March 11, 2020 (last edited May 22, 2020)
Columbus Bar Response Plan for Coronavirus
The Columbus Bar Association offices will remain closed until Monday, July 6, 2020. Most of our services are available online, including CLE, notary seminars and services, insurance products (including bonds), finding a lawyer, and access to committee information. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or email the appropriate staff person (click here for the staff roster).
Impact on CBA Events and Services:
All CBA committee meetings will be delivered via webcast (no in-person meetings) through August 31. We will communicate with members by email with instructions on how to access meetings via webinar. Committee members can also stay in contact with CBA Committee LinkedIn Groups.
All in-person CLE programming has been cancelled through August 31, 2020, but our online CLE programs are available at any time.
NEW! Live CLE Webinars: CLE programs designated as "Live Webinar" can be viewed remotely and will count as live CLE credits. Click here to view the CLE calendar.
If you are registered for any upcoming Columbus Bar CLE and you feel uncomfortable attending a live event at our facility, you may cancel at any time without being penalized. Any prepaid CLE tuition will be refunded. Any used CLE Easy Pass hours will be reloaded into your account. Contact email@example.com.
Attention, Traditional CLE Easy Pass holders: If you'd like to convert your Traditional CLE Easy Pass (12 hours of CLE at the Columbus Bar) to an Online CLE Easy Pass (12 hours of CBA online CLE), contact firstname.lastname@example.org. CBA members who do not currently have a CLE Easy Pass can purchase an Online CLE Easy Pass for $175 (normally $225). Contact email@example.com.
In-person notary classes have been cancelled until September 2020. Online versions of the classes are available anytime. Background checks by appointment will resume on July 6, 2020.
Committees & Cocktails:
All Committees & Cocktails events have been cancelled until January 2021.
Bonds and Lawyers Professional Liability Insurance:
CBS Agency, Inc. is still open for business remotely - we are executing bonds every week but the normal responses may be slower than usual. Quotes and applications for professional liability insurance are still being processed.
As the situation evolves, we will augment our policies and share updates as we have them. In the meantime, we’re asking our community to be considerate and employ common sense health habits. Please review your local authorities' travel guidance and health advisories, in addition to the CDC advisories.
We're closely monitoring official guidance from local governmental and health authorities in order to serve you best, and we’ve increased sanitization of our facilities. While it is impossible for anyone to predict the spread of the coronavirus and fully understand its impact, it does not alter the CBA's focus on continuing to serve our members and customers. We have the people, technology, products, services and tools to do just that.