 17, 2022 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. This event will be conducted in person in the Lake Conference Rooms at the offices of Tucker Ellis, LLP, 950 Main Avenue, Suite 1100, Cleveland, OH 44113. Members may also attend in person, but pre-registration is required. Please Click Here to pre-register.



The following courses are the current 2022 CLE Interactive Webinars available to our members.

Hold Them to Their Proof: Strategies for Defending Foreclosure and Collection Lawsuits THU, SEP 22, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Data Breach Horror Stories and What We Can Learn From Them THU, OCT 13, 2022 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Ohio Sports Betting THU, OCT 20, 2022 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Professional Conduct for Lawyers 2022 TUE, DEC 13, 2022 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

*Members - Please call for Discount Code.

on demand

The Law Library offers On Demand Self-Study CLE Programs available for you to access any time 24x7. You can watch individual class videos and download course materials. Upon successful completion of a program, you will receive a Certificate Of Completion, and the Law Librarian will report your attendance to the Ohio Supreme Court. The list of current classes includes:
  • The Implications of Recent Changes to the Statute of Limitations Periods for Contracts in Ohio
  • Spring Check-In on Employee Restrictive Covenant Law
  • Research Tips and AI Tools Generally and Specific to Lexis
  • Why Reinvent The Wheel? Start With Sample Forms
  • Discretionary Appeals in the Ohio Supreme Court
  • Get Organized: Email Tips & Tricks for Lawyers
  • Legal Search Engines
  • Ohio LLCs: Formation And Operating Agreement Issues
  • Practical Drafting Considerations For Ohio's New LLC Statute
  • Professional Conduct for Lawyers 2021
  • Remote & Virtual Law Practice
  • Set It, But Don't Forget It
New classes will be added throughout the year. Get started by browsing our catalog here and registering to take a class.

*Members - Please call for Discount Code.


Westlaw: The Law Library was able to offer remote access to Westlaw for many months during the pandemic, but that program has now ended. We hope that you enjoyed this special Member benefit while it was available.


Lexis: The Law Library was able to offer remote access to Lexis for 30 days for many months during the pandemic. Although that program ended a few months ago, Lexis is still offering Law Library Members the option to request a free 3-Day Pass to Lexis from our Librarians. If you are interested in obtaining a temporary 3-Day Pass, please contact Kathy Dugan at 216-861-5070 or Kathy.Dugan@clelaw.lib.oh.us.

Join Our Libraries In Presenting:
BOOK: Wicked Cleveland,
by Jane Ann Turzillo (Arcadia Publishing SC, 2022)

WHEN: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Thursday, October 6, 2022

SPECIAL GUEST: Author Jane Ann Turzillo, National Federation of Press Women Award Winner, Two-time Agatha Nominee

WHERE: In Person At: The Cleveland Law Library, Cuyahoga County Courthouse, 4th Floor, 1 W. Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113

If you cannot attend in person, please register at this link to attend via Zoom:


Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
There will be a book signing after the program.
on demand
Free and Open To the Public

For General Information, contact:

Kathleen M. Dugan
The Cleveland Law Library
(216) 861-5070
Helena Travka
Cleveland Public Library
(216) 623-2860


New Reference Librarian: The Cleveland Law Library is very pleased to announce that Kayla Fertig has joined the Law Library as our new Reference Librarian. Kayla holds a bachelor's degree in paralegal studies and a Masters in Library and Information Science (MLIS) from Kent State University. Kayla 'hit the ground running,' and after only 3 weeks on the job, she is ready to assist members with their reference and interlibrary loan needs. As we are sure you will agree, Kayla is a welcome addition to the Law Library staff.

Bloomberg Online: The Law Library is pleased to announce that it just acquired a research license for our Director to access all of the content available through Bloomberg Law. Importantly, members can now request information from Bloomberg's tax portfolios, treatises, dockets, and all of its practice area materials on the following topics:
  • Antitrust
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy
  • Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Business Intelligence Centerc
  • Corporate
  • E-Discovery
  • Health
  • International Trade
  • Litigation Intelligence Center
Our plan also includes specialty items such as BNA's Labor Arbitration Reports and the ABA/Bloomberg Law Lawyers' Manual On Professional Conduct.

New Westlaw Content: The Law Library recently added a lot of new tax content to its staff Westlaw plan. In addition to purchasing treatises (with forms), manuals, and journals from Warren, Gorham & Lamont (WG&L), the Law Library also purchased Deskbooks from Practitioners Publishing Company (PPC) and tax resources from The Research Institute of America (RIA).

Lawyers who handle tax matters for clients will recognize some of these examples from our new WG&L content:

