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Community Service 

Perantinides & Nolan Co., L.P.A., has a longstanding tradition of commitment to public service.  Our firm is recognized as a leader in the community for 40 years.  We are proud to call Akron our home and we are in full support of the re-growth and revitalization of the city.

2013 UA Pro Bono Award

Pro Bono Award Recipients 2013

 

The University of Akron School of Law strives to be a leader in pro bono service. Our students have been at the forefront of the effort to deliver legal services to those who do not have access to traditional legal assistance. Akron Law students have been recognized for their exceptional work in this important endeavor. Full Story...

 

Pro Bono Award: From L-R: Attorney Chris Nolan, Aaron Boothby, Isabelle Bibet-Kalinyak, Attorney Paul Perantinides

 


Fraternity raises $100K for renovations to YSU Kilcawley Center

"Paul G. Perantinides, ’66, a Theta Chi alumnus and Akron attorney, initiated the fundraising effort in October 2011. Paul Zaffaroni and Angelo Ford, both 1969 graduates, motivated support for the $100,000 goal by launching an email campaign to chapter alumni nationwide." Read Full article


Community Legal Aid Services – Justice For All Campaign.

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Perantinides and Nolan law firm awarded for contribution to Community Legal Aid

 

Our firm has taken a leadership role co-chairing the “Justice For All Campaign” to benefit Community Legal Aid ServicesCommunity Legal Aid Services is a not for profit organization that provides free legal assistance to children, single parents, senior citizens, working poor, disabled people, domestic violence victims, abused and other vulnerable people.  Community Legal Aid Services focuses on the most basic and urgent civil matters, such as loss of housing, loss of income and family economic stability.  In the past year, Community Legal Aid Services has helped more than 13,000 people in Summit County in civil legal matters involving homelessness, domestic violence, access to benefits, consumer fraud and more.  The “Justice For All Campaign” will raise $500,000 to increase free legal services for low income residents of Summit County.  In addition to the personal involvement to the fund raising efforts, our firm kicked off the “Justice For All Campaign” with a substantial monetary pledge of $50,000.  


Ohio Science Safety Project.

In 2006, our firm represented two burn survivors.  On January 23, 2006, two sixteen year-old female honor students were seriously injured, sustaining second and third degree burns to their face, neck, hands, legs and torso (46% TBSA) during a chemistry lab demonstration performed by their teacher.  The fire and horrific injuries sustained by these young women could have been avoided if their teacher would have followed some very elementary safety precautions.   

Tragically, we discovered that lab safety is assumed and sometimes ignored.  In that regard, our firm was compelled to contribute to educating and informing our state’s teachers about the importance of science safety in the classroom.   

This year, our firm, together with a nationally recognized safety expert, Jack Gerlovich and a team of distinguished advisory board with representatives developed a statewide Science Safety Program.  Jack Gerlovich is an independent school science safety consultant.  He is a Professor of Science at Drake University and a fellow of the American Association of the Advancement of Science.  

Our firm contributed over $136,000 to underwrite the Ohio Science Safety Project.  The program is designed to provide a comprehensive safety tool to aid all pre-service and inservice science educators in locating and applying the necessary standards; performing and documenting safety audits; and electronic options for establishing and managing chemical storerooms.  The end result of the collaboration is the development of the Ohio Total Science Safety System CD-ROM.  1700 CD-ROMS will be distributed to each and every Ohio public middle school, high school, regional education center, teacher preparation institution and community college.   

These interactive CD-ROMS are the most comprehensive, interactive and customizable safety tools available to educators.  The Ohio Science Safety Project will include workshops and training programs designed to help educators meet the increasingly complex challenges of teaching science by making participants aware of professional standards and ethical issues.  They are valuable resources for science educators and administrators to assimilate and put into practice the recommended safety measures which help avoid student injury and complications.   

The project was funded by our firm in dedication to the two young honor students and their families, whose courage in facing adversity did not spoil their dreams.  The project became a reality because these two young women had a purpose in life beyond themselves.   

University of Akron School of Law
 
Our attorneys are graduates of the University of Akron School of Law.  We support the law school by providing financial assistance, as well as being guest lecturers, trial team moot court judges and participate in the mentoring program.  We employ University of Akron law students and provide compensation and tuition for them.   

Our commitment to the law school goes beyond our attorneys’ status as alumni; we are dedicated to the education and training of our community’s future lawyers.   

Our firm has underwritten the University of Akron School of Law Pro Bono Service Award, which bestows monetary awards to deserving students reporting the highest number of pro bono hours.  Our firm believes in the importance of pro bono work and this gives us an opportunity to reward and encourage students to support the position that everyone in this country should be entitled to excellent legal representation.  

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve
 
Our firm continues to provide individual man hours and monetary support to the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve.  Our firm has made a major financial commitment of $100,000 to the Club’s Capital Campaign.  We continue to be a leading supporter of the Club’s major fund raising “Extravaganza”.  Through the efforts of the individuals of our firm, we have helped raise in excess of $500,000 which represents a substantial portion of their operating funds.  The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve is a not for profit organization which inspires and enables young people to realize their full potential as responsible, productive, caring citizens.  The Clubs serve youths from the ages of 5 to 18, giving special attention to disadvantaged and at risk youth.   

Paul Perantinides has had the opportunity to serve the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve as the president of the Board of Directors (Chief Volunteer Officer) for two years.   

Akron Bar Association

We remain dedicated to upholding the highest ethical and professional standards to our legal profession.  We continue to demonstrate this commitment for the betterment of our legal profession and to the community through the participation in the activities of our local Akron Bar Association and other governing bodies.  All of our attorneys belong to the local Akron Bar Association, Ohio Bar Association and regional bar associations and actively participate in bar association committees.  In addition, our attorneys routinely participate in the “Ask an Attorney” program.  The program is offered on the second and fourth Fridays of each month from 9 to 11 a.m.  People are encouraged to call the Akron Bar Association to speak to the attorney on duty.  The attorney will answer questions over the phone and/or schedule a consultation if necessary.  In some circumstances, evening appointments and house calls can be arranged.  “Ask an Attorney” is also offered at 8:00 a.m. on a local radio station, where listeners are encouraged to call the station and questions are answered on the air.    


WKSU National Public Radio

This year, our firm has completed our $100,000 commitment to the WKSU Endowment Fund/  GAR Foundation Challenge.  Attorney Paul Perantinides is proud to serve as a member of the WKSU Community Advisory Council.  The Council is an important link to the community as well as Kent State University, not only as a sounding board but for strategic planning and future direction and initiative for our community.   


Firm Sponsorships

Our firm continues to volunteer and provide financial support to the Akron – Canton Regional Food Bank, Harvest for Hunger, MADD, American Heart Association, Muscular Dystrophy Foundation, Akron Soap Box Derby, Akron Lawyers Referral Service, Junior Achievement, Girl Scouts of America, Boy Scouts of America, Greater Akron Chamber, Breast Cancer Awareness, Cuyahoga Youth Ballet, University of Akron Foundation Board, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Western Reserve Legal Services, Summit County Association for Justice, Mahoning County Rescue Mission, Haven of Rest Rescue Mission, The Sojourner Truth / Mahoning Valley Domestic Violence Home.


2011 Akron Zips Trip to Spain

From the article in the Akron Beacon Journal - "Zips soccer coach Porter inspired by trip to Spain"

"Paul Perantinides, an attorney with Perantinides & Nolan in Akron and a UA fan and law school graduate, spearheaded a fundraiser to finance the trip."  Read the full article here >