1. Columbus Bar Names New Executive Director
2. Maureen O’Connor to Become First Female Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court
3. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Courthouse Planned
4. '525,' Franklin County's New Number
5. Congratulations, New Ohio Attorneys!
6. Gala 2011 to Feature The Second City
7. Healthcare Reform: Over-the-Counter Medications
8. November 20 is Last Day for Holiday Book Drive
9. Email Scams Targeting Attorneys
10. Et Cetera
Columbus Bar Names Jill Snitcher McQuain New Executive Director
The Honorable Stephen L. McIntosh, President of the Columbus Bar Association, has announced the selection of Jill Snitcher McQuain as the new Executive Director of the Association. Ms. Snitcher McQuain will succeed Alex Lagusch, who is retiring after 33 years.
Maureen O’Connor to Become the First Female Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court
On November 2, voters selected Justice Maureen O’Connor to become the first woman Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court in the 207-year history of the state.
Other judicial election results
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Courthouse Planned
The Franklin County Board of Commissioners, in partnership with the Court of Common Pleas, will hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Common Pleas Courthouse on Thursday, December 16 at 10:00am.
Download the invitation for more details
'525,' Franklin County's New Number
Beginning December 13, 2010, all Franklin County Government telephone numbers that currently begin with '462' or '719' will switch to begin with '525'.
Congratulations, New Ohio Attorneys!
Of the 1,192 applicants who sat for the July 2010 Ohio bar exam, 987 (82.8 percent) passed. The new attorneys were sworn in at the Ohio Theater on November 8.
List of new central Ohio attorneys
Video of Nov 8 admission ceremony (10:30am)
Video of Nov 8 admission ceremony (2:00pm)
Gala 2011 to Feature Improv Comedy Group The Second City
Please make plans to join us for the premier Columbus Bar event, the 2011 Columbus Bar Foundation and Association Gala, on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. This year's entertainment is The Second City, the renowned sketch comedy group that boasts iconic alums including Tina Fey, Martin Short, Alan Alda, Ed Asner, Chris Farley, Bonnie Hunt, Shelley Long, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jim and John Belushi, and more.
More information about Gala 2011
More information about The Second City
Healthcare Reform: OTC Medications
Starting January 1, 2011, health flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) can no longer reimburse participants for non-prescribed over-the-counter drugs/medicines (OTC items) other than insulin. If the OTC item has been prescribed by an appropriately licensed healthcare provider, health FSAs and HRAs may still provide for reimbursement of such items.
In addition, non-prescribed OTC items (other than insulin) will no longer be a qualifying medical expenses that can be reimbursed on a tax-free basis through a health savings account (HSA) or Archer MSA.
Learn more about these changes
November 20 is Last Day for Holiday Book Drive Supporting Fran Jacobs Media Center
Youth at the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Facility were selected by Barnes & Noble (Tremont Road) for its 2010 Holiday Book Drive that ends on November 20. Between now and Saturday, you can purchase a preselected book or choose your own for The Fran Jacobs Media Center. You sign a gift card and Barnes & Noble gift wraps and delivers the books to the youth at the Detention Facility on Christmas Day. Can't get to the Tremont store? Call 614/459.0921 and purchase over the phone. For cash donations to the Center, contact Marion Smithberger, 614/340.2070 or email@example.com.
Email Scams Targeting Attorneys
Recently, a local law firm was an attempted target of an email scam similar to this one. Fortunately, the firm was suspicious and did not fall prey to the scam, but we wanted to pass along some information about known scams that target attorneys and law firms.
Top 10 Signs of a Lawyer Email Scam
Cyberspace Under Siege: Law firms are likely targets for attacks seeking to steal information off computer systems
(ABA Journal, November 2010)
Do you think you know what it takes to be a happy lawyer? Here's a quiz to find out.
(ABA Journal, November 2010)
4-Year-Old Can Be Sued, Judge Rules in Bike Case
(The New York Times, October 28, 2010)
Podcast: the realities of practicing law, raising children and making it all work
(ABA Journal Podcast, November 2010)
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