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Judge Benita Pearson Recognized By Cleveland State University

The Nathaniel R. Jones Inn of Court would like to extend its congratulations to our former president Judge Benita Pearson for her being awarded Alumni of the Year by Cleveland Marshall School of Law.

Cleveland Marshall recognized Judge Pearson for her work in cases involving governmental corruption and for her service to the school as an adjunct professor teaching animal law.

Several Inn members were in attendance at the reception for Judge Pearson. If you would like to read more about the school’s recognition of Judge Pearson’s career, information is available from Cleveland Marshall School of Law.

By |May 29th, 2018|Members in the News, News|Comments Off on Judge Benita Pearson Recognized By Cleveland State University

Judge DeGenaro Appointed to Supreme Court

Inn Member Judge Mary DeGenaro was appointed yesterday to the Ohio Supreme Court by Gov. Kasich. The Jones Inn would like to give its congratulations and best wishes to her as she moves to this new opportunity.

By |January 26th, 2018|Members in the News, News|Comments Off on Judge DeGenaro Appointed to Supreme Court

Inn Members Present at Hall of Fame Dinner

On Saturday, April 22, 2017, the Mahoning County Democratic Party held a dinner to induct four women into their Hall of Fame for contributions to our area. The inductees were Judge Cheryl Waite, of the Seventh District Court of Appeals; Sarah Brown-Clark, Clerk of Courts for the Youngstown Municipal Court; Joyce Kale Pesta, Vice Chair of the Mahoning County Democratic Party; and Bev Reyes, member of the Mahoning County Children’s Services Board.

Several Inn members were present to see colleagues and friends inducted.

By |April 30th, 2017|Members in the News, News|Comments Off on Inn Members Present at Hall of Fame Dinner

Judge Jones to Receive Booker Award for Courage

Our Inn’s namesake, Judge Nathaniel R. Jones will be honored with the Simeon Booker Award for Courage by the Ohio Nonviolence Committee. The Simeon Booker Award is a new award intended to honor those who risked their careers and status in order to improve life for others.

The award ceremony will take place on Oct. 5, 2016, at 7PM. The event will be held at the DeYor Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10. Those interested in attending may contact the DeYor Box Office at 330-744-0264, or online at youngstownsymphony.com. Those interested in sponsoring or assisting with the event may contact Penny Wells of the Ohio Nonviolence Committee at pennywwells@sbcglobal.com.

 

More information on Judge Jones’s life can be found in the Vindicator.

The Vindicator has also run a story on Simeon Booker’s legacy.

 

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By |September 28th, 2016|Members in the News, News|Comments Off on Judge Jones to Receive Booker Award for Courage

Nathaniel R. Jones to Receive NAACP’s Highest Honor

The namesake of our Inn, Nathaniel R. Jones will receive the Spingarn Medal, the highest honor granted by the NAACP.

Judge Nathaniel R. Jones is a native of the Mahoning Valley, and an alum of Youngstown State University. He served as General Counsel to the NAACP for ten years before being appointed to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals by President Jimmy Carter in 1979, where he served until his retirement in 2002.

Judge Jones is receiving the Spingarn Medal for achievements in both the United States and South Africa. The medal will be given at the NAACP’s annual convention in Cincinnati this July.

For more information follow this link.

By |June 30th, 2016|Members in the News, News|Comments Off on Nathaniel R. Jones to Receive NAACP’s Highest Honor

Member News: Inn’s Namesake to Receive NAACP’s Spingarn Medal

Judge JonesThe NAACP announced that Nathaniel R. Jones will be the recipient of the 101st Annual Spingarn Medal at the July 2016 NAACP national convention in Cincinnati.  “Judge Jones’ commitment to civil rights and social action embodies the spirit and mission of the NAACP,” said Leon W. Russell, vice chairman of the NAACP National Board of Directors.  “His efforts to end school segregation, defend affirmative action and his continued work as a federal judge deserves the NAACP’s highest honor.”  Click here to read the NAACP Press Release.

Following the announcement, the YSU chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi held a special event last weekend to honor Judge Jones.  The Spingarn Medal, named for an early NAACP founder, recognizes a person of African descent for extraordinary achievement.  Past recipients include the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey and Langston Hughes.  “Now tell me that’s not pretty good company,” YSU President Jim Tressel said of the award when introducing Judge Jones at a university event Friday.  Click here to read more about the Youngstown event.

By |March 22nd, 2016|Members in the News|Comments Off on Member News: Inn’s Namesake to Receive NAACP’s Spingarn Medal

Member News: Jones Inn Barrister Philip Zuzolo Honored by Trumbull County Bar Association

award1Jones Inn Barrister Philip Zuzolo was honored by the Trumbull County Bar Association on September 16, 2015 with a Special Appreciation Award in recognition of his continuous dedication to the Association.  He has donated 6 CLE hours to the Association each year through a seminar he hosts with Zuzolo Law Offices, LLC.  Later this year, Phil will host the Fifth Annual Consumer Protection Law program for the Association.  It will be held at Squaw Creek on December 10, 2015.  The 6 CLE hours are free to participants with a paid membership to the TCBA.

Click here for more information on this upcoming program.

By |September 1st, 2015|Members in the News, News|Comments Off on Member News: Jones Inn Barrister Philip Zuzolo Honored by Trumbull County Bar Association

NRJ – Doing Our Part

Judge Adler Vindy PhotoJones Inn Bencher Judge Jeffrey Adler was featured in the Youngstown Vindicator on May 3, 2015 for his efforts in addressing drug addiction and overdose deaths in the Mahoning Valley.  At the Girard Municipal Court, Judge Adler displays the photos of drug addicts that previously appeared in his court  – who have since died of a drug overdose – as a warning to other addicts.  The Girard Municipal Court started a drug court a few months ago to give additional attention to this problem.  We appreciate Judge Adler’s dedication to this important issue.

The article is available to download here.

By |May 6th, 2015|Members in the News, Messages to Members, News|Comments Off on NRJ – Doing Our Part

Member News: Jones Inn Bencher Judge Mary DeGenaro Featured in YSU Magazine

Degenaro Portrait Judge Mary DeGenaro is featured in the Spring 2015 issue of the Youngstown State University Magazine. In the cover story, Judge DeGenaro is profiled among five YSU alumnae, all women with stellar law careers, who now serve as Appellate Court Judges in Illinois and Northeast Ohio.

Judge DeGenaro is also a Jones Inn Pupillage Team Leader.

Click here to view the magazine in its entirety.

By |April 1st, 2015|Members in the News, News|Comments Off on Member News: Jones Inn Bencher Judge Mary DeGenaro Featured in YSU Magazine

Member News: Jones Inn President to Receive OWBA’s Founder’s Award on April 9, 2015

OWBA Founders' GalaThe Ohio Women’s Bar Association will host its annual Founders’ Gala at the Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square on April 9, 2015.  At this event, the OWBA will present Jones Inn President Judge Benita Y. Pearson with the Founder’s Award.  Jones Inn Members are invited to attend.

For more information, please visit the OWBA website.

By |March 1st, 2015|Members in the News, News|Comments Off on Member News: Jones Inn President to Receive OWBA’s Founder’s Award on April 9, 2015