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REMEMBER – Legal matters are  often complicated and involve issues that are best handled by an attorney.      We advise all litigants coming before our court to retain an attorney.    If  you do not know an attorney that you wish to retain, the Akron Bar Association’s    Lawyer Referral Service can provide you with the name of a family law practitioner who will do an initial one-half hour consultation with you for $30.00.  The Lawyer Referral Service can be reached by telephone  at (330) 253-5038 or by e-mail at .    Beginning January 25, 2017, the Court will offer walk-in hours every Wednesday afternoon from 1-3 pm for pro se parties with questions about their cases.   Upon arrival, those persons should proceed to the 4th Floor Security Desk where they will sign in and have their questions addressed by one of the Court’s Judicial Attorneys

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