1. Installation of Chief Justice and New Justice
2. Introducing Columbus Bar inc
3. Win an iPad - Contest Deadline Extended to Feb 25
4. Please Report Your Pro Bono Hours
5. Email Attachment Problems Solved with YouSendIt
6. Nominations Open for Awards of Excellence
7. Ohio Judges Can Have Facebook Friends
8. Et Cetera
Installation of Chief Justice and New Justice
History was made this month as Maureen O’Connor became the first woman Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court, and Yvette McGee Brown the first African-American woman Justice, in the 207-year history of the state.
Video: O'Connor Swearing-In Ceremony
Video: McGee Brown Swearing-In Ceremony
Introducing Columbus Bar inc
The Columbus Bar, next month, will roll out a pilot program for newly admitted attorneys called Columbus Bar inc: A Professional Development Center. The “inc” in the name of the program is short for “incubator” – a program intended to accelerate the successful development of new lawyers in an environment that provides an array of business support resources.
During this one-year pilot of Columbus Bar inc, participation will be limited to eight individuals who have been admitted to practice law in Ohio within the last two years. The Columbus Bar will provide an affordable office facility, mentoring, training in practice management, and referrals from the CBA's Lawyer Referral Service and Lawyers for Justice Program.
Columbus Bar inc needs your help
Win an iPad - Contest Deadline Extended to February 25 - Plus, Get a Weekly Clue!
Enter our contest for a chance to win an iPad! Simply identify as many CBA members as you can, from the 45 pictured on our contest entry form.
The deadline to enter has been extended to Friday, February 25, which will give you time to use your new 2011 Directory (available in February) as a resource in identifying the photos. If you haven't already reserved your copy, order now.
Also, look for weekly clues to help your chances. Clues will be posted on Fridays at www.cbalaw.org/directory, and printed in the Columbus Bar Friday section of The Daily Reporter. Here are 2 clues to get you started:
One person pictured is a member of the CBA staff.
One person pictured is a current member of the Columbus Bar Foundation Board of Trustees.
Contest details and entry form
Please Report Your Pro Bono Hours
The Ohio Supreme Court is asking attorneys to report pro bono service, voluntarily and anonymously, using an online reporting system. The Court sent an email the week of January 10th to every attorney on active status who has an email address on file. The email contains a link that attorneys may use to connect to the voluntary pro bono reporting website.
Learn more about the reporting process
Email Attachment Problems Solved with YouSendIt
by Barron Henley, Esq., Affinity Consulting Group, LLC
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Read more about YouSendIt
Nominations Open for Awards of Excellence
Each year lawyers and non-lawyers are recognized by the Columbus Bar for community service. The Association Relations Committee, led by Immediate Past President Elizabeth Watters, reviews nominations and makes recommendations to the Board of Governors. Please submit your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 18.
Pictured: Last year's Awards of Excellence winners, with Columbus Bar Past President Elizabeth Watters.
Read descriptions of the 5 awards
Advisory Opinion: Judges May 'Friend,' 'Tweet' if Proper Caution Exercised
In one of the most comprehensive and detailed examinations in the nation, the Supreme Court of Ohio’s disciplinary board has issued an advisory opinion examining the ethical implications of judges using social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.
U.S. News May Rank Third-Tier Law Schools (ABA Journal, January 2011)
Capital University Law Students Set Off in Search of Real-Life Solutions
(ABA Journal, January 2011)
Create a New Client Welcome Package
(Lawyerist.com, January 2011)
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February 3-4, 2011
Chester Professionalism Institute
February 25, 2011
Save the Date
Probate Law Institute
May 5, 2011
Bankruptcy Law Institute
May 12-13, 2011
Bowl with a Judge
Join us for this fun, annual event that benefits the Nationwide Children's Hospital Center for Child and Family Advocacy.
Tickets Available for January 25 Luncheon
CBA members save 20% on courier and delivery services at Best Courier.
CLE: Ethics, Professionalism & Substance Abuse (Video)
Special Events: Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon
CLE: Bankruptcy Boot Camp, Part I (Video)
CLE: Paralegal Series - Internet Research
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CBA event calendar