Sample Treatises:
  • Bittker & Eustice: Federal Income Taxation of Corporations & Shareholders (with Forms)
  • Eustice, Kuntz & Bogdanski, Federal Income Taxation of S Corporations
  • Zaritsky & Lane: Federal Income Taxation of Estates & Trusts
  • Bishop & Kleinberger: Limited Liability Companies: Tax and Business Law
  • Robinson: Federal Income Taxation of Real Estate
  • Michaels: U.S. International Estate Planning
  • Perdue: Qualified Pension & Profit Sharing Plans
  • Madden: Tax Planning for Highly Compensated Individuals
  • Hellerstein & Hellerstein: State Taxation
  • Gertzman: Federal Tax Accounting
  • Elliott: Federal Tax Collections, Liens & Levies
Sample Manuals:
  • Accounting & Auditing Disclosure Manual
  • Bank Auditing & Accounting Report
  • GAAP Practice Manual
  • Nonprofit GAAP Practice Manual
  • Handbook of SEC Accounting & Disclosure
Sample Journals:
  • Business Entities
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Estate Planning
  • Journal of International Taxation
  • Journal of Multistate Taxation
  • Journal of Taxation
  • Journal of Taxation of Employee Benefits
  • Practical Tax Strategies
  • Real Estate Taxation
Our new PPC Deskbooks include the following titles:
  • 706/709 Deskbook
  • 990 Deskbook
  • 1040 Deskbook
  • 1041 Deskbook
  • 1065 Deskbook
  • 1120 Deskbook
  • 1120S Deskbook
  • 5500 Deskbook
  • Payroll Tax Deskbook
  • Tax Elections Deskbook
Tax research staples that the Law Library purchased from RIA include:
  • Federal Tax Coordinator 2d
  • Tax Advisors Planning System
  • Guide to Taxation of Benefits
  • Payroll Guide
  • Principles of Payroll Administration
New Lexis Content: New content in the Law Library's Lexis staff plan will enable our reference librarians to provide litigation analytics about experts, judges, and attorneys. A Lexis search on one of these types of individuals generates a basic snapshot about the person, graphical charts summarizing selected statistics, and links to related content. For experts, the charts and content identify an expert's jury verdicts and settlements, expert reports, deposition and trial transcripts, cases, briefs/pleadings/motions, and news. For judges, this information includes charts showing a judge's dockets and ruling history (including cases by year and practice area & number of motions filed) plus links to the acutal dockets, jury verdicts and settlements, cases, briefs/pleadings/motions, jury instructions, and Daubert decisions regarding experts. Searching by an attorney's name produces charts showing practice history-dockets (cases by jurisdiction and duration) as well as jury verdicts and settlements, plus links to this content and the attorney's cases, administrative decisions, and briefs/pleadings/motions.

In addition, Law Library staff are able to search federal and state court dockets independently through CourtLink® on Lexis. The CourtLink® product allows wide flexibility in searching by keyword, litigant names, attorney names, docket number, judge, law firm, litigation area (e.g., criminal, family, probate), case type (e.g., criminal, appeal), and case status (e.g., active or closed).

New Computer In Conference Room No. 3: The Law Library is pleased to report that we have installed a brand new computer in Conference Room No. 3. This Room is perfect for members who need to conduct a private meeting with a client and/or compose documents with the assistance of their client.



Daylight Saving Time may soon become a thing of the past. Forty-eight states currently observe Daylight Saving Time and adjust their clocks twice a year. In March 2022, the U.S. Senate passed the Sunshine Act (S. 623); this bipartisan bill sought to make Daylight Saving Time permanent across the United States. Advocates say that ending the Daylight Saving Time change would enable children to play outdoors later, boost local businesses, and reduce seasonal depression. Although the Sunshine Act is stalled in the House, some states have taken proactive steps. Georgia's governor, Brian Kemp, signed legislation in April 2021 making Daylight Saving Time permanent upon approval from Congress. The South Carolina legislature passed a similar law in 2020. With more and more support from around the country, it looks like the sun is setting on the Daylight Saving Time change.

By Kayla Fertig, Reference Librarian


In today's climate, the chances of your business being the victim of a cyber attack are relatively high. Recent events have caused many people to work from home, increasing the risk of an attack. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to protect yourself. Having a plan in place will go a long way in helping you survice an attack. Almog Apirion's article "How Businesses Can Prepare For, and Ultimately Prevent Cyber Attacks" lists a few ways in which you can protect yourself. You can read his article by Clicking Here.

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The Law Library will be closed on the following days in 2022/23:
  • Columbus Day, Monday, October 10th
  • Veterans Day, Friday, November 11th
  • Thanksgiving, Thursday and Friday, November 24th and 25th
  • Christmas, Monday, December 26th (Observed)
  • New Years Day, Monday, January 2nd (Observed)
  • Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 16th
  • Presidents Day, Monday, Feburary 20th

Board of Directors:

Carla M. Tricarichi, Esq. - Tricarichi & Carnes, President
Ronald Stansbury, Esq. - Tucker Ellis LLP, Vice-President
Benjamin C. Sasse, Esq. - Tucker Ellis LLP, Treasurer
Kathleen M. Dugan, Esq. - The Cleveland Law Library, Secretary
John M. Alten, Esq. - Ulmer & Berne LLP
Hon. Mary J. Boyle - Eighth District Court of Appeals
Joseph N. Gross, Esq. - Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP
Ruth E. Hartman, Esq. - Baker & Hostetler
Rebecca W. Haverstick, Esq. - Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
Richard G. Johnson, Esq. - Richard G. Johnson Co. L.P.A.
Eric B. Levasseur, Esq. - Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP
Hon. John P. O'Donnell - Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court
Rebecca Y. Price, Esq. - Law Office of Rebecca Yingst Price, LLC
Christopher S. Williams, Esq. - Calfee, Halter & Griswold, LLP

Board of Directors:

Sheryl King Benford, RTA General Counsel and Deputy General Manager, Chair
Daniel Van, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office, Secretary
Loree Potash, Esq., Secretary
Hon. John P. O'Donnell, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court
Hon. Charles L. Patton, Jr., Cleveland Municipal Court
Law Library Staff:

Kathleen M. Dugan, Esq., M.L.S., Librarian & Chief Administrator
Eric J. Hess, B.S., M.L.S., Network Services Librarian
Kayla Fertig, B.A., M.L.I.S, Reference Librarian
Leslie Hall, B.A., Paralegal Certificate, Office Manager

Web Site: clevelandlawlibrary.org

Email: lawlib@clelaw.lib.oh.us
Phone: (216) 861-5070 Fax: (216) 861-1606

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