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Geauga County Democratic Party hosts monthly Hot Topic on July 20 in Newbury Township

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Chardon Municipal Court Judge Terri Stupica and attorney Mary Jane Trapp will discuss recent and future Supreme Court decisions and how the opioids/heroin crisis affects our local court systems.  For more information, please click on the link below: http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20170705/geauga-county-democratic-party-hosts-monthly-hot-topic-on-july-20-in-newbury-township

“What Every Employer Should Know About Employee Leaves of Absences”

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Mary Jane Trapp will be speaking at this Geauga Growth Partnership event on July 21st. The event is free, but registration is required. http://www.news-herald.com/business/20170630/geauga-growth-partnership-workshop-on-july-21-to-focus-on-employee-leaves-of-absences    

The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland’s first brief advice clinic at Chagrin Falls Park

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TDD principals, Mary Jane Trapp and David Lowe,   joined other volunteers from the Geauga County Bar Association and Case Western Reserve and Cleveland State law schools for The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland’s first brief advice clinic at Chagrin Falls Park. Mary Jane also serves on the board of...

TDD principal, Mary Jane Trapp, was quoted in a Plain Dealer article about the progress of bail reform in Cuyahoga County.

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TDD principal, Mary Jane Trapp, was quoted in a Plain Dealer article about the progress of bail reform in Cuyahoga County. To read the article in cleveland.com, click here: http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/04/cuyahoga_county_common_pleas_c_2.html  

The attorneys at Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan can assist entrepreneurs with all phases of a new business start-up. 

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We are pleased to feature one of our new clients, Mademoiselle Wigs, LLC, a local, woman-owned enterprise. Here is owner Sandra Grimaldi’s story. Mademoiselle Wigs was created to provide a personal service to women dealing with hair loss due to the side effects of medication, chemotherapy, illness,...

Mary Jane Trapp appointed co-chair of subcommittee reviewing criminal bail and bond reform in Cuyahoga County.

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http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2016/08/committees_to_review_the_cuyah.html  

Teresa Kotomski back in court, defended by Mary Jane Trapp

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Mary Jane Trapp is defending Teresa Kotomski, who is back in court convicted of fatally poisoning her husband with antifreeze and hoping to get a retrial. For the full article, click here: http://www.starbeacon.com/news/local_news/teresa-kotomski-back-in-court/article_7dff5245-3eba-52fa-8f78-8994ea08d693.html  

Transitioning from Judge to Advocate

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By Mary Jane Trapp Mary Jane Trapp (mjtrapp@tddlaw.com) is a principal of Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan, a legal professional association in Cleveland, Ohio. She previously served as a judge on the Eleventh District Court of Appeals and as a visiting judge on the Supreme Court of Ohio and in four sister...

“Social Media Issues for Businesses: Facebook Face Offs and Twitter Twaddle”

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By Mary Jane Trapp, Principal Businesses and non-profit organizations cannot ignore the impact of social media on internal and external relationships. There are more than 1.15 billion monthly active users of Facebook, more than 819 million of whom access on a mobile device. There are over 300 million...

The legal issues surrounding social media and BYOD (bring your own devices)

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  Thanks to Geauga Growth for inviting me to present social media issues for businesses this morning. Bonnie Troyer joined me to present the topic from the HR perspective. The legal issues surrounding social media and BYOD (bring your own devices) are constantly changing and sometimes quite entertaining...