1. Remembering Art Vorys and Jack Alton
2. Chief Justice Records Pro Bono Video Statement
3. Supreme Court Initiative Wins National Recognition
4. 2011 Gala Tickets Available Through Friday, Feb 25
5. Columbus Bar inc Application Deadline is Feb 28
6. Solve Scheduling Woes with Agree A Date
7. The Big Squeeze: Small Business Financing CLE
8. Free Diabetes Screening for Willis UHC/CBA Clients
9. Come and Get Them! 2011 Directories are Here
10. Et Cetera
Remembering Art Vorys and Jack Alton
Jack R. Alton (1925-2011)
Family will receive friends Friday, February 18, 2011 from 4:00-7:00pm at Schoedinger Midtown Chapel, 229 E. State St., Columbus, where the memorial service will be held Saturday at 1:30pm. Private family burial will be held at Green Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the I Know I Can Foundation, 3798 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43213, Columbus Bar Foundation, 175 S. 3rd St., Suite 1100, Columbus, OH 43215, or to the charity of your choice. To view Jack's video tribute or offer condolences, visit www.schoedinger.com.
Arthur I. Vorys (1923-2011)
Arthur I. Vorys, age 87, died peacefully in Naples, FL, Saturday evening, February 5, 2011. The family will receive friends from 3:00-7:00pm on Thursday, February 17, 2011 at Schoedinger Midtown Chapel, 229 E. State St., Columbus. A Memorial service will be held at 4:00pm on Friday, February 18, 2011 at First Congressional Church, 444 E. Broad St. Please visit www.schoedinger.com to share a special memory of Art.
Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor Records Pro Bono Video Statement
Watch Chief Justice OíConnor's statement encouraging Ohioís attorneys to report their 2010 pro bono activities.
The CBA strongly supports the efforts of Chief Justice O'Connor and encourages all our members to report their pro bono hours anonymously so that we have an accurate count. The CBA pro bono survey indicated that over 30,000 hours were donated by central Ohio lawyers in 2009 (2010 has not been compiled).
If you would like to get involved in the CBA's pro bono program, please call Marion Smithberger or She'lia Bolding at 614/221.4112. The CBA is grateful to the generous support our members have given in time and treasure to help the less fortunate, particularly in these difficult economic times.
Supreme Court of Ohio Initiative Wins National Recognition
A program piloted by the Supreme Court in 2008 was recognized for excellence by the American Bar Association Friday at the groupís mid-year meeting in Atlanta.
The Ohio Law and Leadership Institute, which provides legally based instruction and leadership training to students in underserved communities, was lauded for establishing a pipeline program for those intending to complete college and enter the legal profession. The institute received honorable mention in the Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Award Competition for Excellence in Pipeline Diversity.
Marion Smithberger congratulated LLI on their award and said, "The Columbus Bar Foundation, through the generosity of its donors, is proud to have been a financial supporter of Law and Leadership Institute in Columbus from the very beginning, providing stipends to law student teachers who are involved in the program."
More about The Law and Leadership Institute
2011 Gala Tickets Available Through
Friday, February 25
This yearís event promises to be one of the best ever! 250 people have already reserved their seats, but there are still tickets available for $200 per person which includes reception, dinner and entertainment by improv comedy group from Chicago, The Second City.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Columbus Bar Foundation. To make a reservation, contact Kathy Wiesman by Friday, February 25 at email@example.com or 614/340.2063.
Who's coming to Gala 2011?
Learn more about The Second City
Columbus Bar inc Application Deadline is Monday, February 28 at 5:00pm
Recently admitted lawyers interested in participating in the new Columbus Bar inc Professional Development Center must apply by February 28. Eight entrepreneurial-minded attorneys will be selected for this innovative new program to build their solo practice. If you have questions about Columbus Bar inc or the application process, please contact Danielle Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614/340.2030.
Download application, eligibility requirements
Solve Scheduling Woes with Agree A Date
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The Big Squeeze: Small Business Financing During the Great Recession
The Columbus Bar has joined the OSU Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal to assist in adding a 3.75 hour CLE component to their 6th annual symposium slated for March 10. The event will provide a platform for gathering information and perspectives to address the immediate and longer-term credit needs of small businesses. A national group of key decision makers will gather to speak, including leaders from academic institutions, regulators, and the community.
Agenda, speakers and online registration
Free Diabetes Screening for Willis UHC/CBA Clients
Free testing is available for CBA members and their spouses who have elected medical coverage with UnitedHealthcare through Willis on Monday, March 14 from 3:00-7:00pm at Willis of Ohio in the Great Room. We encourage you to attend.
Call 1.866/827.3995 to sign up, or register online and use this code: Wi-62504-1. This program is free - all part of your benefits with UnitedHealthcare's new Diabetes Prevention Program.
Come and Get Them!
2011 Columbus Bar Directories are Here
The 2011 Columbus Bar Directories have been printed and are now available for pickup or purchase at the CBA offices.
Directories can also be purchased online or over the phone at 614/221.4112.
P.S. There's still time to enter our contest to win an iPad! A contest entry form and five clues are available at cbalaw.org/directory.
Podcast: These Lawyers Still Love Law Practice. Find Out Why. (ABA Journal Podcast)
Moritz Launches Innovative Corporate Fellowship Program (moritzlaw.osu.edu)
Crowdsourced Legal Answers Website Gets $600K from Investors, Including Google Ventures (ABA Journal, January 2011)
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Chester Professionalism Institute
February 25, 2011
Save the Date
Probate Law Institute
May 5, 2011
Bankruptcy Law Institute
May 12-13, 2011
This spring we will offer video replays of our entire 12-hour New Lawyer Training series. One 3.0 CLE hour seminar will take place each month between March-June.
Awards of Excellence
We are soliciting nominees for excellence in pro bono service. For more information about the Awards of Excellence, click here.
Columbus Bar members save 20% on website design, print design and marketing from Blue Laser Design.
New Lawyers: Bar Leadership Lunch
CLE: Ethics, Professionalism & Substance Abuse (Video)
CLE: Domestic GAL (Video)
CLE: Practising Law Institute Webcast: Going Private 2011
CLE: Chester Professionalism Institute
CLE: Accounting for Your Practice and As You Practice
CLE: Practising Law Institute Webcast: International Arbitration
CLE: Taxing Matters:
Tax Relief Act
CLE: The Big Squeeze: Small Business Financing During the Great Recession
Foundation: Columbus Bar Foundation / Association Gala 2011
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