Visitation Committee


The Columbus Bar Foundation and Columbus Bar Association have jointly reinstituted the Visitation Committee. The purpose of the committee is twofold; to demonstrate collegial and humanitarian concern for Central Ohio lawyers with serious illnesses and to family members of deceased attorneys.

A Message from the Committee Chair:

The Visitation Committee's goal is to provide a means for colleagues to communicate a sentiment of genuine care and respect for members of the legal community in distress. Committee members and volunteers will visit seriously ill and dying colleagues whenever appropriate. If additional needs are identified, flowers, food baskets, a memorial gift and financial assistance will be provided and underwritten through the Carpenter Visitation and Lawyer-to-Lawyers Funds of the Columbus Bar Foundation.

-Michael H. Carpenter

Questions about committees?

Contact Donna Sweet at 614/221.4112 or at

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Committee Members

Committee Chair

Michael H. Carpenter

Contact Us

If you are aware of a lawyer who is seriously ill or who has passed away, please notify the Visitation and Memorial Committee by contacting Marion Smithberger at or (614) 221-4112.