From The Lyndhurst Municipal Court
Released: 9/30/2009
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Our summer interns, Ryan and Michael have returned to their respective colleges, Miami University and Canisius. Because of their excellent organizational and computer skills, they were major helpers with the Court's record retention requirements and updating the collection process. Now that the new school year has begun, keep in mind that Judge Bozza welcomes student visits and field trips to the Court. It was great to see interested seniors who visited the Court this summer, staying abreast of the Community's legal activities.
 
Judge Bozza is a mentor for the Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program designed by the Supreme Court's Commission on Professionalism. She has been matched with Darcy, a newly licensed lawyer. Judge Bozza is committed to meet with the young lawyer for one year. At their last meeting they discussed time management, ethics and professional responsibility within the corporate law office. One of the requirements of the mentoring program is to discuss substance abuse. Judge Bozza was able to incorporate the mentoring into the Women's Make the Right Choice program. Darcy attended the program and remarked that is was very educational regarding the detrimental effects alcohol abuse has on a young women's physical and emotional health. She was amazed to learn that statistically the numbers of women, who are experiencing the negative legal consequences of alcohol, are rising.
 
The Court's latest presentation of the men's "Make the Right Choice" program was held on Friday August 7, 2009 at the Lyndhurst Community Center. In addition to the regular speaker, a special guest, Bob, who is an attorney, a certified substance abuse counselor at Y-Haven, and a former pharmacist addressed the group regarding his personal and professional experiences with substance abuse and how he has overcome his addiction. Bob's presentation was well received, and it stimulated audience participation. Another guest, Larry, who is also affiliated with Y-Haven, spoke about his past drug and alcohol addiction, maintaining his sobriety, and his efforts sponsoring other recovering addicts/alcoholics. Y-Haven is an inpatient/outpatient treatment center for men.
 
The Court's next "Make the Right Choice" outreach program, which is designed to educate women about the consequences of alcohol and drug abuse, is scheduled on November 6, 2009. It is anticipated that the next men's program will be held in January 2010. If you are interested in attending Court, the Judge's outreach program, planning a field trip, or arranging to have Judge Mary Kaye Bozza speak to your organization, please contact Patti Anderson at (440) 461-6500 ext. 205 or visit our website at www.lyndhurstmunicipalcourt.org.
 
On Friday October 23rd Judge Bozza will be speaking to the seniors of the Keenagers group at the Bethany Covenant Church.
 
For Your Information: MOVING? Incorporated in the Ohio Administrative Code, and pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 4506.14(D) and 4507.09(C) all licensed drivers are required to notify the BMV of their change of address, within 10 days of the change. Failure to do so will prevent a person from receiving communications from the BMV regarding the status of your license. Many driving under suspension cases could be avoided if people would maintain current addresses with the BMV, so that they could timely receive notifications.
 
Lastly, and most importantly, Judge Bozza and the entire staff of the Lyndhurst Municipal Court would like to extend our best wishes to staff member Joanne, who retired August 31st after a 34 year career in our Civil Department. We sincerely express our gratitude to you Joanne, for the service you have provided to our community, and wish you a happy, healthy retirement.


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The City of Lyndhurst, Ohio @ www.lyndhurst-oh.com

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