1. Remembering Chief Justice Moyer
2. How to Avoid Guardianships (and When Not To)
3. The Need for Wellness Incentives
4. Facebook and the Law
5. Real Life Practice: You CAN Make it Rain, Part 1
6. Help Us Provide 5,000 Meals to Central Ohio Families
7. Spring Events in Columbus - for Kids and Adults Alike
8. Have You Seen Us Lately?
9. Et Cetera
Remembering Chief Justice Moyer
The Columbus Bar has lost not only one of its Past Presidents and strongest supporters, but a truly great jurist who worked tirelessly to improve professionalism, pro bono representation of those in need, and the practice of law in Ohio. We are thankful that we were able to recently celebrate with him the impact of his tremendous vision and leadership when he was presented with the Columbus Bar Foundation's President's Award this past fall. He leaves an unmatched legacy of leadership and service.
Elizabeth J. Watters, President, Columbus Bar Association
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Memorial arrangements for Chief Justice Moyer.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations may be made to the Ohio Judicial Center Foundation, (make checks payable to “Columbus Bar Foundation for the Ohio Judicial Center Foundation,”) c/o Columbus Bar Foundation, 175 S. Third St., Columbus, OH, 43215 or the First Community Church, 1320 Cambridge Blvd., Columbus, OH, 43212.
How to Avoid Guardianships
(and When Not To)
Mea culpa. The following article authored by Bradley B. Wrightsel, was incorrectly attributed in the just-released Spring issue of Columbus Lawyers Quarterly. Our sincere apologies to Brad for our failure to give credit where credit is due.
Please read Brad's article here.
The Need for Wellness Incentives
Char Sutak, Employee Benefits, Willis
Health promotion programs seek to impact some or all of the risk factors associated with preventable illnesses by promoting healthy lifestyle choices and discouraging behaviors and attitudes that are detrimental to good health.
Educating employees about the benefits of positive lifestyles and the detriments of unhealthy behavior is an important first step. It will take stronger motivational forces to get most of your employees to take action. Continue
Facebook and the Law
First Thing Lawyer Tells New Clients:
Shut Down Facebook Account
People may believe there's a degree of anonymity on the Internet. But police know better, and they are increasingly using social media tools to collect evidence of criminal activity and head off wrongdoing.
Why Can't We Be Friends?
Having clients as Facebook friends is full of risks—and rewards.
Come learn more at our Social Media CLE on April 15
Real Life Practice:
You CAN Make it Rain, Part 1
Nora Riva Bergman, Practice Advisor, Atticus, Inc.
Let's face it; the weather has been pretty dry lately for a lot of attorneys. No matter where you live or what your practice area, you've likely felt the heat from the economic drought. But here's the good news, you can begin to create your own weather by putting four simple strategies to work for you. Continue
Help Us Provide 5,000 Meals to
Central Ohio Families
Last year, many central Ohio law firms joined
with the Columbus Bar to support Operation Feed, Mid-Ohio’s virtual food drive, to benefit central Ohio families.
The need is great. Join fellow Bar members in reaching our (very achievable) goal of donating $2,500 that will provide 5,000 meals to those less fortunate. Go to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank website and click Companies and Associations to find the Columbus Bar group ($10 minimum for online donations) or start your own program within your firm or organization. Every dollar makes a tremendous impact.
Spring Events in Columbus -
for Kids and Adults Alike
Here are some things to do and see around our community.
Have You Seen Us Lately?
Now you can, all the way from High Street. No more Marshall Field's, no more Jacobson’s, no more Steak Escape - but we’ll have a beautiful park for you to walk through real soon. Parking? Unchanged from the days of a
Click on the picture below to view renderings of the future Columbus Commons area.
Lucky No. 7? Moving to the Latest Windows OS
Can Be a Major Step (ABA Journal, January 2010)
Release of a new version of Windows is always big news, and the arrival of Windows 7 on the heels of the perceived failure of Windows Vista makes it especially noteworthy. It’s a good sign that comments from the large and lengthy beta test period and the early reviews have been quite positive for Windows 7.
The CBA provides links to various sources of information in Columbus
Bar News Bytes eNewsletter purely for the convenience of readers.
The opinions expressed by the authors are their own, and the CBA
is not responsible for reliance on any such information.
Join us on:
The 2010 Performance Poll of sitting judges in the Tenth District Court
of Appeals, Common Pleas General Division, Domestic Relations / Juvenile and Probate Courts will go online Monday, April 12, and remain available through Friday, April 23.
Click for details.
If you need a photo for the Columbus Bar Directory (or if you would like to update your current photo), please contact Esther Kash at email@example.com
Save the Date:
May 4, 2010
Awards of Excellence Luncheon will take place at noon on May 4 at the Hyatt on Capitol Square.
Tickets are $30 apiece
or $240 for a table of 8.
Contact Donna at 614/340.2062 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Award of Merit:
37 & Over:
Douglas R. Morgan
36 & Under:
Meredith K. Knueve
Liberty Bell Award:
Deborah J. Merritt
In addition, special awards will be presented to James A. Rutledge, Lloyd E. Fisher, Jr., and Michael P. Mahoney as long-time members and invaluable contributors to the Columbus Bar Pension Advisory Committee.
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